What’s On: Long Island Iced-Tuesday

It’s cold out, but it’s also sunny, the perfect day to drink Long Island Iced Teas and get shit faced while watching TV. I officially proclaim today, Long Island Iced Tuesday, so grab the vodka, tequila, triple sec, gin and rum and settle in for a night of tubery! Here are our recommendations for tonight, Tuesday February 8, 2011.

The Best:

Hellcats “Remember When” 9:00 on The CW

In the last episode (that was kind of a nail-biter) all the seasons seemingly unrelated subplots converged. The legal case, Jake’s (Caprica’s Ryan Kennedy) blackmail, and the continuing battle against athletic director Bill Marsh (Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas) are coming together in the most interesting and unsuspecting ways (Jake robbed the pharmacy as a prank, Marsh covered it up, framing Travis who’s case Marti’s working on). It’s easy to be hard on this show, but it has it’s charms. Tonight we learn how the Hellcats became the Hellcats.

Raising Hope “Romeo and Romeo” 9:00 on FOX

Man I love me my Martha Plimpton and I missed her during Hope‘s lengthy winter hiatus. Jimmy makes friends with another single Dad at playgroup, but their relationship strains when Jimmy realizes that Virginia is his new friends maid. Sounds like another winner.

Traffic Light “Pilot” 9:30 on FOX

A relationship series, much like NBC’s imperfect Perfect Couples, tracks three guys in different stages of relationships. David Denman, Nelson Franklin (both of The Office) and Brit Kris Marshall (American bound romantic Colin Frissell from 2003’s Love Actually) play the men and while reviews haven’t exactly been glowing, they’re far more positive than it’s predecessor Running Wilde. Bonus, it stars the plucky and sexy Liza Lapira (Dollhouse’s Ivy) as Denman’s wife.

The Good Wife “Real Deal” 10:00 on CBS

Alicia gets tripped up but a spy within her firm when she goes up against  a returning Michael J. Fox as Parkinson’s afflicted attorney Louis Canning. I like this spy-espoinage business, it adds another layer of mystery and intrigue to an already mysterious and intriguing series. When it rains it pours!

Parenthood “Just Go Home” 10:00 on NBC

Last week’s episode was a particularly strong one, high Adam was very funny. The Bravermans impress me more and more with each passing week. Crosby and Jasmine enter a rough patch in their relationship and start pre-marital counseling and Drew brings his father around (guest star John Corbett) much to his mother’s dismay.

Here’s the rest of tonight’s fare, grab another Long Island Iced Tea and sit back.

Glee 8:00 on FOX – Did you see the superbowl episode? Of course you did. I hated it. Like really hated. I couldn’t possibly care what tonight’s is about. I really wish this show would stop condescending. Wow…

No Ordinary Family 8:00 on ABC – …this really is a shitty time slot…

NCIS 8:00 on CBS – … no wonder NCIS gets all the viewers, asides from starring a certified (and hilariously 80’s in the pic to the right) dream boat like Mark Harmon, it’s up against crap like he above and…

One Tree Hill 8:00 on CW – this ,which is like in it’s thousandth season or something. The only beacon of light in the slot for me is…

The Biggest Loser 8:00 on NBC – … Courtney Crozier (bottom), that bubbly determined angel. Go Girl! Shed those lbs!

V 9:00 on ABC – It’d be cool if this got a third season, but it’s not looking likely which is a shame because this season is streets ahead of the first.

NCIS:LA 9:00 on CBS – The team intercepts microchips or something or some bull shit terror threat.

Detroit 1-8-7 10:00 on ABC – People who love this show really, really love it. It’s run of the mill police for me, but to each their own.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 10:00 on Bravo! – my joke writer is off today so [insert plastic boob joke here]

Tosh.0 10:00 on Comedy Central – Tosh challenges the evolution of dance guy to a dance-off.

Lights Out 10:00 on FX – The lights are almost out for Lights Out. Too easy.

Southland 10:00 on TNT – Saving this was the best thing TNT’s done in a long time.

The Game 10:00 on BET – Proof of If you build it they will come as The Game continues to get more ratings on BET than it ever got on The CW

White Collar 10:00 on USA – Lando Calrissian Alert! Billy Dee guest stars tonight! Billy Dee! Billy Dee! Billy Dee!

What are you going most excited for tonight? For me it’s Good Wife and Raising Hope.

 

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