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5 Shows After Dark: Get Ready for ALL the Feels

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 8, 2013 | Comments ()


"The Carrie Diaries" on The CW at 8:00pm ET. First season finale.

"50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs.Kraus" on HBO at 9:00pm ET. This is a documentary about two American jews from Philadelphia who went to Vienna in 1939 with visas for 50 Jewish children to come back to the US with them. The story is told by the couple's granddaughter, as well as some of the surviving children. What I'm saying is, make sure you have a large box of tissues ready if you're going to watch.

"Bates Motel" on A&E at 10:00pm ET.

"Burning Love" on E at 10:00pm ET. First season finale.

"Defiance: The Making of Defiance" on SyFy at 11:00pm ET. To be clear, this series hasn't premiered yet, this is just a "making of" special for all the people who want to know how they made that show we haven't seen yet. Smart move, SyFy!

Genevieve Burgess can't imagine anyone being interested in bonus features for a show no one has actually wached yet. Maybe I'm not imagining greater.

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  • F'mal DeHyde

    Anyone watching Bates Motel? It was a little slow at first but holy shit, the tension has really built. *SPOILER* They're ALL crazy.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I don't even know what to do to make Skiffy a good channel again. I mean, obviously stop with the wrestling and the ghost hunting shows, but apart from that? It's unclear. I think they should maintain their Stargate franchise because when it's doing well it's fun, but otherwise? Eh. I think Alphas was a solid show (sure, X-Men rip-off, but so what? Most things with widely extant superpowers are), so it probably shouldn't have been axed, but I can't see what their general strategy should be. I like the Eureka/Warehouse 13 verse stuff (I know they pretend Alphas is there, but it doesn't really fit), so I think that's something worth cultivating (not sure where you take it, though, since they're sort of the opposite sides of the coin and there's not a lot of room for other stuff), but otherwise? Like, do they absolutely need a gritty adult sci-fi component? BSG's proven not to be viable anymore, so should we take another crack at a gritty Stargate (if so, I recommend Stargate Command-- SG-1 meets West Wing with a broken masquerade) to fill the void? And does overt fantasy belong on the channel as far as original programming? I'd argue yes, but the track record leans pretty strongly no.

    It's really difficult, is what I'm saying. They've got a serious identity crisis and they're kind of dissociative at the moment. Depending on the day, "SyFy" qualifies as night vision cameras filming empty rooms, professional wrestling or just random movie marathons. Like, BBC America is literally more a science-fiction channel right now than Skiffy-- that's clearly an issue that needs solving.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Castle? (I'll be working and barely watching the episodes I've got Tivo'd. At least until I get bored and switch to Leverage.)

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  • Three_nineteen

    You guys. YOU GUYS. I was watching When Harry Met Sally on Oxygen, and when they got to the Pictionary scene, they cut the baby fish mouth line. They cut baby fish mouth. THEY. CUT. BABY. FISHMOUTH.

  • MissAmynae

    those goldpan Monkey farmers!!

  • e jerry powell

    That is WRONG.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm sticking with mid-grade karaoke, drag queens and Jon Stewart. It's been that kind of Monday, and really, Louisville has tonight in the bag. Tomorrow night is another matter altogether.

  • To be fair, at least they didn't call it Defyance.

  • e jerry powell


    Come to think of it, why didn't they?

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