5 Shows After Dark 9/23/13

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5 Shows After Dark: "F&%cking Finally"

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | September 23, 2013 | Comments ()


Bones on Fox at 8:00pm ET. I forgot to mention this last Monday, but I know there’s a few die-hards sticking it out. Vaya con Dios.

How I Met Your Mother on CBS at 8:00pm ET. Ninth season premiere, and a double-header tonight. This is the last season, so the meeting of the mother will actually happen. Thank god.

Monday Night Football: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos on ESPN at 8:40pm ET.

Mom on CBS at 9:30pm ET. Series premiere. Good news: stars Anna Farris and Allison Janney! Discouraging news: created by Chuck Lorre. Tread warily.

Hostages on CBS at 10:01pm ET. For all your Dylan McDermott/Toni Colette related needs. This is one of those shows where it seems like a great premise for a mini-series but I have no idea how they’re going to make it work as a series. But then again, I thought the same thing about American Horror Story and they showed me how wrong I could be.

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  • Buellie413

    I'm actually digging HIMYM tonight, and after last season I had to REALLY convince myself to keep watching.

  • chump

    Have they just used the same stock footage of the kids, or have they grown up?

  • Ben

    They filmed all the scenes for the kids during season 1 including the ending so that they wouldn't have the issue of them growing up. They did do this trailer for season 9 with the grown up kids though.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm considering the Blacklist for tonight because I'm way too lazy to even consider picking up the remote after "The Voice," and something must fill the hour before Jon Stewart.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    Watching The Blacklist now. Thus far, I'm not impressed.

  • e jerry powell

    I think they're hoping for a Scandal-esque social media bump with the speed of the narrative. That was a really fast hour.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    I agree. It definitely picked up after the midpoint. But there was some seriously stupid shit. I mean (SPOILERS AHEAD) - you're trying to thwart something terroristy, and then you just take the guy on the bridge's word for it re the blockage? I know it was just a plot device, but give all of us some credit for not being that dumb.

  • e jerry powell

    Like Shonda doesn't do the same thing. Plot holes big enough to pass a whole city through.

    Perfection in television is nigh on impossible, though.

  • Uriah_Creep

    I'm way too lazy to even consider picking up the remote after "The Voice

    I fnd your dedication to sloth inspiring.

  • e jerry powell

    And I totally didn't touch it. I won't even touch it in another four minutes, because the TV was set yesterday to jump to the WNBA ball game.

  • trixiestreats

    I'll be watching Sleepy Hollow, damnit.

  • Ben

    I didn't expect to like it, but yeah the pilot has me hooked and I'm in.

  • foolsage

    The pilot was surprisingly well-done.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    In totally batshit insane way, yes.

  • cgthegeek

    You shall have my sword.

  • Sleepy Head

    And my sword

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    What the HELL!!!!

    Castle Premier is TONIGHT. We learn if Castle gets engaged to Beckett.

    How are you not headlining this story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!111

  • Fabius_Maximus

    "Multiple exclamations marks. The sure sign of an insane mind."
    - Terry Pratchett.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    Bu, Bu, But CASTLE!

    Actually, the episode left me a little flat. There's no "Moonlighting" curse, but there is a "bad writing" curse.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Yeah, for several seasons now.

  • Misomaniac

    Isn't Hostages only supposed to be 15 episodes?

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Perhaps. I don't trust American networks when it comes to mini-series because it's a convenient out if it's not successful (See: Red Widow) but I have a hard time believing they'll actually let it end if it turns out to be a ratings powerhouse. Guess we'll see.

  • ERM

    I hope 'Mom' is at least decent. I want to like it...

  • racquetmanthethird

    Are there actually people out there that still watch HIMYM? I barely can remember back to a time when that show was actually worth watching, but back then I really liked the show.

  • RilesSD

    I finally gave up last season. Someone let me know if this season is still worth watching. Since we already know who the mother is, there better be some good goddamn storytelling.

  • Misomanaic

    I fairly certain that at some point, there is a misunderstanding.

  • Misomaniac

    Did that need a Spoiler Alert?

    I should have done a spoiler alert. Sorry. Mea Culpa.

  • Fredo

    Are you sure HIMYM isn't really a show called "Hostages" about two kids forced to spend nine long years listening to his father telling disgusting stories about his sexual escapades while he holds them captive?

  • Al Borland's Beard

    I think it would be better if it was Bob Saget holding them hostage, because

    A) It's something he'd probably do.

    B) It would explain the whole voice thing.

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