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2 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Human Giant

Human Giant rejuvenates sketch comedy with edgy, spontaneous humor, challenging the buttoned-up, not-quite-real-improv comedies on network television.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."

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30 Apr 2007 // 1:00 AM

Drive

Deemed a failure after just four episodes, Drive was the only new drama to catch my imagination this year.

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26 Apr 2007 // 6:01 AM

The Trials of Darryl Hunt

Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's extraordinary documentary, The Trials of Darryl Hunt, which premieres on HBO tonight, traces the case that divided Winston-Salem for 20 years.

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26 Apr 2007 // 6:00 AM

The Tudors

The Tudors is pointed in its critical assessment of Enlightenment philosophy, whose legacies (individualism, liberal humanism) still adhere in today's world.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Sopranos

The problem with the Soprano family, as Bobby chided Tony, is that they "always go too far." It's also a primary reason the show is so compelling.

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18 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Painkiller Jane

Like some televisual black hole, Painkiller Jane has sucked in random elements of popular sci fi and spat out fodder for the mildly depraved.

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18 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Friday Night Lights

In the mundane, in the small and sometimes sad realities of small-town life, the heroic can be found.

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17 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Shear Genius

The model looked like a punk who had just been chased through the woods by flesh-eating zombies.

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17 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Notes from the Underbelly

The lack of contexts or diversions made the show more like a high school health film than a 2007 TV series: Pregnancy: Your Changing Body and Life.

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16 Apr 2007 // 5:00 AM

America at a Crossroads

America at a Crossroads offers a range of films -- smart, tough, perceptive, and sad, sometimes uneven and often quite brilliant.

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16 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

Thank God Youre Here

Thank God You're Here virtually resurrects US televised improvisational comedy, drawing from its improvisational predecessors while conjuring original elements as well.

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11 Apr 2007 // 3:30 AM

Adventures in Hollyhood

The members of Three 6 ogled girls ("Hey ladies, can I have your number?" Project Pat hollered at some joggers from the window of the Rolls), and pronounced that L.A. is "nothing like Memphis."

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10 Apr 2007 // 4:00 AM

The Unit

This is what The Unit gets right: while the men's violence can fix any given crisis, domestic effects are perpetual.

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7 Apr 2007 // 4:00 PM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - The Sopranos

During the end of year round up on the British arts discussion programme The Late Review, the subject of The Sopranos came up. After viewing

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5 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

Acceptable TV

In the wake of Internet monsters like YouTube and MySpace, VH1's Acceptable TV has come up with a trendy gimmick: it's interactive.

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29 Mar 2007 // 3:45 AM

Sons of Hollywood

Trying too hard to be stylish and too little to conjure a plot, Sons of Hollywood can't quite decide what it has to say.

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29 Mar 2007 // 3:20 AM

This American Life

Ira Glass' specialty is finding seemingly obscure or trivial occurrences, demonstrating and respecting their significance in the lives of those involved.

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26 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

Dancing with the Stars

Heather Mills' appearance generated considerable media hype, much of it revolving around the possibility that she could lose her leg during a dance. Tasteless, yes, but effective.

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21 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

Andy Barker, PI

The only thing that stitches together the mishmash of genres, tones, and styles is Barker, and he does this by being ignorant of how he's supposed to act in all of them.

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