5 Shows After Dark: Stealing a Title from Shirley Jackson and a Plot from P.D James
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Stealing a Title from Shirley Jackson and a Plot from P.D James

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | July 20, 2014 | Comments ()


Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed on SyFy at 9:00pm ET. This is a new documentary proclaiming to show the “evidence” of aliens on our own moon. At least part of that evidence is a heavily edited quote from Buzz Aldrin. I just can’t wait for the “Aliens on the moon” conspiracists (whose evidence heavily relies on moon-landing footage, photos, and accounts) run up against the “The moon landing was faked” conspiracists. In fact, I’d rather watch THAT documentary.

True Blood on HBO at 9:00pm ET.

The Leftovers on HBO at 10:00pm ET.

The Lottery on Lifetime at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Ok, so, how many of you are familiar with Children of Men, book or movie? I happen to prefer the movie, but both are about the concept of humanity slowly going extinct as we lose the ability to reproduce. Both deal with the concept of self and humanity in interesting ways, and the grief felt by an aging population with no children. This series is about humans losing the ability to reproduce, and exploring the concept with… oh, wait, no we’ve headed that off right away since the tease for the first episode reveals that a scientist has successfully fertilized several dozen eggs and there’s going to be a lottery to decide who carries them. False alarm! I was worried for a minute that this might be interesting.

The Strain on FX at 10:00pm ET.

Genevieve Burgess would enjoy it if some of the conspiracy nuts would fight amongst themselves and leave the rest of us alone.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Stu Rat

    Wait...why would you be worried The Lottery might be interesting?
    Are you afraid you might not understand it if it's interesting?
    You should do things to build your-self confidence.
    -Play computer chess on the '1' difficulty.
    -Do the easy level Sudoku.
    -Get your non-fiction books from the children's section of the library.
    -If you wait a day, the crossword gets much easier.
    -Watch shows on Lifetime. The hardest part is figuring out which of the male characters is going to be horrible to the lead female character. More often then not, the answer is (d) all of them. Sure (c) will seem nice, like her Prince has come, but after the show ends, we all know he's going to murder her.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    I don't think Prince would ever murder someone. Morris Day, on the other hand...

  • Stu Rat

    Other way 'round, man. Morris is a cool cat, bro. Jerome? Now Jerome will cut you...

  • e jerry powell

    Now that's what I'm talking about!

  • e jerry powell


    Half-naked in the Hostel.

    Nice try, HBO, but not enough.

  • DominaNefret

    That is not at all The Lottery I was thinking of.


  • e jerry powell

    Fertility dystopia. My favorite is a dream sequence from Ntozake Shange's sassafrass, cypress & indigo, where all men have been thrown into "puppy mill" structures to be routinely "milked" so that women never had to have sex with them again.

  • John W

    Wouldn't it be great if were going extinct and sex was the only way to save the human race. Then we would know what it would be like to be a Panda.

  • Only if every other person on the planet looked exactly like you.

  • e jerry powell

    Well, at least we'd know exactly who we're supposed to be fucking...

  • Brings a whole new level of realism to the phrase, "Go f*ck yourself." Doesn't it?

  • e jerry powell

    In point of fact.

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  • e jerry powell

    Lick me good, like you should, oh
    Lick me good, like you should
    Lick me good, like you should
    Lick it straight, lick it long
    Lick it clean, no Afro Sheen
    Lick it, lick it, lick it lick it, lick it, lick it, lick it

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