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11 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wife Swap

Wife Swap lets particpants make these decisions rather than turning to experts who preach updated versions of 19th century domestic science (good homes make good families).

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11 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Kevin Hill

Hill's metamorphosis from self-centered stud to compassionate caregiver is, of course, the series' major story arc.

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Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show

The mix of live action and animation celebrates the anarchy made possible in animation while expanding the possibilities of bodily comedy.

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11 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Desperate Housewives

In its acerbic yet frothy way, Desperate Housewives satirizes women's clichéd, impossible choices.

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11 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

dr. vegas

dr. vegas burdened by a shaky premise (is it a comedy? is it a drama?) and some of the limpest lines penned this side of Coldplay's lyrics.

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Veronica Mars

You don't want to make Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) angry. Her revenge is swift, public, and humiliating.

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Mountain

Women are mostly irrelevant in The Mountain, except as they provide occasions for men to prove their decency or wantonness.

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Law & Order / Law & Order: Special Victims Unit / Law & Order: Criminal Intent

D'Onofrio plays Goren superbly, as a jittery autodidact so deeply aware of his own psychological fragility that he has simply abandoned any emotional life outside his own insights into the motivations of major criminals.

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Lost

In Lost, the remnants of civilization loom ominously.

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4 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Listen Up

Everyone here is chattering away aimlessly, but no one is paying attention. Not even the audience.

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

North Shore

The truth is that I watch North Shore because I have an affinity for trash, or opala, as we call it in the 50th State.

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Green Wing

Green Wing shows us that life is often stranger than fiction, if we let it be.

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

CSI: NY

Ground Zero, the address -- spoken here as goal, location, memorial, toxic vapor -- is also necessarily disturbing as such.

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27 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Blue Collar TV

When I watched Blue Collar TV, I couldn't help but think of how homogenized images of 'working class' folks have become.

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LAX

20 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

LAX

In LAX's first scene, the airport director (Michael Murphy) kills himself.

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20 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Hawaii

Bank robbers gloated that by the time HMPD arrived, they'd be '...halfway to Maui,' as if there are no cops on the Valley Isle.

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20 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Benefactor

There's no bigger Mark Cuban fan than Mark Cuban himself.

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20 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Back in the Hood: Gang War 2

'If [Osama] came in my yard, I'd kill his ass.'

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13 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sex and the City

You never see the sex on TBS, whereas HBO promised at least one very racy, very explicit (simulated) sex scene per episode.

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13 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Medical Investigation

The show goes to predictable lengths to reveal the costs of Dr. Connor's heroic dedication.

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