5 Shows After Dark: Those Are Ennui Balloons, Not Happy Balloons
"Defiance" on SyFy at 9:00pm ET. I thought that once this finally premiered I might not see as many ads for it. Tragically, this has not been the case.
"The Following" on Fox at 9:00pm ET. This episode is called "The End is Near" and I hope to God for all of you still watching that that's true. I'm sure the show-runners are busily hate watching "Hannibal" and bitchily texting each other about how Bryan Fuller couldn't even come up with an "original" idea while ignoring the fact that their show is based around your average 14 year old's interpretation of Poe.
"Rectify" on Sundance at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. I don't usually list stuff on the Sundance channel on the assumption that it's one of those extended channels that come with whatever cable/satellite package you got that you forget about almost immediately. But apparently this is the place to go for slower-paced, thoughtful crime dramas so I guess I'll have to start paying attention.
"RuPaul's Drag Race" on Logo at 9:00pm ET.
"Bates Motel" on A&E at 10:00pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess finds places on her DVR for thoughtful dramas as well as popcorn procedurals.