The cable Upfronts have begun, and we are already starting to get flooded with announcements of lots of great new shows for which I have no idea how I’m going to find the time to watch. However, the broadcast networks will soon be making their late-afternoon announcements as to which shows have met their doom (FOX just said that Almost Human won’t be returning). There are some show cancellations that would actually do me a favor, as I have a really hard time quitting shows on my own, but there are also some fun comedies that are in trouble that I really hope get picked up! Speaking of comedies, we’ve got a fun trio of recommendations for you to check out tonight.
Tonight, the first season of the hilarious Comedy Central series Review comes to a close. Over the course of the season, we’ve seen critic Forrest MacNeil pretty much destroy his life while reviewing real-life experiences chosen by his viewers. The many crazy things he has done in the name of his job have included stealing, becoming a racist, making a sex tape, divorcing his wife, and even getting married again (which didn’t last very long). Last week, his attempt to review being the life of the party caused Forrest to reconnect with his son. Could this be a glimmer of hope that Forrest may actually rebuild his life with his family and be happy once again?
While each episode of the series finds Forrest attempting 2 or 3 crazy reviews, what I have really enjoyed about the show is the continuity from episode to episode. Things don’t reset from week-to-week. All of the misfortune and bad things Forrest has chosen to impart upon himself keeps building up. How will Forrest ruin his life tonight, or is there still a chance he’ll redeem himself?
Note: If you have missed any of the first 8 episodes, Comedy Central has made them available for free via their YouTube channel.
On tonight’s episode, “Quitting, Last Day, Irish,” Forrest quits a job; seizes an opportunity; and tries being Irish.
To see how the season ends and if Forrest can reclaim a good life, tune in to Comedy Central at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, Bad Teacher, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Surviving Jack, Sirens, and Vikings.
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The Millers grows on me every episode and has become a show that I really look forward to each week. Last episode was great… I wanna live in Tomlandia, Tom’s made-up world where he’s the hero, Carol is the “bad guy,” and his children worship him. Everything with him came to a head when he realized that Nathan and Ray, bowing to pressure from their boss, changed it so much when they made it into the children’s show that suddenly Tom was a doofus, Carol was cute and sweet, and none of the other characters were like he’d made them in his head. He spilled to Nathan his feelings on the fact that in real life, no one ever listens to his opinions, he’s always railroaded over, and it really bothers him. Nathan was sweet, putting his foot down when the family tried to shove Tom’s opinion on dinner aside again, and they ended up at this weird fusion restaurant that Tom really wanted to go to. The best part of the episode was watching Tom put the puppets through the shredder and seeing the reactions from the crowd.
On tonight’s episode, “0072,” when Tom proudly tells the family he’s dating a much younger woman, Nathan goes undercover to spy on him and make sure his father isn’t being scammed by a gold digger.
Check out Tom’s new love interest tonight on CBS at 8:31/7:31c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Hell’s Kitchen, Chopped Canada, Two and a Half Men, Surviving Jack, & Elementary.
The Big Bang Theory is one of my happiest shows of the week because it always makes me laugh, no matter how stressful my day has been. Last week was interesting, watching Sheldon and Penny try to stop complaining about their jobs and lives, because it led them to a psychic. The psychic told Sheldon that everything would fall into place if he finally gave in to one relationship: Amy. He called it malarky and left. Amy attempted to spice things up by putting on a school girl outfit, which of course didn’t work because Sheldon was so oblivious as usual. I really wish these two would hurry up and get it on because Amy is going to lose her mind soon if he doesn’t respond to her.
On tonight’s episode, “The Proton Transmogrification,” Professor Proton helps Sheldon cope with grief; Leonard and Penny endure a competition.
To see what grief Sheldon is dealing with, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.
I’ll also be watching Hell’s Kitchen, Black Box, Grey’s Anatomy, Elementary, and Chopped Canada.