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Sunday, January 1 1995

Courage the Cowardly Dog

The fact is that all cartoons, from the surreal output of the Max Fleisher studios ('Betty Boop') and Disney's elitist morality fables ('Snow White and the Seven Dwarves') to Hanna-Barbera's execrable attempts at hipness ('Groovy Ghoulies'? 'Funky Phantom'?) and today's post-'Ren & Stimpy' moment of unrelenting gross-out humor ('Cow and Chicken', 'South Park'), are worthy of appraisal, if only because the medium itself is inherently subversive.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Scooby Love

But the Scoobies have expanded the tv series, to include character study and analysis of the bonds of humankind.


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Boston Public

Boston Public is, in short, a view of high school that dovetails with conservatives' worst fears: here, teachers can't teach because the students are too horny and violent to learn.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel

Given Buffy's track record for playing with conventions, there may be hope for Dawn Summers on the horizon, but as of now she is definitely the Scrappy-Doo of the Scooby Gang.


Blade: The Series

Race has been the most compelling narrative and political theme in previous Blade iterations, and it appears to be the case again.


Band of Brothers

The genie of wholesale civilian slaughter is clearly out of the bottle for good, no matter the attempts to bowdlerize it away into forgotten history, or the indignant objections of those who insist 'we' did not 'bring this on ourselves.'


The Bernie Mac Show

As in his stand-up act, the comedy in 'The Bernie Mac Show' is driven by Mac's outrageous verbal and physical expressions.


Baghdad ER

No one in Baghdad ER is more reflective about what he witnesses than the Army Chaplain whose dismayed face is ever present in the ER.


Big Brother Australia

And even when 'Big Brother Australia''s storylines weren't captivating, the people were -- their reactions, thoughts, and feelings, how they took on this environment and either made it their own, or let it swallow them whole.


Battlebots

Let's face it, this is one professional sport where the heroes, like Biohazard and War Machine, won't be caught in a room full of cocaine and hookers.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Boys and Girls and Buffy

We've all learned a lot about the politics of being young and being adult, about sexuality and gender roles, as well as about the difficulties of daily life from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but perhaps we've learned the most about all of this from Xander.


Battlebots

Let's face it, this is one professional sport where the heroes, like Biohazard and War Machine, won't be caught in a room full of cocaine and hookers.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Surprises

Many non-initiates of Buffy the Vampire Slayer dismiss it as a show about teen angst or girl action. But Buffy's diverse fan base understands that these things are worthy of our attention, and know Buffy as a series with a little something for everyone.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer - We Could Be Heroes

The finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer marks not only the end of a great series, but also the end of one of the most popular myths of our postmodern times.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

With so much going for it, why isn't 'Buffy' the hottest show on television?


Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Family Relations

Combining the family conflicts characteristic of the horror genre with those typical of melodrama, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has consistently challenged popular notions of feminism and monstrosity.


Becoming

In some states, the extreme kind of fandom [you see in 'Becoming'] would get you five years for stalking.


Big Brother 2

I was first drawn to 'Big Brother' by the fact that it was such a bad show. I couldn't believe that, after more than half a century of television, the makers of this series could come up something so obviously doomed to fail.


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