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Penn & Teller, That's Not How Houdini Did It

Penn & Teller present the show like they’re taking these people to task and beating them on an intellectual plane, when really, they’re debating an edited interview where someone’s thoughts on a subject is whittled down to about 45 seconds.

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The Sarah Silverman Program: Season Two, Volume Two

One thing's for sure over the course of these ten episodes: You’d be hard pressed to find a show more obtuse and winkingly post-modern than this.

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season

In short order, Breaking Bad not only surpassed Mad Men in quality and storytelling; it is, without question, the best show on television.

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More Than a Game

Belman’s storytelling ignores a variety of interesting side stories in favor of presenting a triumphant sports narrative.

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The Hangover

In 2009, with the wars and economy tanking, The Hangover, for better or worse, was the movie we went to when we needed a laugh.

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Paper Heart

Granted, this is a bit of a mess, and it is damn precious, but compared to All About Steve, Paper Heart might as well be The 400 Blows.

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Numb3rs: Season Five

This is undone by the same thing that plagues all CBS crime show lineups: many episodes are centered around tension-filled scenarios involving the characters, all of whom will always escape just fine.

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Important Things with Demetri Martin

Airing a show featuring a comedian best known for support roles in The Daily Show and Flight of the Conchords might have been one of their riskier properties for Comedy Central -- but it works.

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I Love You, Man

This isn’t a new twist on the romantic comedy; it’s exactly the same lame stuff Hollywood has been selling for years, but with an extra Y chromosome.

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Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Episode II

Episode II throws the first version down a shaft in the Death Star and takes the throne.

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Weeds: Season 4

This show is like a bad habit that just won't go away.

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Schwarzenegger Collection

Schwarzenegger has brought his unique brand of underacting to movies of wide-ranging quality.

Andrew Winistorfer
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Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Like getting a hug and a kiss from grandma at Christmas: You know what’s coming, it goes on a little bit too long, and you’re slightly embarrassed when it’s over.

Andrew Winistorfer
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The Closer: The Complete Fourth Season

Ninety percent of the show’s fireworks happen in the interrogation room, where Johnson reigns, and we never get a whiff of the court room.

Andrew Winistorfer
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American Dad! Vol. 4

This has carved out a nice niche for itself as the only reliably funny show during “Animation Domination”.

Andrew Winistorfer
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The Dana Carvey Show

Dana Carvey had beloved characters like Garth and the Church Lady, and bankable impressions of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot in his repertoire.

Andrew Winistorfer
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Life of Ryan: Complete Series

This so-called ‘reality show’ feels no more reality-based than a scripted sitcom.

Andrew Winistorfer
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Spin City: The Complete Second Season

A rough dry run for Bill Lawrence, who would create a much better workplace drama with Scrubs.

Andrew Winistorfer
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Jim Gaffigan: King Baby

Gaffigan does nearly 15-minute riffs on bacon, and its hilarious.

Andrew Winistorfer
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Eighth Year

SVU is stronger than the original show in that it lets you into the lives of the detectives.

Andrew Winistorfer
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10 Items or Less: Seasons 1 & 2

A competent comedy that probably wouldn't exist if it wasn’t on TBS.

Andrew Winistorfer
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