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March 2010

The Braces Come Off: The End of ‘Ugly Betty’

As Betty Suarez rushes headlong toward her inevitable destiny of inner and outer beauty, it is time to praise all the supporting players that actually made Ugly Betty worth watching.


How Kathy Griffin Saved ‘Law and Order’ Viewers

For the most part, there just is no saving a franchise like Law & Order. I used to admire the show’s writing for having


American Idol: Week #3, The Top 12

The shock, the denial, the pain, the guilt, the anger. Still waiting for the acceptance. It’s been a rough week for American Idol after


Rewinding Parenthood: “The Deep End of the Pool”

Parenthood seems to be doing well, its ratings are okay and Entertainment Weekly put it at the top of their “must list”. So now that


Why ‘Hoarders’ Should Merge with ‘Judge Judy’

These people are sad, but it is a sadness wholly self-imposed, accumulated over years of lacking a critical inner voice.


American Idol: Week #3, Top 8 Boys

Wednesday night was a death match for the guys in a field that has, to this point, been defined by mediocrity. It’s safe to


American Idol: Week #3, Top 8 Girls

The girls are down to eight and looking to cut two more this week, merging with the boys for the Dirty Dozen. Michelle Delamor was


American Idol: Week #2, Top Ten Girls

The big question on the minds of Idol Nation all day Wednesday was whether or not Crystal Bowersox would be cleared to perform. Bowersox was


The Marriage Ref: NBC’s Next 10 p.m. Revolution?

When NBC moved Jay Leno to ten, the network thought it was going to change the very face of TV. The goals in developing Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref were undoubtedly more modest. But Jerry may yet succeed where Jay failed.


American Idol: Week #2, Top Ten Boys

Will this season be looked at, months or years from now, as the one that killed American Idol?  Certainly, the writing is on the


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