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5 Shows After Dark: It's Always So Hard To Say Goodbye

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 11, 2013 | Comments ()


"Parks and Recreation" on NBC at 8:30pm ET.

"Archer" on FX at 10:00pm ET. Fourth season final. NOOOOOOOO! God, this show has such short seasons and it always hurts when they're over. I guess I'd rather short and sweet instead of them wearing out their welcome by over-extending plot lines but that's not going to stop me from pouting about it for a bit.

"The Graham Norton Show" on BBCA at 10:00pm ET. 13th season premiere, though in the best tradition of British things Americans want to watch, we'll be getting all the episodes about a week after they originally air. This (last) week's episode features Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Gerard Butler, and Paramore.

"Hannibal" on NBC at 10:00pm ET. This was better than I thought it'd be. Mostly because they're taking the story cues from Red Dragon rather than Hannibal despite the name of the series. I think they need to tighten up the supporting characters a bit, right now several of them are skirting very close to being useless people cluttering up the scenery. Mads Mikkelson is stunning, as I'm pretty sure everyone knew he would be.

"Legit" on FX at 10:30pm ET. First season finale.

Genevieve Burgess will be drinking a toast or six in honor of the heroic work of Sterling Archer's liver tonight.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • zeke_the_pig

    It's impossible for Archer to wear out its welcome. As long as my Bloody Marys last, he'll always be welcome.

  • toblerone

    Gretchen Speck-Horowitz!!! - Does that mean Jaye is out there somewhere in Hanniballand? Canon says yes.

  • note to self: do NOT watch Hannibal while eating anything. HORF.

  • Guest

    I find it to be the exact opposite. Like watching cooking shows and eating it just improves the taste of your own lesser creation.

  • Green Lantern

    I too am sad to see the season finale of Archer. I just got used to it being back on, fer cryin' out loud! WAUGH!

  • e jerry powell

    I am so angry with ABC. Now I have to watch Sportscenter before Daily Show.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I was kind of sad when I saw there was no "Scandal" tonight, but then I had to go throw costumes at people for money and would have missed it anyway. Sucks for the rest of you, though.

  • e jerry powell

    Not just last night, but for three weeks. Again.

    I find myself wishing that more networks take the 24 approach: just line up 22-27 episodes and run them from early January to May sweeps with no weeks off. No November fall finales, nothing like that. A season is a season, and get that shit done.

  • googergieger

    I hate sportscenter.

  • e jerry powell

    It is to be much hated.

  • John W

    I don't know about Hannibal's Will Graham. I don't remember him being so angsty in the novels. At least not prior to finding out what Lecter was all about.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    He was definitely kind of moody in "Red Dragon". I remember a lot of strained phone calls to his wife and passive aggressive reminders to Jack Crawford about theā€¦ um "event" that had caused him to leave the FBI previously. It looks like we're well before that on the show, though.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    He also was never freaking autistic. I really don't understand why that's a trend now. A guy can't just be really good at things anymore without having some kind of "thing" to explain it?

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Graham Norton is kind of a take-it-or-leave-it host, in my opinion. He's second only to Wossy in guest caliber (and now first since Ross is off the air), but he is abrasive and awkward and let's face it, not really that funny.

    Alan Carr, on the other hand, is wonderful. I wish we had Chatty Man around this side of the pond.

  • MissAmynae

    I'll watch Norton just for the musical guests- he gets damn good ones.

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