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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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Lisa Lampanelli: Dirty Girl / The Sarah Silverman Program

We all make catty, hurtful remarks from time to time. Some are especially adept at devastating putdowns, and a select few have parlayed such skill into careers.

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5 Feb 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bams Unholy Union

The show follows the man-child around as he fights with his friends, destroys his hard-earned property, and generally pisses off both his parents and fiancée.

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Rules of Engagement

Girls want intimacy, while all guys want are spectacular and exotic sex acts. Urgh.

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31 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Dresden Files

Picture Paul Blackthorne with a broken razor and an almost convincing American accent, playing an alternative Harry Potter, all grown up, cynical as hell, but cursed with a heart of gold.

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The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show

The first episode's Naked Trucker seemed strangely passive-aggressive for a man with an acoustic guitar hiding his dangly parts.

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24 Jan 2007 // 11:00 PM

Extras

Andy returns to the people who admire him unconditionally -- just because he's on TV. There's sadness in his smile as he hoists a pint with the madding crowd.

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23 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Scrubs: My Musical

While I can appreciate Scrubs' adventurous spirit, this catastrophe can only be described as an indulgent, sloppy waste of time.

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22 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The L Word

Scared and excited, Phyllis became a symbol of what's best and most complex about The L Word, that a secure sense of identity is never easy.

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22 Jan 2007 // 1:00 AM

24: Day Six

As 24's sixth day takes shape, it looks as though moral certainty isn't what it used to be.

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17 Jan 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Apprentice: Los Angeles

This season, Trump has is no longer merely loitering around the line that divides irony from delusion; he's jumped headlong into some totally scary, reality-free netherworld.

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16 Jan 2007 // 11:00 PM

Rome

The lofty political rhetoric disguising base power-grabbing in Rome is all too familiar in a contemporary US context.

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14 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lincoln Heights

"You just don't get it," sighs Donelle when Eddie comes with happy talk about what may come "tomorrow." "I don't have tomorrow and there's no way that I'll ever be grown up."

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14 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Gay, Straight, or Taken?

Why not call it what it is? The show is about gaydar, that mythical power of instant identification that gay men and some women seem to wield so naturally.

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The L Word

The L Word is more enjoyable to watch with a group, mostly because subtlety is not one of its strengths.

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10 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Im From Rolling Stone

I'm From Rolling Stone is what happens when magazines stop caring about content and start hiring underqualified idiots in hopes of a circulation boost.

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The Knights of Prosperity / In Case of Emergency

So here's the pitches I imagine occurred for ABC's new sitcoms: What if Danny Ocean looked and acted like Homer Simpson and not George Clooney? Or, what if the high school valedictorian ended up a masseuse at Korean "massage" parlor?

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9 Jan 2007 // 8:59 PM

Armed & Famous

The show is more like Celebrity Fit Club than Flavor of Love, asking its stars to tone down rather than act out. It's disturbing but it’s not ugly.

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9 Jan 2007 // 12:00 AM

Dirt

Apparently, this is how you do dirt in Hollywood. Surfaces seem bright and pretty until they're subjected to the grainy, garish tabloid long-lens shot.

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