December 29, 2005


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The War at Home
by Amy Diaz

I didn’t know they still made sitcoms like this.

The War at Home is a laugh-tracked, characters-talking-to-a-career cornucopia of bad-TV clichés. The jokes are stale and the acting is awkward and completely lacking in ease. The sole believable character is Anita Barone, who plays a too-hot-for-the-suburbs mom, naturally...

Prison Break
by Amy Diaz

How many of us really like our siblings enough to cover our bodies in a giant, intricate tattoo?

What does body art have to do with fraternal love? Well, if that tattoo includes instructions on getting out of jail and you plan to get it to your incarcerated brother by getting yourself locked up as well, I’d say you must be deeply fond of your sibling. Deeply fond of them or stuck in the middle of an improbable Fox one-hour show....

Embracing Unoriginality
Falling Into The New Season
Fifth Dimension
Hot summer television fun
How Does It End
Looking Ahead to 2005-2006 Television
The sitcom is dead, long live the sitcom
What I Learned From Watching TV
Worth Every Penney You Pay