Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of October 19th 2009
As it gets progressively colder and more blustery by the day, your television is probably seeming far more appealing than it did in the glory days of summer. Luckily, there’s tons of great stuff for you to watch. This week, Wil Wheaton returns to the small screen, the “Glee” kids bust a move, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” say adios, and “My Super Sweet 16″ gets a horrifying makeover.
The Show: “Big Bang Theory”
Set Your DVR For: Tonight, 9:30 p.m. (EST), CBS
I’ve always liked but not loved this sitcom about CalTech physics prodigies. So why am I recommending it? Because Wil Wheaton (aka Wesley from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Amelia’s childhood celeb crush) is making a guest appearance! Siiiiigh.
The Show: “Glee”
Set Your DVR For: Wednesday, 9 p.m. (EST), Fox
“Glee” continues to be my favorite show this fall because it’s so freaking fun. This week, it’s everyone’s high school fantasy where the cool kid gets to see what it’s like living on the bottom. Also, Mr. Shuester does an awesome rendition of “Bust a Move,” which happens to be my signature karaoke song.
The Show: “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 10 p.m. (EST), Bravo
It’s season finale time, people. NeNe and Kim confront each other over their blow-up last episode. NeNe thinks she’s found her dad. And Sheree finally throws her fashion show. Hopefully, this will be on par with the “New Jersey” season finale.
The Show: “The Jeff Dunham Show”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 9 p.m. (EST), Comedy Central
You like puppets, right? Well, then you’ll be very into this show from comedian Jeff Dunham which features him and his puppets—Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J and Peanut—live in studio and out in bizarro situations in Los Angeles. It’s like “Sesame Street” for adults. Also, is it just me, or does Jeff kind of look like a poor man’s Eric Mabius from “Ugly Betty”?
The Show: “My Super Psycho Sweet 16″
Set Your DVR For: Friday, 10 p.m. (EST), MTV
MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16″ has always been pretty terrifying. So, in a fitting move, MTV has made it into a teenybopper horror flick. When an unwelcome guest’s dad, who just happens to be a serial killer, shows up, the party turns into good, bloody fun.