Tonight’s TV Addictions: February 20, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (8PM FOX)
Sarah (alongside a somewhat bewildered TV Addict) go looking for answers regarding the decimated factory as to why none of you are watching her show.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (9PM NBC)
Just when we were starting to warm up to the new Tim Riggins, he goes ahead and does something boneheaded like trying to get the team to accept freshman QB J.D. McKoy. We’re just sayin’, for the record, we’re on Team Saracen 110%.

DOLLHOUSE (9:01PM FOX, Global in Canada)
Naysayers pointed to low ratings for the premiere. But few noted that the show gave DOLLHOUSE its best Friday ratings among the much-coveted young adult demo in, like, forever. Tonight, someone gets closer to uncovering Echo’s true identity even as she is being tracked by an expert hunter.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (10PM Sci Fi, Space in Canada)
Ellen Tigh’s reunion with the Final Five rocks the Galactica in more ways then one. Boom chica boom boing pow. Okay, so porno music doesn’t exactly translate into words, but nonetheless, we think you know where we’re going with this. And if you don’t, you may have spent too many Friday’s at home watching Sci Fi (not that there’s anything wrong with that)

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (10PM HBO)
While CouchTater is quick to point out that “the basic flaw of this program is that everything these folks (including this week’s guest Tina Brown) talked about has been discussed to death over the course of the week.” This TV Addict is only too happy to listen to more of the same Octomom/Obama talk when it’s coming out of the mouth of the hilarious and irreverent Bill Maher.


NEW & NOTABLE:
HOWIE DO IT (8PM NBC, Global in Canada)
Oh, sweet irony. One of tonight’s pranks has a man pitching ideas for a TV series which are then stolen by Howie’s assistant. You know, sort of the way this show is a rip-off of about 15 other, better shows. Anybody else remember when Howie was content to put condoms on his head and blow them up with his nose?

SUPERNANNY (9PM ABC)
Jo deals with two spoiled New York City brats. Wait, is she taking on GOSSIP GIRL’s Chuck and Blair?

13: FEAR IS REAL (9PM CW)
The final three contestants try and walk away with the grand prize: $66,666. Sorry, but when other shows are giving away a million bucks, this is the equivalent of the infamous leg lamp from the flick A Christmas Story.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES (10PM SOAPnet)
Stephanie slaps that annoying twit, Melanie. Sure, we’d rather Steph kill her, but at least it’s a start.

  • Sara

    Have you abandoned Dollhouse already? I thought since I didn’t see it on the first page that is must be on the click through but it wasn’t there either…… How do you expect people to remember to watch it if you don’t tell them to in your “What We’re Watching” post. Its like my own personal TV Guide

  • Sara,

    No, no, no, it’s totally there. I just had it titled wrong! And as I mentioned earlier today in my ‘Ask the Addict’ column, tonight’s DOLLHOUSE is a huge step up over last week’s premiere.

  • Patty

    Hmm…I wonder why you didn’t mention Psych and Monk even though it’s both of their season finales tonight…odd

  • I have to say — the last couple of weeks, I’ve been really engaged in BSG. But then I’ve always been a bigger fan of the Cylons than I have of the humans.

  • Patty,
    In truth. Barely having watched both shows, I simply forgot about them. Hope you enjoyed the finales though.

  • Ace

    I just don’ t know about Dollhouse. I want to like it but there is just something off about it. And pulling out the “humans hunting humans” premise so early is pretty lame.