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Oct 28, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Warning: This review is geared toward those who are keeping up with the criminally under-watched Friday Night Lights and contains spoilers for new, but very welcome, converts. More

Oct 23, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

The two main characters on the USA Network's latest hour-long dramedy, White Collar, fit the channel's "characters welcome" bill to a T. Chuck's ridiculously good-looking Matt Bomer plays con artist-turned-FBI-collaborator, Neal Caffrey. Starting out on the run, a captured Caffrey is approached by FBI agent Peter Burke (Tell Me You Love Me's Tim Dekay) to help nab white-collar criminals in exchange for a conditional, limited amount of freedom monitored by an ankle bracelet. More

Oct 17, 2009 TV Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

There's nothing you can say about Monty Python in six hours that can't be said in the five minutes it takes to re-watch the "Dead Parrot" sketch, but here's IFC with a brand new documentary featuring new interviews with all surviving Python members, their families and friends, as well as archival photos and video and rarely seen interview footage. More

Oct 02, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Disclaimer: I've never been a hardcore fan of the Stargate series. Sure, the Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day) flick was dumb popcorn-style fun and the original TV series, Stargate SG-1, wasn't on for 10 seasons for nothing. Even Stargate Atlantis and the two direct-to-DVD releases (Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Stargate: Continuum) were good time wasters. Luckily, Universe was made with relative noobs like me in mind. More

Oct 01, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

They don't make 'em like they used to, and when they do they get cancelled. Case in point: Life on Mars. The show never had a chance, in part because for much of the season ABC scheduled the series in the hour following Lost—a slot that in five years has meant guaranteed cancellation in nearly every instance. More

Sep 29, 2009 TV Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

The Middle is a new ABC sitcom featuring Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) as Frankie Heck, a middle-aged mother of three trying to maintain her sanity among parenting responsibilities and a dead-end job in the middle of nowhere, Indiana. More

Sep 28, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

If you’re not already a convert to the spastic and surreal blend of comedy that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim concoct, season three may not convince you to hop aboard the crazy bus. It also includes what might be their single best episode, the ’90s “EXTREME”-skewering “Jim and Derrick.” More

Sep 25, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Seth Green has carved out an interesting niche for himself with his stop-motion animated series Robot Chicken. Combining his love for all things geek with his TV experience, he’s able to play with his toys and make a living out of it. And when we talk about geeky things, Star Wars is usually at the top of the list. More

Sep 24, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

There's more than a fine line between Lost and Heroes, there's a friggin' gulf. But despite its many faults, Heroes is the only sci-fi show in five years that's managed to replicate any level of Lost's success. And so, in an attempt to maintain the viewership they'll lose once Lost ends next spring, ABC has once again churned out another sci-fi serial, this time revolving around the mystery behind the entire world's population blacking out for just over two minutes and flashing forward to six months in the future. More