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The Closer, The Complete Fifth Season

The Closer, The Complete Fifth Season

| July 19, 2010

It kept occurring to me while watching The Closer: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD that Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) struggles just like any other woman. She’s struggling to have it all, a career, a personal life, and a family, as unique as her family may be. Even though she’s known for being […]

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Covert Affairs, Series Premiere July 13 On USA

Covert Affairs, Series Premiere July 13 On USA

| July 13, 2010

For a detective show, Covert Affairs on USA doesn’t exactly offer anything new, but it does offer some great new characters. Star Piper Perabo’s character might not be different either, but she’s just interesting, and Christopher Gorham’s character as a blind agent is definitely new and interesting. The premiere episode offers enough that I want […]

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Fagbug

Fagbug

| July 12, 2010

Fagbug came to me via different means. Instead of coming through PR, it came from my family via the filmmaker/subject herself. Some of my family and friends had been at Gay Pride in Chicago a few weeks back. My sister bought the movie from the filmmaker at Pride, then after watching it, was telling me […]

The Closer, Season Premiere On TNT July 12

The Closer, Season Premiere On TNT July 12

| July 12, 2010

The Closer is back for another season, and once again it’s filled with the usual humor. That’s always a trademark of The Closer and Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson’s investigating. No matter how much she wants to stay to task, there’s always enough things going wrong around her, and her Southern humor just can’t do enough […]

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Rizzoli and Isles, Season Premiere On TNT July 12

Rizzoli and Isles, Season Premiere On TNT July 12

| July 12, 2010

From the early description of Rizzoli and Isles, I was seeing a comparison to the Jerry O’Connell years of Crossing Jordan, yet what I wasn’t seeing is that these two leads are both female. Interestingly enough, looking into the background of the show, it was originally just supposed to be about the homicide detective, and […]

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Pretty Bird

Pretty Bird

| July 6, 2010

The major appeal of Pretty Bird is by far the stars, mostly Paul Giamatti and Kristen Wiig, but certainly Billy Crudup and David Hornsby to a slightly lesser extent. With Giamatti I found exactly what I was looking for, but today’s It Girl, Wiig, seemed mostly underused. Her storyline just seemed to be added in […]

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Memphis Beat – “Baby Let’s Play House,” June 29 on TNT

Memphis Beat – “Baby Let’s Play House,” June 29 on TNT

| June 28, 2010

After seeing the series premiere of Memphis Beat last week, I though the series had promise, but I was missing that identifying characteristic that said it was a George Clooney-produced series. Having now seen the second episode, “Baby Let’s Play House,” I’m still not seeing George on it, but I am seeing something I like […]

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Air Bud: World Pup

Air Bud: World Pup

| June 26, 2010

I have to think the timing of the release of Air Bud: World Pup wasn’t accidental. The sports-loving dog is moving on from basketball and football to soccer, and it just happens to be when everyone is talking about the World Cup. Of course, this movie was originally released ten years ago, but there’s nothing […]

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Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume 4

Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume 4

| June 25, 2010

My 17-year-old son has a way of telling me he likes TV series that he becomes addicted to, and that’s by telling me repeatedly “I hate this.” He did that watching Make It Or Break It, which I was surprised he liked, being that it was about a group of young female gymnasts (then again, […]

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Memphis Beat, June 22 On TNT

Memphis Beat, June 22 On TNT

| June 21, 2010

When you think of Memphis you think of country music rooted in the blues and Elvis Presley. TNT is premiering a new detective series on June 22 that firmly plants its foot in that same music scene. From the storyline of the pilot all the way to the detective’s hobby. Dwight Hendricks (Jason Lee) plays […]

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