FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (April 21)

Egads, lots of WTF in the real-world news this week. But part of television's job is to pick us up by the scruff of the neck and drop us into a world that's different from our daily lives when our daily lives look bleak, so don't be ashamed to tune out and get your head straight with a Dog With a Blog marathon or a Game of Thrones re-watch. There's nothing wrong with a little distraction. Just remember, when you return to the real world, please treat your fellow human beings and all of the Earth's creatures with love and respect. It may sound sappy, but it's a little thing people sometimes forget to do. Now let's review the good and bad from our second lives in this week's edition of FTW vs. WTF.


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Mr. Patton Oswalt

The comedian wowed the world with his improvised Star Wars filibuster on Parks and Recreation telling Disney how to revamp the franchise (don't miss the eight-minute extended version embedded here), and his statement on the tragedy in Boston was one of the best of the week. Yes, this is the same guy who used to be on King of Queens.



The King's Landing power struggle comes to the boardroom

In one of Game of Thrones' funniest moments to date, a microcosm of the battle for influence in Westeros took place when the small council convened for the first time under new Hand of the King Tywin Lannister. What followed was some of the best passive-aggressive chair-maneuvering in the history of the world and a storm of backhanded compliments that left everyone's hands sore. Nothing about this exquisitely acted and directed scene was less than perfect.



Local news anchors laugh until they cry after interviewing Ryan Lochte

This show looks so embarrassingly awful that it might be more awkward than entertaining. But after this week's news coverage, maybe Mr. Lochte is exactly the mindless distraction America needs.



Louis C.K.: OMG

Surprise surprise, the comic's HBO standup special, which premiered last Saturday, was hilarious, particularly his bit on predators and the food chain.



Tessa and Dalia's epic finale fight on Suburgatory

Forty-four episodes in the making, and it was all worth it: Punches thrown, hair pulled, jumping punches launched from ladders, broom-handle dueling... This was likely the season's best non-zombie-related beatdown.



The Good Wife's rape case locks the show in as Law & Order's successor

Perhaps, like us, you sometimes see things in the news and think, "I wonder how Law & Order's going to deal with THAT." With the mothership of that procedural juggernaut off the air (Noel's still in mourning), The Good Wife has stepped up to help continue the ripped-from-the-headlines approach to, and last Sunday's episode, "Rape: A Modern Perspective" put on its own version Stubenville High School rape case, complete with social media shenanigans, rape denialists, and Anonymous grandstanding. It was Kalinda's tech savvy and willingness to work within the system—as opposed to against it a la Anonymous and the group's illegally provided evidence—that allowed the case to come to a satisfactory close.



Alison Brie's attempt to create unsexy .GIFs

Our love for this woman knows no bounds.



NBC's Pete Williams is the voice of reason in the Boston bombing news

Most of the broadcast and cable news outlets—not to mention Reddit and Twitter, oy—were horrible in dealing with the news surrounding the bombs in Boston and the subsequent manhunt for the alleged culprits (see WTFs below). Consequently, we thank the TV news gods for Pete Williams, who normally covers the Department of Justice for NBC, but became a beacon of restraint and caution in reporting during the madness. According to sources quoted by Politico, NBC News' mentality was to "literally 'wait for what Pete reports.'" Finally, NBC got something right.



Southland turns in a satisfying finale, be it for the season or the series

If this is the end of the line for the perennially underrated cop drama—and it probably is—we have few complaints about how things ended, and we'll always be grateful to TNT for taking a chance on what turned out to be one hell of a show.



WTF




Natalie Morales thinks we're all bajillionaires

Okay this is old, but watching Hannibal on On Demand brought it to our attention, so consider it a WTFDVR of sorts. The "The More You Know" campaign has been giving life tips to laypeople for decades, but the Today Show anchor went one-percent in this PSA about making your home healthier when she suggested turning your in-home elevator into a staircase. We'll have our servants get right on that as soon as they're done sorting our diamonds by carat, Natalie.



CNN butchers the news

LOL CNN. LOL. *sigh* *sniff* *weep for American news*



Aubrey Plaza's Kanye moment at the MTV Movie Awards

The Parks and Rec actress tried to drunkenly bogart Ferrell's statue during his acceptance of the Comedic Genius honor, and things did not go well. Ferrell handled the awkward interruption like the champ that he is... and we simultaneously felt embarrassed and disappointed for Plaza as she visibly realized way too late that she'd just made a terrible, terrible mistake. Ferrell later said that "it was just a lot of liquor breath."



Fox renews Glee for TWO more seasons?

That's like, what, 3.5 season of Ben and Kate we could've had instead?! We shake our fists angrily in your direction, Fox. (Read the full story What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week?

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SouthLAnd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope TNT renews it. It the only sensible thing to do.
Ryan Lochte a reality show? I want to be frozen and woken up when reality TV is dead.
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Seriously two more seasons of Glee?! Ben and Kate was an amazing show and they didn't even give it a chance. Glee is just the same thing over and over, why can't they ever let a show die with some dignity?
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Planet Kashyak? It's Kashyyyk...
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Brie, simply aaadorable!!!
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Oh CNN, man, this week was brutal, just an inch away from causing a diplomatic issue, gees.
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WTF: Hemlock Grove
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FTW-
Southland
Vikings
Jamie losing his happy hand on GoT
Parks and Rec
Defiance - decent enough pilot

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Glee gets another 2 seasons
CNN =bad reporting inc.
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nope, still sexy. she could drink horse piss in the mud with a hand around her neck and still be sexy
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"Yes, this is the same guy who used to be on King of Queens"

I love KoQ. This is still the highlight of his resume. That and Constable Bob on Justified.
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Glee jumped the shark in season 3. I wonder if it'll end up like Degrassi: the Next Generation, which has NONE of the cast members from the first three seasons left.... and is on season THIRTEEN!
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Degrassi is still on? And Glee jumped the shark in season 2, if you ask me.
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Yup; it's on one of the Nickelodeon channels here in the US, usually Friday evenings, although the current season is just about over. You can see some of the newer eps on teennick.com. It's very different, tho.
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You forgot "Snake". He's still there...from "Degrassi Junior High"!!!
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The Patton Oswalt filibuster was hilarious. Thanks for that. I also enjoyed the Alison Brie clip. So great! This week's SVU is about gang rape. Aaa! If only they had aired it last week instead of a repeat they could have beaten The Good Wife to the punch.
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I only know Patton from United States of Tara: and loved him in it! and, Glee needs to give up or give Britney her own show.
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The Natalie Morales thing... was that supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek joke?

OK, some of the stuff was alright. But the elevator-into-stairs thing? Really?

That being said, a couple of townhouses went up in my old hometown a few years ago in my area. Expensive. And, yes, have elevators which I found quite surprising. Not condos where 1 unit was upstairs and another downstairs... but elevators for the person's townhouse so they could go from their living room to the bedroom.

All of them, not just the odd-unit for the paralyzed.
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I kind of applauded Anonymous during the whole Stubenville thing because they brought it to light that this was going on and that the community was trying to sweep it under the rug.

So, kudos to them. It's one of the the only / few things they've done that I've actually applauded.

Though, when showing the kids' videos and such I had to wonder what kind of cluster-f**k this would cause with the whole evidence / discovery / etc process. Seriously: some evidence appeared because an (arguably) illegal team of hackers found them and said they're true? It might be a tough sell for many-a-judge.

Which is kind of what "The Good Wife" played off of... they were trying to help which was great. But unfortunately due to various rules about evidence they weren't helping as much as they wanted.
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Anoymous A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm confused about the MTV thing. Was that a "bit" that somebody thought of that just landed very poorly? Like a fake drunk thing?

Or, was it just a drunk disaster which will haunt that actress until her dying day?

It kind of reminds me of Will Ferrell's comedy, and the thing written on her chest kind of leads me to believe it was staged. But I'm confused.
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I think she just completely lost her nerve once she got on stage and/or Will Ferrell gave her some sort of signal to back down... she probably intended to promote her movie.
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Glee being renewed is not a WTF for actual fans of the show. Ben and Kate was awful and just like the pathetic fans who still cry the CW cancelled The Secret Circle/Ringer, I'll say this: don't blame networks for canceling shows people didn't watch, blame the audience. Shows needs a certain percentage of Nielson viewers to watch in order to be renewed, Ben and Kate didn't have it so the network really didn't have a choice. Just like every other low-rated show that gets cancelled. I'm sad Happy Endings will likely join that list but I'm not going to blame ABC.
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you are so wrong in this interpretation, I cannot even begin to explain.. no, it is not simply about the numbers, and the audience who watched the show.. The Secret Circle was CW's second highest rated show for the season and it had exactly the same ratings with Supernatural.. also some other examples from last year: Alcatraz was in the top 20 shows, and was cancelled.. Pan Am did much better job than Touch, but the former was killed, while the latter continues.. and TSC, making higher ratings in many terms (live+same day and live+7 days) than Hart Of Dixie; it was cancelled while HOD survived.. here you can check the overall ratings of 2011-2012 season, and how cancellations have pretty much nothing to do with ratings..

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it (dot) com/2012/06/11/2011-2012-full-season-live7-dvr-ratings-modern-family-leads-ratings-and-viewership-gainsgrimm-ranks-number-one-in-percentage-increases/137441/
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FTW: Tatiana Maslany continuing to put in MANY great performances on BBC America's "Orphan Black". There's Sarah, the street hustler who steps into the shoes of a suicidal police officer Beth, soccer mom Alison, computer geek Cosmina, and now the clone who wants to kill the rest Helena - its one actress doing it all. I would be shocked if any actress from any show has shot as much film as this fantastic find. She is playing the shows protagonist and antagonist and many other characters and she is doing it so well and creating such individual personalities for all of them that you sometimes forget its the same actress playing all the parts in the scene. In a really brilliant scene this week one of the versions of her had to step in for another and watching her struggle to be able to become the other was awesome. Its really fantastic. If the director of this series isn't nominated for an Emmy, than why give the award? If your stuck at home on a Saturday night, "Orphan Black" is the perfect remedy.
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Also like to nominate the "close encounter of the third kind" like opening of the episode. I for sure did not expect to see the kid ever again.
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It is the perfect Saturday show.
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I hope Patton Oswalt is still on the next season of Justified. That guy is awesome.
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I'd be bummed if he disappeared after the role he played this season!
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FTW: The Americans kills it every week. Elizabeth is the best conflicted character on TV, and any scene with her and Claudia is just gold. I'm just waiting for it to descend into fisticuffs again!
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WTF: I agree with you for glee (a fifth season to finish and go over 100 episodes would have been enough i think!) and I really like this show.
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FTW:
Return of Awkward.
Kind of enjoying The Amazing Race (dunno why I'm watching it though)
Game of Thrones indeed! The best!

WTF:
The entire MTV Movie Awards, so boring, however the whole Aubrey Plaza thing felt very staged to me, still it looked so stupid.

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FTW: Southland. Also, Southland and, um, oh yes, Southland.
FTW: The end of a very fine first season of CC's Nathan for You, the first of what I hope will be more.

WTF: Bob's Burgers, in which the family got screwed out of a badly needed minivan on a rigged game show. Everyone involved in the cheating scandal knew about it and still let it happen. I understand that the Belchers will always be losers (albeit lovable ones), but they didn't get anything even remotely resembling justice. The writers gave us absolutely nothing to leave a good taste in our brains with this episode.
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What about Southland foe FTW?
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I don't associate with foes of Southland. ;-)
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The you should probably put it on your FTW list
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WTF: I agree with you about Glee and another WTF for me was the whole episode of TVD
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FTW:
- Suburgatory. I never liked Tessa much, but that fight was easily the best thing she's ever done.
- CNN. Not on a news level, but a comedic one. As with WWE, comedy is where you find it.

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- Aubrey Plaza. Aside from being the Hope Diamond of ADHD, I just don't get the appeal. That could've been pulled off like a boss. By someone better, anyway.
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i think she was trying for something like this -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZp6cR4bxbY
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I may be wrong but I think Aubrey wanted it to be awkward.
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Generally a safe assumption with her.
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Those news anchors with ryan lochte also mocked those disgusting kardashian skanks once! They definetely get a FTW in my book! LOL
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FTW: The John McCain New Rule on Real Time.

WTF: The round-the-clock coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, often to the exclusion of things just as important, like the Texas explosion and the risen letters to the president and two congressmen, the news networks filled time with baseless speculation and familiar tropes like "among the tragedy and terror, heroism"; Bostonians' chest-thumping, especially Kevin Cullen of The Boston Globe talking about whoever's responsible having bit off more than they can chew on Politics Nation and somebody on Morning Joe guaranteeing there will be twice as many runners next year. Waste of airtime, and it almost offset any sympathy I may have had for the victims of the bombing; anytime a reporter asked someone if they were going to return to the Boston Marathon next year (totally irrelevant question when three people are dead and dozens more have been maimed/lost their limbs; Al Sharpton singling out Republicans for criticism in blocking background check legislation in the Senate and not even mentioning the four Democrats who voted against closing debate (maybe he'd have had time to go into details of the Senate's action if his show hadn't wasted a segment on speculation about the bombers' motives, which has less to do with politics than what happened in the Senate); the news media not being particularly clear about what the Senate voted on--a vote on closure, not the bill itself, which puts some of the blame on Harry Reid and the Democratic caucus for not reforming the filibuster at the beginning of the session; the media's incredulity that the bombing could have been perpetrated by people who seemed acclimated and friendly, as if no one had ever heard of a sleeper cell.
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Why doesn't that old clueless guy from Arizona just spend some time with his family on Sunday mornings?
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agree with most

somewhat OT:

WTF: stupid reporter questions, Al Sharpton, any link of the marathon attack to the gun debate (save our amendments--right to bear arms--the explosions at the marathon were pressure cookers--are we going to ban them next). I wish a legally registered gun owner took out the second terrorist if they carjacked their car or invaded there house--would of love to see how the anti-gun folks would of tried to spin that!

WTF: obama better go to West, TX even though he hates TX.

FTW: the heroic actions of many at the marathon; the accurate info available through websites with links to the police scanners (better then the news). I sympathize greatly with the people affected by the the terror attacks at the Boston Marathon and praise the people who helped the injured and captured the terrorist. I also sympathize greatly with the citizens of West, Tx and haven't been that impressed with Obama's actions about it yet (but didn't watch any news saturday or sunday so the situation may of changed). I hope for his sake he goes to West, Tx.
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I don't think Obama's been asked to visit West. The news articles have been saying he declared the event a disaster, but there's been a conspicuous lack of reporting Texas asking for the declaration. Texans are taking care of their own instead of waiting on FEMA. In fact, a FTW would be the way emergency support, substitute schools, housing, food, etc. are all being taken care of by the people of Texas voluntarily and without government supervision.
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couldn't respond to you below but your right

Often it is a lie....lol

Libertarians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

slaps myself for lack of impulse control
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The president doesn't have to be asked. Also he will be in Dallas the day before the memorial for the first responders in Waco (I think it is Waco).

you hit on some points that support the desire of some Texans to secede...I'm not at that point (yet) and don't think it is really feasible from a global aspect but I'm not a politician/economist or anything close
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No, the president doesn't have to be asked, but the usual protocol is for the governor to request aid. I don't think the difference in Texas has to do with secession so much as the disdain for the attitude of sitting around waiting for the government to take care of the people. Government is a necessary evil, but Texans generally believe that one of the big lies is "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
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just googled it and found the following:

"The White House says President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service for victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas."

I actually think the memorial is being held at a branch of Baylor University (or something Baylor but not the Baylor in Houston).

Good political move...gotta pacify us red headed step children (rebellious tx)

Yes, we take care of our own but others can help (we do pay federal taxes)

no more discussions/comments about politics or religion (slaps myself in the face; serious wtf moment for me)
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The Reporter Questions were annoying me quite a lot during the Uncle interview.

Do you love America? What do you feel about America? Do you feel yourself an American? etc.

It might have been the same one or two guys over and over, but I just wanted to yell at them to shut the hell up. It's like they were about to climax because they thought they could get him to say some extremist comment.
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you are right!

lol...I was thinking about the dumb questions they asked the doctors...
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Patton is off the charts, and.... The MTV awards?? Are they the worst thing on tv or what??? But I do love Will Ferrell, just went on 5 minutes too long, Will!
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Yeah, Defiance FTW...
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Again, no "Dallas" mention? They had the best finale of the season.
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Oh Patton, you mispronounced Kashyyyk and Coruscant.

Law & Order: SVU still has "ripped from the headlines" stuff from time to time it's just not as clever as the original or as that episode of The Good Wife because the show generally focuses on the "law" part a lot better than the follow-through.

I also pronounce it "gif" and not "jif", it has a singular end consonant. I like Paul F. Thompkins but he almost always overplays his gags.

FTW to Family Guy's "Bigfat", from Mike Judge to Shut Up Megs, this was quite possibly the finest Family Guy ever. The most I've laughed in months.

FTW to Craig Ferguson's handling of the Monday bombings, especially for bringing in Larry King and having an amazing conversation.

FTW to Psych for playing out scenarios left and right before going with the rough ending rather than easy pastures.

I'll give WTF to Siffy for its crap-factory of an upfront.

WTF to Castle for believing in Bigfoot and dropping story elements as loose threads left and right. Why is Richard Castle even on this show if this is his best?
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Oswalt's a fake nerd boy! Get 'em!

SVU does do it, but as you point out, it's hardly ever as clever as Good Wife, let alone the original L&O, and for exactly the reason you identify: The lack of the court room prevents for some more of the twisty stuff to happen. The division of focus prevents it from feeling like a convoluted police case and more along the lines of a fuller story. Plus, you know, Jack McCoy breaking criminals on the stand. Gotta love that. (SVU is doing a Stubenville-esque case this week, I believe, yes, but on a college campus?)
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It definitely doesn't help his cred to mispronounce 2 of the oldest planet names in Star Wars, that's for sure. The latter is even a real word, means "glittering".

I miss ol' Jack McCoy sounding like a drunk while cross-examining witnesses and arguing objections. Then again, I still miss Ben Stone - I was watching L&O since I was a teenager, back when "ripped from the headlines" didn't exist.
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Jack McCoy--he was great!
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I don't believe in Bigfoot, but as far as things go it's not the worst. Could there be a large near-extinct bipedal creature that's an ape-offshoot walking some of the woods? Perhaps.

It's not like it's believing in Leprechauns and fairies, there is a field of study dedicated to the study / search of perhaps-rare or perhaps-fictional creatures (crypto-zoology). And I believe in the last 5-10 years there have been finds of creatures that were previously believed to be just common folk-lore. Though nothing big-time like Bigfoot or Chupacabra.

That all being said: they need to tone down the "Castle believing X" storylines. Once per season is alright, I'm cool with a semi-serious show going more comedic once per season. But this season we've seen too much of fairy-tale-believing Castle.
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"It's not like it's believing in Leprechauns and fairies" - YES IT IS!!
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I'm not trying to argue that there is no basis for someone else's belief. I'm trying to argue someone successful in the murder mystery field isn't going to be likely to believe in Bigfoot so heavily that in the middle of a crowded, heavily-developed ISLAND city his first instinct is to buy that "Bigfoot murdered this girl and drove her to the hospital", it's stupid Scooby Doo behavior that strains the character's credibility and integrity.

And like you said, it's been a bunch of times lately.
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I'm with you on Castle...time for the man child to start to show some character growth. I know there are tons of Castle fans here and I have liked the show but Castle's immediately jumping to the conclusion that ghosts or zombies or big foot did the crime is getting old. Didn't he learn some skepticism from the prior cases. It's getting a little to silly but at least Kate's wardrobe, while unrealistic, is still clothing eye candy.
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No thanks, Castle is great because of that. If he showed "character growth" it would just turn him boring like everyone else. Too often do they change things for the worse when they really should write the characters the way we fell in love with them to begin with, so to speak.
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I get it! Change is bad.
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Not only is Vicky totally right about growth not meaning conformity, but also it's not even really growth, the character has backslid horribly from the earlier seasons where he had better resources and training and deductive reasoning. Now he's just the squadroom dog.
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character growth doesn't equal conformity

regardless, enjoy the show. It's cute and sometimes a light heart show is what is needed.
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"Didn't he learn some skepticism from the prior cases" is what you said. If he did, he would change and be less the Castle he was, that's what would make him more like the others and that's what I wouldn't like.
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Ugh, the zombies. Your point on prior cases is right on the money, and doubly worse because it shouldn't even be necessary for him to learn from THESE cases when the character is supposed to have a richly developed experience base before the series even begins that prepared him for writing successful mystery novels.
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Finally some Southland love! Extremely disappointment that other stellar moments from this season went unnoticed on this site.
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Oddly for me, I didn't watch too much TV this week, aside from baseball and Craig Ferguson. The Americans was good, and I guess is always a FTW. Most of the other shows that aired new episodes this week, I have yet to watch.
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Getting caught up on Parks & Rec---definitely FTW! Love the Star Wars, Hannibal, and GoT references!!

Thanks tv.com for the link to Mr. Patton Oswalt's facebook page--brilliant! Love all of it...especially the comment of those running towards the explosions to help!...and all the rest of what he said--absolutely fabulous!

Excellent job on the list this week!

Consider Orphan Black if it continues to be as excellent as it has been---I have no doubt that it will continue to be amazing
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suburgatory finale, by all means, was epic.. the fight was extremely cathartic in terms of Tessa finally gets her act back at super sociopathic Dalia (even at the best of her times I never, ever felt a single sympathy for the character and was kinda getting weary of Tessa trying to be nice) and the way she told how devilish Dalia was to Dallas was even more satisfying.. also, as a person who never really rooted in for the Dallas-George relationship, I found it so relieving that Dallas messed up with this relationship and George messed up with his relationship with Tessa simply for Dallas (taking parenting advise from Sheila? seriously?) and that, if there will be a next season, and hope there will be, these people might have some chance to put their act together..

other than that Hannibal happens to be the greatest thing on NBC so far, and I simply wish they would not mess up with it.. but chances are, they will.. and the wtf of the week goes to fuller and/or nbc executives deciding for skipping an entire episode so that it would not ruin the enjoyment of viewers.. man, this is a show about a cannibal and a large bunch of serial killers coming up with some of the most disturbed methods and rituals I have ever came across in TV, what that can possibly ruin this? as if kids have never ever been portrayed as sociopathic killers in fictional shows..
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FTW - Defiance! Finally, a sci-fi show I can be excited about.

FTW - Craig Ferguson's response to the Boston bombing was brilliant.

FTW - Southland. Holy crackers! What a finale!

WTF - Juliette on Grimm. They need to seriously consider writing off her character. Without her, the show would be so much better. Plus, she's stealing Monroe's screen time. WHY??
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I thought Juliette was almost tolerable this week. If we have to have her, I'd rather have her in "Me and Nick love each other" mode than "Gee, see what a killer shrew that I am" mode. Especially at the beginning. "I don't want to see you." "I'm not seeing you." "No, I really don't want to see you." Maybe if you told him what the heck you were talking about...
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Ugh. Juliette.
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Ditto: WE COULD HAVE HAD BEN AND KATE!!! YOU DISAPPOINTED ME THERE, FOX!
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Suburgatory's fight scene was one of the funniest, most stupidly brilliant fights on tv... That episode was one of the show's best. It was extremely funny and at the same time, carried the right amount of emotional distress.
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Suburgatory had a couple bad episodes early on in season two but has redeemed itself quite nicely of late. I really like this show...
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True. There were some episodes that were not as good as the rest. Wouldn't call them bad per say... Plus, even though pretty much all of the characters in the series are very likable and funny, Dallas, Dahlia and the annoying neighbor, what's her name.. for example, but Tessa, the lead character, in my opinion was the least likable, cause she was always too self-ridges (hope this is how is spelled) and above all the craziness of Chasten. This however was not the cast for the past 5-6 episodes as she cut loose a bit
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Loving Suburgatory. Not only is Dalia a great foil, her affection for George as a father figure is the icing on the cake.
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Well, that proves conclusively that it is impossible for Alison Brie not to be sexy, although if she was really trying she wouldn't have worn that dress.
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FTW: Amazon releases 8 comedy pilots and lets the public weigh in.
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As Always...
FTW: ORPHAN BLACK
FTW: Vikings
FTW: Parks and Rec
WTF: Didn't watch too much of my regular shows this week because I was running through Battlestar Galactica again but it doesn't seem like I missed much
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I've only watched one Orphan Black so far and it's nice to hear I'll probably like the rest...
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I have to agree with you about Orphan Black, it is a very interesting show.
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Oh and I can't believe I forgot to mention...
FTW: Defiance
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FTW, Psych dealing with Shawn and Juliette's breakup. Simply fantastic.

Colbert's response to the bombing.

And anything Alison Brie does.

WTF, Who in the world gave Ryan Lochte a show.
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FTW Trudy on Mad Men.
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So awesome.
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Alison Brie, Alison Brie,, ahhhhhh, mmmm. Enough said so thank you.
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No, she's mine! I saw her first! Dibs. DIBS!
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and no matter how bad CNN is I'd take them any day over FOX faux news.
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Good Day Philadelphia for the win!
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WTF: Booth meeting his mother for the first time in 24 years on Bones. The scene should win The Most Underwhelming Reunion of the Century Award. They just pretty much looked at each other, said hi, and went on with their business.
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i thought they just looked at each other, did a head bob and said "s'up"
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Meh, I didn't mind it. They said it themselves: he was OK with her leaving because her husband was beating her and thus forgave her for saving herself. We've already learned that Booth's dad was a grade-A b@stard.

So with that in mind, I can see a person to be relatively non-plussed about running into that parent. They're more-or-less forgiven so no anger, but out of sight and out of mind for so long that the whole lovey-reunion just wasn't in the cards. Though even Sweets thought it wasn't quite true and that there was a lot going on under the surface.

Of course, that went out the window when Booth realized that she'd been acting as a mother for someone else this whole time.

That ALL being said... it was still a relatively boring storyline.
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Agreed. That was horrible and painful to watch. Awkward, disjointed and contrived, all the way.
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While I think it's annoying, I think that More You Know bit was supposed to be tongue in cheek.

Also, FTW: Psych's dual universe episode.

Suburgatory amping up the teen angst to 11 and making my inner Tessa put on HER lesbian boots.

The "That's Life" duet on SMASH with Ivy & Karen, literal goosebumps.

Game of Thrones pitch perfect episode. From the arrows to the end credits.
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Psych turned in an episode that kept us on our toes while tickling our funny bones and breaking our hearts at the very same time.
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Thanks for the Ryan Lochte video, it showed me two things I havent seen - Ryan Lochte interviews and Fox news. I can't believe that the anchors just burst out laughing on live television and cracked jokes on Ryan like that. Admittedly, his responses were quite stupidly hilarious.
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