What to Watch Tonight: House, M.D., Lie to Me & Hawaii Five-0

by Jason the TVaholic on January 17, 2011

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download House, M.D. Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, NBC has the series premiere of Harry’s Law.

Over on cable, A&E has the series premiere of Heavy, E! has a Fashion Police: The 2011 Golden Globes special, MTV has the series premiere of Skins, and Syfy has the series premiere of Being Human.

Prime Picks

House, M.D. (FOX): New. A man saves a stranger after she falls on the subway tracks, but then falls ill himself. Cuddy’s mom, guest star Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown), is in town for her birthday and House is trying to get out of attending a dinner with her. Lots of fun is had with the mom storyline, which includes Wilson as well. Am quite enjoying the Huddy stuff, as it shows that you can let your characters grow and put certain characters together and not lose what makes the show work. The case is also interesting, as House believes that the man’s heroism is a symptom of his illness. Also, some fun is had with Taub in the middle of a serious storyline involving his marriage.

Lie to Me (FOX): New. Lightman is looking into a fatal traffic accident and the students that are responsible for it.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. The team makes a terrible discovery at the end of a high-speed chase. Chin Ho has an awkward reunion with his ex-fiancée.

Solid Selections

Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck is trying to turn a mission to track down a nanochip at a French vineyard into a romantic getaway for him and Sarah. Lester seeks some love advice from Big Mike.

Greek (ABC Family): New. Ashleigh and Katherine are back on campus. Rusty must choose between his pledge and helping Dale.

Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family): New/Repeat. The group gets some help from an unexpected source. This episode plays before and after Greek tonight. Plays again next week before the next new episode.

Other Options

  • Being Human (Syfy): Series Premiere. A werewolf and a vampire decide to become roommates and find that the ghost of the landlord’s fiancé haunts their new place. Runs 63 minutes. Plays three times. This is a remake of the British show of the same name. The British version is right near brilliant, so you can see why they would want to remake it here, but two things bothered me about it. First, the introduction of the characters, especially the ghost just didn’t work for me. Second, I was under the impression after meeting the cast in Orlando last fall and hearing about the show that it was going to be different than the original story-wise. But, while it isn’t an exact copy, it is very similar three episode in. Maybe it will diverge and end differently, we will just have to see. It is well worth watching and if you’ve never seen the original, you are likely to find fewer faults with it than I did.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some “Funky Finds.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Everyone heads to Minnesota to support Marshall at his father’s funeral. The “Bad News” episode was great with a big misstep of the countdown gimmick. It really took away from the impact of the episode. Well, this week’s episode is really good as well, sans the gimmick. Everybody tries to figure out his or her role during the funeral proceedings to help Marshall. I especially loved Robin’s role.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Audrey lets Brenda’s girlfriend in on the baby news.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Charlie has decided to turn the tables and begins stalking Rose. Runs 31 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has four college basketball games.
  • NBA TV has a game during the day.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta early.
Discovery Channel has seven episodes of MythBusters followed by six episodes of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior.
Oxygen has 31 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Spike TV has 10 episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
USA has 15 episodes of NCIS.
WE has seven episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera early and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls tonight.

Pretty much everything but The CW is new tonight on the networks, plus lots on cable too. What will you be watching?

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