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11 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

MI-5

The spies on MI-5 are more Miss Marple than 007.

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11 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Less Than Perfect

Will Butler doesn't figure much in the class warfare -- he's too busy checking his hair in the mirror.

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11 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Boy Meets Boy

This summer, Bravo has struck gold with 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy'. And now it offers a gay dating game, 'Boy Meets Boy'.

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4 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Who Wants to Marry My Dad?

Don and his children learn that one woman is so afraid of commitment that she hasn't had a boyfriend in seven years.

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4 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Spider-Man

In Spider-Man's New York, adults are corrupt and irrational, as likely to thwart good deeds as to aid them.

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4 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

RENO 911!

The first episode begins with a cop busting into a home and shooting before asking questions, only to find that he's murdered the host of his own surprise party.

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4 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Restaurant

The Restaurant looks like Project Greenlight with saucepans.

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22 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Queer Eye is the single most shameless corporate tramp on television.

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22 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

nip/tuck

This combination of crude humor and gross-out imagery is designed to scandalize.

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22 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Banzai

Banzai comes dangerously close to masking racism under the guise of stupidity. Just because something is idiotic, doesn't make it any less offensive.

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22 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Big Brother 4

Perhaps a couple of exes will decide to rehash their broken relationship, leading to loud fights and slammed doors. You know, the stuff we like on reality TV.

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14 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Project Greenlight

The new directors press on and are, by turns, stupid, silly, arrogant, conciliatory, and astonishingly clever.

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14 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Dating Experiment

Why didn't the producers find an exotic dancer who was comfortable, or at least confident, with her line of work? Or find a guy less uptight about exotic dancers?

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7 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

What Not to Wear

For those remade on What Not to Wear, the experience is a bit like being punk'd by Ashton Kutcher.

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7 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Paradise Hotel

Take the Big Brother house, plunk it down in the middle of Temptation Island by way of Love Cruise, and you've pretty much got the idea.

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7 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned

In an ostensible effort to enliven the proceedings, the show offers snippy, postmodern commentary, not unlike the little voices that ABC lays over the clips on America's Funniest Home Videos.

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Last Comic Standing: The Search For The Funniest Person in America

'I could never go back to a 9-to-5 job, being on-stage telling jokes.'

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24 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Law & Order: Crime & Punishment

The strangeness of the trials -- owing in no small part to the strangeness of the defendants -- undercuts the seriousness of the case.

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24 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Faking It

It is essentially a documented sting operation, but it is a harmless and quite enjoyable one.

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9 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under's challenging third season reminds us that the gulf between it and rest of the widgets that pass for television shows is monumental.

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