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21 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Men in Trees

Imagine Sex and the City set up on a blind date with Northern Exposure, and you have a pretty good take on Men in Trees.

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20 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Americas Next Top Model

In all likelihood, Melrose just doesn't understand the rhythms of a reality TV season: she should have saved her breakdown for Week Eight.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kidnapped

Rather than manipulate our established fears by way of the threat to personal security, this show asks us to examine what makes us individuals in the first place.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jericho

The citizens of Jericho want Jake to save them. Even in their cynicism, they seek a very old-fashioned solution.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Wire

This is the consequence of America's broken systems: a young boy staring into the darkness, wondering what else his future might bring.

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19 Sep 2006 // 2:47 AM

Smith

Faces are hard to read in Smith. Sometimes, this inscrutability is obvious, even exaggerated.

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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip plays a lot like a lip-glossed The West Wing. Not a bad thing necessarily, but not a radical rethinking of primetime TV either.

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14 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Path to 9/11

The motives and actions of the heroes transcend reproach; the bad guys are so inscrutably evil, they come across as the beady-eyed mole people in B-grade science fiction movies.

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CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

Couric asked, "What do you fear most?" Bush said he fears someone will slip into the country and kill Americans. If Couric expected another answer, I'd love to hear it.

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13 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Sunday Night Football/Monday Night Football

John Madden is the ultimate broadcaster, in spite of his occasionally nonsensical commentary. He and Al Michaels mesh better than anyone else in the game.

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13 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Genius: A Dr. Sanjay Gupta Primetime Special

An all too brief look at the smarty-pants of the world.

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12 Sep 2006 // 2:24 AM

nip/tuck

Through the various clients' histories and desires, nip/tuck inquires into current arrangements of social power.

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12 Sep 2006 // 1:50 AM

Standoff

The first episode included a good deal of Where Is This Relationship Going, a little of Isn't My Floppy Fringe Just Fantastic, and a couple of hostage situations.

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11 Sep 2006 // 12:30 AM

Prison Break

Much as the Scofields despise the abject corruption that got them into this fix, they plainly feel less affinity for shadows than full-on righteousness. They believe they can get even.

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7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Celebrity Duets

As Michael Bolton oozed across the floor, my interest began to go south faster than a carpetbagger on roller skates.

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The MTV Video Music Awards 2006

To think: the most water-cooler-worthy moment of VMA 2006 was done by some guy pulling a prank. Maybe there is hope for next year's show, after all.

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6 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Justice

'Justice', as defined by the series, is directly proportional to spin, and spin costs money.

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5 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Million Dollar Listing

All you really need to know about Million Dollar Listing is that it's brought to you by the same people who conceived Showbiz Moms & Dads and Showdog Moms & Dads.

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28 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Vanished

Even aside from Agent Kelton's personal angst, Vanished is weighed down by clichés.

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24 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Ultimate Fighter

We all know that boys will be boys. According to Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter, we should also know that men will kick the shit out of each other.

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