FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (April 7)

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers... but until we see those flowers, we have to deal with all this rain! Did you know that FTW vs. WTF can be used as an umbrella? Just print out 100 copies of this page and tape them to the top of your head, or hold your laptop, iPad, Kindle Fire, Commodore 64 over your head while this story's on the screen. Then you can go ahead and play that round of golf or hit the beach! FTW vs. WTF will keep you bone-dry! And unlike your boring old "normal" umbrella, this umbrella will tell you what was good and bad about the week in television.


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Dalia has feelings, too... and they're possibly really crazy and slightly dangerous ones


Suburgatory's on a roll with the young Royce. We're really digging her dark new backstory of having been scorned by Jenna, her former bestie (or hook-up; who do YOU believe?), and possibly becoming Chatswin's biggest sociopath as a result. Watched Carly Chaikin play it like a boss LOL. Can't wait to see where it goes LOL.



Move over dragons, GIANTS!

Game of Thrones returned with a lot of fanfare Dany's pets, but dragon hype is so Season 2. We like the new big dudes up north, who might pound Jon Snow into the ground if he stares at them too long. Impressive CGI and great character modeling has us wanting more.



The Chicago Sun-Times' cartoon for its beloved Roger Ebert

Simple and perfect.



Castle airs its 100th episode

Yes, "The Lives of Others" aired on April Fool's Day, but like 10 billion other sites have mentioned, the Hitchcocky episode was "no joke" (ugh). Nathan Fillion + Rear Window references made for a completely charming hour!



Archer trots out the awesome guest stars in part one of its season finale

Calling back to the season opener's Bob's Burgers riff, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal appeared in "Sea Tunt: Part 1" as Cecil Tunt and his annoying girlfriend Tiffi. Cecil looked a lot like an adult Gene Belcher, and we couldn't help but think that Tiffi is pretty representative of how Louise will turn out—heck, Tiffi never took off the helicopter pilot's helmet. Oh, and then Jon Hamm's voice came out of deranged Captain Murphy, an under-the-sea laboratory scientist threatening to destroy the United States. Fun times all around.



NBC stops screwing around and gives Jimmy Fallon The Tonight Show

Maybe you love Jay Leno (hey, grandma!) and maybe you think Jimmy Fallon doesn't deserve a promotion after what will be just five years as the host of Late Night. But at least NBC put an end to yet another round of drama, back-biting, and entertainment blogs passing off transcriptions of Jay Leno monologues "news." The network doesn't often do things right and it's still possible that this'll end in disaster come next spring, but all the hullabaloo is over for now and that's good news for all of us.



Doctor Who's sassy new companion

The more time we spend with Clara, the more we like her. She and the Doctor have great chemistry, and she doesn't take any sh*t. While it's always tough to accept a new companion, so far we like what we see.



Triumph the Insult Comic Dog lifts his leg on some Real Housewives

Impressively, they took the abuse pretty well! Nice work, Triumph. Also: Congrats on the renewal, Conan!



Jon Stewart discusses Jeff Zucker's new CNN

CNN has been a total joke for years now, but its latest facelift by the man who destroyed NBC was an especially fitting topic for the man who does fake news the best.



Louis C.K. watches that clip from Louie with David Letterman

He meant Jimmy Letterman, duh!



Maddie and Daphne's "Ho Hey" cover on Nashville

Sorry Rayna, we know you wanna keep them out of showbiz, but we totally want more of these two.



Andy Richter as Penny's (super gay) dad


It's been great having Happy Endings back, and both of this week's episodes were strong. But Richter's appearance was definitely a highlight. The mimosa-slinging Roy even took a tomato for his daughter, an important first step toward redeeming his 30 (29) years of absence. Sah k'yacht!



TVD fanfic makes its way to... The Good Wife?

After Peter approached Diane about a possible appointment to the State Supreme Court, Diane asked Kalinda to vet her, to see what might come out during an investigation. What Kalinda found, of all things, was some some erotic The Vampire Diaries fanfic associated with Diane's IP address and email, with hilarious (and sort of sad, really) results.



Cult wasn't awful. No, really! You know, for Cult

Admittedly, at this point, our standards are pretty low for the redheaded stepchild of The CW's schedule, and the ratings just keep getting worse and worse and hilariously/impressively worse, but "Suffer the Children" turned out to be a legitimately interesting exploration of corrupt (and crazy) Detective Sakelik, who's been one-upping our two goodie-goodies all season long.



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Kristen Schaal's Comedy Central special

Seriously, did any of you guys watch it? There were some very funny bits, our favorite one being a play about a failed romance between a stock pot and a spoon (although we didn't realize until we looked for a video that it's from 2009). But then it ended with an extended scripted sketch that was halfway passed off as "reality" and a song about how Kristen Schaal is a horse? Vulture has more details, but man oh man, was it bizarre. Kinda awesome due to its sheer audacity, but bizarre.



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FX accidentally cuts The Americans short

Hey, even cable companies screw up. FX mistakenly issued faulty information to cable and satellite providers, causing the final seven minutes of "Safe House"—arguably, the seven most important minutes of the series to date—to be excluded from DVR recordings. Thank goodness the network's response is FTW: As a mea culpa, the episode will available to watch online until May 15.
 


Hannibal debuts to lower ratings than Awake and Prime Suspect

It's pretty cool that Bryan Fuller's Hannibal is actually good. Unfortunately, that doesn't really matter because NBC's 10pm Thursday timeslot is so poisonous. The series premiere drew a 1.6 rating with 4.3 million viewers, which is decent for NBC, but still pretty bad overall. It's sad to know that Fuller squeezed some quality material out of an overdone franchise and he still couldn't make a hit. Here's a small consolation, though: The network is unlikely to pull the series early, because all 13 episodes have been produced and it doesn't have anything else waiting in the wings. 



The Walking Dead's big "war" barely registered


After half-a-season's worth of build-up, the so-called showdown at the prison was severely underwhelming (though the rocket-launcher takedowns of the watchtowers were cool). And don't even get us started on Andrea's poor time management with those handcuffs. While the Season 3 finale certainly had its moments, we expected more.


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

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With so much horribly wrong with most show today you guys can't do better than a few pathetically weak WTF's every week?
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I just recently started watching Doctor Who, so I'm only going off of what I've seen so far, but Clara is definitely my favorite Companion. Also, Coleman is ridiculously gorgeous.... I'm a little jealous.

My only other FTW this week was definitely Person of Interest coming back, albeit for only one episode. Another three weeks til the next one, I guess.
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WTF: That "Walking Dead" finale blew. I guess changing your show runners 2x a season does eventually take its toll. Boring from beginning to end with complete pandering to "what the audience wants" with the wedding. Have you ever cared less about a character dying than Andrea and it taking so much time to reach a foregone conclusion? Probably not. This show is the biggest con on the air, it believes it is so much better than the facts/scripts bear out. Sounds like most AMC shows doesn't it? Ooh boring Don Draper and Co. and the wardrobe budget, back this week....

FTW: "Orphan Black" BBC America is developing a nice track record with its original programming. Why doesn't Sci-fi find shows this good? I'd never heard of Tatiana Maslany, just remembered her face from an Alphas episode but I may never forget it. 2 episodes in and completely hooked. That show hinged on the most important decision - who is going to play the lead? - and they found a great one in Canada and you can't take your eyes off her. Nice introduction to Maria Doyle Kennedy's character known only as Mrs. S this week.

FTW: "Archer" going all "Sea Lab 2021". This show and its finales having best actor nominees/winners as voices. Hope John Hamm is as good as Brian Cranston was last year. He actually got to tell Archer that he was in the "Danger Zone!" last year. Adam Reed has said they are submiting "Archer" for best comedy this year - I haven't laughed or thought about another comedy this year as much as "Archer". There are not 5 other comedies this good on television. All the episode was missing was Ron Cadillac because Ron Cadillac is freaking epic.

FTW: "Shameless" What if you put on your best season and all you heard about was your overrated timeslot competitors "Walking Dead", "Revenge", or "Girls"? Must be cause crap always floats to the top. Excellent season all around for the best ensemble of any show anywhere. Carl Gallagher v. Carl Grimes - no contest, Carl Gallagher FTW.
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Season 3 of Walking Dead was 'meh' just from taking the main threat away from being zombies to this Governor. Toss in that whole plot being also revolved around the entirely unlikable Andrea and it was all a waste that had me snoozing anytime Woodbury was featured.
The only bright spot of that whole affair was how awesome David Morissey was. Having only been exposed to him in the Doctor Who Christmas special a few years back, it was nice to see him again.
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Thanks! That's where I recognized the Governor from! The Next Doctor!! :) Haha, does this mean that both the hero and the villain this season were Brits trying to fake southern accents? Or was he faking the English accent before? Or did he have no English accent on Doctor Who. . .
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WTF: Let's dress Keri Russel up like Big Rhonda from That 70's Show.
FTW: Archer's subtle "Sealab" reference. Captain Murphy for the win.
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Archer FTW!! Suburgatory was good this week, never thought I'd say that. TWD's finale, uh WTH? Rayna's daughters singing were cute. Hanibal, can barely remember what happened in the premiere, must have fallen asleep a few times, but I do recall a few cooking scenes, and the criminalist? guy being Hollywood-cliche-quirky.
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Archer/BB crossover part deux. Excellente.
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Totally WTF on Walking Dead. All around, I expected more. I'd probably add the WD writers lapse in judgement when they kill certain people off or create tension in scenes. They create these totally unbelievable situations that no one buys just to create a scene. STAHP IT! Also can we keep one show runner for more than a season?
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FTW: Orphan Black *Tatiana Marslay*
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FTW: Tatiana Maslany - apparently now in America we make Celebrities and in Canada they're making actresses.
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Well said WhedonRules
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So basically NBC cancelled a terrific show just to replace it with one that even fewer people watch, with less critically acclaim and i am sure a load of licensing costs? I will use this information to determine whether or not i am in a parallel universe. If i hear NBC has done something reasonable i will start to worry.
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Awesome that Jon Stewart called out CNN.

Have you checked out their website in the last 5 years? It's 1/3 viral videos and cutesy human iterest stories. Who needs to know about Iraq when there's celebrity gossip and videos of cute kids?
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WTF: tv.com
130+ comments for Spartacus' last review (FTW: honoring of Crixis and the rest of the dead)
60+ comments for Justified's finale review (FTW: Raylan and Winona shooting the Detroit mobsters; or the way Raylan dealt with Augustine via Tonin)
90+ POI (FTW: Shaw surprising the crap out of Finch by showing up unexpectedly at his base of operations/home; Bear & Shaw)

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5 comments on Cult"s latest review (MaryAnn's skills would be better served reviewing Golden Boy or some other show that people actually watch....just scan the "what to watch" article monday through Friday and see what people on this site are watching and review a more popular show). I realize this site is owned by CBS and the CW is a subsidiary (I think) but at least review a different CW/CBS show if there is a quota you have to meet.
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Why is the number of commentators the website's fault? Wouldn't that onus/blame fall on the users?
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I blame the awful show for lack of comments (one could interpret it as an indication that the site's users aren't watching the show or if they are watching it then they don't care enough to comment on it).

The users have asked for the more commented shows such as Spartacus/Justified/POI to be on the FTW list and so the lack of their representation on the FTW list is the site's/author's decision.
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Oh, I get it. Nevermind!
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Golden Boy!
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I finally got around to watching last week's episode of The Americans. FTW.
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The Good Wife is full of great gems in addition to amazingly layered characters of a variety of ages, genders and sexual orientations - I am just thankful CBS has renewed it in spite of the so-so ratings...

I am still hopeful that Hannibal will rise (hah!) on the ratings front though this is based on wishful thinking rather than any actual evidence... It is more interesting & nice looking (if you like beautiful gore) than most other similar shows around...
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Andrea died the worst way, she's taken on way more walkers than one nerdy scientist walker and in way worse situations
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WTF: Why so many breaks, TV?
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Doctor Who this week was a disgrace to everything this show has done so far. Really starting to consider the unthinkable and stop watching the Doctor. So ... WTFx10000
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I don't agree with TWD being in WTF. Just because you got yourself wanting a war, doesn't mean they had to give you what you wanted. Which would have gone against how Rick's group does things. They don't kill indiscriminately and that's what that would have been.

You expected something that was never promised and then you get upset. Not right to blame a perfectly good finale because you let your expectations run wild.

All the people that were wanting an all-out war obviously don't know the characters at all. The finale was perfect for how the characters are and ended in a way befitting the characters.
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While I agree with JMC31488 about the finale overall, I agree with WTF with Andrea's time management. There were times when even I (who have a very high tolerance for the absurd) was yelling at Andrea to JUST USE THE STUPID PLIERS!!!
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Oh, god yea, that part is beyond a WTF moment, but it's just like her character to be too stupid to focus on getting out and spend time chatting with a dieing man.
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happy endings was great. and hannibal blows. should have kept AWAKE!
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YAY YAY YAY am so glad maisy and lennon stella's cover of Ho Hey is included here :) FTW indeed
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FTW: Justified and The Walking Dead. Yes, TWD, because it is still one of the most entertaining shows on TV.
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FTW: Happy Endings for giving us a gay kiss that was more than a peck. Watch and learn, Modern Family.
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Also because they played Sims music during. Can't get any better than that.
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I actually did watch Schall's stand up "comedy" special. As much as I've enjoyed her work on, well, just about everything, this was not one of those times. The first two-thirds were okay (at best) but that last third was total WTF?! territory. I was almost cringing by the end. I felt bad that she put out such a dud of a show.

Continuing with the Schall theme, I recognized Mirman's voice right away on "Archer" and was so hoping that she'd be the voice of the girlfriend. I didn't have to wait long to shout "Hurray!" when I heard her.

Also, Captain Murphy's character is a call-back to Adam Reed's very early "Sealab 2021" show. Not only was Captain Murphy the leader of the undersea lab but he was drawn almost exactly like Jon Hamm's Murphy. (And late kudos to them for mentioning "Lucy, Daughter of the Devil" in the previous episode, an earlier series from "Bob's Burgers" creator Loren Bouchard.)
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: you guys are way too obsessed with Dalia. I love Suburgatory, I think it has shown a great deal of improvement from the first season, but IMHO that's because they have done a great job developing ALL of the supporting characters and making it more of an ensemble show. There's a reason the show's not called "Dalia."

FTW:
-Little Abby on NCIS
-Shaw's return on POI
-Penny's black dress on BBT
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Haha, I couldn't BELIEVE her boobs in that dress! FTW is right!
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FTW - your comment about penny's dress. she is so fine!
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That NCIS episode was from a few weeks (months?) back.
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WTF: The low ratings of Hannibal and the episode of Supernatural
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FTW:
-Supernatural: Bobby goes to heaven
-Community: Brie Larson!! And Abed getting more normal (even though the episode wasn't even the best of season 4)
-Justified's finale
-Doctor Who: Even though I'm not a fan of Coleman's Clara yet, Coleman does have great chemistry with Smith. And IMO Matt Smith's performance during the speech at the end of the Rings of Akhaten was great.

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TWD: surprisingly actionless season finale. The fact that Andrea didn't get out of handcuffs using PLIERS didn't surprise me though; it has to be hard? I think...
Doctor Who: Rings of Akhaten was a bit too forgettable for a second episode with a new companion.
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I agree that this week's episode of Doctor Who wasn't anything special. And it's weird, I loved the chemistry between the two of them the first two times we met her, but now that we're a couple episodes into the regular season, I don't feel it! They really need to give us a little bit on the Clara mystery every episode, if they want to distract me from the fact that Amy and Rory are nowhere to be found!
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It did feel that the chemistry started to fade away in 'The Bells' but it was recognizeable and in 'The Rings' it just wasn't there... Probably because of the fact that they visited a totally new location and the writers needed to tell about the place and the culture. Hopefully it will return in the 'Cold War' as it is placed on Earth and we don't need as much introduction to the episode.
It feels kind of weird that it has only been like a christmas special and 2 episodes since A&R left... Feels like a whole season. They were great!
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oh yeah, and justified's finale, like all of justified's episodes was certainly FTW.
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I'm potentially going to miss "jaywalking" headlines and photobooth, possibly among others. not sure if stuff's going to change with jimmy's show.

Prime suspect was a solid show. hannibal sucks and your opinion won't change that fact.

TWD also sucks, see above.

I found myself oddly entertained by the first two episodes of Cult. Haven't gone back yet but I thought it was at least well pieced together despite it being bizarre and potentially predictable. really don't need another great big mystery show whatever the case.
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FTW:
- Andrea d-e-d. And I stopped watching the show last year. Still, it's damn good to hear the 'YES!' heard 'round the world.
- Hannibal, despite its lead-in being the least funny comedy still on television.
- Maddie and Daphne on Nashville. I hate that song far more than I hate Country music, but those kids are great, and they could almost sell Country music to an Acrobit.
- The Daily Show ripping CNN to shreds.

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- Archer. I don't like Bob's Burgers (formerly the unfunniest comedy on television), and I don't like all the merging. The two shows are nothing alike aside from the main VA, and I'd rather keep them as far from each other as possible. They could've done something really great with Cheryl's brother, but he's lame.
- TWD. Of course it sucked. I get that it's been better this year (so sources say), but all that show does is disappoint. You'd think it would end up so much better now that Andrea's finally dead and stupid instead just stupid...but we'll see. Well, you'll see; I'll hear.
- The Americans' DVR glitch. I watch pretty much everything I like on DVR, and watch the silly stuff while multitasking (as I'm doing right now with The Simpsons). I didn't know they'd messed up The Americans until reading it here. Not cool.
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Bobs Burgers cross over was weeks ago.

SeaLab crossover could be cool. SeaLab had a similar sense of humor and animation
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Cheryl's brother and his gf this week were voiced by the two of the voices for Bob's kids, and the characters were kinda similar to the ones there. Cheryl's brother obviously wasn't as stupid, but they were both just as boring.

The SeaLab crossover could be good, but this all seems just like the space station business from the last finale. Kinda disappointing to me, even if Hamm's character ends up being Archer's dad. I wanted Nicolai Jakov.
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Yeah, it's not that I hate Bob's Burgers either, I just think it fails as a comedy because, as said...it's not funny. I had the last episode on (it followed The Simpsons, I think), where the wife gets another job, and the man-voiced daughter fell in love with a boy from behind the milk shelves. Those things...happened, I'll give them that. On Bob's Burgers...things happen.

And I believe in the 'Don't like it, don't watch it' advice, which is only why the show bothers me when I'm *not* trying to watch it. It reminded me of when I used to read comic books and they'd have all these crossovers with people I didn't care about. Makes sense that they'd do it, but I'm disappointed that Archer does, too.

So once was enough. I get that they made a decent joke about it in the beginning of this season of Archer (made lame because the kids didn't speak and it's one of my least favorite episodes), but really, enough.
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I'm with you. I don't HATE Bob's Burgers, but I won't watch it unless someone else chooses it. Archer, on the other hand, is one of my favorite shows. I prefer them not to mix too much. So far, I haven't found it too much, but that was all they should do. We've seen Archer on the "set", and they've brought 2 characters to "visit" Archer. Enough.
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WHAT? YOU DON'T LIKE BOB'S BURGERS? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

I mean, ahem, I guess we can all have our own tastes.

But yes, as Acrobit said, there was another crossover this week.
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FTW The sister dance on Happy Endings.
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Yay for Castle love!

WTF: I don't really care about the lack of war in the season finale... I just can't believe that they keep cutting out important conversations for no good reason. Hello? Am I the only one that wanted to see Daryl get pissed off by Glenn's fake attempt at sympathy at Merle's death? I was expecting there to be a brotherly showdown at that point! But, no... we don't even get to see Daryl telling everybody what happened. We don't even know where Merle's body is. Did Daryl carry it all the way back to the prison to bury his brother next to T-Dog (oh, the irony) or did he leave his brother's rotting corpse back at the warehouse? I mean... I can't be the only one frustrated by this lack of explanation, even if it's simple stuff.
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I don't get the Clara love on Doctor Who as far as being a rebel. If anyone thinks that Clara is the first new-Who companion not to take grief from the Doctor, they missed the Donna Noble episodes...
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I feel like the writers on TV.com have only watched Doctor Who since Moffat took over...
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Donna is my favorite companion
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FTW-
Justified finale -Boyd and Raylans chat and Sammy (in his badly fitted suit) taking out Nicky Augustine. As a side FTW note Nicky Augustines blowjob monologue a few episodes back was one of the highlights of the season for me.
Hannibal - it was good, A GOOD NBC PILOT
Suburgatory
Happy endings= good episodes and up in the ratings
Bobby's knifework on Supernatural
Harold telling Bear off on POI - bad bear!
USA might save Happy Endings if it gets cancelled
Danny Boyles story about the Queen on the Daily Show

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The ratings for Hannibal
The Following - Ryan just leaving his informant out in the cold - "she'll be fine"
Tiberius getting off easy on Spartacus
TWD - not a great war, not a great rescue - but Andrea died so....
Bens decision making on Southland
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worst season so far for TWD, I hope they come back for a vengeance in season 4
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FTW: ANDREA'S DEAD. I also love that she died continuing to be stupid.
Person of Interest and Justified were also FTWs... no specifics from me, though.
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I hate to keep harping about Law & Order SVU, but they had another excellent episode. This one was about a psychotic 10 year old. And, best of all, they had Shirtless Danny Pino!
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Hmm, I stopped watching when Stabler left, but it's not like he was my favorite or anything, I just thought it was probably a sign to let it go. If it's still going strong, I may have to watch again. . .
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I agree that L&O:SVU has been having a great run of episodes and good performances from guest stars.
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Keep it up! Admittedly just not enough of us on staff watch it regularly. Always good to know when it deserves more recognition than we give it.
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FTW - Seeing Bobby again in SPN and Bobby's soul going to Heaven. I thought I'd never hear him say, "Balls!" again...

FTW - Revolution taking one step closer towards answering the big question.

FTW - Cult starting to gain momentum in its eps.

WTF - Poor Kevin losing his sanity on SPN and hiding the other half of the demon tablet. I just hope that he's still alive.

WTF - Benny sacrificing himself for the Winchesters and ending up in Purgatory. Well, at least he wanted to stay.

WTF - No new ep of TVD.
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I say the Dalia thing is a WTF. I thought the plot with her and Tessa was one of the worst ever on Suburgatory. I hated this last episode.
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I could see NBC burning off Hannibal during the summer on Fridays when Grimm goes into repeats. But despite it's quality, I still wouldn't watch it. I'm just not interested in psycho horror.
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WTF: I'm about ready to give up on Nikita because I can't believe Nikita and Alex are fighting....again. We already went through this, and I thought they'd matured from it -- now it only feels like a weak excuse for conflict.

Plus, at this point, Alex is only there BY CHOICE. She has her inheritance. She could go back home and live her cushy heiress life but she chooses Division instead, and I thought that was sweet that she valued her friends more.

But this new development just destroys that. if she still can't get along with Nikita, by all logic she should just go home and never come back. I think I'm done.
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But Alex is only doing it because she was brainwashed by Amanda when she was prisoner.
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Yeh Amanda used the brainwashing device on her. She tried to play it off when someone suggested it but then flashed back to it
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Ok I stopped for like five minutes and got weepy over the Chicago Sun-Times picture. I an glad I actually watched the Americans live. I did not even realize it was after eleven while watching it. I will watch Ha nnibal li
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I really liked the cartoon, too. :) Bit of nostalgia. . .
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FTW: The halfway mark of Person of Interest with Sara Stahl's character popping up in Finch's library) and the Deus ex machina appearance (in a good way) of Greer; the climax of the Big Bang Theory in the lobby outside the dead professor's memorial; my discovery of Justified developer Graham Yost being the son of Saturday Night at the Movies host Elwy Host; the shot of Sherlock and Watson walking through a snow-covered New York in parkas on Elementary. WTF: Chris Matthews, Liz Winstead, and David Korn "having fun" on Hardball by equivocating people who think President Obama is the Antichrist with people who think the Bush White House had anything to do with 9/11, as if suspecting someone who took advantage of a tragedy to attack a country preemptively that had nothing to do with 9/11 is so unreasonable. Almost as unreasonable as thinking Matthews is some kind of political sage; MSNBC pushing the idea of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, completely ignoring her statement in 2009(?) that Secretary of State would be her last government job. Then again, this is the network (or at least Matthews is the host) that ignored precedent and acted as if Donald Trump might actually run in 2012; most of Neil Cross' Doctor Who episode, which seemed like a cross between Star Trek: The Next Generation (forehead prostethics), "Planet of the Ood," and an '80s Spielberg movie. Did not grab me at all. Maybe if they jumped back and forth between the adventure on the alien planet and the Doctor observing Clara's background, I'd have been more interested.
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It took you this long to learn that Graham was Elwy Yost's son? Graham Yost was also the writer of the movie Speed.
For those who aren't over 30 and don't live in Ontario:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhfLCJOU2CY
I always liked the intro for Magic Shadows, another Elwy Yost show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG9AZm1gPDY
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I'd never bothered looking up Graham Yost on IMDb before, but this was the first season of Justified I've watched and I really enjoyed it. Saturday Night at the Movies was a show I watched before my family had cable, and I enjoyed the segments between movies, in addition to being able to see films uncut and without commercial interruption. Kind of sad it's going off this year even though I haven't watched it in years.
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To add, here's Graham interviewing Elwy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv-KNdZ77q4
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Andrea dead FTW. Carl pointing out Rick's stupidity FTW.
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Oh what the frig. You had me, NBC, you had me totally on the Hannibal hook. But now, forget it! I still miss Awake. Not getting into this with you. If it gets a season 2 I will pay to watch Season 1 over the summer on Hulu.

FTW, Rayna's daughters were amazing.
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Enthusiastically agree with the FTWs for Game of Thrones, Sun-times cartoon, Doctor Who, The Daily Show, Nashville, Happy Endings (and I think that Max's gay Romeo & Juliet story was even funnier than Andy Richter), TVD on TGW and I'll have to look up Louie on Letterman. I'd add SVU because CARL FROM SHAMELESS IS A FREAKIN' CHILD PSYCHOPATH and Justified for that amazing conversation between Raylan and Boyd.

Walking Dead a HUGE WTF for wasting our time in the finale.

And although it doesn't fit into either category (or FTWTF) I have to give credit to Community for finally producing an episode that I actually LIKED this week, the first of the season.
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FTW!
Hannibal's premiere was riveting. I'm looking forward to watching it.
Justified's season finale was sad, but fulfilling.Can't wait til January 2014!
Games of Thrones season premiere was solid. Dragons! Giants! Terrible parents! Assholes! Warlocks! Yay!

WTF?
These stretches between new episodes (OUaT, Revenge, TVD) are annoying. I wanna see my shows!
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i know what you mean seem everything keeps take breaks after one or two eps. person of interest came back from 2 week break one episode it on 3 weeks break
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same with Elementary
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Right?? Some people may lose interest after a show has been off for 3-4 weeks!
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FTW: Justified.
Sheldons "black handshake" thingy
The Americans continues to be the best thing on tv right now
WTF: Effing mini-hiatuses!!
TWD season 3 as a whole
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The Americans is excellent, so excellent infact that I spent half of yesterday just wikipedia'ing the various spies and plots uncovered in the 80's/90's. If I had one complaint it would be that the whole back and forth on the relationship thing can be frustrating. I understand the reasons for it and all the dynamics at play, but sometimes I just cant help yell 'but last episode you was doing the same damn thing!'.
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i think hannibal has been exploded way too much and thats why nobody cares
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i think the fact that it was on against Elementary which followed POI had more of an impact, but if the ratings dont improve while those shows are on 3 week breaks then Hannibal may be in trouble
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Everybody's known it was in trouble since NBC announced it would run Thursday at 10. (OK, everybody's known it was in trouble as soon as NBC.)
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I wished you wrote a longer critic for Happy Endings, but we can't have everything. The biggest win of the week was definitely for The Good Wife, with Kalinda reading a TVD fanfic. It was hilarious and so unexpected. The character redeemed herself from her horrible storyline at the beginning of the season.

FTW : this quote from Ron Swanson, "Skim milk is water lying about being milk".
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FTW:
Vikings: Rollo continues to prove himself to be an awesome brother and CONGRATS ON THE RE-UP VIKINGS, YEAH!!!
Shameless: Frank shocks the hell out of everyone and takes the robbery rap to protect Carl.
Justified: Raylan and Boyd's "two sides of the same coin" conversation that boiled down generations worth of truth between these two men.
Nashville: If you aren't watching you are missing out; this show is 10 kinds of awesome.
Southland: 1) for being the best police drama on television, 2) Congrats on earning a Peabody Award!
POI: 1) Sarah Shahi's recurring role as Shaw, 2) b/c this exemplary show is able to pull together so many major and minor concurrent plot arcs in such a seamless and seemingly effortless fashion and almost never disappoints us.
Hannibal: fascinating characters and grotesquely beautiful cinematography, NBC we did not believe you had it in you.


WTF:
House of Lies: Jeannie whining about Tamara & Marty while humping Nate the dildo king, then dumping him. I don't think Emily Post has a rule about it but likely she should.
The Following: Dumbest Federal Agencies ever and so terrible I continue watching just so I can complain about it.
Nashville: Teddy Conrad and Peggy tarting it up in Rayna's home while she and their children are in NYC. That is foul, man, just foul.
Scandal: OMG, OMG, scrub myself with scalding water and bleach, Olivia had sex with creepy stalker guy, twice, before she accidentally learned he has been watching her in the loo of her own home!!! (That loud, terrible sound you hear is my primal scream of abject horror.)
Elementary: 1) Calling a blizzard a "nor'easter similar to a category 3 hurricane" and not considering that anyone would pay attention, 2) the good samaritan gets killed for trying to help, just foul.
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