Reviews > TV

27 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Entourage

Entourage's depiction of the delicate symbiotic relationship between the talent and their support staff is often perceptive and revealing, elevating the series above pure fantasy or self-parody.

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27 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Honey We’re Killing the Kids!

Over her three-week stint as the Rickards' calorie commandant, Dr. Hark tries to be both teacher and preacher.

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25 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Music Road

Insisting that you need to understand something about a local culture to gain insight into the music, Music Road affords context as well as tunes.

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24 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

What About Brian

At one point, a frustrated Marjorie screamed at Brian, 'Don't Brian me!' I have no idea what that means.

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24 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Shalom in the Home

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's self-help reality series means to dissect the dilemmas facing the new nuclear family, looking for ways to stave off misunderstandings and other meltdowns.

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Survival of the Richest

On Survival of the Richest, the line between 'have' and 'have-nots' is clearly drawn, and while contestants may cross that line, it's only to visit.

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Everybody Hates Chris

Episode: 'Everyone Hates Corleone' - Despite his parents' firm belief that he will be 'safer' in the all-white school, Chris' status as the only black student opens him up to a daily barrage of abuses.

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12 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Doctor Who

Doctor Who retains the old Who's oh-so-British irreverence, so it actually lives up to the appellation 'kid's show for adults'.

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11 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Protocols of Zion

No matter where the film turns, people are confronting, confirming, or complicating their worst fears.

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6 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Tim McGraw: Reflected

McGraw's perfectly coiffed and toned body looks positively metrosexual.

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6 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Ed vs. Spencer

As long as the challenge is engaging -- and who doesn't want to see grown men pick pub fights or infect friends with jock itch? -- our peeks behind the scenes are fascinating.

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5 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Heist

Unlike the characters, each step of the heist was carefully drawn, proceeding logically in a series of reversals, both physical and mental.

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5 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Bedford Diaries

As if it weren't bad enough that Owen finds Natalie's one-time death wish intriguing, she herself paints her swan-dive as liberating.

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4 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Pepper Dennis

Pepper 'wants it all', family, romance and a successful career, yet is now realizing she might not get it. It's enough to make a girl crazy.

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4 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Henry Rollins Show

It's very, very hard not to pull for Henry Rollins, even if he has spent too much time on MTV and has a resume to make you sick with envy.

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3 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Prison Break

The broody-eyed brothers Linc and Michael exemplify standards of masculine stoicism and bravery.

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30 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Unan1mous

The only 'enjoyment' we might derive is a burgeoning sense of superiority, as we realize that contestants will stoop ever lower in order to win an ever dwindling windfall.

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29 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Evidence

The introduction of a running metanarrative that links all the episodes upsets the underlying sense of justice this formula typically provides.

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28 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Thief

You're still catching your breath after Lem's devastating exit last week on The Shield. And now comes a whole other kind of hurt. André Braugher plays a career criminal whose life swings way out of control in Thief, FX's slot-replacement for Lem's show.

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27 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Teachers

Fortunately for all concerned, Kali Rocha plays school principal Emma Wiggins as Megan Mullally-lite, with barely a hint of a circulatory system.

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