It’s a romantic monday and love is not only in the air it’s also on the tube, here are our recommendations for tonight, Monday St. Valentine’s Day February 14th 2011.
90210 “Revenge with the Nerd” 8:00 on CW
With the news that Ryan Eggold and Lori Laughlin are leaving the series at the end of this season it opens up two spots in the roster. 90210 has kept a nearly perfect record of 1 person leaving, 1 recurring upgraded; Jessica Walter leaves – Jessica Lowndes joins, Dustin Milligan leaves – Matt Lanter joins, Rob Estes leaves – Trevor Donovan and Gillian Zinser join, and now with Laughlin and Eggold’s departure my math tells me we have one or two available spots. Who will it go to? Abbie Cobb, the nasty cousin Emily? Blair Redford, the Brit Oscar? A heretofore unseen character? Perhaps the rapper Nelly? Don’t laugh he’s on the show tonight.
Series Premiere Alert!
Mad Love “Fireworks” 8:30 on CBS
What looks like another in the line of rather formulaic, well casted relationship based series. Perfect Couples, Traffic Lights, this and ABC’s Happy Endings are all pretty much the same. What seems to set this series apart from the rest is Judy Greer and it’s laugh track and only one of those is a good thing.
The Chicago Code “The Hog Butcher” 9:00 on FOX
Teresa Colvin and Jarek Wysocki go after the killer of Teresa’s latin boytoy. I really enjoyed the pilot, but I expected it to pack more of a punch than it did, despite the clunky voice overs and frantic exposition, the dialogue is smart for a cop show, and the acting was very good too, I really enjoyed Matt Lauria as the keen eyed rookie and Lindo is right at home with Tim Roth and Hugh Laurie as one of FOX’s grandiose leading men. It set itself up for a really interesting first season.
Gossip Girl “It-Girl Happened One Night” 9:00 on CW
Chuck Bass is fighting for Bass Industries’ life both in the boardroom against Russell Thorpe (Michael Boatman, Spin City and China Beach) and and the bedroom against his daughter Raina (Tika Sumpter). I’m more in it for Blair’s internship at W. This show will not survive minus Meester and Westwick.
This show is really charming the pants off a me. Melissa McCarthy is perfect, 9 years as a supporting player on Gilmore Girls and Samantha Who? has seasoned her perfectly for Molly. Tonight has Mike’s V-Day plans thrown into jeopardy after he meets Molly’s cute ex-boyfriend (guest star Robert Gant, Queer as Folk).
Castle “The Final Nail” 10:00 on ABC
Castle’s best friend (guest star Jason Wiles, Third Watch and last summer’s Persons Unknown) is investigated by Beckett for his own wife’s murder forcing Castle to do some shady things to help a friend.
The rest of this blaoted monday’s fare:
The Bachelor 8:00 on ABC – Will Brad choose a lady this time around.
House 8:00 on FOX – House treats a woman with a perfect memory. He also probably pisses people off and abuses Martha M. Masters (Amber Tamblyn)
How I Met Your Mother 8:00 on CBS – Last week’s was cute and I’m totally a Zoey fan, it just… if he doesn’t remember her cousin’s name does that mean he didn’t marry her. Probably, Zoey also wasn’t Cindy’s (Rachel Bilson) roommate.
Being Human 9:00 on Syfy – The gals at Sugarbaker Designs are worried when Suzanne (Delta Burke) steals a man from Mary Jo (Annie Potts). Yes, I wish this was Designing Women (left).
Greek 9:00 on ABC Family – Olesya Rulin, geeky song writer and Kelsey from the High School Musical series guest stars in the episode that has the gang snowed in Dobler’s at Calvin’s birthday.
The Cape 9:00 on NBC – I like Summer Glau but I can’t stand David Lyons.
2 and a half Men 9:30 on CBS – Sheen’s last pre-rehab episode. Enjoy it if you must.
Hawaii 5-O 10:00 on CBS – Its still a week till Larisa Oleynik (right, in The Secret World of Alex Mack and 3rd Rock from the Sun) comes to Hawaii to join the series giving it the needed sexual tension boost.
Skins 10:00 on MTV – Tonight’s episode is about Stanley (the Sid character). But Naomi Sniekus was in last week’s episode and it was awesome to see her.