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5 Shows After Dark: Maybe They Should Call it "The Morally Ambiguous Wife" Instead

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | November 4, 2012 | Comments ()


"Call the Midwife" on PBS at 8:00pm ET. First season finale. So those of you who enjoy British period drama, where does this rank? I saw the first episode, but didn't keep up with it. It seemed cute.

"Mythbusters" on Discovery at 8:00pm ET.

"Boardwalk Empire" on HBO at 9:00pm ET.

"The Good Wife" on CBS at 9:30pm ET. Is it just me or are some of these things on at strange times tonight? I thought "The Good Wife" was on the hour. I'd blame daylight savings time, but that shouldn't put things off by half an hour. Whatever, it's just fun to blame daylight savings time.

"Homeland" on Showtime at 10:00pm ET. Oh my god, you guys, did you believe that thing that happened last week?!? With the guy, and he did that... thing? Ok, so I don't get Showtime, but I wanted to feel cool for a minute.

Genevieve Burgess. is looking forward to the day when she can afford all the premium cable channels.

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  • kylie44
  • Jezzer


    No one cares about your shitty little blog, spambot, and naming it after Megan Fox is even less likely to attract the average Pajiban.

  • KatSings

    I miss TV. Stupid Sandy.

  • BWeaves

    I love "Call The Midwife."

    1. I never knew there were Anglican nuns. And they're pretty cool nuns. They weren't fazed by the incest, like the nurses were.

    2. I want all the clothes Jenny Lee wears.

    3. Chummy is introduced in episode 2, and is my favorite character. You'd never see her be the romantic lead if this show was made in America. It was so nice to see the big, clumsy woman be the love interest, and not the cute, petite one.

    4. It's a true story, and they took extra special care to get the midwifery right in 1950's England.

    5. My only complaint would be that when the babies are born, the nurses still have pristine white rubber gloves and uniforms. I would have thought there would have been a lot more mess, but I guess they didn't totally want to gross everyone out.

    6. It's eye opening to see how people lived back then, when they weren't being waiting on hand and foot in Downtown Abbey. (Yes, different time periods, but also different classes and after 2 world wars.)

  • Jezzer

    I watched "The Good Wife" for the first time last night and enjoyed it. I saw this morning that the recaplet was up on TWoP, but when I clicked it, I saw the name "Jacob" attached to it, screamed, and slapped my monitor off my desk. :(

  • Utopian

    I can't believe what I just saw on The Walking Dead. It was so sad I think it gave me cancer. I'm getting blackout drunk tonight.

  • DeltaJuliet

    I was hoping SOMEONE would mention TWD. It was a sad episode.....sad how it happened, but I'm not sad to see a certain character go.

  • Blake

    Boo... Thanks for the *Spoiler*...

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    Unless someone edited there post, I don't see a spoiler. Saying someone dies on TWD is not exactly a spoiler.
    People get way over done on calling spoilers. All that was said is that something really sad happens on the episode, and apparently it is a death. If *that* spoils an episode for you, then you are a moron.

  • DeltaJuliet

    Thanks.....I thought I was vague enough in my post (no, it has not been editied). I was going to defend myself and then thought "eh, whatever".

    But now, here I am defending myself. HA! For the record, LOTS of people die in this show, and unless you live with me in my house (Tom, is this you?) you don't know who I like and don't like and this is not a spoiler. Unless of course, this IS Tom, and then I'm sorry I ruined it for you babe.

  • Blake

    "I'm not sad to see a certain character go." I think we all know who that would be, but thanks for you insightful analysis of my comment...

  • Cody McKee

    I'm pretty sure CBS has been doing that with the show times for a few weeks... I chalked it up to NFL coverage.

  • Salieri2

    God those shoes look uncomfortable.

  • Call the Midwife is mostly harmless. It's primary point of interest is in showing a period and class of British society that we never see. We think of 1950 Britain as relatively fancy and modern. Mrs. SLW walked in when it was on and assumed it was set in the 19th century (the bikes, half-paved streets, brick buildings, etc.). But aside from that sort of glimpse, the story itself isn't particularly noteworthy.

  • Irina

    I know, right? I was shocked when Jenny went to see an Elvis Presley movie.

  • gsmarker

    You quit Call the Midwife after ep 1? That means you've not had the pleasure of meeting Chummy, my favorite character on the show! We just adore it -- and it's actually turned out to be pretty brave. For example: last week covered a weirdly touching incest plot.

  • Irina

    Chummy is the best! The rest is fine I guess, the atmosphere is right, but the storylines tend to stray into a moral black and white dichotomy that I think is very much misplaced. I like the general note of optimism and the small acts of kindness that average people surprise us with, I don't really find that in real life so it's refreshing to see it on the screen.

  • meaux

    "weirdly touching incest plot"...aren't they all, pretty much? By definition?

  • Quatermain

    What is it with incest storylines on TV lately? It's weird and creepy and they should knock it the hell off.

  • D=

    yeah, seriously. creeping me the hell out...

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