I didn’t get a white Christmas, but I am getting a white Valentine’s Day! There’s something romantic and cozy about snow on Valentine’s. Fireplaces, chocolate fondue, Netflix and chill.
However, I’m doing none of that. Just on my third cup of coffee, watching the snow fall, and writing to you all! (Unintentional V. Day rhyme.)
There is so much TV happening this week, that I felt I needed to roll this out a day early. Here we go…
What I’m most excited for this week: 11.22.63 on Hulu. The 8-part miniseries, based on Stephen King’s 2011 bestseller, starts this Monday. I’m always on the fence with James Franco (sometimes he’s brilliant, sometimes he could care less), but the promos are intriguing, and as you know, I’ll always support J.J. Abrams.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards airs Monday at 8/7c on CBS. I’m guessing T-Swift is going to clean up for 1989. I’m a little out of the loop with the other categories–I’m familiar with the names, but haven’t heard their albums this year. Looking at the list, I realized there used to be a time when I knew what was going on with almost every genre, but that time seems to have passed. It should be a good show, though, and always promises interesting performances.
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows is for all the TV geeks out there. The casts of Friends, Will & Grace, Frasier, Wings, Cheers, The Big Bang Theory, and more, celebrate this director on NBC next Sunday at 9/8c. (We’re all really here for the Friends reunion, right??)
Music lovers will appreciate Carole King: Natural Woman on PBS this Friday at 9/8c. I discovered the brilliant Tapestry in college, after seeing the musical featuring songs from that album. I immediately bought it and it is still one of my favorite albums–it holds up so well. This documentary should be an interesting look at her life and career.
Finally, there are so many returning shows this week! Here’s a cheat sheet to keep track.
Monday: Better Call Saul on AMC.
Wednesday: Survivor: Kaoh Rong (will it never die?!) on CBS, those adorable Property Brothers on HGTV, and Broad City on Comedy Central.
Thursday: Vikings on the History Channel.
Sunday: Girls and Togetherness on HBO.
If you feel like it’s hard to keep up, I’m right there with you. It’s only mid-February…we haven’t even gotten to Game of Thrones, Daredevil, or Outlander yet! #toomuchTV