Tonight’s TV Addictions: February 13, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (8PM FOX, “A” in Canada)
This TV Addict’s “nerd-tastic” evening of Sci Fi goodness commences when fatal consequences result after Catherine Weaver becomes protective of John Henry. Fatal consequences?! We can’t wait!

DOLLHOUSE (9PM FOX. Global in Canada)
After gigabytes of valuable bandwidth wasted with endless rumors and speculation, the internets will finally get to see what they’ve been scrutinizing for the better part of a year now.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (9PM FOX)
Jason’s gotta figure out a way to support Erin and his son. See, that’s one of the things that makes this show so great: The people feel real and — most of the time — face real problems. Unfortunately, folks still aren’t tuning in, as proven by the fact that last week, this show had viewer viewers than HOWIE DO IT. Heck, it had viewer viewers than FUEGO EN LA SANGRE on Univision. Seriously.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (10PM Sci Fi, Space in Canada)
At long last, Ellen reunites with her people. Gee, wonder how that’s gonna go? Think she’ll be happy to find out about Saul and that trampy Six? I’m thinking “not!”


NEW & NOTABLE:
WIFE SWAP (8PM ABC)
Whenever a show involves a LARPer (Live-Action Role Player), you know there’s going to be lots of eyerolling on the part of those they interact with. In other words: Hey, it’s Friday, one of tonight’s swappers is a LARP-er… if you’re into that kinda thing, this is your show.

GHOST WHISPERER (8PM CBS)
Melinda’s new guy may be on the verge of figuring out that she’s not like other girls. You know, when do you have the whole “Listen, you should probably know, I see a lot of ghosts” conversation? That’s a third-date chat, right?

HOWIE DO IT (8PM NBC)
Sure, BIONIC WOMAN had its flaws, but… um, is it too late to have it back? Pretty please? Anything but this crap.

SUPERNANNY (9PM ABC)
Not for nothing, but at this point… hasn’t Jo probably taught us everything she possibly can at this point? If you’ve been watching and still can’t control your kids, give it up. (Although frankly, I suspect a lot of people watch simply to offer themselves the small comfort brought on by saying, “Well, honey, our kids aren’t that bad!

FLASHPOINT (9PM CBS, CTV in Canada)
The sins of the not-so-distant past come back to haunt Ed when a sniper seeks vengeance and winds up putting one of the SRU team in dire jeopardy. (Okay, kids, FYI: when my description reads this dry, it’s a pretty good indication that I’ve never seen the show and have no clue what I’m talking about! See, it feels like a “behind the scenes” glimpse, doesn’t it?)

13 FEAR IS REAL (9PM CW)
I wanted to like this, being a fan of both horror movies and reality shows. I really did. But… um, yeah. It wasn’t scary enough to satisfy my need for thrills, or believable enough to pass for even a bad reality show.

ROSTRO DE ANALIA (9PM Telumundo)
No clue what it’s about, but ever since 30 ROCK did that bit with Alec Baldwin appearing on a telenovela, I’ve started watching them and making up my own dialogue. Good times!

DAYS OF OUR LIVES (11PM SOAPnet)
Melanie dies. John and Marlena return. Sami and Lucas reunite. Sure, sure, none of that is true… but come on, for a minute there I had you thinking “Someone stepped in to save my soap!”

  • tim w. in tx

    LOL about the Days comment. lol I was like, “whoa, how and when?” lol Damn it, u almost had me! lol As for Dollhouse, love Joss and Eliza so I’m thinking of actually watch ‘live tv’ lol for the first time on a friday nite in years. lol Not since Dallas and Falcon Crest were my friday staples. lol

  • Kevin J.

    I live for fridays now!!!

  • I love Joss Whedon’s work, Dollhouse was so good last night! But i was kind of expecting Eliza Dushku to be all “kick-ass”, but I heard that she will be on episode 2. Can’t wait, sofa king excited! 😉