Stay tuned for 2009 TV

With inclement weather in sight, the temptation to rent another DVD on your way home from work and stay in for the night is sure to arise from time to time. While it’s OK to succumb to that urge, the all staff would like to fill you in on some of the great TV you may be missing as a result.

“The Real World: Brooklyn”

It’s that time again. MTV’s “The Real World” is back with its 21st season set in Brooklyn. Meet eight interesting strangers-yes, there’s eight-Baya, Chet, Devyn, Scott, JD, Sarah, Ryan and Katelynn, who have been picked to live in a house and have their lives taped for our reality television pleasure.

This season’s cast is the most diverse group in “Real World” history. Although only two episodes have aired so far, Katelynn has already come out to three of the roommates, Ryan has been kissed by a drag queen entertainer named Peppermint and Chet has put a banana wrapped in a condom in the house’s fish tank.

I have no idea what to expect from this season of “The Real World,” but I have no doubt that with these eight strangers, something crazy is going to happen. “The Real World: Brooklyn” airs at 10 p.m. every Wednesday on MTV.

– Jackie McLean


“Lost” made its return to television last night.While this season will possibly answer several questions, it will probably create many more.

Now in its fifth season, “Lost” has provoked many unanswered questions. What will happen to the Oceanic Six? What will the role of Jacob be? What happened to Michael, Claire and Jin? Seemingly years after their crash on this mysterious island, these characters, troubled by their own numerous flaws, are still a long way from home.

But “Lost” is not simply a show about plane crash survivors. Long ago, the audience discovered the talent of the show’s creators and actors added to the show’s superiority.

“Lost” possesses a certain amount of audacity not seen in any other current shows. Witness this audacity when “Lost” airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

-Chris Kallio

“Grey’s Anatomy”

After a short hiatus in December, “Grey’s Anatomy” has come back with a bang. Before the break, we left the characters at Seattle Grace with a bit of a cliffhanger. Meredith and Cristina were fighting. Izzie was not only having hallucinations of seeing Denny, but interacting with him, both sexually and otherwise.

Now that the break has ended, a new issue has been added: a patient, who is also an inmate on death row, is stirring up trouble.

Also, Miranda is completely wrapped up in a young patient, doing everything she can think of to save his life, which may bring the death row inmate into the picture as an organ donor. Find out what happens next tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC.

– Nicole Aikens


The fifth season resumed Jan. 6 after a yearlong hiatus. We were last left with Sean McNamara bleeding on the operating room floor after crazy Collen stabbed him in the back. Julia, shot in the head by sexpot Eden, narrowly avoids death but has severe amnesia. Christian Troy accidentally pushed Gina off the roof of a building and killed her. Matt had sex with a sister he didn’t know existed, and Kimber is back in the porn business!

I’m not sure what else they can possibly come up with, but I can only assume good storylines will follow the first three episodes this year – with Christian getting breast cancer, Sean faking his disability, Liz having a moment with a man, a teenage intern providing awkward situations and all those L.A. boob jobs.

I love this show. I live for Tuesdays at 10 p.m. to turn on FX and see what else these characters can screw up.

– Kelly Pickerel