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10 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Kim Possible

Its merit lies primarily in heroine Kim Possible.

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10 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Enterprise

From its start, Enterprise admits its complicity in this history, admits that exploration is a form of colonization.

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10 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Dexter’s Laboratory

PULL

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10 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

To think of Willow and Tara only in terms of their lesbianism is to do a disservice to lovers who were fully realized, regardless of their gender or orientation.

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4 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This was a tragic ending to one of prime-time television's most engaging love stories. More disturbing, as well as more socially and politically troublesome, however, is that Tara's death completes what has become a rather homophobic and pathological representation of lesbian desires and relationships over the course of the past season.

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24 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey and her Ego live in a world of their own, her highly successful 'O' magazine further illustrates her epic distance from the reality of most Americans.

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15 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

The X-Files

The X-Files has long been but a pale reflection of the show it once was.

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7 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Shield

The success of 'The Shield' has doubtless upped the ante in regard to what networks will allow -- and resort to -- in order to gain ratings.

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7 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Insomniac with Dave Attell

As far as television is concerned, Insomniac's cracked lens takes us as close to reality as we can happily get.

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7 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Gathering Storm

The point in 'The Gathering Storm' is that Churchill is 'human', that he has faults.

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9 Jan 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Practice

The attorneys on ABC's 'The Practice' can't catch a break.

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7 Jan 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Shield

As played by new Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, Vic Mackey is casually racist and homicidal, by turns charismatic and appalling.

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1 Oct 2001 // 4:00 PM

Scrubs

While J.D. is running from pages and hiding in closets, Turk 'is learning by doing,' cutting, poking, and defibrillating with gusto.

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Madonna Live: Drowned World 2001

The difference between Em's lyrical violence against women and Madonna's battered video self-portraits is that in Em's songs, violence against women is always nasty, ugly, and despicable (contrary to those who would claim he 'glorifies' it), unlike the video-screen Madonna of 'Drowned World', who is bloodied and bruised but nevertheless glamorous.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Yes, Dear

'Yes, Dear' is a serviceable sitcom that, like most new shows, teeter-totters between doing things well and doing things badly.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The X-Files

After eight years of squishy monsters, labyrinthine conspiracies, and creepy adventures in inner and outer space, the most popular television sci-fi series in recent memory (shut up, trekkies) resorts to the obvious Christian imagery.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The X-Files

Scully took no grief from Mulder; she questioned him, disagreed with him, and stood up to him. With Doggett, however, there is a more traditional he/she split.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The X-Files

As Mulder seeks to confirm a universe of infinite possibilities, Scully attempts to reaffirm her faith in God -- the granddaddy of supernatural phenomena.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

X-Men: Evolution

The teen X-Men interact in that magical place, high school, and get to drive cars and look fashionably funky (mandatory skater cuts for the guys and thumb rings for the girls) and do all those other things a kid would do in a parent-free environment.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Cameramen with chest-mounted cameras, wearing their own protective helmets, run pell-mell around the players shoving cameras into the huddles, pile-ups, and sidelines to create an up-close and personal 'feel' for viewers.

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