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Video Awesomeness

Hey, TV-lovers...

Just wanted to let you know about a couple really cool online video things...

First of all, AMC-- the cable network that brought you Mad Men and Breaking Bad-- is doing a remake of The Prisoner (starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellan), one of my favorite shows ever... and one of the coolest, most unique shows ever. So to get people psyched up, they've put every episode of the original British series online... FOR FREE! If you haven't seen it... or want to watch it again... you gotta check it out. It's incredible-- and the predecessor to so many popular series that came later (most notable, probably Lost). Click HERE to watch!

Second of all, for all you Gossip Girl fans (props to Julia for finding this), you gotta check out Southern Mothersand Matt Pearson's music video for "Dear Gossip Girl"...

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