Critic's Corner Monday: Olympics, 'Longmire'
Posted August 5, 2012
•NBC's prime-time Summer Olympics (8 ET/PT) program begins its second week tonight, as the focus begins its shift to track and field coverage.
But don't panic, gymnastics and diving fans. There are still a few events left for NBC to add into the taped mix.
• A&E has a four-episode run of its surprisingly successful big-sky-cop series Longmire (8 ET/PT).
It's not a bad series, but you can't help feeling you're watching a lower-budger, lesser-cast version of a CBS procedural.
• CBS' Two Broke Girls (8:30 ET/PT) repeats the two episodes that introduced Jennifer Coolidge's Sophie to the show.
She doesn't quite make up for the general weakness of the supporting cast, but she does help.
And if you don't want to watch the Olympics, the show is certainly a huge improvement over its competitors on ABC and Fox.
• You might not know it, but the movie The Green Lantern (HBO, 9 ET/PT) has a significant TV connection.
It was written by Political Animals' Greg Berlanti, who has the superhero series Arrow coming this fall on CW.
And it's one of Sheldon's favorite targets of derision on The Big Bang Theory.
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