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15 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hell’s Kitchen

After calling two diners 'bimbos,' chef Gordon Ramsay tells them to go see their plastic surgeon, causing the women to storm out of the restaurant.

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14 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lost

This is a story about human beings who were, in some way, lost well before they boarded their flight.

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13 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Family Guy / American Dad

The timetable for studio animation is slow, which means that American Dad's political jokes are dated as soon as they're written.

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9 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

The L Word

Although there is probably someone in L.A. just like Mark -- art house aesthetic on the outside masking a Joe Francis attitude on the inside -- he never seems completely believable.

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8 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Blow Out: Season Two

Jonathan constructs himself as part Everyman, part tough businessman, part amalgam of various movie stars.

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7 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Queer Eye

What's not fun about watching grown, ostensibly macho men suffer back and neck waxes?

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6 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Desperate Housewives

I'm stunned that Wisteria Lane is rife with homicidal nut-jobs and no one seems to care.

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2 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

The show is premised on the Four Horsemen of the Melodramatic Apocalypse -- Death, Dismemberment, Disease, and Disenfranchisement.

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2 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Everwood

Everwood lets us think we know where the story is going. Refreshingly, we're always just a little bit wrong.

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1 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sports Kids Moms and Dads

It's hard to get past the idea that the underdeveloped feelings of adolescents shouldn't be used in such a heartless manner.

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31 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

American Idol

How did a longhaired 29-year-old rocker in vinyl pants make it to the Idol finale stage? Was somebody reading my dream journal?

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26 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Simpsons

In sharp contrast to the terrific family-based installments, Matt Groening and company have started to let their left leanings show through.

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25 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

The O.C.

The Cohens open their door to anyone needing support and stability (which is almost everyone; rich equals lonely).

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24 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Eurovision Song Contest 2005

What Americans have to gain, if they can catch the show, is a lesson in geopolitics rarely offered in such an entertaining way.

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23 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Smallville

Lex's desire for all things Clark turned increasingly fraught and increasingly intimate this season, often bordering on the homoerotic.

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18 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Jack & Bobby

No matter how much we learn of the President, he remains distant, a mythical figure recalled with admiration by friends and foes alike.

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17 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Veronica Mars

With the end of the Lily Kane murder case, Veronica Mars is flirting with that television taboo: changing the status quo.

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16 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hercules

The labors are colorful on paper, somewhat less than thrilling in execution.

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10 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Iron Chef America

Iron Chef America favors accessibility over spectacle, and it doesn't make as many reaches for viewers beyond the cooking show demographic.

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Degrassi: The Next Generation

Unlike many youth-centric shows, Degrassi avoids trivializing and morally simplifying the 'issues' for its younger audience.

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