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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Sunday, August 2, 2009

August 2, 2009 by  

It’s Sunday? Already? Say it ain’t so. This weekend went by just a bit too fast for my liking.  Here’s to hoping we can salvage a decent sunny day here in Boston.

(I’ll tell you a secret. Despite the horrendous weather we’ve had all summer, I wouldn’t hate one sun-less Sunday. I could use a full, guiltless day to dedicate to watching SUPERNATURAL as well as the Fall pilots.  But shhh, don’t tell anyone I said that.  I’ll deny it.)

I think you know me by now to know that my Sunday nights are all about HBO.  After last week’s banoodles episodes (which we talked about in depth on The TV Talk Podcast) I can’t wait for tonight’s TRUE BLOOD.  I’m kind of ‘meh’ on HUNG but I watch it on my way to ENTOURAGE which I’m loving once again this season.

Over on ABC it’s the premiere of DEFYING GRAVITY, which I’ve had no desire to watch since the only thing I’ve read about it is that it’s GREY’S ANATOMY in space.  GREY’S ANATOMY here on Earth isn’t all that great.  Do I really need to be annoyed by whiny doctors in zero gravity? Maybe I’ll check it out if I’m bored.  It does start Ron Livingston, and I dig that guy (as long as he’s not leaving me goodbye post-its) so we’ll see.

Here’s a few shows for you to choose from. Drop me a comment and let me know what YOU will be watching!

Big Brother 11 | 8pm on CBS
On tonight’s show, Russell, the current Head of Household, nominates two of his fellow houseguests for eviction. [GMMR: Did you cast your vote for Jeff to win the coup d’etat yet? What are you waiting for? Please vote. Even if you don’t watch.  For me? Pretty please? You can vote more than once.]

Merlin | 8pm on NBC
A mysterious black knight crashes Arthur’s coming-of-age ceremony and challenges the knights of Camelot; secrets are revealed that Uther would rather keep hidden.

America’s Best Dance Crew | 9pm on MTV
“Top Ten Performances”
Randy Jackson hosts a countdown of the best performances from the first three seasons. [GMMR: WOW! If you’ve never seen ABDC give this episode a shot. Especially if you’re already a SYTYCD fan. I was late to this show & now I love it! So good. Can’t wait for the new season to start next week. I’ll be all over it here on GMMR.]

Defying Gravity | 9pm on ABC | 2-hour Series Premiere
“Pilot”/”Natural Selection”
The crew of the Antares begins its mission, embarking on a six-year journey to explore Venus and the other planets in the solar system; crew members learn to adjust to life aboard the ship and face a life-threatening crisis.

True Blood | 9pm on HBO
“Release Me”
Maryann and her minions put Sam in a difficult situation; Sookie uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill; Jason tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun.

Drop Dead Diva | 9pm on Lifetime
“The Chinese Wall”
Jane defends Deb’s mother in a divorce; Kim represents a dog owner who sues a pet cloning company. [GMMR: I was hoping to find the time to watch this show. Alas, it doesn’t seem to be in the cards.]

Hung | 10pm on HBO
“Do it, Monkey”
An unsatisfied client asks Ray to repeat her damsel in distress fantasy; Ray promises to buy a car for the twins; Tanya goes on a date with Floyd.

Entourage | 10:30pm on HBO
“Running on E”
With production on his next film delayed, Vince searches for ways to amuse himself; Drama auditions actresses to play his new love interest; Jamie-Lynn takes Turtle shopping. [GMMR: Anyone else considered how awkward it will be if Jamie-Lynn Siegler & Jerry Ferrara (Turtle) break up in real life?]

In Plain Sight | 10pm on USA
“Once a Ponzi Time”
When a Wall Street blue blood rats on his boss’ investment fraud and hides out in WITSEC, something from his past life comes calling.

Army Wives | 10pm on Lifetime
“Coming Home”
JRoxy has Finn tested for a learning disability; Claudia Joy accompanies Haneen back to the Middle East; Michael and Emmalin try to repair their relationship.

Told ya there was a lot to choose from. Help a sista out…let me know what YOU are going to be watching. (I know I ask everyday, but finding out what y’all are watching helps me get a better sense of what we should be covering here on GMMR)


3 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Sunday, August 2, 2009”

  1. Kimber on August 2nd, 2009 10:33 am

    It’s Sunday indeed, which isn’t such a bad thing if you’re a Canadian (this is our August Long Weekend). Normally Sundays are blah in TV land for me, but I’m going to check out Defying Gravity, on ABC. Two of my all time favourite Canadian actresses are in it (Christina Cox, most recently of Blood Ties, and Laura Harris, of Dead Like Me and Women’s Murder Club), so I feel I owe them the watch. Not sure how I’ll like it, since I have sworn off Grey’s Anatomy, so them tooting it as a “Grey’s Anatomy in space” makes it less appealing to me too. But I’m going to give it a go, and if it sucks, I’ll swear off it like I did the original GA.

  2. Grant on August 2nd, 2009 11:55 am

    BB, Entourage, Hung, and IPS is what I’ll be watching. May also check out defying gravity since I’m an insomniac. But, I also have a few episodes of Dark Blue to catch up on.

  3. seeleybaby on August 2nd, 2009 7:13 pm

    I have been giving Drop Dead Diva the old DVR treatment, and it’s pretty good. if an episode somehow did’nt get recorded, I wouldn’t cry, but I’m enjoying it for the most part. Interesting premise for sure.
    I had never heard of Defying Gravity, but just reading the premise here made me decide to DVR it. I wonder if I will be good!