Do you like Robin Hood? Do you prefer the Erroll Flynn or Kevin Costner version….. or do you like Disney’s foxy rendition? Oh & Sean Connery played our thieving hero too Why do I ask? I’ll tell you after the JUMP………
I really hope they dramatize Saddam well.
The “big” news is the new show premiering tonight on TNT at 10pm. “Leverage” starring Timothy Hutton, (remember him from “Taps”) is a man on a mission. After the insurance company he worked for refused to pay for his terminally ill son’s treatments, he became a modern-day Robin Hood. He & his team of thieves & hackers take revenge against those who use power and wealth to victimize others, Fits right in with our current affairs, wouldn’t you say!This show combines wit & humor with just enough action & technology to make it sound like a winner to me. (but I liked “My Own Worst Enemy). It will move to it’s regular time slot, Tuesdays at 10pm on 12/9.
“The Amazing Race 13″ on CBS, has it’s season finale tonight at 8pm. (if the football game doesn’t go over, make a note of that if you are recording it). We are down to 3 teams, Tina & Ken (the split-up couple, because Ken just doesn’t think about Tina all the time, like she does), Andrew & Dan (the most unenthusiastic team to ever run this race & they bitch ALL THE TIME, at least Dan does), and Nick & Starr (brother & sister, who have come in first more times than any other team & don’t need to win because they have so many 1st place prizes). I’ll drop dead if Dandrew wins. But hofefully not before I see Phil smile one more time. (*sigh*). Remember, the 14th Season starts Feb. 15th on CBS.
HBO is airing Part #1 of it’s two-part biopic,”House of Saddam” at 9pm. It tells the dramatized version of Saddam Hussein’s life, from his rise to power in Iraq, in 1979, to his death, by hanging, in 2003. I have mixed feelings about this mini-series. Can director Alex Holmes, give us an unbiased version of this man’s life? Is this something we are ready to see, with the war still raging in Iraq? I’m not going to watch it. I will get the History Chhannel’s version for now.
“Dexter” only has 2 episodes left, with one airing tonight at 9pm on Showtime. This season, Dexter has hit his stride & so has this show. Every week it just gets better & better. Even Deb’s acting has improved. Last week, we were left hanging with Dexter, bound, gagged & locked in the trunk of the “skinner’s” car. There can only be bloodshed from here. Skinner this week & Miguel next week. What a finale that would be!
Let’s get to the schedule, shall we:
“Ty Pennington: Behind the Scenes” at 7pm. (special) We get to meet Ty’s family & check out who he hangs with. We also get to see some bloopers & then Ty delivers gifts to military families.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” at 8pm. (new)
“Desperate Housewives” at 9pm. (new)
“Brothers & Sisters” at 10pm. (new)
“Amazing Race” at 8pm. (season finale) We have a winner! (and it better not be Dandrew).
“Front of the Class” at 9pm. (special movie)
NBC has “Sunday Night Football” at 8pm. Washington Redskins @ Baltimore Ravens.
“BCS Selection Show” at 8pm. College Football “Bowl” game match-ups are announced.
“The Simpsons” at 8:30pm. (new)
“Family Guy” at 9pm. (repeat)
“American Dad” at 9:30pm. (repeat)
“Weird, True & Freaky” at 8pm.
“Untamed & Uncut” at 9pm. (new)
“Whale Wars” at 10pm. (repeat)
“The Girls Next Door” at 10pm. (new) Hef picks the 55th Anniversary Playmate.
“Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood” at 10:30pm. (new) Snoop babysits a sleep-over.
truTV has a “Cops” marathon on, starting at 8pm. (all repeats)
“Storm Chasers” at 8 & 9pm. (repeats)
“Storm chasers” at 10pm. (new)
“FN Challenge” at 8pm. (repeat) Holiday trees are trimmed entirely with edible ornaments & decorations.
“Holiday Extravaganza” at 9pm. (repeat) FN stars prepare their favorite holiday dishes. Bobby Flay & Alton Brown.
“House of Saddam” at 9pm. (new) Pt #1 of 2. Biopic of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein which covers his rise to power in 1979.
“70′s Fever” at 8pm. (new) The “ME” decade, from Watergate, Studio 54, to cocaine & the search for ‘Son of Sam’.
“History Rocks” at 10pm. (repeat) Pt #1 of 2. Jonestown, Elvis & Nixon, CB radios, muscle cars, Elton John & Styx.
“Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father” at 9pm. (new) Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne” quest to “bring a man back to life” resulted in this documentary about his murdered friend whose killer, an ex-lover, gave birth to their son Zachary while awaiting extradition for her crime.
“Journey to the Edge of the Universe” at 8pm. (new) Looking at our universe thru the largest telescope in the world.
“Naked Science” at 10pm. (new) Black holes.
“Brotherhood” at 8pm (new)
“Dexter” at 9pm. (new)
“Californication” at 10 & 10:30pm. (new)
STYLE has a new episode of “Ruby” on tonight at 8pm.
“Life as a Giant” at 8pm. (new) self-explanitory.
“Wealth Hunters” at 9pm. (new) People hunt down those who are unaware they are inheritants of dead peoples wills.
“Lottery Changed My Life” at 10pm. (repeat) Jackpot!!!
“The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice” at 8pm. (new) Dr. Carter is now a librarian (Noah Wyle) He’s got involved with a vampire!!
“Leverage” at 10pm. (series premiere) Modern day Robin Hood is stealing from the rich & giving to the poor. Right on target with the times, don’t ya think.
“Rock of Love Charm School with Sharon Osborne” at 9pm. (new) We are down to 4 and they’re making t-shirts.
I’m running late today, so there’s only two movies on my list tonight:
“Prancer” at 8pm. (1989)
“A Christmas Carol” at 10pm. (1984) George C. Scott
Oh & these two also:
“The Parent Trap” at 8pm. (1961) Haley Mills
“Pollyanna” at 10:15pm. (1960) Haley Mills
Ok, gotta go. You know what I’m watching tonight!