Thursday, March 31 2005
Love the mullet or he'll kick your ass.
America's Next Top Model is intriguing, appealing, and grotesque, much like the fashion world itself.
Wednesday, March 23 2005
Mesmerizingly played by Daniel Benzali, Ted respects the law but understands that the courthouse is just one of its venues.
Embracing NASCAR, stunt driving, and short shorts, the series had such a good time being ridiculous that it was often fun to tag along.
Monday, March 7 2005
SCTV: Volume 3 finds the show in the midst of its gonzo stride.
We learn that racial discrimination drove Robeson into his performance career, which he thought of as a form of resistance.
Veteran actor Simon Callow gives life to Ackroyd's demanding script, which weaves historical and personal anecdotes in and out of dramatizations from Dickens' oeuvre.
Monday, February 28 2005
The animators here have, with a few exceptions, yet to outgrow a fascination with the satirical possibilities of putting wholesome cartoon characters through their R- and X-rated paces.
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.