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TV Guide could have gone in another direction for the redesign. Instead of becoming a gossipy clone of OK magazine, or similar, it could have done more of what it did well before: The in-depth features that made it a good read from the start. TV Guide could have become the LIFE magazine of TV, remaining true to its roots. Printed TV listings are no longer necessary in a medium that is always changing its lineups. It lost a lot of subscribers as a result. -- Submitted By: (Lori9) on December 7, 2009, 11:48 am

Joey (TV series) - TV Shows
I so wanted to like this show. I gave it a few weeks, and though the apartment was kind of cool and the nephew was a pretty good comedic foil, the rest was as riveting as cold runny oatmeal. They tried to assemble an "ensemble cast" (and I don't intend to compare this to "Friends"; it was supposed to be a different show); but where WAS the "ensemble" feeling here? My pet peeves: The agent (way too obnoxious and scatterbrained; how would she function in the REAL Hollywood? She's useless, Joey get rid of her); Not enough characters for decent plot development; the blond next door doesn't offer much except an apparent disdain for her own life (ALWAYS hanging at Joey's place); and the most obvious; TOO MUCH GINA. While I respect Drea DeMatteo's work on "The Sopranos", her character was not serving any useful purpose: Too rough around the edges. Too many low-cut blouses. Every peripheral male character supposedly "fell for" her. Come on, act your age ya floozy and please develop an existence beyond your brother's apartment! The most interesting episode (character-wise) was the one when Joey threw a party. The kooky attendees were pretty funny; that kept me watching for another couple of eps but then the show reverted to the bland Gina-worship and the stale "duh" slapstick Joey's character had become chronically plagued with. The writers were asleep at the wheel there. Give Jerry Seinfeld a call, for crap's sake. This bunk did not do Matt LeBlanc's talent justice. The show was on fumes season 1. -- Submitted By: (Lori9) on June 18, 2009, 12:43 pm

PJs, The - TV Shows
I frickin LOVE this show. I am glad they are currently running it on TVOne. I can't rave enough about the creativity. I would snap up a DVD box set in a Detroit nanosecond. The characters are so fresh (ok, albeit stereotypically done) and the foamation and sets are top-notch. This could have gone on for a few more seasons, but I read somewhere that the NAACP wanted it off the air(??). Whatever. Sensitive much? Come on, if bumbling white guy Homer Simpson and King of the Hill(billies) have staying power, why not the lovable, hysterically funny PJs. This show was so well-done and pee-your-pants hilarious. How could you not love crass but benevolent Thurgood, mild-mannered Muriel, the doddering Mrs. Avery, hapless Smokey, the innocent Calvin and Juicy, fiery Bebe etc. "How the Super Stole Christmas". Genius. -- Submitted By: (Lori9) on June 18, 2009, 8:50 am

Nickelodeon - TV Shows
What has happened to Nick at Nite, those old shows we originally missed by having been born too late or tucked in too early... a fascinating variety of classics that began at 8 PM and entertained us until the wee hours? Several years ago, Nick at Nite's evening kickoff was moved back to 9 PM so that the rugrats could indulge in an additional hour of "Rugrats" (or current lame-O cartoon du jour). That hour's sacrifice was bad enough, but what can be said for an entire two hours a "nite" of Bill Cosby-oriented programs? Granted, I have always been a fan of Mr. Cosby's work. However, "Cosby Show" hardly qualifies as "Classic TV". It is still rotated regularly throughout the day in syndication; where's the *novelty* in seeing this show on Nick at Nite? Legitimate "Classic TV" programs have been bumped to the late-night pasture, when most working folks like me and my husband have long before retreated to bed. The true gems are broadcast when we are either fast asleep or out there barely earning enough to support these ever-ballooning cable bills. An entire hour of "Cheers" is redundant, and the only show worth waiting up for, "All in the Family", is most likely viewed primarily by sleepy security guards or frazzled ER attendings sipping tepid coffee in the lounge between rounds. We have not watched Nick at Nite in quite some time for this reason. At least TV Land retains that long-forgotten "flavor" previously unique to Nick at Nite. If Nickelodeon does not rethink the timing and variety of its "classic" programming lineup, the station is no doubt doomed to be the exclusive domain of rugrats and their out-of-work parents. -- Submitted By: (Lori9) on June 18, 2009, 8:49 am

Everybody loves Raymond - TV Shows
For the first few seasons, "Raymond" was a real keeper. The dialogue and character interplay were tight. While the boorishness of the father-in-law became tiresome, the mother-in-law's relentless criticism of Debra was believable. However, the Raymond character has grown increasingly whiny, inept and buffoonish. Here's a guy who recorded over his only wedding video tape, and couldn't understand Debra's horror and indignation. This guy needs to be watched... closely, lest he burn the house down. I lost interest for most of last season (2001-2002) but gave it another whirl this week. When the *entire* plot was built around Frank's raging denial of his petting a bunny as depicted in a premature eulogy, I knew that was it. I shut the TV midway through the episode. And for crap's sake Raymond, quit running across the street to your overindulgent maternal windbag and BE A HUSBAND! A dead bolt would probably kill the show, but it would solve the in-law problem. Just sayin. -- Submitted By: (Lori9) on June 18, 2009, 8:46 am

Bob the Builder - TV Shows
HOW CAN ANYONE RIP ON BOB. I learned how to hang drywall watching this show. I mean, the guy has 3 fingers and has a resume that would humble Norm Abram. Bob isn't whiny, but maybe I'd be after spending the day laying asphalt with a bunch of mechanical yahoos. I can name a couple of Spuds from my office. Wendy kicks ass, she can do anything Bob can do. If he was anatomically correct I'd ask him for a date. Oh yeah, and Lofty rules. -- Submitted By: (Lori9) on June 18, 2009, 8:37 am

Oprah Winfrey Show, The - TV Shows
Enough with the celebrity worship already! Geez. Discussion of societal issues can be valuable, but please spare us the bling factor of Celeb du Jour. They bore me to tears. WHO CARES about their latest movie, CD, haircut or whatever. And I can find my own books to read too. -- Submitted By: (Lori9) on June 18, 2009, 8:35 am

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