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Tuesday, March 28 2006

The Andy Milonakis Show: The Complete First Season

Andy doesn't care if you hate his show. He's having a good time, and someone likes it: MTV2 has signed him for a second season.


Monday, March 27 2006

Transgeneration

Transgeneration is a more comprehensive and complicated look at the difficulties faced by transgender individuals than Duncan Tucker's Transamerica.


Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Best of Season 2

Dog is not just a patriarch, he's a franchise. There's lots of Dog merchandise, and most relatives wear T-shirts or hats with the imposing logo.


Danger Mouse: The Complete Seasons 5 & 6

Lest audiences should think that American Idol's Simon Cowell is the apotheosis of British wit, allow me to submit for your consideration the name of Danger Mouse.


Friday, March 24 2006

American Dad: Volume 1

It's all Family Guy's fault. Had that cult cartoon not been cancelled and proven its mantle by becoming a phenomenon on DVD, we wouldn't be stuck with American Dad, its jaded jingoistic cousin.


Thursday, March 23 2006

The Zen of Screaming: Vocal Instruction for a New Breed

Metal hopefuls eager to discover the tricks of the trade in the name of emulating their idols may be let down by The Zen of Screaming.


Wednesday, March 22 2006

The Golden Girls: The Complete Fourth Season

Golden Girls' fourth season is all about the silly.


Coney Island

Coney Island deals with the darkness beneath the parks' bright surfaces with discretion, resisting the urge to play every clown image for maximum Carnival of the Soul eeriness.


Tuesday, March 21 2006

The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Fifth Season

The very concept of change was anathema to Mayberry, and the beginning of Season Five delivered a grim portent: Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) was replaced by his brother Goober (George Lindsey).


Monday, March 20 2006

Over There: The Complete Series

By series' end, Smoke ('Sticky' Jones) comes to understand himself as a function of TV, revealing the complex interrelatedness of media and war, stateside and abroad.


Mind of Mencia: Uncensored Season 1

Menica's performance of jingoism can be amusing. Not terribly funny, but occasionally on target.


Tuesday, March 14 2006

The Simpsons: The Complete Seventh Season

To the bickering camps of Simpson's fans, let's keep it 'real', shall we?


Monday, March 6 2006

Charmed: The Complete Fourth Season

Charmed is a sci fi-fantasy inquiry into female gender roles, pondering women's agency and their twin capacities for kicking ass and playing sex objects.


Thursday, March 2 2006

King Tutankhamun: The Mystery Unsealed

The never ending mystery of King Tut's life and death is explored here.


Wednesday, March 1 2006

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

If her bold themes and colors were undeniably 'Mexican', Frida Kahlo also painted her own experiences, beyond national or even gendered identity.


Monday, February 27 2006

Survivor Pearl Islands - The Complete Season

So open and genuine-seeming, Rupert had America at 'Argh'.


Thursday, February 23 2006

The Time Tunnel Volume One (2006): Robert Colbert, James Darren, Lee Meriwether, Whit Bissell - PopM

Alas, The Time Tunnel's scientists weren't able to zap its heroes out of harms way, after all.


Monday, February 20 2006

The Dick Cavett Show: Comic Legends

While he never developed a singular performing presence, Cavett is a skilled comic technician whose sense of timing and punchline set-ups pays off in playing straight man to his guests.


Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Uncensored!

About as funny as anything involving Andy Dick has ever been: this sums it up for this whole roast experience, really.


Wednesday, February 15 2006

The Best of the Electric Company

This Electric Company retrospective displays the lasting power of entertaining education.


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