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Monday, August 1 2011

Toni Collette Shows Her Good Parts in The Final Season of ‘United States of Tara’

With consistent fantastic writing across the board for all three seasons, and an always innovative perspective on a widely ignored mental illness, it’s easy to deduce that we got all of Tara’s good parts -- from start to finish.


Thursday, April 28 2011

Actresses Shining Behind The Cameras

Many columns have been devoted to the successful transitions of actors such as Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck from acting into directing, but who are some of the women that have excelled behind the camera?


Friday, June 5 2009

My Life in Ruins

Georgia is so similar to Nia Vardalos' character in My Big Fat Greek Wedding that My Life in Ruins comes across as self-indulgent and frankly, lazy.


Monday, April 27 2009

Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.


Wednesday, February 11 2009

Fast chat with ‘30 Rock’ co-star Jane Krakowski


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.


Sunday, January 11 2009

Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.


Thursday, January 17 2008

High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.


Wednesday, January 16 2008

30 Rock

With American Gladiators outdrawing its scripted predecessors, it's hard not to feel a pang of dread that 30 Rock, the most writer-centric sitcom in recent memory, might become the strike's first casualty.


The Messengers (2007) (Reviews) [2.Feb.07]
Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006 (Features) [10.Jan.07]
30 Rock: Series Premiere (Reviews) [18.Oct.06]
Bigger than the Sky (2005) (Reviews) [2.Sep.05]
Raising Helen (2004) (Reviews) [13.Oct.04]
Raising Helen (2004) (Reviews) [28.May.04]
Sex and the City (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Serendipity (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Dinner Rush (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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