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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% The Chair: Season 1 (TV, 2002) Even though "The Chair" is undeniably tame compared to "The Chamber," it is also more fun to watch (John McEnroe! Is anyone else excited?), falling somewhere between a quiz show and a Monty Python sketch. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
18% Hack: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) It's an absurd premise, but at least it's original. The same thing can't be said for the first episode's story lines, however. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
87% Emmys: 53rd Emmys (TV, 2001) [Host Ellen DeGeneres'] loopy and hesitant brand of humor and good-natured guilelessness lent the perfect combination of levity and honesty to a show that could have devolved into something as cringy and maudlin.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
31% That Was Then: Season 1 (TV, 2002) Ultimately, "That Was Then" suffers from the same disease that affects most television: The idea almost always overshadows the execution.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
21% First Monday: Season 1 (TV, 2002) In "First Monday's" Supreme Court, there is very little poring over case minutiae and a lot of running, yelling and last-minute discoveries of new evidence. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
29% Bram and Alice: Season 1 (TV, 2002) [Alfred] Molina's character is delightfully rakish.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
40% Leap of Faith: Season 1 (TV, 2002) "Leap of Faith" is too derivative to be entirely successful.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
91% Miss Match: Season 1 (TV, 2003) New series can be a lot like first dates, awkward and straining and full of disjointed information. But as Kate explains to a client who is about to give up on love, you can tell when something might work because "it just feels right." And this just does.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
58% I'm With Her: Season 1 (TV, 2003-2004) So far, I'm With Her delivers more romance than comedy, but that could change if the characters were to remove their halos. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
38% Less Than Perfect: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) You know a show doesn't hold you in very high regard when it casts Andy Dick as one of your bestest buddies.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
20% Summerland: Season 1 (TV, 2004) As Spelling shows often do, "Summerland" feels as if it were written by people who don't live among us and are unfamiliar with our ways.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
38% The Simple Life: The Simple Life: Road Trip (TV, 2004) As it turns out, Hilton and Richie may be the funniest, most ingeniously disingenuous pair of girlfriends to hit TV since Lucy and Ethel.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
69% The Simple Life: Season 1 (TV, 2003-2004) Despite its wickedly contrived and booby-trapped fish-out-of-water premise, The Simple Life is also the only show to pit American privilege against American poverty and let them duke it out for our sympathies.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
56% Watching Ellie: Season 1 (TV, 2002) A lovingly constructed showcase that plays to the strengths of TV's funniest, best-loved and most fictionally troubled female nut job.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
75% Life with Bonnie: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) Of all the newsroom and talk-show comedies debuting this fall, Life With Bonnie is the only one that features a real-life personality capable of carrying a show of that kind.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
77% Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Original): Season 1 (TV, 2003-2004) Queer Eye is a show about people who need people. It's a gay-straight version of a Michael Jackson-Paul McCartney duet. "Queer Eye" is glasnost.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
85% Project Greenlight: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2002) The result demonstrates that there's nothing more enjoyable than the crashing failure of a hubristic chump.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
B+ 91% Project Greenlight: Season 2 (TV, 2003) While most win-your-dream-job reality series tend to be long on the slow-and-steady climb part and short on the fast-and-nasty fall, "Greenlight" dares to show what happens when the talent (or lack of it) hits the fan.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
B+ No Score Yet King of the Hill: Season 7 (TV, 2002-2003) What makes "King" so deceptively subversive is that it subtly takes apart TV's nuclear-family archetypes that we have come to accept as real, slyly exposing the liberal pieties underneath them.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
18% Girls Club: Season 1 (TV, 2002) Ultimately, "girls club" is not the sort of club you'd want to accept you as a member.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
No Score Yet Greg the Bunny: Season 1 (TV, 2002) Greg the Bunny is the dumbest thing you ever saw, in a good way.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
69% American Dreams: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) American Dreams is as soft-focused and jelly-bellied as a close-up of Shelley Winters, and the message gets a little garbled in the nostalgia.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
96% Boomtown: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) The characters are more finely drawn than on most cop dramas, and the dialogue is refreshingly digressive and true-to-life.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
80% American Idol: Season 1 (TV, 2002) Winning a fame contest is not all that different from being kidnapped, reprogrammed and choreographed by Lou Pearlman.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
47% Ally McBeal: Season 5 (TV, 2001-2002) Fantasy permeated all the characters' lives and made real life seem paltry by comparison... In this way, "Ally McBeal" played like an extended anti-fantasy public service announcement.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
No Score Yet Temptation Island: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Fox's answer to the Stanford Prison Experiment, only with sand.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
92% Without a Trace: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) The procedural approach is catchy. There's something irresistible about a forensic drama that hooks you with hints at the ending and works backward from there. This one's for the more squeamish sleuth.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
100% Absolutely Fabulous: Series 5 (TV, 2003) You can always count on "Absolutely Fabulous" to home in on the notable inanities of the day, like a wobbly pigeon with a crust in its cross-hairs.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
No Score Yet Monk: Season 3 (TV, 2004-2005) Monk, whose titular character also suffers from a wide array of dirt- and disorder-related phobias, is so satisfyingly neat, meticulous and methodical it adds a new, oddly compelling dimension to the phrase "must-see."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
93% Undeclared: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2002) What makes Undeclared so refreshingly unfamiliar is how surprisingly familiar it is. It looks more like life than like TV.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
88% The Tick: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2002) As knuckleheaded as he is big-hearted and as single-minded as he is naive, the Tick is hands-down the nicest superhero ever created.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
77% The L Word: Season 1 (TV, 2004) Despite glaring assaults on plausibility... the show strikes universal chords.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
91% The Sopranos: Season 4 (TV, 2002) Everybody is right back where they started - except that they know more, and they've been places they can't return from and said things they can't take back.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3 (TV, 2002) One of the show's slyest comic feats is the feeling of displacement it produces in the viewer by putting people like David, Michael York and Ted Danson in a room together and showing what would happen if they invested in a restaurant.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
96% Deadwood: Season 1 (TV, 2004) In fact, disconcerting as this retro streak of HBO's has been, "Deadwood" is engrossing, refreshingly well written and oddly relevant.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
B+ 88% Sex and the City: Season 6 (TV, 2003-2004) Even with all its giddy departures from reality [...], the show has always nailed the weird arithmetic of love: Each new relationship adds baggage, subtracts expectations, and recalculates one's outlook.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
C- 57% Carnivàle: Season 1 (TV, 2003) How does it all fit together? Could the tattooed man be slouching toward, er, Bethlehem? What's with the indeterminately Euro spelling of "carnival"? And most disturbing, what was HBO thinking?‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
100% Alias: Season 2 (TV, 2002-2003) What at first seemed like a casting gimmick has turned out to be a genre-bending coup: The Spy From the Dysfunctional Family.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
85% Firefly: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) At the moment it's a little bit Star Wars, a little bit Indiana Jones. And thanks to the work of George Lucas and other Joseph Campbell-inspired visionaries, we probably already have enough of those to last us for the next 500 years.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2014
C 77% The O.C.: Season 1 (TV, 2003-2004) Somewhere in all the high-stakes soapiness and often deft and subtle drama, there is a pretty wicked satire of baby-boomer values.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
A 100% Arrested Development: Season 1 (TV, 2003-2004) I don't know about you, but I'm not used to laughing out loud alone in front of the TV. Honestly, I was startled.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2013
94% 24: Day 2 (TV, 2002-2003) One thing is certain, it's going to be another long day on "24." At least early indications suggest it won't be boring. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2001
95% 24: Day 1 (TV, 2001-2002) Turbo-pacing, spy-movie dialogue, hot-chick secret agents (and hot-chick assistants, wives, computer experts and daughters), walls of jargon and clich d interpersonal relationships aside, "24 could turn out to be fun. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2001
86% Nip/Tuck: Season 2 (TV, 2004) Nip/Tuck elicits a distinctly late 20th, early 21st century kind of horror. And a gothic dualism slashes through the show like that ubiquitous virgule. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2004