We’ve arrived once again at Tuesday, so I figured I’d share my new TV addiction with all of you who aren’t watching “American Idol” or “Lost” to give you something to fill your evening with: “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” on Starz. Now, I don’t get Starz, but Netflix has each episode on Instant Watch the day after it airs. There’s three episodes up right now. The dialogue is terrible, the story line is almost directly ripped from Gladiator (there was actually a point in the first episode where I was waiting for Spartacus to yell “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?” at the crowd) and the effects are like someone tried to make 300 in their basement with about $500 worth of effects software, and there’s gratuitous nudity thrown in for kicks, but damn if the show isn’t entertaining. Between the blood spatter effects that are reminiscent of the old “Mortal Kombat” arcade games and the growling delivery of every other line that’s not barked the show is such a delightful mess that I can’t stop watching it. I actually can’t wait for the next episode to hit the internet. Anyway, if there’s nothing else down here that you’re interested in watching, I encourage all of you to take a look. Here’s Tuesday:
8:00pm: “American Idol: Hollywood Round, Part 1” on Fox. Hey, guess what starts this weekend? The Olympics. I was totally half right about Fox holding onto Hollywood until the Olympics started. Go me!
“The Biggest Loser” on NBC
“NCIS” on CBS
“Nova: Extreme Cave Diving” on PBS
9:00pm: “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC. The newest baby has already been on the cover of a magazine several weeks before her actual due date with the oxygen tube still in her wee undeveloped nose. I find something absolutely tragic and appalling about that, but I guess it’s par for the course for the Duggars.
“Dirty Jobs: Bone Black” on Discovery
“Lost” on ABC
“NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS
“Past Life” on Fox. Series premiere. I think this show is about some lady who solves murders by looking into people’s past lives? I’m honestly not 100% sure, but I know it involves past lives and murder from the commercials.
10:00pm: “The Forgotten” on ABC
“The Good Wife” on CBS
“Howe and Howe Tech” on Discovery. First season finale. I feel like this show has been on for all of a month.
“The Jay Leno Show” on NBC. Series Finale. I like that this finale is getting shuffled off onto a Tuesday night when Conan at least got to finish out the week. Not that it makes the situation any better.
“Millionaire Matchmaker” on Bravo
“Paranormal State” on A&E
“Shatner’s Raw Nerve” on Bio. Second season finale, and the guest is Jerry Springer because he’s totally still relevant, right?
“Teen Mom: Unseen Moments” on MTV. Look, all the crap that wasn’t worth including in the first run of the show! Goody.
“White Collar” on USA
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