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TV Junkie: Monday

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So I spent my Sunday sick as a dog on the couch watching, of all things, football, literally because I was too wiped to find the clicker and move on. I'd forgotten how obnoxious the graphics were and how pompous and full of itself football has become. Still, gotta watch the Super Bowl for the commercials so I still have some time to devote to that. Am dismayed that the talentless hack Ryan Seacrest is going to be entertainment host for the Super Bowl and even more dismayed that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are the featured band - can they not find an artist from the most current decade to perform at these effing things?

Thankfully I had a screener of the upcoming season of the BBC's SciFi series Torchwood, which was very amusing (more on that coming in the week). Also, per American Gladiators hitting the screen tonight, I find it hilarious that the program is listed in the databases as "Sports non-event".

8:00pm American Gladiators NBC - A lawyer takes on a mortgage broker (doesn't this happen every single day in every city in the US?)

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9:00pm Life After People HISTORY - Premiere. Welcome Homeboys of the Apocalypse, to your wet dream

9:00pm Murder by Numbers IFC - Director Mike Hodges probes the human(?) fascination with serial killers. Hey Mike, the answer is: because evil is so cool.

10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations TRAVEL - Vancouver, I love you even though I've never been there - Bourdain takes us around. TV Junkie 10:00pm Pick

11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Sarah Michelle Gellar, and I still can't believe he's Mr. Barbara Bach: Ringo Starr TV Junkie Late Night Pick