Gay TV on a Monday Night: ‘The Grinch,’ ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Million Dollar Listing,’ & ‘Paradise Falls’
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Already? Yes, already. Pretty sure it was as quick a shift last year, but the millisecond the turkey was in Tupperware, the lights, trees, and SALES were already up everywhere we looked. Tonight it's time to bring on the holiday television specials with a classic: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. If that doesn't put some cheer in your heart, try a festive Thanksgiving episode of Gossip Girl, more realty rivalry between Million Dollar Listing's Chad and Madison, and a performance from Mary Poppins on The Tonight Show. It's beginning to look a lot like a good night of gay TV! Let us know what you watched and what you thought.
Start of the most wonderful time of the year right, the same way your parents and maybe their parents did. You're never too old to enjoy Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, on ABC tonight at 8. Boris Karloff narrates the animated classic, directed by the legendary Chuck Jones. Watch the Grinch, a hateful creature with a heart three sizes too small, set out to steal Christmas and all subsequent joy from the Whos of Whoville.
Back in modern-day Manhattan, the holidays are far less cheerful for the pretty faces of Gossip Girl. On the CW at 9 o’clock, Blair (Leighton Meester) uncovers serious secrets in her family, and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) shows up at Dan''s (Penn Badgley) doorstep to join his family for turkey. Plus hopefully we'll see more of Eric's (Connor Paolo) emerging flair for secrets and lies. It certainly runs in the family.
At 10, turn on Bravo for an all-new Million Dollar Listing. Or really, what can be known as Chad versus Madison for realty supremacy in the 'Bu. This week Chad thinks Mads is totes infringing on his territory and bitches back. We're curious -- is one more significantly more successful than the other, or is this all just nit-picking?
Following the Realtors are the chefs in another Bravo original reality series: Chef Academy, on at 11 p.m. This week the students learn to make risotto and tomato sauce the right way. Sounds yummy. But poor Joel's still getting bossed aorund. He won't take it forever.
As the fall shows slip into the background with more specials and repeats populating our guide, it's the perfect time to get into a great guilty pleasure courtesy of here! On Demand. We recommend Paradise Falls, set in a quaint little Canadian backwoods vacation spot, but it's what's going on behind cottage doors that will knock your socks off: gay weddings, porno shoots, creepy cults, missing bodies, Pride Day celebrations, racy couples, boys with boys, girls with girls, and, for those interested in politics, a local election filled with dirty tricks. Check out the series that's been described as Melrose Place meets Twin Peaks On Demand or online as a premium member of Gay.com.
In late-night fare, hopefully this time we'll actually see Chelsea Handler chat with Kathy Griffin on E!'s Chelsea Lately. Last time she was reported as the guest, the episode never came on, so hopefully this time we'll see two of our favorite very funny and very dirty ladies. Earlier, at 10 p.m. on NBC's Jay Leno Show, it's two male jokesters, Bill Maher and Adam Carolla. Later, at 11:35 on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien's got TV legend William Shatner, 90210 scrawny babe AnnaLynne McCord, and a performance we're really looking forward to from the cast of Mary Poppins.
TELL US: What Monday night shows make you happy? What's your favorite guilty pleasure series?