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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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