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What have you been watching this week (w/e July 22)?

Posted on July 26, 2011 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Time for "What have you been watching this week?", my chance to tell you what I've been watching this week and your chance to recommend things to everyone else (and me) in case we've missed them.

As you may have noticed, all attempt to maintain a fixed schedule for this boy are failing, but it's here now.

My recommendations for maximum viewing pleasure this week: Burn Notice, Royal Pains, Penn and Teller: Fool Us, Sirens, Suits, The Daily Show, and Wilfred. Watch them (and keep an eye on The Stage's TV Today Square Eyes feature as well for British TV highlights) or you'll be missing out on the good stuff.

In a new twist, here are few shows I'm watching, which you might like, but which I wouldn't necessarily recommend: Come Dine With Me, Top Gear, and True Blood

Truth be told, I haven't actually been watching much new TV this week, because lovely wife has discovered, after years of my telling her it is, that Battlestar Galactica is frakking awesome and now it's all we watch. She even has a new wallpaper on her phone. But that's okay – it meant I didn't have to watch Torchwood this week, BSG is awesome and I get to see how the end was foreshadowed (and it bloody was, too, if anyone thought it was all a big surprise at the end). I'm just hoping we don't have to watch Caprica at the end of it all.

Now to the irregulars and new things, as well as a few thoughts on some of those regulars:

  • Alphas: Episode 2 almost settled down into slightly familiar Eureka/Warehouse 13-style family viewing, but it still had a slight edge, even if it was just an excuse to do Final Destination.
  • True Blood: Alex Breckenridge was back briefly (yey), but largely, I have to say, if I were a teenage girl, this would be a great show, but it's all a little too Mary Sue-ish for me.
  • Wilfred: This show is getting very, very weird and very, very dark. Even weirder and darker than last week. Is Wilfred God?

And in this week's list of movies: nothing. I have watched no movies all week.

But what have you been watching?

"What have you been watching this week?" is your chance to recommend to friends and fellow blog readers the TV and films that they might be missing or should avoid - and for me to do mini-reviews of everything I've watched this week. Since we live in the fabulous world of Internet catch-up services like the iPlayer and Hulu, why not tell your fellow readers what you've seen so they can see the good stuff they might have missed?

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