The big TV news this week is the Breaking Bad follow-up movie on Netflix. I can’t focus on anything else. Don’t ask me to discuss this any further!
Here’s what to watch on TV this week!
8-10 Dancing with the Stars – I don’t know if there’s a theme this week, but I swear these MAGA guys are going to vote Sean Spicer into the Top Five and then I’m just going to give up.
9-10 The Deuce – Vincent deals badly with the failure of his club and Candy is reunited with her estranged son. Who I assume will be re-cast because of the time jump and thus avoid the weird vibe that they had last season. I’m not going to pick on a child actor, but that kid played every scene like it bordered on incest and I didn’t like it.
9-10 The Terror: Infamy – The Terminal Islanders finally get to return home, but they’re still threatened by a spirit. This is a show that’s like “You think internment camps were bad? Imagine if ghosts were also trying to kill you!” And somehow it works.
10-11 Lodge 49 – Ernie embraces his fate in a foreign land. I do not like the way that sounds. I need Ernie to be OK.
9-10 This Is Us – Randall is confronted with a tough choice. Speaking of, have you seen Sterling K. Brown in that Bash Brothers video Andy Samberg and crew put out for Netflix? I love that he does these side projects where he gets to be super funny and take a break from fretting professionally.
10-11 Emergence – I still haven’t watched this show and it’s stacking up on the DVR. This is a stressful time and I need everybody’s support.
8-9 Survivor – No information available! Jeff Probst is mad at CBS for putting spoilees in an ad that ran right before the show and he has a point.
8-9 The Masked Singer – I will have to accept that there is at least one YouTube star in the mix this year and I will never know who that is even once unmasked.
8-8:30 The Goldbergs – Geoff starts a food delivery service which doesn’t seem like an Eighties concept, but maybe I’m wrong. I can’t remember everything from the decade when I was a child.
8:30-9 Schooled – Coach Mellor tells the football team to let a bad player score a touchdown during a scrimmage. In my mind, this is the exact plot of Rudy because I have never seen Rudy.
9-9:30 Modern Family – The family faces challenges with the arrival of two new members. I assume they’re talking about the twins, but maybe they’re giving us long lost siblings as a final season swerve.
9:30-10 Single Parents – I typed this title as Singled Out, which got me thinking about that show and the fact that two of the three on-air hosts turned out to be monsters and Carmen Electra is the only good one.
10-11 Stumptown – EJ’s favorite new show of the season! Dex seeks PI mentorship from Donal Logue and you know I’m always excited when one of my Gotham buddies turns up anywhere.
10-10:30 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Everybody has to do whatever Dee wants, possibly because of a magic spell. Also, controversial opinion, I don’t like that they can use the f-bomb on this show now. It’s weirdly jarring and the way they use it is meaner than I would like.
10:30-11 Cake – Apparently the John Hodgman / David Rees project is not going to appear on this series until early next year, which either means this is going to have a very long season or a second season very quickly after the first. People need to run scheduling past me so I’ll know what I’m talking about.
8:30-9 Perfect Harmony – Ginny deals with stage fright and there’s a rift between Dwayne and Wayne. You knew they were planning that as soon as they named characters “Dwayne” and “Wayne”. Hopefully they can put aside their differences and Voltron into Kadeem Hardison.
9-9:30 The Good Place – Hey, I can actually quote the listing without spoiling anything for my friends who are beginning Season Three. “Michael and Eleanor discover something troubling and turn to an unusual source for help”.
8:30-9 The Unicorn – Wade joins a support group for people who’ve lost their spouses. I like this show a lot but man, grief is not a fun comedy topic.
10-11 Evil – Man, this show is creepier than I expected from CBS. There was a bit in the pilot (and, spoilee, it turned out to be a dream), a demon sat on the main character’s bed and cut off a finger every time she answered a question incorrectly. I honestly can’t tell if I dreamed that one of the questions was whether she had diarrhea in the last two weeks or if that was really on TV. If somebody else watched this, please confirm!
10-10:30 Mr. Inbetween – “All things must end, even Christmas”. Man, is this show angling to get into the 12 Days of Christmas Episodes? I like their moxie!
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Oh, man. The long rumored Breaking Bad follow-up is finally here as we see what happens to Jesse Pinkman after the series ends. There’s a world in which this is a very bad idea, but we live in the world where Better Call Saul is as good as Breaking Bad and I have no fear. This is going to be a dang event, you guys!
11:30-1 am Saturday Night Live – David Harbour of Stranger Things hosts! Or if you really want to get excited, David Harbour of Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster Frankenstein. If they don’t come up with a reason for him to play Orson Welles, they are missing a trick.
8-8:30 The Simpsons – Chief Wiggum tries to prove he’s still good at police work. To which I say “still”?
8:30-9 Bless the Harts – Hey, the premiere was a lot better than the ads would lead me to believe. I was hoping for a good show from this crew and while I’m not 100% sold yet, they just might get me.
9-9:30 Bob’s Burgers – Bob and Tina participate in a cardboard boat race and the rest of the family overstays their welcome at a fire station open house. Those are solid plots right there. Like Bob’s Burgers needs my input.
9-10 The Walking Dead – A flashback reveals the origins of Alpha and Beta, which should be a fun look into the pasts of characters I don’t enjoy at all. You’ll have to excuse me, I’m mad that Lauren Cohan is coming back to this show and I’m going to have to watch it again.
10:10-11 The Righteous Gemstones – SEASON FINALE! Eli questions the future of his children in the ministry, and that’s absolutely something he should have been questioning for years. This first season has been very good and I would like this to run for a very long time.
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