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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Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch are still a thing. (Lainey)

This isn't exactly surprising, but Sir Mix-a-Lot doesn't have a problem with Blake Lively's "Oakland booty." (Celebitchy)

Helen Mirren was a lacy, twirly dream at Cannes. (Go Fug Yourself))

Great news, everyone! Kanye is going to end bullying. With shoes. (DListed)

Johnny Depp's haircut isn't doing him any favors. (LG)

Here's exactly how to raise the stakes on The Walking Dead. (Uproxx)

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