The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of March 2, 2015

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.


The Bachelor: S19E11

The Bachelor

Monday at 8:00pm on ABC

Why: Because this week the WOMEN ARE TELLING ALL! EVEN THE REJECTED ONES! Oh man, it'll be really sweet to hear them tell off Chris (the titular character), even though, hah, they probably won't. They'll probably just continue their internecine fights and then gang up on that one widowed woman who displayed an odd grasp of the way love stories work. But hey, on the upside, at least you'll get two hours of it!

Prepare to talk about: Whether Chris "The Bachelor" Farmer-man is from Iowa or Idaho (because you can't remember); how you would win his heart if it were up to you; whether roses are "cliché"; whether a romance show with a worse marriage track record than Kim Kardashian is ironic, post-ironic, or post-post-ironic at this point.


CSI: Cyber: S1E1

CSI: Cyber (Series Premiere)

Wednesday at 10:00pm on CBS

Why: Because Patricia Arquette signed on to this before she knew she was going to win an Oscar and is probably SO MAD AT HERSELF now! Just kidding, it's because the CSI franchise is about to move into the internet era and we can't wait to see how it gets the internet completely wrong! Will they investigate the color of #thedress? Who knows!

Prepare to talk about: Which internet crimes you want tackled by the stars of Medium and Dawson's Creek; how there should be an entire episode devoted to the ranking of the most important cats on the internet; whether they use the same password for everything like you do.



Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: S1E1

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
(Series Premiere)

Friday at 3:00am on Netflix

Why: Because the team behind 30 Rock made a show for Netflix (OK, it was originally for NBC but NBC didn't like it, because... eyeroll, we're done psychoanalyzing NBC) and it stars professional sweetie pie Ellie Kemper as an ex-cult member!

Prepare to talk about: How you'd kind of like to see Ellie Kemper play a serial killer or even just someone who frowns occasionally so as to break type; whether comedies are easier to binge-watch than dramas; how you're still literally Liz Lemon.



Leah E. Friedman is the editor of You can follow her musings on Twitter.


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