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5 Shows After Dark: Say Hello to Your New, Horrific Reality Series

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | October 31, 2012 | Comments ()


"30 Rock" on NBC at 8:00pm ET. Alert! On a special night! Be sure to check your DVRs if, you know, anyone is still doing that for this show.

"Survivor" on CBS at 8:00pm ET.

"American Horror Story" on FX at 10:00pm ET. In a bit of a grim coincidence, the episode airing the week the Northeast Atlantic coast was devastated by a massive hurricane/superstorm/sign of the impending apocalypse is called "Nor'easter" and is, presumably, about a massive storm that will devastate the section of the Northeast Atlantic coast where Briarcliff happens to be. I'm sure the people in the area would be a little perturbed by this if, you know, they were able to watch TV. Seriously, though I hope everyone is doing alright out there and that everyone you know is safe.

"Nashville" on ABC at 10:00pm ET.

"The Real Exorcist" on Lifetime at 11:00pm ET. Series premiere. At the center of this show is Reverend Bob Larson who has allegedly performed over 10,000 exorcisms. So, several things are problematic here, the first being that Reverend Larson does not appear to be affiliated with any specific church which means he's operating with little to no oversight. The second is that "10,000" number, since Wikipedia indicates that Reverend Larson only began performing exorcisms (over the telephone for his radio show, mind you) in the late 80s. Taking 1987 as a start point, that would mean that over the last 25 years he's performed 400 exorcisms per year. Allegedly. But, you know, I'm sure they'd never give a reality show to someone without a thorough background check to make sure they weren't giving someone a national outlet for their potentially dangerous beliefs on the basis of false information. Anyway, good to know at least one channel besides FX is airing some genuinely scary shit this Halloween.

Genevieve Burgess is dressing as Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons this Halloween, since I'm pretty sure at least one of you wanted to know that.

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  • duckandcover

    Exorcisms are typically affiliated with the Catholic Church, but priests are referred to as Father, not Reverend. 10,000 exorcisms? You've got to be kidding me. -_-

    Also, wtf at Disqus not recognizing my account again.

  • Quatermain

    Solid choice on the costume, Genevieve. I dressed as Hulk Hogan this year. Trimmed my beard into a fu manchu, dyed it blonde, got a mullet wig and a red bandana. I already had a 'Hulkamania' t-shirt, so I was good to go. A drunk girl dressed as a slutty version of Princess Jasmine said she wanted to make a sex tape with me, but then threw up into a trash can about 45 seconds later, possibly because I told her I had a 24 inch python.

  • "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" is on right now on ABC. Best Halloween movie ever, no contest.

  • Blake


  • Mrcreosote

    Long blonde wig? All of her hair was burned off! Nerd fit oncoming!! Deep breaths, deeeep breaths.
    Okay, better now. Ignore me, I'm taking this much too seriously. I did consider going as Rob, post R.W. however.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I'm splitting the difference between the show and the books. In the books, her hair is burnt off. In the show, it isn't. I chose to go with hair rather than without, because without hair there's even less of a chance that anyone but mega-fans would recognize me.

    My brother said he thought he could make a good Ned Stark. I told him he was about a head too tall.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Halloween Creative License Rule is in effect. If she looks hotter with the wig its permitted.

    Genevieve, you just never mind Mrcreosote and his asthma attack. Here's to you finding your Khal Drogo out there.

  • SabrinaHatesDisqus

    Mother, May I Sleep with Reverend Bob?

  • Robert

    That exorcism reality series has been pushed back and renamed at least four times already. It wasn't even a Lifetime series at first. All signs point to a really bad show.

  • Red_Right_Returning

    Well, it is on Lifetime.

  • L.O.V.E.

    "Genevieve Burgess is dressing as Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons this Halloween..."

    Ok, Ok, Ok. But which one, on a scale from "no filtering" to "moderate" to "strict"?

    For comparison sake, here is what moderate gets you. (No filtering gets you fire and half-eaten hearts, but otherwise the costume is just a long blonde wig)

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Strict. I'm going as Daenerys right after her dragons are born. I made three tiny dragons, bought a long blonde wig, and have secured a pale flesh-colored spanex body suit.

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