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Worst Week: Series Premiere

In Worst Week, something about his soon-to-be in-laws so unnerves Sam that he turns into a blithering idiot with two left feet and no opposable thumbs.

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17 Sep 2008 // 1:34 AM

The Human Camera

The Human Camera suggests that Steven's "extraordinary" ability is therapeutic even as it is wondrous.

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16 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

House

House has proven an unusually zeitgeisty phenomenon: in an era of milky American evangelism, it is unquestioningly anti-religious.

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16 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

POV: Calavera Highway

Calavera Highway considers the point where it becomes impossible to distinguish between reality and myth, experience and narrative.

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9 Sep 2008 // 2:45 AM

Fringe: Series Premiere

The formula set in motion by the Fringe pilot is familiar, but also devious and delightful.

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Privileged: Series Premiere

The CW's new Privileged introduces a snarky, maybe-lefty, aspiring journalist who means to expose the corruption and cronyism of contemporary capitalism.

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

On its face, casting Shirley Manson in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles appears a masterstroke.

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6 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

True Blood

The goofy vampire romance in True Blood is granted another perspective by Tara (Rutina Wesley), who at least seems aware of life outside of Bon Temps, Louisiana.

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4 Sep 2008 // 1:00 AM

90210: Series Premiere

This year's 90210 reboot comes with a Frankenstein-esque patchwork of a pedigree.

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3 Sep 2008 // 12:00 AM

Bones

In Bones' fourth season premiere, Booth's unilateralism looks rather Jurassic even as it is all too familiar.

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1 Sep 2008 // 10:00 PM

Gossip Girl

If Josh Schwartz isn't careful, Gossip Girl could follow The OC's arc: a first-year sizzling phenom that quickly flames out.

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1 Sep 2008 // 8:35 AM

Raising the Bar

In Raising the Bar, Gloria Reuben's savvy public defender spends too much time instructing eager white boys.

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1 Sep 2008 // 8:30 AM

Prison Break

Prison Break has never lacked for the burly grrr factor.

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Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers

Jeanine Isabel Butler's film addresses an impressive range of issues -- focused through representation and responsibility -- germane for us today.

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25 Aug 2008 // 1:14 AM

The Black List, Vol. 1

As Lou Gossett Jr. recalls his childhood and early career in Greenwich Village for The Black List, Vol. 1, he sits in a depthless space, a gray screen behind him.

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POV: The Judge and the General

The Judge and the General gives Guzmán the opportunity to reflect on his part in the process of Pinochet's regime and to define the perpetrators.

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19 Aug 2008 // 2:40 AM

Wide Angle: Iraqi Exodus

In Iraqi Exodus, Aaron Brown is much like you remember him -- wry, insightful, and slightly sad -- as well as on top of a story that has not yet piqued the interest of the mainstream press.

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Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House

As Thank You Mr. President shows, Helen Thomas has covered nine presidents and made it her business to question every one of them, often irreverently.

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12 Aug 2008 // 2:00 AM

POV: Belarusian Waltz

If Belarusian Waltz seems unsubtle, it also offers some surprises, most involving the women in Alexander Pushkin's life.

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12 Aug 2008 // 1:55 AM

Wide Angle: China Prep

The high school seniors at the center of China Prep are almost painfully dutiful and selfless.

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