The winter TV season is heating up with new shows and second servings on some of our guiltiest television viewing pleasures. Here’s what to watch on TV this week.
Monday, February 4
ABC, 8/7 c
So far we’re impressed with Golden Boy Bachelor Sean Lowe’s ability to appear sweet and sincere as he tongue wrestles a handful of different girls each night. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, fans are being treated to a double serving of this deliciously fun reality TV show: “The Bachelor” is airing a two-part episode series on Monday and Tuesday night. How can you resist watching two nights of wickedly entertaining girl drama, awkward dates, tongue-tango lessons, and Chris Harrison’s awe-inspiring rose counting skills?
FOX, 9/8 c
If you haven’t seen “The Following” yet, you’re missing out. It’s packed with seductive imagery, Hitchcock-inspired visual illusions, gripping characters, gorgeous language, and a compelling premise. And, oh yeah, it has Kevin Bacon starring opposite a positively captivating James Purefoy, who stars as a charismatic and brilliant serial killer. This is must-see TV.
Tuesday, February 5
ABC, 8/7 c
It’s the second night of this week’s double whammy “Bachelor” goodness. You already invested your time (and heart) last night watching these singles convince themselves they are falling in love, while living out some of life’s most extravagant romantic fantasies, so how could you possible not come back for a second helping? As for us, we need to see the truth behind all of the creatively-edited drama scenes the producers have been teasing us with since last week.
Syfy, 9/8 c
Before you balk about the idea of watching another competitive reality TV series, ditch all of the others and invest your TV time with “Face/Off,” the most creative, visually entertaining reality television show out there. Gifted prosthetic makeup artists compete each week to create movie magic characters. You’ll be amazed at what they can create!
Wednesday, February 6
FOX, 8/7 c
Although we swore we’d never watch “American Idol” again after Simon Cowell left, and then again after Steven Tyler called it quits, this season is just a little too intriguing to ignore. As the stripped hat conductor of this train wreck, we want to see if Nicki Minaj has plans to run over Mariah Carey, or if the reported altercation between the two divas during the Charlotte audition between is nothing short of a publicity stunt.
Thursday, February 7
“Do No Harm”
NBC, 10/9 c
This modern twist on the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story follows the life of Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale), a brilliant neurosurgeon who has a debilitating secret: each night at 8:25pm, his alternate, evil personality, Ian Price, emerges and takes over his body for 12 hours. Cole has been able to suppress his alter ego by injecting himself with a pharmaceutical cocktail that renders his body unconscious. However, he discovers his body has built up immunity to the drug, allowing Ian out. Enraged at being suppressed for five years, Ian is determined to destroy Cole’s life. Peppered with tongue-in-cheek quips, plenty of nighttime medial-drama gore, and a promising premise, “Do No Harm” is worth a shot. We’re optimistic the series will find its footing and be an entertaining show to watch.
Friday, February 8
FOX, 9/8 c
While technically another reality TV show, “Shark Tank” is an easily digestible reality show. Featuring a panel of five investors (sharks) who evaluate, bid on, and compete for business investment opportunities, “Shark Tank” is a dream come true for entrepreneurs. The show offers company exposure and the opportunity to sign a deal with a savvy business minded person. It’s fun to see which products and services the sharks frenzy over and which one they refuse to bite on.
Which of these shows will you watch this week?
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-derek / February 4th, 2013