October 2009 Archives
I, for one, am really happy Medium is still on the air. Granted, I haven't been watching much since it made the move to CBS, but it's a solid psychic procedural mixed with a family drama, it has a great cast, and I hope it finds new viewers now that it's paired up with Ghost Whisperer and is getting a lot of airplay in reruns on Lifetime. Another good thing about the show is its '80s and '90s guest stars, and it'll add one more to the list tonight when Martha Plimpton appears. That's right, tonight's Medium stars a Goonie.
Well, it's finally here, and you're either really looking forward to it or you stopped caring about the show months/years ago. It's the Office wedding episode, and we don't mean the one between Phyllis and Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration. No, Jim and Pam, affectionately known as "Jam," are making it official and getting married at Niagara Falls, which is a not-so-clever attempt to keep their co-workers from coming. But they're all coming, even if some of them are being a little fast and loose with their RSVPs.
Finally the lame audition rounds are over. While we got to see some interesting dancers in a variety of different styles, witnessed Cat Deeley doing the stanky leg, and saw a girl who may or may not have been wearing any underpants, I'm sincerely glad that they have ended. Now the fun begins.
Are you happy now, all you Barney/Robin shippers? Robin and Barney have declared themselves boyfriend and girlfriend, which automatically makes their relationship twice as interesting as Ted's never-ending search for a mother. (Although the upcoming 100th episode may liven things up in that arena.) So, in an attempt to make Ted relevant again, the writers have him teaching Barney how to date his ex-girlfriend. Which seems like asking asking the captain of the Titanic how to navigate the North Atlantic, but whatever.
Tonight is the much buzzed about episode of this series -- you know, the one that reunites the cast of Seinfeld. The idea itself is pretty genius, because it is far better to get a reunion of the actors from that landmark comedy, than getting an actual reunion special, where we find out what the characters have been doing in the last decade in a cheesy way. Presumably they got out of jail, unless they further ticked the judge off, and maybe spent a great deal of time deciding what this decade should be called. The O's? The Aughts? Neither is compelling, and it is just that sort of minutiae that this would have been all over when it was on.
October 3, 2009
Ryan Reynolds and his arms will host Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:30 PM). Lady Gaga will wear something weird. I know that the season premiere was not too great, but I'll stand by this show until I meet the reaper.
October 4, 2009
America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC, 7:00 PM), returns for a 20th season. Some videos will have cute babies, cute animals, or cute slow-motion replays of people getting hit in the crotch with seesaws.
This episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO, 9:00 PM) reunites Larry with Jerry, George, Elaine and that bigot. (No, I still haven't forgotten.)
The preview for the sixth season finale of Entourage (HBO, 10:30 PM) reveals that women are somehow still interested in dating permanent man-children who wear tracksuits.
October 5, 2009
Sherri Shepard will continue her domination of television marketed to women -- Sherri (Lifetime, 7:00 PM) premieres tonight and will air five episodes this week.
Both Hilary Duff and Tyra Banks will guest-star as actresses on Gossip Girl (The CW, 9:00 PM). No comment.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 9:30 PM) continues the Penny and Leonard awkwardness extravaganza.
October 7, 2009
America's Next Top Model (The CW, 8:00 PM) will have a Cirque du Soleil theme tonight. Tyra will attempt acrobatics, fail, and play it off with her smize.
On tonight's The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS, 8:00 PM), Christine notices a weird mole on her body and becomes convinced that she's dying. That reminds me of the time my sister's chipped nail polish resembled Conan O'Brien's profile. But, she didn't die, so I guess it's not the same.
The fall season premiere of South Park (Comedy Central, 10:00 PM) airs tonight. I'm hoping for another Gayfish (a.k.a. Kanye West) appearance.
Man Shops Globe (Sundance, 10:00 PM) will follow Anthropologie buyer Keith Johnson as he hunts the world for ways to keep twentysomething female professionals deep in credit-card debt.
October 8, 2009
Community (NBC, 8:00 PM) moves to a new timeslot. Senor Chang investigates who cheated on a Spanish test.
Jim and Pam will unite in holy matrimony on The Office (NBC, 9:00 PM) at the most stereotypically romantic of all destinations, Niagara Falls.
Before I saw Police Women of Broward County (TLC, 9:00 PM), I only knew of one or two ways to hide narcotics on one's person. Now I know of at least five.
October 9, 2009
Ugly Betty (ABC, 8:00 PM) begins its fourth season with a two-hour premiere. Two hours. At least Betty's losing the braces.
Joel McHale reminds us of his talent for snark every week on The Soup (E!, 10:00 PM).
If you haven't been watching any of the various Stargate television series... well, we can't blame you. We hear good things, of course, but they all look fairly continuity-heavy and frankly, a little silly. However, if you're looking for a jumping-on point, this is it. Not only is this the most star-studded Stargate show to date, it also seems to have the most in common with shows you already know and love. And we don't just mean the fact that the show's abbreviation, SGU, sounds like SVU.
As I mentioned yesterday Private Practice is one of those shows that I can't stop watching, even though I really should have two seasons ago. Anyway, last year ended on an interesting note, to say the very least. Naomi quit the practice, Charlotte got canned, Addison made out with a married guy and Meghan from Felicity CUT VIOLET'S BABY OUT OF HER STOMACH AND LEFT HER ON THE FLOOR TO DIE!!!!
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