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Friday, September 16 2005

Do Not Adjust Your Set

Do Not Adjust Your Set was part of a trio of prehistoric Python shows.


Monday, September 12 2005

Titus: Seasons 1 & 2

It avoids usual sitcom setups and sappy wrap-ups, instead considering the effects of what Titus calls 'hard, old school' parenting on young Christopher (Titus).


Friday, September 2 2005

The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Third Season

Gomer had us at 'Gol-lee'.


Tuesday, August 30 2005

Star Trek:  Enterprise - Season 2

Star Trek: Enterprise is currently poised to be remembered as the underdog of the Trek franchise.


Monday, August 29 2005

Futurama Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection

It is a short but powerful argument in favor of Matt Groening's dream project.


Friday, August 26 2005

The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons

For classic rock fans, the set contains some fascinating moments, and it's a testament to Cavett's willingness to play with format that they don't seem dated.


Wednesday, August 24 2005

The Simpsons: The Complete Sixth Season

The commentary tracks repeatedly demonstrate the mutual respect and camaraderie of the Simpsons veterans.


Thursday, August 18 2005

Undeclared: The Complete Series

As Judd Apatow points out, 22 minutes is a challenging timeframe for developing characters, making jokes, and advancing the plot.


Friday, August 12 2005

Father of the Pride: The Complete Series

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

Lost in Space: Season 3, Vol. 2

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

The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Second Season

While Barney's marginality reinforces Andy's norm by contrast, their coupledom is consistent.


Wednesday, August 3 2005

World Tour Poker: Bad Boys of Poker

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

Tilt: The Complete First Season

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.


The Job: The Complete Series

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

The Brady Bunch: The Complete Second Season

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: 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.


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