Tuesday, September 9 2003
'This is a red meat show. People kill people and go eat a sandwich right after.'
Tuesday, September 2 2003
What comes through on this DVD set is Mr. Bean's staunch dedication to childishness, in the best possible sense.
Profiler's first season was, for the most part, terrific -- innovative, socially progressive, emotionally complex.
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.
Monday, August 11 2003
Macnee is as winsome and disarming as ever, so much so that when Steed gets play -- and he does -- it's easy to see why.
Monday, August 4 2003
In Frasier's freshman season, those episodes pitting father against son are by far the most entertaining and touching.
Monday, July 28 2003
Culminates with 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare,' a musical tribute to the Bard sung by the two thugs, looking comically uncomfortable in their 16th garb.
Monday, June 30 2003
'One of the things about the Presidency is that you're somewhat apart.'
As one fan observes, 'Charlie's Angels' represented an 'escape from traditional feminine constraints, at least as far as '70s television was capable.'
Monday, June 23 2003
Like Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in 'It Happened One Night', Sam and Diane's sexual tension is channeled through their verbal sparring.
Tuesday, June 17 2003
When the regular police force are in trouble, they call S.W.A.T.
You've got righteous heroes, nasty villains, police being called 'pigs' or 'the fuzz.'
That is, the season that many fans have called out as disjointed and erratic, maddening and disappointing. To a point, the complaint is justified, as Joss Whedon and company tend to concede. But only to a point.
Monday, June 2 2003
On occasion, The Jeffersons made some attempt to offer social commentary, but it was difficult for a show so laden with crude humor to suddenly get serious.
Wednesday, May 28 2003
Max was like, queen of the one-liners; what you wish you could think of, she would say.
Monday, May 12 2003
Dawson Leery is not what you'd call a headlong rusher.
Monday, May 5 2003
Married With Children is smart as hell, its writers are sharper than a set of Ginsu knives, and its actors have impeccable timing.
Monday, April 7 2003
Points out that the Qur'an refers to Christians as 'fellow people of the book.'
Tuesday, March 25 2003
The sheer number of questions director Masami Obari piles on makes us wonder if even he knows what's going on.
In the case of All in the Family and Sanford and Son, 'groundbreaking' is not an overstatement.