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White Collar 2.13 “Countermeasures” Review

White Collar 2.13 “Countermeasures” Review

Cory Barker February 9, 2011 0

Let’s just get this out of the way first: The actual case narrative and the guest stars in ‘Countermeasures?’Not so good. I like Billy Dee Williams as much as the next guy, but this

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Cougar Town 2.14 “Cry To Me” Review

Cougar Town 2.14 “Cry To Me” Review

Cory Barker February 3, 2011 1

‘Cry To Me’is unfortunately the last episode of Cougar Town for a couple of months. ABC was to line up Matthew Perry’s Mr. Sunshine and I think even Happy Endings in the post-Modern Family

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White Collar 2.12 “What Happens in Burma” Review

White Collar 2.12 “What Happens in Burma” Review

Cory Barker February 2, 2011 0

After the first two episodes of season 2.5 focused on the major narratives, White Collar fell comfortably back into its procedural charms with ‘What Happens in Burma.’And unlike most series where I’d rather spend

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Cougar Town 2.13 “Lost Children” Review

Cougar Town 2.13 “Lost Children” Review

Cory Barker January 27, 2011 0

Last night’s Cougar Town was a weird one. In a lot of ways, the episode felt poorly constructed and more random than the series usually is, particularly in the set-up of its main dramatic

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White Collar 2.11 “Forging Bonds” Review

White Collar 2.11 “Forging Bonds” Review

Cory Barker January 26, 2011 2

Flashback episodes are always, always tricky. And I always say this. But that is because it’s true. As a writer, you run the risk of spending too much time on pointless details, creating backstories

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Community 2.12 “Asian Population Studies” Review

Community 2.12 “Asian Population Studies” Review

Cory Barker January 21, 2011 0

There’s been a lot of discussion about the two different kinds of Community. It’s not quite ‘3 Glees‘worthy, but critics and fans can obviously see how this series can present us with high-concept, meta-driven

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Cougar Town 2.12 “A Thing About You” Review

Cougar Town 2.12 “A Thing About You” Review

Cory Barker January 20, 2011 0

Thanks to President Obama’s admittedly moving speech in Tuscon last week, Cougar Town was given the shaft of preemption. I’m not really sure if that alters the season as a whole, but I read

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White Collar 2.10 “Burke’s Seven” Review

White Collar 2.10 “Burke’s Seven” Review

Cory Barker January 19, 2011 0

White Collar is a program that gets a good deal of mileage out of the general likability of its characters and the chemistry the actors have with one another. The overarching ‘mythology’of the series

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Golden Globes Predictions: Series Categories

Golden Globes Predictions: Series Categories

Cory Barker January 14, 2011 0

I feel like I probably know the answer to the primary question of this post. We all know that the Golden Globe Awards are a crock, especially when in reference to television. I originally

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Golden Globes Predictions: Lead Categories

Golden Globes Predictions: Lead Categories

Cory Barker January 13, 2011 1

I feel like I probably know the answer to the primary question of this post. We all know that the Golden Globe Awards are a crock, especially when in reference to television. I originally

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