Thursday, December 10 2009
I've stuck by it through thick and thin, but Ugly Betty is over for me. Poor acting, ridiculous plots, and sanctimonious moralising have put an end to it.
Friday, January 18 2008
In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.
Tuesday, October 2 2007
The beauty of Ugly Betty is that it examines everyday situations under a highly-magnified microscope.
Thursday, October 5 2006
In Ugly Betty, "beauty" appears to be the primary barrier in the way of women's equality, to the point of ignoring other structural discriminations.
Monday, April 4 2005
Tim Daly stars as Harlan Judd, a guy who's good in the room -- any room, actually -- because he's never without a smartass quip.
Wednesday, September 8 2004
Resident Evil opens at a moment that might be best described as mid-psychosis, that is, the titular evil is overtaking the 'residence'.
Thursday, August 1 2002
Look again, and it opens up into a morass of narrative fractures.
Thursday, March 14 2002
Alice's amnesia is Resident Evil's best trick.