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Monday, February 23 2004

The Critic: The Complete Series

Jon Lovitz's alter ego allows for his two biggest strengths as a performer: sarcasm and ironic overacting.


Brooklyn South: The Complete Series

The first episode features the sort of graphic violence one would expect to see in an R-rated film.


Tuesday, February 10 2004

SpongeBob SquarePants: Seascape Capers

Unlike cartoons that target adults, SpongeBob doesn't employ cynicism, crude humor, sarcasm, or biting social commentary.


A Charlie Brown Valentine

Snoopy is the kids' only reliable chaperone and role model, and manages to tag along even on the most dog-inappropriate excursions.


The History Channel Presents: The Alamo

At the end of the day, the truth can never compete with a good story.


Monday, February 2 2004

The Shield: The Complete Second Season

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The Persuaders

Follows the adventures of two millionaire playboys who divide their time between enjoying the good life and fighting crime.


Monday, January 26 2004

The X-Files: The Complete Eighth Season

When a television series grows in depth and complexity, more often than not, there's no going back.


Tuesday, January 13 2004

South Park: The Complete Third Season

In a world filled with bumbling and ineffectual adults, the boys are each other's only source of support and information.


Tuesday, December 9 2003

Victory at Sea

In 1952, Victory at Sea not only sold new televisions, but a new conflict as well.


Monday, December 1 2003

The Honeymooners: Classic 39 Episodes

Watch an episode of The Honeymooners and you will understand why the 1950s is remembered as the 'Golden Age of Television.'


Monday, November 3 2003

The Family Guy, Vol. 2 (Season 3)

While The Family Guy's humor often obliterates the boundaries of good taste, it also espouses faith in the American Family.


Tuesday, October 7 2003

The Tick - The Entire Series

'Someone's got to don the oven mitts of all that's right and strangle the red-hot throat of all that's wrong.'


Monday, September 22 2003

The Saint Megaset

Simon Templar embroils himself in international intrigue because, well, there just isn't much else to do in Monte Carlo than help beautiful women out of jams.


John Denver and the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday

Hearing the late Henson perform as Kermit again, so warm and enthusiastic, yet so perilously close to flippering out, is a joy unto itself.


CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The Complete Second Season

A show that asks us to 'assume nothing' very often lets the perps go free when the evidence doesn't prove substantial enough to secure arrests.


Tuesday, September 9 2003

24: Season 2

'This is a red meat show. People kill people and go eat a sandwich right after.'


Tuesday, September 2 2003

The Whole Bean

What comes through on this DVD set is Mr. Bean's staunch dedication to childishness, in the best possible sense.


Profiler: Season One

Profiler's first season was, for the most part, terrific -- innovative, socially progressive, emotionally complex.


The Best of Designing Women

The situation introduced at the start of each episode served as a catalyst for the women's discussions about issues that mattered to them, namely, their bodies, sex, and men.


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