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April 2010

Alternate Realities on ‘Fringe’, ‘Lost’ and ‘FlashForward’

All my serialized sci-fi shows seem to have turned into one-hour drama versions of choose-your-own-adventure books. I’m still trying to figure out if this is a cop-out or a stroke of genius. Maybe it’s both.


American Idol: Week #6, The Top 9

On Tuesday, the Top Nine had the Lennon-McCartney songbook to choose from, a treasure trove just asking to be screwed up.


Rewinding Parenthood: “The Big O”

The show’s plot lines are slowly moving ahead… too slowly, in fact.


Rewinding “Supernatural”: The Dark Side of the Moon

“Trippy” episode is mostly flash with little substance, but “I’m cool with it”.


March 2010

American Idol: Week #5, The Top Ten

Going into Tuesday night, we were down to the Top Ten, and perhaps for the first time since the season began, voters finally axed the


Rewinding ‘Supernatural’: “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid”

Episode was a straightforward zombie movie homage with a twist.


American Idol: Week #4, The Top 11

Okay, raise your hand if you miss Lacey. Me too!  It was clear from Tuesday’s Top 11 debacle, a show that will decide the


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


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