The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of July 21, 2014

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.


American Ninja Warrior: S6E8

American Ninja Warrior

Monday at 9pm on NBC

Why: This show grabbed a ton of new interest last week when diminutive gymnast Kacy Catanzaro massacred its brutal course with ease. Everyone you know is going to tune in this week to see if that kind of feat can be repeated by any other contestant—male or female.

Prepare to talk about: How no one else comes close to making the competition look as effortless as Catanzaro did, and how badly she'll beat everyone else who qualifies for Las Vegas' Mt. Midoriyama finals.


Pretty Little Liars: S5E7

Pretty Little Liars

Tuesday at 8pm on ABC Family

Why: "A" is back and everyone's freaking out! As with every episode of this insanely popular series, a ton will happen and yet by the end of the episode, nothing much will have changed, but that doesn't stop people from wildly speculating about it anyway.

Prepare to talk about: Who "A" is this time, why these girls just can't stay out of trouble, and why the Rosewood Police Department is constantly AWOL.



True Blood: S7E6

True Blood

Sunday at 9pm on HBO

Why: The final season of HBO's southern gothic sex-and-gore-fest is pulling out all the stops, and each episode is guaranteed to contain at least one shocking scene that the internet will need to GIF and analyze.

Prepare to talk about: Boobs. Dongs. Deaths. How this show should have ended a year ago but you can't stop watching, and how you're still not over [MAJOR CHARACTER]'s death. It doesn't matter which one you're talking about here; the body count for the biggies has basically been one per episode this season.



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Jul 23, 2014 1:25AM EDT

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