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5 Shows After Dark: There's a Whole Lot of Scary Happening Here, Seems Like

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | October 28, 2013 | Comments ()


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How I Met Your Mother on CBS at 8:00pm ET.

Scare Tactics on SyFy at 8:00pm ET. Fifth season fall premiere. Anyone hear if this is getting cancelled? I only ask because SyFy is airing a straight six episodes tonight, and the last one is listed as being the “Fifth season finale” and burning off half a season’s worth of episodes in one night doesn’t seem like the kind of thing you do with a show that’s successful. Maybe it’s special for Halloween?

Monday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks vs. St.Louis Rams on ESPN at 8:40pm ET.

Hostages on CBS at 10:00pm ET.

Castle on ABC at 10:01pm ET. I realize I’m late on this, but I always love it when shows with one or two central characters try to wring tension out of plot lines that involve putting that one character in mortal danger when there’s been no announcement the series will be ending and it’s mid-season. Castle happens to have done this recently, as did Scandal, and it baffles me every time. “Oh god, my favorite show is totally going to kill off the main character! What will I do?” said no one ever.

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  • e jerry powell

    Hell, GB, "Blacklist" puts its central character in mortal peril by the twenty-second minute every stinkin' week. It's getting really old.

  • BWeaves

    I came back to Castle the last two episodes, and they seem to be going for totally unrealistic storylines, but they are still fun. Last week, time travel. This week, scavenger hunt. At least it's not the same old, same old. Well, for Castle it is. The first family member they interview usually done it.

  • Jerry Kenney

    Said someone: the fans of Game of Thrones when Ned Stark lost his head over his ideals.

  • The show captured that scene really well. It gave me the same mix of sympathy and frustration that the book did. On the one hand, Ned's unimpeachable honor landed him a completely terrible end. On the other the inflexibility that came with that rigid honor not to mention his really bad move showing Cersei all his cards. THAT is how you do a shocking death: set up the reasons and then pull the trigger.

  • Zen

    It's still the most shocking death (for me personally), even counting all of the subsequent deaths.

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