A guide to what we’re barely putting up with this week.
The return of HBO’s awesome, bone-dry, Getting On. Not many shows on television can joke about an octogenarian’s labia in such a matter-of-fact way.
Lifetime’s ill-advised Project Runway Junior. Making kids sew clothes under severe time restraints isn’t a reality competition show, it’s a child labor issue.
The Hallmark Channel’s annual parade of milquetoast made-for-TV holiday movies, Countdown To Christmas. This is different from Hallmark Channel’s usual parade of milquetoast made-for-TV movies, because these all have the words “Santa,” Snow,” or “Christmas” in the title.
NBC’s latest attempt to make Chicago happen, Chicago Med. Dick Wolf won’t rest until he makes melodramas out of all the professions in Chicago.
Getting angry about Starbucks’ “anti-Christmas” red cups. If you’re looking to a giant coffee corporation to celebrate your religion, then your religion is apparently Starbucks.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton allegedly writing a country ballad together. No need to commit this relationship to song. Really. There are enough Blake Shelton country ballads without getting Gwen Stefani involved.
Endless, idiotic Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional collectables. Those Kay Jewelers’ “the Force” bracelets, Covergirl “dark side” lipsticks, and boxes of Darth Vader-shaped Kraft macaroni and cheese are all going to look really great on the “free” table at your yard sale two years from now.