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24 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Mullets

Despite its abject celebration of all things trailer park, The Mullets actually sports an impressive television pedigree.

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24 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Happy Family

Happy Family's bleak view of the family unit and its strong undertones of parental disillusionment are refreshing at a time when sitcoms have gone warm and fuzzy.

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24 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Australian Idol

The show's own contradictions reveal that even the judges are confused as to just what makes an Australian Idol.

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16 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Whoopi

Whoopi is intelligent and topical, infused with politically oriented humor reminiscent of such 1970s Norman Lear sitcoms as All in the Family and Maude.

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16 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Jake 2.0

The next day, Jake can hear through walls, see like a microscope, and jump, run, and punch like the Bionic Woman.

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16 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

'I'm genuinely curious about people.'

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16 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Enterprise

The new season premiere of Enterprise is the Trek version of self-defibrillation.

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16 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

All About the Andersons

Where Anthony Anderson's show is mostly self-aware (if tempered by corny sitcom timing), Master P's show is wholly self-loving.

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1 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Smoking Gun TV

When bad TV happens to good websites, the result is something like The Smoking Gun TV.

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1 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

Playmakers

Boring, sexist, and racist: a lethal combination.

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My Life As a Teenage Robot

Teenage Robot is light comedy laced with loving techno-fetishism.

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The Century of Warfare (1993): CAST

These wars not only shaped geographical boundaries, but also influenced political ideologies and cultural products.

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11 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Street Time

The characters of 'Street Time' often find it hard to say what they mean, out of self-defensive reserve as much as fear or misgiving.

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11 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

MI-5

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

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11 Aug 2003 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 AM

The Restaurant

The Restaurant looks like Project Greenlight with saucepans.

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