What TV To Watch

I don’t know if you were aware, but I love TV almost as much as I love cats. This is my list of must watch shows for the upcoming week.

Sunday

Game Of Thrones TV Show

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Game Of Thrones might be the best show on TV. The episodes never waste a moment and with more characters than any other show, that is a good thing. Extra points for the most informative and intricate ever-changing opening.

Girls On HBO Show

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Girls is a new show premiering on April 15th on HBO. Here is the synopsis from TV.com.

Lena Dunham, creator of 2010′s critically acclaimed independent film, Tiny Furniture, partners with Judd Apatow (Freaks & Geeks, Knocked Up) for a new series on HBO. The show, much like Dunham’s film, takes a comically wry and offbeat look at the ups and downs of a group of twenty-something girlfriends living in New York City. The cast includes Dunham as Hannah, an intern at a publishing house in SoHo; Marnie, a motivated assistant at a political PR firm and Jessa; a down-to-earth girl who wants to be an artist and teacher.

I will have to reserve my judgment until after I see the pilot but the reviews are positive. It is definitely worth giving this show a slot on your DVR.

The Killing AMC

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The Killing is a controversial show. It recently started its second season and many (former) fans refused to watch because we still do not know who killed Rosie Larsen. I am in the camp that the show is still solid and interesting enough to hang through at least one more season. Plus I really want to know who the killer is.

Monday

Smash TV Show

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Smash is a really good show. I love the behind look at a putting together a Broadway musical. There is so much drama that is coupled with excellent singing and dancing.

Tuesday

Don't Trust The B In Apt. 23 ABC

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Don’t Trust The B In Apt 23 premiered last week and it is quirky. Why should you watch?

  • One main character is a terrible person almost in a cartoonish way
  • James Van Der Beek plays himself

Revenge TV Show ABC

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My TV guilty pleasure, I love Revenge. There is not a weak episode so far and I can only imagine what Amanda has in store for the rest of season one.

Thursday

Touch TV Show Fox

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Touch is a show with a lot of heart that tells great stories. Even though some of the episodes are a tinge formulaic, watching Kiefer Sutherland get from point A to point B is fascinating. I love how clearly we can see the interconnectedness of each story every week. This show has a lot of potential.

Awake TV SHow

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One of the most unusual concepts in recent memory. Awake is well written and has a great feel. I hope the ratings improve because this show deserves a chance.

Friday

Fringe TV Show Fox

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Fringe does not deserve the ratings it receives. The show has never been better. I will be very upset if it does not get another season.

Netflix Streaming

Teen Wolf TV MTV

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Slightly cheesy but pretty good for a summer show on MTV. I am halfway through the first season and should be caught up before season two starts.

What’s on your must watch list?

TV To Watch

One thing I may love as much as cats and running is TV. Please let me be your guide to all the best shows on the dial.

Alcatraz TV Fox New Show

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I can sell you this one with a few words. J.J. Abrams, Sam Neill, and Jorge Garcia. There is also a Lost connection which is always good for shows like this. J and I are slowing being sucked into to the mystery and really want to know where the prisoners went and who took them.

Shameless US TV Showtime

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Shameless is in its second season and so far the episodes are just as good as season one. William H. Macy is really strong as Frank who is a terrible father/person but has his moments. He is a man you love to hate and continue to be shocked at where he is willing to go (such as allowing his son Liam, who is a baby, to be held ransom for money he owes on a bet.) The show is hilarious, shocking, and heartwarming all at the same time. Definitely worth a slot on your DVR.

Touch TV Show Fox Kiefer Sutherland

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Touch has only aired one preview episode before its actual premiere in March but it was very strong. Kiefer Sutherland stars as a single father of a son who is delayed and does not speak. After the intervention of Child Protective Services, he realizes that his son is seeing patterns and trying to communicate through numbers. The story is very intriguing and could make for lots of great possibilities plus you know TV is always better with Jack Bauer.

Smash TV Show NBC Debra Messing Anjelical Huston Katharine McPhee

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Smash has not aired yet but I am excited to see it. The reviews coming out are very positive and it has such a strong cast (Hello Anjelica Huston.) I am such a sucker for singing/dancing on TV, I know I am going to like this. Here’s hoping it lives up to the hype.

Any shows you would add to a must watch list?

Christmas Aftermath

Christmas this year was very low-key this year. J was away all last week visiting his family in Connecticut. I enjoyed having the house to myself.

I finally was able to watch The Help which I loved almost as much as the book.

The Help Movie

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I caught up on all manners of cheesy TV including the finale of the X Factor. I would not have picked Melanie as the winner but I enjoyed all the duets they did in the last two shows. She is a bit bland and prone to singing terrible ballads for my taste. At least she does have a good voice and seemed humble enough throughout the show.

Melanie Amaro

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I gave J an early Christmas present before he left for Connecticut.

Canon Powershot Camera

He wanted a camera with some manual controls so he can learn how to use them but not as many as a DSLR. I am really excited to try this out when we eat out and lugging around a giant camera is not always so practical.

There is always a cat around the corner in our house. Just needing to make sure everything is kosher. Tail making sure it is indeed a camera and not a bomb.

Cat with Canon Powershot Camera

This Christmas, like many others, J and I got each other the same gifts.

Nook Simple Touch

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Two Nook Simple’s. It works out well because I had planned on using his and he mine. So now everyone is a winner.

Christmas Day we joined everyone else in Polk County and went to the movies.

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was fantastic! I read the book and knew what to expect with the story but hoped that the film would handle the complexities of the characters in a way that kept it exciting but did not skip over any details. It did a good job of unraveling the mystery. J had not read the book and he was easily able to follow the story. The music by Trent Reznor was excellent and I hope to see him doing more film sound tracks.

Now I have two more days off to lay around the house. There may be some running and probably some shopping (yay for getting gift cards.)

How was your holiday?