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February 12, 2007
Dracula

While I can’t imagine why we’d want another Dracula, this one’s sturdy enough. Next time, though, how about a subtext that speaks to the feeding frenzies of HMOs, Microsoft Windows, and Donald Trump?

February 12, 2007
Down the Hatch

Lost returns with more questions, few answers, and an audience whose patience is wearing thin.

February 5, 2007
Tune In to the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Just as your disappointment fades over last fall’s new shows (Standoff), here come the midseason premieres to re-stoke your excitement.

February 5, 2007
The Supreme Court

This thoughtful, earnest, and perhaps a shade too on-the-one-hand, on-the-other mini-series, escorting us with many a wise talking head emphasizes one irony while ignoring another.

February 5, 2007
Bad Girls

Don’t imagine you are tuning in to The L Word behind bars. Bad Girls is much better than that—it has a rough Oz edge and some of the feminist wit of Jonathan Demme’s Caged Heat.

February 5, 2007
Marriage Is Easy. Comedy Is Hard.

On his new sitcom, David Spade trots out old gags about couples, while 30 Rock’s leading lady frets that she’s not in one.

January 15, 2007
Chinese Prison vs. Cell-Phone Hell

It’s a new day for 24, but the show seems to suffer from even more credibility issues. And is Jack Bauer feeling guilty or what?

January 8, 2007
You Watch That Trash?

There is little new to stare at in Courteney Cox’s smooth Dirt—save for the show’s troubled paparazzo.

December 11, 2006
Tossed and Turned

The mini-series Tsunami reveals what was lost, and what remained.

November 9, 2006
It’s Not Exactly Brain Surgery

3 Lbs. joins Grey’s Anatomy in the sexed-up hospital genre: plenty of sin, skin, and scalpels.

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