Muruch’s Fall 2017 TV Schedule

Muruch’s Winter 2017 TV Schedule

Day / Time (EST) TV Show Network
Mon / 8pm Supergirl CW
Mon / 9pm Marvel’s The Gifted* Fox
Tues / 8pm The Middle ABC
Tues / 8pm The Flash CW
Tues / 8:30pm Fresh Off the Boat ABC
Tues / 9pm Blackish ABC
Tues / 9pm Legends of Tomorrow CW
Tues/ 9:30pm Brooklyn Nine Nine FOX
Tues / 10pm Queen Sugar OWN
Wed / 8pm Riverdale CW
Wed / 8pm The Goldbergs ABC
Thurs / 8pm Grey’s Anatomy ABC
Thurs / 8pm Arrow CW
Thurs / 9pm Scandal ABC
Thurs / 10pm How to Get Away With Murder ABC
Thurs / 10pm This is Us NBC
Thurs / 10pm Chicago Fire NBC
Fri / 10pm Blindspot ABC
Sat/ 9pm Dirk Gently BBC America
Sun/ 9pm Madam Secretary CBS
Sun/ 9pm Good Behavior TNT
Sun/ 9:30pm Last Man on Earth FOX

Netflix:
Portlandia
Stranger Things
The Crown
Schitt’s Creek
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Hulu:
Marvel’s The Runaways
Moone Boy
The Path

CBS All Access:
The Good Fight*
Star Trek: Discovery*


*New TV Shows, check back in coming weeks to see if they make the cut.

Shows I’ll watch when they return:
Angie Tribeca (TBS)
Atlanta (FX)
Billy on the Street (?)
Chicago Med (NBC)
Code Black (CBS)
Doctor Who (BBC America/PBS)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Legion (Fox)
Timeless (NBC)
Victoria (PBS)



Muruch’s Spring 2016 TV Schedule

Hulu Shows
Moone Boy
Drunk History
Difficult People
Complete Works

Netflix Shows
Documentary Now
Portlandia
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Bloodline

Day / Time (EST) TV Show Network
Mon / 8pm Big Bang Theory CBS
Mon / 8:30pm Supergirl CBS
Tues / 8pm The Flash CW
Tues / 10pm Chicago Fire NBC
Tues / 10pm The People vs. OJ Simpson FX
Wed / 8pm Arrow CW
Wed / 8pm The Middle ABC
Wed / 8:30pm The Goldbergs ABC
Wed / 10pm Nashville ABC
Thurs / 8pm Grey’s Anatomy ABC
Thurs / 8pm Legends of Tomorrow CW
Thurs / 10pm Scandal ABC
Thurs / 10pm Baskets FX
Sun/ 8pm Madam Secretary CBS
Sun/ 8:30pm Brooklyn Nine Nine FOX
Sun/ 9pm The Good Wife CBS
Sun/ 9:30pm Last Man on Earth FOX
Sun/ 10pm Quantico ABC

 

 

M-F Shows, Depending on Guests:
Wendy Williams (Various, Syndication)
The View (11am, ABC)
CBS This Morning (7-9am, CBS)
Jimmy Fallon (11:30pm, NBC)

Shows I’ll Watch When They Return:
Billy on the Street
Doctor Who

Code Black
How to Get Away with Murder



Fave TV Comedy #1: Billy on the Street

We in the Muruch household have been meaning to post about our two fave tv comedies: Billy on the Street and Drunk History.

Billy on the Street began on Funny or Die and now airs on the Fuse channel. The show follows comedian Billy Eichner as he runs through the streets of NYC shouting and playing bizarre pop culture games with often confused bystanders and occasional guest celebrities.

My three fave scenes were 1) Billy’s rant about Cameron Diaz, in which he yells for her “to ruin more things!” 2) his “Lana Del Race for the Cure,” featuring several sleepy, disoriented models in Lana Del Ray costumes and 3) his “John Mayer or Pepé Le Pew?” game with Olivia Wilde…


Friday Night Lights: Season 5 Premiere Tonight!

The new season of Friday Night Lights will air tonight on NBC at 8pm EST! I’ve raved about the show here every year since its first season (click on the link for more info about the show), and it was my #3 show of the last decade.

I must admit I lost some of my enthusiasm last season due to the absence of many of the original characters, but Coach Taylor and his wife continued to be the heart of the show. Friday Night Lights is still the best drama on television and I’m excited for its return.

Sadly, NBC has said this will be the show’s final season. If you appreciate brilliant writing, acting, and direction, you should watch it.

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DVD: Lark Rise To Candleford

Lark Rise To Candleford is my new favorite television series. I’ve so far watched three of the British drama’s four seasons and I grow to love the show more with each episode. Very much like Cranford in its period setting and genteel mood, Lark Rise To Candleford is based on Flora Thompson’s autobiographical novels. Set in the English countryside in the nineteenth century, the series focuses on the inhabitants of a small hamlet called Lark Rise and its neighboring market town Candleford.

The series is narrated by and initially follows young Laura Timmins (Olivia Hallinan) from her family’s humble home in Lark Rise to live and work with her cousin Dorcas Lane (Julia Sawalha of Absolutely Fabulous) in bustling Candleford’s post office. Yet the strength of the series lies in the depths and humors of its many other characters.

Candleford buzzes around independent and meddling Postmistress Dorcas, hilariously devout Postman Thomas Brown (Mark Heap, whose performance is reminiscent of Father Ted‘s Dougal) and the snooty spinster seamstress Pratt sisters (Matilda Ziegler and Victoria Hamilton), while in nearby Lark Rise we find drunken curmudgeon Twister (Karl Johnson) and his beloved wife Queenie (Linda Bassett), amiable, oft pregnant and always debt-ridden Caroline Arless (The Vicar of Dibley‘s Dawn French) and Laura’s hardworking and big-hearted parents, proud mason Robert (Downtown Abbey‘s Brendan Coyle) and longsuffering Emma (Cranford‘s Claudie Blakley). Each season brings a new character or two into town to shake things up, but it’s the residents of Lark Rise and Candleford that pull you in.

The beautiful setting, artful direction, warmhearted writing and brilliant acting of Lark Rise To Candleford make me miss that idyllic fictional world and its lovable inhabitants so much when I finish an episode that I can’t wait to return.

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