I just finished my last final and I did super well on it, and decided to come straight home and write tonight’s Pajiba After Dark before I got deeply into the pre-flight business of cleaning and packing (read: drinking) and got distracted. Obviously there’s relief that the semester is over, but also a kind of bittersweetness that I’m not going to see my friends here for nearly a month. It’s something I’ll be reflecting on this evening (that’s a lie, I’ll be at an ’80s party drinking) while perhaps enjoying a sedate glass of red wine (water bottle full of margaritas) and enjoying some television (there’s nothing good on tonight unless you watch “So You Think You Can Dance” or maybe “Better Off Ted”). Tomorrow I’ll be returning home to Maryland, and while I’ll be regretful about all the things I’m leaving behind in Miami (read: hungover) I’ll also be looking forward to spending time with my family and the challenges of next semester (why in god’s name did I sign up for two week intersession course that starts at 8 a.m. EVERY DAY?!?). Here’s what we can all look forward to on TV tonight (just get out the DVDs or a book):
8:00 p.m.: “NCIS” on CBS.
“The Sing Off” on NBC.
“So You Think You Can Dance” on FOX.
“Table for 12” on TLC.
9:00 p.m.: “18 Kids and Counting” on TLC.
“Dirty Jobs” on Discovery.
“Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live” on FOX, though I doubt you’ll get the full effect of cooking with Mr. Ramsay because he can’t properly swear at you through the television without getting beeped. Or maybe he can, those Brits can get pretty creative and maybe he can confuse the censors enough to get some by.
“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” on Health, and I keep mentioning this show because I’m as bewildered by it’s continued existence as the rest of you. Shouldn’t they run out of women who were oblivious to their own pregnancies at some point?
“NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS.
“Scrubs” on ABC.
9:30 p.m.: “Better Off Ted” on ABC.
10:00 p.m.: “The Good Wife” on CBS.
“The Jay Leno Show” on NBC.
“Paranormal State” on A&E, fourth season premiere.
“Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” on Bravo.
“Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2009” on TBS.
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