Again, I didn’t watch much this week. I was busy getting ready for Christmas and my boyfriend’s birthday and watching and writing reviews for 2022. So, not much television this week! However, here’s a few notes on what little I did watch.
Boxing (ESN, Sunday Night)
Yikes! I’m not sure who was fighting who but everyone certainly did seem angry. I have to admit that I do have an odd weakness for the spectacle of men hitting each other but I also cringe whenever the blood starts flowing. The best thing about boxing is when everyone hugs after the match and you realize that none of it was personal. Awwwwwww!
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO, Sunday Night)
Larry David annoyed a lot of people. It’s what he’s good at. Now, I haven’t really been keeping up with this season but, as far as I can tell from watching Sunday’s episode, Larry is sleeping with a really annoying local politician because he’s hoping she’ll change the zoning laws and this somehow will allow Larry to fire an actor who he dislikes. And apparently, someone drowned in Larry’s pool and now Larry is being blackmailed or something. (Actually, I kind of got the feeling that maybe Larry killed whoever it was.) I don’t know. It was confusing but it was funny just because Larry doesn’t know when to stop.
Dexter: New Blood (Showtime, Sunday Night)
The Love Boat (MeTV, Sunday Night)
There was a definitely lack of Christmas cheer on the Christmas cruise but luckily, Mickey Rooney played an angel who brought everyone together, taught the children how to sing, and saved the marriage of Donnie Osmond and Maureen McCormick.
Mom (Friday Afternoon, Paramount)
I swear, have the people on this show ever met anyone who they didn’t automatically accuse of being an alcoholic? On Friday, Paramount showed a quartet of depressing Christmas episodes. Yikes!
Seinfeld (Comedy Central, Sunday Night)
I watched three episodes on Sunday night. Jerry learned how to express his emotions and George sold computers. George lost his keys in a pothole and Jerry had a panic attack after a toothbrush fell in a toilet. (Ewwwwww! I don’t blame him.) And then George killed his fiancée with toxic envelopes. Unfortunately, Jerry had just gotten engaged so the tragic end of George’s engagement was a bit awkward for all involved. Line of the episode: “I can’t be with someone who reminds me of me! I HATE MYSELF!”
The 70th Miss Universe Pageant (Fox, Sunday Night)
Miss Paraguay should have won. Also, Steve Harvey needs to get some new material. I mean, Steve — we know you announced the wrong winner a few years ago. We’ve moved on. The only person who keeps bringing this up is you.
SERIOUSLY, STEVE, IT’S OKAY!
Survivor (CBS, Wednesday Night)
I wrote about the season finale of Survivor here! This was an okay season. I was happy to have Survivor back but Jeff Probt’s new happy and enthusiastic persona didn’t really work for me. Of the final three, Xander probably should have won but the jury was a bit bitter so congrats to Erika on her victory!