The least-anticipated season finale of Desperate Housewives ever is here at last. This season has taught us that bringing back old beloved characters from earlier seasons doesn't always bring the best out of a show. It was a great surprise to see the return of Paul Young, an old enemy to Wysteria Lane, but did they do anything clever with it? They repeatedly recycled plot lines we've seen before: Paul Young's wife shoots herself, Felicia is stirring up trouble in Paul's life, Susan Mayer is a victim (this time with a kidney problems), Gaby ticks off Carlos, and Lynette can't keep her man happy. Can this show's season finale save what might be its weakest season?
I'll admit, it took a little bit of the fun out of the two-part season finale to learn that it was a producer-mandated rehash of last season's most popular episode, and that it would be split into two parts and run in separate weeks, but after the first installment, I am back on board with "The Paintball Episode Part II: A Fistful of Paintballs." Not only did it up the ante from the last game, it seamlessly interwove the group's fractious family dynamic, bringing the season-long dickitude of Pierce Hawthorne to a splattery head. ...That came out sounding dirtier than I intended.
Here it is, the first week of May sweeps, and the fifth season of 30 Rock is already over. This season was pretty good, wasn't it? Sure, it wasn't Season 2, but it certainly wasn't Season 4. Liz wasn't quite as much of a total slob. Jack's existential crises made some sense. And thanks to Tracy being gone, we even got some pretty awesome Pete stories in. In fact, the season was good enough to make most of us feel a little sad every time Alec Baldwin tried to convince us 30 Rock was going to end.
Well, the first season of the U.S. adaptation of Being Human is almost over, and it seems to be a resounding success. The second season has been greenlit, it wasn't a desecration of the original, and all of the main characters are still alive. Right? The season finale is tonight, and I'm assuming none of the three main characters is going to die. Well, aside from the two who are already dead.
Hooray! We're halfway through the new season of the back-from-the-dead Futurama! Tonight's episode is the last episode to air before this December's Holiday Special, followed by the remaining 13 episodes in 2011, and hopefully it won't get cancelled before then. It's also the 100th episode of the series! Granted, you have to count each of the straight-to-DVD movies as four episodes to make it work, but we'll allow it. Any reason to celebrate, eh?
Start your engines! May the best drag queen win. Are you rooting for Raja, Alexis Mateo or Manila? Tonight will be the Season Finale of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3. With fierce competition, we'll see if Raja's style, Alexis' grace, or Manila's catty humor will win the coveted title of America's Next Drag Superstar.
Has it been ten episodes already? It seems like we were just celebrating the debut of the TNT series starring Jason Lee as a quirky Memphis cop who takes music very seriously, and here it is, the finale! In the last episode of the season, Detective Hendricks investigates a man found with a bullet wound in a rough part of town who may be connected to a three-year-old case involving the beating death of a little girl. Yikes. Considering that the first episode started with the beating of an old woman, that's a hell of a way to bookend the series.
I will admit to not having watched The Good Guys, Fox's cop comedy starring Tom Hanks' son and Bradley Whitford's mustache, since about the third or fourth episode. I thought it was funny, but not funny enough that I felt the need to keep tuning in for their inconsequential adventures. However, if there is one thing that could get me to tune in to this week's season finale, it's actor Chris Klein.
Gah! A lot of stuff is going down on Wisteria Lane. Half the street is in some kind of physical danger -- possibly all of it, depending on the size of the bomb Angie is building for Patrick. Theoretically, Patrick wants it to blow up some clearcutting loggers, but now that Angie's warned Gaby via the old "note-in-the-lasagna-eaten-out-of-the-trash-by-hungry-kids" trick, Nick is on his way (and possibly the police, because Gaby doesn't always follow instructions), and Patrick might have to set off the bomb to keep his entirely hostage-based family unit intact. ...Well, intact in spirit.
Bad news, Christopher Chance fans -- there's a "chance" that Human Target may be cancelled. The 12th and final episode of Season 1 airs tonight, and we imagine it needs to do pretty well to save the show from Fox's hit list. Luckily, it's going out with guns blazing, both figuratively and (we assume) literally, so maybe one shot will get lucky and kill whoever at Fox is in charge of making sound financial decisions. (This show must be pretty expensive to make, what with all the explosions and a new set every week.) But seriously, the finale looks pretty awesome, with two pretty sweet guest stars and secrets, secrets, secrets! Uh... revealed, revealed, revealed!