What’s Good on the TV? (And Why) – Sunday April 21st, 2013

Veep - SignalsIt’s Sunday, so as usual, your DVR is going to get a workout.

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8:30 – Bob’s Burgers – “The Kids Run the Restaurant” - Bob slices a finger and Linda rushes him to the hospital, leaving the children to run the restaurant, so they take the opportunity to turn the basement into a casino. Things appear to be paying off handsomely until the landlord drops in. FOX
Why Should I Watch? - This is one of the funniest animated shows on television. And it has an incredible voice cast.

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9:00 – Game of Thrones – “And Now His Watch Has Ended” - Frayed nerves and empty stomachs test the mettle of a depleted Night’s Watch at Craster’s. HBO
Why Should I Watch? - Are you kidding me? If you haven’t already been watching this show you are BLOWING IT. And if you have, I shouldn’t have to convince you to keep up. Did you see the end of last week’s episode?

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9:30 – American Dad! – “The Boring Identity” - While on a CIA operation in Florida, where the “real” Osama bin Laden is running a novelty restaurant, Stan has an accident and develops amnesia, so Francine takes the opportunity to mold him into the perfect husband. FOX
Why Should I Watch? - Because it’s not just Family Guy with the CIA family, it’s Seth MacFarlane’s best show.

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10:00 – Mad Men – “To Have and to Hold” - The partners try to keep a secret campaign under wraps, while Joan gets a visit from an old friend. AMC
Why Should I Watch? - I’m somewhere in season 2 on Netflix, but Joan is played by Christina Hendricks. So, there.

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10:00 – Veep – “Signals” - Selina goes to a pig roast in North Carolina as part of the president’s plan to reach out to rural America, but her appearance is overshadowed by a controversial film review her daughter wrote for a college class. HBO
Why Should I Watch? - Most of the cast of this show is amazing in it and has never been funnier. It’s so quick and well written it should strike fear into the hearts of comedy writers everywhere.

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10:00 – Vikings – “Sacrifice” - Ragnar attempts to cope with the death of his unborn son; Lagertha seeks answers from the gods. History
Why Should I Watch? - This is another show that is supposed to be one of the best new series of the year.

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