What To Watch This Week on TV: ’90s Nostalgia and Teenage Werewolves- VIDEO

 

— It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since the Supreme Court overturned Proposition 8. The Case Against 8 shines a spotlight on the plaintiffs and lawyers to reveal the emotional battle that took place inside and outside the courtroom. Check it out tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on HBO. And read our interview with the directors HERE.

 

— All the ‘90s kids rejoice! Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) are back, and now it’s their daughter’s turn to survive adolescence. In Girl Meets World, Corey fills Feeny’s shoes as a teacher in his daughter’s middle school. The series premiere Friday at 9:45 p.m. Eastern on Disney is worth checking out for nostalgia’s sake.

 

— Maybe people are too hard on TLC, formerly The Learning Channel, for dumbing down its programming. I for one continue to learn a lot about people who can’t stop eating couch cushions or fill their houses with trash or not know they were pregnant. Now you can learn about the nudist real estate industry on Buying Naked, Saturday at 10 p.m. on TLC. The more you know, right?

 

— The Leftovers offers all of the rapture-drama of Left Behind, with none of the Kirk Cameron. Instead, the new HBO drama from Damon Lindelof will serve up a mix of sci-fi and spirituality that sounds right in line with his previous work on Lost. The ambitious series premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. Eastern on HBO.

What are you watching this week?

Comments

  1. Sergio says

    “…will serve up a mix of sci-fi and spirituality that sounds right in line with his previous work on Lost.”

    That sounds like a disaster. The series finale of “Lost” was an insult to sentient beings everywhere.

  2. Tommy says

    I cannot watch this show any longer in good conscience. Both Jeff Davis, the shows openly gay executive producer, has been shown to engage in queer baiting his audience through tokenism in the character of Danny and teasing about the sexuality of one of the lead characters.

    Danny only walks out on screen to essentially announce his gayness, either through dialogue or other form of innuendo, then exit. Total screen time for this character over the last 24 episodes has been less than 7 minutes.

    It is true, that Danny is not an anchor character, but has been a part of the show from the beginning and is used to taught the progressive nature of the show. It is not a progressive show.

    Both the producer and MTV itself actively engage in baiting the audience with promises of a world where homophobia does not exist, where equal representation of LGBT characters is possible. It has never delivered anything substantive, maintaining the world as heteronormative.

    Watch if you want, but don’t fall for the hype that this show is progressive in its presentation of the LGBT community. LGBT characters remain defined by their sexuality and have zero narrative significance.

  3. Dback says

    Actually, last season (with the Japanese trickster spirit) was pretty convoluted and bad–“Teen Wolf” is on the verge of falling into the same pattern as “True Blood”: too many characters we don’t care about (and killing off the ones we do), and an increasingly difficult to follow mythology. “True Blood” can get away with its over-the-top absurdity due to its deep-South anything-can-happen backwoods setting; “Teen Wolf” is just getting ridiculous with the number of bodies and blood piling up–it’s a wonder most people haven’t stopped sending their kids to school and put their houses up for sale. It’s atmospheric as hell and well-acted, but I’m expecting Season 4 to start righting itself lest I bail, as I had to with “Being Human.”

  4. Jerry says

    1) I’m forty-five years old; I don’t watch MTV for ANYTHING.

    2) If you think I’m not going to rag on anyone for watching the now-What-Not-to-Wear-less TLC, you are sadly mistaken.

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