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1/3 Tuesday What You Should Watch

3 Jan

Glee and Ringer aren’t back yet, but all hope is not lost.

NCIS and NCIS LA are new

Work It and Celebrity Wife Swap premiere on ABC

Work It is about two guys that dress up like women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps.  Completely impossible, have you ever seen a female drug rep, they are all look like models and there is no way these guys look like models.  The show hasn’t even aired yet, and already it’s pissed off every group you can name.

Celebrity Wife Swap, Gary Busey and Ted Haggard swap wives. Ted Haggard is still married, and to a woman no less.

Glee is showing a repeat of ‘Rumors’, a fantastic episode featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac. Naya Rivera‘s (Santana) cover of ‘Songbird’ will have you in tears. If it doesn’t then you have no soul.

NCIS

Episode: Housekeeping
NEW
 
S09, E12

The investigation of a Navy commander’s murder leads the team to E.J. Barrett.

NCIS: Los Angeles

Episode: The Watchers
NEW
 
S03, E12

Nell goes under cover as replacement for a dead Defense Department researcher; the new NCIS assistant director questions Hetty’s leadership

 
 
 
 
 
 
Episode: Pilot
When unemployed best friends Lee and Angel land sales jobs by dressing up as women, they realize they have a lot to learn if they’re going to keep up the ruse.

Celebrity Wife Swap

Gayle Haggard, wife of former TV evangelist Ted Haggard, trades lives with Steffanie Sampson, who is engaged to actor Gary Busey and rejects organized religion.

Glee

Episode: Rumours
 Sue Sylvester tries to revive the school newspaper by printing inflammatory blind items; the glee club discovers new information about Sam; April (Kristin Chenoweth) comes back to Lima.
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Friday 12/16 What You Should Watch

16 Dec

CBS is all repeats tonight. I will take repeats of Blue Bloods and A Gifted Man over the rest anytime.  

Grimm is new, I have lost interest in this show but I still keep recording it.

Grimm

A homicide leads Nick and Hank to reopen a cold missing persons case; Nick asks Monroe to help a creature remember her humanity.
 

A Gifted Man

 Michael tries to save a pregnant friend who has a brain tumor and a boy with sickle-cell disease.

Blue Bloods

Episode: Friendly Fire
 Danny must face an internal affairs investigation after shooting a cop who failed to identify himself.

Monday – What You Should Watch

21 Nov

Here are a few suggestions for your Monday night.  Listings come courtesy of Zap2It

ABC is premiering a new show called You Deserve It, tonight at 9pm. The title made me think it was a get even show, but after I read the description for tonight’s episode I realized it is one of those tear jerker good will game shows.

“A high-school teacher competes to win money for her best friend, who is raising her two kids alone after her husband’s death in a diving accident.”

Top Spot goes to Castle

Second, 2 Broke Girls and 2 1/1 Men, these shows are hysterical.

House has really come back from last season, if this is it for the venerable medical drama, then they will truly go out on top.

Finally I am still pimping Hart of Dixie, last weeks episode solidified all the love triangles. I am totally on the Wade/Zoe bandwagon.

Here is a great article from TVLine about Castle’s emotional episode titled “Kill Shot” that has Beckett facing her post traumatic stress syndrome as the city hunts down a sniper. 

Castle

Episode: Kill Shot
The team searches for a sniper who is terrorizing New York; Beckett tries to hide her worsening PTSD from Castle and the detectives.
 

2 Broke Girls

Max and Caroline apply for jobs as elves in a department store to earn extra money during the holiday season.

Two and a Half Men

Walden meets an attractive British woman but remains hesitant to start dating

Hart of Dixie

Lavon tries to help Zoe feel more connected to Bluebell by asking her to host his annual pre-game homecoming party; Wade and George try to get even with their high school nemesis.

House

Episode: Dead & Buried
The team discovers its teenage patient isn’t just being dramatic when her symptoms worsen; House becomes consumed with determining the cause of a 4-year-old’s death; Park tries to get Chase to admit why he has become obsessed with grooming.
 

Revenge and The Middle Wednesday what to Watch

1 Nov

It’s Wednesday, so it must be Revenge night, normally I would give it the Top Spot but I have been asked to check out The Middle.

Even though I loathe Patricia “shrill” Heaton, a friend asked and I couldn’t say no.

Top Spot

The Middle

Mike and Frankie worry Axl will blow an opportunity that could result in a full college scholarship; Brick and Sue start a texting marathon after Aunt Edie accidentally gives them her cell phone
 

Revenge

Episode: Charade
A high-profile newspaper story interrupts the Graysons’ wishes to lay low on their 25th wedding anniversary; Frank digs into Emily’s past in hope of proving proving his loyalty to Victoria.
 
Sneak Peak
 
 
Suburgatory is really funny, Cheryl Hines kills, and who knew Jeremy Sisto was such a funny guy.  Remember him in “Clueless“, he was such a tool.
 
 

Suburgatory

Episode: Charity Case
Tessa tries to motivate her fellow students into becoming involved with charity work; a large dental bill puts a strain on George and Noah’s relationship.

Modern Family

Episode: Treehouse
Gloria insists on a night of salsa dancing with Jay; Cameron goes too far when Mitchell and a friend challenge him to get a hot woman’s (Leslie Mann) number; Phil builds a tree house.

Happy Endings

Episode: Lying Around
Brad lies and says he has to go out of town for work when Jane’s former sorority sister visits; Dave and Max make a commercial to promote the food truck.
 

In just in case you missed it The CW is repeating last night’s episode of Ringer tonight at 8pm I can’t say it enough, you must check out this show.

Ringer

Agent Machado closes in, forcing Bridget to make a revelation to Andrew and Henry; Juliet’s partying escalates; Malcolm goes on the run after escaping his abductors.
 
 

OMG!! Tuesday All New Shows – So much to Watch

31 Oct

All new episodes tonight, we love November Sweeps!!!

Top Spot – Ringer – Why aren’t you watching this show yet.  DVR everything else at 9pm, you won’t be disappointed.

Ringer

Agent Machado closes in, forcing Bridget to make a revelation to Andrew and Henry; Juliet’s partying escalates; Malcolm goes on the run after escaping his abductors.
 
 
 
 

Glee

Episode: Pot O’ Gold
A new foreign exchange student clashes with Brittany; Mercedes tries to recruit new members to Shelby Corcoran’s (Idina Menzel) glee club.

New Girl

Episode: Naked
Nick’s confidence takes a hit after Jess walks in on him in the buff; Winston researches pop culture references on the Internet

NCIS

The team looks for answers when the current husband of Gibbs and Fornell’s ex-wife is abducted.

NCIS: Los Angeles

Episode: Honor
The team must establish whether a dishonorably discharged Marine committed a murder or is being framed.
 
 

Sunday What to Watch

30 Oct

Listings courtesy of Zap2it

New episodes of The Good Wife, and Once Upon A Time tie for the top spot.

Showtime has Dexter, and an excellent new show called Homeland.  Boardwalk Empire continues to improve on its impressive first season.

What Halloween would be complete with The Simpsons’ annual treehouse of horror special, this year is # 22.

And as always I want to hear from you. What are you watching?

Once Upon a Time

Regina tries to push Emma out of Storybrooke and Henry’s life; information about the Evil Queen’s curse comes out.
 
 
 

The Good Wife

Alicia defends a Taiwanese national; Eli’s ex-wife approaches him about a potential political campaign
 
 
Honorable mention:
 

Allen Gregory

Episode: Pilot
When pretentious 7-year-old Allen Gregory begins the first grade in a public school, he struggles to fit in with his peers; Allen has in interesting first meeting with his principal.
 

The Simpsons

A boulder traps Homer’s arm when he takes a drive through a canyon; a spider bite paralyzes Homer; Flanders becomes a vigilante by night; Bart and Milhouse travel to a distant planet to obtain an extract.
 

Pan Am

Despite being close to losing her job, Maggie manages to make it onto a flight to Rio de Janeiro; Kate is unsure of herself after getting a difficult mission involving a Yugoslav diplomat; Ginny’s games don’t sit well with Dean.
 

The Amazing Race

After falling behind, a dismayed contestant is encouraged by spirited locals; contestants participate in an intense foot race.
 

Boardwalk Empire

Nucky arranges a risky liquor delivery; complications arise in Nucky’s federal case; Jimmy finds a new mentor; Margaret makes a confession; Lucy struggles in solitude; Van Alden wrestles with his conscience.
 

Homeland

Episode: Blind Spot
Brody confronts his surviving jailor; the agency is on the trail of Aileen and Faisel.
 
 
 
 
 

Friday – Schedule Change

28 Oct

By now I am sure you have heard the news, Fringe is not on because of the World Series and CBS is running repeats of all its shows.

What can you watch?

Grimm premieres tonight at 9pm on NBC

I have seen the pilot and I highly recommend this show. 

Watch it, and let me know what you think.

Friday 10/28 What you should watch

27 Oct

Fringe (TV series)

Image via Wikipedia

As always thanks to Zap2it for the listings

It’s Friday – The Top Spot goes to Fringe. Fox 9pm ( as long as there is no baseball)

Be still my heart Peter (Joshua Jackson) is back, I can’t wait for the first scene with him and Walter (John Noble).

If the World Series preempts Fringe then I will check out Grimm it premieres tonight. I got to see the pilot a few weeks ago, this is definitely going to be on the DVR.

Grimm

Episode: Pilot
Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is part of a line of profilers charged with keeping the balance between humanity and mythological creatures.

My second favorite Friday night Show

Blue Bloods

Jamie and Renzulli are injured by a church’s security team while responding to a 911 call, and Frank must deal with the fallout
 
 

A Gifted Man

Michael runs into a former patient who is now homeless; Michael examines a patient suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
 

Supernatural

Episode: Slash Fiction
When murderous clones of Sam and Dean are created, the Winchester brothers become wanted men; Sam and Dean turn to a quirky surveillance expert (Kevin R. McNally) for help
 
 

Thursday 10/27 – Charlie Brown and Vampires

27 Oct

Thursday is my favorite night for television, because, it is Vampire Diaries night, don’t get me wrong I love Revenge, Ringer and Fringe but Vampire Diaries consistently delivers.  Revenge is gaining, but TVD has two seasons on the newcomer. You never know what could happen in the next few months, TVD could stumble.

Usually the Thursday night top spot goes to TVD, but this week it goes to the best Halloween special ever made. I great life lesson if there ever was one.

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – 8pm on ABC

The Vampire Diaries – Ghost World Sneak Peak and a Promo

The Rest

The Big Bang Theory

An attractive comic book artist tests Leonard and Priya’s relationship; Sheldon tries to scare his friends.

Person of Interest

Episode: The Fix
A new person of interest, a beautiful and resourceful woman, leaves Reese captivated

The Secret Circle

Episode: Masked
Hoping to have some fun, Faye talks Cassie into throwing a big Halloween party; Adam and Diana get into an argument; dangerous, uninvited guests target the members of the circle.
 
Honorable Mention
Grey’s Anatomy
Private Practice
The Mentalist

Fairy Tale Face Off

21 Oct

Cover of "The Fairy Tales of the Brothers...
Cover of The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Once Upon a Time premieres this Sunday October 23rd on ABC at 8pm, Grimm premiers Friday October 28th at 9pm on NBC.

Grimm

David Giuntoli plays Portland homicide detective Nick Burckhardt. He is about to propose to his girlfriend, Juliette (who won’t make it thru the first season), he also happens to be a descendant of the “Grimm” a group of humans who can see mythological creatures like Hexenbiests and Blutbads.  Nick finds out about his ability along with the audience during the pilot, he is visited by his aunt, played by Kate Burton, who provides the back story, a magical key and a trailer full of stuff to use for research. Its like the Sunnydale library on wheels, very convenient for our hero.  The first fairy tale, is Little Red Riding Hood, its fun to watch Nick solve the crime and make friends with a reformed Blutbad (wolf). Of course he gets the bad guy, but a different sort of bad guy is revealed in the second to last scene.

Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Jennifer Morrison plays Emma Swan a bailbondsperson, who is visited by a small boy who claims to be the child she gave up ten tears ago. The boy convinces her to return him to his home in a town called Storybrooke. (get it story broke-n). She is told the town is populated with storybook characters, but they don’t know they are storybook characters. The show switches back and forth between the fairytale universe and present day, filing in the bits and pieces.  Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) was cursed by the Lana Parrilla‘s (Evil Queen), the curse ended her happily ever after with the prince and is the reason the characters are trapped in our world.  I will check this show out, I am curious to see how it is developed, we may just end up with some really fresh new inventive TV. (or not)

I subscribed to the Grimm Twitter feed and got an advanced screening of the pilot. It was good, not great, it laid a solid foundation for the season. With over 200 Grimm’s Fairy Tales to use for source material the show practically writes itself.  There is a plot twist at the end of the episode, that I should have seen coming a mile away.

The bit with the reformed Blutbad, was cute, just like on Buffy and Angel this show has a demon on the inside to guide our hero.

Are you going to watch either of these shows? Why or Why Not?

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