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5 Shows After Dark: Good News: They Salvaged the Shampoo. Bad News: They're Fatally Dumb.

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | September 17, 2012 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | September 17, 2012 |

“Bones” on Fox at 8:00pm ET. Eighth season premiere. I’m not sure how much more the writers can pander to the Bones/Booth shippers now that they’re living together and have a baby, but I guess we’ll find out!

“Hoarders” on A&E at 9:00pm ET.

“The Mob Doctor” on Fox at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere.

“Perception” on TNT at 10:00pm ET. First season finale.

“Revolution” on NBC at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. I mean, we’ve sort of touched on all the ways that this show is completely dumb already. But to recap: the show’s concept involves all electricity powering mechanical devices around the world to fail simultaneously. It does not matter how that electricity is produced, or stored, or whether the device was running off an independent engine not connected to any electrical network at all. 15 years later, no one has picked up a copy of Little House on the Prarie and read about Pa making his own bullets for a gun that he had to pack with powder manually, and so are using swords and crossbows as weapons. Also, people have forgotten about steam power, coal power, water power, and are unable to pick up a book to learn about them or have forgotten that you can find this information out IN books and considered the wealth of all human knowledge lost when they weren’t able to access Wikipedia anymore. Frankly, I’m not sure how all of humanity hasn’t starved to death if the remaining people are that dumb. “What? There’s no grocery stores? HOW WILL WE EAT?!?” And this is even without touching the actual plot which, ugh.

Genevieve Burgess Is thrilled to have worthwhile television to write about again. At least for the moment.

Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.

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