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19 Oct 2006 // 12:20 AM

Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel

The Duel uses the three Bs: the bitching, the backstabbing, and the breasts.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

South Park

As the boys grew pimply and fat (Cartman got fatter), the gaming company focused on finding more consumers. Everyone was at fault, from kids to corporate suits.

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17 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

30 Rock: Series Premiere

Whether Fey the writer lacked willingness to insert any 'edgy' material into her show or Fey the producer removed it is irrelevant. The result is the same: a show neutered beyond relevance and devoid of entertainment value.

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16 Oct 2006 // 2:39 AM

Dexter

While Dexter provides a seductive enough surface, it doesn't lose sight of the ugliness "deep inside."

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12 Oct 2006 // 12:59 AM

Dr. Who

The 'monster of the week' formula allows room for a Doctor Who spin: the zombies were being used to create cures for futuristic diseases, and the werewolf was an alien entity.

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10 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lost: Season Three Premiere

Squabbles over book clubs, burned muffins, and broken plumbing are not what one would expect from the marauding band of brutes who have captured and brutalized some of the island's most cuddly inhabitants.

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10 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Nine: Series Premiere

It is less an indictment of American social breakdowns than pabulum for suburban narcissists.

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10 Oct 2006 // 2:06 AM

Friday Night Lights

Once the football game started in last week's premiere episode of Friday Night Lights, the clichés came fast and hard, but still, compelling.

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9 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Bachelor: Rome

If "Prince" Lorenzo "P-Lo" Borghese really wants to find the love of his life, he'd be better off paying eHarmony $250 a year. But where would be the fun in that?

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5 Oct 2006 // 12:43 AM

Ugly Betty

In Ugly Betty, "beauty" appears to be the primary barrier in the way of women's equality, to the point of ignoring other structural discriminations.

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3 Oct 2006 // 3:00 PM

Lost

Sometimes -- when I'm buying the Lost-companion novel Bad Twin or navigating the perplexing websites of the Dharma Project's sponsor The Hanso Corporation -- I think if Lost were my boyfriend, we'd have to break up.

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3 Oct 2006 // 3:00 PM

Lost / The Amazing Race

Of course, we know that Lost's producers are an international '911' call away, should anything go terribly wrong, but for the most part, the contestants are left to their own devices.

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3 Oct 2006 // 3:00 AM

Veronica Mars

"It's time for a fresh start," she muses while making her way across the Hearst College campus. "How 'bout you try not to piss anyone off this time around?"

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Unit

This is always the question in The Unit and the Unit: who knows? Even those who do know can't admit it.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Help Me Help You

The characters are undeveloped, the situations are improbable, and Ted Danson is neither funny nor convincing.

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Heroes

When his friend suggested he was deluding himself, Hiro said, "I want to be special." Subtlety is not going to be a strong suit in the series.

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29 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters is a confusing jumble of storylines involving the Walker family, most of them unoriginal.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Office

Michael's misguided efforts to ingratiate himself with his subordinates and all but force them to be his friends are the core of The Office's comedy.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Six Degrees

In a city of eight million people, I’d bet you could find at least 7.9 million everyday dramas that are more engaging and genuine than the ones assembled here.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Greys Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy is a well cast and beautifully shot soap opera, with characters we can love and hate and a soundtrack of frequently marvelous music.

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