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Daniel Carlson

Jesse James Is a Dead Man — TV Review

Spike's "Jesse James Is a Dead Man" is probably the most boring show ever made about a guy trying to kill himself.

Hitched or Ditched — TV Review

Watching the CW's "Hitched or Ditched" is a brutal experience.

‘Glee’

Ryan Murphy's "Glee" is as far from his "Nip/Tuck" as possible, and that's a good thing.

Glee — TV Review

Ryan Murphy's "Glee" is as far from his "Nip/Tuck" as possible, and that's a good thing.

‘The Office’ 100th episode

Biting writing, supersized episodes and a digital presence have earned 'The Office' a glowing performance review in NBC's lineup.

Q&A: Greg Daniels

Showrunner paid his dues at other TV comedy hits before taking the corner "Office."

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler — TV Review

This TV movie has a few harrowing moments that skillfully bring home the human and emotional cost of World War II, but mostly the telefilm plays like too many other things we've seen before.

‘Sit Down, Shut Up’

The problem with Fox's "Sit Down, Shut Up" isn't that it tries to be a meta-comedy that pokes fun at other animated series, riffing on everything from characters' desire to have catchphrases to…

Sit Down, Shut Up — TV Review

The problem with Fox's "Sit Down, Shut Up" isn't that it tries to be a meta-comedy that pokes fun at other animated series. No, the problem is that the show just isn't funny.

‘Harper’s Island’

If "Harper's Island" were a self-aware spoof of the horror genre, it would be amazing — like "Shaun of the Dead"-level good. But the problem with CBS' new horror-mystery-soap mash-up is that…

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It's unfair to compare NBC's "Parks and Recreation" to "The Office" just because they share writers and producers. "Office" didn't any more invent the mockumentary than its British predecessor, and…

Harper’s Island — TV Review

If "Harper's Island" were a self-aware spoof of the horror genre, it would be amazing -- like "Shaun of the Dead"-level good. But the problem with CBS' new horror-mystery-soap mash-up is that it's…