Monday, February 28 2005
Television producer/thriller novelist Stephen J. Cannell is like the Bob Dylan of TV.
The Grid attempts to confront terrorism and Western ignorance of Islamic culture head-on.
CSI Miami celebrates wars on terror, drugs, and crime that disproportionately affect communities of color.
Thursday, February 24 2005
The Shield's moral center perpetually shifts, as the Team members struggle to maintain their sense of balance, caught between the outright villains and their own dishonesty.
Frank's newly troubled family life was the first of many alterations made to the format of Millennium during its second season.
Thursday, February 17 2005
And so Louie is suddenly a sensitive guy. It's a typically funny and revealing moment in Taxi's second season.
Monday, February 7 2005
With such an underdeveloped character and so many ridiculous plots, MacGyver's first season reminds us how bizarre '80s TV really was.
By an almost unbearable fluke of timing, the start of Michael Jackson's trial coincides with the start of 2005's Black History Month.
Wednesday, February 2 2005
The Kids' steadfastly humanizing instincts go a long way towards rendering their comedy adorably toothless.
It's not clear why Jamie Kennedy holds back with some marks and pushes others completely over the edge.
Attempting to capitalize on the success of Brown's book, ABC News' Jesus, Mary, and DaVinci attempts to discern fact from fiction in The DaVinci Code.
Wednesday, January 26 2005
As long as Baby Boomers still roam the earth, M*A*S*H will probably always be showing somewhere on cable.
Their advice -- dished out to each other or the seemingly endless numbers of relatives and friends -- reveals dignity and shrewdness.
Monday, January 17 2005
It's intellectual vanilla pudding; pleasant enough while it's going down but nothing you'd ever crave.
Monday, January 10 2005
The first black Heavyweight Champion of the World, 1908 to 1915, Jack Johnson was rowdy, smart, rebellious, and proud.
Women in prison. What wonderful, wanton images those three words conjure up.
Tim's determination to add 'more power' to every household appliance or gardening tool speaks to his skewed sense of what it means to be a man.
The Hermitage represents the climax of the Russian aristocracy's longtime fascination with Europe.
Shocking and mocking his way through the mid-'80s comedy scene, Bill Hicks invited controversy with his dark, explicit sexual humor.
Monday, January 3 2005
Gina Gershon's made quite a name for herself as a B-movie actress.