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14 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

American Dad

When Seth MacFarlane plumbs the depths of the U.S. political system for American Dad, all he manages are weak shots at conservative caricatures.

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9 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hey! Spring of Trivia

Bemoaning his horrible home life and numerous nasty ex-wives, Takahashi is a walking Friar's Club routine.

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9 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls is not the show it started out to be. It's a generation deeper, and much better.

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31 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant aims to talk about Big Things, to do it seriously, and, most importantly, to allow young characters to do it as much as, if not more than, older ones.

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31 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Numb3rs

Though we see Charlie scribbling furiously on his chalkboard and mathematical equations float across the screen periodically, no one explains what all those numbers and letters and formulas mean.

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24

20 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

24

Another season, another sad bad day in Jack Bauer's boystown.

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20 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Tilt

Hoping to capitalize on the 'poker craze,' ESPN last week launched Tilt as it latest foray into dramatic sports television.

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20 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Jonny Zero

As they run off down the street, Jonny and company look for all the world like yet another coming of the mod squad.

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12 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Wickedly Perfect

Like most reality shows, Wickedly Perfect relies on cat-fighting and bitch-slapping (figurative only at this point, but one can hope).

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12 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Medium

Medium is less methodical than most cop and forensics shows, which are, after all, about imagining order through science and dedicated, self-assured authorities.

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12 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

life as we know it

life as we know it offers a primer on high school, and especially teenaged boys, exactly right now.

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12 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Committed

Hopefully, Committed will never have a special hour-long episode, because the cast would most likely hurt themselves filming it.

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12 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Alias

Syd is back inside, mad and sad, insolent and exposed, a soap star with a body count.

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22 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Trailer Park Boys

A clever dig at the unreality of reality shows, Trailer Park Boys makes the point that the camera alters the world it's observing.

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Manhunt: The Search for America’s Most Gorgeous Male Model

For decades, models have fought the stereotype that they are stupid and superficial. Unfortunately, Manhunt reinforces that stereotype.

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22 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

House

The invasive camera stands in, weirdly, for the doctor who's overseeing the weekly inquiries, one Dr. Gregory House.

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22 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Chanel No. 5 The Film: Le Film du Film

Luhrmann has his finger on the postmodern impulse to recombine ideas specific to advertising, film, and art.

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1 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The West Wing

The West Wing has locked itself into philosophical stasis, determined to air its liberal credentials via Bartlett and his staff yet equally determined never to challenge the status quo.

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1 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Boston Legal

The first episode of David E. Kelley's Boston Legal bubbled like vintage pink champagne.

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11 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wanda Does It

Wanda Does It tries to have it both ways, or several ways. It's difficult to tell exactly what is and isn't the 'reality' portion.

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