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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Making the Band

Yes, their fame is being 'handed' to them, but only if they commit to a whole lot of work. Is that really any worse than someone who gets to be a star because his brother needed a bass player?

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Murder in Small Town X

The real problem is that 'Murder in Small Town X' can't decide how 'real' it wants to be.

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To capture such a 'whirlwind' would be impossible; but 'Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind' provides a provocative introduction to this compelling, complex man.

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PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Madigan Men

As unfair as it may seem, a wealthy, handsome single architect with a commitment to monogamy and an Irish accent simply would not have that much trouble getting a girlfriend. Hell, 'I'd' date him.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Michael Richards Show

What's puzzling is why they didn't just call the thing 'Cosmo Kramer, P.I.' That's what audiences wanted, and that's essentially what the show turns out to be.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Malcolm in the Middle

In much the same way that the Conners of 'Roseanne' exploded the myth of the unified, dad-centered sitcom family, the Wilkersons are a unit in which the siblings really do try to kill each other and the parents maintain control through guerilla strategy rather than homespun aphorisms -- just like real families. Radical notion, that.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Because Goren's intellect and intuition never fail, Criminal Intent's narratives never consider the presumption of innocence as a legal (or dramatic) standard.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Part of the problem is that the 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' writers haven't given Ice T much to do: he's Munch's Yes Man, and it doesn't become him.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - La Femme Nikita

“I was falsely accused of a hideous crime and sentenced in life in prison. One night I was taken from my cell to a place

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Lovespring International

It's difficult to believe that six people can be so self-absorbed and shortsighted, let alone gathered in the same workplace.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Law & Order

Though 'Law & Order' frequently, and most chillingly, tells tales of true crime -- the monstrous pit bull is the most recent example -- it also treats them with the dread, indeed, the disgust they deserve.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Lost

Lost survives because its mix of fantasy and mystery, character development and plot twists, predictability and sharp twists -- in short, its mix of cleverness and crap -- is like nothing else on TV.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Lucky Louie

Lucky Louie's preoccupation with the prurient threatens to turn a promising spin on the sitcom into a one-note novelty.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage

But this isn't the first time viewers have been asked to watch a plot they already know well.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Lone Gunmen

Unlike Federal Agent Fox Mulder, these guys, sitting penniless in a warehouse laden with powerful computers and espionage equipment, are true subversives.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Laramie Project

'The Laramie Project' gives the townspeople a voice, an opportunity to respond to the murder and the trials that put them in the national spotlight.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Kyle XY

The juxtaposition of the innocent Kyle with such tainted youth indicates the show's attitude regarding 'kids today': they're irresponsible, confrontational, and selfish.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Just Shoot Me

Just Shoot Me's point [is] that the world of fashion magazines is shallow, empty, completely fake... and very, very funny.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Jackass

The eye-popping, gag-inducing, jaw-dropping comedic assaults of 'Jackass' are funny because they take such exaggerated steps over the boundaries of acceptable behavior.

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