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Monday, September 1 2003

My Life As a Teenage Robot

Teenage Robot is light comedy laced with loving techno-fetishism.


Monday, August 25 2003

The Century of Warfare (1993): CAST

These wars not only shaped geographical boundaries, but also influenced political ideologies and cultural products.


Monday, August 11 2003

Street Time

The characters of 'Street Time' often find it hard to say what they mean, out of self-defensive reserve as much as fear or misgiving.


MI-5

The spies on MI-5 are more Miss Marple than 007.


Less Than Perfect

Will Butler doesn't figure much in the class warfare -- he's too busy checking his hair in the mirror.


Boy Meets Boy

This summer, Bravo has struck gold with 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy'. And now it offers a gay dating game, 'Boy Meets Boy'.


Monday, August 4 2003

Who Wants to Marry My Dad?

Don and his children learn that one woman is so afraid of commitment that she hasn't had a boyfriend in seven years.


Spider-Man

In Spider-Man's New York, adults are corrupt and irrational, as likely to thwart good deeds as to aid them.


RENO 911!

The first episode begins with a cop busting into a home and shooting before asking questions, only to find that he's murdered the host of his own surprise party.


The Restaurant

The Restaurant looks like Project Greenlight with saucepans.


Tuesday, July 22 2003

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Queer Eye is the single most shameless corporate tramp on television.


nip/tuck

This combination of crude humor and gross-out imagery is designed to scandalize.


Banzai

Banzai comes dangerously close to masking racism under the guise of stupidity. Just because something is idiotic, doesn't make it any less offensive.


Big Brother 4

Perhaps a couple of exes will decide to rehash their broken relationship, leading to loud fights and slammed doors. You know, the stuff we like on reality TV.


Monday, July 14 2003

Project Greenlight

The new directors press on and are, by turns, stupid, silly, arrogant, conciliatory, and astonishingly clever.


The Dating Experiment

Why didn't the producers find an exotic dancer who was comfortable, or at least confident, with her line of work? Or find a guy less uptight about exotic dancers?


Monday, July 7 2003

What Not to Wear

For those remade on What Not to Wear, the experience is a bit like being punk'd by Ashton Kutcher.


Paradise Hotel

Take the Big Brother house, plunk it down in the middle of Temptation Island by way of Love Cruise, and you've pretty much got the idea.


Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned

In an ostensible effort to enliven the proceedings, the show offers snippy, postmodern commentary, not unlike the little voices that ABC lays over the clips on America's Funniest Home Videos.


Tuesday, June 24 2003

Last Comic Standing: The Search For The Funniest Person in America

'I could never go back to a 9-to-5 job, being on-stage telling jokes.'


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