Monday, February 23 2004
Jon Lovitz's alter ego allows for his two biggest strengths as a performer: sarcasm and ironic overacting.
The first episode features the sort of graphic violence one would expect to see in an R-rated film.
Tuesday, February 10 2004
Unlike cartoons that target adults, SpongeBob doesn't employ cynicism, crude humor, sarcasm, or biting social commentary.
Snoopy is the kids' only reliable chaperone and role model, and manages to tag along even on the most dog-inappropriate excursions.
At the end of the day, the truth can never compete with a good story.
Monday, February 2 2004
Follows the adventures of two millionaire playboys who divide their time between enjoying the good life and fighting crime.
Monday, January 26 2004
When a television series grows in depth and complexity, more often than not, there's no going back.
Tuesday, January 13 2004
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
In 1952, Victory at Sea not only sold new televisions, but a new conflict as well.
Monday, December 1 2003
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
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
'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
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.
Hearing the late Henson perform as Kermit again, so warm and enthusiastic, yet so perilously close to flippering out, is a joy unto itself.
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
'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.