No basketball tonight… oh, the humanity!

Tonight, for the first time since the Monday after Selection Sunday, there is no college basketball on TV. (There are the WNIT semifinals, but those aren’t televised.) So, what’s a procrastinating law student to do? No games to watch, no pools to update… am I going to be forced to actually do schoolwork this evening?

Thankfully, no, it hasn’t come to that yet. ;) I’ve got a full slate of TV-watching to do tonight, starting at 8:00 PM with the return from a one-week hiatus of the other nuclear-holocaust-related show (aside from 24) that I watch religiously, CBS’s Jericho. It’s an uneven and sometimes maddening series, but the last episode (two weeks ago) was the best since the pilot, IMHO, so I’m excited for tonight’s episode. This being Jericho, I’m sure I’ll be disappointed, and yet there will be enough intrigue and mystery to keep me coming back next week. That’s the joy and frustration of this show.

At 9:00, of course, we find out who got voted off American Idol on Fox. My pick is Chris Sligh, but man, wouldn’t it be nice if it were Sanjaya? … Nothing much is on at 9:30, but then at 10:00, the new episode of South Park on Comedy Central sounds like a can’t-miss, based on the episode description at TVguide.com: “Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop in South Park. Meanwhile, Cartman believes he’s uncovered a terrorist plot.” I don’t see how that can possibly not be awesome. :)

P.S. On the other hand… the McDonald’s High School All-American Game, featuring Trojan-to-be O.J. Mayo, is at 8:00 PM on ESPN.

UPDATE: I only watched a few minutes of the game, but apparently Mayo didn’t play very well, and missed a wide-open 3 that would have won the game. Oh, well, whatever, he’ll still be awesome next season.

On a happier note, as I noted above, South Park was indeed hilarious. And Jericho actually churned out its second consecutive genuinely good episode! Amazing! Oh yeah, and Chris Sligh got voted off American Idol, which is what I predicted. So did Jay, so we remain tied for first place in the Idol pool.

3 Responses to “No basketball tonight… oh, the humanity!”

  1. Joe Loy says:

    On Wednesdays have you never tried “Criminal Minds”, starring Mandy Patinkin (who is also a fine Yiddish stage performer btw :) as Special Agent (and profiler-in-Chief & head Philosopher :) Jason Gideon? Not to mention, Matthew Gray Gubler as the ubernerdy Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, “a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high;” and of course Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia, the BAU’s Chloe O’Brian (or, more precisely, its Abby Sciuto :)?

    Naah. Me Neither. :>

  2. Kristin says:

    By the way, what is happening with Hugh Manatee? We haven’t heard anything for a while…

  3. Andrew says:

    It figures they’d vote off the guy with the most talent.