It’s Schur-mania here at Screen Scholars as both of Mike Schur’s active programs return – one from mid-season break, the other with new life, new season, new network. We also have the debut of a new half-hour comedy featuring the man behind our favorite Office Space character … Continue reading What to Watch: 01/10/2019
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We’re pretty sure the angry orange man has stopped speaking by now, and it’s Friday, so while the television is mostly quiet we can come out from cowering to quell our fears with a manic depressive Hollywood horse and gigantic foodstuffs among other things. JASON’S … Continue reading What to Watch: 07/22/2016
Friday’s drama series tend towards the fantastical — and whether its time-traveling fictional icons, animal people taking over the world, or just good old vampires undressing and carrying on, these shows have been heating up lately, belying the night’s reputation as a TV graveyard. For a more real sort of dramatics, you’ve got those eagle-eyed, sharp-tongued investors what swim with the fishes. And if you feel like laughing, veteran comic Alonzo Budden has a new Showtime special which digs into the racial divide threatening our nation.
Sleepy Hollow [FOX, 8p]
While Sleepy Hollow hasn’t toned down its central over-the-top history-blender silliness, it doesn’t really have to as its eccentricities can be wicked fun. Besides, its strength lies in the (sometimes literal) ties that bind darkly appealing characters, like cop/supernatural “witness” Abbie Mills and her platonic sidekick, the Revolutionary War-era’s Dick Cavett, Ichabod Crane.
Shark Tank [ABC, 9p]
A teenage environmentalists, former soap star, app developers from DC, and a Texan are tonight’s pitchers.
Alonzo Bodden: Historically Incorrect [Showtime, 9p]
Alonzo Bodden exposes the hypocrisy of modern-day pop culture in this stand-up show about historical inaccuracies.
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- The supernatural dramas alluded to in the intro are Sleepy Hollow‘s FOXy follow-up, Grimm, and the CW’s Vampire Diaries.
- CBS opts for the night of normal cop procedurals with the entertainingly adequate one-two punch of Hawaii Five-O and Blue Bloods.
- Jermaine Dupri narrows it down to one rapping champeen on The Rap Game‘s finale on Lifetime
- If your taste runs to three-options-listed reality shows, you can watch Love, Lust, or Run on TLC, followed by Burgers, Brews, and ‘Que on the Food Network, back-to-back in literally the eleventh hour, 10pm.