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5 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Loonatics Unleashed

The 'plot' consisted of typical tricks, lots of lame puns, and more action scenes than in Michael Bay's wettest dreams.

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5 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds confuses critical thinking with supernatural abilities.

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America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 5

It's easy (and obligatory) to poke fun at America's Next Top Model, but important to remember that it represents the televisual tip of a gazillion dollar industry iceberg.

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4 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

House

If you're not already watching Fox's House, you should be.

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4 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Commander in Chief

Having gone to the trouble of putting a woman in the White House, Commander in Chief plans to focus on her efforts to keep house. See how far we've come?

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3 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Medium

Allison Dubois (new Emmy winner Patricia Arquette) is a particularly sane TV psychic.

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3 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

How I Met Your Mother

The story of that meeting unfolds in what will surely become the longest flashback in TV history, especially if the series stays on the air beyond a season.

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29 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Smallville

Season Five of Smallville continues to reward comics fans with details taken from Superman's various incarnations over the years.

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29 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Killer Instinct

Despite its frequent reveling in eroticized violence against women, Killer Instinct demonstrates some awareness of the problem.

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29 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Ghost Whisperer

Melinda's acquaintances get their dead-o-grams and move on, serene again even though we know their pain can never fully heal.

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28 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Veronica Mars

Even as Veronica observes that 'all appears hunky-dory' now, she's not about to believe such nonsense.

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28 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Invasion

Invasion is the best Stephen King series he never penned.

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27 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Out of Practice

The pilot episode offered only one moment when anyone appeared relaxed, and those characters, a loving elderly couple Ben spotted in a restaurant, are extras.

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27 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

nip/tuck

The inevitability of death is suggested by the lurking Carver, always a threat to Sean and Christian.

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit / Law & Order

Lynda Carter's villain embodies Cold War momism refitted for the war on terror. The conflagration is inspired.

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26 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Office

Aside from making its occupants physically uncomfortable, the office intensifies their confrontations, forcing them to butt heads without the chance for literal escape from conflict.

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26 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Kitchen Confidential

Presentation, on the plate or on television, goes a long way, and Confidential has the look of a winner.

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26 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Extras

Extras finds a rich vein of comic agony in the world of film and television background players.

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22 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Survivor: Guatemala

Survivor remains an addictive, morbidly entertaining affair.

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22 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Love, Inc.

Like Sex and the City, Love, Inc. features a quartet of single women in the Big Apple, each with her own issue.

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