What to Watch: May 10 - 16

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TV.com's pick of the best TV shows on Aussie screens this week.

4 Corners / Q&A;
We've put these shows together because they both tackle the same topic: the government's plan to filter the internet. 4 Corners reporter Quentin McDermott looks at the potential impact of plans to protect children from the dangers of cyberspace. But what about the "grey areas" of sites on euthanasia, safe injecting procedures or other sensitive political topics? Does this also attack free speech? Later Q&A; hosts a live debate on the same issue, with politicians, commentators, journalists and activists.

Airs: 8:30pm / 9:35pm Monday on ABC1

Is there no stopping Russell and the Villains? Last week Amanda was sent packing after Candace betrayed her Heroes. How will they react? This week there are no less than two Tribal Councils and two more eliminated from this terrific season. We'll be cheering from our couches if Russell finally gets his comeuppance.

Airs: 8:40pm Tuesday on Nine

The Inbetweeners
It's another expedition for the four hapless boys as Simon drives them to London for a night of clubbing. But a night of conquest hardly goes to plan as the boys are progressively rejected by the girls or thrown out for misadventures in the toilets. The language is crude and the humour never really rises very high above the waistline. In other words it's very funny.

Airs: 9:30pm Tuesday on GO!

Long-time fans of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) are in for a surprise this week when one of the most memorable characters from previous series makes a shock return. Meanwhile, Jack takes a more low-key role this week, reeling from the death of Islamic leader Oman Hassan (Anil Kapoor). The failure of the CTU team will also result in big changes for the always dependable Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub).

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on Seven

Josh Schwartz's lively action-comedy about a computer geek who accidentally gets government secrets embedded into his brain by the CIA has aired already on FOX8, but now it comes to GO! In the lead role Zachary Levi is charismatic and endearing, a kind of lovable loser who winds up in a world of espionage, bombs, National Security and an attractive gal by the name of Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). This one is a lot of fun. Press Upload for entertainment.

Airs: 7:30pm Wednesday on GO!

The Pacific
If you thought last week was gut-wrenching, wait until this week when there are two relentless episodes. The second is so confronting it needed the later time slot just to fit with its classification. The battle scenes in Pelelilu are some of the most violent you will ever see on television, with Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) deeply affected by this hell on earth. Aussie actors this week include Leon Ford, Gary Sweet and Ashley Zukerman.

Airs: 8:30pm Wednesday on Seven

Jessica Watson: The Homecoming
Live. Here is a truly "amazing race", as 16-year-old lone sailor Jessica Watson returns home to Sydney Harbour. Her solo sail around the world has been a most remarkable achievement. As one of her sponsors, TEN will have her first live television interview. Sydney will celebrate this momentous achievement, and you can see it all live. A special on her journey will also air at 6pm Sunday.

Airs: 11am Saturday on TEN / ONE

Big Time Rush
Premiere. A boy band TV series? Smells a lot like a modern-day version of The Monkees, and it turns out it was actually part of the inspiration. Logan, Kendall, Carlos and James are four pals from Minnesota who make it to LA as the next hot thang. They have talent, looks, personality and an edge -- but do they really have what it takes to make it in the music biz? This stars Kendall Schmidt (Gilmore Girls), James Maslow (iCarly), Logan Henderson and Carlos Pena (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide).

Airs: 6:30pm Saturday on Nickelodeon

Doctor Who
Part two of Sunday's spooky tale with the Weeping Angels will see the Doctor, Amy Pond and River Song trying to escape through the wreckage of a crashed space liner. This two-part tale was actually the first one filmed with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Watch closely to see if they have changed their performances much since then.

Airs: 7:30pm Sunday on ABC1

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May 10, 2010
24 is the only thing worth watching listed.
May 10, 2010
Interesting to see how the TV version of 24 ends up...and therefore, how the movie version will begin...
May 10, 2010
I am so behind on Doctor Who. I haven't been able to watch any episode of the new season yet.