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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Popular

Perhaps the bravest aspect of 'Popular' is that it takes teen concerns seriously but also sets them in context: it's set in a teen-centric universe, where teenagers do cause families to split up, and students actually are under attack by the school administration.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Psych

Psych seems an ideal show for its moment, as viewers can disdain its predictability and identify with its cynicism about that predictability at the same time.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Pasadena

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Providence

Despite critics, 'Providence', now in its third season, has become one of the surprise hits of recent years, and on Friday nights, no less.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Primetime Glick

With Jiminy Glick, Martin Short seems to have learned how to control his character, instead of letting the character control him.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Popstars 2

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Once and Again

Pitched last September with the fanfare that characterizes “quality television” and debuting in NYPD Blue‘s hallowed Tuesday night spot, Once and Again is a

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Osbournes

'The Osbournes' is one big joke about normalcy, a parody of sitcoms and reality shows alike. By now, Ozzy Osbourne is, of course, something of a self-parody.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Office

In Season Two, Michael morphed from clown to sad clown as viewers came to realize his insensitive hi-jinks were driven by his eternal loneliness.

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PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Opening Ceremony, Olympics 2000

Whatever its faults, I loved the whole Opening Ceremony, every last minute of it. What I didn't love was NBC's coverage of it.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Other Half

But, still, despite their best of intentions, the four hosts of 'The Other Half' seem far afield from the real experiences or the views of the 'average' American male.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The O.C.

The producers finally figured out a way for commercial tie-ins to complement but not overwhelm the plot.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

NCIS

Though she has more than a passing interest in death, BDSM, and the industrial-goth combo Android Lust, Abby is a veritable ray of sunshine among the body parts and analytical equipment that clutter up her workplace.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Nikki

Both Nikki and Dwight seem like people you'd be willing to invite into your home for half an hour -- not a quality to underestimate, I realized after watching the first two episodes of this season's 'Friends' and feeling, after they were over, glad to be away from that bunch of screeching narcissists.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

9/11

CBS defended '9/11' by explaining that no deaths were filmed and that the footage would be 'respectful.' Yet, this is completely untrue.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Normal, Ohio

In a nation where the man who will be president is afraid to say the word 'gay' on national television, it might come as a surprise that one of its biggest television stars is playing a gay man on television.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Nirvana Unseen

['Nirvana Unseen' is] a head-trip because MTV would never let a band do something like that now.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Nigella Bites

'Nigella Bites' looks like a Renoir-inspired celebration of food, glorious food!

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

NYPD Blue

The real bright spot on 'NYPD Blue' as of last season, is the addition of Danny Sorenson, played by an all-grown-up Rick(y) Schroeder, to replace the sainted Simone. Who knew that the little kid from 'Silver Spoons' could handle a complicated adult role so well?

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

No doubt MTV feels good about itself right now, pleased with the kick-off to its year of anti-hate programming.

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