What to Watch on Monday: Alphas, Major Crimes, Castle & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 8, 2012

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Castle Season 4 on DVD at AmazonTonight, The CW has the fifth season premiere of 90210 and the sixth, and final, season premiere of Gossip Girl.

Over on cable, Bravo has The Real Housewives of New York City reunion special and Sundance has the second season premiere of The Mortified Sessions.

Prime Picks

Alphas (Syfy): New. Hicks and Kat are transporting an asset of Parish and end up on the run. Plays again later. The previous three episodes play early today.

Major Crimes (TNT): New. The squad investigates the murder of a man from Las Vegas. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Dismissed With Prejudice,” replays right before.

Castle (ABC): New. Beckett and Castle investigate a woman’s murder and the items in a storage unit up for auction may hold some clues. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Switched at Birth (ABC Family): New. Bay goes to help Zarra. A coworker asks Daphne to lie for him to Chef. Toby gets closer with Nikki. Last week’s episode, “The Declaration of Independence,” replays right before.

Gossip Girl (The CW): Season Premiere. Blair and Chuck have made a promise to each other. Georgina is helping Dan with his next book. Everyone ends up coming together to find Serena who seems to be missing. The finale season gets off to a really good start, which leads me to believe that when TV writers know they are working towards a known end, they really up their game.

Revolution (NBC): New. Charlie and Nora after rescuing Miles head off to meet up with Aaron and Maggie. Nate continues to try and follow them. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Bones (FOX): New. The team ends up investigating rare animal trading after the death of an animal-expo worker.
  • Boss (Starz): Repeat. This past Friday’s episode, “Consequence,” replays. Also replays earlier this afternoon and again later.
  • Dexter (Showtime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Sunshine and Frosty Swirl,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (MTV): New. It’s “Burgers, Noodles and Quahogs.” Plays again later. Eight repeat episodes play right before.
  • Haven (Syfy): Repeat. Last Friday night’s episode, “The Farmer,” replays.
  • Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. Danny and McGarrett are hijacked while out at sea for a relaxing day off.
  • Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Beirut Is Back,” replays. Plays again later.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Lily and Marshall are trying to find a nanny and Barney attempts to use it as a way to meet women. Meanwhile, Robin and Ted are arguing about relationships. Runs 31 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Houston Texans at the New York Jets.
  • ESPN2 has WNBA Playoff action.
  • TBS has doubleheader MLB Playoff action.

Late Night

  • Strike Back (Cinemax): Repeat. This past Friday’s episode replays.

Monday TV Marathons

BET has 16 episodes of The Parkers today.
ION has five episodes of Without a Trace today followed by nine episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Spike TV has seven episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation today.
TNT has nine episodes of The Mentalist today.
TV One has 12 episodes of Martin early.
USA Network has 14 episodes of NCIS.
WE tv has 10 episodes of Roseanne tonight.

What will you watch on this Monday night?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Balaji K October 8, 2012 at 6:59 am

Alphas
Castle
Hawaii Five 0
HIMYM
(I’m done with Revolution).

2 Reynolds October 8, 2012 at 7:02 am

revolution, gossip girl & switched @ birth…………

3 Jason the TVaholic October 8, 2012 at 7:21 am

Balaji K, What about Revolution has you giving up on it already?

4 Balaji K October 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

A couple of weeks back, I posted what I thought about the pilot. After that I had it on a short leash. I watched the second and third episodes. Charlie is so annoying that I feel like punching her face in every episode. Danny is forgettable. The Google millionaire and the English woman are annoying. None of the characters (except for Esposito and Burke) are even remotely interesting. Lots of things didn’t make sense. There’s a major twist in the third episode and it did nothing for me. Only interesting parts are the flashbacks to the immediate aftermath of the blackout. The show should have been about that.

5 Balaji K October 8, 2012 at 8:32 am

The above is just my opinion though. Lots of people seem to like the show, which is evident in it’s high rating. It also has to do with the post-Voice slot. I reckon this will end up like “The Event.”

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