5 Shows After Dark: I'm Just Encouraging Them, Aren't I?
“Arrow” on The CW at 8:00pm ET.
“Blade Runner: The Untold Story” on TLC at 10:00pm ET. I had hoped against all reason that this was a special about the movie Blade Runner, as improbable as that was. But no, it is indeed a look at the murder of Reeva Steenkamp that took place on Valentine’s day, a case which cannot end positively no matter how you look at it. I just wish the media would back off and let the families handle this tragedy in private, because no matter how it shakes out in the courts there’s no good ending in sight for anyone involved.
“Duck Dynasty” on A&E at 10:00pm ET.
“Psych” on USA at 10:00pm ET. 100th episode. It’s a choose your own ending episode of “Psych”! Play along at home. There’s been a couple of scripted shows that have done this, and I feel like they’re missing the reason why people watch scripted television. Isn’t the whole point sort of that the writers plan things out and execute them in ways the average viewer wouldn’t think of? Most people who watch television and movies are terrible at deciding what should happen. Have you read fanfic? Frankly, it seems like if you want to give the viewers what they really want, the show would just become a gay porn film starring Shawn and Gus. (I assume. Don’t email me about “Psych” fanfic, I’d rather not know for certain.)
“Southland” on TNT at 10:00pm ET.