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Biggest Losers: A Desert-Island Serial's Fading Shinenew

Like the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815, ABC's Lost has found the world a very different place upon returning to civilization.
Metro Times  |  Jim McFarlin  |  02-03-2009  |  TV

'Life on Mars' Cops an Attitudenew

There are probably a few out there who recognize ABC's Americanized cop series Life on Mars thanks to good old BBC America. If the American writers can stay on target and keep scripts half as smart as the British ones, the show has a decent shot at success.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  10-28-2008  |  TV

Game Show Imports Like 'Wipeout' are a Study in Orientalismnew

Poking fun at the insanity of a Japanese game show isn't new. But now that mockery is being married with a shrewd commercialism as the very concepts that were once gently derided are Americanized.
Willamette Week  |  Daniel Carlson  |  07-09-2008  |  TV

How a Local Plumber Became One of Tennessee's Most-wanted Bootleggersnew

The Alcoholic Beverage Commission swooped in on a stunned Randy Piper at the two cramped souvenir shops he runs in Lynchburg's sleepy town square. He doesn't know what they expected, but he does know what they confiscated: nearly $600,000 worth of his whiskey collection.
Nashville Scene  |  Elizabeth Ulrich  |  05-30-2008  |  Food+Drink

Good Guy or Bad Guy?new

The big Kahuna of bad guys on Lost, megalomaniacal Others leader Benjamin Linus (Michael Emerson), has made a habit of insisting he's one of the good guys. How can a guy who once killed a bunch of his own people with nerve gas be good?
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Natalie Nichols  |  03-28-2008  |  TV

Let Us Cast the First Stonenew

For a show so tied to the possibility of a demonstrative God, Eli Stone has curiously little magic.
San Antonio Current  |  Luke Baumgarten  |  02-20-2008  |  TV

The Best New Show of 2007new

Getting to the point: Pushing Daisies the best new series of the season, and another idiosyncratic triumph for Bryan Fuller who last produced the cancelled Wonderfalls.
Willamette Week  |  Daniel Carlson  |  10-17-2007  |  TV

No DeLaynew

The indictment of U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is good news for two men who made a documentary investigating the Texans for a Republican Majority political action committee.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  10-10-2005  |  Movies

Madam President, Madam Presidentnew

America finally has a female president, or at least someone who plays the part on television, and some think the show could pave the way for President Hillary Clinton.
The Village Voice  |  Kristen Lombardi  |  09-28-2005  |  Politics

While Network News Flounders, the Present Belongs to NPRnew

Now that early-evening network news programming has sustained a series of body blows, it looks as if NPR -- certainly not cable -- is the wave of the future for serious news-followers.
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan Kennedy  |  04-15-2005  |  Media

Smooth Operatorsnew

We’re in the "feast" portion of the feast-or-famine TV cycle. Two of the season’s best new dramas, UPN’s Veronica Mars and Fox’s House, air opposite each other at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Boston Phoenix  |  Joyce Millman  |  11-16-2004  |  TV

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