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17 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Dead Like Me

Liberated from the selective perception that comes hand in hand with rational existence, the reapers on Dead Like Me are better prepared to anticipate the unexpected.

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10 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Tru Calling

Tru sprints from location to location, always arriving not out of breath, and with her t-shirt neatly and tightly in place.

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10 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

A Minute With Stan Hooper

Unfunny Norm has been surrounded by a group as unfunny as he, creating an entire unfunny world of their own, a sort of Unfunny Matrix.

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10 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Arrested Development

That Arrested Development mines its laughs by taking potshots at the filthy rich makes it so much more delicious.

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4 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Smallville

It works because it plays like a comic book come to life: it's grand, mythical, and action-packed.

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4 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Skin

A not-a-teen, not-yet-an-adult primetime soap, Shakespeare by way of Jerry Bruckheimer.

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4 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The O.C.

Everyone feels like an imposter in The O.C.'s all-white, all-straight Newport Beach.

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4 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Handler

Offers the traditional CBS fantasy that nothing really bad happens to people who work on the side of the angels.

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13 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica

It's okay to watch, as long as you mock.

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13 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Karen Sisco

Karen is a Federal Marshal, assigned to serve warrants, chase fugitives, and 'bring in the bad guys'.

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13 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

K Street

What does make K Street fascinating is the pinpoint accuracy with which it details the day-to-day lives of its principals.

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13 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

I’m With Her

I'm With Her is hopeful. When was the last time we saw that on TV?.

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13 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

It’s All Relative

It was only a matter of time before gay men on television were 'promoted' to parenthood.

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13 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

All of Us / Eve

These days, hip-hop and tv seem rather like they were made for each other, what with their many interconnections in near every commercial for fast food, soda, and sporting gear, not to mention any number of tv shows, from dramas to sitcoms, that use hiphop to signify everything from sophistication to club culture, comedy to coolness.

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13 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Cold Case

Cold Case offers something new in the Bruckheimer blueprint: a strong female lead.

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6 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Two and a Half Men

Was anyone clamoring for a new Charlie Sheen sitcom?

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6 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Tarzan

As Tarzan, Fimmel scowls and pouts with pretty precision.

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6 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Lyon’s Den

Trades on the image of D.C. as a shadow-realm, characterized by backroom dealings and shifting loyalties.

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6 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Las Vegas

If one sequestered a gang of adolescent males long enough without female company, they'd sooner or later produce a script for Las Vegas.

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6 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Joan of Arcadia

The potential for edgier investigations and deeper questions is built into Joan of Arcadia's framework.

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