Since Maggie is currently sequestered during the day I’m going to take over Tonight on the Tifaux until she and her peers agree on a verdict. Let’s hope it’s soon because I long-ago abdicated the part of my brain that keeps track of TV schedules to the tifaux and Maggie.
Luckily tonight is a light night at Tifaux Central. Reaper has a Halloween-themed episode (naturally) with the Devil depressed by a holiday he thinks mocks his existence. I love how sensitive the Devil is. Of course I’m still hoping for the episode where his hair inexplicably turns white overnight. Speaking of which, if you haven’t seen it, now is a great time to start watching Twin Peaks. The pilot episode is finally available in the U.S. along with the rest of the series and it’s all in a fancy gold box. I won’t blame you if you stop watching a few episodes after you find out who killed Laura though. Since Maggie isn’t here I’ll tell you that she screamed so loud at that one part that she terrified the rest of us. Man that was a great episode. Too bad my mom gave away the secret back when I was 11. How was she supposed to know it would be available on DVD some day? If someone had told her, she probably would have said “What’s a DVD?”
At the same time as Reaper, we will magically be able to watch another TV show on another network, House, which I voted for in the most-improved category in our recent survey. After the endless “House is Out of Control” stories last season I’m glad they’ve gone in a new direction. House is totally out of control but the show isn’t trying to punish him for it anymore. Which is more fun? It’ll be nice to have Foreman back this week. I don’t miss having the old three as the focus of the show, but it’s great to have them around for color like Cuddy and Wilson. If we had a most-improved character category I would pick Wilson. He was such a self-righteous jerk last season.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming: ABC has the annual screening of the Waiting for Godot of children’s TV specials, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at 8pm tonight. The Great Pumpkin told me to tell you he won’t come this evening, but surely tomorrow.
By the way, did anyone out there in America get a Free Taco yesterday?