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The Morning After: Return of the Kings

I’ll be doing a Watch on the Big Love season finale later, but because I’m recuperating from a stomach bug and looking at a to-do list the length of a Greek diner menu, it may be a while. In the meantime, did anyone stick around for the second week of Kings? Given the ratings for the first week of Kings, it may be a moot point, but I’m …

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TV Tonight: Party Down

When (and if) you first heard about Party Down, the new comedy on Starz, your reaction was probably the same as mine: do I have Starz? Now would be a good time to find out, because this show—from Rob Thomas and Paul Rudd and with a cast including Adam Scott, Jane Lynch and Martin Starr—is worth your time and pay-cable dollar. …

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Happy BSG Day! What Do You Frakking Want?

Battlestar Galactica‘s finale airs tonight–and, PSA, runs about 11 minutes long, so pad your recordings–so consider this an open thread to discuss what you hope the show’s last hours will give you, and what you predict they will.

As mentioned, I’ve already seen the finale (and no, I am not breathing a word, hard as it is to …

Putting the Squeeze on Fees in Chicago

Yesterday I mentioned that in May, when the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opens its new rooftop sculpture garden, it will also increase its admission fee by 20%, from $12.50 to $15. I think I’m seeing a trend here. Pending approval by the city, the Philadelphia Museum of Art also plans to increase admission fees, which range right …

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The Morning After: Bela-Ted

I never reviewed ABC’s new comedy Better Off Ted, it being a casualty of a busy week. Created by Victor Fresco (Andy Richter Controls the Universe) and set in the vaguely sinister R&D department of a megacorporation, it continues this TV season’s theme of abused science (Dollhouse, Fringe, Eleventh Hour) in the form of a sitcom. …

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