Have you ever seriously underestimated your capacity to be annoyed by something or someone? Today I got to drive down to the Target and purchase a filter pitcher because after about a month and a half of living here I finally had to admit that yes, the water does taste that bad without being filtered despite my best efforts to convince myself otherwise. And it’s not totally a surprise, I’ve lived here before and was never forced to drink unfiltered water, but it was almost always because my roommates had already purchased a pitcher/faucet filter and I got to reap the benefits for only the price of the occasional replacement filter. So, this Sunday, do you have a similar story? Some minor irritation that just festered until it was unbearable? And on that note, here’s Sunday’s television:
7:00pm: “60 Minutes” on CBS
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” on ABC
“Football Night in America” on NBC
8:00pm: “The Amazing Race” on CBS
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC
“Jerseylicious” on Style. The whole “Jersey” thing is completely bewildering to me. I can see the argument that “The Jersey Shore” had a certain appeal (I watched it once, but I honestly believed that all those people would act exactly the same way if the cameras weren’t there, which is somewhat rare in reality TV these days) but this? I don’t get this at all.
“The Simpsons” on Fox
“MLB Playoffs: Phillies at Red” on TBS
8:15pm: “Sunday Night Football” on NBC. Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers” on NBC
8:30pm: “The Cleveland Show” on Fox
9:00pm: “Boardwalk Empire” on HBO
“Bridezillas” on WE
“Desperate Housewives” on ABC
“Dexter” on Showtime
“Family Guy” on Fox
“IRT: Deadliest Roads” on History. Can someone tell me what the hell “IRT” stands for? I haven’t seen any commercials that make it clear and don’t feel like looking it up right now. Or don’t tell me and I’ll look it up next week. Whatever.
“Masterpiece!: Wallander, Series II: The Man Who Smiled” on PBS
“Mel B: It’s a Scary World” on Style
“The Next Iron Chef” on Food Network
“Rubicon” on AMC
“My Brand New Face” on TLC. One hour special presentation
“Undercover Boss” on CBS
9:30pm: “American Dad” on Fox
10:00pm: “Amazing Wedding Cakes” on WE
“Bored to Death” on HBO
“CSI: Miami” on CBS. In one of my classes right now, we’re dealing with the television industry and when discussing overseas syndication, someone mentioned that this is the most popular American program abroad by an amazing amount. All of us agreed that this probably has a lot to do with the way Americans are perceived in other countries. David Caruso may have done the crime, but it’s all of us who are *puts on sunglasses* doin’ the time. (YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHH!)
“Fantasia For Real” on VH1
“Food Feuds” on Food Network. Series premiere.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on E!
“Mad Men” on AMC
“Over the Limit” on TruTV
“Sister Wives” on TLC
“Snapped” on Oxygen
“Swamp People” on History
“Brothers and Sisters” on ABC
10:30pm: “Eastbound and Down” on HBO
“La La’s Full Court Wedding” on VH1
“Sister Wives” on TLC
“The Spin Crowd” on E!. First season finale.
11:30pm: “The Venture Brothers” on Adult Swim
12:00am: “Children’s Hospital” on Adult Swim
Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.