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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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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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