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May 13, 2010

The Most Incredibly Exciting Week Ever

Bookish , Bradley Whitford , Google , Movies , Music , Pop culture , TV , TV: Bones , TV: Glee , TV: Gossip Girl , TV: The Good Guys , TV: The Vampire Diaries

Okay, that may be overstating things a little, but seriously, folks, there's a lot of exciting pop culture stuff going on in the next week or so. Here's a rundown of the things that interest me. (Notes: All times are Eastern. Here's an explanation of "upfronts".)

Thursday, May 13
8 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries season finale (The episode description promises death and destruction. Damon says he wants to eat cotton candy and steal Stefan's girl. Yes, please!)
10 p.m.: Private Practice season finale (Okay, I'm not actually that excited about this, but apparently a main character will die, so there's that.)

Friday, May 14
Robin Hood and Letters to Juliet come out. No, I'm not expecting cinematic greatness from either, but as I am a fan of Matthew MacFadyen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and laughably bad historical movies, in the former case, and Amanda Seyfried, Gael Garcia Bernal, silly Taylor Swift songs, and Italy, in the latter case, I am looking forward to both of these.

Monday, May 17
9 p.m.: Gossip Girl season finale (Blair responds to Chuck's ultimatum and, as usual, Jenny does something that makes us want to kill her. Necessary preparations: watch An Affair to Remember; buy scotch.)
10 p.m.: Castle season finale (I'm rather hoping this will see the end of Anders Demming getting between Castle and Beckett, but we'll see. It's too early in the series for Castle and Beckett to get together, anyway.)
Muse's new single, "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)," is released. (On a Monday? Yeah, I don't know.)
NBC and FOX Upfronts

Tuesday, May 18
9 p.m.: Neil Patrick Harris guest stars on Glee. Joss Whedon directs. (I don't need to explain why this is exciting, do I? Didn't think so.)
11 p.m.: Bradley Whitford on Chelsea Lately
The Demon's Covenant, the second book in Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon's Lexicon trilogy, is released.
The third album of songs from Glee comes out.
ABC Upfronts

Wednesday, May 19
8 p.m.: The Good Guys preview episode (If you're unclear on my feelings about this, um, head over here.)
Google I/O 2010 begins.
CBS Upfronts

Thursday, May 20
8 p.m.: Bones season finale (They're saying it's going to be shocking and polarizing, again. So I'm a little worried. But at least no alternate realities this time!)
9 p.m.: Grey's Anatomy season finale
10 p.m.: The Mentalist season finale
Google I/O 2010 ends, so we'll hopefully have an Android-as-hotspot announcement by then.
CW Upfronts

Posted by Kat at May 13, 2010 12:00 PM

I'm of two minds about Castle - on the one hand, anyone who comes between the two of them clearly needs to be shot. On the other hand, like you said it's too early for Castle and Beckett to get together and her character does need a bit of fleshing out. Plus, she looked so happy after the kiss Monday night, so...

Am I too invested? ;)

Posted by: Lene at May 13, 2010 12:32 PM

So many good shows are having season finales!

I'm going to have a lot less television to watch after next week!

Posted by: Emily at May 13, 2010 01:03 PM

And on the twenty-second of two thousand ten toby turtle turns two.

Posted by: aisling at May 13, 2010 02:02 PM

I'm not sure I can take another "shocking and polarizing" episode of Bones! But this is quite the week for TV. Thanks for the list!

Posted by: Jenn at May 14, 2010 06:45 PM
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