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Down With OCD

Drivers, coppers, gators and daters.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jul 11,2007 - Drive tFriday, July 13 (Fox) tTwo-Hour Series Finale'This Time for Real, Probably: Fox decided that Friday the 13th would be a more advantageous send-off/burn-off date for the canceled Drive than July the 4th. Or they’re just fucking with you again,...

TV & Games

Ding & Dent

Skanks, sci-fi, Bondo and Bees.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jul 6,2007 - Big Brother ttThursday, July 5 (CBS) tSeason Premiere: After an endless cavalcade of morons-in-a-house reality rip-offs, Big Brother is suddenly looking pretty good'you know, like the first skank you eyed at the club earlier in the evening before those...

TV & Games

Burn It Off

Spooks, kooks, Loops and coupes.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 29,2007 - The Starter Wife ttThursday, June 28 (USA) tMiniseries Finale: This should have been over weeks ago. The initial two hours of The Starter Wife were charming enough, but the miniseries ran out of story long before it exhausted the wardrobe (apparently...

TV & Games

Stars & Stripes

Studios, Stargates, soldiers and stand-ups.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 22,2007 - Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip ttThursdays (NBC) tRemember that excitement about NBC allowing Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip to play out its final episodes over the summer? Over it. Waaay over it. What was originally a crackling showbiz dramedy with touches...

TV & Games

Cable Ready

Columbia, Conchords, Chickens and Closers.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 18,2007 - The 4400, The Dead Zone ttSunday, June 17 (USA) tSeason Premieres: Jesus, er, Jordan Collier (Billy Campbell) is now a series regular on The 4400, despite having been assassinated last season'because no one’s going to watch a show called The 4399....

TV & Games

Moral Bore

The new Dr. Laura is only a threat to itself.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Let’s set things straight, excuse the pun: The September issue of the Pillar, Utah’s fine monthly gay-lesbian-transgendered newspaper, erroneously reported that the dreaded new Dr. Laura TV show would be broadcast locally by KUTV 2. The Pillar...

TV & Games

Die, Robots, Die!

Comedy Central’s BattleBots and the American Way.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Call me a bonehead (go ahead, everyone does), but I likes my cable TV. It ain’t an easy thing to admit publicly. On one hand, you’ve got the satellite dish clique proclaiming themselves a superior race of humans because they can watch Malcolm...

TV & Games

Videorama

New releases on home video and DVD for September.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - American Psycho (Lions Gate, R) The greatest history lesson on the ’80s ever! Finally, the genius of Huey Lewis & the News gets props! If you happen to be a twisted puppy (face it, if you’re reading back this far in the freebie paper,...

TV & Games

Saturday Night Lobotomy

The Cindy Margolis Show downloads a full-sensory beating.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Ever heard the word “beating” used to describe an extremely negative experience? I’ve heard it twice in the last week: The first was in reference to ex-City Weekly columnist John Harrington’s old talk-radio show (“Damn, listening...

TV & Games

Death Watch 2000

The fall TV season dead pool rides again!

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - ...
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