5 Shows After Dark: I Hope You Have Your Favorite Intoxicant Handy
“Summer Camp” on USA at 8:00pm ET. Series premiere. A fairly typical “men vs. women” competitive reality series dressed up as though it’s one of those summer camps that only seem to exist in movies or TV shows. That or I missed out on yet another cultural touchstone by only ever attending Girl Scout sleep-away camps.
“Burn Notice” on USA at 9:00pm ET.
“Sharknado” on SyFy at 9:00pm ET. Original telefilm. I feel this title raises more questions than it will ever be able to answer, but I’ve been told I’m prone to over-thinking things. However, in this case I don’t believe it’s over-thinking so much as it is thinking at all. Which means I’m likely not the target audience for “Sharknado.”
“Airplane Repo” on Discovery at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. A whole series about a guy who goes around repossessing airplanes. You’d think he’d have an easier time with the job if he didn’t have a camera crew following him around.
“Hollywood Game Night” on NBC at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Celebrities engage in fun party games along with two ‘normal’ contestants. Hosted by Jane Lynch. Unfortunately, the short list of celebrities scheduled to appear includes a lot of Pajiba favorites, which means this may be something some of you end up watching.
Genevieve Burgess’s marvels at the sort of mind that can dream up something like “Sharknado.”