Somehow this coming week is December, which seems totally unbelievable for me except for the mountain of Thanksgiving delicacies I’ve eaten in the past two days and the Christmas tree I am repeatedly yelling at my cats to stop chewing on. Every five seconds. And I haven’t even put up the ornaments they like to knock off yet. But instead of my irritation with the feline half of the household, let’s focus on what fun things to watch on TV this week, if only because it might prevent me from killing said felines before Christmas.
The Walking Dead hits its midseason finale this week (Sunday 11/30 at 9/8c on AMC) and we’re anticipating tears, screaming, utter meltdowns. The cast and show runners have told us that this one’s a heartbreaker, so make sure you have a box of tissues and fortifying beverage of choice for this one.
Sleepy Hollow (Monday 12/1 at 10/9c on Fox) is the second half of the mid-season finale. Last week Ichabod and Abbie got the sword that is supposed to help them kill Molloch, but this week’s preview says someone must fall in the fight. Will it be one of the Witnesses? Or one of their team?
This week is the much awaited Arrow/Flash crossover takes place this week as a two-parter to keep us on tenterhooks. The Flash brings us into it (Tuesday 12/2 at 8/7c on CW) with the episode “The Flash vs. Arrow” and Arrow concludes it (Wednesday 12/3 at 8/7c on CW) with an episode titled “The Brave and the Bold.” The teasers are killing the entire staff of What’cha Reading and although some very promising TV this week, we’re thinking the Flash/Arrow crossover is the Must-See event.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Tuesday 12/2 at 9/8c on ABC) is almost to its fall finale as well. This show has been bringing the awesome week after week, so I have no idea what they’re going to do to top that, but this week Hyrda and S.H.I.E.L.D. are racing to discover the ancient city that might provide some answers for Coulson, Skye, and T.A.H.I.T.I. Oh yeah, and we’ve got theories about Skye’s dad, too, but I’ll expound on those when I do the AoS recap this week.
Sons of Anarchy (Tuesday 12/2 at 10/9c on FX) has only two episodes left until it’s over, so you know what Nancy’s going to be watching this week. When did Tuesday morph into Must-See-TV-Night, anyway?
And call me crazy, but I’m looking forward to Peter Pan LIVE! (Thursday 12/4 at 8/7c on NBC). Even if you couldn’t care less about Peter Pan or theater, you have to hand it to NBC and the actors involved–live productions are risky things (witness last year’s Sound of Music). And serious, Chris Walken as Captain Hook. That right there means it’s going to be spectacular.
We’re of course still invested in All Things Constantine (Friday 12/5 at 10/9c on NBC), and you’ll find most of the What’cha Reading crew on Twitter live tweeting during the show. And yes, many of us do play along with the Hellblazers drinking game. (I warn you, pick your beverage carefully since Charlie Halford has a tendency to choose words that appear about 20 times in an episode. Unless your tolerance is sky high, you don’t want to be doing shots for each word or you’ll probably die, and I’m pretty sure you don’t have Chas’s regenerative properties.) Find me on Twitter @julz91 so we can talk about our favorite “master of the dark arts”!
And if you’re preparing for all of your shows to be on hiatus for the next few months, Rosemary and Bob recommend Death Note (available on Netflix), an anime show about a teenager who finds a notebook that’s been put on earth by a supernatural being. But it’s no ordinary notebook (because of course it isn’t)—if you write someone’s name in it, that person will die. I can think of at least a few people whose names I would be writing down if I had a notebook, can’t you?
And that’s it for this week. Let me know in the comments if your favorite show is missing from my list, if you have theories on who Skye’s dad is, or if you want to get out your theories on the Flash/Arrow crossover. What’cha Watchin’ can’t exist in a vacuum…I want to know what you’re watching!