May 2009 Archives
Sunday, May 10
It's a sprint for the finish on The Amazing Race (CBS, 8 PM) as the final three teams (Margie and Luke, Jaime and Cara, Tammy and Victor) head to Hawaii for their shot at the million bucks. How many people will Jaime offend during this final leg? We can't wait to find out.
Two-hour episodes of The Apprentice (NBC, 8 PM) were already too much, but now the finale is even longer -- it's three hours. Hope that Joan Rivers has enough dictators memorized to insult Annie Duke for that crazy amount of time.
It's a Pearl Jam-filled season finale of Cold Case (CBS, 9 PM)... though the victim doesn't seem to be named Jeremy. Confusing.
Monday, May 11
Leonard and the boys get to meet Santa Claus on The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 PM). OK, not necessarily, but they are heading to the North Pole.
It's Jekyll and Hyde time on House (Fox, 8 PM) or at least a disturbing case of multiple personalities as the Cottages tackle the case of a guy whose left and right brain fight with each other.
It's the season finale of Castle (ABC, 10 PM) and the dynamic author/cop duo take on the case of underground plastic surgeries. And Alexis gets to go to prom. Good for her. I kind of want to adopt her.
Tuesday, May 12
Time for the final weigh-in on The Biggest Loser (NBC, 8 PM). Just sign the check to Tara already. Team Jillian FTW!
Fringe (Fox, 9 PM) has been getting good, at least the parts we can see when our DVRs aren't cutting off the end because of Idol. Anyway, Spock (original flavor, aka Leonard Nimoy) is in the house as the mysterious William Bell.
Need a little cat-fighting and crying in your life? The Real Housewives of New York (Bravo, 10 PM) can help. Their reunion starts tonight and they will be squabbling about good stuff, like Kelly's obliviousness to life and the Countess' imminent divorce. How long until someone brings up Ramona saying the Count is old? My money is on five minutes.
Wednesday, May 13
Now that old hag Celia is out of the way, it's down to the final three on America's Next Top Model (CW, 8 PM). Bug-eyed Allison, giant goddess Aminat and denture smile Teyona battle to see who has what it takes to be Tyra's newest protégé.
Lie to Me (Fox, 8 PM) is already ending its first season, which is a shame because Mekhi Phifer just came on as the new cop/foil for Lightman and I'm loving that dynamic. Jennifer Beals (Lightman's ex) is also back, and there is some sort of bomb storyline going on.
It's the finale of Lost (ABC, 9 PM). I'm not even going to try and predict what's going to happen, but I'm guessing Jughead is involved.
Thursday, May 14
Pretty much any show that you might watch on Thursdays, with the exception of Ugly Betty, Southland and Survivor, ends tonight. Which makes this insanely difficult, so I'm breaking form and giving you just this rundown. Hope your DVRs can handle it.
Bones (Fox, 8 PM) -- Motley Crue is on. Don't ask.
My Name Is Earl (NBC, 8 PM) -- The gang tries to find Dodge's dad.
Smallville (CW, 8 PM) -- Clark faces off against Doomsday.
Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8:30 PM) -- The sub-committee goes to see Andy's band perform.
Hell's Kitchen (Fox, 9 PM) -- Someone gets a job pretend-cooking in Atlantic City.
CSI (CBS, 9 PM) -- I bet there's a dead body involved.
Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 9 PM) -- I hope there's a dead body, specifically Izzie's, involved.
The Office (NBC, 9 PM) -- There's another company picnic and Holly's back!
Supernatural (CW, 9 PM) -- Hell is breaking loose... or something like that.
Real Housewives of New York (Bravo, 9 PM) -- More reunion, more fighting.
30 Rock (NBC, 9:30 PM) -- Liz becomes a relationship expert.
CSI: NY (CBS, 10 PM) -- More dead bodies.
Friday, May 15
Personally I'll be using this day to catch up on everything I couldn't get to on Thursday night, but there is other stuff on, like the Ghost Whisperer (CBS, 8 PM) season finale. I broke up with that show when they killed off Jim, but apparently Melinda's worried about her unborn child. I'm not regretting my decision.
Prison Break (Fox, 8 PM) is finally ending for good with a two-hour send-off. I'm sure it won't make any sense at all, but supposedly they put an end to the Company. I'll believe that when I see it.
Oh no! I just read the plot description for Numb3rs (CBS 10 PM) and Amita is getting abducted. She's the main reason I still watch that show. Damn it. If they kill her, that's another show I'm going to have to break up with. Hmm... at least my Friday nights will be freer.
It is the end of the first season of this new Fox series, or at least the last episode of this season that will air on Fox (one other episode will collect dust until the DVD release), and while it started out pretty rough it got a little better and improved along the way to last week's episode. But it still isn't quite the show that this particular Joss Whedon fan was hoping for. It's getting slightly more interesting with the introduction of Alpha (played awesomely by Alan Tudyk), but boy, episodes like the one with the horses, are just hard to sit through. It is still up in the air on whether this show is coming back next fall, and I'm on the fence about it myself. There are a bunch of save Dollhouse campaigns out there, that I've resisted joining, but if I could get some sort of agreement that we'd get more of the twisted Alan Tudyk (or characters messed up like Alpha), I'd be more inclined to sign on.
The much buzzed about Fashion Show starts tonight, and I'm actually excited. 1. Because I have a hard time resisting any competitive reality shows (seriously, it is a problem). 2. Because I love Isaac Mizrahi. He's just so adorable, and I think it is great that he does a cute/cheap line of clothing for Target. 3. It might keep me from watching Taking the Stage at 10 PM on Thursdays.
It's the season finale of Scrubs, which was supposed to be the series finale and is even titled "My Finale" and might even answer the most pressing question of the series. No, not "will J.D. and Elliot live happily ever after together?", but instead "what the hell is the Janitor's real name?" Seriously. This is more exciting than finding out Mr. Big's true identity.
The finale airs on Bravo at 10 PM tonight (and you can join in on their live viewing party), but if the Housewives make you sick in a bad way, consult our Week in Preview for something else to watch tonight!
I don't watch it every week, but when I do, I'm always impressed with how good a show Medium is. Patricia Arquette isn't the most gripping actress in the world, but she plays a fun character as awesomely sarcastic as she is incredibly earnest. And her husband is played by Jake Weber, who was so awesome in Dawn of the Dead that I still love him to this day. And while most weeks she has a new case to solve, with only her confusing dreams to guide her, there's usually a parallel thread she has to deal with that affects her family in some way, and sometimes the two intermingle. Plus, the status quo of the family is constantly changing: One episode they're unemployed and broke, a few episodes later they have jobs, but they're being stalked by a psychopath, and the next week one of her daughters has demonstrated a new psychic ability. Basically, the problems never end for the Dubois family. Which is why I think I need to watch tonight's 2-hour event -- because it looks like big stuff might happen.
Boy oh boy, there's a lot of craaaaazy TV going on this Sunday! But some of you might enjoy something a trifle more serious than an episode of Family Guy starring Lauren Conrad or the season finale of Tough Love on VH1. Thus, we present to you possibly the saddest episode ever of one of the saddest shows on television: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. With bonus Colin Powell!
Sunday, May 3
New time for Sit Down, Shut Up (FOX, 7pm) this week...wait, 7 PM? That can't be good.
Time for the finale of Tough Love (VH1, 10pm) in which the ladies who have not been ejected from the house for acting like incorrigible skanks find true love, or at least get an overnight date with some dude they'll never see again. And perhaps the world will get an answer to the following burning question: just how many of these women are paid actresses? I'm guessing...all.
Tom Skerritt is back (in flashbacks, of course) as the irrepressible William Walker on Brothers & Sisters (ABC, 10pm). And Kitty relives his past indiscretions! Sounds like the healthiest way a daughter can remember her deceased father.
If you love Chris Rock's stand-up comedy and have been meaning to get around to watching his semi-autobiographical show Everybody Hates Chris... well, you have two more chances. Apparently, you should have tuned in earlier, because tonight's episode is the second-to-last episode of the series, ever. With no fifth-season renewal, Rock is going to send his teenage self out on a more or less factual note by having him take the GED test and drop out of high school in his sophomore year to become a stand-up comic, just like the real Rock. But first -- terrorism!
MOST RECENT POSTS
Warning: file(http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?app=core&module=global§ion=rss&type=forums&id=101) [function.file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /var/www/mte41/mt41-blogs.televisionwithoutpity.com/goingthroughchannels/2009/05/3.php on line 1214
Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /var/www/mte41/mt41-blogs.televisionwithoutpity.com/goingthroughchannels/2009/05/3.php on line 1214
Warning: DOMDocument::loadXML() [function.DOMDocument-loadXML]: Empty string supplied as input in /var/www/mte41/mt41-blogs.televisionwithoutpity.com/goingthroughchannels/2009/05/3.php on line 1216