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7 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Colbert Report

What The Colbert Report ridicules, then, is our tendency to listen most closely to those with whom we agree, whose shining unrealities make us feel good.

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The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross

When a battle reaches its peak, this documentary's melange of visual and aural resources -- scholarly commentary, digital animation-assisted recreations, maps, and a commentator illustrating the movements at present ruins -- reaches a fever pitch.

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31 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

7th Heaven

7th Heaven rejects the notion that adulthood means independence.

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26 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

South Park

Parker and Stone are like observational stand-up comics, without all the wry self-referencing and glib performance shtick.

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24 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Drawn Together

The eight house residents on Drawn Together are growing tiresome; they're always the same.

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Cosmos: 25th Anniversary Edition

Carl Sagan is a man of immense verbal power. His phrases are carefully chosen, his analogies focused and fascinating.

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19 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Grey’s Anatomy

Confession and communication aren't the norm at Seattle Grace. Instead, the hospital crew all harbor secrets.

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13 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Without a Trace

The agents are often too late to save the missing or realize that the missing is alive but better off wherever he or she has landed than back at home.

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12 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sex, Love & Secrets

The atrocious new UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets fails to drum up the slightest distinction even to be a guilty pleasure.

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12 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Related

Given its pedigree, Related makes its performance anxiety annoyingly audible.

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11 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Close to Home

Violence and oppression are everywhere in Close to Home. And that 'everywhere' is specific -- the burbs.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Twins

The disturbing thing about these reversals of 'smart' and 'dumb' is the anti-intellectualism they represent.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Three Wishes

God and Amy Grant, in all their just bounty, have the right to say no to your wishes. Before then, at least you can audition your agony in front of the American public.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Night Stalker

The remake of the Darren McGavin vehicle derives from the adventures of Mulder and Scully, down to the male/female tag team of investigators and a secret conspiracy involving mysterious deaths, unexplained body markings, and brooding supernatural forces..

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Loonatics Unleashed

The 'plot' consisted of typical tricks, lots of lame puns, and more action scenes than in Michael Bay's wettest dreams.

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds confuses critical thinking with supernatural abilities.

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America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 5

It's easy (and obligatory) to poke fun at America's Next Top Model, but important to remember that it represents the televisual tip of a gazillion dollar industry iceberg.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

House

If you're not already watching Fox's House, you should be.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Commander in Chief

Having gone to the trouble of putting a woman in the White House, Commander in Chief plans to focus on her efforts to keep house. See how far we've come?

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3 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Medium

Allison Dubois (new Emmy winner Patricia Arquette) is a particularly sane TV psychic.

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