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3 Oct 2006 // 4:00 PM

Lost

Sometimes -- when I'm buying the Lost-companion novel Bad Twin or navigating the perplexing websites of the Dharma Project's sponsor The Hanso Corporation -- I think if Lost were my boyfriend, we'd have to break up.

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3 Oct 2006 // 4:00 PM

Lost / The Amazing Race

Of course, we know that Lost's producers are an international '911' call away, should anything go terribly wrong, but for the most part, the contestants are left to their own devices.

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3 Oct 2006 // 4:00 AM

Veronica Mars

"It's time for a fresh start," she muses while making her way across the Hearst College campus. "How 'bout you try not to piss anyone off this time around?"

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3 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Unit

This is always the question in The Unit and the Unit: who knows? Even those who do know can't admit it.

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3 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Help Me Help You

The characters are undeveloped, the situations are improbable, and Ted Danson is neither funny nor convincing.

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2 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Heroes

When his friend suggested he was deluding himself, Hiro said, "I want to be special." Subtlety is not going to be a strong suit in the series.

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29 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters is a confusing jumble of storylines involving the Walker family, most of them unoriginal.

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28 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Office

Michael's misguided efforts to ingratiate himself with his subordinates and all but force them to be his friends are the core of The Office's comedy.

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28 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Six Degrees

In a city of eight million people, I’d bet you could find at least 7.9 million everyday dramas that are more engaging and genuine than the ones assembled here.

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28 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Greys Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy is a well cast and beautifully shot soap opera, with characters we can love and hate and a soundtrack of frequently marvelous music.

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26 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gilmore Girls

Communication is always the problem on Gilmore Girls: though mom and daughter are famous for their witty banter, they're terrible at mustering the courage to say what they want.

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26 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gilmore Girls

Without Palladino, Gilmore Girls will certainly be different... it just might be better.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Runaway

Runaway splits the difference between basic family drama and the serial thriller.

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25 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Class

Because so much was going on, the pilot episode had the feeling of a 30-minute trailer: "Here are our characters, tune in next week to see what happens."

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21 Sep 2006 // 4:02 AM

Survivor: Cook Islands

"I saw the chicken," said Jonathan. "I grabbed the chicken because the chicken was free."

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21 Sep 2006 // 3:23 AM

Shark (CBS)

Shark opens on James Woods. This is right, for he is the reason to watch.

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21 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Amazing Race

The race began on Kite Hill in Seattle's Gas Works Park, a perfectly photogenic place, but also the scene of the most unpopular victory in the show's history.

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21 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Men in Trees

Imagine Sex and the City set up on a blind date with Northern Exposure, and you have a pretty good take on Men in Trees.

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20 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Americas Next Top Model

In all likelihood, Melrose just doesn't understand the rhythms of a reality TV season: she should have saved her breakdown for Week Eight.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kidnapped

Rather than manipulate our established fears by way of the threat to personal security, this show asks us to examine what makes us individuals in the first place.

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