Treme (HBO, Sunday) — Series premiere. TV Tattle has assembled a collection of reviews: the response is mostly positive, with some predictable complaints. But I’m more inclined to listen to who I consider to be the two best TV critics in America: Alan Sepinwall (who calls it “a smart, engaging, moving and funny series”) and Tim Goodman (“a love letter with bruises.”)
Saturday Night Live (NBC) — Tina Fey hosts. Last night on Fallon she confirmed that there will be a Sarah Palin sketch. Quel surprise.
The Pacific (HBO, Sunday) — If you haven’t loved it so far, stick with it: of the battles shown through four episodes, only Guadalcanal is famed in Marine Corps lore. Still to come are the meat grinders of Tarawa, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Get ready for flame throwers and carnage.
Breaking Bad (AMC, Sunday) — I still haven’t seen last Sunday’s episode, and I won’t get a chance to see it until tomorrow. Hey, it was a busy week, okay? Get off my back.
Miami Medical (CBS, Friday) — This Jerry Bruckheimer medical drama has a character named Dr. Proctor. My, how clever.
The Masters (CBS) — I like to think that Tiger Woods uses the terms like “sand trap,” “water hazard,” and “bunker” to refer to either sex acts or women’s body parts.