Reviews > TV

24 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

HOPELESs Pictures

Spoofing celebrities is easy. Finding the humor in a pitch meeting may be a little more complicated.

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23 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Girls Next Door

Hugh Hefner is too worried about making himself look good for Girls Next Door to be anything more than business as usual.

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22 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Gene Simmons’ Rock School

Gene Simmons' Rock School is a funny and fresh take on an old idea (think: To Sir, With Love starring Satan).

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18 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Starved

Much as the Seinfeld foursome reflected the shallow, carefree, self-absorption of the '90s, the Starved four reflect U.S. anxiety after 9/11.

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Hidden Howie: The Public Life of a Private Nuisance

Hidden Howie lifts so many premises from other shows, it's difficult to find in it the slightest crumb of originality.

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16 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Tommy Lee Goes to College

Tommy Lee Goes to College makes higher education look like a series of senseless classes followed by evenings of underage drinking.

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11 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Wanted

Judging from its pilot, TNT's crime drama Wanted thinks you're an idiot.

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10 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back

The final competition involved words and sentiment, shifting the advantage to Nathan, despite a tropical location that favored Rocky's fit physique.

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9 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Inked / Miami Ink

What was once a symbol of rough trade is now trendy.

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8 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

30 Days:  Revisited

What the next season of 30 Days needs is a greater focus on

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4 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Master Blasters

Exploding rockets is good, clean, American fun, but it's a fundamentally goofy thing to do with your spare time.

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3 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Kathy Griffin's comedy routine challenges the A-list as a concept and effect, though the performance manifests Griffin's own drive for fame.

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2 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Meet Mister Mom

Here's a good one. Take the moms away from two households for a week and watch the dads freak out while trying to manage the kids and domestic duties.

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1 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Tony Bourdain: No Reservations

Mostly, Tony Bourdain is mad at us, for allowing our taste buds to be tainted by fast food and microwaved mediocrity.

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28 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Law Firm

David E. Kelley used to rail against reality television. He argued that it was putting writers out of work and played to viewers' basest instincts. So much for that high road.

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27 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Over There

In exploring the dilemmas posed by TV and technology, Over There just about keeps pace with the war it's depicting.

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26 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Situation: Comedy

Situation: Comedy is a reality show where NBC producers break the fourth wall, turn to us half-wit boobs and ask, 'Got any ideas?'

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25 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Big Brother 6

Watching this show, we lose sight of the harmful implications of real life surveillance, where others can eavesdrop on our private conversations or scrutinize our personal information, without our knowledge and without probable cause.

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20 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Stella

It's like watching three fruit flies buzzing around inside a jar that's too small to house them.

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19 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

The 70s House

If MTV wanted the kids to experience the '70s, they would have to endure gas rationing and news reports dominated by a Constitutional crisis.

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