Daily Archives: September 29, 2011

The Problem with ‘X Factor’ So Far

Watching the first three episodes of Simon Cowell’s new American venture has been more of a chore than it should be. Didn’t we once look forward to watching “American Idol”? “The X Factor” by contrast is much less of pleasure, and not just because its sheer volume. In three episodes, it’s already expended six hours, […]

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Thursday TV: ‘How to Be a Gentleman,’ ‘Latino List’

It’s got one of the strongest supporting casts on TV, with Rhys Darby (Murray from “Flight of the Conchords,” Dave Foley of “Newsradio,” Mary Lynn Rajskub of “24.” But at its center looks to be  an “Odd Couple” rehash with creator David Hornsby (a minor character from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) as an uptight […]

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Hugh Laurie Goes to New Orleans

Ah, celebrity! It opens so many doors to the good life: the best tables at restaurants, invitations to royal events, packed goodie bags at awards shows. And say you’re a weekend musician who has dabbled in a certain style of music, record companies may contact you to come into the studio, film companies may underwrite […]

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