Sunday, January 1 1995
Early rumors labeled the show 'Ally McBeal Goes to College', and it's taken two full seasons to grow into the designation.
In the end, 'Friends' has become the epitome of 'Must-See TV' -- not because it's in our best interest to watch it, but because without us, these people have no reason to be together.
What we're left with is a string of TV-caliber action sequences, like Kimble jumping off a building, that only serve to remind us how cool it was when Harrison Ford plummeted off that dam.
[Reality television] is truly a dead horse, and MTV is beating it.
In 'First Monday', even more than in 'The West Wing', religious belief functions as a dramatic (and heavy-handed) shortcut.
Right off the bat, 'Freakylinks' annoys.
Even if 'Frasier' does continue to fade, many viewers will maintain their emotional and intellectual investment in the show, motivated by nostalgia rather than the hallmarks of the first seven seasons -- originality, wit, and superb ensemble work.
'Fear Factor' perfectly plays off the voyeurism we've become used to with TV -- looking without being caught.