Whatever you may think of The Simpsons at this stage of the show's existence, you have to admit that there is still some appeal in seeing each yearly installment of the Treehouse of Horror subseries. It doesn't matter if they're bad or not, it's just one of those traditions that endures, regardless of quality. Ever since the Homer Simpson Shining parody, and the time Marge inadvertently bore the child of one of the aliens (Kodos or Kang...whatever), I've been completely hooked on these episodes. Sometimes they disappoint, but even then, they're still usually the high water mark of a Simpsons season, whatever that means these days.
Pretty much every major show on TV is doing some kind of Halloween thing this weekend, except of course for The Walking Dead, for which every week is Halloween after a fashion. Let's get through this list, as it's a doozy!
Friday at 9PM - FOX - This is the only show on TV that can mention something like "the threatening return of translucent shape-shifters" in its synopsis and not cause me to even bat an eye.
Friday at 9PM - CW - This week's episode is literally called "Slash Fiction." Do with that what you will.
Friday at 9PM - NBC - Oh, right! Chuck! That's still a television show, apparently! And it's on Friday nights now! That, uh...that doesn't bode well...
Friday at 10PM - NBC - Series Premiere. Finally, the fairy tale cop procedural I've been having nightmares about since that one time I fell asleep reading Little Red Riding Hood while Cop Rock was on in the background. Sadly, there's no musical element to this show, like in my dreams. One day...
Friday at 8:30PM - Cartoon Network - The only reason I'm mentioning this is because of the amazing synopsis this week. "A group of robot bears need help from the Thundercats." Robot bears! That is, without a doubt, the most casual mention of robotic bears in anything I've ever read. EVER.
Saturday at 9PM - SyFy - Here is a SyFy original movie called Zombie Apocalypse. Presumably, it is about some manner of zombie apocalypse. You're welcome.
Sunday at 8PM - FOX - Treehouse of Horror XXII features Flanders as a Dexter-like serial killer, and Homer finds his arm trapped under a boulder in a remote desert. As if the 127 Hours thing weren't obvious enough already, Aron Ralston actually guest-stars.
Sunday at 8:30PM - FOX - Series Premiere. Jonah Hill's new animated series about what happens when Stewie from Family Guy goes to grade school debuts tonight. Maybe it's funny?
9PM - FOX - Kaitlin Olson guest-stars as Quagmire's sister, who turns out to be in an abusive relationship, so Quagmire, Joe, Bonnie, and the Griffins all decide to do something about it. Is it just me, or is that remarkably dark-sounding for a Family Guy episode?
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Sunday at 8PM - ABC - Apparently this debuted last week and I totally didn't notice. Right then. Moving on...
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Sunday at 9PM - CBS - Parker Posey guest-stars tonight. So that's something, I guess.
Sunday at 9PM - Showtime - There are Doomsday Killers, and Dexter is still hunting them. How's this season been, folks? I feel like people are talking way less about this show than I'm accustomed to.
Sunday at 10PM - Showtime - This has been picked up for a second season. I have literally no idea what a second season of this show would even look like.
Sunday at 9PM - HBO - I'm weeks behind here, people, so let's just pretend I know what's going on and acknowledge that everyone who would be watching this week was planning to do so, even without me mentioning it.
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Sunday at 9PM - AMC - Sounds like this will be a full episode of Shane trapped in that high school, trying to escape the zombies. I. CAN'T. WAIT.