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Wednesday, January 16 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2012

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.


Tuesday, January 10 2012

The Best Television Shows of 2011

The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.


Reviews

Tuesday, April 30 2013

'New Girl' Is Going Nowhere

As someone who’s yet to eat whatever ergot is making everyone idolize Zooey Deschanel, my feelings toward her range from indifference to mild anxiety. I don’t want to stare longingly into her half-dollar-sized eyes; I find them unsettling.


Monday, November 5 2012

Do You Love or Hate Zooey Deschanel? 'New Girl: The Complete First Season'

Being focused on Jess, the whole show takes on a seemingly passive-aggressive defiant position by saying: This is who I am, take me or leave me.


Monday, September 19 2011

'New Girl' Is More Like 'Recycled Girl'

The promos for New Girl suggest that it’s something new or at least mildly unusual. But its first episode looks like more of the same.


Blogs

Thursday, June 5 2014

The Plight of 'Secondary Sex'

On TV and in the movies, there's no time after the "first time'".


Friday, July 12 2013

Zoey Deschanel is Adorkably Delicious

How long can Zoey Deschanel's quirk-laden loveability maintain its charm over audiences?


News

Wednesday, November 30 2011

Twee time: Can we stop the sweet?

We need to talk about twee. Twee is pervasive, genteel and hard to bear, pixie-haired, wide-eyed and precocious. Twee is also out of hand, and


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