What have you been watching this week (w/e April 29)?

My usual recommendations for maximum viewing pleasure this week: Archer, Community, Cougar Town, The Daily Show, Endgame, Modern Family, Stargate Universe and 30 Rock. Watch them (and keep an eye on The Stage‘s TV Today Square Eyes feature as well) or you’ll be missing out on the good stuff. I’ve also decided to add Happy Endings to the recommended viewing, since although it can be a bit silly, it is consistently funny.

Just a few thoughts on a couple of the regulars:

  • Loved last week’s episode of Community – a clips show with clips from episodes that don’t actually exist. How awesome is that?
  • Stargate Universe almost made me cry this week, which is kind of pathetic I know, but TJ getting motor neurone disease was just upsetting.
  • Smallville – Booster Gold turns up. So a bit rubbish basically. Still not long to the final ever episode.

Since the last “What have you been watching?”, I’ve tried

  • Game of Thrones, but gave up after 15 minutes since it seemed very dull. I might be wrong on that, but then fantasy books have never really been my thing.
  • I also dipped back into Hellcats, just to see what they did with Aly Michalka’s sister, who they’ve got to play… her long-lost sister. They didn’t do much though and since most of the rest of the episode was actually quite dreadful Kids From Fame stuff, I decided not to bother watching any more of it and was glad I gave up a while back.

I did record The Crimson Petal and the White, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and United, but didn’t watch them. Were they any good?

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 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?




  • Chloe

    Gave up on Mr Whicher after the first hour, it was okay to watch but as someone who has read the book it didn’t give me anything that a re-read wouldn’t.

  • Mark Carroll

    I watched “Waiting for “Superman”” about the American state school system and its problems. It was okay, but not very surprising if one already knows about it. My wife watched something about some guy who was beaten up in a bar fight and has some brain injury and sets up lots of military dolls now and they seem to be much of his life. It was odd, and seemed well-made, but honestly I found it a bit boring.
    House, CSI, CSI:NY trundle along adequately but not quite unmissably.
    My wife put on “Cold Souls” with Paul Giamatti. It was okay, a reasonable premise well-executed, but even on a first viewing it didn’t quite hold my attention.
    Did I mention I finished “The Pacific”? It was reasonable, well-made, but certainly not as engaging as “Band of Brothers”.
    I’ve been watching “The Great War”, the BBC series from the 1960s. It’s pretty good, no fluff, quite informative.

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