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5 Shows After Dark: Vampires? What Vampires?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 16, 2013 | Comments ()


"NBA Finals: Game 5" on ABC at 8:00pm ET. The series is tied up, so it's anyone's championship at this point. It is also great news for sports bars in cities with Spurs fans, Heat fans, or people who hate the Heat. So, all sports bars, basically.

"The Client List" on Lifetime at 9:00pm ET. Two hour second season finale. I really did not expect that Jennifer Love Hewitt giving handys would become popular enough to warrant a second season.

"True Blood" on HBO at 9:00pm ET. Sixth season premiere. Hey! More of this sort of thing! On a more shallow note, I will never be able to see this show's logo as anything but an example of truly terrible kerning. I get that it's supposed to look like that. Doesn't make it attractive, or a good piece of graphic design. Actually I guess there's a lot of aspects of the show you could apply that statement to. But now I get to use header images of Joe Manganiello on the regular again, and that's always fun.

"The Borgias" on Showtime at 10:00pm ET. Third season finale.

"The Venture Brothers" on Adult Swim at 12:00am ET.

Genevieve Burgess admits that even bad shows have their pecs. Perks. They have their perks.

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  • Ozioma

    Wish they didn't cancel The Borgias. How am I gonna perv over Francois Arnaud now?

  • e jerry powell

    Well, in Copperhead. In a week or so.

  • KC

    I don't mind the True Blood logo. It mimics the nature of the show and sometimes that's more important than creating a perfectly clean logo (which can become vanilla). And if the kerning, etc....is CLEARLY meant to be off and distorted than I think its fine. Its only when you can tell that the logo was just poorly kerned that it becomes a problem. I think the logo does a good job representing the show by itself.

  • I'm gonna miss the Borgias... The clothes, oh those gorgeous clothes...


    I can't believe I'm gonna let True Blood pull me back in. Every year I swear off it for good, and every year the eye candy pulls me back in.

  • For me, it's Lafayette. I could watch Nelsan Ellis swan around and deliver verbal bitchslaps all day long. And he looks gooood holding a shotgun, too. The pretty bodies are nice and all, but the show has managed to make sex scenes perfunctory and therefore boring.

    That said, I enjoyed last night's opener more than I have in some time, possibly because I did a marathon of the previous season, which was pretty damned ragged and occasionally just awful, so anything with a coherent plot was welcome. Also, Rutger Hauer as a crazy grandpa was sublime.

  • See, I'd have said that I'd love to watch the Pam and Lafayette show, but that would involve Tara who is absolutely one of my least favorite characters. I've decided that I'm going to watch just so I can hate on it. I've never really hate watched before, I usually have to much to watch to watch something I don't like on purpose, but this summer seems to be a little slower or something.

    Side note: I much preferred Lucy Griffiths before she lost so much weight. Now, especially with their wardrobe choices for her, she just looks like a Kate Beckinsale wannabe.

  • Maguita NYC

    The first 35 minutes of yesterday's show were somewhat hallucinating. I kept looking at my grilled cheese sandwich every now and then, wondering if I'm high. Up until Alcide had himself a full mouth of hand sandwich.

    Then I threw mine away. Sandwich that is.

    I eye rolled though at Sookie once more prohibiting Eric from entering her house (which she will take back next episode, duh), while wishing yet again that things could be back to "normal".

    Not convinced it was good... But liked the Bill twist, as in he didn't go on a killing rampage in the name of Lilith. You seem to have enjoyed a lot more than I did!

  • No, I wouldn't go so far as to say it was good, but uneven as it was, it was still better than the bulk of last season. And hey, they're starting out with a shred of plot, so that's a bonus.

  • John W

    I gotta admit he his a handsome man.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Thank you for the header image. Mr. Mangojello almostalmost has a dudebro vibe more powerful than his pulchritude. It's a near run thing.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm growling like a were-something under my breath.

  • pambedelia

    this made me laugh so hard - thank you

  • e jerry powell

    Anything for a friend.

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    I came here to say something, presumably about the Heat or the Spurs or something similarly sports related. But the header photo keeps distracting me.

    You're going to need to take that down.

  • e jerry powell


    You're welcome.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I think I'm only watching at this point because I really, really like looking at Deborah Ann Woll.

  • John W

    You and me both.

  • e jerry powell

    Manganiello breasts? Yes, please.

  • Maguita NYC

    B-tches please! Forget big boobs, Tea-cup hunky cuteness is where it's at.

  • Mrs. Julien

    a. Too boyish.
    b. You really love posting photos, don't you and I say BRAVA!

  • Maguita NYC

    When there is no smell, at the very least I need a visual. I'm old fashioned like that.

  • kucheza

    I refuse to choose! The wolf can have Mon-Weds-Fri, the panther Tues-Thurs-Sat. Sunday will be for the soothing baths.

  • Maguita NYC

    If the Wolf doesn't talk, I'll take a Tues-Thurs switch, and keep the panther for Mon-Wed.

    Why only four days a week?

    Because I prefer looong and leisurely uhm... moon howling megacosmic peregrinations.

    And damn it, I have school.

  • delle

    I'll see your Manganiello breasts, and raise you Manganiello abs.

    DEM ABS!

  • e jerry powell

    My favorite teams are the Mavericks (despite Mark Cuban), the Spurs, the Rockets (in that order), and whoever's scheduled against Miami (yes, even the 76'ers, Bobcats/Hornets -- as distinct from the lame-ass Pelicans -- and Wizards).

  • googergieger

    What the fuck is a Miami fan? Anyways, if the refs stay out of it. Spurs should win. Otherwise, toss up that favors Miami.

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