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Sunday, January 1 1995

Temptation Island (premiere)

I'm not making any judgements on escort services (right now), but I never would have expected a major network to become one. Then again, I can be naive.


Thief

Even before his wife was killed and he committed a brutal murder, Nick's life was hardly what you'd call stable.


That ‘80s Show

Seems to regard the '80s as a convenient frame to put around their snooze-inducing, standard sitcom plots.


Take Home Chef

Hoping to reintroduce refinement to the average household menu, Curtis Stone has come to America (he is currently a top restaurateur in the UK) to prove that being an epicure can be easy and exciting.


They Call Me Sirr

Unfortunately titled to call up memories of a couple of Sidney Poitier's most famous films.


PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Titus

It’s no secret that the sitcom is one of the most precise of all television formats. It’s like television haiku. Twenty-two and a


Two and a Half Men

Charlie, Alan, and their friends and family may be like hamsters, but it's great fun to look inside their box and watch them squirm.


PopMatters - Television - Reviews - That ‘70s Show

That ‘70s Show is one of the better new sitcoms on television, yet it took me more than half a year to tune in — and


PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Two of Us

A disclaimer greets the viewer of Two of Us, currently repeating on the VH-1 cable channel about a fictional meeting between John Lennon and Paul


Temptation Island (28 February 2001)

All that remains, I suppose, is the question of whether or not Fox will ever conceive another relationship-testing reality show.


Temptation Island (24 January 2001)

Come on contestants, get tempted or get off the island.


Scrubs

Although Scrubs' consistency is somehow comforting, it also runs the risk of monotony by giving audiences exactly they expect week after week.


Smallville

In Smallville, Clark's parents manage to convince him that he isn't from this planet -- just what every insecure high school freshman needs to hear.


Survivor 3

No longer merely a television show conceit, the idea of survival has now taken on a new and frightening immediacy to viewers.


Slayer

While its premise and execution are overtly derivative, Slayer works through an illuminating politics concerning U.S. military actions and local populations.


All My Children / General Hospital / One Life to Live / Port Charles

Abernethy looks at the current state of the soap opera genre, altruistically subjecting himself to a solid month of watching 10 soap operas to give us the low-down on the soaps in the age of Dubya.


Sex and the City

Underneath its slinky-gown allure, 'Sex and the City' is starting to resemble a bare-assed 'Friends' sliding into the flabby ennui of a post-millennial 'thirtysomething'.


The Secret Life of Us

. . . provides an encouragingly fresh take on a genre that has been re-hashed numerous times.


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The Sopranos

Punctuated by whip-smart, often salty humor, The Sopranos is also permeated by violence, uncertainty, and dread. By Season Six, Tony Soprano's fear seems realized.


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