5 Shows After Dark: Why Hello There, Budget Tom Hardy!
“The Bible” on History at 8:00pm ET. Series premiere. Man, I do not envy whoever has to write the script for those weeks when the Old Testament gets bogged down in genealogy. It’ll be like talking to your aunt who just discovered ancestry.com last weekend.
“Red Widow” on ABC at 9:00pm ET. Two hour series premiere. Starring the lovely Radha Mitchell and the smoldering Goran Visnjic. I was briefly concerned that Mr.Visnjic would be playing the husband that dies in the first episode (that’s not a spoiler, it’s in the damn commercials and the show has the word “widow” in the title) but it appears that he might be some sort of adversarial character. Anyway, Radha Mitchell’s husband is killed and she steps into his position in organized crime to keep her family safe. Based on a Dutch drama called “Penoza” for the trivia fans out there.
“The Walking Dead” on AMC at 9:00pm ET.
“Bob’s Burgers” on Fox at 9:30pm ET.
“Vikings” on History at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. A new series inspired by the Viking King Ragnar Lothbrok. Unfortunately, the description includes words like “ambitions”,”struggles”, and “longing” but no words like “axe-swinging” or “skull-crushing” which is deeply disappointing. Still, for those of you having serious “Game of Thrones” twitches waiting for the 31st this might be a suitable form of television methadone to carry you though the next few weeks. After all, it’s people with Scandanavian-ish names running around plotting intrigues and murdering each other, basically the same thing!
Genevieve Burgess is actually a “Game of Thrones” fans, she just also likes teasing people about it.