Tonight’s TV Addictions: February 3, 2009

Hurray for Hollywood! Finally!

90210 (8PM CW, 9PM Global in Canada)
It’s time for Adriana to tell a few people she’s got a bun in the oven… including her fellow baker. Meanwhile, Annie’s feeling threatened by Ethan’s relationship with another gal, and Dixon finally gets Silver to open up. (Not like that, you pervs!) Wait… um, hello, why is there no mention of Brenda or Kelly? Do these people not know where their money is???

SCRUBS (9PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
What’s this? The potential of an unholy alliance between Cox and Kelso? Isn’t that a sign of the apocalypse? Somebody get the Winchester brothers on the line, STAT!

PRIVILEGED (9PM CW, 8PM CityTV in Canada)
Charlie finally man’s up and tells Megan how he feels. Of course, it true wuss fashion he does it has he’s about to leave for school in California. And it’s good news/bad news for Sage. On the plus side, she doesn’t have to worry that Luis will frown on her virginity. On the down side, he’s a big ol’ Jesus boy, which means she’ll probably stay that way for a while.

FRINGE (9PM FOX, CTV in Canada)
Remember that plane full of dead people that kicked this series off? Tonight, there’s another plane-related disaster. Could they be connected? I don’t know, but look at those tricky folks at the aptly named FOX, starting this at 9:01 in the hope that having missed the first minute of everything else on the airwaves, we’ll stay tuned.

SCRUBS (9:30PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
Another new episode? Um, ABC, you do know that sweeps has been moved to March, right? Why do I get the feeling you’re gonna be stuck with nothing to air except GEORGE LOPEZ reruns?

You can’t say these folks aren’t trying to stuff the hour with things that’ll get your attention. Tonight we get skulls, potential drug smugglers and an avian-flu scare. (Yet somehow, I’m still not interested.)

After a weigh-in that shows how well people did or didn’t do during their time away from the ranch, one of the participants winds up in a fight with their partner who isn’t pulling their — forgive me — weight.

LAW & ORDER: SVU (10PM NBC, CTV in Canada)
Kidnapping… yadda yadda… wrong suspect… yadda yadda… hold up. What’s this? Dabney Coleman as a man with Alzheimer’s? And here I thought this might be an Emmy-bait-free episode! Hello, Guest Star category!

The ladies head to Vegas for a little fun and a whole lotta drama.

Frankly, this season has left us a little cold. But like any good train wreck, it’s tough to look away from. Tonight, Matt gets jealous of the bond between Sean and that obnoxious new guy, Raj, whose father swings by for a visit. Meanwhile, in a ripped-from-the-headlines plot, Sean operates on an 18-year-old who wants to look older. Why? Because he just married the former teacher who spend six years behind bars for having seduced him. Oh, and when we said “ripped-from-the-headlines” I meant the ones torn out of a decade-old newspaper.

Fire. Destruction. Death. Anybody remember the days of “love in the afternoon?” Feedback time: What’s your take on the latest disaster to rock Port Charles?

  • allie

    I’m not minding Nip/Tuck this season, except of course for Liz and Christian hooking up. I like that Christian is vulnerable and that he and Liz understand each other on another level but couldn’t they at least keep that relationship platonic?!?! Also, I wish (1) Julia knew the truth about Eden; and (2) Olivia had taken something before the operation to ensure she died during it (like a suicide but at Sean’s hands) – rather than just hiding the fact she took antidepressants. But like you said, it’s hard to look away from this show. It’s like an addiction!

  • tim w. in tx

    I’m enjoying ‘nip/tuck’ even though I, too, am weirded out by the Cristian and Liz thing, the fact Eden gets away with shooting Julia, Olivia died (for what? another Sean and Julia redo number . . ?) Whatever. Yet, this show is still hard not to watch what will happen cuz these people are dysfuctional and always making mistakes. lol One good thing, “Coco” from last week. What isn’t Jennifer Coolige not doing the “ab/fab” remake? She’s gold. =)