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Star Suck

The nation awaits its American Idol—but he/she sing death metal?

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - As of this writing, it’s impossible for The Only TV Column That Matters™ to say who will be the Final Two facing off in the American Idol: The Search For a Superstar (Fox; Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4) showdown. Due to our weekly...

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Bona Fide Fake

The best reality-TV series of the summer aren’t all that real. So what?

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - According to industry hype and ink, summer 2002 was all about The Triumph of Reality TV and/or The Uprising of Cable—why has so little been written about the season’s two best reality TV shows, both of which happen to reside on cable? Aside...

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Tapes of Wrath

Getting previews for the Fall 2002 TV season is almost like … work.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Originally, this edition of The Only TV Column That Matters™ was going to be all about the HBO Sunday season premieres of The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Mind of the Married Man. Thing is, the Haughty Brush-Off network almost considered...

TV & Games

Fuzzy Fall

The Fall 2002 network premieres are so cuddly!

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - You want crime-drama action? You got it. You want touchy-feely family sitcoms? You got ’em. You want bold, risk-taking television as you’ve never seen it before? Liar. The Only TV Column That Matters™ wouldn’t exist without...

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Fuzzy Fall 2

More Fall 2002 TV premieres: Cops, yuks, cops, nostalgia and cops!

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Good Morning Miami (NBC; Thursday, Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m.): NBC describes Good Morning Miami’s fictional show-within-the-show as the worst a.m. TV train wreck in America … out of respect for City Weekly pal Mitch English, no Daily Buzz jokes,...

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Real, Local

Comedy Central’s Insomniac and MTV’s FM Nation get down in Salt Lake City—ack!

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - After a drink or eight, there’s nothing like the sight of a couple of men beating the hell out of each other—unless, of course, it’s a couple of women beating the hell out of each other. Top it all off with a wet T-shirt contest, and...

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Future to the Back

The new season of Fox’s Futurama is actually last season’s leftovers, damn it!

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - The deep-pockets corporate juggernaut that is Ron’s Tube Town of Apopka, Fla., proved too formidable a foe: The Rock Springs River inner-tubing giant effectively out-maneuvered this column’s defense team last week, finally bringing to an end...

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Lefty Bag

Ratings dive for liberal hootenanny The West Wing—is America now dressing right? Not exactly …

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Talk radio is the lone conservative outpost of the Liberal Media, the Ice Station Zebra from whence right-thinking yakkers can (and do) bitch incessantly about the Liberal Media. Sure, there are a few left-leaning talk-radio hosts on the air, but they’re...

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Get Real!

Dr. Phil: Societal visionary or raging pantload?

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Dr. Phil McGraw is only here because of The Oprah—before she found this loudmouthed cue ball in 1998, he was nobody. Now, thanks to four years of guesting on The Oprah’s TV show, he’s a “life strategies and relationship expert,”...

TV & Games

Fuzzy Fall 3

The last of the Fall 2002 premieres roll out— contain your excitement.

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - At the monthly Tube Town fan-club meeting last week (held, as always, at the exclusive Bling-Bling Lounge in the Italian district of Draper), a guest put forth the question, “So, how do you feel about what your competition has to say about the new...
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