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Friday, July 22 2005

Bad Girls: The Complete First Season

Bad Girls makes the battle-scarred ladies of Lark Hall into minor heroines.


Thursday, July 21 2005

Home Improvement: The Complete Second Season

Despite his muscle-headed tendencies, it's hard not to love Tim Taylor.


Wednesday, July 20 2005

Dead Like Me: Second Season

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

Laguna Beach: The Complete First Season

Coming after The O.C., and before that, Beverly Hills, 90210, Laguna Beach seems all too familiar.


Thursday, July 14 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia

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

Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season One

Occasionally patronizing, Randall isn't afraid to hit a girl or pull a gun on one if it's necessary.


Friday, July 8 2005

Footballer’s Wives: The Complete Series One

Footballers Wives is sort of a Desperate Housewives meets North Dallas Forty.


Friday, June 10 2005

World Poker Tour: Season Two

The Travel Channel's World Poker Tour has helped make poker the hottest obsession around.


Wednesday, June 8 2005

The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete First Season

The Bob Newhart Show manages to rise above generic formulas.


Thursday, June 2 2005

The Golden Girls: The Complete Second Season

In The Golden Girls, which can be exceedingly smart, this kind of writing just feels lazy.


Wednesday, June 1 2005

The Saint - The Early Episodes, Set 1

Such righteousness could have easily overwhelmed another TV series, but Roger Moore's charisma saves the day.


Wednesday, May 25 2005

Gilmore Girls: The Complete Third Season

The casual, chatty extras capture the series' spirit: whimsical, free-spirited, and tinged with nostalgia.


Tuesday, May 24 2005

The Lone Gunmen - The Complete Series

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: The Complete First Season

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

Garfield and Friends: Volume Three

But if adults might seek a bit of cat development or story arc, kids are fine with repetition.


Monday, May 16 2005

Séance (2004): Koji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Hikari Ishida - PopMatters Film Rev

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

Star Trek: Enterprise - The Complete First Season

One could argue that Star Trek: Enterprise's liberal ideology is a reflection of the Clinton years.


Wednesday, May 11 2005

I Love Lucy: The Complete Fourth Season (2004)

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

The Wind in the Willows: The Complete First Season

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.


Oz - The Complete Fourth Season

Arresting for any number of reasons -- graphic violence, extreme masculinity, harsh language -- Oz also brilliantly inventive with its percussive soundtrack.


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