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Space family Robinson

Television | Despite recycled plotlines, Netflix’s Lost in Space is well-made and upholds noble virtues
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 5/24/18, 11:55 am

Do you ever wonder if there are any truly new TV or movie plots? Producers of the new Netflix series Lost in Space reused characters and plotlines from the 1960s series of the same name, which in turn was based loosely on the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson, written by a pastor, Johann David Wyss. Wyss was inspired by Daniel Defoe’s 1719 classic, Robinson Crusoe. That’s a lot of recycling!

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Former reporter accuses Brokaw of harassment

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/27/18, 12:18 pm

Tom Brokaw denies reports published Thursday that he acted inappropriately toward an NBC News correspondent.

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Roseanne’s new script

Television | ABC’s reboot of Roseanne may be ideologically muddled, but it honestly explores America’s cultural divides
by Megan Basham
Posted 4/12/18, 01:16 pm

It’s hard to separate hype from content with ABC’s enormously successful revival of Roseanne. The show’s ratings are, as President Donald Trump might say, yuuuuge, with 27 million viewing the first episode.

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