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Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and finish your French manicure. So classy, especially when you use acrylics. LET’S GO!
JERSEY SHORE – 10:00PM (MTV) I’m not ashamed to say it: I genuinely like The Situation. Sure, he wears awful clothes and has an idiotic nickname. But otherwise, he’s a fairly charming and likable fellow. That’s the dirty secret of “Jersey Shore.” We may tune in as a guilty pleasure so we can laugh and mock these people. But frankly, they’re about 90 times more likable than the morons MTV finds to populate the "Real World" house every season. I’d hang out with the Situation over Judd Winnick any day of the week. Tonight, Sammi reads the anonymous letter telling her Ronnie is macking on other chicks, and then she dumps him. NO! But what hope is there for the world if Rammi can’t stay together? ANTICIPATION: CALL ME, SAMMI!
PROJECT RUNWAY – 9:00PM (Lifetime) Michael Costello won last week’s challenge and went from charming to insufferable in the span of about three seconds. ACT LIKE YOU’VE BEEN THERE BEFORE, KIDDO. Elsewhere, Gretchen continued being that one girl in your English class who you couldn’t stand, and cute little Val keeps getting in the Top 3 but never winning. So very unfair. Also, now that the show is 90 minutes long, we get to watch the contestants eat! They have free catering! That’s not fair! I want them toiling in their little Parsons sweatshop without food, water, or adequate plumbing facilities. That would really dial up the urgency. Tonight, you get a team challenge. Ugh. Team challenges. I hate those. Who likes cooperating with other people? Not me! ANTICIPATION: FIERCE!
CEREAL: BEYOND THE BOWL – 8:00PM (Discovery) This Discovery Channel special focuses on cereal’s impact on world events and culture. No, I’m not kidding. That’s the gist of it. Did you know that Cap’n Crunch led the Spanish Armada to victory against Portugal in the Great Iberian War of 1793? Or that Tony the Tiger once campaigned for human rights in his native Nepal? That’s all 100% true. ANTICIPATION: SUGAR BEAR WAS ONCE PRIME MINISTER OF SURINAM!
NIGHTLINEPRIME: SECRETS OF YOUR MIND – WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO – 10:00PM (ABC) Late WWE wrestler Chris Benoit killed himself after murdering his wife and only child. Tonight, ABC reporter Martin Bashir sits down and speaks with Benoit’s father in this special about psychopathy and how killers' brains work. Or you can watch “Jersey Shore,” which is totally just as deep. ANTICIPATION: SAD!
STAN LEE’S SUPERHUMANS – 10:00PM (History Channel) Meet Indian Spiderman, India’s answer to Spiderman. He can shoot biryani directly out of his wrists! If he’s anything like Italian Spiderman, I think we’re all in for a treat. ANTICIPATION: ALOO POPYOURFACERI!