I spent most of this week passed out, to be honest. Oscar Sunday took a lot out of me. Here’s a few thoughts on what I did watch:
The Academy Awards (Sunday Night, ABC)
I wrote about the Oscars here.
Allo Allo (Sunday Night, PBS)
Could the British airmen escape from floating down a canal and meeting a submarine? It sounds like a good idea but …. no, of course it’s not going to work. Good moaning, indeed!
American Idol (Monday Night, ABC)
Hollywood week! The genre challenge! It was boring. The indie folk group had some of the most annoying singers that I’ve ever seen. I’m really hoping that the girl who keeps bragging about how “weird” she is will get eliminated early. If you’re truly weird, you don’t have to beg people to notice.
Baywatch Hawaii (Hulu)
On Wednesday, I finally watched episode two of the second and final season of Baywatch Hawaii. JD wasn’t being a team player so Sean briefly suspended him and then asked him to help with a rescue. JD learned an important lesson about putting aside your own concerns and taking one for the team. Bleh. Meanwhile, the father of an injured jet skier tried to sue Baywatch Hawaii but then he met the couple who was nearly killed by his son’s carelessness and he dropped his lawsuit. Yay! Lessons were learned all around.
On Thursday, I watched episode three. Jenna was determined to shut down Baywatch and sell the property to the Mafia. Sean was determined to raise the money necessary to pay his bills. Fortunately, Jason and Zack saved the gangsters from drowning and, as a result, Baywatch lived to see another day. You can’t put someone out of business after they save your life. It’s the Mafia code.
The Brady Bunch (Sunday Afternoon, MeTV)
All four of Sunday’s episodes centered around the kids playing baseball. Greg wanted to drop out of school to pursue a career in the majors so Mike used a baseball bat to break his kneecaps. That seems a little extreme to me but the important thing is that Greg stayed in school.
Couples Court With The Cutlers (Weekdays, OWN)
I watched two episodes on Monday afternoon. I was too busy making jokes about Will and Jada Smith someday appearing on the show to actually pay that much attention.
The Dropout (Hulu)
I reviewed the latest episode of The Dropout here!
Full House (Sunday Afternoon, MeTV)
Personally, I don’t see what was so bad about Danny Tanner wanting to have a clean house. In all four the episodes that aired last Sunday on MeTV, people gave him a hard time for being compulsively neat but seriously, who would want to live in a dirty house? For instance, while I was watching Full House, I stepped outside for a few minutes and accident stepped on a rock while barefoot. Once I came back in, I discovered that the den floor had a trail of bloody footprints on it, much like a totally horrific crime scene. Needless to say, I was not happy about this turn of events so, once I managed to step bleeding, I spent a few hours scrubbing the floor. It was just the right thing to do.
The Girl From Plainville (Hulu)
I wrote about the first three episodes of Hulu’s latest miniseries here!
King of the Hill (Weekday Afternoons, FXX)
I watched one episode on Monday. Desperate to make money so that he could afford some nicer clothes, Bobby first tried to get a legitimate job but eventually, he turned to panhandling. Hank, needless to say, did not approve of his own son being a bum for fun. He also didn’t approve of the other panhandlers, who were all basically rich kids just pretending to need the money. They even forced Hank’s favorite homeless man, Spongey, to move to a different spot! Fortunately, it all worked out in the end and Spongey hopefully got the money he needed.
Last Man Standing (Sunday, Newsnation)
I swear, this show is inescapable. It’s on at least one channel every hour of every day. I guess it kind of makes sense. It’s a sitcom that didn’t really require too much focus on the part of the viewer and, as a result, it makes for nicely acceptable and inoffensive background noise. Myself, whenever I see this show, I find myself relating to the middle daughter, the one who pretends to be self-centered but is secretly nicer than everyone else. Anyway, I watched three episodes on Sunday and I don’t remember a thing about any of them, other than one featured the mom and the older sisters trying on wedding dresses and talking about how silly the world was. That’s just the type of show that Last Man Standing was.
The Love Boat (Sunday Afternoon, MeTV)
Debbie Reynolds boarded the ship and briefly pretended to be Dr. Bricker’s nurse. I’m not sure it’s a good idea for a doctor to agree to allow anyone to “pretend to be a nurse.” I mean, a nurse still has a lot of real responsibility. I assume everything worked out in the end. To be honest, I was busy getting ready for the Oscars so I didn’t pay much attention to the show this week.
Open All Hours (Sunday Night, PBS)
Arkwright somewhat desperately tried to convince Nurse Gladys Emmanuel that he wasn’t a monster who is holding Granville hostage. The nurse (a real one, this time!) was too clever for him.
Saved By The Bell (Sunday Morning, MeTV)
I woke up on Sunday morning and I watched the Christmas episode! That was the one where Zack and his mom allowed a homeless man and his daughter to move in and then they never mentioned them ever again. Kind of a strange episode. I’ve always been worried about what happened to the man and his daughter after the final credits. It just seems like having two strangers living in the house is something that would have come up again in a future episode.
Survivor (Wednesday Night, ABC)
I wrote about the latest episode of Survivor here!
Talking Dead (Sunday Night, AMC)
Chris did his best to make this week’s episode of The Walking Dead more interesting than it actually was. Good for him.
The Walking Dead (Sunday Night, AMC)
I wrote about the latest episode of The Walking Dead here!