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Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best TV Shows of 2010

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

The Best TV of 2009

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.


Reviews

Thursday, September 29 2011

'The Amazing Race' Rushes into a 19th Season

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

'The Amazing Race' Season 17 Premiere

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: Season 16 Premiere

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 Amazing Race: Season 13 Premiere

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

The Amazing Race

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.


Blogs

Monday, April 21 2014

Why 'The Amazing Race' Can't Lose

With rare exception CBS's Amazing Race has had a lock on the annual Emmy, but its wins are more about formula than quality.


News

Wednesday, October 26 2011

Mike White, master of the awkward moment, plies his craft in a new HBO series

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

Olympics isn't the only contest on TV

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


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