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Monday, October 6 2003

Coupling

It's the type of show that makes the laugh track seem creepy.


The Brotherhood of Poland, NH

Small towns of America have enough on their plate. Do they really need David Kelley piling on?


Monday, September 29 2003

Threat Matrix

Here's a terrorist threat that hasn't yet made a Fox News headline: bees.'


Rock Me, Baby

It's hard to imagine a new mother not having a problem with a bunch of guys drinking beer out of her baby bottles.


One Tree Hill

Nathan represents establishment and conformity, while Lucas represents rugged individualism.


Navy NCIS

Solving the crime does not seem to be NCIS' goal, as it's more focused on preventing other agencies from conducting the investigation.


Miss Match

Kate (Alicia Silverstone) is adorable in that way that makes you want to comb the manes of a full set of plastic toy ponies.


Hope & Faith

Recently written off All My Children, Kelly Ripa now turns her attention to primetime, playing a soap star who has been recently written off her soap.


Angel

'The mighty hero,' taunts Spike, 'reduced to a bloody bureaucrat.'


Wednesday, September 24 2003

Run of the House

It is so inundated with clichés that it's hard to differentiate it from every sitcom you've seen since childhood.


The Mullets

Despite its abject celebration of all things trailer park, The Mullets actually sports an impressive television pedigree.


Happy Family

Happy Family's bleak view of the family unit and its strong undertones of parental disillusionment are refreshing at a time when sitcoms have gone warm and fuzzy.


Australian Idol

The show's own contradictions reveal that even the judges are confused as to just what makes an Australian Idol.


Tuesday, September 16 2003

Whoopi

Whoopi is intelligent and topical, infused with politically oriented humor reminiscent of such 1970s Norman Lear sitcoms as All in the Family and Maude.


Jake 2.0

The next day, Jake can hear through walls, see like a microscope, and jump, run, and punch like the Bionic Woman.


The Ellen DeGeneres Show

'I'm genuinely curious about people.'


Enterprise

The new season premiere of Enterprise is the Trek version of self-defibrillation.


All About the Andersons

Where Anthony Anderson's show is mostly self-aware (if tempered by corny sitcom timing), Master P's show is wholly self-loving.


Monday, September 1 2003

Smoking Gun TV

When bad TV happens to good websites, the result is something like The Smoking Gun TV.


Playmakers

Boring, sexist, and racist: a lethal combination.


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