Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and welcome February. Ah, February! Who doesn’t love February? Ice storms, no good sports after this Sunday, massive killer blizzards, obligatory Valentine’s purchases. Why, it’s a dream month! LET’S GO!
LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN – 11:30PM (CBS)Mitt Romney, one of a few obvious candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, drops by to deliver the evening’s top ten list. Because when you think comedy, you think Mitt Romney. If Letterman follows Stephen Colbert’s lead and cuts to footage of Guy Smiley from Sesame Street every time Romney speaks, this Top Ten list will be vastly improved. ANTICIPATION: GIN ROMNEY!
ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE – 10:00PM (Lifetime) Lifetime’s cheekily named new documentary series chronicles the goings on inside a maternity ward in a hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Tonight’s premiere features moms dealing with labor pain. As someone who has two kids and has watched any number of childbirth education videos, I can tell you the majority of this episode will likely feature women bent over, grasping the hospital bed for support, and wincing in pain while their husbands stand three feet away, completely at a loss as to what to do. It’s a miracle, I tell you. A painful, awkward, horrible miracle. ANTICIPATION: GRUNTING!
CHERRY GOES… – 10:00PM (BBC America) Well if her name is Cherry, I’ll probably follow her anywhere. Anyway, the host of this BBC show spends an evening out with the ladies of UK, figuring out how British ladies drink (a lot) and why they do (because they just listened to a Thom Yorke solo album). ANTICIPATION: PASTY!
DIRTY JOBS – 9:00PM (Discovery) Tonight, Mike makes scrapple. A waitress told me once that scrapple is “what doesn’t make it into the sausage.” And I was like, there’s stuff that doesn’t qualify for the sausage? Like what, cartilage? Anyway, expect to see pig parts you really wish you hadn’t seen. ANTICIPATION: LUNGS!
TOMBSTONE – 8:00PM (AMC) Like I’m not gonna recommend the greatest movie in the history of everything ever. I’m yo huckleberry. ANTICIPATION: ISN’T THAT A DAISY?