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Posted By Blackfive • [July 27, 2005]

Okay, I've been getting a few emails every minute or so with negative reactions to the FX show "Over There".  I had checked the site a few days ago and found the characters to be cartoonish and stereotypical.  I figured it wouldn't be very complimentary or truthful or real.

I decided to nurse a Guinness here on Lake Ozark rather than watch it or TiVO it.

If you've seen it, sound off in the Comments.  I'd be interested to hear what you have to say.


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