Stuff to Watch this Weekend

We know, we know...a lot of good series went on break in December, and you poor Insticators have been crying out for sweet, sweet television show salvation.

No worries. We're here for you Insticators. Best to run out now, crab some Pizza Bites, Doritos and a few six-packs of whatever tickles your fancy and settle in, cause TV is coming back this weekend, y'all.

1. Portlandia


"Portlandia" features Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and guest stars satirizing such alternative-culture types as the owners of a feminist book store, a bike messenger, a punk-rock couple, and an arty duo obsessed with putting little cut-outs of birds on anything they lay their hands on.

Or you could just watch this:

2. Merlin

Don't tell me to shush

Don't tell me to shush

"Merlin" shows the dramatic outcomes of living in a land of myth and a time of magic, putting a new spin on the story of the famous sorcerer Merlin. Set in the Kingdom of Camelot, the story follows young Merlin's dangerous journey as he, a young prince Arthur and other characters come face to face with legendary and fantastical foes and forces.

Basically, swords and magic and stuff. Serious bromance between Merlin and Arthur, if the fan girls are to be trusted:

3. House of Lies

Survival of the Slickest

Survival of the Slickest

These slick mofo's are back. "House of Lies" gives a subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.

Get excited:

4. Shameless


Set in working-class Chicago, "Shameless" features the Gallagher family, a working class family of eight, must survive the ups and downs of today's recession. With a mother who is out of her element and an alcoholic father who usually ends up passed out on the living room floor, 18-year-old daughter Fiona is left with the task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on the straight and narrow.

Otherwise known as the show where a lot of unscrupulous shit goes down, also, sex:

5. Californication


"Californication" is about a book writer always running into trouble with sex, drugs and women, while struggling to maintain a relationship with his ex-girlfriend and trying to raise his daughter in a less than normal environment for a teenager.

Cast a guy who went to rehab for sex addiction in the role of a sex fiend? Classic:

That's the quick and dirty round up, Insticators. Did we miss anything? Which show are you just itching to see this weekend? Discuss with us in the comments!