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Spoiler Alert Thursday

If my riveting dissertation on last week’s TV shows didn’t get you excited (which it clearly did not), this will most certainly will (highly unlikely).

“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.” It would seem that Calavius was not the first social superior murdered by Batiatus (Ovidius doesn’t really qualify given that he is just a business rival, presumably just more successful) given that the episode ends with Batiatus’ beating by Vettius and Tullius. It would seem that the reason why Batiatus liked Spartacus so much is that he has a thing for cocky gladiators, like the current champion, Gannicus. I can’t wait for Crixus to break Ashur’s leg.

“State of the Union Address.” Didn’t watch it; pre-empted “NCIS,” which is unforgivable: what else is there to watch on Tuesday night other than that offensive Sarah Richardson show on HGTV? I won’t recount the offensive details of the latter show.

“Fringe.” Glad that the show is back, but it clearly isn’t going to “pull an X-Files” and do well on Friday nights. Friday is where shows go to die, especially on Fox.

“The Cape.” Continues to be boring. I feel sorry for sad fate of Cameron the Terminator and Franklin the Crazy Vampire. The latter, at least, does completely insane rather well, but it still doesn’t save the show from sucking. Last week (or the week before?), I hypothesized that the show would have been better had Helo been cast as The Cape. Noticing that Sam Adama is appearing in “House” this week, I suggest that “The Cape” would have been better had he been cast as The Cape. Basically, it isn’t clear to me why I’m not involved in all aspects of TV production because clearly I can do it better than the professionals.

“House.” Didn’t watch it, but Sam Adama (see above) was the sick person of the week.

“The Big Bang Theory.” The “final fart” was basically the best part of the show. And that isn’t saying much.


January 27, 2011 - Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays


  1. I can’t believe I forgot this, but somehow I did: with nothing on last Thursday, we made the error of “watching” an episode of “Parks and Recreation.” Likely the biggest mistake we made all week. Amy Poehler et all should feel guilty that people watched this steaming pile of shit.

    At least one comment this week!

    Comment by Craig | January 27, 2011

  2. this cable promo is useless, i tried to watch on demand tv series and there were Mad men until 112 only, and surprisingly i couldn’t bring myself to rewatch it, why it is that difficult to rewatch a tv series episode, feels like they lost kind of like actuality or got old once i watched them
    none of the series you discuss about were listed on them, though _Parks and recreations_was, didn’t try it,always sunny

    Comment by read | January 27, 2011

  3. was there, and i thought what is wrong with the conversations, they are crowded, always the sitcoms have 3-5-6 people at once and they chat difficult to follow, maybe only for me, but it’s ovewhelming and perhaps irl, that many people don’t socialize continuously, if it’s not a party

    Comment by read | January 27, 2011

  4. but now that i’ m insomniac thanks to the snow cleaning car, i’ll try the movies or something else on demand, should watch w/o sound though, the neighbours will get disturbed maybe

    Comment by read | January 27, 2011

  5. I don’t see how Bob’s Burgers can possibly survive, but I’ve enjoyed both episodes I’ve seen.

    I’m getting excited to have Archer and Justified coming back. Well, if excited is recording them on DVR and watching them a couple weeks after they aired.

    Comment by Matt in Toledo | January 27, 2011

  6. I’m also excited about Archer. When does Justified start back up?

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | January 27, 2011

  7. I think February 8th. If that’s off, it’s that same week. (Single digit date in February for sure.)

    Comment by Matt in Toledo | January 27, 2011

  8. My DVR is set. I shall miss none of the upcoming badassery.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | January 27, 2011

  9. The end of Season 3 of House contains an awful lot of giving up.

    Comment by k-sky | January 29, 2011

  10. Like, there’s six out of eight episodes in a row where House is ready to pull the plug.

    Comment by k-sky | January 29, 2011

  11. Wish executives at Fox had given up.

    Comment by Craig | January 29, 2011

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