Don’t Forget the TV:


We talked themed breakfasts, movies, and stories, but TV shouldn’t be overlooked, either. Whether you want to scare yourself or have a laugh at the holiday’s expense, here are some ways to do so this week:

1. The Walking Dead [AMC] – After the end of the first season, I was skeptical this show could last. Zombies keep eating after all, and there’s only a limited supply of food. To my delight, the show started off with a [sad] bang, and the first two episodes are creepily captivating. It airs Sundays at 9 – a perfect Halloween-eve show!

2. Dexter [Showtime] – But here’s the royal conundrum: Dexter also airs Sundays at 9. This is a show I left for dead after a few disappointing seasons, but the current one [season 6] is one of the best so far. Suffice it to say that Miami Metro is up against some pretty creative religious fanatics. This show has some pretty violent imagery that gets seared in your memory. Makes me never want to go to Miami.

3. American Horror Story [FX] – I knew nothing about this show until a few days ago, when its episodes popped up on Hulu’s “Huluween” page. Written and produced by the guys who bring us Glee, this show attempts to juxtapose the horrors of real life with the horrors of the macabre. It does a pretty good job: Shaun has sworn it off, and I had trouble sleeping after the first episode. Tons of notable stars, too: Connie Britton [playing the polar opposite of Tammy Taylor], Dylan McDermott, Zachary Quinto, Denis O’Hare [Russell from True Blood]. Wednesdays at 10.

4. True Blood [HBO] – You’ve got to give this show an honorable mention on Halloween, although I abandoned it a few seasons ago. It’s pretty creepy and pretty campy – what more could you ask for? Oh yes, vampires. Saturdays at 10.

The following shows have [or will have] a halloween episode, many of which are already available on Hulu. Check them out, especially Community – it’s sure to get a ton of laughs.

  • Community 
  • The Office 
  • Parks & Recreation 
  • Louie 
  • How I Met your Mother 
  • The Simpsons
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Courtney grew up in Reading, PA, and has lived in New York City (where she earned a bachelor's degree at NYU), Prague, Philadelphia, and Charlottesville (where she received a J.D. from UVa Law). Courtney and her new husband will settle in Philadelphia following a six-week Euro-trip extravaganza in September of 2012. Courtney's interests include music, writing, criticism, fitness, travel, cooking, and sports. Please enjoy the blog. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/courtney-marello/1a/375/b30 Tumblr: http://abarrelofoddsandends.tumblr.com/

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4 Comments on “Don’t Forget the TV:”

  1. October 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    True Blood totally went downhill in my opinion. The acting is fine but I feel the story went sour.

    • October 29, 2011 at 7:24 am #

      It really did. I think they’re just trying to milk it for too long.

  2. October 29, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    What? I’m sorry. I’m watching the Food Network. (Don’t say it. I know.) Happy weekend!

    • October 29, 2011 at 7:24 am #

      If I had cable… I would watch Food Network ALL the time!

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