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Lovespring International

It's difficult to believe that six people can be so self-absorbed and shortsighted, let alone gathered in the same workplace.


Law & Order

Though 'Law & Order' frequently, and most chillingly, tells tales of true crime -- the monstrous pit bull is the most recent example -- it also treats them with the dread, indeed, the disgust they deserve.


Lost

Lost survives because its mix of fantasy and mystery, character development and plot twists, predictability and sharp twists -- in short, its mix of cleverness and crap -- is like nothing else on TV.


Lucky Louie

Lucky Louie's preoccupation with the prurient threatens to turn a promising spin on the sitcom into a one-note novelty.


Leap of Faith

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Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage

But this isn't the first time viewers have been asked to watch a plot they already know well.


The Lone Gunmen

Unlike Federal Agent Fox Mulder, these guys, sitting penniless in a warehouse laden with powerful computers and espionage equipment, are true subversives.


The Laramie Project

'The Laramie Project' gives the townspeople a voice, an opportunity to respond to the murder and the trials that put them in the national spotlight.


Kyle XY

The juxtaposition of the innocent Kyle with such tainted youth indicates the show's attitude regarding 'kids today': they're irresponsible, confrontational, and selfish.


Just Shoot Me

Just Shoot Me's point [is] that the world of fashion magazines is shallow, empty, completely fake... and very, very funny.


Jackass

The eye-popping, gag-inducing, jaw-dropping comedic assaults of 'Jackass' are funny because they take such exaggerated steps over the boundaries of acceptable behavior.


The Job

PULL.


PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Judging Amy

All in all, 'Judging Amy' is an entertaining hour of television. Although there is room for improvement, it nevertheless presents us with characters and situations we can relate to and become involved with.


Is It a Boy or a Girl?

When Dr. Glassberg asks, in all seriousness, how the parents are to explain their children's gender to the 'babysitter', you have to wonder if he isn't the one who needs corrective surgery of some kind.


Hell’s Kitchen

After just one day in Hell's Kitchen, the contestants were already so tired that Larry could get carted off to hospital without anyone else even waking up. Way to go, Gordo.


The Hills

She's changed, a point made in the series' first moments, when she's introduced as 'Lauren', no longer known by the nickname that served her so well in Laguna.


A Huey P. Newton Story (2001): Roger Guenveur Smith

He was a revolutionary, a brilliant thinker, and a man who was frustrated and anguished by his own insight into a legal and political system that was indeed designed to destroy him.


Hendrix

Survivor's tone is very difficult to locate, and while this elusiveness may be more than the producers intend, it's just as possible to surmise that they know what they're doing and that teasing the audience with its own naivete is their way of undermining the medium even as they exploit it so well.


Holiday Heart (2000): Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, Mykelti Williamson, Jessika Quynn Reynolds

Unlike most mainstream male stars who put on dresses, Ving Rhames takes Holiday seriously, and asks you to do the same.


Gilmore Girls

The sixth season's drawn-out storyline did away with the witty dialogue that attracted me to the show in the first place.


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