February is the coldest month of the year so thank goodness there’s some red hot television coming your way!
Let’s bitch it out…
Nothing makes us want to hunker down and ride out the winter quite as much as the month of February (especially after all of this Winter Vortex nonsense. Seriously, who peed in Mother Nature’s cornflakes?). With your hibernation priorities in mind, here’s how the month is shaping up in terms of TV coverage (and yes, we’re scared at how much NBC content we’re covering, too):
The Walking Dead S4B
- Where did we leave off? After The Governor’s latest attack (and Hershel’s death – RIP), the prison group has scattered to the wind.
- Why should you care? One of our most pressing questions is what has happened to baby Judith (remember she disappeared during the riot). Could she be the next zombie child on the AMC series?
- Who’s covering it? TVAngie is ready to dissect the next round of carnage.
- Returns: Sunday, Feb 9 at 9pm EST on AMC
- What’s it about? Aliens
invadeland on earth and send their supernaturally hot progeny to HS (they escaped a dying planet for this?!). As expected tensions between the species run hot and – even more expectedly since this is The CW – a high school girl falls in love with one of the aliens.
- Who’s in it? Our human/alien Romeo and Juliet are portrayed by 90210‘s Matt Lanter (sporting a truly atrocious haircut) and Friday Night Lights alum Aimee Teegarden (who by the looks of the previews needs to eat a sandwich ASAP).
- Why should you care? For the political allegory about race relations in the US. Nah, we’re just kidding. Come for the 20 something actors playing high schoolers and stay for The Vampire Diaries‘ cast-offs (including Grey Damon and Malese Jow).
- Who’s covering it? couchpotato is looking forward to all of the teen/alien drama.
- Debuts: Monday, Feb 17 at 8pm EST on The CW
About A Boy S1
- What’s it about? A TV adaptation of Nick Hornsby’s beloved book about a man-child who bonds with his neighbour’s son and learns to grow up (there’s also a Hugh Grant film if that sounds familiar).
- Who’s in it? Minnie Driver is the mom and the man-child is played by “I’ve seen that guy before”, David Walton. The show was created by the multi-talented Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Roswell)
- Why should you care? Walton is over-due for a hit after successful stints on New Girl and the criminally underseen Bent (find it, watch it, love it). The series is also the first regular TV gig for Driver since 2008’s The Riches (umm…don’t find it or watch it). Katims in general knows good TV.
- Who’s covering it? caitlyndvrslayer is back and ready for laughs, tears and childish antics.
- Debuts: Saturday, Feb 22 (after the Olympics) on NBC
- Where did we leave off? Liv’s mom is actually evil and outside the White House. Jake seized control of B613. Quinn is working for B613. Sally killed her husband. So nothing too earth shattering…
- Why should you care? This show has completely broken out in S3 in all the right ways. It’s the watercooler show, so unless you plan to be ostracized by everyone, you need to watch what happens next. Plus it’s great fun laughing at the costume department’s attempts to hide Kerry Washington’s real life pregnancy behind increasingly large coats.
- Who’s covering it? Gladiator couchpotato is ready to rejoin Pope & associates.
- Returns: Thursday, Feb 27 at 10pm EST on ABC
- Where did we leave off? Hannibal Lecter framed Will Graham for the Chesapeake murders, leading to Will’s arrest and imprisonment in a maximum security psychiatric facility. You can almost smell the fava beans.
- Why should you care? Ummm…only because it was the best show of 2013. Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy are doing career best work as Lecter and Graham and the mise-en-scene is breathtakingly macabre and gorgeous. You just may want to refrain from eating while watching.
- Who’s covering it? cinephilactic is counting down the days.
- Returns: Friday, Feb 28 at 10pm EST on NBC
All of this in addition to a few season finales (Sherlock concludes series 3 on Feb 2, 10pm EST PBS; Lost Girl finishes up S4 on Feb 16, 10pm EST Showcase) and our regular coverage including Bitten, Teen Wolf, Justified, The Originals, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and Grimm (which returns Feb 28, 9pm EST NBC)
Will you watch with us?