The start of a new week—the last week in January. Holy shitake mushrooms! Where did the time go? I was supposed to spend the weekend working on getting a house ready to sell, but I decided to be self-indulgent for once and enjoy my kid-free time at home by myself. I read some hilarious blogs, ate Oreos for brunch, and watched TV that I was behind on. (Yes, and missed my kids… I can’t help it. They’re loud, crazy, and messy, but they’re mine.) Now it’s time to settle in for some new TV before the week of early morning wake-ups for school and battles over hair brushings begin. Let’s see what you should be watching tonight…because we told you so. (Sorry. Missed using my Mom voice this weekend.)
Megan’s Choice #1
Tonight, I’ve decided to choose two things you should be watching. Why? Because I can. The first suggestion for tonight is the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. For those of you who love to look at sparkly dresses and gossip around the water cooler the next day about what everyone was wearing, who was seen with whom, and who had the best/worst acceptance speeches, I’ll be watching, too. These are the awards where actors vote on which of their peers should win. It’s nice to see them all getting along. This year, Dick Van Dyke will be receiving the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award—and rightfully so. He’s done a lot of amazing movies and television.
On tonight’s awards show, they’ll be celebrating the finest acting achievements and handing Dick Van Dyke his award for lifetime achievement.
To gasp and giggle over the event, tune into TBS and TNT at 8/7c.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
Tonight, BBC America kicks off a new series of specials called Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. Doctor Who has been around for an astonishing 50 years, and in that time, it has seen eleven different actors take on the role of The Doctor—each with his own personality and quirks. Each month, this new series will discuss one of the show’s first 11 Doctors—starting with the very first Doctor, played by William Hartnell. Each episode will also feature a story that includes that Doctor.
I have only been watching Doctor Who regularly since the 2005 revival series began with the introduction of Christopher Eccelston as the ninth doctor. Growing up, I remember seeing episodes on PBS featuring Tom Baker’s scarfed fourth Doctor. However, at the time, I thought the series was so strange and low budget. But after watching the new series for the past 7 years, I’m really interested in learning about the previous 8 Doctors and seeing what the show was like in its early years.
Tonight’s episode, “The First Doctor,” takes a look at the first doctor and includes the episode, “The Aztecs,” from 1964, starring William Hartnell as the Doctor. The TARDIS lands in 15th century Mexico, where Barbara is mistaken for a reincarnated goddess.
Check out the three-hour special tonight on BBC America starting at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Doctor Who @ Clicker.
I’ll also be watching/recording The Good Wife, The Mentalist, The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Downton Abbey, American Dad, Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off, and Shameless.
Megan’s Choice #2
My second choice for tonight is actually a TV movie: The Makeover, starring Julia Stiles and David Walton. This is definitely not my usual choice, but I’m a sucker for a good movie once in a while, especially if Julia Stiles is in it. I have loved her since she was in 10 Things I Hate About You and will honestly watch anything she’s in. (Except for illicit videos, which I don’t think she’d ever do—if she did, I don’t want to know about it. )
On tonight’s movie, to benefit her political agenda, an educational consultant (Julia Stiles) tries to transform a beer vendor (David Walton) into a gentleman and congressional candidate.
Pop some popcorn and tune into The Makeover tonight at 9/8c on ABC.
I will also be watching Iron Chef America and The Mentalist.