Tuesday, January 11 2011
Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.
Thursday, January 7 2010
Aside from one or two new shows, this look at the Best of TV 2009 seems awfully familiar. A look at early '60s admen? A practically incomprehensible drama about an island of airplane crash castaways? The Americanization of a UK workplace comedy? That definitely rings a bell.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Beyond the obvious set of emotional and sexual appeals inherent to the show, The Amazing Race has a cultural savvy and undercurrent of intelligence that wins it fans from all levels of the socio-economic and educational spectrum.
Sunday, September 26 2010
You'd think that with 16 previous seasons of The Amazing Race to watch, new team members would know to learn how to drive a stick shift before starting the race.
Saturday, February 13 2010
The Amazing Race encourages personal growth, even if contestants have to be led by the nose by host Phil Keoghan.
Friday, September 26 2008
The first episode features profile-establishing soundbites, a lot of running and plenty of encouraging “Gos!” The best line, courtesy of Anita, is easily this: “Bees are much calmer than all this!”
Friday, November 2 2007
This is the way the best reality show on TV returns. Not with a bang, but a whimper. I love The Amazing Race, but I'm increasingly unhappy with how its handling.
Wednesday, October 26 2011
LOS ANGELES — How many indie film auteurs get the green light to create a series on HBO, then postpone finishing it to compete in “The
Monday, February 22 2010
From "swifter, higher, stronger" to "outwit, outplay, outlast," wherever you turn, February is a huge month for competition on television. —The Winter Olympics (continuing through