It’s “What have you been watching this week?”, your chance to recommend to friends and fellow blog readers the TV 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?
As you may have noticed, patient reader, I didn’t one of these last week, because I was busily killing myself trying to meet some deadlines. Oops. But it’s here now, my memories having faded only a little bit. I’ve come to a little decision though: there are a number of shows that are basically the same every week, so to avoid boring you, I’ll only give them a mini-review if they actually do something different for a change, otherwise I’ll just flag them us as worth watching.
So Cougar Town, Modern Family, Michel Roux’s Service, House, 30 Rock, the returning Royal Pains, Top Gear and The Daily Show – watch them, they’re good, but I’ve not got a lot to say about them that.
I’ve also got a slight backlog to if anyone would like to wade in with a mini-review of the following (to let me/us know if I should bother watching them), please do: Danish show The Killing, which I hear is rather good; the returning Archer, which definitely was good last season; last night’s Community; this week’s Chuck; this week’s Episodes; last night’s 30 Rock; Baker Boys (Welsh thing starring Eve Myles about the effects of the recession of a small Welsh community); and last night’s Fairly Legal.
I should also point out that if an effort to clear my backlog, I ditched both FX’s dark manly boxing drama Lights Out, which Joe says is really good but one episode is more than any one person can bear; and Off The Map, ABC’s “US doctors in the wilds of South America” show from the people who brought you Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice – I watched five minutes of it and couldn’t face watching any more.
So after all that, after the jump, mini-reviews of Being Human, Being Human (US/Canada), last week’s Community, last week’s Episodes, How TV Ruined Your Life, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Penn and Teller: Fool Us, Perfect Couples, The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald, Southland, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and The Ten O’Clock Show.
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