Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week of January 18th 2010
I won’t lie to you guys. I have totally been watching the “Golden Girls” marathon on the Hallmark channel all day, and it has been awesome. But even if you missed it, there’s still lots of great television coming at you this week, from the season premieres of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and “Being Erica” to the start of new shows like “Life Unexpected” and “Paranormal Cops” that have a lot of promise.
The Show: “Life Unexpected”
Set Your DVR For: Tonight, 9 p.m. (EST), The CW
I’m pretty excited for this new series, which stars both Shiri Appleby from the awesomeness that was “Roswell” and Kerr Smith, aka Jack from “Dawson’s Creek.” The basic concept: a 16-year-old girl who has been in foster care her whole life tracks down her birth parents so that she can be legally emancipated.
The Show: “The Millionaire Matchmaker”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 10 p.m. (EST), Bravo
Oh, how we’ve missed Patti Stanger’s quotable phrases (“Lions, twinks, and bears. Oh my.”) and assaults on curly hair. Thankfully, she’s back for season three of her show. This time around she’ll be setting up socially inept millionaires as well as planning her own wedding.
The Show: “Paranormal Cops”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. (EST), A&E
Even if your apartment isn’t haunted, you’ll enjoy this series about a group of detectives who are cops by day and ghost hunters by night. It’s like “Ghostbusters,” only real and minus Bill Murray.
The Show: “Being Erica”
Set Your DVR For: Wednesday, 10 p.m. (EST), SoapNET
SoapNET reeled me in with reruns of “Beverly Hills, 90210.” But they got me to stay for this original series about a 32-year-old woman whose therapist allows her to go back in time and do-over moments in her life that she regrets. It’s good television that actually makes you think.
The Show: “Tough Love”
Set Your DVR For: Sunday, TK (EST), VH1
I freaking love this show where matchmaker Steve Ward counsels eight so-called clueless—though admittedly, they seem pretty normal to me—women to help them get over their issues and be ready for a relationship. In this week’s episodes, the ladies go on vacation with the dudes they’ve been seeing.