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Thursday, April 29 2010

United States of Tara and Its Equally Dysfunctional Cable Neighbors

The Gregsons. The Botwins. The Henriksons. Most of my recent favorite TV families live on cable. But do they all have to be so dysfunctional? Blame the Sopranos.


United States of Tara

Tara (Toni Collette) and her relatives try to fit in and never quite make it, but find love and support along the way, tempered by the occasional humiliation.


Tuesday, March 20 2007

The Winner

Flat characters, lazy plots, and nostalgia for pop-culture detritus signifying nothing: these elements do not a successful sitcom make.


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