I haven't watched yet, nor do I want to, but the episode is available online here.
The Riches - "Pilot"
Been hearing great things about this new show. I love FX. Caught up on Rescue Me recently. What an amazing show. I'll have to post some songs from that series sometime because their music selection is wonderful, one of the best opening credit songs of recent memory ("C'mon C'mon" by The Von Bondies).
Anyway, I digress. I haven't watched The Riches yet, but you can catch up online here. I still need to watch Eddie Izzard: Dressed To Kill, which my friend Mike swears is the funniest two hours of comedy ever. Well, I'm not sure if he said "ever." But let's pretend he did. Pressure's on, Mike! So, be my Netflix friend and add it to your queue too.
South Park - "With Apologies To Jesse Jackson" (A-)
It amazes me how consistently funny this show has been for eleven years. This episode started off with a bang. Watch the first few minutes here. "Oooh, naggers. Of course." Hilarious. Also loved Cartman's Poltergeist reference, "Caroline, don't go into the light!" The latter half trailed off a little, but it was still a solid episode. I absolutely love how South Park always tries to show all sides of an issue. I thought they tackled the race card pretty well here.
Friday Night Lights
FNL fans, unite. We must implore NBC to renew this show. According to Variety, the chances of its survival are pretty good. This is the best drama on television right now. Watch all the episodes online and spread the word!
Some more casting news about the Grey's spinoff show. Why do I have a feeling this is gonna suck?
The Winner - "The Single Dates" (B-)
Without Rob Corddry, this show would be just another lukewarm sitcom with a laugh track, but Corddry elevates the material to a level where his lines are at least oddly endearing when they're not funny. Episodes are available online here. So far, I've only seen the first two episodes, and the second one is definitely better than the first. Good to see Rescue Me's Lenny Clarke here as the crazy dad too.
In the above "on the bubble" article, 30 Rock is also mentioned as a "safe" bet for a second season renewal. Another good sign: NBC has decided to cut short Andy Barker's run and bring 30 Rock back a bit earlier than intended on April 5, where it'll be part of a new "Super-Size" night of comedies. Also, on April 12, the show will switch spots with Scrubs and move up a half-hour to 9 pm. NBC, I, for once, genuinely salute you!
Autumn Reeser (A+)
Silly Pipe Dreams favorite, Autumn Reeser (Taylor on The O.C.), has been cast in an "Untitled Tom Wheeler Pilot" for THE CW. The show will revolve around a "brilliant graduate student (Ryan Devlin/Mercer on Veronica Mars) and his friends, who use their skills to solve crimes." Also known as Veronica Mars. Oh, snaps. Reeser will play the main character's down-to-earth girlfriend, a paralegal and daughter of an FBI agent. Nothing screams down-to-earth like paralegal and FBI agent. I will be eagerly awaiting the screener for this one.
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The Black Donnellys - "The World Will Break Your Heart"
"Across The Water" - Aeone
"Caught By The River" - Doves [buy album]
"It's Good To Be In Love" - Frou Frou [buy album]
"Boys Will Be Boys" - The Ordinary Boys [buy album]
"In Your Own Way" - Caleb Kane [buy album]
"Waiting For My Real Life To Begin" - Colin Hay [buy album]
Veronica Mars - "Papa's Cabin"
"A Night" - The Harlem Shakes
"Catch My Fall (In It For You)" - The Elliots [buy album]
Scrubs - "My Fishbowl"
"Half A World Away" - R.E.M [buy album]