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January 2011

In Praise of Ricky Gervais’ Kind of Meanness

The Golden Globes are usually a good substitute for Ambien. But this year, Ricky Gervais gave us the televised equivalent of crystal meth—we may be up for days.


To Sir, With Love?: ‘Glee’s’ Will Schuester Problem

In its second season, Glee finds itself facing its biggest challenge: what do do with Will Schuester? To solve the problem, the writers might need to do more than simply state that the adviser for New Directions is a good guy.


A Happy New Year of Science Fiction, or 2010 Repackaged?

Before viewers resolve to watch or avoid new SF offerings, they might want to look carefully at the packaging. Among the shiny new series are also remakes and pilots being “re-gifted” to a new audience.


December 2010

Top 10 TV Shows of 2010

In 2010, television brought us cops in Hawaii, bikers in California, British investigators and a different kind of situation at the Jersey shore.


‘The Walking Dead’ As Long Form Zombie Tale

'The Walking Dead' has capitalized on a great strength of the television medium, as well as expanded significantly on the corpus of the zombie tale (pun intended).


‘Sons of Anarchy: Season Three’: SAMCRO Takes Belfast

Sons of Anarchy took a trip to Ireland this season for a biker version of Banged Up Abroad.


‘Sherlock’ Is Divorced from Reality, Yet Deeply In-Tune with an Irresistible Alternate Reality

The modern Sherlock Holmes is so compelling because he is a modern intellectual appealing to audiences who, for the most part, live in a world dissociated from intellectualism.


November 2010

‘Jeeves and Wooster’, A Very Funny Show About Nothing

P.G. Wodehouse’s “Jeeves stories”, much like the serialized novels of Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, have a narrative zing seemingly tailor-made for the television format.


Kelly Cutrone: Televising Her Revolution

Having just signed on to be Dr. Phil's newest correspondent, Kelly Cutrone will continue to urge young people to abandon emotional neediness and pursue their career goals with diligence and hard work.


Patti Stanger Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple and Her Clients

The appeal of The Millionaire Matchmaker is that instead of just watching crash and burn date moments, you also get to watch Patti verbally lay out her clients.


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