(S05E17) Okay, boys and girls, here's the deal...
For some reason unbeknownst to me, my Stupid DVR (name brand) did not record this week's installment of 'Bones.' This, despite the fact that I set it up as a series recording. Of course, I can blame it on the kids, but that wouldn't be fair to them (I need to save that blame for when I do something stupid).
Until I can catch the episode on the Interwebs, I'm going to leave this post open for you, the wonderful and caring readers of TV Squad, to comment on the show. Let us know how you felt about this post-'I love you, but we're just friends' episode of the series, and if you think their new relationship will actually work until they eventually fall passionately into each others' arms sometime around season 33.
You can also let me know if the same mystery DVR loss has ever happened to you. That'll make me feel a little bit better.
(Update: You can now see the review after the jump)
(S02E11) "They're a little old to be necking, aren't they?" - Van Pelt
"There's an age limit on that?" - Jane
I love Jane's humor! Don't you? This week, our favorite mentalist was a fish out of water when the case of the week lead the team to a high school reunion, an event Jane never attended before since he was too "busy" to go to school. Based on the previous episode, he was probably too busy conning people for/with his father.
As Jane told Lisbon, everyone at such a reunion lies, making it difficult for them to find out the killer. So to help get the truth out, Jane resorted to blackmailing a friend!
We've said it before and we insist it's still true: nothing insures good guilty pleasure reality TV viewing like a villain, and this season of 'High School Reunion' has plenty of 'em. Reuniting the class of 1989 from Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, season three's baddies include John the Troublemaker (his classmates' nickname for him, not ours, though we heartily agree), a guy who says whatever's on his mind, no matter how offensive it or he may be. And then there are 'The Summer Girls,' the clique of catty chicks who made high school miserable for plenty of their female classmates, and who seem intent on continuing their wicked ways 20 years later ...
You won't believe which show is kicking the collective ass of TV Land's The Cougar. Then again, maybe you will. The New York Times reports that reruns of (Shazam!) The Andy Griffith Show are the cable network's most watched show.
So does this mean that the former classic TV network will go back to running shows that people actually want to watch? Probably not. Sorry to break the bad news to you. Oh, and there is no Santa Claus, and if the tooth fairy does exist, she's probably a big ol' commie.
(10PM, ABC) series premiere
The title pithily sums up the quirky, secrets-keeping detectives of the NYPD's Homicide unit, where Det. Casey Shraeger (Amber Tamblyn) is transferred to after working undercover as a hooker in Vice.
She's paired with Det. Walsh (Jeremy Renner), who's obsessed with tracking down the murderer of his former partner. The rest of the motley crew includes Delahoy (Adam Goldberg), who wants to get killed on the job and his partner, Banks (Harold Perrineau), who's so afraid of dying on the job that he won't remove his bulletproof vest.
Then there's super religious Cole (Josh Close), who's trying to keep his shady past a secret from his partner and his boss.
Our favorite channel during the dinner hour is TV Land. In our neck of the woods, Hogan's Heroes airs from 6 to 7 p.m., and The Andy Griffith Show from 7 to 8 p.m. We love both these shows, and the episodes always spark laughter and a few discussion topics. Like, how could Colonel Klink be such a dimwit, and why can't more people be like Andy Taylor?
But we might have to start watching the Discovery or History channels or - gasp! - turn the TV off altogether, because the commercials on TV Land are making us gag on our organic mac-and-cheese. I'm talking about the commercials for TV Land's reality shows, High School Reunion and The Cougar.
Now most of them have fallen into a strange gelatinous blob of unoriginal and unrecognizable sewage. I believe the technical term is "reality shows."
The TV Land network has been slowly engulfed by this blob of mediocrity with shows like High School Reunion and The Cougar. Their latest VP hire indicates it's about to be swallowed whole by more of the same.
(8:30PM, ABC) series premiere
Veridian Dynamics' Research and Development head Ted is beginning to wonder if his company might be just a tad shy of what could be termed ethical.
The single dad ('Desperate Housewives' Jay Harrington) is a team player in this new workplace comedy (he helps Veridian turn pumpkins into weapons of mass destruction for a foreign client), but now his frosty boss Veronica (Portia de Rossi) wants Ted to cryogenically freeze one of his co-workers.
Even Ted's seven-year-old thinks it's a bad idea, and further interaction with one-night-stand Veronica could hurt Ted's chances with his new co-worker crush, but as he soon finds out, Veronica doesn't like to take no for an answer.
(10PM, Comedy Central) 13th season premiere
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, where have you been?!
The 'South Park' papas return for a well-timed dose of irreverent humor, and they've chosen wisely for their first target of the new season: The Jonas Bros. and their infamous purity rings. In South Park, it's Kenny and his new girlfriend who get the chastity rings when the K-Man takes his new lady to a Jonas Bros. concert in hopes of scoring ... big points with her.
Meanwhile, if teen dreams are the topic, we have hopes there'll be a Miley Cyrus joke or two somewhere in the mix also, though the mere potential of orange-coated Kenny trying to get his swerve on is more than enough reason to tune in.
This season the show has continued its tradition of tossing up answers alongside even more new questions, but the revelations have very juicy: Jin's alive and on the island! Jack's daddys on the island! Young Charles Widmore was on the island!
Tonight's pay-off is no exception: Eloise Hawking maps out the course for how the Oceanic 6 could return to the island. She also gives them a couple of items they have to take with them, assuming she can convince them to return at all.
Meanwhile, about that Mrs. Hawking buzz is that she's the momma of a 'Lost'-ie we already know very well.
Now it seems like TV Land, which is becoming the network for reality shows starring people over 35, has decided to pick up a Bachelorette-esque series where a number of young men will be competing for the affections of "sexy and accomplished mature woman." The show is being produced by Mike Fleiss, who was the executive producer for the network's version of High School Reunion.
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