It seems like any time Psych comes to the end of the season (or, in this case, the end of the fall portion of the season, like mid-terms), everything gets deadly serious. Well, slightly more serious than the show's normal, constantly mocking tone, anyway. Last season, things ended with a serial killer kidnapping Shawn's mom and putting a bomb in her lap. And now someone's kidnapped Shawn himself, while he and Gus are investigating a crime involving an ice cream truck. It may be because he makes a joke about the main suspect's name, and said suspect is played by the always-scary Michael Rooker, but c'mon -- the guy's name is "Hungwell." (Or "Longhorn"? The teaser clip seems to have it both ways.) To not point out that it's a good porn name would have been nearly impossible for Shawn. Anyway, he ends up in somebody's trunk, and accidentally calls a girl he went on one date with and never called again for help. That goes about as well as you'd expect. He may be in that trunk until next season.
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Things have been touch and go for Ugly Betty this season, and for a while -- like when ABC announced the show would be placed on indefinite hiatus in March -- they were downright bleak. But as of a couple weeks ago, the head honchos were assuring UG acolytes that the show would be back for a new season, so don't count out this migraine-inducing fashion circus just yet. Just start watching it through a peep-hole camera like I do! It's much more soothing on the eyeballs.
Well, it's the season finale of Privileged, or as I like to call it, Sex and the Miami McMansion Maid's Quarters. Frankly I'm a little shocked that it's actually managed to stay the course for an entire run. In this less than nurturing television climate, it's sort of amazing that a quiet little Chick-Lit series with a color palette straight out of a Delia's catalog would make it this far. I mean that as a compliment, people! Sure, the show's not as lurid as 90210 or as stylish as Gossip Girl, but the dialogue's snappy and smart and the plots, while not always as compelling as, say, the Blair-Chuck trainwreck, are consistent and well crafted. And it's rare and serendipitous when shows like that actually gain enough of an audience to keep on rolling, am I right?
In case you kinda lost interest last season after watching a few episodes of this show about Tim Roth spotting liars (like I did), there've been some changes at the Lightman Group. Mekhi Phifer played an FBI agent who joined the team after helping them with a case, Dr. Foster split up with her rat-bastard husband, and Lightman reconnected with his ex-wife, played by Jennifer Beals. ...I actually wish I hadn't missed those episodes, because they sound kind of cool. Anyway, all of these things are still in play this season, so now's as good a time as any to start watching again, beginning with the season premiere tonight.
It's time for yet another cycle of my favorite beautiful-people-getting-dressed-down-by-Tyra-Banks shitshow, America's Next Top Model (ANTM if you're nasty). Sadly there will be no transgender aspiring models this season, which is almost enough to make me lay down an embargo -- give me trannies or give me death! But not quite. This
season cycle, to make up for the lack of former dudes, there will be a burn victim, an epileptic (not dog), a chick who used to date Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and a weirdo who claims to be obsessed with hemophila. Which according to my must-watch algorithm, is the equivalent of maybe a quarter of Isis's long, lithe pinky toe.
If you're a fan of legendary comedy troupe Monty Python, you've likely seen all their movies and all of the episodes of their TV show, Monty Python's Flying Circus. And if you own a boxed set of Circus, you've probably seen at least one documentary chronicling the group's origins and rise to glory. But if you're truly a fan, you can never know too much. The latest incarnation of the Pythons' life story -- subtitled "The Lawyer's Cut" -- is the end-all-be-all of Python, and has a running time of six hours. Realizing that even Pythonites have limits, IFC is breaking the film up into six episodes that they'll air over the course of the week, beginning tonight and running through the 23rd.
If Desperate Housewives used popular music on their show at all, the Gin Blossoms' "Hey Jealousy" would probably kick in at some point, since jealousy is the theme of the episode. Bree is jealous of both Orson, who dances with someone else when she won't, and Karl, who is seeing another girl in addition to cheating with her. And Carlos is jealous of Gabrielle, who bumps into her old flame John Rowland (Jesse Metcalfe) while out to eat at a restaurant with her family.
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.
Ohhhhhh snap, it's an East Coast/West Coast smackdown tonight on Bravo y'all! It's like Biggie vs. Tupac! Except for instead it's white ladies with massive amounts of disposable income! In plain terms, what I'm a-sayin' is it's the finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which will conveniently lead into the season premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City.*
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.