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5 Shows After Dark: "I Seriously Doubt All of This is Relevant, Dad"

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | May 13, 2013 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | May 13, 2013 |

“Hell’s Kitchen” on Fox at 8:00pm ET. Back to back episodes. Gordon Ramsay has become a meme. I’m amazed it took this long.

“How I Met Your Mother” on CBS at 8:00pm ET. Eighth season finale. You guys, Ted Mosby has got the most well behaved kids on the planet. At 22 minutes an episode with an average of 22 episodes per season, they’ve been listening to him babble on about his life BEFORE he met their mother for over 60 hours now. I like my parents. They even have some interesting stories. There is no way in HELL that I’d sit there calmly listening to them tell a long, meandering tale of their first meeting for over two and half days without them getting around to the point. And there’s still at least one more season. He must be drugging them.

“Defiance” on SyFy at 9:00pm ET.

“Rectify” on Sundance at 10:00pm ET.

“Castle” on ABC at 10:01pm ET. Fifth season finale. I watched last week’s episode, and it hit me just how dumb the premise of the show is. I mean, there’s an author who’s just been embedded with the NYPD for a couple years now, at least, and they let him help question suspects, collect evidence, examine crime scenes, etc. Pretty sure that violates a whole slew of civil rights laws. But hey! Nathan Fillion, right?

Genevieve Burgess wonders how many cases would be thrown out due to Richard Castle’s presence at the crime scene or arrest. All of them, right?

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