5 Shows After Dark: MINIONS! To the Cocoon!
“The Killing” on AMC at 8:00pm ET. Two hour third season premiere. Hey, remember how this show had taken a semi-realistic crime and then dragged it out interminably in the stupidest ways possible to squeeze two whole seasons out of one murder? Well, they heard your complaints, and now have a whole BUNCH of murders to attempt to investigate! That’s what you wanted, right? In other news, as a young, white, reasonably attractive female who watches crime shows semi-regularly, I have no idea how I haven’t been murdered by a sadistic serial killer yet. TV tells me that’s the biggest threat to my safety and when has TV ever been wrong?
“Game of Thrones” on HBO at 9:00pm ET. Hey, you know how this show tends to have a lot of big events happen on the ninth episode of the season? Well, this is the third season’s ninth episode. Not sayin, just saying.
“The Women’s Concert for Change: Live from London” on NBC at 9:00pm ET. More complete information here. Two of the presenters are Gwenyth Paltrow and James Franco which leads me to wonder if there’s some sort of graph out there to pinpoint the spot where cultural weariness outweighs fundraising usefulness when it comes to celebrities.
“The Borgias” on Showtime at 10:00pm ET.
“The Venture Brothers” on Adult Swim at 12:00am ET. One hour fifth season premiere. FINALLY! For you other incredibly patient fans out there, it’s worth noting that Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer have brought back the tee shirt club for this season so if you happen to have extra cash and a deep need for tee shirts related to an obscure adult-targeted cartoon show. Right now, I’m failing on the “extra cash” part.
Genevieve Burgess will be wearing her Molotov and the Blackhearts shirt from the last tee shirt club tonight.