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18 Oct 2007 // 1:59 AM

Men in Trees

Reasons to watch Men in Trees, Part One: It's not Sex and the City.

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15 Oct 2007 // 1:00 AM

Womens Murder Club

Women's Murder Club represents network television production at its most cynical and most dismissive of viewers' intelligence.

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11 Oct 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Office

Next came a series of sitcom-ish moments that read like the white board from the writers' room.

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11 Oct 2007 // 2:00 AM

My Name is Earl

Earl is proof that a popular primetime sitcom can be both bitingly funny and socially relevant.

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9 Oct 2007 // 4:00 AM

49 Up

As the Up films regularly incorporate footage from previous installments, the portraits have become increasingly layered and meditative.

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9 Oct 2007 // 1:00 AM

Carpoolers

Carpoolers looks hell-bent on sorting out that pesky battle of the sexes business, using the toaster to hammer it home.

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9 Oct 2007 // 1:00 AM

Beauty and the Geek

If she lasts long enough to find her place between the geeks and beauties, Nicole will enjoy her very own "Why, Miss Jones, You Were Beautiful All Along" moment, and make more than one geek's day.

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8 Oct 2007 // 2:00 AM

Friday Night Lights

The series abjures the usual primetime penchant for suburban gloss or metropolitan grit. Instead, it claimed as its territory lower middle class life in the America of vanishing jobs and diminishing horizons.

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8 Oct 2007 // 1:59 AM

The Boondocks

As always, the adults provide the show's least attractive possibilities. They're slow-walking, fast-talking jokes.

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5 Oct 2007 // 8:00 AM

Breaking Point

Pulling together a remarkable range of material, this beautifully written, incisive, and powerful documentary reminds you how much you miss nightly Koppel.

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5 Oct 2007 // 7:59 AM

Life is Wild

While Life is Wild is structured as a sort of fishes-out-of-water tale, it is more accurately described as a neo-colonial fantasy.

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4 Oct 2007 // 2:00 AM

Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies features super-saturated colors and bright, bold patterns, a perfect antidote to the dark and grainy moodiness that permeates most primetime dramas.

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4 Oct 2007 // 1:00 AM

Big Shots

It's as if the last half of the 20th century had achieved nothing more than television's tolerance of the word "penis" (a word repeated ad nauseam on Big Shots).

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4 Oct 2007 // 12:00 AM

Dexter

With Dexter worrying and fumbling, the second season has opened with questions.

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3 Oct 2007 // 3:00 AM

Cavemen

For a show that's supposedly about the plight of minorities in America, Cavemen showed a shocking lack of diversity. It's basically Friends with more body hair.

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3 Oct 2007 // 2:59 AM

Private Practice

The show's true centre of dramatic gravity can be found midway between Violet (Amy Brenneman) and Cooper (Paul Adelstein).

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3 Oct 2007 // 2:58 AM

Dirty Sexy Money

As if to fend off our confusion, when the Darlings get together, they lay around drinking single malt scotch and spout expository dialogue at one another.

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2 Oct 2007 // 1:00 AM

NCIS

In the best episodes of NCIS, the plot is all but incidental.

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1 Oct 2007 // 2:00 AM

Aliens in America

Aliens in America critiques U.S. disciplining of differences of all sorts, despite the usual trumpeting of a dedication to "multiculturalism" and "diversity."

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28 Sep 2007 // 2:00 AM

NUMB3RS

NUMB3RS combines two of television's most staply of staples, crime-fighting and family drama.

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