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5 Shows After Dark: So Much Crazy, So Little Time

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 14, 2013 | Comments ()


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"2013 MTV Movie Awards" on MTV at 9:00pm ET. Two hour special presentation hosted by Rebel Wilson who is too good for this kind of crap.

"Game of Thrones" on HBO at 9:00pm ET.

"Mad Men" on AMC at 9:00pm ET. I felt like the premiere episode really dragged and could have been edited down from two hours and ten minutes if they'd really wanted to. But, still looking forward to the season.

"The Borgias" on Showtime at 10:00pm ET. Third season premiere. I was just saying the other day that I was so tired of the weird obsession with the Tudor family in general and Henry VIII and his various wives specifically and there had to be other crazy bits of history out there to novelize, make into movies, and hold up an example of the excesses of power. And I totally forgot about this show. So, points to Showtime for attempting to dramatize something other than the English monarchy. Shame about Jeremy Irons being a nutcase, though.

"Veep" on HBO at 10:00pm ET. Second season premiere.

Genevieve Burgess likes some variety in her overly dramatized mostly inaccurate historical series.



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  • Bennetttt

    And again, no Nurse Jackie. New showrunner, and its moving faster. No one here to notice?

  • BWeaves

    Call The Midwife is my favorite thing on Sunday nights right now.

  • Guest

    Bob's Burgers @ 8:30 on FOX (this week anways)!

  • Maguita NYC

    SPARTACUS made me so much ugly cry!

    *******SPOILER ALERT******************

    Fight choreography was f-cking amazing. Loved the ending they've picked (for the body was never truly found), and there was that precise moment, where Liam McIntyre looked so much like Andy Whitfield, it broke my heart.

    I'll miss this show, but it had the perfect ending.

  • Mythra Sun

    I loved the end credits when they paid homage to all the players throughout the years especially Andy Whitfield's "I AM SPARTACUS". .......also poor Gannicus :(

  • Maguita NYC

    The end credits made me weep even more!

    Loved how accurate they get at times with Roman historic brutality. For example the crucifixions, how common they actually were, and how they nail you at the wrists and not the palm of your hands... Little details that made me tolerate the silly mush right in the middle of battle.

    And how about the moment Liam says, "My name is not Spartacus"... Nothing more. I'm going to miss that show! Again, Great ending.

  • Mythra Sun

    I loved how they bookended the first episode with the last with him dying under the red serpent as his beloved Sura had predicted *tears* Shoutout to DeKnight who took a show that even I had written off as a poor's man "300" to one of the best shows on cable TV. So, so sad that it's over.

  • John W

    Veep was hilarious.

  • sjfromsj

    Am I the only person who isn't really that impressed by Rebel Wilson? She was fantastic in Pitch Perfect, the final cut, but I felt the extra material on the DVD was underwhelming, as well as her TV interviews.

  • e jerry powell

    I didn't know who she was until a few minutes ago. She was wearing a big "LOOK AT ME" outfit. I rolled my eyes and clicked to the next article.

  • kushiro -

    A bunch of years ago (I want to say 11?) I was reading a story about how Jeremy Irons had bought a castle or something like that, and he was decorating it. So he was in Rajasthan and he went into a market and bought a ton of rugs and furnishings, but he didn't haggle (like you're supposed to) or anything. He just pointed at things and paid whatever price the vendors named. As a result, all of the vendors in that and nearby markets inflated all their prices and some of them became less willing to engage in bartering.

    So my then-girlfriend and I took to cursing him whenever we traveled and noticed that prices were higher than they normally would be. I haven't been out of the country for a while, so I've started doing it domestically, too.

    When I walk into a shop and see things are overpriced, I just say, "Goddamn Jeremy Irons! You ruin everything!" It's very satisfying.

  • Brooke Michelle

    I feel like you should be shaking your fist when you're doing that. It would make it more effective.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I took the fist shaking to be a given.

  • e jerry powell

    And you're not wrong.

  • mlurve

    Mad Men is on at 10pm EST, not 9. I just double checked on the AMC website because you gave me a mini heart attack!

  • e jerry powell

    Somebody at CNN wasn't very close to the naughty language button. Anthony Bourdain has already let loose with two un-bleeped "shits" on his new show. The closed-caption performer had to pause a little longer than usual to realize what he'd said.

  • Annoyingmouse

    Nurse Jackie!

  • e jerry powell

    Meh. I'll watch the late repeat after the late repeat of Borgias. Right now Anthony Bourdain has all my attention.

    In fact, this is probably the most attention I pay to men I don't want to have sex with.

  • $27019454

    I wish I could just erase the day I heard how fucked up Jeremy Irons is. I have always really really (lustfully and otherwise) appreciated him. He has a pet rat, for God's sake! How much cooler could he be?? Married to Sinead Cusak! and then he goes and does the big Mr Krazy Kreamed Korn thing and I wish I wish I wishie wish I never read it. I need to watch Damage again (or Dead Ringers) and pretend he just PLAYS nutjobs.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    Wait - what have I missed? What Krazy Kreamed Korn thing are you talking about?

  • Maguita NYC

    Jeremy Irons basically stated in interviews that if we allow gay marriage, which apparently would debase the notion of marriage itself, then what would stop a father from marrying his own son, seeing as the initial intent of marriage (as per his definition) is for procreation only. Or something along the lines of those lovely contemporary thoughts.

    Wonder what made fathers not marry their daughters all this time heterosexual marriages were accepted?

    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/...

  • e jerry powell

    Um, Josef Fritzl?

    Okay, technically that doesn't count, because he never actually married his daughter; that would have made him a bigamist. He just locked her in the basement and sired seven children on her. I'll have to look for people in the Ozarks or the Appalachians.

  • Danar the Barbarian

    Can we all just agree that there is too much good TV on Sunday? Can't we spread it out a little bit? Mad Men, GoT, and the Borgias are all going to fight it out for space on the DVR. I'm old and I don't go out on Saturdays - please put something good on TV then. Please?

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    Right? Can somebody do something on Monday? Monday blows.

  • e jerry powell

    Well, they moved The Big C to Mondays.

    I know, you said good TV, but at least Showtime is trying...

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Mad Men could totally be a Monday show. Everybody has their shitty real world work day, and then they can settle in and watch as Don Draper drinks his way through an entire career. Wish fulfillment!

  • e jerry powell

    Yeah, well, at least for me there are drag queens to fit around Non-Idol karaoke night and Jon Stewart.

  • yocean

    Two of my friends are writing for The MTV Movie Award this year and they are funny people so I think it would be good, though I will be watching Game of Thrones instead... I don't do MTV much anymore, OK?

  • e jerry powell

    Does anyone still watch MTV?

    Tomorrow night LOGO airs their NewNowNext awards, also previously taped. MTV Networks is impressing the hell out of itself, no?

  • Maguita NYC

    I AM LAUGHING SO HARD.... Was that really a SPAM?? The one that just got deleted from this thread.

    I took it as one of the PAJIBANS MIMICKING a Spam, and not truly one?! (Michael Søndberg Olsen was his name)

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    Apparently I hit a nerve :(
    I'm in a bit of a pickle now. I just got fired from my job (huge coincidence) but I'm sure there'll be someone along in the near future. Sure, they will mess up my name, but what is important is that either they agree or they think that I have mentioned an interesting point. If I'm really lucky, they'll have a friend (or an aunt!!) who makes a really specific amount of money per week/month.

    Was just curious to see if people bothered reading those posts to the end any more.
    I promise not to drink so much wine before bed in future!

  • Maguita NYC

    Wait a minute... Does your commenting and losing your job have anything to do with each other???

    Anyway you put it, sorry for your job man. Hope you find something much better and soon!

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    Ha, don't worry about me.

    I was trying to have a second bite at that cherry after being too close to the bone the first time round. I'm a very dry drunk and forget that sarcasm sometimes gets lost during transmission through the sea of cat pictures and Harlem Shake videos.

    The only thing I'm concerned about this morning are evading this fierce hangover and living with the shame that I've confused @F'mal.

    Thanks for the support though, I think I'll make it :)

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I read the whole thing and I don't have a clue what you're talking about.

  • Maguita NYC

    Wodanaz was snarking too smartly, and got mistaken for a Spammer.

    You know that SPAM with the atrocious spelling talking about an uncle driving a Fiat and making money (or something along those lines)? It has been popping on quite a few threads lately, and had become somewhat of a Pajiba running gag with @e jerry calling it a slut. Poor Wodanaz thought it funny (AND IT WAS!!) to copy-paste the message, and replace company info with MTV in response to @Yocean's comment.

    Well... His joke worked only too well, and he got deleted. And most probably his IP blocked. (Dude, send an email to Dustin Rowles explaining all, if that's the case). Whomever "flagged" or opted to delete your comment, did not unfortunately properly read it in its entirety (which I apologize, it is still making me giggle).

    Let us know if things work out "Michael".

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    In summary:

    Drinking + being upset at / impersonating spam = gibberish

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