Playing It Straight

2004, TV Show

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(Warning: Do not read if you haven't...

(Warning: Do not read if you haven't watched the Shield finale and intend to do so.)

Easily the most shattering episode of this TV week came from a show that has delivered the goods for the last 11 hours of what has been arguably The Shield's best season yet.

I'm talking about the cliff-hanger finale of The Shield's split season (10 more episodes are scheduled to air early next year), which really seems to me more like a season finale. The producers have yet to declare the back half of this fifth season The Shield's series finale, but given the enormity of what transpired in this latest episode, my gut tells me that the best creative decision would be for them to wrap the show in these next 10 episodes and go out on a dramatic high.

The dramatic stakes have rarely been more intense as poor Lem (the excellent Kenneth Johnson  Read Full Article

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(Warning: Do not read if you haven't...

(Warning: Do not read if you haven't watched the Shield finale and intend to do so.)

Easily the most shattering episode of this TV week came from a show that has delivered the goods for the last 11 hours of what has been arguably The Shield's best season yet.

I'm talking about the cliff-hanger finale of The Shield's split season (10 more episodes are scheduled to air early next year), which really seems to me more like a season finale. The producers have yet to declare the back half of this fifth season The Shield's series finale, but given the enormity of what transpired in this latest episode, my gut tells me that the best creative decision would be for them to wrap the show in these next 10 episodes and go out on a dramatic high.

The dramatic stakes have rarely been more intense as poor Lem (the excellent Kenneth Johnson read more

Straight Girl's Queer Crisis!

The 21-year-old bachelorette at the heart of Fox's latest dating romp, Playing It Straight, better fine-tune her gaydar if she wants to meet Mr. Right Orientation. On Friday's premiere, Jackie gave the boot to two guys she suspected were gay but who were actually straight. (Somewhere, Liza Minnelli is feeling her pain.) TV Guide Online rang up the perky Wisconsin coed — and suspected Jennifer Love Hewitt clone — to see whether her queer eye could pass our inspection. TV Guide Online: How was the show initially presented to you?Jackie: They told me it was going to be a dating show with a big twist. TVGO: What did you think it might be?Jackie: Honestly, I thought it might have been that some of the guys were gay. TVGO: Really?Jackie: Yeah. They said i read more

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Premiered: March 12, 2004, on FOX
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Premise: A woman wooed 14 men, not knowing which of them were gay, in this flop that was yanked after three airings.

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