Monday, February 18, 2008

No, Really, My Dad's The Best!

One of the casualties of the WGA strike is the viewer, who has to put up with the likes of "My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad," in which various dads battle it out in an "American Gladiators"-meets-"Fear Factor" type format.

I'm not really sure if the winner will be the best dad in America so much as the one who can withstand the slime and complete all the physical tasks required of him.

It follows a "Deal Or No Deal" in which 13 of the 26 cases are now filled with $1 million. Given that the odds are now 50-50, how can someone not win $1 million?

All I can say is, the return of regular programming can't come soon enough.

MONDAY'S BEST BETS: "Prison Break" (Fox, 8 p.m.) wraps up its third season tonight as the gang tries yet another escape, followed by a new "Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles" at 9 p.m.

"October Road" (ABC, 10 p.m.) is all-new, following a two-hour "Dance War." CBS has new episodes of the awful "Welcome To The Captain," at 8:30 p.m. and the always-entertaining "Old Christine" at 9:30 p.m.

Allison goes deaf on "Medium" (NBC, 10 p.m.) Once again, if she's that good a psychic, wouldn't she see this coming?

On cable, "Kyle XY" and "Wildfire" are both new on ABC Family, beginning at 8 p.m., while Lewis Black hosts a special, "The Greatest Joke Ever Told," (History Channel, 9 p.m.) Hopefully, this isn't the Monty Python joke where everyone dies after hearing it.

Finally, my favorite frontiersman, Kit Carson, is the subject of "American Experience" (PBS, 9 p.m.)


zodin2008 said...

Thanks for the update on those reality shows - I will be watching the FOX duo and "Kyle XY".

Phillip, don't try to figure out a dumb show like "Medium", you'll hurt your head trying.

Jonathan said...

I don't remember the stand-up comic, but I do remember the bit very well about him driving in Los Angeles and seeing all of the closed "Psychic Reading" offices, and his question was the same as yours; wouldn't they know? Good stuff.

I'm just so glad new non-reality television will be back in a little less than a month. You must be too; no more posts about who's Dad is better or Dance Wars.