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Week of August 10
You know you're living in a confusing world when all the TV Guide has to offer anymore is a ginormous, colorful grid that's nearly unreadable to anyone over the age of 17, thereby keeping untold numbers of Mama's Family fans in the dark as to how often her shows are repeated throughout the day. Let Pop Life ease some of the confusion by telling you what's worth your time and what's not, which is quite simple because if you don't walk away from here thinking that absolutely nothing in pop culture is worth your time then we're not doing our job.
Nothing's worse than stategically deploying a sick day for some summer fun, only to have the day ruined by the weather. So while you're learning to watch the damn forecast before you try it again, here's some video entertainment to tide you over.
New on DVD:
Date Night (2010)
Steve Carrell's leaving The Office after this season, so you should buy a copy of this. He might need the royalty check if his future roles turn out to be more Evan Almighty than 40-Year-Old Virgin. Tina Fey owns a piece of 30 Rock, so she'll be alright no matter what happens.
Max Headroom: The Complete Series Should anyone try to convince you that the 80s were so much better than today, just make them watch this and see if they still feel that way once they're done. Wonder if it includes those annoying Pepsi commercials. Or were they Coke commercials? I survived the Cola Wars of the 80s, but apparently my memory did not.
Letters to God (2010) This letter might go, Dear God, why do so many people make so many shitty movies about you? Isn't there anything you can do about that? You can probably afford a good lawyer.
Trauma: Season One The trauma, of course, was inflicted on anyone who actually watched this show. And don't let the "Season One" tag fool you. There won't be any more collections to crowd your DVD shelf.
Visions of Israel Worst-selling DVD at the Saudi Arabia Best Buy. Second worst? Caddyshack 2.
Numb3rs: The Complete Series No matter how good or how bad your math skills might be, the retail price for this set is more than you should be spending on a CBS Friday night show. I don't care how much of a Judd Hirsch fan you are.
The Jone$es (2010)

Follow the box office releases closely? Never heard of this one before? It starts David Duchovney and Demi Moore. Not so much of a mystery now, huh?

This Week on TV:

Teen Choice Awards, 8:00 p.m., FOX: Here's a quick test. If you feel slightly pervy for ogling any of the celebrities that show up on this, you're officially too old to be watching.

Dating in the Dark,10:01 p.m., ABC: Night-vision cameras watch strangers grope each other in a dark room. This kind of thing used to get you arrested. Now it gets you a production deal at ABC.


Soccer, 7:00 p.m., ESPN2: Hey, all you jerks who pretended to be the biggest soccer fans in the world during the World Cup, will you be watching US v. Brazil in an "international friendly"? I doubt it. But "international friendly" sounds like some kind of sex act you perform while on vacation, now that I think about it.

Rescue Me, 10:00 p.m., FX: I'm at the point right now where I'd send Denis Leary 5 bucks if he could make one episode of this show where his character isn't a drunk asshole. Remember The Job, Denis? That was a fun show.


Minute to Win It, 8:00 p.m., NBC: A married couple competes tonight, so "minute to win it" is a phrase with which they're both probably quite familiar by now.

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets, 10:00 p.m., HBO: Watch now to see the seeds for the inevitable December collapse get sown.


American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, 9:00 p.m., TLC: Or as it's called in my house, American Chopper: Don't Give a Crap vs. Would Watch Paint Dry Instead.

Raising Sextuplets, 10:00 p.m., WE: I'm not a parent, but I still think that one of the first guidelines to being a good one would be to not pimp your kids out to cable television. But maybe that's just me.


Today Show, 7:00 a.m., NBC: Ke$ha performs a live concert. Consider yourself warned.

Eureka, 9:00 p.m., SyFy: Just good enough to still watch after the channel changed its name to SyFy. But it was a pretty close call.


Meet the Fockers, 8:00 p.m., ABC: If this is your best choice for a Saturday night, it's time to seriously reasses where it all went wrong.

Lisa Lampanelli: Dirty Girl, 10:00 p.m., Comedy Central: More like Lisa Lampanelli: Bleeped Out For Half the Damn Show Girl.


Next Food Network Star, 9:00 p.m., Food Network: If I could somehow come up with a series of recipies that used bacon and Jack Daniels as the main ingredients, I could totally win this thing.

Mad Men, 10:00 p.m., AMC: Watch and see if you can figure out if your parents were that cool back in the 60s.

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