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10 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Four Kings

Women get the worst of it in Four Kings: they're harpies or self-absorbed princesses.

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10 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dancing with the Stars

I anticipated lots of debonair campiness. Sadly, George Hamilton's biggest mistake in the first episode was to make his desire to be Season Two's John O'Hurley so overt.

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9 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rollergirls

If the boldest thing you do all week is a little unauthorised web surfing from your corporate cubicle, then you should celebrate the Lonestar Rollergirls and their refusal to renounce violence or dress appropriately.

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13 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Daisy Does America

I don't need Daisy Donovan to tell me we're weird, that we behave irrationally.

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6 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Homecoming

The genius of Homecoming is that it speaks an antic-seeming truth to power, even as U.S. news media can't.

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5 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

ER / The West Wing

The West Wing's chief relationships have been tested and compromised, turning Sorkin's noble, fast-walking liberals into more than the sum of their quips and ideals.

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28 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Rome

If there is a civics lesson to be gleaned from Rome, it is to beware the passions inflamed by a government in the midst of an identity crisis.

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16 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

The West Wing

There are growing overlaps between politics, news, and entertainment. Hard news has taken a back seat to feature journalism and talk shows, real politics to realpolitik.

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8 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Masters of Horror

Before you know it, the moon man is getting scissors in the eye and homemade arrows through the shoulder. It's horror Home Alone-style.

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7 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Colbert Report

What The Colbert Report ridicules, then, is our tendency to listen most closely to those with whom we agree, whose shining unrealities make us feel good.

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The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross

When a battle reaches its peak, this documentary's melange of visual and aural resources -- scholarly commentary, digital animation-assisted recreations, maps, and a commentator illustrating the movements at present ruins -- reaches a fever pitch.

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31 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

7th Heaven

7th Heaven rejects the notion that adulthood means independence.

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26 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

South Park

Parker and Stone are like observational stand-up comics, without all the wry self-referencing and glib performance shtick.

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24 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Drawn Together

The eight house residents on Drawn Together are growing tiresome; they're always the same.

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20 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Cosmos: 25th Anniversary Edition

Carl Sagan is a man of immense verbal power. His phrases are carefully chosen, his analogies focused and fascinating.

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19 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Grey’s Anatomy

Confession and communication aren't the norm at Seattle Grace. Instead, the hospital crew all harbor secrets.

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13 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Without a Trace

The agents are often too late to save the missing or realize that the missing is alive but better off wherever he or she has landed than back at home.

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12 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sex, Love & Secrets

The atrocious new UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets fails to drum up the slightest distinction even to be a guilty pleasure.

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12 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Related

Given its pedigree, Related makes its performance anxiety annoyingly audible.

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11 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Close to Home

Violence and oppression are everywhere in Close to Home. And that 'everywhere' is specific -- the burbs.

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