Thursday, March 21, 2013

TV Links of the Week

If I had to pick between being tied to a chair in a room with a zombie, like Glenn earlier in the season, or tied to a chair in a room full of torture devices waiting for the Governor to return, like Andrea at the end of last week's episode, I'm going with the zombie. Actually, I would have made sure to slash the Governor's truck's tires or disable the vehicle in some way to make sure that he couldn't easily catch up with me should he escape the zombie bomb I released on him, which means I would've made it back to the prison scotch free. But I digress.

I actually mostly liked The Walking Dead's Andrea-centric episode, and even felt a little sympathy for Andrea when The Governor captured her within spitting distance of the prison. Don't get me wrong, Andrea is still the worst, but no one deserves what appears to be coming to her. Knowing "The Walking Dead" like I do, though, I'm sure her fate won't be that bad for her yet completely disappointing for fans.

Below is the weekly preview for next week's episode. Only two left this season.


As "The Walking Dead" is wrapping up its third season, Game of Thrones will be starting its third on HBO. I imagine that the two shows share a lot of viewers. If you're one of those viewers, which show do you plan to watch live? If I had HBO and a DVR and watched GOT, I would probably go with TWD live and follow it immediately with GOT. I like to wrap one thing up before I start another. I would tell you to sound off with your thoughts below, but we don't do that anymore. You could always blow up the TV Czar's twitter feed.

Below is another trailer for the third season.


As I'm sure you've heard, NBC is trying to get rid of Jay Leno yet again. They're also reportedly trying to replace him with the host of Late Night again. This time, though, its Jimmy Fallon, not Conan O'Brien. Here is the New York Daily News' take on the story, which also claims that NBC is planning to bring the Tonight Show back to New York.

Alex Trebek is expected to retire from Jeopardy! in 2016. According to The A.V. Club, the favorite to replace him may be Matt Lauer of the Today show. The problem is that apparently no one likes Matt Lauer anymore. I must've missed that memo. Anyway, The A.V. Club thinks that Ken Jennings, the greatest Jeopardy contestant of all time, would be the best replacement, and I totally agree. #JenningsforJeopardy!

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament that starts today in earnest. For the next four days you'll be able to find college basketball on four different networks. Sports Media Watch has the entire schedule for the first weekend, including who's calling the games. Enjoy the weekend, and best of luck on your brackets. Unless it differs from mine, which I need to go fill out now.

Matt