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Mommy Dead And Dearest Has Two Problems

One is the title, which is trashy. The other is that it's only 82 minutes, and Sarah D. Bunting could have kept watching this crazy story all day. 2017.05.15

Snapped Opens Its Twentieth Season With The Scott Peterson Trial

Should you consider the evidence, or try to get yourself excused? 2017.05.07S20.E01

'She Wore Men's Pants!': Patsy Cline On American Masters

Is 'When Patsy Cline Was Crazy' worth having sweet dreams about despite its goofy title? 2017.03.03S30.E03

Is Getting Through Tower A Tall Order?

Revisiting America's first mass school shooting with an innovative documentary on Independent Lens. 2017.02.14S18.E09

Becoming Warren Buffett Enjoys The Game

Can one documentary get its arms around the billionaire investor and philanthropist? 2017.01.31

Should You Swear In Kitty Genovese Investigation Documentary The Witness?

2015's personal look at a legendary New York crime comes to Independent Lens. 2017.01.23S18.E06

Girl Meets Cancelled, Part 2

Will they stay or will they go now? 2017.01.20S03.E21

Girl Meets Cancelled, Part 1

Part 1 of the now-confirmed series finale has a lot of heart but no substance. 2017.01.13S03.E20

The Trans List: 'You WILL Become Yourself'

HBO's documentary on the journeys of trans Americans is what you expect -- and unexpected too. 2016.12.06

Girl Meets A Christmas Carol, Dickens Winces In Grave

It's Christmas -- ONLY Christmas -- in Riley Town. 2016.12.02S03.E18

Girl Meets Crime In A Stupid Plotline

Maya commits a felony, but no one calls it that because everything is shiny and happy in Disney Channel Land. 2016.11.18S03.E017

Girl Meets Grounded

It's Riley vs. Topanga in the first-ever Matthews mother-daughter showdown. 2016.11.04S03.E16

POV Examines The Cost Of Standing Up For Victims In Hooligan Sparrow

Chinese activists seek justice for schoolgirls abused by their principal, then wonder if there's any for themselves. 2016.10.17S29.E10

Girl Meets Ghost

The ghost of Halloween-themed Auggie returns to teach us what life would be like if Riley and Maya weren't friends. 2016.10.14S03.E15

'There Are All Different Kinds Of Women': POV's From This Day Forward

A filmmaker investigates her whole family in (her father's) transition. 2016.10.10S29.E09

Does Amanda Knox Tell Us Anything New About Amanda Knox?

Years in the making, the Netflix documentary looks at accusations against Knox, and their aftermath. Could it have looked harder? 2016.09.30

Girl Meets The Cold, Hard, Disgusting Truth

Riley finally meets someone who doesn't like her. Cory tries teaching Health. 2016.09.23S03.E14

It's Game Over On Big Brother

Another batch of losers picks another winner. 2016.09.22S18.E42

Should You Enter POV's Drug-War Docu Kingdom Of Shadows?

Or will the intractability of the problem make it feel pointless to watch? 2016.09.19S29.E08

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