TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (November 4)
Swell: The candy mountain we built after Halloween! Hell: The candy hangover we've been dealing with since we turned that mountain into a molehill. There's only one thing that will cure these blues... MORE CANDY! And our top choices for what we thought was great and low-rate this week!
Stephen Colbert's chat with two Occupy Wall Street protesters
Even though we eat instant mac n' cheese five times a week while banking fat cats spit on us, we now don't know which side to support. (Watch Part 2 right here.)
Mindy Kaling's book promos
She recruited some Office buddies to help promote her first foray into the literary world, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. We totally want to have lunch with her.
Top Chef Texas
YES. 29 chefs vying for 16 spots. Eliminations every few seconds. Based on who they've already let in, I'm totally hooked. These kids can COOK.
New Girl's Jess seeing Nick without his knickers
As if Jess wasn't adorably annoying enough, imagine how you'd feel if she saw your "peen and bubbles" and then tried to talk out the awkward situation in the open.
The makeup scene on American Horror Story
At some point cable's most ridiculous drama became just as much a showcase for raw emotion as it is a horror homage. Just give Jessica Lange all the awards this year.
... Shane going REALLY dark on The Walking Dead
This wasn't in the comics! THIS WASN'T IN THE COMICS! And we LOVE the show for it. No more complaining about not having complex characters. Now we just need Rick to get interesting.
Glee's leprechaun-ization of Damian McGinty
Really? Was it his lucky charms that gave it away?
Parenthood stretching for stories
The "Julia is worried because the woman carrying her soon-to-be-adopted child is eating sushi" plotline? No amount of wasabi could make it worth our time.
Clyde Frog is dead!!
And Cartman is... maturing?!?! South Park's second attempt to rid the 4th-graders of their lost boys syndrome was a depressing development for anyone who's ever had to grow up, ever.
2 Broke Girls is apparently trying to break some sort of record for the use of the word "vagina"
It just seems like anytime the writers can't come up with a joke, they're like, "I know, let's have Max say 'vagina'!" There's lot stuff on the show that could be funny, but it's trying so hard to be crass that it forgets to still try to be clever.
... The cast of Work of Art
Too many of the artists were outshone by kids this week. We were willing to give them a chance, but Bravo picked a lousy bunch this season.
... Allen Gregory's unlikable main characters
Putting aside the fact that the rare-for-TV gay parents are presented as an abusive nightmare scenario, what on earth made anyone think the public would be interested in following such a douchey, hateful kid? At least Stewie and Cartman have charming aspects to their personalities.
What made your list of TV loves and hates this week?
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