Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and polish your Golden Globe award. Sure, you won in the Musical/Comedy category, which is obviously the lesser category, but it’s still an accolade! LET’S GO!
HARRY’S LAW – 10:00PM (NBC) Kathy Bates is now the latest Oscar-winning actress to migrate over to series television, following in the footsteps of Glenn Close and Holly Hunter and the like. For her first headliner show, she’s teamed with David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, etc) for a show about a lawyer (David E. Kelley writing about lawyers? Stunning) who gets dumped from her corporate job and has to set up her own storefront. That dude from ER who got helicoptered is also around, and there will be the requisite David E. Kelley character quirks that felt dated fifteen years ago.Still, given Bates’ recent guest turn on “The Office,” it might be worth tuning in every week to watch her chew the scenery. The woman isn’t an amateur, that’s for certain. ANTICIPATION: SHE HAS A BOY’S NAME!
SKINS – 10:00PM (MTV) MTV tries to adapt the controversial British TV show that features kids doing drugs (No!) and having sex (cover my ears!).I don’t know why this is so scandalous. I saw that movie “Kids” over a decade ago and this can’t possibly be any more distressing than that.Also tune in to see if MTV fails yet again at a scripted show. Scripted shows are like kryptonite to this network. It’s uncanny. ANTICIPATION: SKIN!
BEING HUMAN – 9:00PM (SyFy – an NBC/Universal network) SyFy’s newest scripted series is getting some good reviews. The pitch: a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost share an apartment together. That’s it. That’s really all you need to make an intriguing show. It’s so simple, it’s genius. Will the werewolf leave hair all over the toilet? Will the vampire hold blood orgies in the living room and annoy everyone? Should a ghost have to pay rent if she’s not tangible? So many questions. ANTICIPATION: HIGH!
PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT – 9:00PM (CNN) Out with the old, in with the British. Tonight marks Piers Morgan’s long-awaited debut as Larry King’s replacement over at CNN. And his first guest is… Oprah! Not bad, Piers. But call me when it’s a slow news day and you have to interview the parents of some white girl who’s gone missing. That’s where Larry really earned his suspenders. ANTICIPATION: FAILURE!
HOUSE – 8:00PM (FOX) Seizures. Cutting remarks. More seizures. You know the drill by now. ANTICIPATION: SHARK NEARING!