Happy Friday!  We don’t know about you, but we’re smack in the middle of a record-setting heat wave.  Also, the neighbors have been caught up in a patriotic fervor for about a week now, so it’s all high temperatures and explosions.  Despite these hardships, we have still managed to put together our weekly look at the Best TV Shows on TV.  Every week, we watch all the TV they’re willing to show us, and then we sort out the best television shows that we saw.  Then we tell you about them and thus strengthen our bond.

Thanks to the holiday, it was a smaller week than usual.  All of the late night hosts took the week off, for example.  We assume they all have a beach house together, but that’s neither here nor there.  This week, the best shows on TV gave us death, vampires, a band break-up, dirty business deals, the tyranny of the Points Chicken, and a gorilla who couldn’t get into the ballet.  Let’s get to it!

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7 Responses to Best TV Shows on TV – We’re Gonna Need a Turd Wig

  1. Larry Young says:

    What do you guys think of THE NEWSROOM?

  2. EJ says:

    We talked about it a little amongs ourselves – Myndi still hasn’t seen episode 2 as of this writing. I’m not quite on board yet – I feel like I’m being lectured, and the fact that the show seems poised to have a confrontational interview every week means a weekly straw man to get shredded by Sorkin’s stand-in. (It’s something that’s always bugged me about his TV work.) Still, the characters are mostly appealing, so I’m waiting it out for a bit yet. And in the interest of full disclosure, I may not be giving it a fair shake because of Sorkin’s oft-reiterated belief that Internet writers are all bitter failures. That’s always in the back of my head.

  3. cub says:

    hellooo-
    one gentle question: wtf is a turd wig?

    i’ve googled and googled, and found no absolute reference that makes any sense, but i did learn a new bar joke.

    please educate your humble commenter.

  4. EJ says:

    First off, I apologize for anything you may have learned by Googling “Turd Wig”.

    It’s actually a line from last week’s “Bunk” – at one point the announcer said “We’re gonna need a turd wig because sh*t is getting ugly.” And since we keep it classy around here, I couldn’t possibly pass that up as a title.

    I don’t know if it makes any MORE sense now, but that’s where we got it from.

  5. Myndi Weinraub says:

    How we long for the simpler days of “Beefsquatch!” Thanks for reading, cub! Larry–I promise to get caught up on Newsroom in the next couple days and give you my thoughts…I don’t have quite the same issues with Sorkin, though I completely see what EJ is saying. I felt that way with Studio 60, for sure.

  6. cub says:

    EJ and Myndi,
    thanks for answering. i watch CB!B! but avoid BUNK due to gross foot phobia and that guy’s voice– (neither of which bothered me/were present when he worked w/K.Schall, iirc)–beefsquatch, indeed!

  7. EJ says:

    Working with Kristin Schall makes everybody more appealing!

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