5 Shows After Dark: Is This Pandering More to Your Liking?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | January 15, 2013 |


"Face Off" on SyFy at 9:00pm ET. 90 minute fourth season premiere.

"Happy Endings" at 9:00pm ET.

"The New Normal" on NBC at 9:30pm ET. I want to live inside this show. Not because I particularly like any of the characters, but because it seems like NO ONE IS EVER ALLOWED TO BE UNHAPPY for longer than 22 minutes at a time. Seriously. Everyone on this show is totally fulfilled by their career choices, everyone looking to meet someone interesting does, all conflicts between characters are sewn up by the end of the episode, and everyone has enough money to do all the things they want to do. It's like a fairytale. But then again, so is "Glee" if you only watch the parts with Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel so maybe that's just what Ryan Murphy likes to do when he's not impregnating crazy women with alien spawn and obsessing over lactation.

"Justified" on FX at 10:00pm ET.

"Redrum" on Investigation Discovery at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a new series that works backwards from the murder to the discovery of what happened which sounds like every other series about murder out there, true life or fictional. But there's a lot of shows about murder cases out there (like, really, when I sat down to think about it I creeped myself out a bit) so I guess they have to distinguish themselves any way they can.

Genevieve Burgess will be writing the date wrong for the next two months.

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