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5 Shows After Dark: We Won't Even Discuss the Hair

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | August 5, 2013 | Comments ()


“Top Gear” on BBCA at 8:30pm ET.

“Casting By” on HBO at 9:00pm ET. This is a new documentary about the process of casting, particularly casting director Marion Dougherty. There are also interviews with Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Glenn Close, John Travolta, Bette Midler, among other actors and directors.

“Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser in Concert” on PBS at 9:00pm ET. As someone with two music degrees, I should probably have something much more sophisticated to say here, but Sarah Brightman is basically just my go-to example for “crazy eyes.” She is a terrible example, as many people do not have knowledge of Sarah Brightman or her appearance, but she’s definitely got ‘em.

“The Ghost Inside my Child” on Bio at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a new series involving children who claim to have memories of past lives, and exploring those memories in-depth. Not that I’m saying all these children are full of shit, because I am not an expert on souls or what happens when people die, but when I was a kid I totally “remembered” all sorts of things that had happened to me “before.” Generally, they were dreams, and I was confusing them with reality or deciding that they were memories instead of just dreams. Kids have pretty active imaginations. It’s a good thing, but there’s ways to encourage it that don’t involve putting them on TV and grilling them about those “past lives.”

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

Genevieve Burgess still occasionally has trouble remembering things that happened in dreams but not real life, but that’s because her dreams have gotten more boring and involve things like getting emails from people.

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  • e jerry powell

    I know GB wants some of this.

    Step on it, young lady; Stephen Colbert is getting one up on you on the fake basic cable shows...

  • Morgan_LaFai

    I seriously wish The Ghost Inside My Child is fake, but my complete lack of faith in humanity tells me it is most likely real. I hope I am wrong (and that the show is fake) but I don't think I am. Now to the google machine.

  • BlackRabbit

    Next up: a special on Indigo Children, probably.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Oh, I looooove Sarah Brightman, by which I mean I find her hilarious. I was never a fan of the burbly quality of her voice, but kudos to her for being a crazy crossover artist.

    And the perpetrator of two of my favorite videos.



    (I got a VHS of Andrew Lloyd Webber videos as a gift in high school. It was an earnest gift, I love musicals and I knew every word to Phantom of the Opera, but we had some awesome cheestastic times watching these videos in college.)

  • delle

    Sweet merciful crap...MY EYES!!!

    It's extremely rare that my jaw literally drops, but that was marvelously, mesmerisingly awful. The second vid was delightfully cheesy but that first one...WTF I don't even

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Basically, Sarah Brightman has never been afraid to Go There.

    I have to give her props though - Wikipedia says she's started a STEM training initiative, and is preparing for a flight to the space station. She's got more depth than I give her credit for.

  • The late 70s. So many drugs.

  • $2786243

    I'm more freaked out by Brightman's cheeks/mouth combo.

  • e jerry powell

    I think I'm going to try and become a casting director. Even if it's just extras casting.

  • Drake

    I want the franchise on your couch (I assume you'll go thru them like jelly beans)

  • Hmm...kinda thinkin' the "Ghost Inside" may be this week's red herring....to the googlemobile....

    ...and just like that, my faith in humanity diminishes a little more.

  • **I AM** NotTheOne


    You shoulda just left that one alone.

  • lowercase_ryan

    So she got some, good on her.

  • e jerry powell

    Apparently not well enough...

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