Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of November 2nd 2009
As the weather outside starts to get frightful, evenings parked in front of the TV are sounding more and more appealing. What will I be watching this week? The World freaking Series! But do not fear, even if you aren’t into baseball, there’s lots of exciting stuff happening this week: Samantha Ronson’s cameo on “90210”; the premiere of “V,” which is being hailed as the new “Lost”; a new episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County“; and, sigh, the season finale of “Mad Men.”
The Show: “90210”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 8 p.m. (EST), The CW
After a year on the air, “90210” is finally hitting its stride. Is Brenda finding out that Dylan and Kelly have been hooking up amazing? No, but it’s pretty darn good. Watch this week to catch Samantha Ronson’s cameo. Evidently, she’ll be dispensing love advice to one of the show’s main characters. Let’s just hope her advice isn’t “diss your ex via Twitter.”
The Show: “The Real Housewives of Orange County”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 10 p.m. (EST), Bravo
After New York, Atlanta and New Jersey, it’s easy to forget about the original gangster of the “Real Housewives” franchise. But there are two reasons I will absolutely be watching this season. First, to see if Gretchen and Tamara tear each other apart, limb by limb. And two, to see if Gretchen, whose husband passed away from cancer last year, is really dating sleazy Slade Smiley. That dude’s gotten with three housewives now. Shut him down.
The Show: “V”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 8 p.m. (EST), ABC
Flying saucers hover over every major city in the world and their alien leader projects herself on to the sky, saying that they come in peace. Only, it turns out that they’ve actually been on earth for eons, planting the seeds of the destruction of the human race. Scientology belief or new TV show? Luckily, it’s the latter, starring the awesome Elizabeth Mitchell of “Lost.”
The Show: “The Wanda Sykes Show”
Set Your DVR For: Saturday, 11p.m. (EST), Fox
For a while now, Chelsea Handler has been representing for the ladies on late-night TV. This weekend, Wanda Sykes takes the pressure off her, launching a talk show of her own. Since she is freaking hilarious, we expect this one to be pretty good.
The Show: “Mad Men”
Set Your DVR For: Sunday, 10 p.m. (EST), AMC
The season finale of “Mad Men” will no doubt be bittersweet. Finally, we’ll get answers to the questions dropped in the slow burn that’s been season three—we’ll get some insight into where Don and Betty go from here, what will happen re: Peggy’s romp with Duck, the fate of Sterling Cooper, and what will become of Joan. But it’s also very sad because, well, we’ll have a long time to wait for more.