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TV Junkie: Monday - Shark Week

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While it's understood that "Mad Men" isn't an action/adventure series, last night's season premiere could have used a bit more oomph. While highly dramatic and exceptionally written there was too much seed planting vs. movement. OK, so Draper's wife, Betty, can flirt with a tow truck driver? We don't really expect her to go beyond that red herring - this isn't "Nip/Tuck" after all. What we can expect is Draper to get together with Betty's former roommate who's now a call girl since he handed her his card. Not that the show wasn't a pleasure to watch through a Martini haze which is what the doctor ordered.

Oh, yeah, there's this thing called the SAG and they still don't have a contract. Saturday the SAG finally stated that what they won't budge on is new media, since, obviously, content delivery and accessibility on DVD is going to become a secondary option in the near future.

There's a lot of TV tonight for some reason - check out late night as well as primetime.

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8:00pm Top Gear BBC America - James drives a 1970s Maserati Bora; a German-built Weissman MF3 is compared to a TVR Tuscan MKII; Jeremy drives a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow MK1 into a swimming pool.

9:00pm Surviving Sharks DISCOVERY - Les Stroud puts himself in harm's way with some of the deadliest sharks. Shark Week is back! TV Junkie loves that the Discovery Channel's home page title is "Discovery Channel: Science, History, Space, Tech, Sharks, News"