FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (April 28)

Now is the time of year when you should get really nervous about your favorite bubble shows. As we speak, networks are deciding what to keep and what to cancel (congratulations to, uh, Hart of Dixie?), and anything from the weather to how much whiskey they have in their chai latte can steer them toward one way to the other. Here at TV.com we're in the middle of a similar process, with many TV.com franchises on the line. We can tell you right now that we're probably going to cancel Tim Surette for all his spelling errors. He had a decent run. Bye, Tim! But what should we do about FTW vs. WTF? Let's crowdsource this decision! Vote in the poll below, and then read on for what we though was bitchin' and what needs stitchin' as we recall the week in television. 

Note: The results of this poll will have no impact whatsoever on whether we keep FTW vs. WTF in the rotation. But feel free to send money and/or cookies with your vote to Tim Surette, TV.com, USA.


FTW



Ellen meets Ellen on Ellen


SNL's Kate McKinnon took her Ellen DeGeneres impersonation to daytime TV, and took some very funny notes straight from her source material. 



Boardwalk Empire's Van Alden reads that crazy sorority girl email


Definitely the best one of the obligatory "response" videos we've seen yet. This is certainly another side of Michael Shannon that we'd like to see more of. 




The Americans doesn't pull any punches

This week's penultimate episode raised the stakes by playing nearly every card the show had in its hand, we can't wait to see where things go as we head into both the finale and also Season 2. Also, WIGS!



Donald Glover and Danny Pudi get Freaky with Abed and Troy

Thursday's body-swapping hijinks gave the actors a chance to show off their interpretations of one another's characters, and both of them were excellent. Shout-out to Jim Rash for his spot-on performance of the Dean as Jeff Winger, too.



Dany's version of the Emancipation Proclamation includes lots of fire

Game of Thrones' Ms. Stormborn brought fire to Astapor as she lit the place up like a Fourth of July BBQ and fireworks spectacular. The good: She freed the slaves! The bad: She looked awfully mean doing it. We didn't know Dany had it in her. 



Charlie's thrifty montage on Supernatural


Because Jensen Ackles makes the best facial expressions. And obviously, everything Felicia Day.




Top of the Lake is a way better version of The Killing

Sundance Channel's mini-series was on TV, we swear. But if you missed it, every episode is now on Netflix and you should really check it out. Elisabeth Moss stars as Robin, a detective investigating the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in New Zealand,  and she's every bit a modern Peggy Olson. On top of that are some absolutely amazing performances by Peter Mullan and an unrecognizable Holly Hunter as residents of one of the strangest towns to ever appear on television. Unlike The Killing, Top of the Lake never had any designs on multiple seasons, so you can enjoy watching knowing you'll have some closure after seven tense episodes. 




Psych puts on its big-boy pants


After notching more than 100 episodes, USA's comedy detective series is older, wiser, and funnier than ever. This possibly penultimate seventh season has seen doomed bachelor Gus finally landing a girlfriend, stern Detective Lassiter's tying the knot, and Shawn and Juliet moving in together—only to break up. The OTP's inevitable split was executed with surprising gravitas, yet without breaking Psych's comedic backbone. And while it's probably only a matter of time until Shules reunites, we love that Juliet isn't making it easy.




Orphan Black: Awesome times six (and growing)


Canadian unknown Tatiana Maslany so convincingly plays an ever-growing cast of clones that it's easy to forget she's the same actress; Maslany's fellow Canuck Jordan Gavaris is equally compelling as her main character's foster brother, Felix, offering comic relief with a legit Cockney accent. Halfway through Orphan Black's freshman season, we still have no idea where BBC America's new thriller will take us next, but one thing is certain: We won't be disappointed.




The official bell-ringer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a Game of Thrones fan


Please learn "The Rains of Castamere" next, good sir.



FTWTF! (pretend there's a cool .GIF here, too)


The Mikaelsons conquer the French Quarter

As backdoor pilots go, “The Originals” was tidy and intriguing. In story and tone it distinguished itself enough from parent series The Vampire Diaries to suggest that the premise has legs, and it created a vibrant and seedy version of New Orleans to inhabit. It also got plenty of mileage out of the relationship between Joseph Morgan’s volatile Klaus and Daniel Gillies’ suave Elijah, while introducing an immediately magnetic antagonist in Charles Michael Davis’s Marcel. But then there’s also the little (read: batshit crazy) matter of Klaus’s bun in Hayley’s oven. Love it or hate it, it's clear why The CW had no choice but to order this thing to series.



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Hemlock Grove's everything

We finally finished all 13 episodes of Netflix's new horror series. We think. Nothing made any sense, the episodes may have been out of order, and the series definitely featured more puking than we could handle. If anyone cares to explain what the heck Shelly was in the comments, go for it. Start with the magic blue mood streaks, please.



Person of Interest's Carter doesn't wipe her shoes off after grave robbing

First lesson of stealing corpses from graves and tampering with evidence: Clean the soles of your shoes when you're done. Nice to see she's working with Bear, though!



Glee's "Lights Out"

We don't even know where to begin, but kudos for managing to turn awful into an art form, Glee. (As usual?)




The Office is selling manipulation now, too


Greg Daniels & Co. are now using years-old flashbacks to ignite emotional response from the audience and to elucidate character motivations; Jim and Pam's still-interesting marriage squabbles are over because Pam had a flashback to their wedding? Obviously we were touched by this week's closing scene; how could you not be? But somehow, some way, The Office turned into Lost on its way to a conclusion. Are we sure there's not a golden river in the warehouse basement?


What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week?

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Is anyone going to do reviews for Orphan Black? It may be a bit too late now, but it's am amazing show that deserves more attention.
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I must concur with previous posters; ORPHAN BLACK is excellent viewing. TOP OF THE LAKE; also worth the time. I did enjoy THE KILLING. Looking forward to the second season of THE AMERICANS. RED WIDOW; no loss.
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Nice to see Orphan Black getting some love. great show.
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FTW seeing colourful Canadian money in Continuum.. see it IS worth something haha..Love seeing Vancouver AS Vancouver instead of a stand-in for another city.
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Don't ever get rid of Tim Surette he's here to stay for EONS.
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- That Game of Thrones final scene was E-PIC! Almost gave me as must chills as the Blackwater battle last year! Can't wait to see the rest!!
- Scandal: Great Huck/Olivia scene, this touching serial killer always manages to surprise me. Please give an Emmy to Mr Diaz! I love how he remembered his family but I hope he won't be looking for them
- TVD: I was really sceptic at first about that TVD Spin-off but I thought this backdoor pilot was quite good! They totally managed to give a different vibe to the characters and the plots in this episode which made me wanna see more. The Haley/Klaus baby storyline was kind of a WTF moment but I'd like to see more. And I love everything about the classy Elijah!
- The Americans was, once again brilliant! I'm so bummed we're getting to the end of the season! It's impressive how far Philip is willing to go in order to get things from Martha!
- The Following: awesome! I'm disappointed that Roderick and Jacob died, they had a lot a stories left to tell I think. Can't wait to see the finale!

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- Didn't like the Lacey ep on OUAT. I'm not a fan of Emilie deRavin on the show so anything she'll do or say will make me cringe. Plus, I don't like the Stella/Other-guy-whose-name-I-don't-remember storyline, I think it's kinda lazy.

WTF is That?? : Hemlock Grove! It's weird because I think the show has a lot of flaws (I just finished ep 6, NO SPOILERS thank you!), it's kinda boring most of the time but it is still intriguing enough to make me wanna watch the next episode every time! There are a lot a questions that i'd like to get answers to: When is Roman really gonna turn??Is he gonna turn?? What's the deal with Olivia's "drugs"? Is she a vampire as well? What's the deal between her and Peter's mom? What about that angel baby? What the hell is Shelly??!
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Oh and loved that TBBT talked about Buffy! I would have loved to see Penny get into it the way she got into comics with Bernadette and Amy though! Didn't see the SPN ep yet but that video made it seem really fun, can't wait!
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WTF: I'm paying big bucks to have the science channel because they bought Fringe. And it was cool that Season 3 marathon aired a few weeks ago.
But now: ... it's all silent again.
WHERE IS MY FRINGE?
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You can also watch full episodes free at the Warner Brothers company website. They have 10 free episodes offered at any time from S1 (plus S2 I think). Episode offerings rotate. Just follow the links from the "watch online" section of TV.com's Fringe page.

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Thank you but that's not the point. See my comment under kanniballl
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On Netflix
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LOL, yeh. If the OP is in the united states then he could have saved his "big bucks" and watched it over Netflix. GRANTED, not everyone has the setup at home to watch Netflix on their actual TV though. So that would be a different investment.

But, depending on your ISP speed you'd be able to watch in HD (or near-HD) for like $7 or $8 a month.

And could watch them at your leisure and cancel Netflix whenever you want.
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I have amazon prime which is where they are on as well. I have all the DVD's too and re-watch all the time. I want to watch them on the science channel because there is something nostalgic about watching them on TV. And besides I want the cast member to get their royalties. They deserve at least that if they're not gonna win many awards which they totally deserve :)
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A lot of people don't think of the artists' role, and it's great that you do.

But don't feel bad about legal online viewing. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. all pay royalties for content, and royalties include artist payments. It's illegal bootleg content that really deprives artists - especially on heavily bootlegged shows.

That said, I definitely get what you mean about watching live on TV. There is still a magic to TV that my laptop cannot recreate.

If it's any comfort, I was in the Discovery building a few months ago and they seem to have made a big commitment to Fringe. It was plastered all over their ground floor. If you wait, they'll probably bring it back, considering the investment they made in it.
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WTF: Hannibal's real 4th episode being skipped in the US, with a cut-up version (getting rid of the context for the character development) being put on NBC's website. I know that the decision was made before this week, but I thought I'd put it on here anyway, since it affected us this week. WTFFTW: The machine on Person of Interest. It's FTW because they had the balls to do that, and did it a couple episodes before I expected it. Plus the way they hinted at it was great, creating a sense of dread throughout the episode. It's WTF because, omigod, the Machine! :'(
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Shelly was brought back to life with transgenomics? no? yes?
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I would love Felicia Day to be added to SPN in a more permanent way bescause Jensen + Felicia is comedy frickin gold.
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i just really dont like her altogether...even before she was on the show. i like most of the nerd/geek girls on the scene, but not FD. Hated her on Eureka too.
also when she tries to be sad/crying...it's hard to look at. it just looks horrible. it's like a smiling reptile or something
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I loved the shopping trip. Jensen's facial expressions had me giggling for a long time. And I agree, Felicia Day rocks!
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I love Orphan Black so much, it makes me even prouder to be Canadian.
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Lost Girl, Continuum and now Orphan Black. Not bad, eh?
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Yep I love all three of those shows too
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Yeah we do good SciFi who would have guessed!
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the start wasnt that good but i liked hemlock grove a lot! the last four chapters were the ones i liked the most. also that landon dude and alexander's skargard brother were totally there to distract us from the plot holes in this thing.
no idea about shelly btw
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Oh, and I'm still at episode 3 of Hemlock Grove, but so far I'm liking the craziness of it all. It's like a very VERY weird, self-contained world I know nothing about and I don't feel absolutely lost. I just feel like finding out more.
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I totally agree with you. I'm not in love with this show, there are a lot a flaws in it I think, but 'm intrigued enough to keep on going!
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I'm still going forward at episode 5, haha. So far, so good. :)
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just watched ep 8 --> total disappointment, It was totally boring :(. Tell me what you thought of it when you see it!
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just finished ep 7: twisted ut still intriguing! ^^
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For once I don't agree with the WTFs. Well, three of them, and I have no opinion on the office whatsoever.
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FTW: Jimmy Fallon's chicken "Some Nights" rendition.
FTW: The Americans had another amazing episode.
FTW: Ready for Love getting cancelled. Not sure if it was this week, but networks should have more of a gut feeling that shows like this aren't going to work, and even if it would have succeeded in the short run, it definetely wouldn't have in the long run.
WTF: How few TV shows were new/even on last week. Big week of repeats...
WTF: This site considering chopping the FTW/WTF/Hell vs. Swell-o vision. Like many have said (and the poll) this is a great place to vent about the goods and bads of the week.
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Thank you for acknowledging Orphan Black!!! That show is AMAZING!!!!!! One of my top favs right now :)
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Loved the Troy & Abed switch and this week's Psych.

Can we start a campaign to get rid of Wendy's snarky red-haired spokesperson? She's really annoying.
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YES YES YES. For Top of The Lake. That mini series was great. Loved seeing some Aussie actors in it too.
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Hmmm....Some things that go unnoticed. Criminal. CRIMINAL I tell you! ;)

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SCANDAL. How...how does anyone ignore the Emmy worthy performance of Mr. Guillermo Diaz?! That guy is incredible. INfreakingCREDIBLE! Seriously, we finally got a Huck centered episode that gave us background on the awkward but lovable, killer super spy. He had a family. He was forced into the business. He's so beautifully broken. It only reminded me why Huck is my favorite character of the show. Plus, that scene between him and Olivia left me breathless. I love a good Oluck scene. They have such a unique bond.
-The Americans. For all the reasons mentioned. Again I say, if you aren't watching this show you are missing out on some stellar writing. Things are heating up at such a fast pace that it leaves me wondering where they could possibly go next season. Nina. Oh Nina.
-Elementary. I'm loving Johnny Lee Miller. I'm loving Lucy Liu. I'm loving all of their platonic goodness.
-Person of Interest. So what. So freaking what Carter didn't wipe Bear's feet off. I loved that scene. LOVED it. She was so torn throughout this episode, being the moral compass of the show and the merry band of rule-breakers. She was great. I loved that she sought out answers and guidance from two people she's come to respect despite their activities. Finch and Reese. It just spoke volumes that the people she confided in a bit happen to be more corrupt in some ways than the man she was debating whether or not to help. That was a great scene, development and character growth coming from Carter in her walking away from her desk with our favorite dog on television.
-NCIS. Wow. Just WOW. Whether you are a Tiva fan or not, you can't deny that those two characters are at their most interesting when they are interacting with one another. I'm a sucker for them both. They're so layered and multi-faceted. I've loved the growth and how close they've gotten over the past season and a half. But that ending?! Gah!
-Lost Girl. Awesome finale.

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-TVD/The Originals.Elijah was as irresistible as ever. The way he ripped dude's heart out? Best entrance evah!!!!!!!!!!!! Marcel was charismatic and had me instantly intrigued! Klaus was freaking Klaus. Love that guy. New Orleans felt like New Orleans. I finally felt like a grown person watching a grown up show, and then....Hayley. Fricking Hayley and her hybrid bastard child. It was all I could ask for up til that point. But the good outweighed the bad.
- Revolution. I don't know how it happened, but they somehow managed a pretty good episode. So good that I couldn't really make fun of it like I used to. I don't know how I felt about that since making fun of Revolution IS the fun of watching Revolution. Things were kinda making snese, and the characters were kinda tolerable, and I was digging Miles and his protege.

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-The Following. Seriously, once again a character that had so many story line possibilities gets killed. One of the last of the culties that we recognized dead. And by the hand of someone he should have killed the moment he stepped foot in that Mansion of murder, mischief, and mayhem. Jacob, I'm going to miss you buddy. I was trying to tell you you couldn't trust that harlot. Ugh, why of all the people they kill can't they kill pixie?
-Bet on Your Baby. Why is this a thing?
-OUAT. Lacey is suddenly Belles alter ego? And they told us two different things that totally contradicted each other in the same episode. Emma is just now realizing that the plan is to go back to FT land? Regina figured out their plan before Emma did,with the flick of a wrist? Hook is secret weapon of Tamara and Ethan? Oy.Vey.

Yeah, see apparently I need to start watching this Game of Thrones. As if I can afford another television show to add to my list.
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You guys need to start reviewing Orphan Black. It would be fun trying to figure out what's going on. I really can't believe how good that show is.
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Yes. Orphan Black reviews need to happen.
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ORPHAN BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!! ....

Hmm. That worked better for Banshee.
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ORPHAN BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!

edit option please!
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what, hemlock grove is actually amazingly entertaining
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wtf: R.I.P. Futurama. You shall be missed. So, so much. :'(
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FTW:
FringeFanatic's comment down below!
Lily, Price and Ryan for getting SupaNatural made! And it's funny!
Orphan Black - my favorite new show! And Tatiana Maslany is killing it!
Psych continues it's awesome season and Jules kicks ass!
USA ordering more scripts for Psych (fingers crossed)!
The Americans gets better every episode!
Carter getting her hands dirty on POI!

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Futurama was canceled! Noooooooooooooooooooo!
Thinking about ending the FTWTF column!
Tim pandering for money and/or cookies....
Carter getting the floor dirty on POI!
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Thanks, dude!
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""But somehow, some way, The Office turned into Lost on its way to a conclusion. Are we sure there's not a golden river in the warehouse basement?""

You guys still can't give it up, haha.
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FTW: Scandal, Huck's story was heartbreaking. The scene between Huck and Olivia was intense. I love this show!
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Why not!?
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FTW: Tatiana Maslany's acting in Orphan Black. She has really impressed me and I sometimes forget that it's the same actress in the different roles.
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And if you don't like Ellen, then you're just wrong...
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I know why you didn't, so let me do it. FTW Ryan, Lily and Price's Supanatural. Why you guys could make $9902 in one month over this pretty good adult themed mature comedy...
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well i for one love this segment and i hope you keep doing it. second i made a little animated gif for FTWTF based on the ones for FTW and WTF. feel free to use is if you find it good enough. you can find the gif here
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FTW: The entire episode of POI
FTW: Elementary black mailing plot and the growing relationship between Holmes and Watson
FTW: Seeing inside the Tardis on Doctor Who
WTF: Once Upon A Time's Lacy episode.
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Finally some love for Orphan Black
FTW: Orphan Black *Tatiana Maslany*
FTW: Happy Endings - I truly enjoy this show with a lot of LOL moments but I'm afriad it will soon join Ben and Kate at the bottom of a lake
FTW: SPN Felicia Day - After I finished SPN I went and watched season 6 of The Guild just to see more of her
WTF; The Following. Most of the time it doesn't bother me, but why did Claire not kill Joe when she had him on the floor after stabbing him again?
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that GoT scene was awesome. and more Felicia Day on anything is always a good thing.

I hate to say this, because I love me some Doctor Who, but Orphan Black is completely overtaking DW's 2nd half this season. and it's not even an actual BBC America original, it's a Canadian show that they're just airing in America. which makes it being awesome even more surprising, it's not British!
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FTWTWTF The originals, somewhat a rather decent spinoff but I am afraid of the abundance of characters that left from TVD. I mean, ok, Klaus was somewhat needed-unneeded in the last few episodes, and Caroline's romance was not too much, but she was starting to accept Klaus as a friend. You can't leave all these behind and gtfo to New Orleans. Then again, I would in a past point of my life.
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Completely agree. I'm a little concerned that once you remove all the originals from TVD, that all is left is the love triangle, one witch and Caroline. Booooooring!!
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FTW: Shawn fistbumping the Fruit Loops. I'm conflictied on the POI-episode. I loved that Carter was forced to make this decision all on her own and I think she made the right one getting down and dirty herself, considering how far Lionel has come and it meant much for their relationship. On the other hand, POI is a very subtle and multi-layered show. Just giving us Bear - or not even at all, of course Carter did it, John and Finch were busy! - would have been enough. The dirt was painfully too obvious for this show.
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FTW: The gentleman playing the bells and the show he played them for, "The Americans", "Psych", "Orphan Black", "Supernatural" - Felicia Day to the rescue as this season heads to the finish; lets hope it doesn't drop the momentum as it has following other good episodes this season.

Yes "Nikita" is still on the air and this weeks episode "Self-Destruct" should be Exhibit "A" for reasons this show should not be canceled. Maggie Q and Lyndsey Fonseca were together at the center of the action and both delivered as they do week after week. You also had Melinda Clarke's delightful Amanda at the root of the events. They showed where this show could go if given another season. CW will regret giving up on a program with this experienced and talented a cast and crew. Its the diamond in the rough on this crap network; too bad CW has been trying so hard to bury a show with three fantastic actresses who have inhabited the three women at its heart.

Oh and "Bates Motel" gives another exceptionally solid episode. Just when you think this show can't possibly keep up the momentum it delivers another. Great storytelling and great performances.

WTF: CW renews rubbish and leaves 'Nikita' waiting.
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Biggest WTF was for me Götze goes to Bayern.
Anyway, some great FTWs this week! I'm extremely grateful for the van Alden piece, because let's face it: Michael Shannon is basically god and everything he does enthralls me.
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Gotze is a traitor. Say goodbye to Lewandowski too, after the 4 (!) goals he scored against Real every major team in Europe must have him at the top of their wishlist (especially FC Barcelona ;) so it won't be long before he's gone. Maybe he'll also go to Bayern. Michael Shannon is terrific in everything I've seen him in. I can't wait to see his performance in Man of Steel. That movie looks spectacular and I'm sure he's gonna be great in it.
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So true. I trust in Klopp though - they'll gonna make another one even greater.
Man of Steel - same with me: excited for that flick, every second Zack Snyder movie is great so far.
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No FTW to Lily, Price, and Ryan for launching their pilot on Amazon?

I voted no because the ballot was confusing.

WTF to CBS for renewing Two and a Half Men without the Half Men, or any actual interest.

FTW to Jim Rash for writing a decent, character-driven episode of Community, and then turning in a great performance sans shirt.

I utterly loathe Kate McKinnon's performances on SNL and now here on Ellen, it's the way she overacts, especially with the eyes.

Michael Shannon's dramtic reading of the sorrority chapter president's email was fantastic.

Yeah, suck on that The Office, that was crap in a hat.
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WTF: The baby plot on The Originals
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I sure do hope it doesn't grow up to be a cult leader that brainwashes everyone.
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Something tells me Tim wrote this article.
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but he sh*t on POI
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Don't be mad at him. He thought the episode was excellent. But choosing to put Carter and Bear in the WTF section does make it seem like that's the only thing that stood out to him, and that he thinks it sucked. Which is not true AT ALL. A strange choice considering what he thought about the episode overall.
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it doesn't make sense to me either--he did a great review and then gives a WTF to this plot device which was needed because people are to stupid to figure it out if she just walked out with Bear so they had to show the muddy paw prints. Therefore the WTF should be at tv viewers in general for the mass majority of them requiring an IN YOUR FACE explanation. This comment about the public needed in your face explanations is not directed at any one on this site.

To my understanding the reviewers of the shows are the ones who submit the FTW/WTF unless submitted by a viewer (but they can deny the ones by the viewer).

edit option pretty please with sugar on top
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Love the GoT bells!
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FTW: The Americans, Vikings, Orphan Black, GoT and Supernatural.

I've stoped watching Supernatural on regular basis during season 5 due to all that Lucifer's crap. Since then I've only seen the 3 Charlie's episodes - and they were all awesome. If the writers ever decide to make Felicia Day series regular - I'll start to watch the show again.

WTF: Defiance - it's sooo boring, Revolution gets season 2.
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The Lucifer storyline, otherwise known as the culmination of the intended multi-season arc and the best season of the show ended with season 5. Since then, with the exception of a few episode hallucination arc, there's been no Lucifer, and the show has ranged from terrible to middling. Since you apparently like the opposite of the episodes most people like, you should probably just start watching season 6 now. I mean, I'm baffled by your taste and I certainly wouldn't recommend these seasons to my friends, but my friends loved season 5 so maybe you've been missing out on what you'd consider good TV.
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You know what they say: "There's no accounting for taste".

As for Supernatural - the show lost its magic for me when the writers introduced Angels (think Castiel) and focused on Apocalypse. I liked Supernatural when Winchesters were just hunting monsters and killing demons.
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ahhhhhhhhmmmmmmm.... what? not liking Castiel? huh! thats a first!
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i think the first 5 seasons of Supernatural is some of the best storytelling i have seen on tv. You could actually see a straight line from the first season to the end of season 5.
Seasons 6&7 were kind of hit and miss for me.
But season 8 has been fairly good throughout
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I just could never bring myself to watch it after the Lucifer ending. It just seemed so... final. Even if I go back, itll be like S1-5 was one show and S6-8 are another
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You know, I see a lot of criticism for Supernatural on here and it's just wrong. Supernatural isn't perfect every week, but damn close. FTW Supernatural!
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FTW-
MONTAGE!!! on Supernatural ( would have only made better with this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cnNfxkf-IQ )
USA looking for more psych scripts (yay,.... does a happy dance, then returns)
Dany channeling Spartacus on GoT
Bates Motel - the whole episode was solid


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The Hannibal web series - just release the full episode 4 online and let the viewers decide whether or not to watch it
Phillips whole fake family have glasses on The Americans - kinda lazy
Joe holds a dinner party on The Following, and that crazy b$tch stabs him AGAIN. Clare is the WORST DINNER GUEST EVER!!
Ryan Hardy breaking a few more laws this week on The Following, and no one bats an eyelid
Bear on the WTF list
Mad Men - just because

Zach Braff - you really want creative freedom then finance your movie with your own money. He told The Hollywood Reporter: "Now financiers are fine for lots of projects and it works out perfectly for many movies, but when you're trying to make these smaller personal art films, the idea of giving final cut away to someone else, it doesn't make any sense for me." - but its ok to take money out of the publics pockets to "make these smaller personal art films". Braff is worth over $22m and cant afford to fund the film himself? There is no mention of what happens if his movie makes a profit, where will that money go?
The Veronica Mars movie would not have happened without kickstarter, in Rob Thomas' plea for money he tells everyone what the studio said -"if you can show there’s enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we’re on board.", while Braff admits he can get backers without a campaign,
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You don't have Hannibal episode 4 yet?
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in an hour or so
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If you had a mac you'd be done downloading it by now:-)
I already finished it--very good!
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One word, boys and girls. Linux! Penguin love.
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yours has dodgy subtitles, mine does not
because macs are bad
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He does if it is taking him an hour to download it~if it's the copy I (or JS) sent to him/her!!!!!!! lol
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Don't need no stinking Mac...
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I just have to say that when I see or hear anything about Team America.
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you mean this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUa5oHgYV2k
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just like that
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FTW - Everything about SPN's ep. Loved the bros' hug, geektastic references, hilarious one-liners, Charlie and Dean's sweet hug, Dean in uniform and Charlie reading The Hobbit to her mom.
FTW - The Originals' backdoor pilot. Loved almost everything about it. From the setting of New Orleans to the intro of interesting new characters to ELIJAH.
FTW - The Originals ordered to series.
WTF - Futurama's (2nd) cancellation. I still think that it's one of the best animated comedies out there.
WTF - The downfall of Oliver and Diggle's friendship. Ollie's got no one left to support him besides Felicity in his vigilantism. #Olicity
WTF - The reveal of Hayley's pregnancy on TO. That was the only thing that dragged the ep down and I wish that she'd just be removed from the show since she's an awful character and because the plot twist is cliche and excessively soapy. Nothing against Phoebe Tonkin because I loved her on TSC but her character on this show just doesn't click.
WTF - CW renewing the crappy BATB over Nikita.
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You must keep this segment and Tim must stay!
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Nah, toss him - it was his idea anyway...
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Please keep FTW WTF!! I love looking forward to it every Sunday! Probably my favorite article that you guys put out overall! :D
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There's twice as much FTW than WTF. The lack of WTF seems to be WTF worthy in itself. Another WTF could be Hannibal's sorely lacking ratings. Come on TV.com, use your imagination.
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WTF - the dragging end to the 2012-2013 TV season...
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I prefer when the WTF is content related as opposed to news related. They should all keep a WTF journal by then while they are watching episodes. I know I say WTF at least 3 times per episode of Glee, Revolution, Community, The Vampire Diaries, Elementary, and Scandal this season. Probably average once on episode for most shows. That could be like 3 dozen WTFs from each writer each week!
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FTW: crazy sorority girl email
Thanks for the "Boardwalk Empire's Van Alden reads that crazy sorority girl email"--That was hysterically funny! How come you can use the C word but when I tried sending it in a message the site blocked me? The person receiving it would not of been offended.

FTW: Orphan Black (thanks for listening)

Carter and Bear DO NOT belong on the WTF section. They had muddy paw prints as a mechanism to let the viewer know what had happened without actually showing it or doing a cheesy voice over (or other plot device). Maybe they could of done it better but it wasn't bad enough to be WTF. Also about every other moment on that show is FTW so why the hate you haters...lol

FTW: every safibwana said about coverage of international shows

FTW: what KiowaWoolley said about an open thread on the main page (the forums are dead and most of us are to lazy to check them out because the 1 or 2 times were had the motivation it wasn't rewarded). Also for recommending Rectify

WTF: NBC/fuller NOT AIRING EPISODE 4 OF HANNIBAL (sorry for shouting but this pisses me off)

FTW: Hemlock Grove's cinematography. I enjoyed it but it's not as good as AHS.

WTF: still no edit feature for our comments
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You're right. A voice over would be cheesy. Unless it was the machine that narrated what it saw with either the voice of Stephen Hawking or Morgan Freeman.
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yes--> Stephen Hawking or Morgan Freeman
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James Earl Jones or Howard Wolowitz...
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thumbs up for James Earl Jones but Wolowitz's voice??? TBBT right? Funny;-)

edit option please (or in the "vein" of the Adam's Family or was it the Munsters?--> edit option NOW!)
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Of course it was a very clumsy plot device with the muddy paw prints. Anyone would surely wipe their feet afterwards, and if we can see them so can everyone at the station.
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FTW:
Game of Thrones... The whole episode... Few point that stood above the rest:
- Every scene with Alfie Allen and Iwan Rheon... (Rheon's small sadistic smile caused goosebumps)
- Varys was so awesome in this episode... He has many of the best lines of the show!
- Oh and Jack Gleeson! Loved Joffrey's little giggle as he told the story of how Rhaenyra was eaten before her son's eyes.
Doctor Who: The Eye of Harmony... I thought it looked very "cool"
Community & Jim Rash!

WTF:
Massive hype regarding Daenerys... I mean it was a cool scene but if North-America was Westeros... Daenerys would be in India... Let's get excited when/if Daenerys gets to Westeros!
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The Borgias had a lot of FTWs..
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