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2 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Amazing Race

Teams care whether they win or lose, but what captivates viewers is seeing how they play the game.

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2 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Arrested Development

Arrested Development is too dense, too smart, too strange. These are all ways of saying that it's too good.

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11 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Trippin’

Isn't it fun to go see lions? To save the rain forest? C'mon, let's hop on a private jet and go!

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11 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Staircase

The Staircase is less about the defendant's guilt or innocence -- or, as his lawyer says, the difference between guilty or not guilty -- than about the process.

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11 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Robot Chicken

You don't have to be a big ol' nerd to laugh, but it helps if you know your Mark Hamill from your Leonard Nimoy.

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11 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Revelations

Though NBC calls it 'religious drama', the six-episode series Revelations, is more aptly described as a supernatural thriller.

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11 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Real Sports is, hands down, the best hour of investigative journalism currently on the air.

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11 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

PoweRGirls

Lizzie Grubman turned her pocket aces into a nut flush by mixing her talents and ambition with her family connections.

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11 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Life on a Stick

Life on a Stick has a laundry list of problems -- off the top of my head, jerky pacing, canned laughter, and a total lack of charismatic performers.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Punk’d

Amidst the feverish rumors of his imminent paternity, it's nice to know that Ashton Kutcher can still make time to catch his friends acting like babies.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Odd Girl Out

Odd Girl Out exposes the ways that girls can be stupid and violent, even when they're not physically assaulting one another.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Living with Fran

Fran's so grating and Riley's so bland that their pairing -- titillating generation gap aside -- holds no interest.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Grey’s Anatomy

Melodramatic? Sure, but in a rousing, manipulating, on-with-the-show kind of way.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Eyes

Tim Daly stars as Harlan Judd, a guy who's good in the room -- any room, actually -- because he's never without a smartass quip.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

A Current Affair

The Current Affair universe swings between poles of outrageous horror and humor.

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Behind the Camera: Mork & Mindy

The formula emulates Behind the Music: a rapid rise, tragic fall, and feeble/noble comeback, but without rock stars and with eager young actors made up to look vaguely like tv stars of yore.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Supernanny

Jo Frost is light on the British bluster, heavy on the Mary Poppins charm.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Showbiz Tonight

Showbiz Tonight covers less ground in an hour than Extra does in five minutes.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Project Greenlight 3

The drama that erupts when these high-profile overachievers are put in the same room is far more entertaining than the movies they produce.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Michael Jackson Trial: E! News Presentation

The Michael Jackson trial reenactments are slightly more stimulating than a Jermaine Jackson ballad, but nowhere near as compelling as a LaToya Jackson psychic infomercial.

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