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TV Junkie: What Thinkest Thou of 'The Pacific'? GDC Coverage on G4;
"Secret Diary of a Call Girl" season finale on Showtime at 8pm (or 10pm on HD)
What'd you think of HBO's "The Pacific"? We thought it was shot in adequate "epic-style" but the soundtrack makes us think of just about anything on the History Channel. Also, we didn't feel an immediate engagement with the characters that we felt with "Band of Brothers", or more recently, "Generation Kill". Perhaps by the 2nd or 3rd chapter we'll have that connection but this just seems a little off for the time being.Sometimes when we watch this stuff we wonder if the programming isn't created to try to milk a few more bucks from the "Greatest Generation" before they kick the bucket. Is Spielberg really going to show us a bunch of stuff that we haven't already seen in everything from Tora! Tora! Tora! to Letters from Iwo Jima?
From what we saw on Twitter, people who weren't watching "The Pacific" were watching "Celebrity Apprentice" and they didn't seem too impressed, particularly by the Donald's lecherous comments about asses, etc., and other bad behavior. Somehow, later in the evening, E!'s premiere of "Pretty Wild" scored huge with the female demographic despite being one of the more superficial shows we've seen of late - do these girls really think they can out-Kardashian the Kardashians? It seems a weak premise.
Gamer Alert: This week, Monday through Wednesday, the Game Developers Conference will be getting extensive coverage on G4's "X-Play" every night at 6:30pm. Featuring interviews with President and CEO of Sony, Super Street Fighter IV's Producer, Yoshinori Ono, Mafia 2's Sr. Producer Denby Grace, Civilization 5's producer Dennis Shirk, True Crime's Executive Producer Stephen Van Der Mescht and more.
Daytime TV This Week: "Yo Gabba Gabba!"'s superstar week last week was incredible (check out Anthony Bourdain and Weird Al on the show) but they're disappearing from our dial this week. However, Martha Stewart (1pm on NBC) has a ton of St. Patrick's Day oriented programming (but not enough drinking) as well as some cool guests from Showtime: Tuesday - melt-in-your-mouth butter shortbread, plus make a fashionable dyed scarf with actress Rosemarie Dewitt (Showtime's "The United States of Tara"); Wednesday - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with actor and comedian Colin Quinn ("Grown Ups"); Thursday - discover a delicious new dish you'll want to try tonight with actor Peter Facinelli from Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"; Friday - make a heart-healthy meal of grilled arctic char and wheat berry salad with actress Toni Collette of Showtime's "The United States of Tara".
Check out all the promo embeds at the end of the post, some shows funny, some terrible.
The TV Junkie Plan: "X-Play", @aots, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl", "24", "Damages", "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" (the repeat), Letterman (Jennifer Anniston), Fallon (Julianne Moore, Toni Collette)
6:30pm X-Play G4 - GDC coverage
7:00pm Attack of the Show G4 - Epic Fall; The LOOP.
8:00pm Chuck NBC - Chuck and Sarah must break Casey out of jail and clear his name after he inadvertently commits treason
8:00pm House FOX - A high school senior repeatedly hallucinates after blacking out during a class trip; Wilson tries to furnish his condo.
8:00pm Secret Diary of a Call Girl Showtime - Season Finale: 2 new back-to-back episodes
8:00pm The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Special ABC Family - Special Presentation. See our interview with series star Brando Eaton
8:00pm 20/20: Inside the Bachelor: The Stories Behind the Rose ABC - Special Presentation
8:30pm 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony FUSE - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2010 Induction Ceremony; from the Waldorf Astoria in New York City (ABBA, Iggy & the Stooges, etc.)
9:00pm 24 FOX - Day 8: 3:00AM- 4:00AM Cole and Jack work together to protect New York from a threat; a hostage situation at CTU causes stress levels to rise.
9:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Lily and Rufus become suspicious of Jenny's relationship with Damien; Vanessa and Dan try dating other people.
9:00pm Trauma NBC - Glenn loses a patient; Rabbit and Nancy's relationship intensifies; Marisa gets a new partner.
9:00pm Ultimate Cake Off TLC - Masters compete to create the biggest cakes in the series' history with the winners to be served in front of 40,000 monster truck fans
9:00pm Home Rules HGTV - Series Premiere
10:00pm Damages FX - Carol Tobin vanishes, and Patty and Ellen have to track her down; Arthur Frobisher returns to launch his new Foundation.
10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel - Tony savors stews, vegetables and dumplings influenced by Russian and Korean cuisine during a visit to Harbin, China
10:00pm Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty VH1 - Series Premiere
10:30pm Transform Me VH1 - Series Premiere
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Michael Lewis, Author, "The Big Short"
11:00pm NFL Full Contact TruTV - Season Finale
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - L.L. Cool J.; Jessica Szohr
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Jennifer Aniston; environmentalist Charles Moore
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Sports analyst Terry Bradshaw; reality TV personality Kara DioGuardi; Ziggy Marley performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Julianne Moore; actress Toni Collette; Freeway performs.
"God of War" Music Video will be Premiering on G4's "X-Play" Tonight at 6:30pm: