I didn’t watch much TV this week. I’ve kind of made the decision to hold off on a lot of shows until after October so no Dancing With The Stars or The Voice for now.
Here’s what little I did watch:
Allo Allo (Sunday Night, PBS)
With the Gestapo looking to arrest Rene, Rene was forced to disguise himself by wearing a putty nose. Yes, the nose did get smashed. Yes, Rene did try to smoke a cigar. Yes, the nose did catch on fire. Rene, being the bravest man in France, ripped those nose off and threw it out the cafe, where it promptly exploded. It was an interesting episode.
Bar Rescue (Weekday Mornings, Paramount Network)
I watched two episodes on Monday morning. Judging from all the yelling and the scowling, apparently there is no more important job in America than being a good bar owner.
Friday the 13th: The Series (Yahoo)
I’m still having fun watching and sharing this series on the Shattered Lens!
Gabby Petito: ID Special Report (Wednesday Night, ID)
This didn’t really reveal anything about the case that I didn’t already know. John Walsh showed up to say that he thinks Brian Laundrie is still alive. I agree but, at the same time, I’m not sure if sending Dog the Bounty Hunter after him is the best way to eventually capture him. So many people are using the Petito case to build up or reboot their own brand that I fear that Gabby herself is getting forgotten in the rush. My heart breaks for her and her family.
The Office (Thursday Night, Comedy Central)
It watched an episode on Thursday. It was from the final season. Andy got out his guitar and started singing. It was cringe city.
Open All Hours (Sunday Night, PBS)
Help I’m Being Held Prisoner, Granville painted on the store window. No one came to his aid. This is the darkest British sitcom that I’ve ever seen.
Parking Wars (Weekday Mornings, A&E)
A&E’s tribute to fascism continues to be must-viewing for anyone who wants to understand how authoritarianism took root in the United States. I watched a few episodes on Monday morning while I was straightening up around the house. There was one terrifying parking cop in general, who kept complaining about people making excuses but who, at the same time, seemed to feel that she was a victim just because people didn’t appreciate getting ticketed. Giving out tickets to the guilty is one thing. Whining because people aren’t kissing your ass in response is another.
Survivor (Wednesday Night, CBS)
Talking Dead (Sunday Night, AMC)
In the past, I was often bored with The Walking Dead but charmed with Talking Dead. This season, I’ve pretty much had the opposite reaction. Every good episode of The Walking Dead is followed by a boring Talking Dead. It doesn’t help that Talking Dead also has to hype up stuff like World Beyond. It’s been a long time since that night that Chris Hardwicke shed a tear while discussing the death of Herschel. (We miss you, Scott Wilson!)
The Walking Dead (Sunday Night, AMC)
Walking Dead: World Beyond (Sunday Night, AMC)
Eh, who cares? I set the DVR for it. I watched it. It didn’t interest me. It feels too much like Walking Dead fanfic, to be honest. I guess I’ll give it another chance next Sunday but, so far, this show just is not holding my interest at all. It’s like the CSI: Cyber of The Walking Dead franchise.