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TV Junkie: Critics' Choice Boring TV Awards; 'The Killing' Finale Was A-OK

Some people were upset by last night's season finale of AMC's "The Killing" - we thought it was good and set up next season nicely. Are we nuts?
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This afternoon the Critics' Choice Television Awards were handed out. If you look at the winners it seems like the "critics" involved didn't stray very far from a very conventional (read: boring) path. Other than Margo Martindale getting recognition for her great work on FX's "Justified" we've seen all these (scripted) shows and actors get award upon award already for the past few years. Hey BTJA, grow a pair, why don't you?
For some reason, all the critics' panties are in a twist about last night's season finale of "The Killing" on AMC. I don't think it's a spoiler to say that we don't find out who the killer is but who the hell expected to find out within the first season? It makes no sense. Some of these online know-it-alls who talked so much about the adaptation of the series from its Danish origins should also have acknowledged the fact that AMC said they were going to stick with the plotlines of the story - which was not to reveal who the killer was. We will definitely be tuning into the next season of this show: great characters, measured pace, cool plot twists.

If there's one thing that "The Killing" did, it was to make the beautiful Michelle Forbes into an ugly hag. If you want more Michelle Forbes, and we most certainly do, you should check out her guest DJ set on KCRW.

That being said, last night's finales for "Game of Thrones" and "The Killing" were excellent. Did anyone watch "Falling Skies"? Let us know.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "X-Play," "James May's Road Trip," "Chelsea Lately" (Actress Tatum O'Neal; comic Greg Proops; comic Chris Franjola; actress Natasha Leggero), "Late Show With David Letterman" (Actress Cameron Diaz; horse trainer Buck Brannaman; Eddie Vedder performs), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Actor Morgan Freeman; actor Thomas Lennon; basketball player Kemba Walker; Mint Condition performs)

6:30pm X-Play G4 - Best of E3 Awards. Best videogames of E3 2011.

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9:15pm Room Service TCM - (1938) Broadway producers (The Marx Brothers) and their entourage hole up in a hotel, waiting for a sucker to back their play.

10:00pm Nurse Jackie Showtime - Jackie dodges a request for a urine test; Kevin makes a confession; Coop prepares for his wedding.

10:00pm Law & Order: LA NBC - Detectives investigate when a shooting spree at an office results in multiple deaths; after a potential suspect is arrested, a claim of racism

10:00pm Sanctuary Syfy - Into the Black The first wave of Abnormals begins surfacing from Hollow Earth.

10:20pm James May's Road Trip BBC America - James and Oz meet powerful and eccentric winemakers in Sonoma.

10:30pm United States of Tara Showtime - Tara and Max go to Boston for help from an expert; Neil and Charmaine prepare to move to Houston; Kate receives a life-changing proposal; Marshall considers his future.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Tatum O'Neal; comic Greg Proops; comic Chris Franjola; actress Natasha Leggero.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Former NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Neil Patrick Harris; actress Emily Mortimer; Tom Segura performs.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Cameron Diaz; horse trainer Buck Brannaman; Eddie Vedder performs.

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Comic Larry the Cable Guy; 100-year-old Dorothy Custer; LMFAO performs.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Basketball players J.J. Barea and Shawn Marion; actor Sam Trammell; Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings perform.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Owen Wilson; singer Adam Levine; Panic at the Disco performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Kenneth Branagh.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Morgan Freeman; actor Thomas Lennon; basketball player Kemba Walker; Mint Condition performs

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