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Mickey Marx
American studies prof Andrew Ross takes a look inside Disney's Florida residential utopia. [09-27-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Deja Vu
Martin Short's new talk show could become a smart counterweight to Rosie O'Donnell's, sort of a "Forbidden Broadway" to Rosie's relentless "I Love New York" campaign. [09-27-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Fall Romance
In the fall, television turns to thoughts of love with PBS's "An American Love Story" and a Lucy tribute. [09-13-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Skin Deep
Why should black sit-coms be any better than their white ancestors? [08-23-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Where It All Went Wrong
At some point, even the best TV series go bad, and jumptheshark.com is out to document the demises. [08-09-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Off the Rails
The NAACP got everyone's attention last week when it pointed out that none of the 25 new shows on the big four networks this fall has an African-American in the lead. [07-26-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Power Trips
TNT's "Pirates of the Silicon Valley" is a battle of stereotypes and "After Stonewall" stops short of criticizing anybody who's gay. [06-21-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Lust is All Around
The richest irony running throughout HBO's "Sex and the City" is that the main characters have every kind of sex imaginable except the comfortable, relaxing kind. [06-14-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Summer Reading
A suggested reading list for the lazy, hazy days of summer. [06-01-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

We, the Viewers...
The television viewing public should have the right to know the identities of Nielsen families -- and to demand psychiatric examinations for them. [05-10-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Shoot-'Em-Up
For TV critics, April can be cruel indeed, but Michael Moore, at least, is fighting the good fight. [04-19-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Truth and Consequences
"Oz," "Futurama," "Tenacious D.," and "The Norm Show" define the difference between cable and the broadcast networks. [04-05-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Killing Time
It's not even the year 2000 and already historians and commentators are analyzing how our culture is facing the millennium. [04-05-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

True Lies
Will the Showtime drama Total Recall 2070 appeal to fans of The X-Files? [03-15-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Silly Season
A silly look at a dreadfully silly TV season, hello to long goodbyes, and some advice for Howard Stern. [03-01-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Don't Look Back
NBC's film "The '60s" is just more revisionist establishment crap -- like "The Mod Squad" without the camp. [02-08-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Take Me to the River
NBC is hoping for a miracle from its new primetime drama "Providence," but there's nothing like vintage "St. Elsewhere" on video. [01-04-99]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

1998 TV In Review
In 1998, Fox TV won big ratings with car-chase documentaries, but there were at least 10 television shows that held their own against the tide of mediocrity. [12-27-98]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

No Guts, No Glory
ABC's "Sports Night" isn't "M*A*S*H," but it's getting there. [11-30-98]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

If It Bleeds, It Leads
If you put TV's courtroom dramas on trial, you'll find them guilty of increasing shallowness. [11-02-98]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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