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January 26, 2010

Review: The Deep End 1x1

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The Deep End

In the US: Thursdays, 8/7c, ABC

Oh look: another show about lawyers. Gosh, is there actually anything new that can be said or hasn't be done with lawyers already? I mean, here we have a whole bunch of novice lawyers (Raising the Bar), being trained by their cut-throat mentors (Shark), having lots of jolly whacky fun together (Boston Legal), getting worried about their relationships (Ally McBeal) and worrying about the little guy and doing good (Eli Stone).

All done before.

So like cop shows, if you're going to have a new lawyer show, it's largely about the mix and the vibe it gives out, rather than because you're expecting anything truly original.

The Deep End is a curious mix. It's about one part fun and decent characters and actors to five parts toenail-curlingly poorly written dialogue and situations. Still, it does have two very big things going for it: Billy Zane and Clancy Brown.

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January 26, 2010

Review: Heroes 4x16 - The Art of Deception

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Heroes 4x16 - The Art of Deception

In the US: Monday 25th January 2010, 9pm, NBC
In the UK: May or something, BBC2

Woo hoo! Look who's back!

Actually, lots of people are back this week, but (almost) best of all, it's top Heroes writer Mark Verheiden who turns in a great episode. Spoilers after the jump.

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January 19, 2010

Review: Human Target 1x1

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Human Target

In the US: Wednesdays, 9pm, Fox

Why would a man choose to put himself in the line of fire? Well, you're not going to find out from a show like Human Target, are you? It's on Fox.

But at the very least, you'll probably have a bit of escapist, not particularly clever fun with lots of stunts while you're watching it. That, at least, is the most plausible thing about it.

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