What’s On: Freaky Friday!

So this morning I woke up in my mom’s body because we got into a fight and simultaneously wished aloud that I wanted to switch places with her for a day. Who know’s by the end of the day, I may gain a better understanding of my mom’s life. Well enough of that blabber, it’s time for our recommendations (just remember no new CW series) for tonight, Friday January 28, 2011.

The Hotties:

Fringe “Reciprocity” 9:00 on FOX

Fringe kicked ass last week in the ratings, if it rates highly again, us Fringe fans may have much less to worry about. Us Human Target fans and us Lie To Me fans have to worry, but Fringe fans can rest easy for the next little bit. Tonight takes the Fringe team to the offices of Massive Dynamic as they try to uncover the meaning of the Doomsday device and its relation to Peter.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena “Missio” 10:00 on STARZ

I watched the premiere of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena without having seen the first season, simply to watch some 300-style action – and boy did it deliver. It was so bad-ass it inspired me to go back and watch the entire first season in a few days, of which I’m on episode 10 (and it literally just broke my heart… VARRO!) I love the whole Rome-meets-Battlestar Galactica vibe and now I know what a loss Andy Whitfield is. He’s magnetic as Spartacus and Liam McIntyre has some pretty big shoes to fill. Tonight in Gods, we see how Oenomaus starts to become Doctore over guest star Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett from Attack of the Clones) and Crixus develop as a gladiator. Yeah it’s all greenscreen, yeah it’s more than vaguely homoerotic, but it’s hella-entertaining.

The Notties:

Kitchen Nightmares 8:00 on FOX – Gordon Ramsey screams at hard working Americans.

The Ricky Gervais Show 9:00 on HBO – Ricky and friends sit in a recording studio and collect big cheques.

The Soup 10:00 on E! – Joel McHale? Yes please.

Real Time with Bill Maher 10:00 on HBO – Smarmy? Yes. Petulant? Sure. Correct? Probably.

The Onion News Network 10:00 on IFC – The Onion’s take on the 24 news network is hilarious. Czech it out.

Portland 10:30 on IFC – Fred Armisen’s other sketch comedy show. It’s very hip.


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