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5 Shows After Dark: Stage Makeup Would Be More Subtle at This Point

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | December 12, 2012 | Comments ()


"Criminal Minds" on CBS at 9:00pm ET. Eighth season fall finale. The makeup situation on Hotch has progressed from "concerning" to full on disaster sometime in the last year. I swear I can see a LINE across that man's forehead where one color of foundation stops. It's just inexplicably terrible and hideously distracting from my regularly scheduled gawking at Reid and Morgan interspersed with something about serial killers and terrible examples of profiling, sort of.

"The Hour" on BBCA at 9:00pm ET.

"Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012" on ABC at 9:30pm ET. Much like the last few years of Dick Clark hosting New Years Eve were progressively more uncomfortable, this special is getting to the point where everyone's shifting in their seats and giving each other the side-eye over how long we can continue to pretend that everything's fine here. Seriously. One Direction isn't fascinating, they're a retread of every boy band that ever was, from somewhere around the 1960s to now. It's just a cultural trope that pops up every ten years or so. Get it together.

"American Horror Story" on FX at 10:00pm ET.

"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge" on MTV at 10:00pm ET.

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  • Semilitterate

    IMHO "Criminal Minds" has to bee the absolute worst, most pretentious "procedural drama" on TV. How it has lasted eight(!) seasons is beyond me. all the great philosophic gobbbledey-gook always seems to end up with this big shoot 'em up at the end. Give me a break

  • Carrie/Teabelly

    I watched A LOT of Criminal Minds this year. I'd never done so before, and it was on everyday, about 4 episodes at a time. I TiVo'd it and caught up to at least season 6, maybe 7? And then I gave in. I think it was making me afraid of the world. How many bad things can happen to people? I need my dark things slightly more removed from reality.

  • Samantha

    Whenever I watch "Criminal Minds" I think they all look kind of yellow.

  • kilmo

    I am not seeing this Hotch makeup situation. I'm glad, because then I can't unsee it.

    Penelope Garcia and Zander better get back together. Zander seems like he's off the sauce, getting back to his fighting weight. He can have more screen time again.

    Last week was cray. Dude was making HUMAN marionettes. Pretty sure the victims are now wheelchair bound for life, but they still got saved. So yea!

  • Irina

    Re: marionettes - Fringe did it better. And creepier.

  • kilmo

    Not sure how that's possible. Dude was hallucinating an audience and a little person named Mr. Conrad as the robber. That shit was CRAY, LOL.

  • Irina

    Watch Fringe, then tell me I'm wrong :) Season 3, episode 9. Awesome stuff.

  • RilesSD

    but Fringe did have Brad Dourif making the marionettes???

  • Idle Primate

    It's the bubblegum pink lipstick they make Hotch wear. Makes me flinch.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Related to Criminal Minds: Whoever mentioned "Wire in the Blood" last week, thank you. Pretty good show.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I have a theory where, one of those times Hotch was kidnapped (it's happened at least thrice, right?), the killer actually briefly sold him via some kind of sociopath eBay to a Frankenstein-type who cut him up to see how he worked, so as to better evade the BAU, then stuck him back together-- admittedly really well, considering the fact it should be impossible-- but all slightly wrong.

    And Criminal Minds crew, feel free to use that when you guys officially stop giving any of the shits.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    My theory is that they're trying to ret-con him as a latino for some unfathomable reason, but none of the pictures I found seemed to look as dark as he looks on my television so I thought that might not go over as well. Your theory is good too.

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