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5 Shows After Dark: Corsets, Hoarders, and Football. Something For All of You.

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | September 10, 2012 | Comments ()


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"Monday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens" on ESPN at 7:00pm ET. 43rd season premiere.

"The Crimson Petal and The White" on Encore at 8:00pm ET. This is a miniseries based on a book and the plot sounds like standard Victorian-setting tragedy porn. However, it stars Chris O'Dowd, Romola Garai, and Gillian Anderson has some sort of small part as well.

"Hell's Kitchen" on Fox at 8:00pm ET. 10th season finale.

"Hoarders" on A&E at 9:00pm ET. Sixth season premiere. Misery night is full swing again!

"The New Normal" on NBC at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Which is weird, because everything I've read indicated that this would be premiering tomorrow but hey, whatever. I'm hopeful about this, because it seems like an interesting story to tell, and I'm hoping that "American Horror Story" is keeping Mr.Murphy's tendency to take things to the completely crazy place busy over there. But we'll see.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • Amanda

    I was quite disappointed in Crimson Petal. BUT...the book is fantastic!

  • I_Sell_Books

    The Crimson Petal and The White is one of the BBC's more outstanding efforts of the past few years. Utterly devastating - my mom says the book is better, but I have no opinion as she stole my copy and won't give it back.

  • beartato

    The New Normal is basically a gay-person minstrel show, with classic Ryan Murphy stereotyping and nasty, cruel jokes hid behind "Well, that's how homophobic people would talk! It's not us saying that, it's them!". Complete garbage.

  • I've seen Gillian Anderson's parts and they are not small.

  • catagisreading

    The Crimson Petal and the White is really, really good. It was on BBC earlier in the year. Watch it if you can.

  • emmelemm

    Really? Because I liked the book, but in the end it seemed like standard Victorian tragedy-porn, emphasis on the *porn*.

  • Maguita NYC

    I was about to recommend it as well! Loved it and I'm still hoping for a Season 2.

    Chris plays the ball-less douchebag so perfectly, his performance is so far removed from the one in Bridesmaids, the one that made North America finally take notice, that you would be left wondering about his character until the end of season 1.

    Bonus, there is a frontal of Chris' penis. Impressively matches his height, hands and feet.

  • Kala

    "Bonus, there is a frontal of Chris' penis. Impressively matches his height, hands and feet."

    You're messing with my emotions, right? Because I've been nursing a bit of a crush on him for a while now, thanks to Bridesmaids and marathon sessions of IT Crowd. My crush is large enough that I was far more sad to hear about his nuptials than Ryan Reynolds over this last weekend.

    I'm very particular when it comes to penises. Adding his to my memory bank might do me just fine.

  • Maguita NYC

    psshhht, Ryan Reynolds.

    The first time I saw a hint of not-so-little O'very-well'n-Dowd, I froze, then was able to re-watch it and really take notice (for I have a crush on him too! But I am generous, and don't mind sharing).

    Yes, we have full frontal with a detailed head "en semi-repos". And even then, it looked promisingly proportionate. And really lovely.

    Take note and make proper space for it in your "memory bank".

  • John W

    yadda yadda yadda Gillan Anderson yadda yadda yadda ....whoa back up...

  • Benderman

    I know hardly anyone cares about Masterchef, but for those who do the season finale is tonight. Just a heads up if you're used to the show on Tuesday evenings.

  • PDamian

    "Matthew O'Dowd"? I had to check IMDb quick, because it would have made my day if Chris had an unmarried brother who looked just like him ...

    ... and it's Chris. Dammit.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Fixed. My apologies for getting your hopes up.

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