Thursday, August 18 2005
As Judd Apatow points out, 22 minutes is a challenging timeframe for developing characters, making jokes, and advancing the plot.
Friday, August 12 2005
Beyond the Roy factor, the likely reason for Father of the Pride's failure is that it's just a really odd show.
Thursday, August 11 2005
These momentary failures of grammar betray a befuddlement at birth and death, that story of origin and destination without which humanness has little meaning.
Wednesday, August 10 2005
While Barney's marginality reinforces Andy's norm by contrast, their coupledom is consistent.
Wednesday, August 3 2005
It's hard not to see this behavior as showing off, even when hearing Phil Laak reflect on it during his commentary.
Friday, July 29 2005
The players in Tilt have so little respect for poker that the honor of the game is lost amid shaky deals and legs getting snapped.
Denis Leary and Peter Tolan's desire to rehabilitate the sitcom not only meant changing the way characters interact with each other, but also the show's structure.
Tuesday, July 26 2005
Here again, you'll experience the split-level ranch house, beaded vests, Astroturf, and 'groovy' vocabulary.
Friday, July 22 2005
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004 (2004): Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Steve Carell, St
While Stewart makes no bones about his own preferences, Republicans, Democrats, and reporters all come in for the same rowdy treatment.
Bad Girls makes the battle-scarred ladies of Lark Hall into minor heroines.
Thursday, July 21 2005
Despite his muscle-headed tendencies, it's hard not to love Tim Taylor.
Wednesday, July 20 2005
Roxy, bless her, is acutely practical: 'Everybody can't get a monument, otherwise the world'd be one big-ass graveyard.'
Monday, July 18 2005
Coming after The O.C., and before that, Beverly Hills, 90210, Laguna Beach seems all too familiar.
Thursday, July 14 2005
Parents will want the moral lessons and be glad that the violence of the books is downplayed here. Kids will want the magic.
Wednesday, July 13 2005
Occasionally patronizing, Randall isn't afraid to hit a girl or pull a gun on one if it's necessary.
Friday, July 8 2005
Footballers Wives is sort of a Desperate Housewives meets North Dallas Forty.
Friday, June 10 2005
The Travel Channel's World Poker Tour has helped make poker the hottest obsession around.
Wednesday, June 8 2005
The Bob Newhart Show manages to rise above generic formulas.
Thursday, June 2 2005
In The Golden Girls, which can be exceedingly smart, this kind of writing just feels lazy.
Wednesday, June 1 2005
Such righteousness could have easily overwhelmed another TV series, but Roger Moore's charisma saves the day.