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7 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

John Doe

In John Doe, suspense takes a backseat to certainty.

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7 Oct 2002 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 AM

Survivor: Thailand

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

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30 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Presidio Med

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

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30 Sep 2002 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 AM

C.S.I.: Miami

PULL

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23 Sep 2002 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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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23 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Life With Bonnie

You would be hard pressed to find a sitcom debuting this season with more people rooting for it than Life With Bonnie.

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23 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Greetings from Tucson

Greetings can't decide if it's comedy because of being Mexican American or in spite of Mexican American -- and that's one thing working in its favor.

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23 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Firefly

Firefly is more complicated in its framing story and moral dimensions than the usual sci-fi or Western fare.

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23 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Fastlane

The shots are close (is that her hand in his pants?), the cutting is speedy, the soundtrack is kicking: just above the din of the engine, the Vines wail.

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23 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Everwood

As I watched Everwood, packed with numerous poignant moments, my own strongest feeling was a longing for South Park's biting critique of 'quiet little mountain towns.'

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23 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Cedric the Entertainer Presents

Instead of being safe, Cedric the Entertainer Presents needs to keep it real -- real sharp, real topical and real controversial.

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