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Television’s All-Time Greatest Will They, Won’t Theys

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One of television’s most widespread, and most welcome, recent trends is the rise of the genuine romantic comedy — a show that doesn’t simply build up to two characters’ relationship, but follows it as it deepens and develops. Still, television has excelled at long-running romantic plot lines for years, just in a slightly different incarnation: the Will They, Won’t They, in which a love connection develops (or doesn’t) over a period of years, with lots of tension and mishaps in between. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are ten of the trope’s most iconic examples, from the ’80s sitcom to the modern antihero drama.
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Flavorwire Staffers’ Favorite TV Episodes of 2015

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From popularizing pegging to meditating on an influential Coke ad to  pioneering self-surgery to being a horse who’s also a washed-up actor with a crushing emotional life, TV characters this year have done some exceedingly memorable things. Though we already posted Flavorwire TV Editor Alison Herman’s list of 2015’s best TV shows, this list looks to particular episodes that caught our attention with their depictions of all forms of odd triumphs and failures, beginnings, endings, and peggings. These are Flavorwire staffers’ favorite TV episodes of the year.
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For Television, the Golden Globes’ Idiosyncrasies Prove a Double-Edged Sword

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a strange beast. At just 90 members — just a third of the number the Motion Picture Academy invited to join in 2014 alone, and a small fraction of the Television Academy’s twenty thousand-plus — the trade organization responsible for the Golden Globe Awards is bound to be more idiosyncratic, and have more definite preferences, than larger groups. And for this year’s television nominees, those preferences were on full display. 
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