The Week Ahead: March 15 – 21 2010

The Week Ahead: March 15 – 21 2010

Exciting week!  Quite a few interesting things…and you thought you’d be bored. 😉

Monday, March 15

New episodes of Chuck, House and 24

Tuesday, March 16

New episodes of American Idol, Lost, Flashforward (recap) and Life After People. 

 The first one is the first non-segregated night of the competition season…doesn’t it seem odd to separate the genders on the show?  It’s also Rolling Stones night…Mick Jagger as a guest judge?  Not likely…but he’d be easier to understand than Keith Richards.  ;) 

Flashforward is doing a recap episode in preparation for the new series of episodes starting this week.

On the videogame front, it’s the release of God of War III for the PS3 .  It is reportedly the last game in the current series, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be more God Of War universe games…they are based (loosely) on Greek mythology.

In books, you can get Rock Paper Scissors: The Ultimate Hand Book (I assume “hand book” being two words is intentional).  The last of the Garth Nix Keys to the Kingdom books, Lord Sunday, is released.  For you Godzilla (and Mothra and Gamera) fans, there is Killer Kaiju…and if you knew that Kaiju had to do with those giant Japanese monster movies, congratulations, you are a geek like me.  ;)  If you want fiction, there is a new anthology called Warriors, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.  You also have the ninth book in The Company series, Not Less Than Gods, by Kage Baker.  You can combine the old and the new with the latest graphic novel…of The Hardy Boys Chaos at 30,000 Feet! Chelsea Quinn Yarbro seems like a great author for a novel about Count Saint-Germain: A Dangerous Climate

Wednesday, March 17

On TV, you’ve got a new episode of Human Target.  You also get the series premiere of the animated Ugly Americans on Comedy Central.  This series starts a worker in the Department of Integration in New York…who tries to help supernatural creatures adjust to life with the “normal folk”.  Expect irreverent humor…

Since this is St. Patrick’s Day, Ghost Hunters runs a couple of rerun Irish episodes…and the new Shamrock Spirits.  Its sister series, Destination Truth also goes to Ireland…to take on the Leprechaun (as well as a trip to the Ghosts of Masada).

Thursday, March 18

Flashforward resumes with real episodes (after Tuesday’s recap).   The Cartoon Network has new episodes of Chowder, Adventure Time, and Flapjack.  There’s a new episode of Sarah Silverman (with out-of-body-experiences).  MTV has a new ep of ABDC (and if you don’t know what that is…well, that’s okay, really).  Archer’s first season finishes with Dial M for Mother. 

Friday, March 19

A couple of movies are opening today…Diary of a Wimpy Kid, based on the popular books, and Repo Men…which seems suspiciously like Repo: The Genetic Opera.  Don’t know Repo?  My offspring has called it the “Rocky Horror” of that generation (the one called “New Millenials”).  Many college kids can sing along with the songs.  This one is based on a book (the Repossession Mambo).  Both share the theme of the repossession of transplanted organs for lack of payment…but my impression is that they aren’t that similar besides that.  Repo Men (plural…not the cult Harry Dean Stanton movie that has nothing to do with this) has Jude Law and Forest Whitaker.

Don’t want to leave the house?  There’s a new Caprica episode on Syfy.  In animation, you’ve got Star Wars, and the Ricky Gervais show (if you have HBO).  Got Showtime instead?  There’s a new ep of Spartacus. You can see Most Haunted with a new episode on Cromer Pier. 

Saturday, March 20

On TV, Legend of the Seeker brings you a new episode called Bound.  Survivors finished up its first BBC America season. 

The most hyped DVD release is The Twilight Saga: New Moon.  Some stores are doing release parties at midnight.  I’m sure it will do well, but I think there are a lot of fans of this movie who don’t use DVDs…streaming video, yes, but plastic discs?

Sunday, March 21

The new series Life debuts on the Discovery channel.  It’s a follow up to Earth, and I’ll be watching.  :)  The Simpsons and Family Guy have new eps

Well, this was an experiment.  If  you liked it (or didn’t), feel free to let me know…

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog

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