1 The Code and Anzac Girls: Here are two compelling Australian miniseries available in the U.S. that deserve more attention. The Code, starring Ashley Zukerman (from WGN’s worthy Manhattan) as an emotionally troubled hacker, is a sleek, chilling political thriller on DirecTV’s Audience Network. The more stately, period-piece Anzac Girls, about army nurses in WWI , is showing on Acorn TV, the online pay channel for British drama. The first episode can be watched for free, and new episodes are posted every Monday through Nov. 10. The Code airs 10 p.m. Sundays on Audience.
— Cary Darling
2 The Wonder Years: Complete Series on DVD: The critically acclaimed and beloved series about Kevin Arnold’s coming of age in the late 1960s finally arrives on DVD in its 115-episode totality (including its original, classic-rock-heavy soundtrack). Spread across 26 discs, this set, available for purchase from Time Life now for $249.95, comes in an impressive package: a scaled-down replica of a high school locker, complete with magnets for personalizing the outside. There are also retrospective supplements, including a full reunion of the cast, along with commentary tracks. timelife.com.
— Preston Jones
3 Former UNT student wins ArtPrize: The largest art prize in the U.S., of $200,000, is bestowed each year in Grand Rapids, Mich. This year, the winner, chosen by popular vote, was a piece by Anila Quayyum Agha, a former fiber arts MFA graduate of UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design. She also won half the juried grand prize of $100,000. So for the first time in the history of the ArtPrize, the public and the jury agreed, and Agha took home a bundle. Both awards were for her piece Intersection, a 6.5-foot, laser-cut cube that casts a room-size shadow with a single light bulb.
— Gaile Robinson