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Monday, Jun 27, 2011
Because we know you like the cool A/C, but love these cool shows. The following represents the incredibly entertaining programming now airing in the hot, sweaty summer months, even if it's not (yet) good enough to make the fall schedule.

Yes, we just published a list of The Best Film, TV and DVDs for Summer, and yes, it was all-inclusive, brilliantly written (especially the Drive Angry and Green Lantern recommendations), and essentially informative. Yet there are still a few more TV shows that didn’t make the cut, but are deserving of your slightly glazed summer gaze. Let’s face it, summer television isn’t made up of merely reruns anymore. The following represents the incredibly entertaining programming now airing in the hot, sweaty summer months, even if it’s not (yet) good enough to make the fall schedule.


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Friday, Jun 3, 2011
It's the most elaborate whodunit in recent television history, and 10 episodes in we still don't have a prime suspect. Who is it? Your guess is as good as mine.

All we have are hunches. There may be an educated guess or two out there as to who killed Rosie Larsen, but in this spread out game of Ten Little Indians, hard evidence linking a single suspect is as rare as a smile from Linden. So if guesses are all we have, let me offer up mine. Please feel free to disagree. After all, I can’t prove any of it.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
With a celebrity guest list the Oscars is envious of, this year's season finalé of The Office carries an equally intriguing question: who will replace Michael Scott?

No one wanted to see him go, but go he has, gone he is. Michael Scott has up and left The Office, and much like losing a great boss at work, it was hard to watch him leave.


Even harder, though, may be finding a replacement. It must be someone who can command attention for his or her failures as well as successes. Someone who can deliver a clever-because-it’s-not-clever catchphrase or awkward complement. Someone comfortable in a woman’s suit even if he’s a man.


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Monday, May 16, 2011
The new video-on-demand service, Home Premium, may seem like a convenient way to stay current on recently released films, but the dangers far outweigh the benefits. Boycott! Boycott!

It’s bound to happen. We don’t know when, exactly, but we do know where. Multiple film studios want to bring feature films to your home faster. It’s not good enough DVDs and Blu-rays are released as early as three months following their exit from theaters. The most recent proposal puts the time frame at 60 days after a film leaves your local cineplex before it’s available to you at the click of a button.


If this doesn’t sound like the end of everything good and pure on the planet Earth to you, then perhaps you’re having a more reasonable reaction to the news than I. In fact, I’m here to recruit you. I’m here to pull you off the edge; bring you back from the dark side of the force; get you to root against the Miami Heat. I’m here to show you the light, basically, and these are the five reasons I’ve chosen to help turn on that 1,000-watt bulb of truth.


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