A Dramacalypse is upon us.
Mad Men. Game of Thrones. The Good Wife. Once Upon a Time. Californication, if you’re into that kind of thing. They’re all airing new episodes this Sunday — and so are comedies like Veep and Silicon Valley. And reality staples like The Amazing Race. And the MTV Movie Awards. All this, plus a new hour of NBC’s Believe — what’s a couch potato to do?
The answer: Read a book.
Just kidding! Really, thanks to the magic that is the Internet (not to mention the DVR), you don’t necessarily have to choose between Sunday’s bounty of TV-watching options. A savvy viewer knows to focus first on shows not easily found via legal streaming methods and/or live events. By that logic, then, you should begin the evening by watching Conan O’Brien try to sell us on the the MTV Awards, then switch to AMC at 9 p.m. ET to watch Don Draper try to sell us on Don Draper. You can probably afford to catch up with everything else (that you’re interested in) on Monday — or in the wee hours of Sunday night/Monday morning, if you’ve got an iron constitution and/or don’t care about starting off the week in a state of zombification.
Then again, do you really want to wait until 11 p.m. or later to find out what’s going on in Westeros, or Storybrooke, or Long Island, home of an all-new hour of TLC’s Long Island Medium? (Fine; one of these things may be skippable. But I’m not going to say which one.) Depending on your television priorities, the answer may be “no” — especially if you’re not trying to watch three or four straight hours of tube tonight. (If that’s the case, however, might I ask what you’re doing on EW.com?)
Enough preamble. Tell us, folks: What’s your Sunday night TV schedule on this, the most overpacked evening of the year so far? Bonus points if your answer includes “watching Lifetime’s new original movie Death Clique.”