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Thursday Watch List: The Great Pumpkin!

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    Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch at home while you stay at home and figure out your Halloween costume this year. Snooki? Too lame. That JetBlue attendant? Played out. Oh, oh! What about being an oil spill? Just cover yourself with oil and dead birds. Timely AND poignant. LET’S GO!

    IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN – 8:00PM (ABC) It’s the Halloween classic. And, thanks to the advent of DVR, you are now free to skip the part where Snoopy does LSD, pretends he’s a World War I pilot, gets shot down, and suddenly the whole special turns into an animated version of “Rescue Dawn.” Seriously, Charles Schultz. Just because you suffered from clinical depression doesn’t mean the rest of us have to. Don’t you think Linus grew up to be insane and was locked in a police car with his eyes rolling back into his head and muttering something about how he still thinks the Great Pumpkin is real? I do. ANTICIPATION: TREAT!

    SCARED SHREKLESS – 8:00PM (NBC) NBC counters the Great Pumpkin with this new special featuring Shrek and his friends telling spoooooooky ghost stories. All the original film voices are on hand, except for Eddie Murphy, who presumably won’t leave his house unless you pay him $20 million and line his walking path with daisy petals. Replacing Eddie as the voice of donkey will be SNL alum Dean Edwards. ANTICIPATION: OGRES ARE LIKE KIT KATS!

    PROJECT RUNWAY – 9:00PM (Lifetime) It’s Part 2 of the season finale, which means it’s the actual finale. Phew! And I saw from the teaser that they’re gonna bring all the old losers back, including Ivy. Booooooooooo. Ivy sucks. Anyway, before I prognosticate, how about Michael Costello having a nervous breakdown on camera last week? Man, was that brutal to watch. Turns out he was outed four years ago and his family shunned him, which is sad and awful. Even worse is that Michael thought he had to win it all to have any shot of his family accepting him, which is again sad and awful. Not as sad and awful as the collection he put out, but sad and awful just the same.

    Your three finalists are as follows: Gretchen, who we found out is dumped and broke. It almost made me like her, and then she went right back to being Gretchen again. The there’s Andy, who seems nice. And then there’s Mondo, who will win. They will say it was a hard decision tonight, but it won’t be. Mondo takes it home. Take it home, my little angel! ANTICIPATION: MONDO!

    REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS – 10:00PM (Bravo – an NBC/Universal network) The gals go to Vegas and take in a Jay-Z concert. Jay-Z also appears, almost certainly to his chagrin. ANTICIPATION: H TO THE OUSEWIFE!

    JERSEY SHORE – 10:00PM (MTV) The reunion. Because they’ve all been apart for so long! ANTICIPATION: TRASHY!