Reviews > TV

14 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Oprah Winfrey Show

When disaster strikes, as it surely will again, CNN will tell me the projected financial costs and death toll, but Oprah will tell me the human costs.

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13 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Gilmore Girls

Lorelai and Paris, Rory and her grandparents... Gilmore Girls' most long-standing relationships seem set for realignment in Season Six.

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13 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Biggest Loser

Even in its banality, The Biggest Loser hints at some complexities of obesity.

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12 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under's lack of delicacy is easy to mistake for exploitation. Where other shows hint, this one acts out.

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12 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Prison Break

The good and bad guys in Prison Break might cry, fight, screw, and bleed, but they still look like cardboard to me.

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25 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM


Weeds is clear about its stance on getting stoned.

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24 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

HOPELESs Pictures

Spoofing celebrities is easy. Finding the humor in a pitch meeting may be a little more complicated.

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23 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Girls Next Door

Hugh Hefner is too worried about making himself look good for Girls Next Door to be anything more than business as usual.

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22 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Gene Simmons’ Rock School

Gene Simmons' Rock School is a funny and fresh take on an old idea (think: To Sir, With Love starring Satan).

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18 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM


Much as the Seinfeld foursome reflected the shallow, carefree, self-absorption of the '90s, the Starved four reflect U.S. anxiety after 9/11.

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Hidden Howie: The Public Life of a Private Nuisance

Hidden Howie lifts so many premises from other shows, it's difficult to find in it the slightest crumb of originality.

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16 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Tommy Lee Goes to College

Tommy Lee Goes to College makes higher education look like a series of senseless classes followed by evenings of underage drinking.

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11 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM


Judging from its pilot, TNT's crime drama Wanted thinks you're an idiot.

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10 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back

The final competition involved words and sentiment, shifting the advantage to Nathan, despite a tropical location that favored Rocky's fit physique.

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9 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Inked / Miami Ink

What was once a symbol of rough trade is now trendy.

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8 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

30 Days:  Revisited

What the next season of 30 Days needs is a greater focus on

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4 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Master Blasters

Exploding rockets is good, clean, American fun, but it's a fundamentally goofy thing to do with your spare time.

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3 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Kathy Griffin's comedy routine challenges the A-list as a concept and effect, though the performance manifests Griffin's own drive for fame.

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2 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Meet Mister Mom

Here's a good one. Take the moms away from two households for a week and watch the dads freak out while trying to manage the kids and domestic duties.

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1 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Tony Bourdain: No Reservations

Mostly, Tony Bourdain is mad at us, for allowing our taste buds to be tainted by fast food and microwaved mediocrity.

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