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5 Shows After Dark: This is a Huge Missed Opportunity to Put Jamie in a Pork-Pie Hat

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | August 12, 2013 | Comments ()


“Top Gear” on BBCA at 8:30pm ET. 20th season finale.

“Why Planes Crash: Brace for Impact” on the Weather Channel at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a series that examines the deeper cause of many plane crashes and you should watch it if you can be 100% certain that you will never step foot on a plane again in your natural life. And then tell the rest of us how it was.

“Mythbusters” on Discovery at 10:00pm ET. This is a special based on myths from “Breaking Bad” which I find intriguing. Are the Mythbusters actually going to teach us how to make meth? Show us the true power of mercury fulminate? Attempt to dissolve a body in a bathtub and plastic tub and see how each fares? I mean, all are valid scientific experiments, it just seems a little darker than their usual material. Also, not necessarily a good idea given that there’s already a small collection of terrible people who have attempted to replicate some of the corpse disposal methods featured in the show and MORE accurate information is probably the last thing we should be giving them. It looks like Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan will be in the episode, for those of you wondering.

“Under the Dome” on CBS at 10:00pm ET.

“The Writer’s Room” on Sundance at 10:00pm ET. This week they’re talking to people from the show “Dexter” including Michael C. Hall and Sara Colleton.

Genevieve Burgess might be taking some of her own notes during the body disposal myth section. Just in case.

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  • e jerry powell

    GB: you hit it pretty close on the Mythbusters thing. Two myths: the acid in the bathtub (a stronger sulfuric acid plus a mostly water enhancer: first try partially burned the "body" but not so severely, second try in a different kind of tub did dissolve the "body" in about five minutes and charred but did not eat through the tub or the floor), and the mercury fulminate (first try "injured" everyone in the room, but they would have died from mercury poisoning/asphyxiation because the blast didn't break out the windows, second try with more mercury fulminate demolished the room but would have killed everyone in it, including Walter).

    Aaron Paul quite enjoyed poking at Vince after each myth got busted.

  • Meg

    Adam is actually the one who ended up in the Heisenberg hat. It would have been even better on Jaime but I feel like the beret (and the facial hair) are contractually obligated at his point.

  • Valhallaback Girl


    I mean, Mythbusters do that sorta thing, right?

  • elirt

    Exactly what I was thinking - they're going to do the magnets trick and some of the nifty non-meth chemistry stuff that Walt does like using the electric outlet to cause a spark so he can escape.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Someone clever should spoof that Dexter writers room thing. Because Dexter sucks.

    I'm clearly not the person for the job.

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