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FTW vs. WTF Open Thread: What Should Make This Week's List?

Happy almost-Friday, everyone! As devoted readers of our weekly "FTW vs. WTF" story may recall, we've been toying with the idea of asking you guys to submit ideas for the feature before we actually post it. So let's try it, shall we? What do you think should be on this week's list? Share your FTWs and WTFs for the week in the comments—don't forget to explain why they belong in their given category—and then check back this weekend to see if your selections made the list!

Also: Since we took a few days off last week for Thanksgiving, we haven't necessarily "recognized" any notable moments from right before the holiday, so feel free to go as far back as, say, Sunday, November 18 if you're so inclined.

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I almost forgot! - BOARDWALK EMPIRE!

Gangsters be dyin'! And Nucky finally coming face to face with Al Capone was amazing!

Capone: "We've been on the road for 18 hours. We need a bed, some chow ... And then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies. Huh?"

You guys should just reserve a spot right now for this Sundays finale on next weeks FTW.
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Cory is hopefully going to join us on the podcast this week to talk about it!
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FTW: AHS, Revolution, Homeland and The Walking Dead

WTF: Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries
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WTF: Angus Jones' apparent meltdown/epiphany and the lack of reaction to his admitting to taking drugs during his senior year. For years we've been told how smart this kid was, and now we find out he did drugs? Would "troubled" be an overstatement of Jones' situation? I don't think so. Elementary's increasingly formulaic pattern of one crime leading to the resolution of several unrelated crimes before reaching a conclusion. It kind of fits in with the Rube Goldberg opening titles, but three or four cases out of eight(?) is becoming hackneyed. The on-again, off-again rain at the beginning of Person of Interest. I could see why they were having so many close-ups: It's raining downstairs; it's only cloudly upstairs in the offices. One shot the streets are wet, the next they're dry. FTW: Elementary did a better job of alternating the Watson subplot with the main mystery.
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FTW: The Killing Is Back
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FTW:
--Vegas from Nov. 20 where Savino and Lamb were forced to semi-get-along for the sake of saving Savino's life. I have to say, he seems remarkably level headed for a mobster.
--Revenge from Nov. 25. It answered so many of my questions and set the scene for some stories coming up later on. And Flashback to 2006 Grayson world.
--Person of Interest from Nov. 29. Very good episode that moved the storyline forward by leaps and bounds for most of our main characters, in the sense of making them more well-rounded that is.
--Current Haven episodes now being available on SyFy's website.

WTF:
--Once Upon a Time from Nov. 26. Cora's waste of an army of the undead. Really? It's an army of the undead, at least kill someone or turn them into a zombie too.
--Revenge from Nov. 25. Conrad literally burning up Daniel's dream of becoming a poet and then waxing nostalgic about it later (in present day time). Conrad you are only wishing Daniel didn't to into the family business because he's making a power grab to grab power away from you.
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FTW:
- I know you guys seldom mention it, which I understand because I know of nobody who watches it, but Treme just capped off an amazing third season and Kim Dickens is one of the best character actors ever. From Deadwood to Friday Night Lights to Treme, I look forward to anything with her in it. Also Lucia Micarelli's fiddling is incredible.
- Tessa's love affair with her tablet on Suburgatory.

WTF:
- The Inbetweeners cancelled. While not as much of a stand out as Awkward, it had heart and was a good adaptation of a British series.
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WTF- elena's SUPPOSED sire bond to damon on tvd
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FTW: Glenn the badass on The Walking Dead, Victoria's Vindictive Thanksgiving on Revenge, Clay getting his ink covered up on Sons of Anarchy, Frances Conroy as the angel of Death on American Horror Story, BJ the therapist on Ben & Kate, Sonia's search diagram turning into a picture of a cat on Go On, Schmidt at the lesbian gynecologist on New Girl.
WTF: No new Fringe AGAIN this week!
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FTW:
The Walking Dead:
a) Maggie was amazing. Her scene with the Governor had me up in arms.
b) Glenn's badass moment with the zombie.

Revolution:
a) After a bunch of mediocre episodes, the finale was actually awesome.
b) Lyons' stunning performance as 'Bass' Monroe which deserves critical acclaim.
c) The season's best one-liner - Jeremy (Pellegrino) : 'Miles, you're like a bad penny, man'.

Person of Interest:
a) Finch and Grace's backstory.
b) The two numbers who turned out to be a husband and wife who had put out a hit on each other. Mark Pellegrino is on fire!

Supernatural:
a) An awesome, hilarious episode based on the Looney Toons!
b) It also had so much depth with Castiel's story.

Dexter:
a) Isaak and Dexter's uneasy alliance.

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Last Resort:
a) Random beach sex between James and Grace.
b) Island thug still not being locked up.

The Walking Dead:
a) The clueless moron in the cabin in the woods.

The Vampire Diaries:
a) Elena's sire bond.
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This week's edition of FTW vs. WTF is sponsored entirely by Homeland:

FTW: Peter Quinn is even more awesome than we all thought. He's a frickin' badass super secret secret assassin.

FTW numero dos: Morena Baccarin naked once again.

FTW number 3: Mike puts Dana in her place. Mike is a real human being and a real hero.

WTF: Dana being a bitch for no reason at all.
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FTW: Howard Wolowitz sitting in Sheldon's sacred couch spot NAKED. That was the best prank of the episode.
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FTW: Homeland-the ending, Walking Dead killing the hobo guy and feeding him to the walkers, Parks and Rec-Leslie's reaction to the awful Eagleton park, New Girl-Z is for Zombie, Revenge-Victoria's awful mother!
WTF: Abi staying another week on my TV on survivor. She is so annoying.
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FTW: stepping up and becoming badasses: Jeremy from TVD and Glenn from TWD
WTF: Lucky Luciano being a dumbass
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FTW: Victoria's personal vendetta against her mother on this week's Revenge. Just in case anyone was still wondering, Victoria will cut (down) a bitch. Take some notes, Emily!

WTF: Completely wasted zombie servants on OUaT. So to recap, Cora summoned a legion of undead forces (well, okay, maybe not a "legion", but at least a dozen or so) and then promptly had them hang around for a few hours while she, I guess, lamented to them about the trials and tribulations that come with being evil, and THEN sent them shambling off into the woods. And after most of them had their asses kicked, a few of them managed to grab Aurora and then.......poof? Your guess is as good as mine, because we never see them again.
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Haha! So true! I would add (if I may?) the heart snatching madness as another WT to the F. It's been way overused and there's no consistency at all. So, Cora snatches all these guys hearts and they become zombies? WTF? Wolfboy Graham was doing just fine without his heart in season 1. (Until Regina literally crushed it to dust. Which was just plain rude!) At no time did Graham look like he was about break out into a spirited rendition Michael Jackson's Thriller. Then after Hook (the apparent Pirate/Wizard hybrid) snatched Aurora's heart, Cora whispered into it and used her like a puppet (and not in the good Seasme Street kind of way). Not to mention Dr. Whale trying to reanimate his brother with one if the red glowy things. What can't you do with these blasted hearts?!
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I AGREE!!!! There's no working premise here. The closest answer I can come up with is: grab a person's heart and you control them to whatever degree is convenient for you at that time. This almost/sort of works....Graham was compelled to be Regina's sex slave (so, you know, not the WORST fate...*swoons over Lana Parilla*....*SMACKS SELF*....err...anyway). Cora's zombie army weren't dead zombies, just people she had compelled to....I guess...nap in the dirt for a while....maybe? Umm....and then she used Aurora's heart to spy on the group (because, as you know, the heart controls hearing and such). But I have no idea how a heart (which, presumably still belongs to someone else, right?) could be used by Dr. NotAFairyTaleCharacter to bring someone else back to life....GAH!

Yes, so to recap:

WTF: Heart snatching and the uses/consequences thereof.
FTW: the term "Pirate/Wizard hybrid" :-)
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FTW: Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston on Person of Interest.
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FTW: Cas interrogating a cat on Supernatural. As well as Cas in general in Hunteri Heroici, including his analysis of the Road Runner.
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FTW: Glenns zombie kill while still tied to the chair from The Walking Dead
Schmitds whole speach on female pleasuring from New Girl

WTF: Cece is still here on the X Factor
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Okay. Take a moment. The users of this site, which is provided free of charge, are being asked for their feedback and their input, and you're actually b*tching about that? They want to know which, out of the thousands of comments, we feel are important enough to list as the most significant for the week, and you're bothered? WTF?
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I didn't mean to come off as bitching about it. I think it's a great idea to get input about shows that don't have a weekly review/recap. But most of the comments I read were the same things I've already seen. How about a more specific FTW vs WTF open tread: what shows that aren't regularly discussed should make this weeks list
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FTW: Stanking
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BIG WTF Moment: Elena being sired to Damon.. like WTF!? She has had feelings for him for several seasons, as a human! And now all of the sudden when she's a vampire, they need to excuse her feelings by making up this BS about her being sired? She hasn't even behaved as someone who was sired.. total cop out from the writers on TVD.
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agree with this one. what BS to keep Elena 'pure and innocent', otherwise she could NEVER be attracted to evil old Damon, amirite? *roll with eyes*
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FTW:
This week's New Girl! Whether it was Z is for Zombie or Schmidt's description of how he pleases a woman, the newest episode was amazing.
Brad's video on HIMYM.

FTWTF:
Glee doing Gangnam Style. I thought it was actually surprisingly entertaining, but it's still Gangnam Style :)
TVD's sire bond. Not quite sure yet if I like it or hate it.

WTF: Emily Owens M.D. being cancelled, it's grown on me :)
Revolution's constant "catch and release"
OUAT: ZOMBIES!!!!!
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Ftw:
The finale with Monroe's phenomenal performance in Revolution. The entire episode was a solid hour of tv.
Boardwalk Empire, Dexter and Go On.
Have to catch up on the rest of the shows I watch.
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ftw: tvd - the sire bond!!!!
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FTW: American Horror Story Asylum - Dark Cousin. Frances Conroy guest starring as the Angel of Death. The interaction of the Angel of Death with Sister Jude, one of the best moments on TV for this season. Grace's final gasp: "I'm free..."
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WTF: Sons of Anarchy: Bobby. And before that Bobby, and at the end of the last episode Bobby. Also Clay, like every episode he isn't dead.
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FTW: TVD. seriously, it was beautiful and totally worth the two weeks of waiting for it. TALK ABOUT SIRES BECOMING INTERESTING!! also, stefen ammell's abs on arrow, always a plus...
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FTW:

The Colbert Report - Stephen did a hilarious piece on Suzanne Venker's batshit crazy views on feminism. Suzanne wrote in her article (courtesy of Fox News, of course) that women need to "surrender to their nature" and let men pick up the slack in the workplace, because how are men supposed to provide and care for you if you're too busy achieving your goals and seeking equal pay? She went on to write that "Men want to love women, not compete with them. They want to provide for and protect their families – it’s in their DNA. But modern women won’t let them." Can I just say for modern, rational and secure men everywhere that this crazy woman in NO WAY represents how we feel. Lilly Ledbetter needs to slap this woman. Now is there any women who would like to compete with me on who can send Suzanne the most hate mail?

The Walking Dead - Glen's total badassery. And the scene between the Governor and Maggie (I was repulsed and disgusted at the mere thought of what the Governor might do. But I have to admit it was great television. Also, the atmospheric score.

Homeland - Quinn's sudden mysteriousness. Once again having no idea what the fuck is going on inside Brody's head. And what does a dirty hotel room, the backseat of a car and a cabin in the woods all have in common? You guessed it! All the places Nick and Carrie have had sex! (They're just so adorable when they're pounding each other.)

New Girl - (As many have already wrote) Z is for Zombie! Nick's story lines have been the best part of season 2!

Revolution - Say what you will haters, the midseason finale was a stark improvement from the oxygen-deprived, hallucinogenic stupidity of the previous episode and was an all around solid hour of television. David Lyons actually acted (very well I might add) and the flashbacks were emotionally poignant and relevant to the story for a change. Bass and Miles bromance, FTW!

Dexter - Jennifer Carpenter. She's been killing it for two straight seasons and actually deserves an Emmy nom. more than Michael. C. Hall this year. Her "reveal" to Dexter about her secret was some especially good stuff.

Commenting system upgrades - Notifications! YEAH!

WTF:

I can't think of anything original at the moment. I must be in a good mood.
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FTW - New Girl: Nick's "Z is for Zombie" novel as read by Winston- the highlight of that already hilarious scene. I laughed so hard I watched it three times! 'zombie zoo, zombie zoo, who let those zombies out that damn zombie zoo?' yes!
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FTW - Clay gets booted out of SAMCRO
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FTW: This weeks episode of TVD, amazing. I loved seeing Klaus be normal and not a total ass. And Supernatural, was hilarious.
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FTW - New Girl - Z is for Zombie's wordless wordfind.

FTW - AHS, I was seriously stressed out for the whole episode in the best kind of way.
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WTF: Surface and Windows 8 product placement in Hawaii Five-0. Laughable but ridiculous.
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That car thing they are giving away on Walking Dead too. I am surprised they haven't taken a moment to talk about the great millage leather blood-proof seats and no bladed attachments whatsoever. Put some swinging sickles on that thing then maybe I'll try to win it.
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FTW: HIMYM, Arrow
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FTW: Revolution turning the corner. Monroe (revolution) and Monroe (Grimm) Christmas special.
Z is for Zombie!
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here's a WTF: Elena is sired to Damon. Most stupid plot line ever! Vampire Diaries is going downhill.
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wtf - how i met your mother giving one story line in 2 min clips at the end of each episode
could barney and robin just get one full episode that moves forward and be done with it?
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FTW: The last scene of last week episode of Boardwalk Empire. Al Capone arriving "We’ve been on the road for eighteen hours. I need a bath, some chow, and then you and me sit down and we talk about who dies."

FTW: HIMYM reference to The Wire. Lily as Omar Little.

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ftw: obviously anything from this newest episode of the vampire diaries... i think it changed my life
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FTW - The new features of this site, especially the site notifications when we make a comment.
WTF - The glitches of the new format. Comments getting deleted, icons that disappear.
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Promise we are looking into it! Can you let us know what browser/version you're using?

Also: We're exploring possibly login-session issues as well. The commenting thing might be related to having been logged in for a long time, and then your session expiring but not appearing as expired (i.e. you think you're logged in when you're not). So, logging out and then logging back in again might fix some of the commenting and not-being-able-to-vote-in-polls issues until we get it cleared up.

In the meantime, please keep us posted on continued troubles or anything else you find!
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Thank you very much. Yes, really I can't access my avatar and this site is using my Facebook picture, even though that was not my intention. (It must be because a few times in the past I logged on with Facebook.)

One thing I've learned is that posting links to other sites doesn't work: your comment gets deleted right away. I think that comes to solve the problem of spamming with "get rich fast" spam sites that were plaguing the forums a while ago. I don't know if there are other "forbidden" words that deletes your comment instantly too. I use Google Chrome version 23.0.1271.95.

I don't know if it makes any difference but I'm in Brazil, not the USA.
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Warning - spoilers.

FTW: Frances Conroy returns to AHS:A as Angel of Death, Rachel kills Strausser in Revolution, batshit crazy Snow attacks Mulan in Once Upon a Time and says "Give me the compass!",
WTF: CW cancels Emily Owens, Grace dies in AHS:A,
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FTW: Santana's psychic Mexican third eye
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FTW: The Mob Doctor and Emily Owens M.D. getting canceled on the same day. Bonus points for me since TMD was on my Dead Pool List even though I am horribly losing.
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FTW: TWD, Dexter, Homeland, AHS and go on! It was a great week for all these shows!
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WTF: the old glee cast back together again. And clone Mercedes line ;)
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FTW:***
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FTW: anything Boardwalk Empire Homeland of course.
WTF: Quinn about to put one between Brody's eyes, at the behest of the CIA no less.
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FTW: This week's episode of Supernatural as a whole.
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FTW: Schmidt's "vagenius" status on New Girl. Especially his explanation of how he pleasures a woman.
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Well, this experiment looks like a lot of hard work for you editors. Ha ha! Good luck, maybe tonight or tomorrow's content will get stronger entries.
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I'm glad you're going back to last week. That gives me a chance to acknowledge Charles Grodin's outstanding performance on Law & Ordeer: SVU's episode Lesson's Learned.
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Agreed, that was impressive work from Grodin on an episode that also had strong performances from other guests, not the least of which was Elliot Gould!
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WTF: The midseason finale of Revolution.
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Also, WTF: Angus T. Jones' viral video.
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WTF: Inbetweeners being cancelled. :( it was actually pretty awesome.
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Agreed. Gonna miss Jay and Neil one liners.
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"...with my dong!" LMFAO
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Just out of interest, have you tried the original British version? I don't know how well it translates to American culture but for us Brits its a great comedy which snipes at classic British school life incredibly well
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I have not. I will now, tho! But I fell in love with the U.S. version of shameless right away, but couldn't get into the original. And I agree with @patsully
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I'm with you on Shameless. Love the Showtime version.
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I've watched the first couple episodes and I really liked it, so I'll have to watch more now.

I did feel like the MTV version was appropriately American though, no matter how much they stole from the original plot.
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