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19 Sep 2005 // 4:00 PM

My Name Is Earl

Earl's not the sharpest tool in the barn, but his learning process made for entertaining TV.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Surface

Surface is all about the lurk. The dark, portentous menace of something not quite seen.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Just Legal

Sure, this has all been done before, but familiarity doesn't make Just Legal any less fun.

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19 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bones

It's a weak TV-by-numbers show that makes no attempt to live up to the Temperance Brennan books, and it has a single scant hope of surviving the scheduler's cull.

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14 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rome

Lest one fear the consequences of amoral political realism get a watered-down treatment, Rome proves steadfast -- eager, even -- in its refusal to skimp on detail.

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14 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Oprah Winfrey Show

When disaster strikes, as it surely will again, CNN will tell me the projected financial costs and death toll, but Oprah will tell me the human costs.

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13 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Gilmore Girls

Lorelai and Paris, Rory and her grandparents... Gilmore Girls' most long-standing relationships seem set for realignment in Season Six.

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13 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Biggest Loser

Even in its banality, The Biggest Loser hints at some complexities of obesity.

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12 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under's lack of delicacy is easy to mistake for exploitation. Where other shows hint, this one acts out.

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12 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Prison Break

The good and bad guys in Prison Break might cry, fight, screw, and bleed, but they still look like cardboard to me.

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25 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Weeds

Weeds is clear about its stance on getting stoned.

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24 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

HOPELESs Pictures

Spoofing celebrities is easy. Finding the humor in a pitch meeting may be a little more complicated.

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23 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Girls Next Door

Hugh Hefner is too worried about making himself look good for Girls Next Door to be anything more than business as usual.

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22 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Gene Simmons’ Rock School

Gene Simmons' Rock School is a funny and fresh take on an old idea (think: To Sir, With Love starring Satan).

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18 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Starved

Much as the Seinfeld foursome reflected the shallow, carefree, self-absorption of the '90s, the Starved four reflect U.S. anxiety after 9/11.

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Hidden Howie: The Public Life of a Private Nuisance

Hidden Howie lifts so many premises from other shows, it's difficult to find in it the slightest crumb of originality.

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16 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Tommy Lee Goes to College

Tommy Lee Goes to College makes higher education look like a series of senseless classes followed by evenings of underage drinking.

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11 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Wanted

Judging from its pilot, TNT's crime drama Wanted thinks you're an idiot.

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10 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back

The final competition involved words and sentiment, shifting the advantage to Nathan, despite a tropical location that favored Rocky's fit physique.

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9 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Inked / Miami Ink

What was once a symbol of rough trade is now trendy.

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