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27 Jul 2007 // 8:00 AM

The Two Coreys

On the heels of Lindsay Lohan’s recent DUI arrest and Britney Spears’ reported meltdown at an OK! magazine photo shoot, the premiere of A&E’s The Two Coreys seems almost suspiciously well-timed.

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25 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Mad Men

Mad Men is stylish and clever, showing men who are simultaneously at the pinnacle of their corporate and personal worlds, and at risk of losing everything.

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The Singing Bee / Don’t Forget the Lyrics

Where The Singing Bee piles on the action, snapping through round after round of quick-fire singing, winning, and losing, Don't Forget the Lyrics drags out every decision in search of something like tension,

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24 Jul 2007 // 4:29 AM

Damages

The new FX legal thriller offers images that stand out for their precise pacing, deep-saturated colors, and gorgeous design as much as for their storytelling.

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24 Jul 2007 // 2:00 AM

Prison Town, USA

All family members serve their own sort of time, argues Prison Town, USA. Oppressive and unproductive, that time is increasingly typical in the small towns where prison is the central industry.

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13 Jul 2007 // 8:55 AM

State of Mind

At long last, Lifetime has discovered what's been missing from TV: Theresa Randle.

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9 Jul 2007 // 3:15 AM

Spielberg on Spielberg

Partly charming and self-deprecating, and partly quite pleased with his own manifest genius, Steven Spielberg is most assuredly a skillful storyteller.

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5 Jul 2007 // 2:00 AM

Burn Notice

Westen is presented as equal parts Sam Spade, Jason Bourne, and Angus MacGyver.

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2 Jul 2007 // 1:00 AM

Big Love

Big Love generally handles the Henricksons' faith respectfully, but there's no forgetting that they are polygamists.

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2 Jul 2007 // 12:59 AM

Coma

Gently and intelligently, Coma follows the effects of brain injury on patients and, even more acutely, family members.

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21 Jun 2007 // 4:05 AM

Flight of the Conchords

Though the show occasionally lapses into the "cringe comedy" mode, made popular by The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords is also quite sweet.

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21 Jun 2007 // 4:00 AM

Street Thief

The thief is cocky, leading the camera crew along on his adventures; they're giddy at the chance to shoot crime as it happens, from across the street or inside his lair.

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20 Jun 2007 // 4:15 AM

Lil Bush

Lil' Bush barely tweaks an administration whose approval rating is 29%, and does so without offering any fresh insight.

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20 Jun 2007 // 4:00 AM

This American Life

When This American Life made the jump to Showtime’s cable lineup this past winter after 12 years on the radio, Ira Glass brought his usual skepticism to the transition.

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19 Jun 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Sopranos: Series Finale

A priest once explained to Carmela, "God understands that we all live in the middle of tensions." David Chase understands that too.

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18 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Closer

At the office this season, Brenda faces ongoing budget issues that threaten to break up the team she spent two TNT seasons convincing they were a team.

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14 Jun 2007 // 3:15 AM

John from Cincinnati

John Monad looks to be John the Baptist by way of Rain Man, with supernatural gifts and virtually unlimited credit.

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The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?

The woman who impersonated Roseanne was great. But we've seen her once... what more could she possibly do to impress us?

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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

In the years since My Life on the D-List premiered, Griffin has moved up. She's selling out top venues and rubbing shoulders with Barbara Walters.

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5 Jun 2007 // 1:05 AM

Robin Hood

Robin Hood makes a quick anti-war comment, establishing right-on credentials for the benefit of the Islington classes, but doesn't pursue broader issues of taxation and social justice.

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