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Because you watched The Wire, Netflix recommends the new Daredevil series

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, [Steven S. DeKnight] compared his show—which is about a blind lawyer who fights crime as a masked vigilante—to almost every highly regarded crime story there is. He says the show is taking inspiration from The French Connection, Dog Day Afternoon, and Taxi Driver, and also that it will be “very, very grounded, very gritty, very real.” If that talk isn’t big enough, he also says Daredevil will be more like The Wire “than what’s considered a classic superhero television show.” – Sam Barsanti,The A.V. Club 
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HLN is making a Facebook TV show

The pilot has been picked up by HLN—the network that’s like CNN but isn’t CNN—and it will somehow “use the popular social network to find and tell interesting stories.” HLN says it doesn’t want it to “feel like The Facebook Show,” whatever that means, but beyond that we don’t know much about the project. Variety even says that “the network remains uncertain so far as to what form the program will ultimately take.” However, “the initial ideas…are very encouraging,” according to Facebook, which doesn’t really tell us anything. – Sam Barsanti,The A.V. Club (Full Story: http://ift.tt/1E3Exg9 )