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STEELE Picks: Best Television Series of 2013


created by: Laura Dern, Mike White
starring: Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Mike White, Sarah Burns, Luke Wilson


Orange is the New Black
created by: Jenji Kohan
based on the memoir by: Piper Kerman
starring: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, Alysia Reiner, Laura Prepon, Dascha Polanco, Jason Biggs, Matt McGorry

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House of Cards
starring: Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Constance Zimmer, Corey Stoll

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Mad Men
created by: Matthew Weiner
starring: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, January Jones, Aaron Staton, Kiernan Shipka, Christina Hendricks

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created by:Laurie McCarthy, Stephanie Sengupta
starring: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Toby Regbo, Caitlin Stasey

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Top of the Lake
written by: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
directed by: Jane Campion
starring: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, Holly Hunter


created by: Lena Dunham
starring: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet

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Downton Abbey
created by: Julian Fellowes
starring: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Maggie Smith


created by: Eric Overmyer, David Simon
starring: Khandi Alexander, Melissa Leo, Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce, Kim Dickens, Steve Zahn, India Ennenga, Lucia Micarelli


The Carrie Diaries
starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Katie Findlay


Call the Midwife
created by: Heidi Thomas
starring: Jessica Raine, Bryony Hannah, Helen George, Vanessa Redgrave, Judy Parfitt

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The Mindy Project
created by: Mindy Kaling
starring: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks

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Trophy Wife
created by: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins
starring: Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Bailee Madison, Ryan Lee, Albert Tsai


The Fall
created by: Allan Cubitt
starring: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Niamh McGrady, John Lynch


starring: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Erica Tazel


created by: Armando Iannucci
starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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2013 Summer TV Picks

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Easy Abby [web series]

Heard the joke that a lesbian brings a U-Haul on her second date? Get ready to flip those stereotypes with this smart, sexy, confident series written and directed by Wendy Jo Carlton [Jamie and Jessie are Not Together]. As described on the Easy Abby site: “Abby [Lisa Cordileone] is a 30–something woman who is trying to manage her anxiety attacks while working odd jobs and seducing as many women as possible.”

Available now on Easy Abby website and on YouTube.


Orange is the New Black on Netflix

Based on the memoir by Piper Kerman. Read my review and my interview with Piper Kerman.
I’ll likely binge-watch this one. Jenji Kohan [Weeds] created the series and it’s already been renewed for a second season.
Full season available for streaming July 11.


Project Runway S12 on Lifetime

Another season and this time around Tim Gunn will sit with the judges to provide inside scoop on designers in the workroom. Fans will be able to interact.
Premieres Thursday, July 18.

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Top of the Lake on Netflix

Elisabeth Moss [Mad Men] plays an Australian detective. Beautiful scenery abounds despite the shady characters and dark, creepy story– a 12-year-old girl from a dangerous family tried to drown herself and when she’s interviewed the detective discovers she’s pregnant. Written and directed by Jane Campion.

Streaming now on Netflix.

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