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Monday, December 8 2003

The Tracy Morgan Show

Tracy Mitchell (Tracy Morgan) is more bland than 'streetwise,' a means to market 'blackness' to NBC's viewers.


The Simple Life

Nicole Ritchie and Paris Hilton have no discernible talents (I haven't seen the video) and personalities as pleasant as a bout of dry heaving.


Married to the Kellys

If you watch 'family' sitcoms at all, you're already familiar with the Kellys: quirky kinfolk whose weekly crises are tied up with a big laugh and a group hug.


Line of Fire

Line of Fire trots out an entire season's worth of supporting cast in its initial 60 minutes, each with his or her own thumbnail typology.


Monday, November 17 2003

That ‘70s Show

Delivers more laughs than most sitcoms, thanks to dialogue premised on sharp one-liners.


MTV Europe Music Awards 2003

Isn't it a bit surprising that in today's political climate, when the U.S. is perceived as more arrogant and imperial than ever, that its most prominent export is still homogenised pop?


Frasier

Frasier and his brother are effete snobs and proud of it.


Dead Like Me

Liberated from the selective perception that comes hand in hand with rational existence, the reapers on Dead Like Me are better prepared to anticipate the unexpected.


Monday, November 10 2003

Tru Calling

Tru sprints from location to location, always arriving not out of breath, and with her t-shirt neatly and tightly in place.


A Minute With Stan Hooper

Unfunny Norm has been surrounded by a group as unfunny as he, creating an entire unfunny world of their own, a sort of Unfunny Matrix.


Arrested Development

That Arrested Development mines its laughs by taking potshots at the filthy rich makes it so much more delicious.


Tuesday, November 4 2003

Smallville

It works because it plays like a comic book come to life: it's grand, mythical, and action-packed.


Skin

A not-a-teen, not-yet-an-adult primetime soap, Shakespeare by way of Jerry Bruckheimer.


The O.C.

Everyone feels like an imposter in The O.C.'s all-white, all-straight Newport Beach.


The Handler

Offers the traditional CBS fantasy that nothing really bad happens to people who work on the side of the angels.


Monday, October 13 2003

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica

It's okay to watch, as long as you mock.


Karen Sisco

Karen is a Federal Marshal, assigned to serve warrants, chase fugitives, and 'bring in the bad guys'.


K Street

What does make K Street fascinating is the pinpoint accuracy with which it details the day-to-day lives of its principals.


I’m With Her

I'm With Her is hopeful. When was the last time we saw that on TV?.


It’s All Relative

It was only a matter of time before gay men on television were 'promoted' to parenthood.


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