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10 Apr 2007 // 4:00 AM

The Unit

This is what The Unit gets right: while the men's violence can fix any given crisis, domestic effects are perpetual.

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7 Apr 2007 // 4:00 PM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - The Sopranos

During the end of year round up on the British arts discussion programme The Late Review, the subject of The Sopranos came up. After viewing

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5 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

Acceptable TV

In the wake of Internet monsters like YouTube and MySpace, VH1's Acceptable TV has come up with a trendy gimmick: it's interactive.

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29 Mar 2007 // 3:45 AM

Sons of Hollywood

Trying too hard to be stylish and too little to conjure a plot, Sons of Hollywood can't quite decide what it has to say.

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29 Mar 2007 // 3:20 AM

This American Life

Ira Glass' specialty is finding seemingly obscure or trivial occurrences, demonstrating and respecting their significance in the lives of those involved.

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26 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

Dancing with the Stars

Heather Mills' appearance generated considerable media hype, much of it revolving around the possibility that she could lose her leg during a dance. Tasteless, yes, but effective.

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21 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

Andy Barker, PI

The only thing that stitches together the mishmash of genres, tones, and styles is Barker, and he does this by being ignorant of how he's supposed to act in all of them.

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20 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Winner

Flat characters, lazy plots, and nostalgia for pop-culture detritus signifying nothing: these elements do not a successful sitcom make.

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19 Mar 2007 // 12:00 AM

Intervention

What do Lindsay Lohan, Rush Limbaugh, Mary Tyler Moore, Steve Howe, Betty Ford, Darryl Strawberry, and Keith Urban have in common? Rehab.

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15 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

Raines

For all its good ideas, Raines is overwhelmed by Jeff Goldblum's characterization -- both familiar and strange.

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15 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

Addiction

Providing a range of information through verité documentary as well as the more familiar means of talking heads and website links, Addiction is both an outstanding resource and film series.

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9 Mar 2007 // 12:00 AM

Life Support

What shines through in Life Support are the life experiences of safe sex advocates and real women living with the virus.

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8 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Amazing Race: All-Stars

After just three episodes, The Amazing Race: All-Stars is already looking like a bad idea executed poorly.

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Live

Pop culture is many things, but it is often flashy, fast-paced and forgetful. Last Man Standing Live takes a moment.

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1 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

Black Sun

As Black Sun lays out, de Montalembert was not plunged into a stereotypical darkness. Rather, he says, "I could see the light."

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27 Feb 2007 // 11:30 PM

Americas Next Top Model: Cycle Eight

Cycle Eight isn't about skinny models vs. plus-size models, blondes vs. the brunettes, or Caucasians vs. African Americans. It's about Banks vs. the world, and we already know who's going to win.

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21 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The O.C.

Fans knew: when Ryan carried Marissa's lifeless body towards the camera, "Hallelujah" playing in the background, the show was finished as well.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lost

While blasts of action and humor are at best ancillary to the Lost mythology, they remain indispensable to enjoying the show on a weekly basis.

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12 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The 2007 Grammy Awards

Awards shows like The Grammys are built around a torturous rhythm much like a faucet dripping in the middle of the night.

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Lost: Season Three: Return from Hiatus

After watching Lost's grand return on 7 February, I feel like I'm the one who's been tricked by Sawyer's Star Wars con.

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