What’s Good on the TV? (And Why) – Sunday May 12th, 2013

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8:30 – Bob’s Burgers – “The Unnatural” -¬†Gene signs up for baseball, while Tina becomes hooked on espresso. FOX
Why Should I Watch? - It’s the season three finale, and this show is great.

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9:00 – Game of Thrones – “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” - Tywin counsels Joffrey; Melisandre shares a secret with Gendry; Daenerys exchanges gifts with a slave lord near Yunkai; Brienne battles a formidable adversary in Harrenhal; Shae isn’t happy with Tyrion’s new situation; Sansa worries about her future. HBO
Why Should I Watch? - After an episode which many people felt was a little too filler-y, this one has to be great, right?

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9:30 – American Dad! – “Da Flippity Flop” - Klaus discovers his original human body, but Stan refuses to allow him to switch back, so Klaus pilfers Stan’s body and Stan is rendered a fish. FOX
Why Should I Watch? - This is not just the season 8 finale, but it is Klaus’ dream come true and Stan’s worst nightmare.

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10:00 – Mad Men – “Man With a Plan” - Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce tries to placate competing clients; Pete is blindsided by an unexpected guest. AMC
Why Should I Watch? - It’s a different world, man. Christina Hendricks.

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10:00 – Veep – “Helsinki” - Selina and her staff go to Helsinki to work on a trade agreement, but wonder what kind of reception she’ll get in Europe. HBO
Why Should I Watch? - Very funny show, very funny.

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10:30 – Family Tree – “The Box” - Newly single and unemployed Tom Chadwick goes on a journey of self-discovery after inheriting a chest of curios from a deceased great-aunt in this mockumentary series. In the opener, Tom investigates an old photo of a man who may be his great-grandfather, while his friend Pete sets him up on a date. HBO
Why Should I Watch? - This from Christopher Guest, which is pretty much the best name you can hear is associated with a mockumentary.

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