Friday, July 22 2005
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.
Wednesday, May 25 2005
The casual, chatty extras capture the series' spirit: whimsical, free-spirited, and tinged with nostalgia.
Tuesday, May 24 2005
Being a network TV show and therefore bound by certain attractiveness requirements, The Lone Gunmen couldn't just follow the nerds.
Thursday, May 19 2005
Scrubs is, at its worst, a competent sitcom, and at its best, a shortlist candidate for best scripted program of the post-Seinfeld era.
Wednesday, May 18 2005
But if adults might seek a bit of cat development or story arc, kids are fine with repetition.
Monday, May 16 2005
As Koji and Junco drift apart, not only is their dialogue minimal, but they also appear repeatedly framed by windows and doorways.
Friday, May 13 2005
One could argue that Star Trek: Enterprise's liberal ideology is a reflection of the Clinton years.
Wednesday, May 11 2005
I Love Lucy was one of the few sitcoms that knew how to manage its guest stars, either in wonderful character bits or as themselves.
Thursday, May 5 2005
Egotistical and utterly deluded as to his own popularity, Toad's adventures are by far the series' best, owing much to David Jason's maniacal performance.
Arresting for any number of reasons -- graphic violence, extreme masculinity, harsh language -- Oz also brilliantly inventive with its percussive soundtrack.