ON STEPHEN COLBERT TONIGHT: Aaron Sorkin stops by to talk about “The Social Network.” 1130pm – Comedy Central
MODERN FAMILY: “The Kiss” was a softer episode that focused on Mitchell’s dislike of PDA and Cameron trying to patient and understanding. We learned that it’s because Jay was not physically affectionate with his kids – because HIS father wasn’t affectionate with him. To every season, turn, turn, turn. While some media folks built up this episode because of a sweet kiss Cam and Mitch shared, it was also the first time we’ve seen Jay and Gloria kiss on the show. The moments were lovely and I loved when Jay finally gave Mitchell a kiss after Gloria chided him with “Jay, kees your son, he’s a mess!” and then after Jay kissed Mitchell, Mitchell gave Cam a kiss. Nicely done and not as crazy and revolutionary as many in the media had built it up to be.
COUGAR TOWN: I think I’m in the minority here but last night’s episode creeped me out with Courteney Cox’s character clinging for dear life to her son Travis as he’s about to go off to college. I’ve watched enough episodes of the show to know they’re close but some of the stuff in last night’s episode was icky. The moment that did make me laugh: the group miming blowing out their brains in unison.
DEXTER: I realized I haven’t talked about the season premiere which I thought was strong for the most part. At first, I didn’t buy Dexter killing the rude guy in the bathroom of the shack/store but that led to his emotional breakdown about Rita. Something about that scene didn’t quite flow correctly though. I’m also not sure of Quinn and Deb hooking up so it’ll be interesting to see where they try to take that story. I liked how Dexter was in shock for awhile after the police came to get Rita’s body and the investigation began. I think everyone had a SIX FEET UNDER flashback watching Dexter in a funeral home, this time on the other side of planning a funeral. I loved the funeral scene, complete with everyone growing more anxious when Dexter was late. His eulogy was touching and heartfelt, another sign of Dexter’s emotional evolution even though he remains true to his dark side. I’m wondering how baby Harrison will remain in the story with Dexter back to his killing ways. And I’m really looking forward to seeing what Peter Weller’s character is all about. I know DEXTER is too dark for some of you but I’m still liking it a lot because of Michael C. Hall. His performance is mesmerizing. DEXTER airs Sunday nights at 9pm on Showtime.
UNDERCOVERS: The second episode was underwhelming. It’s a nice light caper show but there’s not much there to make me go back for more.
TERRIERS: What a show!! “Flustercluck” was another terrific episode that layered a little more story onto the one crafted in the pilot. Donal Logue is doing incredible work (as usual) and now his real-life sister has joined the show as his mentally unstable sister Stef. Most people are used to seeing Logue in lighter roles but he brings considerable depth to the role of Hank, as he and Britt try to make money while also trying to find out who killed his friend Mickey. Jon Worley wrote the episode and what made my jaw drop was the end of the episode when there was a turn of events that put Hank and Britt in real jeopardy with the law because there will be repercussions when the body is made public. That’s all I’ll say for now. If you haven’t seen the show yet, go watch the first three episodes on Hulu.com right now. This fourth episode will go online in about a week. I’ve already had several readers tell me how much they love this show but the show still needs more viewers. If you like great dramatic storytelling, watch TERRIERS.
HUMAN TARGET SCHEDULE CHANGE: The show was originally scheduled to return tomorrow (October 1) but FOX has changed their plan: look for the show to return Wednesday November 17 at 8pm.
EARLY HEADS UP FOR THE WEEKEND: Friday night: New editions of THE SOUP and REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER. Saturday night: Bryan Cranston hosts SNL with musical guest Kanye West. Sunday night: AMERICAN DAD and CSI: MIAMI have their season premieres. New episodes of MAD MEN and RUBICON air as well as new episodes of all broadcast network shows.
TODAY’S SURF WRITTEN WHILE LISTENING TO: A history of rap from Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon from last night’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON:
I’ll be watching COMMUNITY, 30 ROCK, FRINGE and DVR-ing THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, NIKITA and maybe watch THE OFFICE online tomorrow. My heart belongs to FX at 10pm with SUNNY and THE LEAGUE.
ABC: 8:00 p.m. My Generation 9:00 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy 10:00 p.m. Private Practice
I’m planning to watch MY GENERATION tomorrow (online) to see if the second episode improves on the pilot.
CBS: 8:00 p.m. The Big Bang Theory 8:30 p.m. $#*! My Dad Says 9:00 p.m. CSI 10:00 p.m. The Mentalist
NBC: 8:00 p.m. Community 8:30 p.m. 30 Rock 9:00 p.m. The Office 9:30 p.m. Outsourced 10:00 p.m. The Apprentice
Drew Carey and Rob Corddry guest on COMMUNITY as Jeff’s former law buddies.
30 ROCK: Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, Sherri Shepherd, Brian Williams and Kelly O’Donnell guest star in tonight’s episode.
THE OFFICE: Michael starts his mandatory counseling with Toby.
OUTSOURCED: When he’s ordered to fire someone, Todd tries to hatch a plan to save the staff.
FOX: 8:00 p.m. Bones 9:00 p.m. Fringe
THE CW: 8:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries 9:00 p.m. Nikita
Bravo: 10pm: Watch What Happens: Tina Fey is Andy Cohen’s guest tonight.
FX: 10pm: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 1030pm: The League
That’s a wrap for now.