<p>Geoff Stults tries to whip his &quot;Enlisted&quot;&nbsp;unit into shape.</p>

Geoff Stults tries to whip his "Enlisted" unit into shape.

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Series premiere talkback: 'Enlisted'

What did everybody think of the new FOX sitcom?

I published my review of FOX's "Enlisted" on Wednesday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did you buy the three leads as brothers? Did you enjoy Keith David and his foot? Is Parker Young funny enough that you're okay with his character being that dim? Was the "Stripes" soundalike score a nice reminder of an obvious influence, or too much of a rip-off? Did you laugh? Did the emotional moments land? Do you think Kevin Biegel accomplished his goal of being funny while also being respectful, or is there no such animal in comedy? And will you watch again? 

Have at it. In an ideal world, this is a comedy I'd write about regularly, but Friday shows are always tough for me, schedule-wise, so we'll see. At a minimum, I suspect there'll be a post next week, because I really liked episode 2, "Randy Get Your Gun." 

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<p>Tony Soprano looks at his hometown newspaper in &quot;The Sopranos&quot;&nbsp;pilot.</p>

Tony Soprano looks at his hometown newspaper in "The Sopranos" pilot.

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'I came in at the end,' or the day 'The Sopranos' turns 15

Has it really been so long since Tony Soprano met Dr. Melfi?

15 years ago, a guy walked into a psychiatrist's office. That guy happened to be a captain in the north Jersey mob. I suspect many of you know what happened next.

On the one hand, it seems incredible that 15 years have already passed since "The Sopranos" pilot aired. The series still feels so fresh, and vital, and so much a piece of everything that came afterwards. On the other, so many shows followed it in the dramatic revolution I wrote about in my book that of course a lot of time has passed, and there are certain pieces of the show (starting with the shot of the Twin Towers in the opening credits for seasons 1-3) that mark it as a product of its time.

Some "Sopranos" reading to look at today if you're in an anniversary frame of mind:

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<p>Jim Rash, Joel McHale and Alison Brie in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Jim Rash, Joel McHale and Alison Brie in "Community."

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Review: 'Community' - 'Basic Intergluteal Numismatics'

Jeff and Annie work closely to try to catch the Ass Crack Bandit in another parody episode

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I use an older, British form of Facebook called Mugscroll...

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<p>In the &quot;Parks and Recreation&quot;&nbsp;100th episode, Leslie and Ben visit their favorite spot in City Hall.</p>

In the "Parks and Recreation" 100th episode, Leslie and Ben visit their favorite spot in City Hall.

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Second Chunce'

Leslie tries to get back onto the city council and Andy returns from London in the 100th episode

"Parks and Recreation" turned 100 tonight, and I have a review of the centennial episode coming up just as soon as I engage in inappropriate Text-Mexting...

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<p>Steve Buscemi and friends will return for one last season of &quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;in the fall.</p>

Steve Buscemi and friends will return for one last season of "Boardwalk Empire" in the fall.

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HBO announces fifth season of 'Boardwalk Empire' will be its last

Period gangster drama to hopefully go out with a bang, starting in the fall

HBO has announced that the upcoming fifth season of "Boardwalk Empire," set to premiere this fall, will be the period gangster drama's last.

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<p>Emilia Clarke and her &quot;Game of Thrones&quot;&nbsp;dragons will be back in the spring.</p>

Emilia Clarke and her "Game of Thrones" dragons will be back in the spring.

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HBO sets 'Game of Thrones' April season 4 premiere date

The fantasy show to be paired with 'Veep' and Mike Judge's 'Silicon Valley'

HBO has announced that the fourth season of "Game of Thrones" will debut on Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. 

Season 4 will, like season 3, be largely adapted from the third of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, "A Storm of Swords." 

It'll be paired with the third season of the political satire "Veep" with Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the premiere of "Silicon Valley," the latest series from Mike Judge, who has previously given us "Beavis & Butt-Head" and "King of the Hill" (and, perhaps more germane to the new series, "Office Space").

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<p>At the last winter press tour, the stars of &quot;The Following&quot;&nbsp;locked lips, because that's how they roll.</p>

At the last winter press tour, the stars of "The Following" locked lips, because that's how they roll.

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It's press tour time (but not for everyone)

The Television Critics Association is gathering in Pasadena, but your humble critic won't be able to make it

Today marks the beginning of the winter edition of the Television Critics Association press tour, which I explained at length (adapting an old Star-Ledger column on the subject) at the start of the last one in the summer. Ordinarily, I would be buckling in for two weeks of press conferences, interviews, awkward working parties and the rest of the fun, excitement and strangeness that is the TCA's semi-annual gathering.

This looks to be another interesting one, filled with stars both familiar (HBO has Julia Roberts coming today to discuss Ryan Murphy's adaptation of "The Normal Heart," plus the guys from "True Detective") and new (Tatiana Maslany makes a triumphant return in front of the group who gave her an award in the summer), some network presidents with lots of stumbles to explain (maybe ABC's Paul Lee will resort back to cross-dressing sitcoms?), the possibility of lots more Netflix discussion, etc.

Unfortunately, I went and broke my ankle yesterday morning, so I remain here in beautifully frigid New Jersey while the rest of the TCA has their start of summer camp-style reunion this morning. Dan will be covering the tour on his blog, and so will Liane, but I have to sit this one out, preferably with my foot elevated. If any particularly interesting news comes out of the tour, maybe I'll attempt some analysis from my perch 3000 miles away, but mostly I'll be focusing on reviews, including some shows I probably wouldn't have had time to cover if I was in Pasadena. Silver linings!

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<p>Geoff Stults, Parker Young and Chris Lowell in &quot;Enlisted.&quot;</p>

Geoff Stults, Parker Young and Chris Lowell in "Enlisted."

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Review: FOX's 'Enlisted' finds laughs and heart in Army life

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Comedy from 'Cougar Town' co-creator deserves better than Friday timeslot

"Enlisted" creator Kevin Biegel told me that he had the first hour of "Stripes" playing on a loop as he wrote the pilot for the military comedy about three brothers serving together in an Army rear detachment unit in Florida. (It debuts on FOX on Friday night at 9:30.) And there are times when you can definitely see — or, in the case of the soundalike musical score, hear — the influence of the classic Bill Murray movie on the new show. But that's a wisesass movie about a wiseass soldier who regrets enlisting almost from the moment he does it. What makes "Enlisted" different, and potentially very special, is that it has a sincere streak to go right along with its goofy side. It gets a lot of laughs out of life in the military while still demonstrating respect for the military and its soldiers, and genuine affection for its characters.

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<p>Edi Gathegi and Timothy Olyphant in &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Edi Gathegi and Timothy Olyphant in "Justified."

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Season premiere review: 'Justified' - 'A Murder of Crowes'

Raylan heads to Florida to deal with Dewey Crowe's family, while Boyd and Wynn go to Detroit

"Justified" is back for a fifth season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I tell you about Tim Horton's...

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<p>Tricia Helfer in &quot;Killer Women.&quot;</p>

Tricia Helfer in "Killer Women."

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Series premiere talkback: 'Killer Women'

What did everybody think of the new ABC cop show with Tricia Helfer?

Yesterday, I posted my review of ABC's "Killer Women." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Do you buy Tricia Helfer as a badass, insightful Texas Ranger? Even though Number Six and Anders almost never interacted on "Battlestar Galactica," was it weird to have Michael Trucco in the cast with her? Did you like the chemistry between Helfer and Marc Blucas? Did you like the revelation about her ex-husband? Did the investigation, and the mission south of the border, interest you? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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