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Rob Cohen is a television writer most recently of "Jobsite" on the History Channel. He loves television and has an internal clock that wakes him up every day at 10:55 AM, right before The Price is Right. He got his BA in psychology and cinema studies from the University of Pennsylvania and MFA in dramatic writing from NYU and is sad that school can’t continue forever. At age 5, he directed his first short film, “Honey I Blew Up the Dog,” in which he filmed his dog trampling a Lego city. It’s all been downhill from there.

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The Most Important Moment From Last Week's Lost

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2010 | 7:14 PM

Well, it's been over a week since last week's episode. Crazy how it works like that. If I had a nickel for every time I fell behind on a blog I was semi-invested in, I'd have, well, a quarter, maybe. But it's time to get back on the bandwagon--and at...

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The Most Important Moment From This Week's Lost

(8) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 8:16 PM

I love Lost. So do a lot of other people. For comprehensive coverage, go elsewhere (as I no doubt will). For one important thing to think about each week, read on.

"Lighthouse" was an entertaining, albeit meandering, episode. We got a little bit of everyone on the island...

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The Most Important Moment From This Week's Lost

(13) Comments | Posted February 18, 2010 | 3:15 PM

I love Lost. So do a lot of other people. For comprehensive coverage, go elsewhere (as I no doubt will). For one important thing to think about each week, read on.

As most of us expected, Lost is "answering questions" (as the ABC trailers want us to...

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The Most Important Moment From This Week's Lost

(8) Comments | Posted February 10, 2010 | 2:45 PM

I love Lost. So do a lot of other people. For comprehensive coverage, go elsewhere (as I no doubt will). For one important thing to think about each week, read on.

With a few exceptions, I thought this week's episode ("What Kate Does") was pretty slow. Good, but slow. It...

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The Most Important Moment From This Week's Lost

(66) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 12:42 PM

I love Lost . So do a lot of other people. I couldn't even begin to do a comprehensive analysis of every episode, but I don't really need to: other people already are. Instead, I'll focus on the single most important moment in each episode this season. For complete coverage,...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Final Week Recap: Redemption

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2009 | 2:05 AM

It's finally over. After a final week of ridiculousness, Lou Diamond Philips was crowned king of the jungle. I'll admit, I was surprised it wasn't Sanjaya, but Lou really deserved it. I even logged on and went through NBC's laborious voting process to cast my ballot for him. I only...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 11 Recap: Losers and Winners

(4) Comments | Posted June 19, 2009 | 7:50 PM

Janice is finally gone, and I was happy to see her go. Unfortunately, I know I'll miss her next week, when the editors attempt to manufacture conflict between John Salley and Sanjaya.

I can't say the same about Holly. She was about as dull as it gets, which goes against...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 9 & 10 Recap: Unrequited Love

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2009 | 2:49 PM

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! is all about generating conflict, and the producers know it. Too bad there's more controversy surrounding the show on blogs and message boards than there is within the actual show. I keep going back and forth: I know the show is bad,...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 8 Recap: Nothing Means Anything

(14) Comments | Posted June 16, 2009 | 2:15 PM

I spoke too soon. Or maybe I jinxed it. Perhaps I was just confused. Whatever the reason, I think I gave I'm A Celebrity a bit too much credit for last Thursday's episode in my last post, because Monday's two-hour fiasco was a marathon of inconsistencies, meaningless challenges, and...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here Episode 7 Recap: Hitting Its Stride

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2009 | 8:13 PM

Something weird happened as I watched Thursday night's episode of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! I enjoyed myself.

Don't get me wrong, it's still terrible, disgusting, and demeaning even to the rest of reality television. And for the record, most of my previous recaps have pointed that...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 6 Recap: 2nd Hour Bonus, or 2nd Hour Curse?

(4) Comments | Posted June 11, 2009 | 9:48 PM

It's hard to believe that I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! could reach new levels of absurdity and boredom at the same time. Usually something that's absurd is at least entertaining. This is a first for NBC. I'm not sure if the second hour Wednesday night was a...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 5 Recap: Save Me Jesus!

(3) Comments | Posted June 9, 2009 | 1:06 PM

At this moment in my life, there are two shows I watch every day: I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! and The Price is Right. That's just sad. Not the Price is Right part. At least that show is dramatically coherent and sparks some intelligent discussion. ...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Week 2 Preview: Finally Out of There...??

(4) Comments | Posted June 8, 2009 | 2:12 PM

The producers of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! have made one crucial mistake (yes, that's putting it kindly, I know): everything about the show that's at all interesting is happening off camera. Last week, we were treated to segment after segment in which D-list celebs argued over...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 4 Recap: Life Without Antagonists

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2009 | 1:52 PM

In just a few days, there's already a lot of controversy surrounding I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Most of the controversy is fake, manufactured by Heidi and Spencer and perpetuated by columnists and bloggers (like me) who have nothing better to watch now that Lost and...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 3 Recap: "An Increasingly Awkward Con Job"

(4) Comments | Posted June 4, 2009 | 4:37 PM

First they were there. Then they quit. Then they came back. Then they quit -- off camera. Then, in pre-taped footage, they were there. Then they quit again. And then, live, during the third episode, just two days after the whole thing began, they're back, begging for forgiveness. Whether this...

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I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 2 Recap: The Heidi and Spencer Show

(9) Comments | Posted June 2, 2009 | 10:50 PM

After one episode, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! is already making headlines. Apparently Heidi and Spencer quit the show after the live segment of last night's premiere. But how will this affect the pre-taped footage and how it's presented? Unless NBC is totally clueless, we're about...

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I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Episode 1 Recap: The Trauma Tank

(3) Comments | Posted June 2, 2009 | 4:53 PM

One episode down, fourteen to go. I almost can't believe I've made it this far. But, even while expecting the worst, I was surprised by some of the crazy, ridiculous, and incredibly engaging drama that unfolded.

I'll do recaps by commenting on each act, although calling them "acts" may be...

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I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! -- The Train Wreck to End All Train Wrecks

(5) Comments | Posted June 1, 2009 | 4:21 PM

It's hard to believe that the last season of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! was on the air in the US just 6 short years ago. How have we survived since 2003 without the nightly foibles of semi-celebrities romping through the jungle, thousands of feet (maybe even...

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