Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and finish putting together that desk set you bought at IKEA. If you just do one step a day, it’ll only be three more years until it’s finished! LET’S GO!
PROJECT RUNWAY – 9:00PM (Lifetime) Oh, thank heavens they got rid of Greenwich bowler hat boy last week. Jason was, hands down, the worst contestant this show ever had. It was a shame that Nick, who was a horrid designer but a sweet little guy, had to be tossed along with him. Surely, they could have given him one more week to concoct something no sane person would wear while walking down the street. Also, in other contestant news, I’d like Peach to be my neighbor. ANTICIPATION: CATTY!
AMERICAN CHOPPER: SENIOR VS. JUNIOR – 9:00PM (Discovery) Paul Jr. and Paul Sr. of the original “American Chopper” series used to work together in the same bike shop. But now, Paul Jr. has moved across the street and opened his own joint. It seems the pupil has become the MASTER! Anyway, tonight marks the season premiere of the new version of this series pitting the two shops against one another. Even though they don’t work together anymore, I’m sure these two will still find a way to lovingly curse each other out and get all red-faced. ANTICIPATION: MUSTACHES!
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – 8:00PM (FOX) It’s the season finale of FOX’s underrated summer dance competition. The lack of celebrities among the contestants means you get people who can, you know, actually dance, which is nice. And really, I could watch Cat Deeley read Ayn Rand books for two hours. And I have! Long story. ANTICIPATION: JAZZY!
BOSTON MED – 10:00PM (ABC) In the season finale of this hospital documentary series, the doctors perform the second face transplant ever performed in the United States. Yes, that’s correct. A face transplant. I thought “Face/Off” was a ludicrous movie. Turns out it was utterly plausible. Anyway, tune in and watch as a patient gets a new face, then inevitably turns into a violent criminal who gets into lots of gunfights with doves flying around him. ANTICIPATION: FACIAL!
BIG BROTHER – 8:00PM (CBS) I still think this show would be vastly improved if the house were littered with booby traps. Yeah, it’s fun to watch these guys get all testy with one another, but what if a man-hungry Bengal tiger were lurking somewhere in a broom closet? Surely, the Japanese have a show like this already on the air. ANTICIPATION: CLAUSTROPHOBIC!