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5 Shows After Dark: This Show is Why I'm Broken. God, I Love It.

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | July 21, 2013 | Comments ()


I feel almost sad that so many of you caught onto my fake show this week, as I thought I really nailed something that could be an actual show AND I got some massive assists because an awful lot of terrible shows premiered last week. However, I will not begrudge anyone their accomplishments, so congratulations to koko temur, Monica, Pat, Bistro, DataAngel, and faintingviolet for correctly surmising that “Smith and Green” is not coming to TNT anytime soon. I have no idea what Barry Watson and Sean Patrick Thomas may be up to, but it’s not that.

“Dexter” on Showtime at 9:00pm ET.

“The Killing” on AMC at 9:00pm ET.

“Axe Cop” on Fox at 9:30pm ET. Series premiere. I think the only thing any of us really need to know about this is that the description of the plot includes the words “rescue mission involving flying, brain-eating dinosaurs.” I was briefly worried this was a marketing ploy for Axe products but thankfully, that does not appear to be the case.

“The Newsroom” on HBO at 10:00pm ET.

“The Venture Brothers” on Adult Swim at 12:00am ET. Fifth season finale. OH GOD WHY?!? Being a fan of this show is like the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. The seasons are super short, there’s over a year between them, and you can’t even get friends to watch the new episodes with you unless they’ve seen literally every other episode that’s come before because there are no such thing as stand-alone episodes. It’s like designed to lose you friends and make casual acquaintances think you’re crazy. And I’m betting this season finale will make me even more crazy. Cheers.

Genevieve Burgess looks forward to watching a little more of her sanity slip away tonight. She wasn’t using it overly much anyway.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Shannon

    The Venture Bros. season was too short. Found this interview with Doc and Jackson discussing their process and a little about Season 6. http://kastorskorner.com/wp/20...

  • Drake

    "Venture Brothers" has rocked this (sadly short) season!

  • seth

    'm glad Venture Bros. getting some love here. Been one of my favs since season one. Now let's talk about Metalocalypse.

  • Leland Eidson

    I had the same fear about Axe Cop, but I'm glad to see I was wrong, Nick Offerman is great but after watching the episode tonight, I just don't know. It's crazy and I did laugh but you can tell it's written by a kid.

  • e jerry powell

    But really, GB, I keep my mouth shut, because I look at TV Guide at least once a day, and I hear most of the basic cable preview promos, and I don't want to piss on the parade.


  • Genevieve Burgess

    Which I appreciate. I know this little game isn't perfect for everyone, but I can at least try to spice up these dull summer listings a bit.

  • koko temur

    I had my mind connected with Genevieve via that Pacific Rim plot device. Now we are "in the drift", but instead of a crying japaneese girl, all i see is bad tv.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Don't chase the rabbit, koko! You'll get stuck in a "Criminal Minds" marathon and realize you've lost six hours!

  • koko temur

    unless you need to do put Idris Elba into a tight body aromour made of shiny rubber in the last 15 minutes f the movie. And then f*ck the drift.

    You guys, Pasific Rim is so, so good

    P.s Genevieve - do you count a "week" from monday to sunday, minus satarday?

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Pacific Rim was amazing. It was everything I wanted it to be. I got vertigo on that shot looking down from Gypsy Danger's shoulder. Fantastic.

    My 'week' for 5 Shows is Sunday through Thursday so, that. There is one fake show that occurs in the listings sometime during the week, and I announce what it is the following Sunday, at the start of the next week.

  • Maguita NYC


    Fancy meeting you here.

  • Maguita NYC

    Wifey does it again!

    “rescue mission involving flying, brain-eating dinosaurs.”
    I don't know why, but this made me think of Christopher Walken. He'd be a great hunter and master of brain-eating dinosaurs. He has them on a chain, sort of like Michonne leading the walking dead.

  • emmalita

    I want to see that. And then I want to see him dance with his brain eating dinosaurs on a chain as a chorus of line dancers. Why? Why can't I draw the the things in my brain?

  • celery

    Is Axe Cop based on the webcomic? I feel like it should be.

  • Aaron Schulz

    yeah it is, i believe nick offerman voices axe cop

  • If 'Axe Cop' isn't a real show, it should be. I would watch the hell out of that.

  • BWeaves

    It's real. A comic artist had a 5 year brother with an active imagination, who he prompts for story ideas. The kid, probably about 8 years old now, writes the stories and the older brother illustrates them. I figured it was only time before it got picked up to be a movie or TV show.

  • emmalita

    I must watch it! And I need to go find the web comic now.

  • BWeaves

    From Axecop.com

    The AXE COP saga began on a Christmas visit to see my family. My Father, a man with very healthy loins, has managed to produce a variety of children, ranging from me, a 29 year old comic book artist, to my 5 year old brother Malachai, a 5 year old boy genius, with four other siblings in between. During the visit Malchai was running around with his toy fireman axe and he said he was playing "Axe Cop." He asked me to play with him, and I asked what my weapon was… so he brought me a toy flute (actually a recorder). I told him I would rather be Axe Cop then Flute Cop, and he seemed just fine with being Flute Cop. The story that followed became more and more brilliant, until I couldn't contain myself and I had to draw the whole thing into a one page comic. From there the saga continued, and over the course of my week-long visit we cranked out the first four episodes of AXE COP. I posted the comics to my blog and on Facebook and they got great responses. I decided to give AXE COP a home on the internet here and attempt to continue the saga as often as I have time to draw them, and I can get Malachai to write them.

    The writing process is basically just me quizzing Malachai as he develops the saga. I'll just try to pry all the details out of him and write them all down until something like a complete little story has been formed. Everything in AXE COP started in Malachai's head, all I do is sort it out and draw it.

  • Uriah_Creep

    One thing I got from that write-up is that their father has very healthy (and probably very moist) lions.

  • emmalita

    That's so cool. This is why I like hanging out with my friends' kids, sometimes more than I like hanging out with my friends.

  • TCH

    Search Bad Guy Earth on Youtube you will not be disappointed.

  • emmalita


  • firedmyass

    It's real. And literally written by an 8-year-old. It's as stupidawesome as it sounds.

  • emmalita

    It looks balls out crazy.

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