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Link Tank: TV Blog Coalition Roundup for May 2-4

Televisionary is proud to be a member of the TV Blog Coalition. At the end of each week, we'll feature a roundup of content from our sister sites for your delectation.

This week, I was enthused about the fourth season pairing of David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Doctor Who, offered a casting scoop about Catherine O'Hara in Rob Thomas' new drama pilot Good Behavior, and once again found myself enthralled by the latest episode of Lost... and laughing out loud at the latest brilliant installment of 30 Rock.

Oh, I also dissected the solemn second season ender of FX's The Riches, provided an advance review of the inanity of CW's new reality series Farmer Wants a Wife, and discussed my disappointment in this sub-par season of The Office.

Elsewhere in the sophisticated TV-obsessed section of the blogosphere, members of the TV Blog Coalition were discussing the following items...
  • With the Sex and the City movie looming, Buzz proposed a dozen essential episodes of the series to watch before May 30. (BuzzSugar)
  • With the start of season 2 of Robin Hood on BBC America, Sandie shared her interview with Richard Armitage, who plays Guy of Gisbourne. (Daemon's TV)
  • Marcia created a Lost drinking game, ensuring that she'll never again be sober on Thursday nights. (Pop Vultures)
  • Want to know what you will be listening at the beach or on your road trip this summer? Scooter runs down twenty-five albums that will be released over the next four months. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)
  • With apologies to Supernatural, Scrubs and My Name Is Earl, Vance is supa dupa excited from the amazing Thursday onslaught of Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, 30 Rock, Lost, The Office and Survivor. (Tapeworthy)
  • In the wake of a prominent death on Battlestar Galactica, Dan got all Mr. Wizard on us and did some hasty internet research on what would actually happen to you if you got sucked out of the airlock and into outer space. It ain't pretty. (TiFaux)
  • Jennifer was outraged to hear of the impending cancellation of Aliens in America and launched into a red-faced rant about the current state of television. (Tube Talk)
  • Raoul talked to the rather fascinating Lauren of America's Next Top Model (TV Filter)

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