5 Shows After Dark: So Much Crazy, So Little Time
“2013 MTV Movie Awards” on MTV at 9:00pm ET. Two hour special presentation hosted by Rebel Wilson who is too good for this kind of crap.
“Game of Thrones” on HBO at 9:00pm ET.
“Mad Men” on AMC at 9:00pm ET. I felt like the premiere episode really dragged and could have been edited down from two hours and ten minutes if they’d really wanted to. But, still looking forward to the season.
“The Borgias” on Showtime at 10:00pm ET. Third season premiere. I was just saying the other day that I was so tired of the weird obsession with the Tudor family in general and Henry VIII and his various wives specifically and there had to be other crazy bits of history out there to novelize, make into movies, and hold up an example of the excesses of power. And I totally forgot about this show. So, points to Showtime for attempting to dramatize something other than the English monarchy. Shame about Jeremy Irons being a nutcase, though.
“Veep” on HBO at 10:00pm ET. Second season premiere.
Genevieve Burgess likes some variety in her overly dramatized mostly inaccurate historical series.