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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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13 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Joey

LeBlanc makes us believe that Joey has grown up a little since we last saw him, while providing fans with old-school Joey moments.

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13 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Jack & Bobby

The structure of Jack & Bobby is more ambitious and convoluted than most teen fare, investing its heroes with a historical weight and grandeur, even if that history is fictional.

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24 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Venture Brothers

The boys are so moronic that it's hard to care what happens to them.

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24 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under has become crass, each episode an empathy decathlon topped off with ghoulishly deferred catharsis.

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24 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Stargate Atlantis

When was the last time a cabinet officer led troops into potentially dangerous situations?

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29 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wife Swap

Wife Swap reinforces the idea of competition between women: whose house, kids, husband, and techniques for coping with daily life are better?

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Things I Hate About You

Things I Hate About You may reinforce gender stereotypes, but in a less offensive and vindictive manner than most of its peers.

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21 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Simple Life 2

In addition to diversifying their resumes, the series gives Hilton and Richie multiple opportunities to show off their 'spoiled, rich girl' personas.

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21 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Quintuplets

The current ubiquity of fertility-drug-induced multiple births makes the Chase family seem a very modern clan.

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