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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Temptation Island (premiere)

I'm not making any judgements on escort services (right now), but I never would have expected a major network to become one. Then again, I can be naive.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Thief

Even before his wife was killed and he committed a brutal murder, Nick's life was hardly what you'd call stable.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

That ‘80s Show

Seems to regard the '80s as a convenient frame to put around their snooze-inducing, standard sitcom plots.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Take Home Chef

Hoping to reintroduce refinement to the average household menu, Curtis Stone has come to America (he is currently a top restaurateur in the UK) to prove that being an epicure can be easy and exciting.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

They Call Me Sirr

Unfortunately titled to call up memories of a couple of Sidney Poitier's most famous films.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Titus

It’s no secret that the sitcom is one of the most precise of all television formats. It’s like television haiku. Twenty-two and a

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Two and a Half Men

Charlie, Alan, and their friends and family may be like hamsters, but it's great fun to look inside their box and watch them squirm.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - That ‘70s Show

That ‘70s Show is one of the better new sitcoms on television, yet it took me more than half a year to tune in — and

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Two of Us

A disclaimer greets the viewer of Two of Us, currently repeating on the VH-1 cable channel about a fictional meeting between John Lennon and Paul

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Temptation Island (28 February 2001)

All that remains, I suppose, is the question of whether or not Fox will ever conceive another relationship-testing reality show.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Temptation Island (24 January 2001)

Come on contestants, get tempted or get off the island.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Scrubs

Although Scrubs' consistency is somehow comforting, it also runs the risk of monotony by giving audiences exactly they expect week after week.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Smallville

In Smallville, Clark's parents manage to convince him that he isn't from this planet -- just what every insecure high school freshman needs to hear.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Survivor 3

No longer merely a television show conceit, the idea of survival has now taken on a new and frightening immediacy to viewers.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Slayer

While its premise and execution are overtly derivative, Slayer works through an illuminating politics concerning U.S. military actions and local populations.

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All My Children / General Hospital / One Life to Live / Port Charles

Abernethy looks at the current state of the soap opera genre, altruistically subjecting himself to a solid month of watching 10 soap operas to give us the low-down on the soaps in the age of Dubya.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Sex and the City

Underneath its slinky-gown allure, 'Sex and the City' is starting to resemble a bare-assed 'Friends' sliding into the flabby ennui of a post-millennial 'thirtysomething'.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Secret Life of Us

. . . provides an encouragingly fresh take on a genre that has been re-hashed numerous times.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Sopranos

Punctuated by whip-smart, often salty humor, The Sopranos is also permeated by violence, uncertainty, and dread. By Season Six, Tony Soprano's fear seems realized.

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