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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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 AM

Footballers’ Wive$ / Serious and Organised

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

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10 Feb 2003 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 AM

Veritas: The Quest

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

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4 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Kingpin

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

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4 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Dragnet

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

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28 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

Miracles

Skeet Ulrich brings to Miracles a combination of weary intensity and ethereal pretty-boy beauty.

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16 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

Mister Sterling

Presiding over this commotion is the series' preternaturally cool hero, the highly principled and motorcycle-riding Bill Sterling (Josh Brolin).

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16 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

Joe Millionaire

Joe Millionaire is intent on satisfying the backlash lust of women-hating men.

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16 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

Abby

Abby's writers have an opportunity to develop more fully one character, and give a black woman a star turn.

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24

7 Nov 2002 // 12:00 AM

24

'Fiction' and 'reality' aren't so much opposites as they are of a piece.

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7 Nov 2002 // 12:00 AM

We discovered, in the most painful and tragic way, that we're not so safe, after all.

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15 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Robbery Homicide Division

You have to hand it to 'Robbery Homicide Division'. It knows just where it comes from.

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MDs

15 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

MDs

While the two MDs modeled on Pierce and McIntyre lovingly call their hospital 'the Mish' and claim to help those exploited by HMOs, the show mostly focuses on wealthy white doctors and administrators.

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15 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Caroline Rhea Show

Rhea may not have come on with the same bombast that O'Donnell did, but, in a way, that's what makes her a winner.

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15 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Boomtown

By playing safe, they might just as easily be playing dead.

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15 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Birds of Prey

Follows neither the super-crip model of disability perception, where an individual's 'triumph' over disability is celebrated through public tokenism, nor the common perception of disability merely as an object of pity.

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