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Marianne Paskowski

New Yorker Trashes Lifetime

August 8, 2007 1:26 PM

Whew. Sure the folks at Lifetime TV are not too happy about “Women’s Work,” a review of the cable net which appears in the upcoming Aug. 13th issue of The New Yorker. Writer Nancy Franklin doesn’t hold back her dislike for just about everything on the channel, including its new hit series “Army Wives.”

“Yes, I’m hard on Lifetime, but that’s because its failings call attention not to what it has but to what it lacks: balls,” she wrote.

So don’t miss this two-page diatribe. It’s definitely over the edge. But heck, it’s The New Yorker and not Entertainment Weekly.


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Comments (2)


From the article, "It’s an endless loop of victimization followed by empowerment, interlarded with syndicated sitcoms..."

As one of those males many Lifetime programs seem to be cautioning all women against, I'd have to say the article is dead on.

But then again, what to make of Spike or ESPN?

Marianne Paskowski:

Hi reposter,

I actually happen to like Lifetime, especially on the treadmill. Bring back Betty Broderick.


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