Beginning tonight at midnight, Showtime will be offering free service until April 4. When I scampered on over to the Showtime website I realized, they have some damned good shows. In my humble opinion, better than the HBO lineup. For those of you who either don’t already get Showtime, or don’t pay attention to it, please use this weekend as a chance for a few choice TVgasm picks that you may not be watching.
Our recommendations after the jump.Masters Of Horror – One hour stand alone movies written or directed by gurus of the horror genre. Nice to see what filmmakers used to 90 plus minutes for horror can do in only 60. For a complete list of writers and directors of season one, check out the imdb listing of the series.
Sleeper Cell – Best suspense on television since the first season of 24. Sleeper cell follows an FBI agent (who happens to be a Muslim) as he goes undercover in a sleeper cell located in LA in the weeks leading up to a terrorist attack.
Penn & Tellers Bullshit! – Skeptical magician (what’s plural for magician?) Penn & Teller de-bunk, de-face and otherwise destroy any and all potential bullshitters. From herbal remedies, to Mother Theresa and Gandhi (no joke), these two take on topics that by the end will have you questioning the world through laughter.
Huff – My favorite Showtime show (next to Sleeper Cell). Huff follows a umm… well it’s about a… kinda hard to explain. Long story short, well written, brilliantly cast and shockingly compelling. It begins its second season this Sunday night so there is a good chance of a Sunday mid-day marathon to get caught up.
The L-Word – I came for the girl on girl action, but I stayed for the drama. (please do not read that dirtier than it was intended)
I wonder if you have cable with InDemand, if the Showtime InDemand channel will be free as well (as it is for Showtime subscribers). If it is, I strongly recommend taking advantage of the weekend and watching the whole season of SLEEPER CELL (6 episode series), a few episodes of Masters of Horror, a few of Bullshit!, and season one of HUFF and call it a weekend.