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5 Shows After Dark: Why Hello There, Budget Tom Hardy!

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | March 3, 2013 | Comments ()


"The Bible" on History at 8:00pm ET. Series premiere. Man, I do not envy whoever has to write the script for those weeks when the Old Testament gets bogged down in genealogy. It'll be like talking to your aunt who just discovered ancestry.com last weekend.

"Red Widow" on ABC at 9:00pm ET. Two hour series premiere. Starring the lovely Radha Mitchell and the smoldering Goran Visnjic. I was briefly concerned that Mr.Visnjic would be playing the husband that dies in the first episode (that's not a spoiler, it's in the damn commercials and the show has the word "widow" in the title) but it appears that he might be some sort of adversarial character. Anyway, Radha Mitchell's husband is killed and she steps into his position in organized crime to keep her family safe. Based on a Dutch drama called "Penoza" for the trivia fans out there.

"The Walking Dead" on AMC at 9:00pm ET.

"Bob's Burgers" on Fox at 9:30pm ET.

"Vikings" on History at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. A new series inspired by the Viking King Ragnar Lothbrok. Unfortunately, the description includes words like "ambitions","struggles", and "longing" but no words like "axe-swinging" or "skull-crushing" which is deeply disappointing. Still, for those of you having serious "Game of Thrones" twitches waiting for the 31st this might be a suitable form of television methadone to carry you though the next few weeks. After all, it's people with Scandanavian-ish names running around plotting intrigues and murdering each other, basically the same thing!

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Bert_McGurt

    We had him pegged as more of an "Axe Teller". Instead of Jax, get it? From Sons...ah, f*ck it. I'll see myself out.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I like it. You and K.D Mo might be right. His beard is nowhere near as magnificent as Charlie Hunnam's though.

  • Husband and I thought he looked crazy like scruffy Charlie Hunnam, or as I call him--Jax Teller.

  • I'm having Eric Northman twitches waiting for June but there is no cure except time travel.

  • PDamian

    I was in a Barnes & Noble recently, which had a giant display near the entrance for A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries "The Bible." 'Cause, God knows, it ain't based on the Bible, but "The Bible."

  • Skyler Durden

    Gen, Did you miss the meeting? The world decided last year that the role of "Budget Thomas Hardy" is now being played by Logan Marshall-Green.

    I am looking forward to his team-up with "Not Matt Damon" and "Almost Simon Baker".

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Perhaps I should have said "Budget Tom Hardy: Television Edition". Logan Marshall-Green definitely has the stronger claim to the title. Star Travis Fimmel does have more of an "Other Hemsworth" look going on when he loses the beard.

  • e jerry powell

    "Television methadone."

    Do we have an inpatient clinic where we administer that?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    The extended previews I saw last night while a friend insisted on watching a Pawn Stars marathon indicate that Vikings does indeed have faux-GOT ambitions. But it also has Gabriel Byrne (much to my shock) so I'll be giving it a go.

  • Maguita NYC

    So the poor-man's Jamie Lanister then? I find his looks more aligned with Ryan Gosling's though. But then again, Ryan Gosling has become a tad budget-y himself, what with all that everyday superhero stuff.

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