Agent Carter, the show that has the entire What’cha Reading crew in its thrall, is a rerun this week—thanks, President Obama (no seriously, I’m pretty sure we can blame this on the State of the Union Address). But fear not, we’ve got plenty of things for you to watch including the return of two other staff favorites from hiatus.
Galavant (Sunday 1/18 at 8/7c on ABC) continues the insanity this week with guest stars Weird Al and Ricky Gervais, and if they are half as funny as Hugh Bonneville was as the pirate king last week, I will be rolling on the floor. And come on, it’s Weird Al and Ricky Gervais, there is zero chance they’re not going to be funny as hell. We’ve got one more week of this show, so get in while you can!
Downton Abbey (Sunday 1/18 at 9/8c on PBS) has Lady Mary living on the edge (for 1924 female nobility) by taking a lover, and things are not looking good for Mr. Bates as the police have an eyewitness to the murder of Lord Gillingham’s valet. I know, it all sounds terribly British and boring if you’re not a fan of period dramas, but I am and I will be watching with knitting and tea close at hand.
Shameless (Sunday 1/18 at 9/8c on Showtime) is earning props from Nancy and Avery—Avery’s catching up on last season on demand, while Nancy says “last season was emotionally wrenching so I’m hoping this one is little heavier on the funny.” It’s got William H. Macy in it, how are they not milking that for all the funny it’s worth?
Jane The Virgin (Monday 1/19 at 9/8c on CW) has captured Nancy’s interest/become her new obsession. As she says, “It’s affectionate send up of telenovelas is adorable and it is amazingly well acted and well written. It’s flawless entertainment and a great change of pace.” I think I’m going to have to watch back eps as well to catch up—I do love a spin on a telenovela.
Sleepy Hollow (Monday 1/19 at 9/8c on Fox) had me at its TV Guide description this week: “The strange death of an art restorer at a party for the Sleepy Hollow Historical Society sparks Ichabod and Katrina’s memories of their old friend Abigail Adams. Meanwhile, the police precinct has a surprise visitor.” I get my favorite Founding Mother and possibly some Sheriff Reyes? Yes the whole way around!
The Flash (Tuesday 1/20 at 8/7c on CW) is back from hiatus, featuring Captain Cold and Heat Wave this week and the fallout from Barry’s battle with Reverse Flash. You know how much we all love this one, we sing its praises every week, why aren’t you watching it yet?
Arrow (Wednesday 1/21 at 8/7c on CW) also returns this week. With the Arrow missing in action following the midseason finale, how are things going to shake out? Again, you know how we feel about this one. I’ve written volumes about it. Watch it.
Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (Friday 1/23 at 8/7c on CMT) caught Juan’s eye last week. Here’s his description: “Apparently, Stone Cold built a grueling obstacle course on his Texas ranch where he makes elite athletes run through in the brutal desert heat. He’s made his own Hunger Games.” Somebody please tell me there’s a cornucopia involved?
Constantine (Friday 1/23 at 8/7c on NBC) is set in Brooklyn this week. I am ecstatic about this and saddened by the thought that they were filming here and I didn’t
stalk the set find the filming location get to see them film! Hellblazers, keep on keeping on with the #SaveConstantine crusade! Meet you on Twitter for the drinking game!
That’s what we’re watching this week, let us know what you’re watching in the comments!