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15 Oct 2002 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 AM

Boomtown

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

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15 Oct 2002 // 1:00 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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7 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

What I Like About You

Perhaps What I Like About You will be a little cultural barometer, mirroring X and Y tastes and giving both generations one more home in primetime.

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7 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

John Doe

In John Doe, suspense takes a backseat to certainty.

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7 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

Hidden Hills

Even more problematic is the moment when it's time for the episode's moral message, delivered with the subtlety of a bumper sticker.

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7 Oct 2002 // 1:00 AM

American Dreams

American Dreams recognizes an important point: rock and roll was deeply dependent on television in its early days. And that hasn't really changed.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Without a Trace

Insofar as it depicts agents who think and verify before acting, Without a Trace unexpectedly provides an antidote to the current media crime-fighting frenzy.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Twilight Zone

The most recent tales from the Zone suggest it can again become a venue for investigating contemporary cultural and moral dilemmas.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Survivor: Thailand

Ever helpful, Jeff Probst reminded everyone that, on Survivor, assumptions are always wrong.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Presidio Med

Diverges from ER in that it is, oddly, more conservative.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Hack

It's life-changing redemption all the way, at the hands of a flawed saint who can instruct us all.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Half and Half

Dealing with complicated familial history, rather than relying on man-chasing for every plot, will set Half and Half apart.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Good Morning, Miami

Focuses on an irresistibly cute couple whose lives are complicated by their hormones and their over-the-top coworkers.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter

What makes the show slightly twisted is the knowledge that only a few years ago, John Ritter would have been playing one of his daughters' sex-obsessed suitors.

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30 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

C.S.I.: Miami

PULL

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23 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Sopranos

While reality hounds might say that this is exactly how banal contemporary mob life is, they might also remember that a stamped certificate of authenticity doesn't inoculate drama against tedium.

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23 Sep 2002 // 1:00 AM

Push, Nevada

In Push, Nevada, producers Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey have come up with a show that is, oddly, both original and formulaic.

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