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By admin Published: October 1, 2009

Before I get into anything else, I have to celebrate last night's episode of "Glee," which musically was the best since the pilot. The one last week did a fine job of blending comedy and drama, but the tunes -- and guest star Kristin Chenoweth -- just tore it up last night. The DVRs at home are getting overloaded, so I've been trying to watch and delete a lot, and I can't quite bring myself to delete that "Glee" yet. I need "Maybe This Time" at least one more time.

While I'm at it, last night's "Modern Family" was also very well done. Lots of comedy, Ty Burrell was great in the whole bicycle scenario (he is so good at looking guilt-ridden), and Ed O'Neill of course sold the ending. Loving this show. "Cougar Town," though, I think I'm done. It's not terrible, but neither is it my brand of humor -- I'm not a big "Scrubs" guy either. I've got enough other comedies I watch without adding this one.

Over at, the weekly mailbag is here. Questions about Jennifer Grey, "Kings," "Party Down" and "Something for Joey."

My review of "The Invention of Lying" is here. One thing that occurred to me after seeing the movie, but which I didn't recall when I wrote the review, is that I appreciated the movie more than I liked it -- I admired the construction of the jokes more often than I actually laughed. Although I did laugh some, though not as much as I hoped.

My review of "More Than a Game" is here. Between the review and the feature I did about the movie I don't have anything to add except, once again, it is very much worth seeing.

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