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Did Waiting Suck: True Blood is Back

Were you one of those millions of people who could not wait to return to Bon Temps for more of Sookie Stackhouse and co on True Blood? Now you are in luck as season 3 premieres tonight at 9/8c on HBO.

I tried to get into the sexy vampire drama back in season one and season two but could not do it but I am giving it another shot tonight as I hear the big villain is gone and may be easier to jump in.

When we last left Sookie, she was about to say yes to Bill’s proposal but before she could he was kidnapped in an empty restaurant. I did not have the chance to see the episode in advance but hear it is solid but most of all fun. Below are two videos I find useful, first is the trailer for the new season and second is a 12-minute recap of the season for the cast that gets you up to speed.

True Blood sucks you back in tonight at 9/8c on HBO.

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What I Will Be Watching – Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Some notably new TV tonight….

How to Make It in America – 10/9c on HBO In the vein of his own show Entourage, Mark Wahlberg has joined in and is producing a New York based comedy for the network that centers around a group of friends as they try to hit it big in the Big Apple. I have seen the première episode which is available here at TV.com, and while I was not enthralled by it, I was not terribly disappointed thanks to my low expectations. The cast includes October Road alum Bryan Greenberg as the lead Ben, Kid Cudi, and a personal favorite Lake Bell as Ben’s ex, who you may have seen in shows such as Surface and Boston Legal. Martha Plimpton pops in as a recurring player and as I hear she is a huge highlight and I am excited to check her out. Premiering after the comedy is another new one in The Ricky Gervais Show based on his popular podcast this animated show brings the stories to life. Ricky is da bomb.

The Amazing Race – 8/7c on CBS The race is back on (plus it was also renewed for a fall cycle!), with brand new locations and some old favorites to revisit with new teams and of course good old Phil Keoghan. In the 16th installment of my favorite reality competition and Emmy favorite, Big Brother fans will at least recognize one team in Jeff and Jordan the sweet pair that met on this past summer’s season and are testing the TV relationship on the race. Should be a blast and after the show is Undercover Boss, settling in to its regular timeslot after last week’s “Super” première at 9/8c. The boss of Hooters goes in to test the managers and staff and may I say, we might see a FIRING. Awesome.

If you are not into any of those progams, the Olympics continue on NBC and last night’s primetime coverage featured some exhilerating action in the Moguls and Short Track. Go Team USA!

Also, NBC, where is the Olympic standard Jim Lampley? Al Michaels is doing an okay job in the daytime host position but I miss Jim’s nice comments about the event but one person that you can tell LOVES to be in Vancouver is the just great Mary Carillo who is now going from assignment reporter to late night host!

Your thoughts?!

Saying Goodbye, Welcoming Another, and Getting Evaluated: Tonight’s Picks for April 26th

I have seen some of tonight’s TV and I wanted to share my two cents with you. Check out some picks for this Sunday.

Law and Order: Criminal Intent

Law and Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent – 9/8c on USA  Law and Order: CI has always been a really great L&O spinoff thanks to the great detectives. Vincent D’Onofrio and Kaythrn Urbe, and now Julianne Nicholson and Jeff Goldblum. I was not too impressed with Sunday’s premiere but this week with the addition of Mr. Goldblum is a rocking night. He adds such a great element to the show and has some great scenes especially with Julianne Nicholson. He adds this snark to the case that is just so fun to watch. You have to check out the episode which is all about a house full of musicians and that underground world.

In Plain Sight – 10/9c on USA  In Plain Sight was a show that I did not expect to like when it premiered last summer, but it really grew on me and I was so excited for Miss Mary McCormack to come back last summer. While, the premiere was not the best, this week gets the show back into the groove. Most of the episode is about Mary being shadowed by a psychologist, and it reveals so much about her character and is so great to hear her flaws. Really revealing and fun episode, check it out!

Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane Morris

Brothers & Sisters – 10/9c on ABC  Tonight with the Walkers I bet will be a very teary one. In the episode marked “Julia,” we say good by to Julia Walker and by that I mean Sarah Jane Morris who is a very awesome underused actress. While this episode might not be her last for the duration of the series, we will not be seeing her the rest of the season or most likely for a very long time. Sarah Jane should be happy almost because now she can move on to a project that surrounds her and she can really show of her talent. Also, while I have not seen this week, I did see next week’s episode which did not relate anyway to this week, it was a great episode especially for Sarah and Holly. You can look forward to that now.

In Treatment – 9/8c on HBO Give this show some Emmys right now. I am enamored with In Treatment because it is such a real and raw show that I can not get enough of it. Allison Pill is ridiculously good as April and I cry every time she is on the air. Her acting along with everybody else on the show is just top notch. We are now in Week 4 and the story is just heating up.

Why You Should Be Watching In Treatment?

 

Gabriel Byrne as Paul

Gabriel Byrne as Paul

Recently I have been engulfed in a show that is real, heartfelt, sad, happy, and just plain entertaining. That show is HBO’s In Treatment.

 

This is the second season of In Treatment. Last year I was just to put off by the fact that it aired five days and week but now I am glad I got in. In Treatment airs at 9/8c on Sundays with two episodes then at the same time Monday with three episodes. Each episodes chronicles a patient’s therapy session with therapist Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne).

Mondays (airs Sun.) it is Mia (Hope Davis) who is and old friend of Paul’s who is now an attorney that is helping Paul who is getting sued. Of course, she has her own problems.

 

Allison Pill as April

Allison Pill as April

Tuesdays is the best night for me (airs Sun.). The night is about April (Allison Pill), she is a student who was just diagonised with Leukkophia but is having a hard time telling anybody. Allison Pill is just tremondoues in the roll and has brought me to tears a couple times.

 

Wednesday’s (airs Mon.) is family time with Paul taking on a little boy Oliver (Andrew Shaw) who’s parents are getting a divorce. That brings up all the usual problems including why its not his fault and also brings so great moments.

Thursday’s (airs Mon.) is Paul’s session with Walter (John Mahoney) who is a top notch CEO who has all sorts of denial problems. He cannot seem to come to the conclusion that he has panic attacks, that he misses his kids, or that he had family problems as a child. All this is just so interesting and you should really watch.

The last day Friday (airs. Mon) is the time where the tables are turned and Paul is the patient while his friend Gina is the therapist played by the great Dianne Weist. Paul has as much stress and problems as anybody and it is great to see him release them. Overall, In Treatment is just a treat to watch and also a great character piece. Catch up on ONDEMAND or one the variety of reruns on HBO because you will not want to miss it.

What I Will Be Watching – April 5th, 2009

There is actually some good TV on tonight and here is the best shots:

Kings – 8/7c on NBC I am super excited for tonight’s KINGS because this is the first episode I have not seen in advanced. The show is almost gone and multiple sources are saying NBC is seriously considering removing the show from the schedule and putting it online. However, if there is an increase of viewers tonight, NBC might thing differently. Tonight, William tries to court Jack to turn on his dad and David does not like the decision that Silas is making during negotiations. 

In Treatment

In Treatment

In Treatment – 9/8c on HBO  This is one great HBO show. I was not one of those viewers last year that watched In Treatment every day but this year with the new format and cast I will be watching every episode. The show if you are not familiar follows Paul (Gabriel Byrne) who is a therapist and sits in on his sessions. Each episode chronicles on session with one client and in the 5th episode of the week Paul is the client and he gets help from Dianne Weist who is great. The clients this year are played by Hope Davis and Allison Pill, who’s episodes air on Sundays, and John Mahoney and Aaron Shaw, who’s episode airs on Mondays. Check this out.

The Tudors

The Tudors

The Tudors – 9/8c on Showtime  Today marks the return of The Tudors. It is a really great and well made show and you should really check it out. The show about Henry VI left off with Anne Boleyn being beheaded and we were left with Henry being with the lovely Jane Seymour.

Celebrity Apprentice – 9/8c on NBC  OMG. Last week’s episode was awesome. So stupid and so awesome at the same time. I am hoping this week will be just as good.

The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency – 8/7c on HBO Tonight on this beautiful HBO drama, the agency is in trouble so they enlist a little boy to hand out papers on the detective agency. Are you watching this new drama set in Botswana?

United States of Tara – 10/9c on Showtime  Tonight is the season finale of my favorite Showtime show right now. I have seen the finale and it is odd to say the least. There is some closure and fans will be satifisyed but it does leave a lot open to next season. The episode surrounds Tara confronting her boarding school mate, and learning some interesting things.

Quick Picks for March 29th

 

Here are some pick takes for what to watch tonight, ABC’s dramas are on hiatus until April 19th so here are some great replacements (KINGS).

 

 

Kings

Kings

At the 8/7c hour tonight there are two great choices for you to try out and one new choice that I have heard is phenomenal. If you have not seen Kings on NBC yet, try it out tonight. This is the last episode I have seen in advanced and for me it was the best of the four. The episode has three main stories tonight. One, the Queen has got a big agenda to take care of starting off with a ballet that the King must be at. Second, the King’s illegitimate son is having health problems that require everybody to be really stealth. Then finally, the Prince takes David out on the town while trying to hide his gay life. A very interesting a great story you must watch.

 

 

 

Jill Scott, No 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Jill Scott, No 1 Ladies Detective Agency

HBO is premiering a new show that might not be what you expect or so I hear. When you think of HBO dramas you think of gritty, inappropriate dialogue, but Ladies No.1 Detective Agency is far from it. Based on the best selling novels it follows a African group of woman in Africa as they solve crimes, kinda sounds like Woman’s Murder Club in Africa doesn’t it. The show airs in a two hour pilot tonight at 8/7c on HBO and is available on HBOonDemand. Also, as always The Amazing Race is new tonight in Thailand, and if past seasons show is always a great local.

 

 

 

Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan

I hate to admit this but I am still watching Celebrity Apprentice. The show is just so stupid but I love every week how they make this seem like they are not famous people. Joan Rivers is brilliant and is so great when she fights, and I am also loving Melissa and how she calls herself a “producer.” Celebrity Apprentice airs a two-hour episode at 9/8c on NBC. If you are not a fan of Apprentice check out the always funny Jim Gaffigan from My Boys who has a great stand-up special on Comedy Central at 9/8c. He talks about bologna, breakfast, and some bowling. Fun!

Quick Takes for Sunday, March 22nd

Here some quick picks for tonight which feature banished people, indian people, missing people, and maybe some dying people. Interesting!

Kings

Kings

Kings – 8/7c on NBC  Why did you guys not watch last week? What was it that made only 5 million people tune in to this epic story? Well you still have a chance to catch it tonight. If you want, watch the first two hours of the show right here on the great Hulu and then check out tonight’s episode “Prosperity” in which Gath and Giliboa meet in a very tense battle that David must be a part of. It is a great hour of TV and the always great Brian Cox plays a very mysterious role.

The Amazing Race – 8/7c on CBS  This season has been consistently good and tonight they finally leave Siberia for……India. India is probably the most or one of the most visited places on the race and it is always is a very interesting location. Tonight for the speed bump, makeup on an elephant. Fun.

Desperate Housewives – 9/8c on ABC  Could we be seeing a death tonight? I think the chances are very strong for one of the housewives when Dave goes on a little camping trip with Mike and Katherine. I won’t say who it is even though it has already been on the cover of many magazines, because for the slight chance you do not know who it is, it will be a great surprise.

Brothers and Sisters – 10/9c on ABC  This show has been on just a high horse since its movie event and today is the last episode for another couple of weeks. The episode entitled “Missing,” I assume will be out Tommy’s recent run in Mexico. The story I am most interested in though is Ryan’s secret and how Holly factors in to it.

Big Love

Big Love

Big Love – 9/8c on HBO  The honor for the show that has gotten the most consistently great praise from people and especially TV critics is Big Love. Everybody has just been raving about this season of HBO’s best family drama and tonight is the season ender. In the hour, will Bill bid adieu to one of his wifes or could it be two?