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By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | February 17, 2013 | Comments ()


"The Amazing Race" on CBS at 8:00pm ET. 22nd season premiere. There's part of me that's always been a little tempted by this show because I love traveling and getting someone else to bankroll a trip around the world is a personal goal of mine. I probably wouldn't even mind the cameras too much, but the competition would get in the way. "Quick! You have to find the clue so you can get to the next place!" "But, I like it here! There's like some museums, and monuments, and I'd really like to find out more about the local history!" "No! Clue! Go! Hurry! Now!" "...fine."

"Killing Lincoln" on National Geographic Channel at 8:00pm ET.

"Downton Abbey" on PBS at 9:00pm ET. Two hour third season finale. Once again we bid farewell to the Crawley family and their staff with mingled love and exasperation, like they were a puppy who still hasn't quite gotten the hang of being house trained yet. They seem to be doing so well and then you walk into your living room and step on a wet spot.

"Girls" on HBO at 9:00pm ET. I hadn't had any strong feelings about this show either way but after the reaction to last week's episode, Lena Dunham is sort of my hero. She had to know what the internet would have to say about that storyline, and she did it anyway. I might not like Hannah any better, but I have a huge amount of respect for Lena.

"The Walking Dead" on AMC at 9:00pm ET.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • chanohack

    I am desperate to discuss Downton Abbey with someone THE SECOND it ends every week, and I always come straight here hoping that perhaps Joanna worked some time travel magic so we can all get down to it, but alas. My boyfriend is a good sport, but keeps asking things like, "Which one's Mary?" He's sweet.

    What I'm trying to say is, I really appreciate your work, JRob.

  • ViciousTrollop

    I feel quite strange that on Sunday nights I go from watching a bunch of poncy Brits drinking tea and playing polo to a bunch of scraggly Americans desperately trying not to get eaten by zombies.

  • NynjaSquirrel

    As much as I hate to impose, If you're going to insult us Brits, at least use 'poncey' instead. Ta very much duck.

  • ViciousTrollop

    I didn't mean to insult anyone British. Both of my parents are British. My entire family is British. My blood is British. If my parents hadn't left the country, I would be British. Here's a kitten!

  • ,

    I have a fantasy in which a friend and I enter the Amazing Race and we do it purely as a sightseeing expedition. We don't detour anybody, we help all our competitors when they need it, we walk from place to place, we stop and have beers. We're very very calm and careful not to fuck up, because all you have to do is not to finish last each week. We figure there will almost ALWAYS be some other team in a big fuckin' hurry who because of that will screw up enough that we can leisurely stroll in ahead of them, a little tipsy and a lot more happy.

    We'd have to factor in a lot more pee stops, of course ...

    "Cabbie, can you pull over for two minutes by that empty field?"

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    If they ever introduced a viewer voting element, I would vote team , every time.

  • toblerone

    Bob's Burgers - Lindapendent Woman - 8:30 ON FOX!

  • annoyingmouse

    Is anybody else watching Enlightened? I've grown fond of that show.

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