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5 Shows After Dark: Those Are Ennui Balloons, Not Happy Balloons

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 22, 2013 | Comments ()


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"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.

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  • Lisa Newlin

    Wait...so are those Luftballoons or just regular ones? I only see a couple, so they're probably not Luftballoons, as there would be 99 of them.

  • protoformX

    I really liked Defiance... There was a lot that intrigued me, and many questions I had that made me wonder if the game would inform me of. For a Syfy show I was shocked at the number of recognizable actors there were. This show feels like it was tailor made for me... Here's a sprinkle of Farscape (obvious with Rockne S O'Bannon), BSG, Firefly, Alien Nation, just to name a few and then to thicken it up a reduction of Deadwood. I gave far worse shows a long time to dissuade me from watching them.

  • e jerry powell

    "Hag Face: The End is Near"
    Jinxxx Monsoon vs. Alaska Thunderfuck vs. Roxxxy Andrews.
    It's a massive Mean Girls-off!

    But seriously, this is the best RuPaul could come up with? Too bad Bourdain's moved to Sundays.

  • anon

    I liked "Defiance". The battle scene at the end was a LOT of fun and even that blonde lady from Dexter is not too annoying with her nasal voice.

  • tracey8051

    I got rid of cable a while back, and bought a roku instead. Hulu had the first couple of episodes of Hannibal, and now it suddenly says it's only available on the website, which would be awesome, except I have a fifteen year old dung heap of a computer that is so slow you can actually take a nap while it loads something, not to mention the keyboard doesn't even work anymore, so I only use it for two things: as a nightlight and something to run my wireless router through so that I can watch hulu and netflix on my tv. So now I can watch The Following whenever I want, but I don't get to see Hannibal? The world we live in is unjust. Just sayin'.

  • Rochelle

    I have a similar issue. It's really weird and frustrating.

  • Maguita NYC

    Aïe-yaïe, there is nothing to watch, not even on the cooking channel? No Next Iron Chef or Iron Chef America? NOTHING??

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Snagfilms was offering a preview of Rectify ("From the producers of Breaking Bad") and although VERY slow, it has an interesting premise, it's very well acted and the cinematography is gorgeous. I'd enjoy seeing more of it but I don't have cable.

    I liked Defiance, I thought it was a lot of fun.

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