December 06, 2010

TV Tonight: Win Some and Lose Some

Two of my favorite shows are airing finales tonight. I hope against hope that this isn't the series finale of In Treatment, which might just be the best show on television. If you've missed it and have on demand, I'd hie thee to HBO-OD forthwith. My favorite arc is with patient Sunil, played by the brilliant and I hope soon-to-be-awarded-an-Emmy Irrfan Khan, and that will air tonight. Tomorrow night, I'm especially looking forward to the last session with Amy Ryan, who has just about the widest range of any actress in captivity. In Treatment's ratings are horrible. I hope HBO realizes there are folks like me who hang on to a subscription for shows like In Treatment, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and documentaries you can't find anywhere else on television.

I'm sad to see the end of Roloff family's Little People, Big World, my favorite family reality show ever. It started as a show focusing on dwarfs, and has morphed into a show about marriage, maturation, and conciliation. Say goodbye tonight at 8:00 p.m. on TLC.

Some shows are returning tonight. Most welcome is TNT"s Men of a Certain Age, but we might take a look at Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations (Travel Channel at 10:00 p.m.) and, if we're desperate, Tabitha's Salon Takeover (Bravo, 10:00 p.m.), and of course, perhaps the best Monday Night Football game of the year (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.).