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‘House’ of Blues: Hugh Laurie in ‘Perspectives: Down by the River’

‘A middle-aged, middle-class, balding Englishman has no business playing the blues… But what do you do about it?’

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The Secret Policeman’s Balls

The seemingly smutty and initially baffling title is the collective moniker for a series of Amnesty International benefit concerts, held in London.

Emma Simmonds
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House: 100th Episode

Dr. Miller's decision to choose selfish fulfillment over the greater good somehow instigates small epiphanies for the rest of House's team.

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Alfresco

The inconsistent early '80s British comedy sketch show, while not quite an embarrassment to all concerned, is of interest only to fans of the actors or '80s comedy completists.

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House, M.D.: Season Four

How much change is enough? Elementary, my dear Wilson.

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House

House has proven an unusually zeitgeisty phenomenon: in an era of milky American evangelism, it is unquestioningly anti-religious.

Brendon Bouzard
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Street Kings

In Street Kings, Tom (Keanu Reeves) is puffy and surly, Neo if he hadn't met Trinity, Neo unsaved.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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House

Hugh Laurie's outstandingly charismatic Dr. Greg House doth bestride the increasingly narrow-minded world of network television like a contemporary Colossus.

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House, M.D. - Season Three

Through clever writing, first rate acting, and an unrelenting subversive humor House, M.D. remains one of the finest hours on network television.

Kate Williams
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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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House

If you're not already watching Fox's House, you should be.

Roger Holland
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Valiant (2005)

Though Valiant is cheerful enough, its actors, animators, and audience have all been let down by its lack of ambition.

Roger Holland
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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Much like John Moore's Behind Enemy Lines, Phoenix splices together traditional and current action movie clichés and rhythms.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Most remarkably, after what looks like weeks in the desert sun, no one ever gets a sunburn.

Cynthia Fuchs
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House

The invasive camera stands in, weirdly, for the doctor who's overseeing the weekly inquiries, one Dr. Gregory House.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Stuart Little 2 (2002)

With all the incessant action, 'SL2' feels like it's trying to be bigger than it is.

Tracy McLoone

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