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21 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Deadwood

Deadwood is possibly the most coruscating indictment of American capitalism ever aired in primetime.

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21 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Cheap Seats

Cheap Seats repackages ESPN's lame programming, as if to say, 'We've got you watching nevertheless!' Good thing the show is funny.

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10 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Starlet

Faye Dunaway established herself as a great muse of cinema, not in the sense that she inspired great movies, but that her inspired performances buoyed her films.

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10 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Although a curly hairdo can't quite erase the shade of Frasier's Lilith from Tracy Kibre, Neuwirth slips authoritatively into the role of a powerful mid-career prosecutor.

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10 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Contender

If it succeeds, one of the truly great and historically rich sports in the world will have a public pulse again, and our belief that the underdog can get a fair shake might just be restored.

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10 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Blind Justice

Blind Justice attempts to depict how, institutionally and individually, we try to 'deal with' disability.

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10 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

American Dreams

The patterns are predictable and disconcerting: 'American dreams' are produced and reproduced in celebrity and performance.

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14 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Carnivàle

His quest has made Ben the most tortured man on TV. He's been beaten, buried alive, drugged, paralyzed, and forced to commit murder.

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14 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

American Dad

When Seth MacFarlane plumbs the depths of the U.S. political system for American Dad, all he manages are weak shots at conservative caricatures.

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9 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hey! Spring of Trivia

Bemoaning his horrible home life and numerous nasty ex-wives, Takahashi is a walking Friar's Club routine.

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9 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls is not the show it started out to be. It's a generation deeper, and much better.

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31 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant aims to talk about Big Things, to do it seriously, and, most importantly, to allow young characters to do it as much as, if not more than, older ones.

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31 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Numb3rs

Though we see Charlie scribbling furiously on his chalkboard and mathematical equations float across the screen periodically, no one explains what all those numbers and letters and formulas mean.

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24

20 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

24

Another season, another sad bad day in Jack Bauer's boystown.

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20 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Tilt

Hoping to capitalize on the 'poker craze,' ESPN last week launched Tilt as it latest foray into dramatic sports television.

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20 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Jonny Zero

As they run off down the street, Jonny and company look for all the world like yet another coming of the mod squad.

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12 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Wickedly Perfect

Like most reality shows, Wickedly Perfect relies on cat-fighting and bitch-slapping (figurative only at this point, but one can hope).

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12 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Medium

Medium is less methodical than most cop and forensics shows, which are, after all, about imagining order through science and dedicated, self-assured authorities.

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12 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

life as we know it

life as we know it offers a primer on high school, and especially teenaged boys, exactly right now.

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12 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Committed

Hopefully, Committed will never have a special hour-long episode, because the cast would most likely hurt themselves filming it.

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