Reviews > TV

12 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Complicated Women

Broads, dames, chicks: whatever you call them, women in film have historically gotten a bad deal.

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5 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Angel

Tim Minear's fourth season finale of Angel makes elegant, self-conscious commentary on the ways that corporate structures frame (if not ordain) life decisions.

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21 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Strange Fruit

A meditation on the song of the same name that chillingly relates the story of a lynching.

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21 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Real Time with Bill Maher

A provocative, dead-on, and hilarious political roundtable.

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21 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Platinum

While hip-hop continues to accumulate force and focus to speak more truth to power, it is good, really, to see N'Bushe Wright.

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31 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Wanda at Large

Wanda Sykes' new show provides a perfect stage for her one-lining sass.

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31 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Oliver Beene

Oliver Beene is strangely sterile.

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31 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

King of the Hill

As good as he tries to be, Hank comes into repeated conflict with the rapidly changing world around him.

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31 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Black Sash

What makes these kids primo WB material is their emotional intensity and, no small thing, their incessant desire to talk about same.

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3 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Pentagon Papers

Repeatedly underlines, at times subtly and others more plainly, the responsibility of living in a democracy.

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3 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Lone Ranger

Put any man, but especially a pretty man-boy, in a stylized cowboy suit and he's bound to come off looking like one of the Village People. And the Lone Ranger does.

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America Undercover: Cannibal: The Real Hannibal Lecters

The most important questions Cannibal never addresses are what she (and presumably we) find so compelling about modern cannibal stories, and how our obsession over these stories is directly tied to contemporary culture.

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3 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Are You Hot? The Search For America’s Sexiest People

Perhaps the problem with Are You Hot? is that it's too simple-minded even for reality TV.

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10 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Footballers’ Wive$ / Serious and Organised

Events at Earl's Park tend to be broadly soap operatic.

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10 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Office

The humor [of 'The Office'] is as dry as vermouth; next to it, the 'Dilbert' comic strip is 'The Man Show'.

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Oz

10 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Oz

No other fiction show has offered such a frighteningly realistic look inside our nation's prisons or so openly debated their moral and social obligations.

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10 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

American Idol 2

During the first episodes this season, Cowell was, in his own words, 'bored,' which made him rather boring to watch.

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4 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Veritas: The Quest

Father-son dynamics are the driving dramatic force of Veritas.

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4 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Kingpin

La Corporación is big-time business -- regular, deliberate, inexorable.

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4 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Dragnet

Dragnet's best moments belong to Friday and Smith, and have little to do with this investigation.

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