5 Shows After Dark: In Which I Suddenly Care About the Sundance Channel
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In Which I Suddenly Care About the Sundance Channel

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | February 27, 2014 | Comments ()


ABC Special: Countdown to the Oscars on ABC at 8:00pm ET. Hey, so remember when, about a month ago, I made a joke about how we were approaching peak red carpet with regards to the Grammy’s coverage? That feels a lot less like a joke and more like a prediction now. I’m like Cassandra over here, only just with sad pop-culture trends.

Community on NBC at 8:00pm ET.

The Red Road on Sundance at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. A new, six episode crime drama starring my future husband, Jason Momoa. Unfortunately for the Khal, the early reviews have not been great.

Scandal on ABC at 10:00pm ET. Third season spring premiere. I always find it fascinating how few scenes on this show depict any actual politics. Like, at least in Grey’s Anatomy they figured out ways to have surgeons talking about their tawdry sex lives while doing surgery. Going by this show, the only political obligations the President and Vice President have is doing interviews and sometimes going on campaign trips.

Vikings on History at 10:00pm ET. Second season premiere. I have never seen an episode of this, and I still can’t see the promos as anything other than Jax Teller on a ship. The resemblance is remarkable.

Genevieve Burgess won’t be driven mad by her powers, but she probably will be driven to extreme irritation.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Nadiney

    I have so few fucks to give about bad reviews for Red Road. I would watch Jason Momoa shovel shit, actual shit and it would be sexy.

  • 'Vikings' is badass and actually makes me miss the History Channel, which is foolish because outside of that one hour, it still annoys me pretty thoroughly.

  • Maddy

    I want to marry Harry Lloyd aka Viserys more than Drogo. His glorious cheekbones more than compensate for the Targaryen craziness.

  • Lyndsay

    Khal Drogo can buy me from my power-hungry creepy brother ANY time.

  • Guest

    ... starring my future husband, Jason Momoa.


    Elementary @ 10 on CBS!

  • DataAngel

    Elementary: with added Sean Pertwee and a slew of cock jokes!

  • BWeaves


  • e jerry powell

    Hell, just look at the Momoa and don't pay attention to anything else.

    Re: "Scandal," you're not wrong, but the center of the show isn't really supposed to be the president; rather, the crisis manager he's having an affair with, and she's only a lawyer/public relations expert, not a legislator, who's at least nominally policy-neutral. She's only paid to keep legislators' (or Paula Deen's -- and clearly that's not happening well enough -- or Michael Vick's) indiscretions out of the press, or at least spin them to lessen their negative impact. All the other stuff that happens is mostly in her periphery, or at least addressed as to how most of it relates to her (and it all does, ultimately). Where Grey's uses patients-of-the-week to serve as object lessons for the doctors (when they're not busy banging it out in the on-call room), the odd client-of-the week in "Scandal" is almost always directly related to Olivia's various personal crises, so Rhimes is still basically working the same structure, just not necessarily involving all of the characters most of the time.

  • NateMan

    Nice ink, dude.

  • e jerry powell

    He does seem to still be working the Maori vibe, no?

  • Nadiney

    He's part Hawaiian and Native American, funfax, so he's workin it real nice. He got it when he wa still on Stargate Atlantis(same as his eyebrow scar) so the had to write both changes into an episode. Timing wise it ended up being the same episode cos he got the ink at he same time as some douche bag glassed him.
    Feel free to picture me as a basement dwelling obsessive.

  • e jerry powell

    You're certainly in the right place here. We each have our own.

  • PDamian

    I haven't seen any reviews for Red Road, and I'm going to avoid them in any case. I don't want anything to interfere with my Momoa lust. You can marry him for a bit, Genevieve, but I expect you to deliver him to me after a few months, bathed and rested.

  • BWeaves

    It's like the Evil Cannonball Screw.

  • John W

    Julianne Nicholson is in Red Road. That's why I'm watching.

    Vikings is similar to Game of Thrones except without any of the fantastical elements like shadow babies and dragons.

  • e jerry powell

    It's always good to Julianne Nicholson working; it seems she's found a m├ętier of sorts in episodic cable drama, and it suits her, in my opinion. She's free to work on a wider range of projects.

  • Repo

    I keep meaning to get to it as I know Donal Logue is on it, but still haven't caught an ep.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    His Irish accent from Coppers sounds exactly like his Danish accent on Vikings.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I can't confirm that. They're both atrocious, though.

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