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This Weeks Picks Ruined By Catfish!

In the interest of completing my posts in a timely manner I plan my picks several days in advance; this week I did the same.  I intended to write extensively about four really good series; they will just have to wait.  Unfortunately for my plans and intentions, I took my friends’ advice and watched MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show, became obsessed and now I can’t think about anything else. A couple of months ago I was out to dinner with… Read More »

Watch this (week of June 23)

SUNDAY New series “Crossing Lines” (9 p.m., NBC)  stars William Fichtner as a former police officer who joins in the global search for a serial killer. “Mad Men” (9 p.m., AMC) ends for the season. Lifetime brings back “Drop Dead Diva” (9 p.m.), before premiering new series “Devious Maids.” (Title kinda says it all.) Bristol Palin and Melissa Rivers trade families in the season premiere of “Celebrity Wife Swap” (8 p.m., ABC). It’s followed by “Whodunnit?” (9 p.m.), a reality… Read More »

What’s on this summer?

What I’m most looking forward to as the summer season kicks in to high gear:  “Breaking Bad” and “Burn Notice” start their final seasons, “True Blood” returns, and the Stephen King miniseries “Under the Dome” premieres. Also, on USA, fans get to see what happens after The Kiss on both “Covert Affairs” and “Suits.” There is also the chance to watch the final episodes of several canceled shows as the networks burn off episodes before starting fresh in fall. That… Read More »

Watch this (week of Nov. 11)

It’s not quite mid-season, all those bright and shiny new shows have debuted, some of your old favorites are getting ready to take a holiday break, and the election is finally over. So… what to watch now? This week, I’ve decided to take a look at a few shows that aren’t on the major networks. (However, I refuse to highlight any of the many Christmas movies that are already popping up on some cable channels. Come on… I still have… Read More »