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Nightfly lists his preferred picks from primetime TV and the world of entertainment.
TV Week in Review (week of 4/22/12)
This Week in Review entry is extra noteworthy in that without designing or intending it (I promise), every single category listed - including Guest Star of the Week and Music Video of the Week - tops out with ties. My sitcoms section sports a three-way tie (ultra-rare for that category). Adding to the interesting situation is the fact that my Guest Star of the Week honoree actually tied with herself. Yay, Felicia Day! She rocked outstanding guest performances on two of my favorite sci-fi shows, Eureka and Supernatural. Don't watch the Syfy Eureka clip (below) if you haven't yet seen the episode (spoiler alert).
In this unusual edition, so filled with tied honorees, The CW owned my hour-long scripted list tying for first position with itself, it also claimed half of my Guest Star of the Week honor via Day. FOX made my Top 7 scripted-hour list earning two spots and it shares top honors (with HBO and ABC) in my Outstanding Sitcom category as well. NBC is the only net to double place on my main Sitcoms list, and, it's also one of the two genealogy-oriented Reality shows dominating that category. Thanks to Punk'd, MTV is the only network to slot twice on my Reality Shows list (I'm really enjoying this new season with different hosts each week).
I found a decent Summer-long list of upcoming premieres and finales I thought you might want to check out here, unfortunately for me, it'll mostly be a week filled with finales.
Now with that business out of the way, onto my preferred picks from last week's primetime TV lineup... * Warning: videos below may contain spoilers and/or mature content not suitable for all ages *
* GetGlue members who're also fans of The Used should check-in here to unlock a new sticker in support of their upcoming tour. And I only today (4/30) discovered there's a "Honestly" sticker available for checking-in to Hot Chelle Rae's page here, and, one for the debut of The Wanted's special edition EP here.
Fave *New* Webisodes of the Week: [3-way tie] The Guild - (S5, Ep.3) "Megagame-O-Ramacon!" [Runtime 9.19] Silverwood - (Ep.2) "The Last Encounter" [Runtime 14.22] [TV-PG] Super Power Beat Down with Marisha Ray - (Ep.2) "Darth Vader vs. Gandalf" [Runtime 9.26]
Runners Up: [tie] The Kids in the Hall - "Things To Do" [Runtime 4.42] No Regrets - (Ep.2) "Anger Management" [Runtime 7.40] --------------------------------------------------------------------- * Favorite Teen Shows *
Trivia Question of the Week: Last week's episode of The Big Bang Theory feautured TableTop host Wil Wheaton as a guest star. TableTop is a webseries that appears on which YouTube channel? [Hint: Felicia Day runs it.]
Current Medal Standing: avengingtitan: Dragavon: misac: Psivage: ThirtyFiveMinutesAgo: BlueStreak: GOSD: GLX: AMS: Fintan: nietoperz: Punchy:
Last week's total hours viewed held roughly steady with the week before clocking in with a final total of fifty-two. Twenty-eight hours went to watching scripted hour-long shows, just nine were dedicated to scripted half-hour fare, with "reality" programs earning fifteen hours of my time. The only show I accidentally missed was CMT's The Singing Bee (its second episode of this new season).
The handful of new clips hitting the web last week that engaged my attention most amounted to three film trailers, a TV preview for TNT's summer relaunch of Dallas and a new character profile featurette from Marvel's The Avengers.
My first film clip featured is actually age restricted despite its lead actress being only fifteen years old. Chloë Grace Moretz (and Blake Lively) lead a cast that includes Alec Baldwin in the shoot 'em up thriller, Hick, blasting into theaters May 11th.