This has been a busy week. Along with dealing with the Hole of Death, I also took my Dad to and from the chiropractor on Tuesday. I’ve always been trying to keep up with my horrorthon commitments so I didn’t watch much TV. That’s probably a good thing.
(“Girl, you watch too much TV!” as my friend Marty would say.)
Here’s a few thoughts on what I did watch:
Allo Allo (Sunday Night, PBS)
Rene had to take pictures of the secret meeting. Luckily, Michelle of the Resistance supplied him with a totally obvious hidden camera. He had to hide it under his apron. How would he operate the bulky camera without anyone noticing, you may be asking. Michelle also supplied Rene with a fake arm. Rene went through with it because, as Michelle and others often point out, Rene is the bravest man in France.
Bachelor in Paradise (Tuesday Night, ABC)
It’s now safe to return to the beach. Bachelor in Paradise is over …. for now! Three couples got engaged so I guess we won’t see any of them next season. I’m joking, of course. They’ll all probably be back next season, even more bitter than ever.
Baywatch (Weekday Evenings, H&I)
While I was cleaning around the house on Sunday, I turned the TV on and had Baywatch going in the background. It was the pilot film, Panic at Malibu Pier. The Hoff tried to get used to being in charge while Madchen Amick stalked a lifeguard.
Peter Falk vs. Donald Pleasence! My friend Mark suggested this episode to me after I shared a scene of Pleasence from Wake in Fight. It’s a terrifically entertaining episode and guess what? You can watch it here on the Shattered Lens!
Dancing With The Stars (Monday Night, ABC)
It was Britney night! I was too busy dancing myself to pay too much attention to the dancers on the show.
Flight of the Conchords (Friday Night, HBOMax)
After “dissing” several rappers, Bret formed a gang for his own protection. Stay cool, Murray!
Friday the 13th: The Series (YouTube)
This is an entertaining show and I’ve been having fun highlighting here on the Shattered Lens. Yes, I totally relate to Micki. We both have red hair and a desire to collect cursed antiques.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Tuesday Afternoon, Sundance Channel)
I took my Dad to and from the chiropractor on Tuesday. The television in the waiting room was tuned to the Sundance Channel and while I waited for my Dad to return, I watched two episodes of Law & Order: CI. They were obviously very early episodes, as Vincent D’Onofrio was still slightly restrained in his performance as Goren. One of the episodes featured a killer doctor and was kind of disturbing to watch in a doctor’s office. Choosing what to show in the waiting room of an office is an underrated skill. I usually go with one of the retro stations. The shows may not be challenging but they’re also designed not to cause any undue worry.
Open All Hours (Sunday Night, PBS)
Arkwright, that old perv, finally got to go away with nurse Gladys Emmanuel for the weekend. Nothing happened, though. The nurse really seems to be leading Arkwright on, perhaps hoping that someone who isn’t a sociopathic shopkeeper will show an interest in her. Meanwhile, Granville continued to listen to the voices in his head, undoubtedly imploring him to burn everything to the ground.
Parking Wars (Weekday Mornings, A&E)
Apparently, A&E shows episodes of Parking Wars of every morning. I watched two episodes while I was working from home on Monday morning. In the first episode, the people at the impound lot had to deal with an irate “customer.” Apparently, we were supposed to feel bad for the poor little government quislings who were having to deal with the citizens whose lives they make miserable.
Survivor (Wednesday Night, CBS)
Talking Dead (Sunday Night, AMC)
Chris Hardwicke, who has gone back to being clean-shaven, spent some time talking about Walking Dead, which was cool. But then he spent even more time trying to get the audience hyped up for Walking Dead: World Beyond and that just felt awkward.
The Walking Dead (Sunday Night, AMC)
Walking Dead: World Beyond (Sunday Night, AMC)
I hate to be rude but what the Hell is this? I guess this show started during my temporary hiatus from all things related to The Walking Dead. According to Wikipedia, World Beyond is in its seconds season. AMC advertises the show by saying, “And now, the final season Walking Dead: World Beyond,” as if this show is some sort of landmark event as opposed to just a rather cynical spin-off from one mighty work of pop culture.
Anyway, as far as i can tell, Walking Dead: World Beyond is like a YA version of The Walking Dead. Instead of adults killing each other and having endless discussions about the ethics of it all, it’s teenagers. But, from what I saw of the show, it seems like a pretty pale imitation of The Walking Dead and, unlike Fear The Walking Dead, it doesn’t really add anything new to the story. So, I don’t know if I’ll bother to set the DVR for any more episodes of Walking Dead: World Beyond. I imagine I will but I probably won’t be very happy about it.