Category Archives: Justified

What’s On: Bloody Harlan Wednesday

The second season of Justified comes to a close tonight and all indications point to the finale being a bloody and violent affair. Season 2 was a lot more focused and and streamlined than the first which had more of a case-of-the-week feel. The Bennetts, including Mags (Margo Martindale), Doyle (Joseph Lyle Taylor) and Dickie (Jeremy Davies) have been some of the best villains on TV in a long time, and the seasons plots have had sprinkles of Givens creator Elmore Leonard’s patent style of coolness with doses of Coen Brothers. It’s easily the best series on television right now (but The Killing and Game of Thrones have a chance at giving Justified a run for it’s money). Check out our recommendations for tonight,  Wednesday May 4 2011 .

The Best:

Season Finale Alert!

Justified “Bloody Harlan” 10:00 on Justified

Damn I’m gonna miss Justified after tonight, this season’s felt like its gone by extremely fast, it’s been a thrill ride. It started with The Bennetts and two amazing performances from Margo Martindale and Jeremy Davies, Loretta Macready (Kaitlin Dever, one of the best child actors in existence), Rachel’s backstory episode, Black Pike Coal and Carol Johnson (Hung’s Rebecca Creskoff), Winona’s stealing 100 grand and Raylan helping her cover it up, the fallout of that act on Art and Raylan’s relationship, Gary (William Ragsdale) and the unwelcome return of Wynn Duffy (Jere Burns), Boyd’s welcome return to his old ways, Boyd and Ava’s relationship, the surprising return of the presumed dead Johnny Crowder, and the third act war between the Givens, Bennetts and Crowders (that probably comes to a bloody end tonight) have made this season better than we lowly telephiles deserve. And all this is just made better by an astonishing and subtly seething lead performance by Timothy Olyphant who is probably the best lead on TV right now. Check out the promos for “Bloody Harlan” and get ready for one hell of a finale!

Survivor “You Mangles My Nets” 8:00 on CBS

So the survivor finale will start with a whopping 8 people still in contention for the million and the title of Survivor, which is why there are so many people still left, it was nice of the survivor team to get through predictable tribals in one. Tonight the old Omatepe (or is it Zapatera? I never know…) is forced to start hacking off limbs. I really hope that God-boy is dunzo tonight, I don’t know how much more I can take, let’s hope Ralph knocks him out tonight, which features the obligatory “love from home” challenge where contestants compete for time with loved ones, I love this challenge because someone’s feelings are almost ALWAYS hurt. Amaze-balls!

Breaking In “Take the Movie and Run” 9:30 on FOX

The Contra team is contracted to got to Comic-Con and protect the only copy of the much anticipated (and fake, BOO!) sequal Goonies 2. When the movie is stolen the team looks to geek boy Cash (Alphonso McAuley) as the prime suspect. Honestly if I was tasked with protecting Goonies 2 I’d probably steal it too. Truffle Shuffle!!!

South Park “Funnybot” 10:00 on Comedy Central

Congrats to South Parks Trey Parker and Matt Stone on their 14 Tony Nominations for Mormon: The Musical. That’s amazing, I can’t wait to see it. Last week’s premiere was hilarious, especially as I dealt with the Mac Geniuses just that day. Tonight has Jimmy and Timmy holding the Special Ed Comedy Awards, naming Germany the least funny place on earth and enraging the Germans. Expect A LOT of Holocaust jokes tonight. Check out a clip from tonight’s episode!

Happy Endings “Of Mice & Jazz Kwon Do” & “Dave of the Dead” 10:00 & 10:30 on ABC

Happy Endings was a surprise for me, I didn’t expect to fall head over heels in love with it. For starters I hated Zachary Knighton on Flashforward, but I guess it just wasn’t his niche, a friendship (slash-relationship) sitcom was (which is funny becuase the best thing about Flashforward, Christine Woods, struggled in NBC relationship comedy Perfect Couples earlier this year), I also didn’t think Elisha Cuthbert was meant for a sitcom, but both she and Knighton are not only at home, they hold their own in the talented comedy ensemble. The jokes fly fast and furious and range in a broad mix of pop culture, physical comedy and edgy dark humour. Just a few weeks ago Penny (Casey Wilson) proclaimed she’s too much of a Nazi to date Hitler, it was the perfect punchline to a hilarious B-Plot and just a hint of the humour that comes regularly on Happy Endings. Check out a clip from tonight’s first episode and a few choice clips from the last few weeks.  

 

The Rest:

Minute to Win It 8:00 on NBC – Ugh no

American Idol 8:00 on FOX – Honestly I don’t care anymore. I wish I did but I cant’s seem to be bothered.

The Middle 8:00 on ABC – Frankie wishes for a kid free mother’s day but gets more than she bargained for.

Better With You 8:30 on ABC – Joel tries to bargain to get Mia the baby carriage she dreamed of.

America’s Next Top Model 8:00 on CW – Tyra scares me.

Criminal Minds 9:00 on CBS – The BAU is not the same minus Prentiss.

Modern Family 9:00 on ABC – Claire and Gloria go for a hike with the kids, Phil and Jay stay home and cook for the family while Cam worries about being seen as the Mother. Sounds like a great Mother’s Day. 

Cougar Town 9:31 on ABC – Jules tries to prevent herself from meddling with Travis’ life.

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 10:00 on CBS – Why does Janeane Garofalo feel the need to wipe funny memories of her from the world’s brain.

Law & Order: SVU 10:00 on NBC – Lori Singer (Ariel from Footloose!) guest stars, as does John Stamos (above).

The Real World: Las Vegas 10:00 on MTV – Dustin Zito’s gay porn past revelation gave MTV and the Real World the highest ratings since the last time they were in Las Vegas.


What’s On: Vacation Tuesday

Hello to all! I am about to depart for sin city for a much deserved vacation, which means the the posts will be short and sweet until monday or tuesday. Here’s everything that’s on tonight Tuesday April 20, 2011.

American Idol 8:00 on FOX
The Middle 8:00 on ABC
Minute to Win It 8:00 on NBC
Survivor 8:00 on CBS – Philip plays the race card!

Better With You 8:30 on ABC

Modern Family 9:00 on ABC
America’s Next Top Model 9:00 on CW – New time slot.

Breaking In 9:30 on FOX
Cougar Town 9:31 on ABC – Thank god it’s back.

Justified “Full Commitment” 10:00 on FX – This is so good its not fair to every one else. Watch tonight.

Happy Endings 10:00 & 10:30 on ABC – It’s a very funny show give it a try. Mad props to Casey Wilson and Adam Pally.

Workaholics 10:30 on Comedy Central – Apparently its a scripted series. Never seen it, anyone know if it’s worth checking out?


What’s On: Modern Wednesday!

It been a few weeks since Modern Family was new,  and ABC trumps out it’s megasmash to pimp its new series Happy Endings (advanced word is pretty good) I’m just happy starting next week Cougar Town is back. And oh yeah frikkin Justified is on! Here are our recommendations for tonight, Wednesday April 13 2011.

The Best:

Survivor “The Buddy System” 8:00 on CBS

Was I the only one who DIED of laughter when Matt got sent back to Redemption Island. It was probably one of my fave moments in the season, maybe even Survivor history, the look on his face was priceless. Tonight is the “two-eliminations-in-one-ep” episode. Gorillaface (Julie) is getting on my nerves, it seems like the casting people wanted another Jane or Holly and got a middle aged-Brett. Also I can’t believe Philip is still around, he probably thinks he’s got mad social game.

 

Modern Family “The Musical Man” 9:30 on ABC

Cameron and his love of musicals take center stage when he becomes the director of Luke and Manny’s play. Phil tries to get the family to participate in a realty ad and Jay’s brother (perfectly cast guest star Jonathan Banks, last seen holding a gun to Bryan Cranston on Breaking Bad) comes for a visit and their sibling rivalry gets a little out of control.

Happy Endings “Pilot” & “The Quicksand Girlfriend” 9:31 & 10:00 on ABC

Perfect Couples, Traffic Light, Mad Love and now this. I hope it falls somewhere closer to Traffic Light. One good sign is that no one in the cast has signed on to another pilot. Last year at this time Zachary Knighton signed on to this while Flashforward was still on the air indicating it’s death. The premise is that Alex (Elisha Cuthbert, 24) leaves Dave (Knighton) at the altar altering their social group forever. A group that includes Eliza Coupe as Dave’s sister and Damon Wayans Jr. as her husband, Adam Pally as gay buddy Max and SNL alum Casey Wilson as the devestatingly single one. Give it a try, it can’t be that bad.

Justified “Debts and Accounts” 10:00 on FX

Last week’s Justified was one of the strongest eps yet, featuring the death of Coover Bennett, an act that will no doubt propel the final act of the season and gave us a lot of Caitlyn Dever as Loretta. Watching her discover her father’s fate and try to exact revenge was amazing. Mags and Boyd are now united (as long as he doesn’t grow weed) after besting Carol (Rebecca Creskoff) and present a threat to Raylan’s life. Tonight features the return of Bad Boyd, who’s been pretty absent this season. Tonight is also said to feature some wicked violence, which Justified has become known for. Click over to AICN for a lot of juicy spoilers and check out tonight’s promo below!

The Rest:

American Idol 8:00 on FOX – Check out the pre-show rakings tonight and then check out the idols take on Movie classics.

America’s Next Top Model 8:00 on CW – One girl read another girls diary. Brilliant.

The Middle 8:00 on ABC – Axl is forbidden for playing in the big game becuase he’s a disgusting teenage slob. Seems pretty fair. Also Sue gets awarded MVP for cross country which leaves her parents baffled.

Minute To Win It 8:00 on NBC – There is way better stuff on tonight, sorry NBC!

Better With You 8:30 on ABC – Definetly better than it’s given credit for being.

Shedding for the Wedding 9:00 on CW – Mr and Mrs. Biggest loser are revealed in the first season finale.  

Criminal Minds 9:00 on CBS – Hunting killers.

Breaking In 9:30 on FOX – Breaking In did quite well in the post idol slot last week. It’s a decent sitcom so hopefully it can pull a repeat in the numbers.

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 10:00 on CBS – Hunting killers with oscar winner Forrest Whitaker and comedienne Janeane Garofalo (left).

The Real World: Las Vegas 10:00 on MTV – I miss Jersey Shore.

Well that’s what’s on tonight, check back tomorrow for recaps and more!


What’s On: REDEMPTION Wednesday!

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It all comes down to tonight. One will stand and one will fall. Also Christian Slater’s new show premieres. Here are our recommendations for tonight, Wednesday April 6, 2011.

Survivor Redemption Island “The Game Respects Big Moves” 8:00

Tonight one of those two fools above me gets put back into the game right in time for the merge. Does Sarita stand a chance in hell. I’m gonna laugh so hard if Matt defeated 6 people in a row only to lose to a dummy like Sarita. I am shocked Philip made it to the merge. Shocked. A man with so few social skills made it this far. I have a feeling he’s gonna send Rob home tonight – which sucks cause he’s really found his groove this time.

Breaking In “Pilot” 9:30 on FOX

Christian Slater’s third series in as many years. Officially, FOX says it’s about: Contra Security, a high-tech security firm that takes extreme and often questionable measures to sell its protection services is corporate America’s answer to “The A-Team,” giving clients a sense of security by first ripping it away. It costars Bret Harrison (Reaper, V), Odette Annable (formerly Yustman, Cloverfield, You Again) and Smallville’s Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum.

Justified “Brother’s Keeper” 10:00 on FX

Last Week left off with a cliffhanger, Raylan and Carol the Coal executive (Rebecca Creskoff) were heading to Mags Bennett’s (Margo Martindale) party, as were Boyd and Ava. I have a feeling it might be the end for Coover (Brad William Henke). Word on the street is that tonight’s episode is not to be missed. Check out the promo!

The Rest:

American Idol 8:00 on FOX – I’m still flying high on Haley’s Benny and the Jets. Idol becomes 90 minutes.

America’s Next Top Model 8:00 on CW – This is so 2004.

The Kennedys 8:00 on REELZ – This is by far the smartest thing Reelz has ever done. Its ratings were through the roof – and now people have heard of Reelz.

Criminal Minds 9:00 on CBS – PAGET BREWSTER!!!

Mr. Sunshine 9:31 on ABC – Lizzy Caplan Alert! Mean Girls’ Janice Ian, Party Down’s Casey Klein guest stars as a love interest for Ben tonight.

Law and Order: SVU 10:00 on NBC – Law and Order: LA’s Terence Howard and former Regular Diane Neal both guest star tonight in anticipation of LO:LA’s relaunch and return next week.

Real World: Las Vegas 10:00 on MTV – Boring in the Jersey Shore landscape.

Top Chef All Stars Reunion 10:00 on BRAVO! – Thank god Richard won. I don’t know if I could have handled a Mike Isabella win.

Season (and Probably Series) Finale!!!

Off The Map 10:00 on ABC – This shitty show finally dies tonight.

Season Premiere Alert!

Top Chef Masters 11:00 on BRAVO – I echo Community’s Alison Brie.


What’s On: Blais of Glory Wednesday!

Tonight marks the end of one of my favorite season of Top Chef ever – its a battle of Good (Richard Blais) vs Obnoxious (Mike Isabella). I really wanted Antonia to beat him last week and was shocked she didn’t. I can’t stand Mike Isabella. That’s not the only good vs obnoxious battle on tonight, Survivor got Steph going up against good christian Matt. Matt needs to lose and soon, I can’t take much more of this bland golden boy bullshit (its so Brett from Samoa – BORING!). Also on hand tonight are new episodes of both Criminal Minds, Mr Sunshine and the newly renewed Justified, check out our recommendations for tonight, Wednesday March 30 2011.

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Survivor: Redemption Island “It Don’t Take a Smart One” 8:00 on CBS

The promo below promises the “most extreme smackdown ever” hmmm… okay – we’ll see I guess. What I am loving is the gameplay going on – this has been one of the more active seasons (in terms of gameplay) as opposed to more passive seasons (like the last one) and that makes me excited. Most people are there to play the game and I am really enjoying Rob vs. Philip, becuase as obnoxious as he is, it makes him a great person to align with, no one will want to give Philip a million dollars – in fact people will probably just want to see him lose, like Russell (no one voted for Natalie or Sandra, they just voted against Russell).

Mr. Sunshine “The Assistant” 9:31 on ABC

Roman becomes Alice’s assistant. Sounds good to me, mainly becuase I think Andrea Anders (Alice) is a very funny actress who’s being slightly squandered, I’m excited for her to get an ‘A’ plot, and more excited it’s opposite Nate Torrence’s hilarious Roman. Check out Andrea Anders in these very Rated R (ie NSFW) hilarious outtakes from her previous gig on Better Off Ted.

Justified “The Spoil” 10:00 on FX

Damn this is good, even it’s weaker outings are better than most other TV and Margo Martindale is simply the most capable and gifted guest Justified’s ever seen, she’s terrifying and I can’t get enough. Last episode we were introduced to Rebecca Creskoff’s Mining Company Character, who Raylan is tasked with protecting tonight. She goes up against Mags Bennett and Raylan and Boyd are caught in the middle. From what I understand tonight’s is supposed to be great, but next week’s is supposed to be the best yet.

Season Finale Alert!!!

Top Chef: All Stars “Finale” 10:00 on Bravo!

Last week was a mad intense nailbiter, there was nothing more in I wanted in the world than to have Antonia Lofaso in the finals against Blais – I can’t stand Mike Isabella, I didn’t think he should have been picked over Bryan Voltaggio or Kevin Gillespie for All Stars. If Richard Blais loses I’ll feel as if this whole season has been a waste – seriously Mike can’t win. I mean he better not – the problem I see is that he’s in Blais’ head with three back-to-back wins and Blais tends to live or die by his neuroses. We’ll see how they fare tonight (after Justified though). PS – I miss Carla. Beef tongue beef tongue…

The Rest:

American Idol 8:00 on Fox – Check this weeks rankings here!

America’s Next Top Model 8:00 on CW – I miss when challenge winners got to guest star on Veronica Mars.

Shedding For The Wedding 9:00 on CW – Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Makeover makeover, makeover makeover, makeover makeover.  MAKEOVER! (Gosh I miss clone high)

Criminal Minds 9:00 on CBS – The first Prentiss free ep… I hope it’s good. (But I know it’s not)

Criminal Minds: Dropping Deuce 9:00 on CBS – Poo!

Off The Map 10:01 on ABC – I think literally everyone on that cast can do better. Everyone.

The Real World: Las Vegas 10:00 on MTV – Housemate Dustin used to do gay porn. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

Law & Order:SVU 10:00 on NBC – Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost and V) guest stars as a devious piano teacher and oscar winner Jeremy Irons also guests as a psychiatrist that helps Benson and Stabler solve the case. JSYK – Mitchell played a seriously scary pedophile and child murderer in 2006’s Running Scared. Check out the scene below. “You wanna hug your sister?” Shudder…

Nuts huh? I’m gonna tune in cause when Mitchell goes bad – she goes for broke.


FX RENEWS 2 FOR 3!!!

FX has renewed Archer and Justified, currently both airing their second seasons, for thirds. The news comes a few hours before the network makes its upfront presentation in NYC tonight, where the cast of Justified (among other FX series) is scheduled to appear. Both series have posted gains this season both in total viewers and in key demos.

I am over the moon; Archer’s most recent episode was one of the funniest half hours I’ve seen all year and will mos def make the year end list, and Justified is one my absolute favorite shows. Even hearing the first few beats of the theme gets my blood pumpin’.


What’s On: Who will find Redemption Wednesday?

Can little Krista stop Matt’s insane winning streak? Probably not, but I’ll enjoy watching her try. We got a fun night of television ahead so lets not hesitate and get to our recommendations for tonight, Wednesday March 23, 2011.

The Best:


 

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Survivor: Redemption Island “Their Red Headed Stepchild” 8:00 on CBS

Will Rob & Co. finally get Philip out this week? Will Stephanie’s bestie survive to fight another day? Also on tap? A violent challenge! Sweet! Check out the promo below.

America’s Next Top Model “Rachel Zoe” 8:00 on CW

Wow. Playing with a baby snow leopard and reading someone’s diary? How Shakespearian!

Modern Family “Boy’s Night” 9:00 on ABC

ABC says: “Phil and Claire have some trepidation when they find out that Luke has befriended their crotchety old neighbor, Mr. Kleezak; Jay’s attempt to avoid sitting through a symphony concert with Gloria and Manny lands him in the middle of Mitchell and Cameron’s “boys’ night out”; and Haley has her own adventures in babysitting with Lily” No promo, just a cute video! This will go to 9:31 so set DVRs accordingly.

Justified “Save My Love” 10:00 on FX

Last week Winona took one 100 dollar bill from the evidence lock-up, had it stolen in a bank robbery, and involved Raylan in the cover up. Tonight, the shit hits the fan as Justified continues it’s stellar second season.

The Rest:

American Idol 8:00 on FOX – Tonight is Motown night, which is 100 percent about song choice and arrangement. We’ll see who prevails. Also check back soon for pre-show rankings.

Minute To Win It 8:00 on NBC – Looks so easy. But I have a chair i broke in frustration that says otherwise.

The Middle 8:00 on ABC – TV’s most underrated sitcom. Spring cleaning brings back some painful memories.

Shedding for the Wedding 9:00 on CW – JUST STOP IT.

Mr Sunshine 9:31 on ABC – Just keep chugging along finding you’re groove. You are worth it, little buddy! Fred Savage guest stars as himself tonight!

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 10:00 on CBS – I SAID STOP IT.

Hot in Cleveland 10:00 on TVLand – Law and Elka.

Off the Map 10:00 on ABC – Jenna Bans is an evil, evil woman for subjecting the world to this barf.

The Real World 10:00 on MTV – When Dustin got mad at nerdy Mike for kissing the girl he likes in truth or dare it was pathetic. His thug accent was hilario to the maxx. What a loser.

Top Chef: All Stars 10:00 on BRAVO! – I cannot stand Mike Isabella. Please lose tonight!

Retired at 35 10:30 on TVLand – Congrats on a second season renewal!