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5 Oct 2007 // 7:00 AM

Breaking Point

Pulling together a remarkable range of material, this beautifully written, incisive, and powerful documentary reminds you how much you miss nightly Koppel.

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5 Oct 2007 // 6:59 AM

Life is Wild

While Life is Wild is structured as a sort of fishes-out-of-water tale, it is more accurately described as a neo-colonial fantasy.

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4 Oct 2007 // 1:00 AM

Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies features super-saturated colors and bright, bold patterns, a perfect antidote to the dark and grainy moodiness that permeates most primetime dramas.

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4 Oct 2007 // 12:00 AM

Big Shots

It's as if the last half of the 20th century had achieved nothing more than television's tolerance of the word "penis" (a word repeated ad nauseam on Big Shots).

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3 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Dexter

With Dexter worrying and fumbling, the second season has opened with questions.

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3 Oct 2007 // 2:00 AM

Cavemen

For a show that's supposedly about the plight of minorities in America, Cavemen showed a shocking lack of diversity. It's basically Friends with more body hair.

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3 Oct 2007 // 1:59 AM

Private Practice

The show's true centre of dramatic gravity can be found midway between Violet (Amy Brenneman) and Cooper (Paul Adelstein).

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3 Oct 2007 // 1:58 AM

Dirty Sexy Money

As if to fend off our confusion, when the Darlings get together, they lay around drinking single malt scotch and spout expository dialogue at one another.

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2 Oct 2007 // 12:00 AM

NCIS

In the best episodes of NCIS, the plot is all but incidental.

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1 Oct 2007 // 1:00 AM

Aliens in America

Aliens in America critiques U.S. disciplining of differences of all sorts, despite the usual trumpeting of a dedication to "multiculturalism" and "diversity."

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28 Sep 2007 // 1:00 AM

NUMB3RS

NUMB3RS combines two of television's most staply of staples, crime-fighting and family drama.

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28 Sep 2007 // 12:59 AM

Moonlight

It looks like an excess of darkness in Moonlight, both literally and figuratively.

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27 Sep 2007 // 1:01 AM

Survivor: China

After 15 installments, the vaguely tropical, vaguely woodsy locations into which our survivors are tossed have begun to blur together.

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27 Sep 2007 // 1:00 AM

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The world of Curb Your Enthusiasm revolves around "Larry David," a self-absorbed lout whose inability to grow up should have left him friendless long ago.

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26 Sep 2007 // 2:00 AM

Bionic Woman

The new Bionic Woman is all about broken families and personal traumas. And oh yes, secret government plots, super-max prisons, and pheromones.

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26 Sep 2007 // 1:59 AM

Life

Life's details of color and composition do the work usually handled by too much expository dialogue, granting access to Dani and Charlie's thinking.

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26 Sep 2007 // 1:59 AM

Heroes

The disease furthers Heroes' allegorizing of its genetic mutants as outsiders, aliens, and queers.

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26 Sep 2007 // 1:58 AM

Kid Nation

At the outset, it looked like there was no hope for a kid hamlet, let alone a nation.

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25 Sep 2007 // 2:01 AM

House

Hugh Laurie's outstandingly charismatic Dr. Greg House doth bestride the increasingly narrow-minded world of network television like a contemporary Colossus.

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25 Sep 2007 // 2:00 AM

Cane

Cane's soap operatic set-up is both efficient and florid, laying out both familial continuity and class distinctions.

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