I ignored Happy Endings for the first season, but saved up the episodes meaning to give it a try. I’m glad I did since this show is hilarious. There is finally a worthy successor to Friends. On tonight’s episode, Dave’s food truck becomes the trendy hot spot in town thanks to its new liquor license, but Dave’s upset because his friends have stopped coming around. He thinks it’s because they’re jealous of his newfound fame, but the real reason is that his new signature drink is leaving them with erotic dreams in which he’s the star. Colin Hanks costars as himself.
Nov 30 2011
You could watch Survivor or The X Factor, but those shows bore me. You really don’t want to waste your time with a show that I’m not sure how it got made into a pilot, I Hate My Teenage Daughter. All the shows that I want to watch are in the 10pm hour starting with Top Chef: Texas. The chefs move from San Antonio to Dallas where they have to make fancy pants food at a high-society dinner party.
Jul 11 2010
It is mostly returning shows premiering this week, along with a couple of new ones that fit along the same line. If you like characters most of all in your television shows, then this is the week to watch.
Pick of the Week
Synopsis: Neal is on the hunt to find out who killed Kate last season.
My Take: The combination of the suits and blue eyes, make the show awesome to watch, and then there are entertaining stories to go along with it.
Jan 24 2010
Cable television has a lot of premieres this week with the third seasons of Damages and Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Psych continues its fourth season with its winter premiere on a new night. The only new premiere on network television is Kitchen Nightmares on FOX. This week also has the series finale of Dollhouse.
Pick of the Week
Synopsis: Patty Hewes is back, this time going against an investment firm. Ellen still doesn’t trust Patty and Tom is finally made a partner.
My Take: It went a little all over the place last season, but was still better than a lot of television out there. I also like eventually learning the mystery that is set up at the beginning of each season.
Aug 02 2009
Cable is the best place for new shows this upcoming week with Psych & Monk on USA and Skins on BBC America. The sad reality shows are on the network channels.
Season Finale: The Superstars, I Survived a Japanese Game Show, So You Think You Can Dance, Burn Notice, Surviving Suburbia, The Goode Family, Dirty Sexy Money, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, In Plain Sight
Pick of the Week
Synopsis: Shawn & Gus solve more crimes as “psychic detectives”.
My Take: It is consistently one of the funniest shows on tv with great chemistry between the cast.
Jan 10 2009
I planned on making a top 10 list, but I just can’t seem to pick just 10 shows. There were some shows that I have picked on my best of lists before that didn’t make it this time, including CSI and Scrubs. There were only a few Scrubs episodes on in 2008 and they weren’t the best ones I have seen so I decided they didn’t make the list. What I have seen in 2009 on ABC is good though so it is probably going on the list at the end of this year. I have loved CSI in the past, but we didn’t watch the shows as quickly as we have in the past.
That is basically how I came up with my list. The shows that sit around on the TiVo forever don’t make the list. The ones that I can’t find an episode on the TiVo because Jer and I watch them as soon as they are new are obviously ones that we can’t wait to watch. These were all ones that either we both watched immediately or I watched immediately because he couldn’t stand them.
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt
Walter was a high school chemistry teacher that found out his has inoperable cancer, but didn’t want his family to worry and stare at him with that “Oh you are dying” stare, so he didn’t tell them about his disease. He decided he needed to make some money to leave them when he did die so he decided to make pure crystal meth since it is just basic chemistry and works with a former student in order to sell it with his druggie connections. I thought the show would just be like Weeds, but it wasn’t. It was completely messed up and hilarious. Walter gets himself into jams so many times and parts of it are really scary with the people he is dealing with in the drug world, but the story goes in surprising ways all the time. I cannot wait for it to come back for a second season this year and Bryan Cranston was totally deserving of winning the Emmy for the series last year.
Jan 04 2009
January used to be a dead month for new shows. It used to just be reruns, but now filled with midseason replacements and reality shows.
Season Finales: Lipstick Jungle, Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary, Crash
Pick of the Week
Synopsis: The show moves to ABC where it gets to finish out its final season properly. In the final season, J.D. and Elliot might get back together again, Dr. Kelso has retired as the Chief of Medicine, but he still hangs around since he gets free muffins for life from the coffee shop, and Courtney Cox guest stars for a few episodes as the new Chief of Medicine.
Nov 23 2008
There are a few cable shows with shorter seasons that are finishing up this week and the only new thing happening is the 24 movie. The new season doesn’t start until January, but what his airing tonight is a two-hour movie that will connect the last season to the new one. There will also be the Christmas specials from Monk and Pscyh airing this week on Friday night.
Season Finales: True Blood, Entourage, Dancing With the Stars, The Shield, Sons of Anarchy
Pick of the Week
Synopsis: Jack Bauer is on the run from the government so he escapes to Africa to start working as a missionary. He runs across children being recruited into the militia and is asked to help stop it.
Jul 13 2008
Synopsis: Shawn is a really observant guy who tries to pass as a psychic in order to help the Santa Barbara police department. His never-before-seen mother will show up this season as Cybil Shepherd.
My Take: One of the funniest shows on television. I love Shawn and Gus’s buddy relationship.
Jan 07 2008
I usually like to do best-of lists after an official season ends in May, but with the crazy writer’s strike on, I might as well just pick the best of 2007 since who knows when the official season will come back (not counting mid-season replacements starting soon to fill the gap). Here is my top 10 list of shows along with some honorable mentions.
After a fabulous first season, you always wonder if the second season will suffer the sophomore slump. This one didn’t. It changed gears to not just murdering someone each week, but dealing with the Miami PD (that he works for) finding all his bodies and tracking the killer. Then there was Lyla who he met at his 12-step program. I loved her. She was dark and twisted, but also a way for him to open up more and figure out what he wanted to do with his life that was in a disarray with the police investigation going on. The more the season went on, the more tension filled it became, since I had no idea how he was going to get out of the next mess he found himself in as the police and Doakes came closer to discovering the truth. The finale was completely awesome and satisfying. The only downside for the season was Dexter’s sister’s relationship with the FBI guy. She was great in the beginning of the season dealing with dating last season’s serial killer and not trusting anyone. Then it turned icky for the last part of the season. I’m glad that relationship is over now though.
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