What To Watch – Monday, March 26, 2018

Season finales, series premieres, all new episode of your favorite shows —  tonight has it all!!

Our Top Pick To Watch is the season finale of The Alienist (yes, we are so very far behind on recaps, sorry!). Also bowing out is the freshman drama, The Good Doctor. Making its series premiere tonight is AMC’s newest thriller drama, The Terror (2 hour series premiere) which we’ll be watching once Alienist ends.  Elsewhere, we’re watching Good Girls and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. 

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What To Watch – Monday, March 19, 2018

The Alienist gut punched viewers last week with a notable character death so expect the fall out to really hit home tonight in this, the penultimate episode of the season and our Top Pick To Watch Tonight! Elsewhere, new Good Girls and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow lead our What To Watch pack with The Good Doctor and Scorpion as suitable runners-up.

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What To Watch – Monday, March 12, 2018

The Alienist, Good Girls, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, these are things to make Monday a little better. Plus, because we have run out of ideas, you can now watch BOTH The Voice and American Idol … in 2018. At the same time.  What is even happening in this world?!?

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What To Watch – Monday, February 26, 2018

Our long national nightmare of the Winter Olympics is over and our regular programming can now continue. Like the first signs of Spring, all of TV is returning to new episodes this week.  The Alienist, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the series premiere of Good Girls are our Top Picks To Watch Tonight with The Alienist being the most important of all of them!

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What To Watch – Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday nights aren’t the same with new The Brave on but we must, we will, soldier on.  We still have a new episode of our current fave psychological thriller, The Alienist (make sure you have read our latest deep dive recap of last week’s episode before you watch tonight), as well as new episodes of Supergirl, Scorpion and The Good Doctor.  Out of the norm, we are looking at a documentary on Silk Road (of Dark Web fame). All in all, a fun filled night of TV.

I’d be remiss not to mention the fact that the Winter Olympics begin on Thursday and so expect lots of coverage on that from us (we love the Olympics) and in fact, NBC is doing a preview hour of the Americans to watch at the games, but, as we have other things we’d rather watch tonight at 10, it didn’t make our recommend list.

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What To Watch – Monday, January 22, 2018

Tonight, The Brave begins its two part season finale (renew this show NBC!!). Elsewhere, plenty of new TV with the series premieres of The Alienist and The Resident. Also, new Supergirl, Scorpion and The Good Doctor.  So much to watch!!!

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What To Watch – Monday, January 15, 2018

The Brave returns with another new episode tonight; prepare for some fallout from last week’s daring rescue of Jaz.  Elsewhere, the epic Season 1 finale of The Gifted (2 hours worth!)’ the return of Supergirl from hiatus and new episodes of The Good Doctor and Scorpion.

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What To Watch – Monday, January 8, 2018

Some of our favorite Monday shows are still on hiatus but not our most favorite new show, The Brave. The Brave returns tonight to pick up right after the fall finale and Jaz’s abduction.    Also new, The Good Doctor.

Last advice for the day, Roll Tide!!

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Best New Shows of the 2017-18 Season

The end of the year is a great time to take stock of where we are.  Today, I’m letting you know my top new shows of the Fall television season. These shows are weekly installment shows (distinguished from “binge” shows where an entire season is made available at once a la Netflix or Hulu). Why differentiate?  Because, at least for me anyway, I watch “binge” shows very differently from weeklies and the characteristics and criteria for what makes them great isn’t necessarily the same in the two categories.

Anyhoo, read on and let me know what you think.  There are a couple of “obvious” choices here that you’ll see on other critics lists.  There are several that I am sure you will not.  But, hey, I’m me and this is my world so step inside my thinking a bit.  Leave your thoughts and choices in the comments.  I love discussing TV and why you think something is great … or not.

Without further ado, the Best New Show of the Fall Season is …

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What To Watch – Monday, December 4, 2017

Tonight on Supergirl, World Killer, Reign, makes her official, fully costumed, debut and she looks kind of badass.  Also, we have new The Gifted, new The Good Doctor and new Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comic Books. So, lots of fun stuff to watch on Monday nights!  Enjoy the new while you can as mid-season finales begin this week!

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