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Most Watched TV and Movies of 2021

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2021 YEAR IN REVIEW The Things You Watched in 2021 Every streamer has that "list" of the most watched, the most streamed, the most binged. Well we do too.  So here's the most watched movies and series on TheArchive that somehow made it onto your screens between Netflix, HBOMax, Disney+, Hulu and what is that one the kids are watching....TikTok? By  TheArchive Staff     Dec 26, 2021, 5:50am EST All sharing options How great a year has it been for television and film? Squid Game, Succession, Sex/Life, Station Eleven . And that's just stuff with the letter S. And then there's the C's. Curb, Cobra Kai, and... Cowboy Bebop . Oh wait, scratch that last one.  Or if you don't want to take our word for it, just read  The Ringer ’s lists of best  shows  and  movies  of 2021. But before you do check out the most watched on TheArchive to see how it measures up to your list. The Series Binge From Cicely Tyson's award winning performance as Harriet Tubman to the

Taking Stock: TheArchive Remembers Dean Stockwell

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TheArchive never ceases to amaze. Upon learning of Dean Stockwell's passing, we immediately dug in to our library to recount how many Stockwell titles we own. It should be of no surprise that we have five titles of which one is a series. But before we share the list, let's celebrate an awesome career that spanned over 70 years and began in childhood in the 1940s if you'll believe it. Perhaps best known for  Quantum Leap,  you may be surprised to learn that Stockwell was also  an Oscar, Golden Globe winning, and Emmy-nominated actor with over 200 credits to his name. His earliest work was on a Broadway stage as a child before he found himself on screen with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Errol Flynn and opposite Katharine Hepburn in  Long Day’s Journey Into Night  which earned him a Best Actor prize at Cannes. Of course it was Wim Wenders’ 1984 film  Paris, Texas t hat led to a reignited career in the 1980s and 90s where he found himself in David Lynch's Blue V

Family Pictures on World Autism Awareness Day

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On World Autism Awareness Day we honor those around the globe who are on the autism spectrum. In America alone, 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism, a staggering statistic that finds millions without the necessary support to live meaningful lives.   TheArchive is proud to have acquired a miniseries called Family Pictures based on the novel of the same name by Sue Miller. It was directed by Philip Saville and stars an amazing cast including Anjelica Huston, Sam Neill, Kyra Sedgwick, and Dermot Mulroney.   Spanning forty years, this four hour mini-series brings to life a powerful and intimate portrait of the passion, upheaval, and pain experienced by one family. The Eberhardts embark on a journey of redemption to regain the happiness of the past as they have come to appreciate their decades-full family photo albums. The challenges that all families face are compounded with the birth of a child on the autism spectrum and how that challenge changes them all forever.   Anjelica Hus

Cagney & Lacey: Breaking the "Gless" Ceiling

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At the start of Women’s history month, we celebrated the shattering of the glass ceiling with TheArchive ’s Decoy - the first television series to feature a policewoman as its syndicated star. Beverly Garland solidified her place in history as a cinematic trailblazer - offering women of the '50s an empowered and respected female hero of the silver screen; a role model whose story was worth telling week after week! Garland made way for many other female “TV cops” but it took over 16 years! While Angie Dickinson did arrest our hearts in the late 70’s in Police Woman , that did not necessarily open the flood gates overnight. It took years until we had the likes of Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect , S. Epatha Merkerson and Mariska Hargitay in Law and Order , and most recently Regina King in Watchmen .  While there have been other greats, we thought it would be interesting to focus on a truly untapped space, the female buddy cop TV drama. It wasn’t until 1982 that we finally saw the famil