What to Watch: March 14 - 20
by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 14th 2011 2:30AM
Feist: Look at What the Light Did Now - Thursday March 17, 9PM ET, The Movie Network
As part of the 'hidden gems' programming on TMN, this documentary follows the making of Feist's landmark album 'The Reminder.' Cameras capture the studio recordings, which are interesting, but the real meat is the creation of the live show. Feist's comments about bringing a wide range of artists together to create a whole pierced my cynical soul, and reminded me (no pun intended) that no matter how many times I've heard the album, it's still beautiful, fresh and ambitious.
Also This Week:
V - Tuesday March 15, 9PM ET/PT, A/ABC
I really want to like 'V' -- it has a lot going for it. Morena Baccarin and Elizabeth Mitchell are among my favourite TV actresses, and their roles here are so meaty. I also appreciate that pretty much every scene on the show passes the Bechdel Test. Tonight's Season Two finale has the delicious title of 'Mother's Day,' and I'm sure every possible creepy metaphor about breeding will play out. Honestly, I feel like if I threw a penny in the Trevi fountain and wished for the TV show that was written with all my particular tastes in mind it would be 'V.' And yet I find it mind-numbingly boring. Which is why I write about TV shows, I guess, instead of writing them.
MTV Live - Thursday March 17, 6PM ET, MTV Canada
Daryn Jones and the rest of the MTV Live will spend the week dabbling in 3D bits, working up to today's show, entirely rendered in 3D. Count on a retro-kitsch feel that harkens back to the bad old days of red and blue lenses -- but without the headache.
Supernanny - Friday March 18, 8PM ET/PT, Citytv/ABC
Tonight is Jo Frost's swan song. It's the very last episode of 'Supernanny' and though I don't watch it much anymore, I'll be sorry to see it go. Mostly I think I'm enamoured of Jo herself. She has always seemed to me to be genuinely interested in her work, and refreshingly optimistic about the potential of reality TV. Jo is moving on to another show, based in the UK. With any luck, someone will pick it up over here and we can keep watching her.