Brace yourselves, because I’m about to ruin your entire day.

So here’s a thing I have not yet recovered from since I read about it before I even got out of bed this morning: If you are around my age, you definitely watched The Wonder Years, which aired from 1988 until 1993. The show took place from 1968 to 1973, and the moon landing, Vietnam, and the Beatles played out in the background of the series as contemporary touchstones. Meaning: it took place forever ago. EXCEPT, according to math, if The Wonder Years were made today, IT WOULD TAKE PLACE FROM 2000-2005. Excuse me as I take to my bed to die of old age.

The Mandalorian will not return until 2021 which admittedly sucks. But! According to Deadline: “Insiders have hinted that several established characters from the Skywalker saga’s feature films mythology will make appearances during the show’s sophomore season.” Ooh! Who! Any guesses? IT BETTER NOT BE JARJAR IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

Already having Friends withdrawal? You are going to have to wait until May to be able to binge it on HBO Max, but until then, it’s reruns for you. TBS, Nick at Nite and Comedy Central all air reruns, and on, at least, you can still watch some specific episodes. So now you know.

Oh damn, look at the author of The Witcher taking a shot at Game of Thrones. (As if Netflix wouldn’t jump at the chance to have some doofy and utterly distracting stunt casting. Stop.) And if you haven’t yet had enough The Witcher, or Henry Cavill (as if there is such a thing), here are five minutes of Cavill reading from The Witcher.

And I’m not going to go on a whole thing about The Witcher which is fine, nicely distracting television but no Game of Thrones, but can we just pause for one second to note the most preposterous thing about the whole series? No, not witches being turned into eels or superpowered screaming princesses or hedgehog knights, but the fact that ANYONE would tell Henry Cavill to GTFO of their village. I MEAN, JUST LOOK AT HIM.

Robert Durst is back in the news: he’s admitted to writing the note that led the police to Susan Berman’s body. In the HBO documentary, The Jinx, he claimed he didn’t write the note and added that whoever did write it must be the killer. By the by: one time, he peed on the candy in my CVS. I’m still skeeved out by that.

Here’s some junk about the Golden Globes if you care.

Good news: You can stream all of the Tremors franchise on Netflix now.

Mark Your Calendars


David Stern, Former NBA Commissioner

Don Larsen, MLB Hall of Famer, The only MLB pitcher to throw a perfect game in the World Series


What is Jeopardy!? Alex Trebek and America’s Most Popular Quiz Show: A look behind the scenes of the game show, and an interview with the popular host. 7 p.m., ABC

Last Man Standing: Kristin announces her pregnancy in the season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Deputy: Stephen Dorff stars in this new series about an L.A. Sheriff who plays by his own rules or something. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

Surviving R. Kelly: A follow-up to the documentary series that finally brought the R&B singer to justice. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Lifetime

The Paley Center Celebrates Law & Order: SVU: A salute to the longest-running primetime drama on TV. 8 p.m., NBC

THUR 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC What is Jeopardy!? Alex Trebek and America’s Most Popular Quiz Show
The Great American Baking Show
CBS Young Sheldon
Young Sheldon
Carol’s Second Act
CW Supernatural
FOX Last Man Standing
NBC Super-store
Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU

4 thoughts on “Brace yourselves, because I’m about to ruin your entire day.

  1. My apologies for being exceedingly pedantic, but,,.

    The former NBA Commissioner who died is David Stern, not Daniel.

    Don Larsen was a heck of a guy, but he is not in the Hall of Fame.

    Again, my apologies. I’m going to go reread that post about “The Wonder Years” and contemplate very deeply about how old I am.

    1. SEE: You’re just proving my point. I am so old that I only posted like 6 things here and I got 2 of them VERY WRONG. Thanks for the heads-up — I’ve corrected them both. Geez, I need to go get my hands on that jellyfish brain crap.

      — T

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