Saturday, August 4
Olympic Fun Fact: If the 302 gold medals that were made for the 2012 Olympics were made of solid gold, they would cost nearly $40 million dollars to make. The medals, which are 92.5% silver, 1.34 percent gold, and 6.16% copper, have an approximate value of $708 dollars each.
XXX Summer Olympics (NBC 8pm) From London. Swimming, finals: men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relays, women’s 50m freestyle; track and field, finals: women’s 100m, men’s long jump; beach volleyball, women’s: USA vs. Netherlands; diving: women’s springboard semifinal.
Enough with all the swimming already, when do we get to see the table tennis competitions?
UFC: Shogun vs. Vera (Fox 8pm) Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera; Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader; Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner; DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick. From Los Angeles. (Card subject to change)
For those of you who are tired of watching people not punching one another in the face, here is an alternative to the Olympics.
Sunday, August 5
The youngest of my offspring, BabyBint, turns one year old today.
Big Brother (CBS 8pm) The new head of household nominates two contestants to face elimination.
This was probably the wrong season to start following Big Brother… I can’t even be bothered to remember who people are on this show.
XXX Summer Olympics (NBC 8pm) From London. Gymnastics, finals: men’s floor exercise, men’s pommel horse, women’s vault; track and field, finals: men’s 100m, women’s 400m, women’s triple jump; diving: women’s springboard final; beach volleyball: quarterfinals.
This seems to be a popular… pose?… in men’s floor gymnastics. So watch for it.
The Glades (A&E 9pm) Jim and Jennifer travel to a remote island to investigate the murder of an $80 million lottery winner; Jim has increasing difficulty connecting with Callie in Atlanta.
I always thought Mr. Roarke looked kind of shifty.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E! 9pm) Kris is urged to go see her sick mother in San Diego; Kourt looks into water birth; Bruce checks into a sleep clinic.
As Creed from The Office said regarding water births, “Sounds like the tide at Omaha Beach.”
True Blood (HBO 9pm) Eric plots his escape; Sookie gets a clue about her parents’ murder; Andy and Jason search for leads; Alcide recalls his pack induction; Arlene is caught is Terry and Patrick’s crossfire; Steve gets a new pet.
Breaking Bad (AMC 10pm) Walt celebrates a birthday; Skyler contemplates her options; Walt and Jesse’s plan is complicated by an associate.
Like we don’t know that Skyler’s going to stick around and be all tense and judgmental and quiet, yet still enjoy the monetary benefits of Walt’s career.
Taboo (National Geographic Channel 10pm) Nontraditional weddings; a naked wedding in Jamaica; dog wedding; a young man kidnaps his bride.
That’s one way to start a marriage.
Strange Sex (TLC 10pm) Trent’s mission is to help childless couples get pregnant; he is a virgin with 15 kids.
Trent needs a) a girlfriend, and b) an excellent psychiatrist.
What will you be watching this weekend?