5 Shows After Dark 1/28/13

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5 Shows After Dark: A Meatier Version of Your Standard Alcoholic Lawman

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


"Bones" on Fox at 8:00pm ET.

"Dallas" on TNT at 9:00pm ET. Second season premiere. Aw, I wonder how they're going to manage to write off Larry Hagman's character.

"The Following" on Fox at 9:00pm ET. The first episode of this felt a little "beat you over the head" but that's pretty standard for pilots. I'm willing to stick with it because of Bacon and Purefoy, though I'll admit that when Kevin Bacon (I know his character has a name, I just don't care about it) looked at the word "Nevermore" written in blood across the wall of a garage and went "It's a reference to 'The Raven'!" I'll admit I had a moment of "Oh, good, the genius investigator managed to pass the fourth grade. Looks like the case is wrapped up!" Then I remembered I grew up in Maryland and perhaps there are viewers across the country who need Poe's work spelled out for them to that degree. Anyway, point is the seriously gruesome um... "workspace" scene didn't put me off and I'm in it for now. If they keep having both these "genius" men stun others with the kind of revelations your average high school freshman could come up with, I might have to reevaluate.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" on Logo at 9:00pm ET. 90 minute fifth season premiere.

"Catfish" on MTV at 11:00pm ET. Do you think the guys that run this show sent Manti Te'o a bouquet of flowers? "Catfish" was going the way of "fetch" before that mess broke out.

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  • Snapps izking

    I have to say that two of the best shows to watch at night
    would go to Bones and The Following which’s what I watch off of primetime when
    I’m home from work. I’ve watched Bones for several seasons and I just stated
    The Following and it’s got me hooked. There’re some other great primetime shows
    I enjoy too, and I never have to worry about choosing what to watch. I was able
    to upgrade to the DISH Hopper DVR from my employer, which records all four
    major primetime channels. I really enjoy watching all my shows using my
    PrimeTime Anytime feature. We’ve been able to enjoy more TV, and that’s what
    matters the most.

  • Nicolae

    I'm actually glad I gave it another chance. The pilot seemed to want to convince me the show was a waste of time, but the second episode was definitely better.

  • ,

    "Following" has earned a one-week reprieve because Purefoy is making his character such a delicious bastard. These kinds of shows and most if not all superhero movies are almost entirely dependent on how good the villain is, and this one looks good ... so far.

    But I still have that axe ready.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Re: The Following, it's just so crazy common with those types of shows to construct the killer's motives around what tend to be fairly basic ideas so that the viewer can play along at home, even if it means the investigator in the show has to appear to be the only person in the FBI who passed an English class in his life.

    Admittedly, in that pilot it was more so than usual, but it also wasn't quite egregious enough I want to write it off because of that. I'll write it off because of that scene with hip Hoodie Iceman Fed being completely wrong about everything Purefoy's character was doing despite having compiled all that information evidently solely from Kevin Bacon's book about the guy. So either Hoodie Iceman Fed's a dumbass or Kevin Bacon's book sucked. Or whoever wrote the script couldn't keep track of lines they'd written half a page before.

  • Opti

    Or else Iceman is one of the Followers!!!!!!

  • Optimus Rhyme

    I really hope they drop the Poe stuff in The Following. Or at least ease up on it a lil.

  • DeltaJuliet

    I don't want them to drop it completely but they do need to lighten up a little. I have a feeling though, that it won't have much to do with the rest of the series. It seems like it would be a lot to keep going when most of the crimes will be committed by people other than the main guy.

  • Dragonchild

    "Never. More!"

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