Monday Night TV: DWTS or Sheriff Joe?

Dancing With the Stars and 24 are on tonight.

If you're looking for something more topical, check out PBS's "expose" on Sheriff Joe Arapio. It aired Friday night and is now available for instant viewing on your computer.

One of the most controversial figures in the illegal immigration debate is Joe Arpaio, the longtime sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, whose aggressive hard line on local crime has received national attention. But has Sheriff Arpaio, who's made the most of federally-granted authority to enforce immigration laws, crossed the line when it comes to serving and protecting his community? Some critics have accused him of racial profiling.

It's a "look at what Sheriff Arpaio was — and wasn't — doing in the name of law enforcement." I haven't seen it yet, but PBS says most of the view reaction to the show was negative.

What are you watching tonight?

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    Steve McGarrett hates torture (5.00 / 3) (#8)
    by MKS on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 07:58:31 PM EST
    Just watched an old episode of Hawaii Five-0  while at the gym....

    Wonderful 1970 episode about stopping a biological attack by getting the scientist who created the virus to tell them where the hidden vial is that will kill everyone in Hawaii in 12 hours....A ticking time bomb scenario....The military tries sodium pentathol and some harsh, non-physical, questioning--no good, the guy is not talking...

    McGarrett argues that the scientist should be let go, and they can follow him to see if tries check on the vial....

    McGarrett argues that by pressing the scientist further they would get no information and perhaps push him into a breakdown insuring they get nothing.

    So, they let the scientist go, and his new girlfried, Loretta Switt (Hot Lips from M*A*S*H), convinces the scientist to tell them where the dreaded vial is...

    And, now we have torture-loving 24.  

    DWTS (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by nycstray on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:00:22 PM EST
    No shame here for a little fun after being slammed with the economy news yet again today.

    Monday nights: Saving Grace (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by good grief on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 09:07:21 PM EST
    I have a love-hate relationship with this show which seems to inspire such split emotion, esp with its odd religiosity and "faith" issues which tend to repel me. I have a love-love appreciation for Holly Hunter, however, so I give the show the benefit of my doubts.

    Saving Grace is repeated at midnight, so I can catch DWTS or something else beforehand.

    DWTS first, been a fan since the first season (none / 0) (#27)
    by Amiss on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 12:20:58 AM EST
    then it is on to Medium, this show just fascinates me, then some news and then Grace. I, too have a great appreciation for Holly Hunter.

    DWTS had some really good performances tonite of the Argentine Tango, I got interrupted and missed Melissa's performance tho.

    I think Steve has overstayed his usefulness and also Holly Madison.


    Not on TV (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 10:08:01 PM EST
    But I watched and listened to the final of four concerts @ Lincoln Center:  Gergiev/LSO/Prokofiev and tonight Repin.  Sooooo lucky.

    The rest of #1 Ladies Detec tive Agency (none / 0) (#1)
    by Cream City on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 07:36:55 PM EST
    that debuted on HBO last night.  The first episode two hours long, so we saved half for tonight.

    The books are such fun and brought to life by a great cast.  And Botswana is just gorgeous.  Plus, that African musical score turns any other tv show tinny.

    I saw it last night (none / 0) (#4)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 07:43:47 PM EST
    It was really good.

    the closer (none / 0) (#2)
    by DFLer on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 07:38:42 PM EST

    That show has verve (none / 0) (#11)
    by andgarden on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:26:42 PM EST
    I've only seen a couple of episodes, though.

    I Am Waiting (none / 0) (#3)
    by squeaky on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 07:43:26 PM EST
    For the sequel leading up to when Holder confronts Sheriff Arpaio just before he gets sentenced to federal prison for civil rights violations, hate crimes etc.

    Not yet two months into the Obama administration, the veteran Republican lawman finds himself under investigation by the Justice Department following complaints that his office employs unconstitutional practices in enforcing immigration laws


    good find and (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 07:45:58 PM EST
    check out the actual DOJ letter (pdf) it sent Arapaio informing him of the investigation. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy (sarcasm)

    Loretta King? (none / 0) (#6)
    by squeaky on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 07:48:48 PM EST
    That is too much.

    Heroes (none / 0) (#7)
    by vicndabx on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 07:57:47 PM EST
    I used to watch The Closer, but now try to catch it on re-runs.

    New Closer season (none / 0) (#28)
    by Amiss on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 12:25:29 AM EST
    begins in June with a new medical drama featuring Jada Pinkett Smith as well.

    Jeralyn (none / 0) (#10)
    by CoralGables on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:17:39 PM EST
    I have an east coast advantage but it's worth waiting for in Mountain Time. You're going to love Melissa tonight.

    Thanks, I can't wait (none / 0) (#15)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:34:28 PM EST
    She is so my favorite. Lil Kim is my second favorite. Kim and Derek were great in the Argentine Tango or whatever it was. The cranky judge is pretty funny.

    It's fun watching Melissa (none / 0) (#18)
    by nycstray on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:41:26 PM EST
    Not only did she get a great op to flip the nationwide TV dump, she's obviously doing something she loves and is good at. From what I can tell, her last job didn't fit that bill. More power to her for stepping up to the op.

    The Argentine Tango (none / 0) (#29)
    by cpa1 on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 04:31:38 AM EST
    is a tough dance that you just have to feel.  I didn't like Little Kim's and I didn't even like Edyta's tango.  Neither showed the sexy and sultry melding of two bodies.  They were mechanical at best.  Cheryl Burke did it right and so did her partner, Gilles Marini.  I was surprised that Edyta wasn't better but maybe she's just not into Lawrence or perhaps he was too uptight.  It was almost like she was respecting his space and didn't get too close.  

    Edyta and her husband Alec are appearing at a temple here on Long Island on Saturday, May 30th.  Here is the info in case anyone is interested:

    **SATURDAY, MAY 30*EDYTA SLIWINSKA & ALEC MAZO of "DANCING WITH THE STARS*@ TEMPLE TORAH w/Louis Del Prete.  $40 prepaid.   Limited seating.  9-12:30.  Lesson 8:30.   2900 Jerusalem Av, Wantagh, LI. 516 819 9016.  
    SUNDAY, MAY 31**CLASSES WITH EDYTA & ALEC.  Call Louis to reserve


    Melissa was just on (none / 0) (#22)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 09:14:20 PM EST
    She was incredible. It's mind boggling that she could be so versatile to go from the Bachelor to DWTS, excel at both and still so unpretentious.

    My DVR is filled with (none / 0) (#12)
    by andgarden on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:27:51 PM EST
    CSI: Miami and Seinfeld episodes.

    andgarden, I have to ask: does (none / 0) (#14)
    by Anne on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:31:21 PM EST
    David Caruso seem to you to be as much a caricature of himself as he does to me?  He is as one-dimensional an actor as anyone I have ever seen, and it drove me crazy to the point where I couldn't even watch the show anymore.

    Yes, he's a walking parody (none / 0) (#16)
    by andgarden on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:35:08 PM EST
    But that show just looks so good, that I look past him.

    Yup (5.00 / 1) (#30)
    by MKS on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 11:23:28 AM EST
    It is the bright yellows, the sunshine on everything....and the brilliant colors of the lab and police headquarters.....I have watched while barely awake, and it is gently mezmerizing....

    Jim Carrey on Letterman (none / 0) (#17)
    by nycstray on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:36:56 PM EST
    doing an impression of DC busted my gut. He had it down.

    Oh, and (none / 0) (#26)
    by andgarden on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 12:04:14 AM EST
    The Closer is in re-runs, so (none / 0) (#13)
    by Anne on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 08:29:13 PM EST
    the only thing I watch now on Mondays is Medium, and sometimes Antiques Roadshow.

    I don't know why, but I just have never been able to get into DWTS.  And I used to be a big fan of 24, but now it just doesn't hold my interest.

    Mondays seem to be about trying to finish up the Sunday NYT crossword!

    Arpio (none / 0) (#19)
    by MrConservative on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 09:01:16 PM EST
    is a psychopath.  It deserves to be in prison.

    Do you live in Maricopa County? (none / 0) (#20)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 09:06:09 PM EST
    He is elected time after time. It's pretty obvious the people there think he is doing what they need done in their community.

    His style wouldn't survive in the part of the country I live, so I don't quite get him, but it's not my place to judge the millions of people who want him in that job in their community.


    It's our place to (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by MrConservative on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 09:17:48 PM EST
    judge everyone who supports human rights abuses.  The popularity of a psychopath is irrelevant.  Hitler was popular.  Arpaio is popular.  They are all the same.  They are barely even human.