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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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20 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Winner

Flat characters, lazy plots, and nostalgia for pop-culture detritus signifying nothing: these elements do not a successful sitcom make.

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19 Mar 2007 // 12:00 AM

Intervention

What do Lindsay Lohan, Rush Limbaugh, Mary Tyler Moore, Steve Howe, Betty Ford, Darryl Strawberry, and Keith Urban have in common? Rehab.

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15 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

Raines

For all its good ideas, Raines is overwhelmed by Jeff Goldblum's characterization -- both familiar and strange.

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15 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

Addiction

Providing a range of information through verité documentary as well as the more familiar means of talking heads and website links, Addiction is both an outstanding resource and film series.

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9 Mar 2007 // 12:00 AM

Life Support

What shines through in Life Support are the life experiences of safe sex advocates and real women living with the virus.

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8 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Amazing Race: All-Stars

After just three episodes, The Amazing Race: All-Stars is already looking like a bad idea executed poorly.

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Live

Pop culture is many things, but it is often flashy, fast-paced and forgetful. Last Man Standing Live takes a moment.

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1 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

Black Sun

As Black Sun lays out, de Montalembert was not plunged into a stereotypical darkness. Rather, he says, "I could see the light."

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27 Feb 2007 // 11:30 PM

Americas Next Top Model: Cycle Eight

Cycle Eight isn't about skinny models vs. plus-size models, blondes vs. the brunettes, or Caucasians vs. African Americans. It's about Banks vs. the world, and we already know who's going to win.

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21 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The O.C.

Fans knew: when Ryan carried Marissa's lifeless body towards the camera, "Hallelujah" playing in the background, the show was finished as well.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lost

While blasts of action and humor are at best ancillary to the Lost mythology, they remain indispensable to enjoying the show on a weekly basis.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The 2007 Grammy Awards

Awards shows like The Grammys are built around a torturous rhythm much like a faucet dripping in the middle of the night.

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Lost: Season Three: Return from Hiatus

After watching Lost's grand return on 7 February, I feel like I'm the one who's been tricked by Sawyer's Star Wars con.

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Lisa Lampanelli: Dirty Girl / The Sarah Silverman Program

We all make catty, hurtful remarks from time to time. Some are especially adept at devastating putdowns, and a select few have parlayed such skill into careers.

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5 Feb 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bams Unholy Union

The show follows the man-child around as he fights with his friends, destroys his hard-earned property, and generally pisses off both his parents and fiancée.

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Rules of Engagement

Girls want intimacy, while all guys want are spectacular and exotic sex acts. Urgh.

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31 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Dresden Files

Picture Paul Blackthorne with a broken razor and an almost convincing American accent, playing an alternative Harry Potter, all grown up, cynical as hell, but cursed with a heart of gold.

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The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show

The first episode's Naked Trucker seemed strangely passive-aggressive for a man with an acoustic guitar hiding his dangly parts.

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