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21 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Joe Schmo 2

Tim and Ingrid must also contend with a pretentious host who, with deadly seriousness, delivers the most hackneyed speeches this side of Jeff Probst.

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18 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Friends (Finale)

Unlike most sitcoms, Friends was willing to tease out the inevitable happy ending over its entire decade of existence.

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18 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Angel (Series Finale)

After five precarious seasons, Angel goes out like the ornery rock star showcase it might have been.

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The Kids in the Hall: Season One (1989-1990) (2004): CAST - PopMatters Film Review

The Kids in the Hall are notable for some of the most fascinatingly experimental misses in comedy history.

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12 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Sopranos

As The Sopranos enters its fifth season, it's clear that things will not go well for New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano.

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12 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Deadwood

Wily and self-possessed, Sol Star is an unusual combination of a Lower East Side peddler and Gary Cooper in High Noon.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Wonderfalls

Jaye is the unlikeliest of tv heroines, cranky and decidedly unplucky.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Touching Evil

Creegan is a super-avenger with a medical excuse.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Playing It Straight

Jackie is supposed to select a potential suitor from a field of 14 men assembled at Nevada's Sizzling Saddle Ranch, a setting where they might show off their manly bravado.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Kingdom Hospital

What haunts Kingdom Hospital most is the recurrent intrusion of clumsy, forced humor.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Good Day Live

Without irony, Jillian Barberie's website bio notes, 'She has changed the dress standards for television news.'

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9 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Shield

The Shield remains, shot for shot, TV's most compelling hour.

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2 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sex and the City

Carrie's romantic life, particularly, had come to resemble the dating equivalent of the Boston Red Sox.

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Straight Plan for the Gay Man

Jonathan wonders what it would be like to spend one day working in the blue-collar world and be as 'unfabulous' as possible (Why? I have no idea.)

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2 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Survivor All-Stars

Survivor dramatizes one of capitalism's core tenets: cooperation is a provisional strategy in the game of 'every man for himself.'

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2 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

A Perfect Husband

This film's weird dramatization and inappropriate timing are a betrayal of Laci Peterson's family, friends, and community.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

World Idol

As 'Australia's Idol' or 'Canada's Idol' gyrated onstage, we could picture what the U.N. would look like if it were run by singing waiters.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Shameless

When single father of six Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall) arrives home drunk, his kids don't throw him out. They accept him, and so do we.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

I Want to Marry Ryan Banks

As Ryan Banks pokes fun at the transience of U.S. celebrity, it underlines the importance of conventional 'values'.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Home Movies

Like most young creators, Brendon believes his work is brilliant, even though, at this stage of his career, he is closer to Ed Wood than Truffaut.

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