Irena Sendler: Then & Now
What does Anna Paquin have in common with this sweet, elderly woman? Find out after the jump…..
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendlar airs tonight on CBS at 9pm. It’s the heroic story of a young, polish woman who risked her own life to save 2,500 jewish children. Irena smuggled these children out of the Warsaw ghetto just before it’s demise. She found homes for them with Polish families & convents, giving them all Christian names & identities. After the war, she reunited as many of these children as she could with their real families. Anna Paquin portrays the young Irena who died last year at the age of 98.
The real Irena Sendler.
This is a night of touching tales of real life. Lifetime Movie Channel has The Natalee Holloway Story at 8pm. It’s based on the book written by Beth Holloway Twitty. She is the mother of Natalee, who disappeared in 2005 while on a school trip to Aruba. The focus is on Beth’s desparate search for her daughter when authorities failed to find any evidence of what happened to her.
Tracey Pollan plays Beth Holloway.
SCIFI has part #1 of the 2-part series Knights of Bloodsteel at 9pm. It’s the tale of medevil heroes, an outlaw, an elf wizard, a con man, a goblin & a bounty hunter who fight to protect a magic metal called Bloodsteel. It is the source of all magical power on the world and is slowly running out. The BIG star is Christopher Lloyd who portrays Tesselink, a venerable senior elf and accomplished master of bloodsteel sorcery. I’ve read that this mini-series lacks in continuity & is somewhat all over the place at times, but the battle scenes & special effects are great.
“I’m an ELF!”
Okay, let’s move on to more comical fare for the evening, shall we? There are a number of new shows premiering tonight.
FOX is adding a new animated series to it’s Sunday night cartoon line-up. Sit Down, Shut Up airs at 8:30pm, sandwiched between new episodes of The Simpsons & Family Guy. It’s all about Knob Haven High School & it’s faculty. Will Arnet & Jason Bateman lend their voices to the show. The early reviews say it sucks, but who’s to say. I think Family Guy sucks & it’s a huge success. Time will tell. Let me know what you think.
Hoping to “suck” like Family Guy.
For strictly superficial entertainment, NBC has The 58th Annual Miss USA Pageant starting at 7pm tonight. Billy Bush & Nadine Velazquez are the host for this big event held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The only difference I see between this & the Miss America pageant is there is no ‘talent’ here. The girls are prettier too & I think they have implants. Kevin Rudoff & The Veronicas are the entertainment part. Oh yeh, Perez Hilton is one of the judges. WTF does that tell ya!
My Pick to Win…. just because I LOVE this promo pic!
The Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels Reunion is on VH1 at 9pm. We get to see all the skanks back in one room together. I can’t wait to see the Big-Boobed Blonde Bitches again, especially Ashley, who was the one who should have rocked Bret’s world! I wonder if she’s still living with that tattoo’d freak who spawned her kid? I hope Taya’s been dumped already…. ‘scuse me.. *puke*…
Hey! Who put Ashley in the back?!
There is just soooo much going on tonight. What’s next on the “must watch” list?
Season 8 of Law & Order: Criminal Intent is FINALLY here! It airs tonight on USA at 9pm. The gang is all back, except the last four episodes of the season will have Det. Eames doing double time. Julianne Nickolson will go on maternity leave & Kathryn Erbe will alternate between her current partner, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Nicholson’s new partner, Jeff Goldblum. This is my favorite of the L & O shows & I’m glad to be seeing NEW episodes. Yay!
One more premiere….. TLC has Cake Boss at 10pm. Buddy Valastro is top baker at the family-run bakery in Hoboken, NJ. He’s competed on the Food Network’s Challenge competitions & now he has his own reality-based show. In the opener, we get to follow him around as he prepares for a photo spread of wedding cakes for Brides Magazine. I’m sure this is wholesome viewing.
“Ha! I’ll show that “Ace of Cake” dude how to make cake.”
Comedy Central is airing Ron White: Behavioral Problems at 9pm. Of the four from the “Blue Collar Tour”, Ron is my least favorite. I think he’s an asshole, but that would probably make him happy. He’s this generation’s version of Dean Martin, with a drink in his hand at all times. He reminds me of some of my old customers. I’d just shut ‘em off & throw ‘em out. With him, I can just switch the channel. Wish I could have done that at the bar. Much easier!
Can’t blow smoke up MY ass Ron.
Now my favorites for Sunday night, starting with AMC’s Breaking Bad at 10pm. I can’t say it enough:”The BEST show on television.” If you can’t catch it on sunday nights, it airs all week long, at different times, on AMC. The world of Walt & Jesse is intense. You just never know what will happen next. That’s what makes it so good, it’s totally unpredictable.
Jesse, my new hero.
Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice comes on at 9pm, right after Miss USA is crowned (Go Kentucky!). They left us last week with a cliffhanger. The teams have to auction off Ivanka Trump’s line of jewerly for charity. I’m sure Joan Rivers will bitch the whole two-hours about how everyone is picking on her brilliant daughter. Oh that’s right, Joan’s project manager this week, maybe she’ll get fired. I doubt it though, she’s ‘good’ TV.
The “eyes & ears” of Donald Trump this week.
The Amazing Race: 14 on CBS at 8pm, goes to China. The promos have been teasing us about a melt-down with mama’s boy, Luke. He gets in a shoving match with Kisha at the clue box, calling her a ‘bitch’. The feud continues at another clue box. I’m still on Team Victor &Tammy. Here’s hoping they come in first again!
A “PHIL” Moment.
A new episode of The Tudors is on Showtime at 9pm. Christmas is right around the corner & the King is busy making amends with both of his daughters while trying to make a boy heir. He also breaks all his promises to the Catholic leaders for quelling the revolution. I’m sure he’ll have to take another wife before the season ends.
“I wonder where that damn eye rolled off to?”
I think that’s it for tonight. There is just wy too much TV on Sunday. It makes my ass twitch! Hope you all find something you like. Ratings come out on Wednesday. See you then.
…..one more thing….
Zombie Strippers is on SPIKETV at 10pm tonight. This is my ‘movie pick’ of the week.