I’ve got to leave the Internet a little early today to do actual talk-to-people work, so I leave you with the reminder that the first episode of “The Pacific” airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern. Above is the brand new trailer for the premiere, and once again: Chills. Goosebumps on my arms. The New York Times calls it “never less than spellbinding.”
Given that I’ve been excited for this miniseries for over a year now, there is nothing more important happening this weekend. People, if you don’t have HBO, break into someone’s house who does. If there’s a family there and they object to your presence, murder them with a Ka-Bar fighting knife. Then, after you’re done watching, torch the place with a flamethrower. It’s what the Devil Dogs of the 1st Marine Division (my old unit) would want you to do.
More weekend TV highlights and lowlights below.
Saturday Night Live (NBC) — Jude Law hosts. He always comes off as an A-hole nancy boy, but I’ll admit that he’s a pretty good actor. Still, I hope there’s at least one sketch where he gets his ass kicked.
Who Do You Think You Are? (tonight, NBC) — Emmitt Smiff learns about his geology.
Supernanny (tonight, ABC) — Season finale. If it’s anything like the DC Comics version, I think she gets killed off.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (tonight, Starz) — In this episode, Spartacus battles non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. THE CROWD GOES WILD!
Blue Collar Comedy: ten Years of Funny (Saturday, CMT) — I beg to differ.
Who Framed Jesus? (Sunday, Discovery) — This is two hours long, really? I thought Mel Gibson already established that it was the Jews.
Help! I’m Turning Into a Giant! (Sunday, TLC) — Oh, TLC. Never change.