Thursday, January 31, 2013

T.T.T.TV (Jan. 31)

Tonight's Top Three on TV

The End of 30 Rock

1. 30 Rock (NBC 8/7c)

The show that has made me laugh consistently for seven seasons closes the doors tonight with a one hour series finale that will probably be emotional but will surely be hilarious. It's going to be tough saying good bye to Tracy, Jack, Liz, Jenna and even Lutz but at least I know Tina Fey enough that she won't give us a Soprano's ending and we will have some closure with some of the story lines. I can't wait for a couple years down the road when I dust off the 30 Rock and travel back to a time when Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney were the two top billed actors on a show called TGS. Enjoy a couple of my favorite moments.

2. Archer (FX 10/9c)

Archer's fear of cyborgs are brought up when Kriegger  decides to give Ray some robot legs. I can only imagine how Archer is going to deal with this and is this foreshadowing the return of Barry? Probably.

3. The Big Bang Theory (CBS 8/7c)

What better way to spend a Thursday night between seven and seven thirty then to spend it with a gang of hilarious nerds. I'm not talking about hanging out with your friends, I mean check out The Big Bang Theory. BAZINGA!

I will be doing this post Sunday to Thursday because there is nothing good on TV Friday and Saturday. If you want to follow me on Twitter or send me some feedback follow me at @AJ_Trevor 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

T.T.T.TV (Jan. 30)

Tonight's Top Three on TV

Russian, Seattle and Stoned Americans

1. The Americans (FX 10/9c)

A new series on FX about a couple who are KGB spies living as Americans. They have kids, a house and have to pretend to be a family in order to keep their cover. Kerri Russel plays the wife and Matthew Rhys as the husband. This show looks like it might be the best new show in 2013, and I can't wait to find out how many people Kerri Russel will kill.

2. Top Chef (Bravo 10/9c)

Josie is finally gone! There are five chefs left on the Seattle edition of Top Chef and the best have risen to the top. Sheldon, the Hawaiian/Asian chef, looks like he is the front runner and I'm hoping he can knock off the pompous Stefan, if not this week then before the Finale.

3. Workaholics (Comedy Central 10/9c)

Is the office haunted? Let Blake, Adam and Durs find out.

I will be doing this post Sunday to Thursday because there is nothing good on TV Friday and Saturday. If you want to follow me on Twitter or send me some feedback follow me at @AJ_Trevor 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

T.T.T.TV (Jan. 29)

Tonight's Top Three on TV

U.S. Marshals, Mixed Martial Artists and The Great State of Texas

1. Justified (FX 10/9c)

Last week we found out that Raylan's bartender girlfriend and her giant husband were con artists who rob a man after the girl gets close to them. Raylan was just another mark. We also discover that the bad guys that Raylan have been looking for are so powerful that a cop would rather kill himself then tell the U.S. Marshall what he knows. All that means is that Raylan will be chasing the giant and his girlfriend, and if he catches them I'm looking forward to the tension filled encounter.

2. The Ultimate Fighter (FX 9/8c)

The first episode of the 17th season was action packed. We got to know the coaches and the fighters and I can easily say I hope team Jones wins. Also, in the previews for the season we have Dana White saying, "That was the craziest knockout I've ever seen." I can only wait to see that knockout, and I will be watching everyweek just to catch it.

3. Storage Wars Texas (A&E 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c)

I don't care if it's fake I love watching Ricky and Bubba do their things every week. I need more a Storage Wars in every city.

Honorable Mention

Raising Hope

Jimmy is getting married.

New Girl

Nick and Jess kiss. :O!

White Collar

Corrupt politicians always make a good White Collar episode.

I will be doing this post Sunday to Thursday because there is nothing good on TV Friday and Saturday. If you want to follow me on Twitter or send me some feedback follow me at @AJ_Trevor 

Monday, January 28, 2013

T.T.T.TV (Jan. 28)

Tonight's Top Three on TV

Slow Night on the Tube

1. Being Human (Syfy 9/8c)

A werewolf, ghost and vampire all live together in nice house in the city. The only thing is that in this third season the werewolf has been cured and the ghost has been put back in her body. Bring Human tends to get a little crazy at about half way through the season, too bad we're not there yet.

2. Continuum (Syfy 8/7c)

Continuum is a Canadian show that got picked up to air in the United States on Syfy. Most Canadian shows that get picked up by the States is usually stripped of everything and then they try and make it a more regional show but that hasn't worked yet. This show is being left completly in tact which I think is a great idea.

The show is about a group of terrorists, in the year 2075, who instead of being executed hatched a plan to use the execution machine to send them back in time. Little did they know, that when they taveled back a cop (future cop?) was also sucked into the time machine. Now the lone future cop has to stop them before they take down the government, cause everyone loves the government.

3. Pawn Stars (History Channel 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c)

On a slow TV night what's better then watching a bunch of  rubes get swindled out of their money.

I will be doing this post Sunday to Thursday because there is nothing good on TV Friday and Saturday. If you want to follow me on Twitter or send me some feedback follow me at @AJ_Trevor 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

T.T.T.TV (Jan. 27)

Tonight's Top Three on TV

Lena, Don and William H. Macy

1. Girls (HBO 9/8c)

The second season of girls has been terrific so far. With the addition of Donald Glover as Hannah's republican boyfriend, the character one eighty done by Adam Driver and the whole Jessa painting her husband has been pretty great but the best part of this season is Allison Williams. Since the season focuses on the other three girls a lot more, we get to see a lot of the inner workings of Marnie and all I have to say about that is, more.

2. House of Lies (Showtime 10/9c)

The relationship between Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell in this show is off the wall, and now with the addition of guest star Nia Long the tension should only get more palpable.

3. Shameless (Showtime 9/8c)

Shameless is a show about family, a very poor morally shady family. William H. Macy plays the alcoholic "absentee" father (he is physically there but never totally there) with six kids. Emmy Rossum plays the oldest sister who more or less raises her siblings herself. The kids are always in search of new and probably illegal ways of making rent or paying their property taxes.

Last week we found out that the next oldest sibling, Lip (played amazingly by Jeremy Allen White), wants to take over running the family because Fiona (Emmy Rossum) has gambled some of the property tax money on her putting together a night at a bar. We also saw the youngest daughter go nuts on her father with a pillow case full of bars of soap. She was the only one that still thought he could be good until he stumbled into the house high and drunk and broke her science project. Lastly we found out that series regular and neighbor to the Gallagher family, Kev (Steve Howey), has a wife and child the he never told his now wife Veronica about. I can only imagine what's going to happen tonight, and it's all good.

I will be doing this post Sunday to Thursday because there is nothing good on TV Friday and Saturday. If you want to follow me on Twitter or send me some feedback follow me at @AJ_Trevor 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

T.T.T.TV (Jan. 24)

Tonight's Top Three on TV

The Night of the Half Hour Comedy

1. Archer (FX 10/9c)

Archer is one of the best adult cartoons on TV today. It revolves around the greatest secret spy in the world, Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin). Archer works for his mother's spy agency with a group of misfit spies and office workers.

This weekends episode guest stars Timothy Olyphant as Sterling Archer's best friend. If Olyphant's character is anything like Raylan Givens, his Justified character, I am very excited.

2. 30 Rock (NBC 8/7c)

The last season of 30 Rock has been firing on all cylinders and they don't seem to be slowing down. There is about four or five episodes left in the final season and with Tina Fey's plans to end the comedy when it's on top, I can only imagine what is coming up at the end of the series.

3. Parks and Recreation (NBC 8:30/7:30c)

Last week Leslie and Ben had their Bachelor/ette parties. Leslie's party turned into an attempt to stop the building of a new fast food restaurant and Ben's party turned into a group bachelor party where all the guys got a chance to experience their own missed parties. This weeks episode is called "Garbage Women" and I can only assume that Leslie, April and Ann will be picking up garbage at some point. Enjoy your Thursday everybody.

I will be doing this post Sunday to Thursday because there is nothing good on TV Friday and Saturday. If you want to follow me on Twitter or send me some feedback follow me at @AJ_Trevor 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

T.T.T.TV (Jan.23)

Tonight's Top Three on TV

Family, Chefs and Workaholics

1. Modern Family (ABC 9/8c)

For the last couple of years the entire cast of Modern Family has been nominated for the Emmy's. It would seem like over kill if it wasn't for the fact that the entire cast deserves the nominations. This season especially the cast has been great but not just the adults, the thing that makes this family show great is that everyone of the kids is genuinely funny.

Last episode Gloria gave birth and the whole family was there for her. This week I would think we are going to see some of the troubles of raising a newborn but don't frett the rest of the family will obviously be there to help.

2. Top Chef (Bravo 10/9c)

Top Chef is one of my favorite reality shows on TV. It takes all the drama out of it and everybody just cooks. (Who am I kidding there is drama in every reality show.) There is definitely a lot of cooking. Each episode the chefs compete in two challenges, both earning the winner cash and sometimes advantages in the next challenge.

This season is based in Seattle and brings in some of the better chef's I have seen on this show. Plus if you need something else to look at while all the magnificent food is being prepared, the host is former super model Padma Lakshmi.

3. Workaholics (Comedy Central 10/9c)

Workaholics is about three friends that live and work together. Also they get high, drunk and blackout together. Last week they wanted to be the funniest people at a roast for a colleague so they planned a whole prank that involved the person being roasted to pull out a gun and take everyone hostage. After he pretended to kill one of the boys he went on to make other colleagues each boogers and shit in there pants. (That doesn't seem as funny when I am writing it down now.)

This week they will be in for a huge scare when they think a former employee is haunting the office. I can only assume that hi jinx will occur.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

T.T.T.TV (Jan. 22)

Tonight's Top Three on TV

The Braverman's and Some Special FX

1. Parenthood (NBC 10/9c) - Season Finale

The fourth season of Parenthood hit a high note with Kristina's story line, bringing in a second Friday Night Lights Alum to play a Iraq war veteran with PTSD and the whole adoption angle. Although the best moments were really great the low moments were extremely dull and sometimes just annoying. Sarah having another season long struggle to choose between two men seems like we aren't going anywhere with her and the half episode abortion that came and went was poorly done and probably could have been done better.

With this season coming to an end hopefully we get a nice little bow on the Ray Romano versus Jason Ritter story line. I have no idea if that will happen, what I do know will happen is that the Braverman's will make you cry. And I don't just mean like tear up but if you actually sit down and watch the whole episode you will be blubbering at one point or another I can guarantee that.

2. The Ultimate Fighter (FX 8/7c) - 2-Hour Season Premiere 

This season on TUF features middleweights and the coaches are Light Heavy weight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. Each man will choose seven contestants for their teams and at the end of the season the best middleweight will receive a six figure contract in the UFC. Also both the winning coach and contestant will receive their very own custom Harley Davidson motorcycle.

If you enjoy the UFC and MMA in general then the two best episodes of The Ultimate Fighter are the premiere and the finale. The finale is self explanatory, but the reason why the premiere is so good is because their are 14 fights that they go through in two hours. (On some of the better season you can see four or five insane knockouts.) They also choose teams on the first episode. That's always fun because you get to see some of the personality of the coaches and with Sonnen and Jones as the coaches there will be a lot of personality on display.

3. Justified (FX 10/9c)

Every season of Justified has been exciting in its own ways. The first had the introduction of Raylan Givens and his dealings with the Crowder family. Season two, the best one yet, had Walter Goggins give one of the best acting jobs I have ever seen on TV and they brought in the whole Bennet clan led by another great actor Margo Martindale as Mags. The third season didn't skimp on the baddies adding Neal McDonough as Quarles and Mykelti Williamson as Limehouse. If you've noticed something that the people who run Justified do great is that they bring in great actors to play great villains  So far this season we haven't heard much from a main antagonist. What they have given us is some sort of mystery that in the end will likely end up leading Raylan to the memorable villain that we all hope will show up.

Honorable Mention

Face-Off (Syfy (9/8c)

Face-Off is a reality competition show that pits movie make up artists against each other with the winner winning $100,000.

White Collar (USA Network 10/9c)

After a little break Neil and the crew are back.

New Girl (Fox 9/8c)

Schmidt and Nick are my favorite. Although this show wouldn't be the same without the whole cast, so I love them all.

Monday, January 21, 2013

T.T.T.TV (Jan. 21)

Tonight's Top Three on TV

A Slow Night Calls For Kevin Bacon

1. The Following

The series premiere of this Kevin Bacon procedural gets a lucky break by having it's premiere on a day where there is nothing else really on. (Unless you watch Catfish or Bunheads then you'll have a good night.)

The premise is simple, a renown serial killer who uses Edgar Allen Poe as inspiration for his murders escapes from prison and only Kevin Bacon can catch him because he's an expert. Kevin Bacon finds and arrests the main baddie just to find out that he has a bunch of copy cats and disciples that he has been training. That's where Kevin comes in (again?) and I have to assume he will have to track all the trainee murderers.

2. How I Met Your Mother

Robin and Barney are engaged, Marshall and Lily are parents and Ted is dating another woman that might, but is probably not the mother of his children. The people in charge of this show have strung us a long for eight seasons and with this being (possibly) the last one anything could happen. I predict that they will get at least one more season and decide to again not tell us who the mother is until the end of that season. Those poor kids are never going to find out how Bob Sagat's voice met their mother.

3. Hawaii Five-0

The Five-0 team has to investigate the murder of a prostitute who is found in the house of a missing congressman. Dan-O also has to deal with the custody hearing regarding his daughter Grace.

Is this what this has come to already? Hawaii Five-0 has made the Top Three because this is a really slow TV night.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tonight's Top Three on TV

Tonight's Top Three on TV (Jan. 20)

Girls, boys and the Sugar Dome!

1. Girls (HBO 9/8c)

Season 2 started off delightfully with Hannah and her new roommate throwing a party and inviting all their friends. Except Jessa, who only showed up briefly with her one-minute-husband getting back from their honeymoon. I need some more Jessa. But the highlight, for me, in this first episode back was Adam Driver's character and how he has done a complete personality 180 since being smashed by a car last season. He is not only throwing himself at Hannah but he is also completely self pitying and pathetic. It shows how good of an actor Adam Driver is but how well his character is written by Lena Dunham. Lastly, Donald Glover is guest starring! What can be better then having Childish Gambino on one of the better shows on TV. (Sorry Community.)

2. House of Lies (Showtime 10/9c)

If you read my Year in Review: TV blog post than you would know how I felt about the sex and depravity on this show. Which is to say, I love it. Don Cheadle brings his movie acting chops to the TV and is killing it. After seeing a couple of film actors try TV and fail (Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker) it's nice to see one doing so well. And he hasn't stop being in movies either.

This season the "firm" (I really don't know what, what they do is called) gets a new boss and right off the bat they are off to their old games of lying, cheating and lying. Cheadle and Kristen Bell do a great job working off each other and if the first episode is any indication they will have a lot more time to do that.

3. Sugar Dome (Food Network 8/7c)

If you stick with me through these daily Tonight's Top Three on TV posts then you'll start to realize how much I enjoy watching the food network and different cooking shows. Mostly I enjoy the Cooking Reality TV shows like Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef and Top Chef but this show is really quite exciting. The concept is that there are three teams where a sugar artist, a cake designer are teamed an animatronics specialist or a fruit carver or a graffiti artist to create amazing sugar creations. Each week different teams are given a theme (eg. Dragons, Daredevil Stunts, Alien Invasion) and throughout the competition are given specifique tasks and or objects to incorporate into their designs. The winning team gets $15,000.

Tonight's episode is called When Toy Stories Come to Life at Night and the sugar and cake artists will be joined by a toy designer. Sounds great!