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Cristela TV Review ABC
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TV Review: 'Cristela'

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For a time in the '90s, a five-minute set at the Comedy Store was enough to land the talent a sitcom, or so the joke went. Despite the high attrition rate of that strategy, it lingers on in…

CW The Flash TV Review
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TV Review: 'The Flash'

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Hewing closely to the template of "Smallville," "The Flash" bursts out of the starting gate, racing through an origin story and related history that transforms baby-faced CSI Barry Allen into the…

Bad Judge TV Review
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TV Review: 'Bad Judge'

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Ah, "Bad Judge." If ever a title lent itself to ridicule, it's this one, although the show works pretty hard to earn the gibes. Kate Walsh plays the robed dispenser of justice, who, when not on the…

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Scorpion TV Review CBS
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TV Review: 'Scorpion'

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Given the fortune CBS is spending on license fees for "The Big Bang Theory," the network can be forgiven for trying to expand the show's geek-chic vibe to its procedural-drama wheelhouse. So while…

Forever TV Review ABC
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TV Review: 'Forever'

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For some reason, TV has a bad habit of squandering immortality in the context of pedestrian police procedurals. Fox did as much in "New Amsterdam," and ABC apes the formula in "Forever," an oddly…

Madam Secretary TV Review CBS
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TV Review: 'Madam Secretary'

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Like most CBS dramas, "Madam Secretary" was clearly developed with a time period in mind -- another high-powered, classily cast drama about a woman with ripped-from-the-headlines undertones. Yet this…

Gotham TV Review Fox
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TV Review: 'Gotham'

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The title and promotional campaign do "Gotham" no favors, fostering expectations about a stronger link to the "Batman" franchise than can possibly exist -- at least, considering the setting, not for…

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