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It's Not a Documentary, IT'S A TRAP!

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 28, 2010 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 28, 2010 |

I am amazed how often I can do absolutely nothing of note all day and still feel tired in the afternoon. Like, it doesn’t matter when I wake up, when I went to bed, what I did or what I’ve eaten, around 3 p.m. or so I just hit a wall where my body’s like “NAP TIME!!!” Caffeine doesn’t help, sometimes it just makes it worse. Anyway, Misery Monday is half back tonight, so I’m sure there’s plenty of you out there with your popcorn ready to watch some painful footage of addicts/people with OCD work through their issues so you can feel better about your own lives. I think that’s the point, is that the point? Those shows just make me horribly uncomfortable. At least with “Hoarders” I usually get inspired to do some cleaning or just throw shit out more often in general. Anyway, here’s Monday night’s TV:

8:00 p.m.: “The Bachelorette” on ABC. Speaking of shows that make me uncomfortable: any and all dating reality shows. I can’t exactly explain why, but they all make me want to crawl under my couch out of reflected embarrassment.

“Lie to Me” on Fox.

“Persons Unknown” on NBC. New episode at a special time.

“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” on ABC Family.

9:00 p.m.: “Cake Boss” on TLC.

“Dr. G: Medical Examiner” on Health.

“The Good Guys” on Fox.

“HBO Special: Kevorkian” on HBO.

“Huge” on ABC Family. Series premiere. This does not sound very family friendly to me, but that might be my own fault for having a corrupted mind. I blame all of you.

“Intervention” on A&E. Ninth season premiere. Nine seasons?!? How do more addicts not get that the whole “asked to take part in a documentary about addiction” set up is complete and utter bullshit by this point? I get that they’re not generally the best and brightest on this show but seriously, nine seasons. Damn.

“Last Comic Standing” on NBC. New two hour episode at a special time.

“History Detectives: Iwo Jima Map, Copperhead Crane, Theremin” on PBS. All I can think of when I see references to a theremin is this video, which is awesome. Hint: Skip the first 30 seconds.

“Ultimate Car Build Off” on Discovery.

“You’re Cut Off” on VH1. New time slot.

10:00 p.m.: “Behind the Music: Jennifer Hudson” on VH1.

“Dance Your Ass Off” on Oxygen.

“The Hard Times of RJ Berger” on MTV.

“Heartland Thunder” on Discovery.

“Inedible to Incredible” on TLC.

“Make It or Break It” on ABC Family. Second season premiere.

“Neighbors From Hell” on TBS.

“Obsessed” on A&E. Second season premiere.

“Pawn Star$” on History.

“PBS Special: The Wall - A World Divided” on PBS.

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo.

“True Beauty” on ABC.

Late Night Listings:

“The Late Show With David Letterman” on CBS featuring Kristen Stewart, Gary Faulkner, and Tokyo Police Club.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Jeremy Piven and Elizabeth Reaser.

“The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Howie Mandel, Jane Adams, and Drew Thomas.

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring David Axelrod.

“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring John Waters.

Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.

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