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5 Shows After Dark: Lot of Nice Photo Shoots for this Show. Too Bad I Already Hate It.

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 4, 2013 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 4, 2013 |

“Parks and Recreation” on NBC at 8:30pm ET.

“New Girl” on Fox at 9:00pm ET. For some reason Fox has a couple of their Tuesday night comedies on tonight. Specifically this and “The Mindy Project”.

“Archer” on FX at 10:00pm ET.

“Hannibal” on NBC at 10:01pm ET. Series premiere. I hate things like this. I hate them. I’ve read Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal and Hannibal is the absolute worst out of all of them. Both because it was more poorly written than the other two (seriously, was the editor afraid he’d end up on Harris’s dinner table?) but also because it negates what made Dr.Lecter interesting. Dr.Lecter was interesting (and terrifying) because there was a sense that you could never really know his mind. He was far more intelligent than the average human and obviously saw the world in a very different way, and that was the best thing about him. Hannibal, the book, ruined that and I suspect “Hannibal”, the TV show, will also ruin it more. I want my super intelligent villains at a healthy remove, dammit! And not the “CSI” style healthy remove of “They’ve left us a trail of increasingly unintuitive clues that we solve via non-sequiturs!” but rather “Huh, that guy is off the charts IQ wise and thinks it’s a great idea to kill and eat people. So… how do we know he’s wrong?” Anyway. Mads Mikkelson will be playing Dr.Lecter so I guess that’s a good thing.

“Scandal” on ABC at 10:02pm ET.

Genevieve Burgess will talk your ear off about the stilted language in Hannibal if you give her half a chance.

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