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5 Shows After Dark: Is She Even a Doctor Anymore or Just Professionally Adorable?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | October 2, 2012 | Comments ()


"Hart of Dixie" on The CW at 8:00pm ET. Second season premiere. Didn't know this one was coming back. Good on you, show.

"Raising Hope" on Fox at 8:00pm ET. Third season premiere.

"The Mindy Project" on Fox at 9:30pm ET. I know a lot of people were disappointed in the premiere of this, but I thought it was well known that the job of the pilot episode isn't to be GOOD but to introduce all the main characters and central plot lines in the most obvious and least subtle way possible so an executive can't say "I don't get it, isn't she dating that British guy?". I'm willing to give it a couple more weeks to really find its feet.

"Parenthood" on NBC at 10:00pm ET.

"Sons of Anarchy" on FX at 10:00pm ET. I expect there's more than a few of you who aren't going to be watching this anymore. Between the viewers who dropped the show after last season's "Ha ha, just kidding!" season finale and the ones who will drop out of heartbreak after last week's episode, I'm wondering if Kurt Sutter is engaging in some bizarre game of "Chicken" with his viewers.

Genevieve Burgess Is thrilled to have worthwhile television to write about again. At least for the moment.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • BlackRabbit

    Who is that? There's about 5 actresses who have that face.

  • selucius

    Why is it that I never see these posts on the day of? I go back the next day and it's always buried under several other articles I've already read.

  • Kip Hackman

    You know what, at least he had the balls to finally kill someone. So while I'm pissed at WHO HE KILLED, i have to give some minor grudging respect. Also, there was a time, shortly after I watched that episode, where I really wanted someone to do the same thing to Sutter, with me on the other side of the glass, watching. I'm not proud of those thoughts, but I had them.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I had a similar thought. That he was giving a very clear answer to any viewers who had started to question whether he was still brave enough to kill off central or favorite characters. I'm even honestly not surprised at who died because it makes sense with that character's arc, I'm just surprised it happened so early in the season.

  • Rocabarra

    I am torn between my intense heartbreak for what happened last week, and my intense desire to see Joel McHale on SOA. PAJIBA, WHAT DO I DO?

  • Uriah_Creep

    Between the viewers who dropped the show after last season’s “Ha ha, just kidding!” season finale

    Yes, ma'am.

  • mslewis

    I tried watching that "Hart of Dixie" thing and managed to get to the 20 minute mark. I really wish I had those minutes back. I'm getting way to old to waste my time so foolishly.

  • valerie

    I just think Mindy's taking the whole "my own version of Bridget Jones' Diary" waaay to literally. No way would a co-worker be able to act the way Chris Messina acts in Every. Single. Scene. Chill that dude out. Sexual tension shouldn't sound like that once you're out of grade school. Colin Firth he is not.

  • Idle Primate

    raising hope!

  • John W

    The Mindy Project looks like it has potential to be great. It has the same vibe that Parks and Recreation did when it premiered.

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