Television Heroes - The 'it gets better project'
Set up by advice columnist Dan Savage, the It Gets Better Project is a YouTube campaign aimed at gay teens. Older gay people offer hope, and insist that things improve after the cruel school years. Filled with life-affirming stories, you don't need to be a gay teenager to be moved by it. www.itgetsbetterproject.com.
Television Heroes II - Comic books
The debt of television to comic books has been implicitly acknowledged by shows such as Heroes and creators like Joss Whedon (Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse) and, more explicitly, by the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkland's zombie-apocalypse comic-series The Walking Dead, which debuted on Friday on FX.