Spring television previews

Nathan Mendelowitz

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The Walking Dead

AMC – Sundays at 10 p.m.

On Feb, 10, “The Walking Dead” returns to finish the second half of its third season and it should be an exhilarating finish. The end of the first half saw the Governor (David Morrissey) losing his eye and getting severely beaten by Michonne (Dana Gurrira) and the capture of fan favorite Daryl (Norman Reedus). This sets up a showdown between Rick’ survivors in the prison facing off The Governor and his Woodbury citizens. It’s also interesting to see how newcomer Chad Coleman, who plays a fan-favorite character from the comic Tyreese, will change the dynamic as a new leader or just a subordinate. Hopefully the show can continue its momentum and deliver on all levels.

The Americans

FX – Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

The premise of new show “The Americans” is an interesting one: KGB officers have been trained to impersonate American citizens as sleeper agents during the Reagan administration during the height of the Cold War. What makes it more interesting is many of them have married and seem to have been impersonating for a very long time. The draw of the show is the interactions of the sleeper agents trying to portray a normal life as Americans while secretly meeting on how and when they will carry out their mission. The show stars Keri Russell as one of the sleeper agents and premieres today at 10 p.m.

Game of Thrones

HBO – Sundays at 9 p.m.

“Game of Thrones” returns for its third season and will follow the first half of the third book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. This season has two main draws. The first is this season involves more backstabbing than was ever present in the first two seasons. The second is the growing army of the evil death soldiers in the far north trying to break through the wall to invade Westeros. It should be an action-filled season and there will be many favorite characters who will more than likely die. The third season begins March 31 and will air on Sundays at 9 p.m.

Do No Harm

NBC – Thursdays at  9 p.m.

“Do No Harm” is a new show premiering on NBC and is a modern take on “Strange Cases of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” The show will follow Dr. Jason Cole,(Steven Pasquale), who is a successful neurosurgeon until the clock hits 8:25 p.m. Dr. Cole then becomes Ian Price, who wants to do anything and everything to ruin the career and life of his other personality. Dr. Cole was able to suppress him using a strong mixture of drugs but the show’s premiere will have the return of his alter ego after he stops taking the medicine. “Do No Harm” will premiere Thursday after the series finale of “30 Rock.”

Psych

USA Network – Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

Returning comedy/drama show “Psych” is set to begin itsseventh season and it should be a fun one. The premiere will continue from the cliffhanger at the end of season six where Henry (Corbin Bernsen) was shot and left to die. The season will also feature the growing relationship of Shawn (James Roday) and Juliet (Maggie Lawson) now that they are moving in together. “Psych” has been known for its laughs and smart writing and that should continue this season. The season premiere will air on Feb. 27 on Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

 

Nathan can be reached at: nhm22@saclink.csus.edu