Monday, November 9, 2015

Master of None, Madam Secretary & The Good Wife

THE ANSWER TO FRIDAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION: Los Pollos Hermanos was the chicken place from Breaking Bad

FIRST FIVES: Mike O'Dea, Kelly Rogers, Dave DeSocio, Bobby Aguilera & Valerie Achkhanian


Thursday's Broadcast Top 5
Big Bang Theory-CBS 3.8/15.0
Life in Pieces-CBS 2.3/9.1
Grey's Anatomy-ABC 2.3/8.4
Scandal-ABC 2.3/8.0
Mom-CBS 2.0/8.3

Thursday's Cable Top 5
Thursday Night Football-NFL Network 3.1/8.7
Project Runway-Lifetim .8/2.5
NBA-TNT .6/1.6
WWE-Syfy .6/2.1
The First 48-A&E .5/1.3

Thursday's Top 5 Primetime Twitter Ratings
Scandal-ABC 127,000 Tweets
How to Get Away With Murder-ABC 83,000 Tweets
Grey's Anatomy-ABC 75,000 Tweets
WWE-Syfy 62,000 Tweets
The Vampire Diaries-CW 55,000 Tweets

Friday's Broadcast Top 5
Shark Tank-ABC 1.6/6.6
20/20-ABC 1.3/5.2
MasterChef Junior-FOX 1.3/4.1
Blue Bloods-CBS 1.2/10.7
Last Man Standing-ABC 1.2/6.8

Friday's Cable Top 5

Friday's Top 5 Primetime Twitter Ratings
First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum-MSNBC 81,000 Tweets
Bellator MMA Live-Spike 19,000 Tweets
Tonight Show-NBC 7,000 Tweets
MasterChef-FOX 5,000 Tweets
Dr. Ken-ABC 2,000 Tweets

I don't normally report Saturday ratings, but Donald Trump's SNL hosting gig delivered the show's best ratings in nearly 4 years. The last time the show saw numbers like this was in 2012 when Charles Barkley hosted and Kelly Clarkson was the musical guest. The Donald's appearance generated a 2.7 RA18-49. Not sure if Larry David' will collect, but some immigrants rights group said that they'd give the guy $5000 bucks for calling Trump a racist. David delivered, not that he needs the dough or anything. Maybe he'll give it to Hillary's campaign.

Master of None 
When was the last time you watched anything and said, "I need to watch that again…now!" My son and I were OBSESSED with Master of None and watched all 10 episodes this weekend. After every episode we turned to each other and said "that was awesome." When we finished Sunday morning (before the gym), we were so upset it was over and thought about starting it again. Aziz Ansari is the writer, producer and directed a bunch of the episodes. He will win Best Comedy at the Emmy's this year. You heard it hear first. It's a little bit Friends, a little bit Seinfeld, and a little bit Sex and the City. Every single character's awesome, Aziz's real parents play his parents in the show and the Dad is hilarious. It's insightful, funny, smart and must see TV. I can't imagine having to had to wait a week for a new episode, this one NEEDS to be binged! 

Madam Secretary
Okay a couple of new observations. Did you ever notice how much Chinese food everyone orders for lunch, dinner or late night snacks on this show? Henry seems to eat it in every episode as does Russell and sometimes the entire McCord family enjoys too. How do they all stay so thin if all they do is eat Mu Shu? So now in addition to sleeves, blouses with ties, and coffee making, I'm adding Chinese food to the Madam Secretary "watch" list. 
Who knew Elizabeth had an equally overachieving brother? They may have gone at it over each others jobs, but Elizabeth won in the hair category. Eric Stoltz was having a bit of a hair situation. Not sure why the stylist didn't take care of that in the makeup trailer. How is it that the Secretary of State can figure out a way to go fly fishing in an hour, and actually catch a fish, but not be able to take her daughter to the mall? Priorities I guess.National security isn't at stake at Abercrombie, or maybe it is?  She did have to use intel from her bro to kill that American Isis dude though, so I guess I do understand her objective.  I'm not liking Henry as a war professor/spy. I want him to go back to his teaching and dump Jill Hennessey. I've never been a fan of hers, she's got to go. 

The Good Wife
Please, please don't make Jason a psycho. I really like him and totally thought that Alicia would hook up with him but seriously, if he's a psycho where he's going to be dangerous or freak Alicia or Grace or ME out, I'm not going to be happy. Those fun NSA dudes in the cubicles are back to listen to Alicia. How did they do that if that guy had her buy a burner phone and do all that crazy stuff under the blanket? Wasn't that the whole point, for them to NOT be able to find him?  I sort of like that story line, but again, it means trouble for Alicia. Should we be worried that Alicia's moved on from red wine to Margarita's now? Probably not a great idea since Peter, a convicted felon is running for President. Only in America! Cary really, really needs to leave Diane and David, although after what went down with Monica the African American associate candidate, Cary may really be just like them even though he thinks he isn't. How funny are Ruth and Eli? Even funnier, Ruth's use of the word shmata. I hate that The Good Wife's Google is ChumHum. Stupidest name ever, drives me crazy because "Chumhum it" doesn't sound a good to me as "Google it." Nice to see Christine Lahti in court. She should stick around, I like her.  


-I'm not a fan of Mark Maron's show on IFC, but I do enjoy him when he's on Howard Stern. The guy's a misery, so maybe IFC's phone call with the news that he got another season out of them will turn that guys frown upside down.

Monday's Trivia Question: Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz & Lucy Liu starred in the movie version of this 70's Primetime cop show. Name the show and their TV counterparts. 

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