February 2010 Archives
February 6, 2010
I watched a bunch of clips from The Dish (STYLE, 10 PM) when researching Danielle Fishel for my '90s article, and I've got to admit -- this show is adorable. Don't write it off as a knock-off of The Soup, because E! and Style are sister-networks, so it's okay that it's the exact same format but with more emphasis on fashion. There is plenty of room in this world for comedy!
While I'm pretty sure I hate Ashton Kutcher, I'm interested in watching him host Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:29 pm) tonight with musical guest Them Crooked Vultures. Full disclosure: I had to look up who that band even was, and as it turns out, I sort of already knew them, as they're a supergroup consisting of John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. This episode has the potential to be great.
February 7, 2010
Two reasons to watch Super Bowl XLIV (CBS, 6:28 PM) even if you don't care about football, commercials, or the halftime show: 1) You can find out if that Smart Guy episode accurately predicted the score 12 years ago; 2) There could be a Kendra Wilkinson (whose husband, Hank Baskett, is on the Colts) vs Kim Kardashian (whose boyfriend, Reggie Bush, is on the Saints) showdown. Go #TeamKim!
Last year when the Super Bowl was on NBC, after the game we got that amazing episode of The Office when Dwight started a fire. Because the game changes networks every year, we're given the series premiere of Undercover Boss (CBS, 10 PM) instead. The show is about a CEO who takes a week to see what the people who work for him all day do and realizes how much their jobs suck. I've been told it's "feel good," but nothing could feel as good as finding out that Angela keeps one of her cats in a filing cabinet felt.
February 8, 2010
Oh man, the seventh season of Celebrity Fit Club (VH1, 9 PM) debuts tonight, and the cast is amazing. First of all, K-Fed, who has gotten so fat that he no longer wears his XXL shirts ironically, and his ex Shar Jackson are on this season. While I'm looking forward to seeing their drama, I legitimately love Jay McCarroll (Project Runway, Season One), Tanisha Thomas (Bad Girls Club, Season Two), and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row, but more importantly, several episodes of Gilmore Girls). There are other, more famous celebrities on this cycle of Fit Club, too. I cannot wait.
The second season finale of Cake Boss (TLC, 9 PM) also airs tonight. I'll definitely DVR it, partly because I will watch anything about cakes, but also because I love Buddy Valastro. He's kind of like Vinny from Jersey Shore meets Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes, you know?
Tonight is the Season Four finale of Heroes (NBC, 9 PM), though we (along with a bunch of TWoP pollers) wish it were the series finale. There's always next year.
February 9, 2010
Man, I love that Lost (ABC, 9 PM) is in my weekly rotation of TV shows again. Welcome back, you magnificent creature. I am so psyched to see what is going to happen with zombie-Locke and zombie-Sayid!
Blame it on my keen intuition, but I have a feeling the final episode of the Jay Leno Show (NBC, 10 PM) won't be half as good as Conan's final Tonight Show.
February 10, 2010
If you only watch American Idol (FOX, 9 PM) because you're interested in the actual competition, this is the time to start watching. Otherwise, carry on watching all of the "Pants on the Ground" parodies the Internet has to offer. I personally recommend "Snow on the Ground."
Because I am a sucker for holiday episodes, I'm especially excited for tonight's Valentine's Day themed Modern Family (ABC, 9 PM). Tonight, Phil and Claire plan a "role play" excursion, Jay takes Gloria to a comedy show, and (most likely the best plotline) Mitchell and Cam play cupid for Manny.
Whenever I catch the occasional episode of Manswers (SPIKE, 10:30 PM), I like to imagine a writers' room full of humiliated Berkeley grad students listening to one drunk frat guy ask questions about poop and boobs. For tonight's third season finale episode, the young man pondered, "What car makes chicks the horniest?"
February 11, 2010
Survivor (CBS, 8 PM) is back tonight for its 20th season. I've only seen a few episodes of the series in its entirety, but according to my editor Angel, the selected villains are underwhelming, and fans are waiting with bated breath to see Russell cry.
If you like ridiculous crime shows, suspend your disbelief tonight to watch the series premiere of Past Life (FOX, 9 PM). Don't miss it if you are a firm believer in reincarnation and believe that it can be used to solve mysteries.
On tonight's episode of 30 Rock (NBC, 9:30 PM), Liz Lemon schedules a root canal on Valentine's Day but "soon realizes she hasn't thought it through." What could that mean? Also, based on this episode description, I don't think we'll have to sit through Julianne Moore's terrible Boston accent this week. Awesome!
February 12, 2010
Although the 2010 Winter Olympics (NBC, 7:30) will mess up the TV schedule for a while, at least they're sometimes fun to watch. What can I say? I love figure skating, you guys.
I have a bunch of problems with the new series Famous Crime Scene (VH1, 9 PM) that debuts tonight. While I have no interest in watching reenactments of celebrity drug overdoses, the most glaring mistake the producers made was making the first episode about Tupac Shakur's "murder." Give me a break!
And finally, Comedy Central Presents (Comedy Central, 11:59 PM) will be showcasing highlights from their newest season, including clips from Community's hilarious Donald Glover.
We'll admit that we were initially psyched about the introduction of more superheroes and supervillains to the mix on Smallville -- it certainly beat the endless, drawn-out love triangles and even the generic "freak of the week" stories of the early seasons. But this... this might be too much. A two-hour special TV movie event, in which Clark discovers that there was a group of heroes before the Justice League -- called the Justice Society -- that nobody has ever mentioned or heard of before now? Even though there were over a dozen of them, they all wore brightly-colored costumes, and one of them flew around on his giant wings? This whole time, Clark, Green Arrow and the rest of the never-seen Justice League have been presented as the first team of superheroes. They can barely put together good superhero outfits that don't involve hoodies somehow, and now it turns out there have been heroes for years? We'd be excited by the introduction of the Society, with its great array of characters, if it wasn't so utterly out-of-the-blue.
The adorable Adam Richman is hitting the big time! Instead of his normal half-hour Travel Channel series, tonight he gets a beefy two-hour show that's LIVE! I'm more than a little bit excited. I'm a big fan of Man v. Food and Richman, so spending extra time with him trying to ingest massive amounts of food is pretty much my dream. Oh, and it's got some Super Bowl tie-in aspect to it, but I'm not sure that I particularly care all that much about that.
The true star of The Hills and The City has finally landed her own show. The Queen of Mean, Kelly Cutrone, who put fear into the hearts of LC and Whitney, now has her own docudrama series, which means that we finally get to see more of Kelly making people cry! It's as if they tapped into my fondest wishes and made a reality series out of it. Better still? I don't have to deal with Whitney or ShePratt!
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