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5 Shows After Dark: I Tend to Snack When I'm Bored, Too

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | May 9, 2013 | Comments ()


"Wipeout" on ABC at 8:00pm ET. Sixth season premiere.

"Glee" on Fox at 9:00pm ET. Fourth season finale. I wonder if this is the episode where they discover the compound in the water that causes all the residents of Lima to lose the ability to accurately recall past events or maintain a specific personality for longer than two months.

"Hannibal" on NBC at 10:01pm ET. I saw some forum for this show (probably on Television Without Pity, that place is pretty hit or miss) where people were questioning some of Hannibal's actions as a therapist and whether they were "unethical" and I sat there for a moment and gaped at the fact that someone is concerned about the "unethical" behavior of a man who likes to kill and eat people for funsies. I'm not sure if that person's just dumb or if Mads Mikkelson's subtle menace is lost on some viewers. Probably both.

"Scandal" on ABC at 10:02pm ET. We are one episode from the finale and last I checked we've got at least four different active plot lines. When I watch this show, I feel like I can begin to dimly understand what life is like all the time for my friends with ADD.

"Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" on FX at 11:00pm ET.

Genevieve Burgess is pretty sure the relationship between Hannibal and his patients is similar to the relationship her cat has with mice: they get to live until he's bored of them.

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  • e jerry powell


    Shonda is trying to kill the world. And Meredith Grey's unborn baby.

    I need a sedative.

  • toblerone

    ELEMENTARY @ 10 PM on CBS!

    We are finally (maybe) getting Irene Alder / Natalie Dormer tonight.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I get that questioning Hannibal's ethics is silly to us given that we know just how minor a quibble that is in the grand scheme of his crimes, but within the universe of the show it'd be more relevant if Hannibal is blatantly a terrible psychiatrist, since you would expect him to come under more scrutiny in such an instance.

    That is, if Hannibal is actually getting portrayed as sort of a shitty, quack-ish kind of shrink, it's a lot more difficult to believe nobody's caught him since quacks, however successful they may be, have a tendency to get all kinds of attention from regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

    But from what I can tell, while he is totally fucking unethical, he also has it pretty well locked down as far as people knowing about it goes. Dr. Bloom had some issues, but he apparently has good enough history with her she trusts him, so it's all good.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Yeah, they were referring specifically to him treating Bella Crawford even though he works with her husband. I'm like "the only people who would raise a stink about that are completely under his thumb. So. Pointless."

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Yeah, pretty much. And I'm not even sure-- Like, I don't think that's even all that clear cut an unethical thing to do. I suppose it's probably frowned upon or something, but it seems like... You know, maybe okay.

  • Rochelle

    Hannible is an unethical therapist?!? I'll stop watching immediately.

  • Blake

    He's the new Doctor Drew.

  • Some Guy

    Eat people all you want, but don't dare violate patient/doctor confidentiality. That crap is serious. You can lose your license!

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