Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Things You Can Do Tonight That Don’t Involve Braving a Horde of Teenager Girls at a Movie Theater


Catch up with Thursday night TV.
After-all, if last night’s disappointing ratings for FRINGE, COMMUNITY and PARKS AND RECREATION are any indication, many of you were otherwise occupied. Seriously, what is up with that?

A show which not only has enjoyed a creative resurgence this season thanks to some interesting story-lines for the always awesome Ana Ortiz, Michael Urie and Vanessa Williams. But thanks to the time-slot that viewers forgot, now finds itself on the verge of cancellation. [Update] Thanks to frequent contributor John who responded, “I WOULD watch UGLY BETTY, but it’s preempted tonight for Shrek the Third. Instead, how about MONK, WHITE COLLAR, SMALLVILLE, LAW AND ORDER and MEDIUM.”

Pick up a book.
You know, those paper things that gave Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner a career.

Enjoy the company of actual real-life people.
Remember them? They’re just like the people you see in movies and television — except smaller, uglier and more often than not, less interesting.

Or if you must go see a movie…
At the very least, go see one that wasn’t based on a medicore book you’ve probably already read, the adaptation of which will no doubt be inferior.

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  • TVFan

    My vote goes for option 2!

  • Robert

    HAHA, I can think of anything besides Twilight to do tonight.

  • bws

    Wait… PROBABLY already read? Why would I read twilight? I don’t read a lot of mediocre books for teenagers anymore. And since “new moon” is rockin’ a 31 on the tomatometer, I doubt I’ll be seeing the movie either. (note that is worse than 2012)

    But back to TV… FRINGE was super fantastic last night. I thought it was going to be just an out of this world myth-heavy episode but it was oh so much more. It might have gotten a little dusty in my TV HQ.

  • John

    I WOULD watch Ugly Betty, but it’s preempted tonight for Shrek the Third. Instead, how about Monk, White Collar, Smallville, Law and Order and Medium.

  • theTVaddict

    Thanks for the heads up John! Serves me RIGHT for not checking the schedule first. Rest assured, I will not be watching the drek that is SHREK THE THIRD.

  • John

    Yes, it does serve you “write.” No worries, typos and incorrect facts are a common hazard. Trust me, I get it.

  • theTVaddict

    My head is not screwed on straight today. I have made many mistakes in my life, but ‘right’ and ‘write’ is a first!

  • Crazycris

    I actually went to face the horde of teenagers (and yes, it’s worse than the book) and then came home and cheered myself up with last week’s episode of Betty!

    was looking forward to tonight’s but… SHREK?! :(

    The 3 Ss (Smallville, Stargate & Sanctuary) it is then!

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  • ewanspotter

    Twilight makes me want to punch puppies. :/