I Can Dig It!

1. Glee  Tuesday  9:28 p.m. (normally at 9 p.m.) on FOX

The phenomena known as Glee will finally return this Tuesday!!

The show is in the middle of its first season and has already premiered 13 episodes. Pretty much after its premiere, Glee has taken the television world by storm. After only 13 episodes, it had been nominated for four Golden Globes, one of which (Best TV Musical or Comedy) they won. The show also won a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as others.

If you are completely out of the loop, Glee is about a high school Spanish teacher, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), who tries to resurrect the school’s glee club to the fame it once held when he was in it as a student. The show includes musical numbers (even has CDs out) and features an enormous amount of talent – both acting and singing. (Special props to Jane Lynch who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester. Has to be the funniest lady on primetime TV!) The show deals with hot button issues as well, like teen pregnancy, handicapped people, as well as just being an “outcast.”

The show is funny, smart and just plain fun. The musical numbers are outstanding and will stay in your head for days, even weeks, after you hear them. Check below for a promo of what’s to come.

2. Human Target  Wednesday 8 p.m. on FOX

I’ve written about this show before when it was on its fourth episode, and this week marks the season finale of the show.

Human Target hasn’t captured viewers quite the way Glee or even Justified has, but I have enjoyed it every step of the way. The show has action, a handsome and charming male lead and various female, um, pursuits. Christopher Chance is the bodyguard, and he works with his “boss”, Winston, and Chance’s slightly off but always-comes-through friend Guerrero.

All season long, there have bene hints and moments that suggest that Chance isn’t his real name and it was even exposed that he used to be a hitman that worked under the allusion that “everyone deserved to die.” Then something happened – he fell in love with a woman he was supposed to kill – and when she was eventually killed anyway, he dedicated his life to protecting people.

The finale this week shows Chance’s past and helps explain why he is the way he is and why he decided to protect people instead of do what he was trained to. If the show is renewed for a second season (no word yet), it should be interesting to see what else they can create.

3. Modern Family  Wednesday 9 p.m. on ABC

Another show that has hit instant success in its first season, Modern Family features an array of what can only be described as THE dyfunctional family.

It casts Ed O’Neill (best known as Al Bundy on Married with Children) as family patriarch Jay Pritchett. Jay is married to (younger, Latin) Gloria and helps to raise Gloria’s young son, Manny. Jay has two kids, Claire and Mitchell. Claire is married to Phil, and they have 3 kids, Haley, Alex and Luke. Mitchell lives with his partner Cameron and their adopted daughter Lily.

Oh yeah, totally normal and not confusing whatsoever.

This week’s episode involves something that my family, as well as countless others, have experienced: an unruly basketball coach. (A coach that coaches young Manny and Luke.) He obviously upsets the parents, and when the coach up and quits, it causes tension between Jay and Phil as to who will take over.

Bonus? This week’s guest star (of whom the show has had many) is none other than Weeds star Justin Kirk!

As a fan of Weeds and of Kirk and of Modern Family, this seems like a perfect combination. Check out a sneak peek below (the man on the computer screen is Kirk) and watch this Wednesday and every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on ABC!

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3 Responses to I Can Dig It!

  1. Bait Shop Sam says:

    9:28 p.m.? Doesn’t this conflict with Idol?

  2. The Big L says:

    I got home last night and was amazed that on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine was, yes, Glee! Beatles, Stones, The Who … and now Glee? All I can say is, Wow.

  3. Rick Hancock says:

    As always good stuff! @ Bait Shop Fox needs as many hits as it can get. Idol is getting a little long in the tooth and isn’t the rating juggernaut it use to be. The network is very gleeful for Glee!

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