FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (Feb. 22–28)

As February transitions into March, there's a lot to look forward to. For one thing, March is a much better month than February. It's got more days, which obviously means it's sexier and more mature. It also contains the first day of spring, lays claim to St. Patrick's Day, and hosts that magical time of year we refer to as March Madness. However, before we can welcome March with open arms, we have to properly observe what happened on TV at the end of February, however inferior of a month it may be. So here's what we loved and hated about the small screen this week!


SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't finished watching this week's new episodes (of Gotham, Parks and Recreation, Justified, etc.), we suggest that you hold off on reading this story until you do.



FTW:

For a couple minutes, "Everything Is Awesome" at the Oscars


Even if the overall telecast was poorly paced, way too long, and often a snooze, Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island's performance of The Lego Movie's catchy tune was a definite highlight. Everything is awesome when you've got a dancing Awesome Possum, cowboys handing out Lego Oscars, and Will Arnett as Batman!


FTW:

Imitation is the sincerest form of irritation for Better Call Saul's Jimmy McGill 

Instead of cowering to the corporate strength of his rival in "Hero," Jimmy met Howard Hamlin head-on by becoming Howard Hamlin, complete with an expensive, custom-tailored suit and whitened teeth. Jimmy's goal wasn't to get away with copying Howard's "brand"—he knew he was totally guilty—it was just to get under Howard's skin. But Jimmy knows how to make any situation work for him, and transformed a prank into a springboard for his business when he faked a dangerous rescue and ensured it was caught on camera. 


FTW:

Fish Mooney's spite knows no limits on Gotham


Faced with two crappy options in "Red Hood"—lose her eyes to the organ trade and live out the rest of her days in the basement or die and lose the eyeballs anyway—Fish decided to create a third option... by melon-balling one of her peepers with a spoon and then stomping on it, thus ruining its value to the Dollmaker. While we're not sure how this helps improve Fish's situation, it doesn't change the fact that her glorious display of insanity/badassery was pretty much the most awesome thing she's done all season. 


FTW:

Ding dong, Sleepy Hollow's witch is dead


Monday's Season 2 finale was a generally enjoyable hour of television that reaffirmed the bond between Ichabod and Abbie and got us excited about a series that frequently approached the WTF end of the spectrum during its second season. And now that Katrina's death, the show has the opportunity to regroup (assuming it gets renewed for Season 3, of course). However, if we have one quibble, it's that we wish the events of "Tempus Fugit" didn't feel so EASY. Sleepy Hollow basically just pressed the undo button, and it doesn't appear there will be any lingering consequences from Abbie's trip to 1781.


FTW:

Parks and Recreation goes out on a warm and fuzzy high note


Leslie Knope's seven-season journey came to a lovely end in "One Last Ride," a time-jumping series ender that played a lot like one of Leslie's own scrapbooks. The hour offered glimpses of what Pawnee's finest were up to in the future and showcased their biggest achievements and accomplishments over the years: Leslie eventually became the governor of Indiana (and possibly more), Ron took over the Pawnee National Park, Andy and April had kids, Garry was elected mayor of Pawnee (many, many times), Tom became a best-selling author, and Donna started a non-profit called Teach Yo'self. Oh, and Ben, bless his heart, became a congressman and never once gave up on calzones. The episode was light on the jokes but heavy on the happiness, and much like Leslie herself, a unique beacon of optimism and heart. We couldn't have asked for more.


FTW:

Agent Carter leaves us wanting more

Since its inception, ABC has billed Marvel's Agent Carter as a limited series, but we're not-so-subtly suggesting that the network ditch the one-time-only label and renew the spy series for Season 2. After all, if Tuesday's "Valediction" proved anything, it's that we've still only seen the beginning of Peggy Carter's story. Stark's inventions are all accounted for and Dr. Fennhoff is in custody, but Dottie is still out there somewhere—and since Peggy is no longer being held back by her love for Cap, she's in prime position to start a new chapter in her life, hopefully with all of the world watching. Plus: Who doesn't want more Enver Gjokaj in their lives, you know?


FTW:

Hindsight reveals what initially tore Becca and Lolly apart

It might be a little cliché that the wedge between BFFs Becca and Lolly was (will be?) a man, but Steve Talley's Kevin is so charming and likable that it's easy to see why both women fell for him (hell, we fell for him, too). So far, every time Becca has tried to alter her messy future, it's backfired—but will encouraging Lolly to drum up the courage to tell Kevin how she feels in 1995 finally break the cycle, preventing their friendship from imploding in 2003? God, we hope so. Someone should get the chance to be happy with this hunk. 


FTW:

Barry Goldberg takes a day off

The Goldbergs paid homage to Ferris Bueller's Day Off with a cheeky episode that saw Barry skip school in an attempt to relive the legendary John Hughes film, and we were wholly impressed with the show's faithful scene recreations, even if they didn't always go Barry's way. It's obvious the movie meant a lot to series creator Adam Goldberg, which is how it should be because it's the best. 


FTW:

Teen Titans Go! would like you to get over yourself


Much derided by fans of serious superhero fare, Teen Titans Go! decided to address the common criticism that it's too kid-friendly and silly by getting VERY SERIOUS. After a lecture from Young Justice's Aqualad (yes, that really happened), the Teen Titans grew taller and developed overly defined muscles and chins. They also embraced their inner angst: "I can use my cybernetics to see, but will I not lose my humanity?!" Even Aqualad was convinced they'd gone a bit too dark, but it was too late: the team broke up over trust issues—Cyborg drank Beast Boy's juice—and the world was left unprotected. Alas, that's what happens when you never have any fun.


FTW:

The memory of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy, who lived long and prospered 


A great man and actor has been beamed up for the final time, and he shall certainly be missed. 


FTW:

12 Monkeys brings the heartache

Beautifully tragic,  Friday's "The Keys" was the impressive young series' most emotional episode yet. You don't know what you got 'til it's gone, and the look on Cassie's face as she said goodbye to Cole so he could be vaporized by an airstrike—something that she knew about but he didn't, because of time travel and all that—made it clear that she knew she was losing an important person in her life. Heartbreaking stuff.


FTW:

Banshee's blood feud reaches an impressive, deadly climax

Superhuman powerhouse Chayton has been marked for death since his heinous murder of Siobhan, but that didn't make his departure from this physical plane any less compelling. "All the Wisdom I Got Left" delivered another storytelling achievement with Hood and Chayton's multi-part final showdown, topped off with one of the most gruesome death scenes in recent TV history.




FTWTF:

Disney XD will reboot DuckTales in 2017

Woohoo? Disney is planning to take another go at DuckTales, presumably updating it for a new audience, and the cynic in some of us is admittedly concerned by the potential for a dubstep remix of the theme song, a movement to humanize the Beagle Boys, and Webbigail taking selfies while sporting "people face." However, we'll definitely be all-in if the company decides to model the new show after the live-action opening it created last year. 


FTWTF:

Survivor: Worlds Apart features a silly gimmick, but a potentially awesome cast

The central twist of Season 30 pits three tribes against one another under the premise of "White Collar vs. Blue Collar vs. No Collar," and the labels are troublesome as they sound. The categories themselves are a mess, but the 90-minute premiere's attempts to reframe the game around them was even more frustrating. The good news, though? The castaways of Worlds Apart could be one of the show's better groups of contestants in a long time, thanks to a nice collection of super-fans, goofballs, and hard-headed jerks. 


FTWTF:

How to Get Away With Murder: Wait, didn't we already know that?


It turns out that if you'd stopped watching How to Get Away with Murder in October or November of last year, you'd still be pretty up-to-date on who killed Lila and whether the kids will get away with Sam's murder. In the end, as suspected, Sam was (mostly) behind the coed's death—he contracted Frank to do it for him, but he's still very responsible. 

Thankfully, the finale opened up several new mysteries to drag out in Season 2: What did Frank owe Sam that killing a pregnant girl on Sam's behalf would make them even? Is Saul Goodman on the other end of that phone number Nick called? Um, Oliver is HIV Positive? And now there's another murder someone has to get away with? How long until the relationship between Bonnie and Asher devolves into the most hilarious break-up dumpster fire the world has ever seen? Is Eggs 911 some kind of brunch delivery service? Where is all this PCP coming from? We can't wait for Season 2! Well, we can, actually. But we definitely won't mind when Season 2 arrives.


FTWTF:

House of Cards is back—and doing House of Cards things

If you're into House of Cards, the early episodes of Season 3 were almost certainly a welcome sight. Now that they're sitting pretty in the White House, the Underwoods' struggles are a little less compelling than their efforts to get there, but a cavalcade of supporting characters continues to help flesh out the world. 




WTF:

Monday Night Raw lays it on too thick regarding Roman Reigns


WWE's attempts to make the audience love its latest Chosen One by any means necessary took a few interesting turns this week. Sunday's Fast Lane match-up with Daniel Bryan proved that Reigns could handle the main event after all, but Monday's Raw featured two shockingly transparent promos from Bryan and Paul Heyman attempting to illustrate Reigns' greatness. WWE fans know that everything is predetermined, but the company is now throwing that in our faces far too often.


WTF:

Okay, Pretty Little Liars, we get it: Spencer's in London

While "Bloody Hell" itself was more action-packed than the set-up and filler hours we've been trudging through as of late, it was difficult to overlook how hard the writers were trying to sell us on Spencer having jumped across the pond. The episode opened a veritable firehose of U.K. tropes by unleashing Big Ben and roundabout establishing shots, a stiff-upper-lipped Oxford professor in a bowtie, and someone correcting Spencer on calling a flat an apartment. And then there were the Union Jacks; how lucky that Spencer arrived so close to Flag Day! The only thing missing was a chimney sweep Doctor Who fan standing in a phone box while eating fish and chips.


WTF:

Justified derails Choo-Choo

One of Harlan County's best new characters—the endearing, gargantuan Choo-Choo—was put down in Tuesday's "Alive Day," and right after we'd started getting to know the guy, too. A war vet who survived an IED explosion, Choo-Choo wasn't always the slow thug we've known him to be, and his unexpected sensitive side made his expiration that much tougher to take. And you know what makes it even worse? Now that Justified is in its final season, it's pretty much guaranteed that many more significant deaths still lie ahead. 


WTF:

Nashville's Teddy is still the worst

The first rule of Banging a Prostitute Club is that you don't talk about banging a prostitute, Teddy! And you sure as hell don't show up to her house uninvited, insisting that you need to come up with a plan on the off chance that your dalliance will be leaked to the press. How are you the mayor? Not only are you dumber than a pile of rocks, but your storyline is even worse than Gunnar's at this point—and all he does is whine about the World's Second Most Annoying Child, Micah (No. 1 is obviously the kid who had his face pummeled on The Slap). Please just move far, far away from Nashville so we can focus on Juliette, or literally anything else.


WTF:

On Arrow, sex with Felicity apparently solves all problems

Look, we're Switzerland in the Oliver vs. Ray 'shipper battle for Felicity's affections, but we just can't let this one go: It's hilarious that just one night of doin' it with Felicity in "Nanda Parbat" was all it took for Ray's brain to unlock the secret to making his combat exosuit function correctly. He woke up from his post-coital slumber with such determination that it was comical (pun not intended). We know Felicity is special, but Ray's epiphany was a bit over-the-top. 


WTF:

Crazy internet is crazy

First it was the televised llama chase that took the internet by storm. Then it was that damn dress convincing people there's something wrong with their eyes. Come on, guys. Don't we have better things to discuss? Which brings us to...


What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week? The 100's same-sex kiss? The Americans' munchie-fueled Jiffy Pop fight? American Horror Story's casting of Lady Gaga and new "Hotel" themeVikings? Helix? Glee? Share your own FTWs and WTFs in the comments!


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Mar 03, 2015
You want to know the definition of fun? Watch the "Everything Is Awesome" bit from the Oscars with two pre-teen girls who have seen the movie. I'm not sure who had more fun: me or them!
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Mar 03, 2015
FTW: The 100. Steady level of cool-ness this season.
Agent Carter, though it wasn't so much a surprise that Stark sr. would survive, because, yeah, Stark jr. isn't born yet ;-)

FTWTF: Pretty Little Liars. Well, yeah, I dunno. I can't not watch, but it's not like I feel so much invested anymore.
Person of Interest: love this show, but it wasn't top of the list the last couple of episodes.

WTF: Arrow. Though I love this show, I must agree with Felicity that Oliver has his head shoved way too far up his colon. He MUST stop thinking for other people, instead of with them. Hasn't been my favourite season this far. Although Felicity sleeping with Ray doesn't have anything to do with that, because, with all the luck in romance she's had this far, she deserved one lucky night ;-) Even though all heroes in these shows seems to be attracted to her (who can blame them), she hasn't had sex in at least three years (that we know of ;-) ).
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Mar 03, 2015
First of SPOCK!!!
WTF: Forget Mars we need to work on getting to Genesis!

And now better things

FTW: Gillian Andersons alternitives to shaving cream; hand curned butter, hummus, and tooth paste!

FTW: The Great British Bend Off. This has to be a new Olympic sport! (+ you don't need to be sober to play)

FTW: Adult Wednesday Addams! (How did I only find this you tube channel out now she's great!)

Also just curious does anyone know Felicitys number...
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Mar 03, 2015
+ FTW: Ducktales! Now PLEASE bring back 'The Racoons'!
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Mar 02, 2015
FTW: Parks & rec for nailing the ending - now where's that binder-shaped box set?
12 monkeys for doing cool time travel stuff and generally being the best Syfy series in a long while

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Mar 02, 2015
Ra's al Ghul's Proposal for Oliver to be the next inline .. is mostly WTF
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Mar 02, 2015
FTW - The 100, Agent Carter
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Mar 02, 2015
I'm surprised that Agent Carter isn't in the WTF section. I don't know what people liked about it so much but it was a just a huge letdown. What happened in "Finel" could of happened in any show, it didn't need to a be a Marvel series. And was Dr. Venhoff Leviathan because they buried the lead with that one and revenge against Dr. Stark doesn't seem like it would be a cause that would draw crazy killers with removed larynges and have a super typewriter that transmits text. I would have liked to have seen a show about the beginning of S.H.I.E.L.D. rather than a show about how misogynistic America was post World War II. All Agent Cater has done is make Agents of SHIELD take 2 months longer to come back after their amazing first half of second season and that amazingly awesome cliffhanger.
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Mar 02, 2015
Agree with all of this, I was really surprised at how many laudatory comments it got and especially that people liked it better than Agents of SHIELD.
I found it decent-to-good (if you can ignore the '80s sitcom humor), but it certainly can't touch Agents of SHIELD which had a tremendous run for the last 15 episodes.
I suppose it's because it has an ass-kicking female lead, but come on, that's not enough to make a show awesome (that would be a show that has an ass-kicking female lead, a great plot integrated to the MCU, and that features the beginning of SHIELD). Or maybe it's because it didn't have any procedural aspect, thanks to the shorter season.
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Mar 03, 2015
Totally agree. I definitely enjoyed Agent Carter - a lot even. But SHIELD has been só good lately, that I can only disagree about Carter being bétter than SHIELD.
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Mar 02, 2015
I think that all the people who are saying that Agent Carter is better than the Agents of SHIELD didn't see the end of season one. Because when i'm honest Agents of SHIELD started this epic streak on episode 16/17. And a lot of people lost hope before this. So that sucks for them :p
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Mar 02, 2015
FTW Girls Guide to Divorce, if you missed it, now you have the entire season to binge on.
WTF Girls Guide to Divorce is OVER??? #boo
FTW Girls Guide to Divorce being renewed for a second season #yay
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: Sleepy Hollow's season finakle was the best episode of season 2. It was amazing !
And Agent Crter must have a second season.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW
The 100
Clexa kiss
Bellamy kicking ass
WTF
Arrow
Felicity sleeps with Ray after seeing him with his shirt off
WWE RAW
If you want to talk about a WTF moment,how about the Divas match that only lasted 30 seconds?
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: Peter Outerbridge, who played William Murdoch in the original Murdoch Mysteries, being cast as William Murdoch's mentor in the current series; The discovery of a forgotten Guy Burgess interview in the CBC archives; The sexting episode of High School U.S.A.

WTF: Al Sharpton spending almost 30 minutes of Monday's Politics Nation talking about the Oscars. Let's just cut Politics Nation and Hardball to half-hour shows instead of killing time with another meaningless roundtable discussion, because Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show manages to do almost the same show they're doing better, and that's ostensibly a comedy show.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW The Big Bang Theory with Sheldon and Penny was funny, heartwarming and sweet. Loved answers to every question.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: Definitely this weeks The 100. While the episode itself was thrilling and kept me on the edge of my seat, that kiss was important. Many may throw that aside, but in terms of representation it's actually kind of revolutionary, since it's the lead character that is now established bisexual. You go, The 100, four for you.
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Mar 01, 2015
Parks & Rec gets all the wins this week. Thanks for reminding me of that live action duck video. Pretty funny. BTW, Darkwing Duck never got his due.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW Marvels Agent Carter is so good that I fear for its renewal and 12 Monkeys is filling the sci fi void. More of both please.
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Mar 01, 2015
Choo Choo's death was part of what will be an awesome series finale and was not worth mentioning unless in that context. What did tv.com expect him to ride off into the sunset or it would be better for him to do life in prison?
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: Justified - In spite of the unquestionably immense loss of Choo-choo (?), this 6th season is already much better than the subpar 5th and the stakes are high with all these deaths inc. a few fan-favourites (won't mention names in case it's spoilerish). I do fear for Boyd and for Ava... Even for Raylan sometimes as he really is itching for a fight with the biggest dog Harlan County has seen this season that conniving Avery... It's like Raylan has to go after every Arlo-like figure he encounters... Daddy issues galore...
But I do think he'll grow up in the end and move to his daughter's side eventually.... So.... as long as Duffy and Mikey make it to a tropical island (alive) at the end of the season, I'd be OK.

FTW - Parks & Recreation. I've never watched it but I celebrate every show that doesn't kick its fans asses with a stupid disappointing series finale (True Blood, Dexter, How I Met Your Mother... Looking right at you)
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Mar 01, 2015
WTF: Downton Abbey. Julian Fellowes' punching bag is the Bates family. Seriously, has the couple gone through enough?
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Mar 01, 2015
WTF:
Pretty much entire Gotham episode. From Barbara hitting on Selena to organ hervesters needing to harvest and transplant some brain for themselves to CSI ignoring one of the most important pieces of evidence

Can Nashville get a decent bad guy we'll love to hate already? Neither Teddy nor Jeff does it. Teddy is more a bumbling idiot and Jeff has plans to screw people over only to have his plans foiled next episode. Stop rehabilitating people and keep them bad guys (I'm looking at you Avery) because otherwise show is too bland

Helix
Between standard cheerful music making tense scene even more tense (though thankfully no elevator music during final scene), mass suicide and creepy little girls Helix is in WTF column by default. I sometimes wonder if Helix is being influenced by british show Utopia (sadly axed by now) which featured similar premise of reducing world population through virus/vaccine and keeping only "valuable" people around (no silver eyed immortals there though)



Swinging between WTF and FTW
Person of Interest
FTW: back to basics, letting Samaritan alone for a bit, Dominic, Fusco and BEAR!!!!!!!
WTF: Dominic's second in command slow on the draw, no 4:20 jokes, Dominic acting like spolied child an whining why Elias gets a pass from team Machine and another feeble attempt to get bad ass female character to keep Shaw's seat warm until she returns

Girls
Kudos to show actually acknowledging abortions happen and not using it to paint woman as totally evil person, council meeting, Shosh's interview, Marnie being Marnie and Hanna being Hanna


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Vikings Legertha being her old self, Althestan still not quite sure where his beliefs fit in, king Ecbert proving to be only Saxon with a brain (Althestan is pretty much Northman by this point), Floki!, Kwenthrith looks like she has an orgasm anytime there is a battle (OK, this should probably go under WTF). Even if show is leapfrogging history and showing things that did happen later as happening now (settlement, Danegeld in season 1....) it's still fun to watch and manages to continue established formule of troubles abroad/troubles at home. Gruesome fro time to time but not gruesome for sake of being gruesome

Parks and Rec Nice time jumps and showing what hapens to characters in future. And while it was well done I think Six Feet Under did it better. And Gerry finally got appreciated.
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Mar 02, 2015
"WTF: Pretty much entire Gotham episode. From Barbara hitting on Selena"

That was borderline creepy...
Barbara is almost as useless as Fish, albeit slightly less irritating. This show has interesting female kid characters, why can't it manage to have one good adult female character?


"Swinging between WTF and FTW
Person of Interest"


PoI gets a WTF-warning from me; this season began really strong but we just had 3 successive just-decent episodes. Give me solid episodes again, PoI! (disclaimer: I may have been spoiled by this show, especially this season).
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Mar 03, 2015
Borderline creepy? That was straight up peadophilia and if Barbara was a guy we'd be calling for his balls to be cut off. with a dull, rusted knife.


As for PoI, I think this season was so far the strongest one. Previous season hit a slump after mid season peak (Carter's death) and it took quite a few eps to get back on track. this season they avoided that. I agree that this ep was pretty boring but judging entire season it had maybe 3 eps I couldn't care about. Rest were between "Holy shit! That was epic!" and "That was above average, even for this show"

If writers manage to keep this quality (and they should) I'll call it best season of all.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: The Big Bang Theory's quizz between Sheldon & Penny; honest, heartwarming and hilarious.

FTW: The Walking Dead's nod to Dale and the Winnebago batteries, for he always found a way to keep Glenn's humanity on check while the group was running out of it, and it was only fitting for Glenn to find the batteries to keep the group on check as they were about to rejoin humanity.

Also, FTW to that brief Carol & Rick interaction, just because he was wrong doesn't mean he was not right. And it meant the world coming from her.

FTW: Sleepy Hollow's finale, I loved the 1781 role reversal to 2013 Abbie & Ichabod's first meeting, it was a solid action-packed hour from beginning to end.

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Mar 01, 2015
ftwtf: Helix does a Jonestown. Serious even the little kid with the puppy dog eyes and the superman cape.
Also leave Sarah alone for an episode or two the whole damsel in distress thing is getting repetitive and problematic for me.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: Agent Carter. Surprisingly good show. I really didn't like the hypnosis bit, but I liked just about everything else. It was well directed and well acted, the story was OK, and there was no case of the week bullshit. I hope that it gets a second season, and if it doesn't, I'm glad that the story got an ending.

FTW/WTF: Gotham. The show is getting increasingly cartoonish, silly and stupid, and all the female characters except maybe Selena are badly written, but there's some awesomeness in there too. The Bruce story is getting interesting.

FTW/WTF: The 100. How can such a stupid show be so entertaining? I will have to watch the next season of Under the dome to see if I can figure it out.

WTF: There was no Scandal this week, but I still haven't said anything about the Desmond ex machina ending of the kidnapping arc. When exactly did "Red" reach out to Steven? It doesn't seem possible that it was early in the game. She's been out of the loop most of the time. So she must have done it when the bidding had already started. And Steven must have had an enormous influence on some Russian multi-bilionnairie who's shady enough to get invited to the auction. Did they also transfer the money to the kidnappers? They would have had to be really sure that they would get the money back. Also, the kidnappers should have been able to come up with a safer way to do the exchange.

WTF: Leonard Nimoy is dead.

FTW (and a little bit of WTF): Banshee. This was in many ways a great episode. But they spend too much time on fights. You don't have to spend all your time on fight scenes just because you know how to do them well. And how do you chase a person from a central part of New Orleans to and through a sematary, to and through an abandoned amusement park or whatever that was, to a harbor, then murder that person and dispose of the body without being seen by a single person? Still, I think the season has less absurdities than the previous one, so all things considered, I think they're doing pretty well.

FTW: House of Cards. I've seen 5 or 6 episodes. I like the season a lot so far. I can't wait to see where they're going. I may have to watch the rest today, or at least by the end of tuesday.

WTF: Nashville. The part that bugs me about the blackmail story isn't Teddy. It's that Rayna agreed that the story shouldn't come out, and then went to Edgehill and made sure both that Jeff didn't get what he had demanded, and that he'd be fired. That seems like a sure way to get the story to come out.

LOL: I couldn't remember that the character's name was Jeff Fordham, so I looked it up at IMDB and found out where I had seen him the first time:

I remember that pretty well. Too bad the clip doesn't include the part where he's telling his bad beat story to Tobey Maguire.
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Mar 01, 2015
Gotham - Wasn't it always cartoonish, silly and stupid from the start?
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Mar 01, 2015
A little bit yes, but I feel like it's been getting worse.
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Mar 01, 2015
I know what you mean. I wish the villains were more serious. I feel like I'm watching the 60's Batman series, which I loved way back when. Fyi - I'm in my early 30's so I wasn't watching that when it actually aired.

I don't particularly like Gotham, but for some unknown reason I continue to watch...
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: Hindsight! Agent Carter! Empire!
FTW: 12 Monkeys: See, Mr. Moffat, "timey wimey" can be done without causing viewer nausea and eye rolls (...). A very touching final scene with Cole (from Cassandra's viewpoint) this week.
FTWTF: The new regular(?) (Francesca/"Frankie") on Mysteries of Laura. She's talented and a fun addition (outwardly ditzy though really very clever and observant), but popped in from completely out of nowhere to become a new cast member.
WTF: Helix and Sarah's bare feet injuries. Is it a tongue-in-cheek joke because she's pregnant, or does someone on the show have a "feet thing"? :-)
Oh, Arrow spoiler: Felicity is a replicant. (j/k)
FTW: QI on BBC America still providing lots of laughs.
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Mar 02, 2015
QI's great! years ago I went to see a recording which was fantastic for the majority of it + we also had a streaker near the beginning!

Do you get the straight 30 eps or the QI XL 45 mins?
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Mar 02, 2015
They show the regular 30 min but with commercials they run 40 min. So they show 3 together (3 x 40 = 2 hr block)
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Mar 06, 2015
Thanks I've always wondered about commercial BBC stations if they showed adverts [(I've been trying to figure out how US networks renew/cancel shows work for ages and I still don't!)] because to me BBC 30 mins = 28.5 mins progam/ (1h = 58 mins)

I've been wathching some old ST:O and have been surprised that they are 50 mins long! (shows how many ad mins have been added ove the years!!!)
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Mar 01, 2015
Listing Leonard Nimoy's death as a FTW? Boooooooooo
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Mar 01, 2015
Arrow was 100% FTW.

Also, I'm glad that Gotham is getting better. I need more Jerome.....you know?
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Mar 01, 2015
Umm... I said this in the How to Get Away with Murder review thread, but I don't think the assumption Sam called Frank is fact.

Sam called *someone* we don't know for a fact it's Frank.



Also I agree with the WTF on Arrow, but my biggest concern is why do all the super heroes go through Felicity? She got close to Arrow, Flash and now Atom.
Is she really the only female in town? Or do all superhero need some sort of romantic attachment to keep themselves apart of the story?
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Mar 01, 2015
Thank you, this is what I've been saying for days! Sam called someone and then we saw Frank kill Lila, but I'm 100% sure it's just an editing trick and the two are unconnected. The fact that people are not even questioning it shows that it was very nicely done, but it's still just a trick (or not, but I really hope it is).
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Mar 01, 2015
Part of it is that most superheros try not to let a bunch of people know their identities, so trying to be close with random females probably isn't all that enticing since it requires them to either risk telling women their secret identity, or constantly lie to them.

Based on that, Felicity's quite the catch. She's smart and very helpful to all these superheroes, she's not exactly unattractive physically, she's shown to be kind, and the way in which she found out about Arrow, Flash, and Atom have all been relatively organic (which is easy because they all spawned from the same show). Plus, she's shown interest or flirted with them too, since she seems to have a type for arguably good-looking and fit guys (and Flash and Atom are also science-smart too).

That said, I think they're at the limit of how many superheroes Felicity has legit romantic relationships with. If another superhero is spawned through Arrow and has romantic relations with Felicity, I'd probably jump in the same boat as you.
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Mar 01, 2015
Laruel and Thea exist and for a while so did Sarah and Nisa and goth chick. They could also add new characters... Or... You know... Just not use the romantic angle for every new character. I mean Flash was meant to be a spin off since his inception, so did his affair with Felicity really added anything to the show?

It just seems like the writers have no idea how to introduce a new character so they just send Felcitiy out there to bang it.
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Mar 02, 2015
You seem to be arguing my point more than your own by naming those names, lol. I didn't say women don't exist. That kinda seemed to be your point in your original post.

The women you all named, they all had romantic lines in Arrow too. While he doesn't have his own show, Roy's now a superhero and he had a thing with Thea. Oliver's been with both Laurel and Sara. Sara and Nisa were together. Felicity's not the only one with romantic story lines.

And as I said: "...and the way in which she found out about Arrow, Flash, and Atom have all been relatively organic." Felicity meeting these guys (and knowing their identities) at least felt pretty organic. I think it would have been forced and maybe poorly written to have had Thea or Laurel know about Barry or Ray, and therefore, for now, they don't know each other.

And it's not like these guys haven't had feelings for other women. Both Oliver and Barry have had crushes and caught feelings for almost every woman they've gotten to know. We only know a bit about Ray, but if/when he gets his own show, I'm sure he'll have a bunch of romantic relationships too.
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Mar 01, 2015
Cuz tekk girlz ar teh hawt? :-)
Seriously, I think a lot of it is "the only female in the room" syndrome, magnified by the fact that Arrow spawned those 2other "superheroes" (Ray and Barry) and Felicity was in the middle of it and not seeing anyone. That makes her a shipper lightning rod(?). Shows are social media aware and actively play the shippers for fun and added "engagement" on Tumblr, Twitter, etc.
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Mar 01, 2015
I wanted Alfred-drama on "Gotham" and I got it. Though there's still one thing I wanna see on that show - a fight scene where Alfred will show full extent of his fighting skills. SAS guys are true BAMFs.
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Mar 01, 2015
Yes! That twist on Gotham with Alfred and his former (now douche) comrade was excellent. I look forward to Alfred's badassery soon
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Mar 01, 2015
Agreed. More RedBull (Alfred+Bullock), please!
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Mar 02, 2015
Team RedBull - that's brilliant! xD Their enemies would be sassed to death :P
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Mar 01, 2015
I dunno. Having sex with Felicity solving all my problems? I think that makes perfect sense.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTWTF: Black Sails - Captain Flint kissed a boy and he liked it.

Whilst I was indeed very shocked by the reveal that our own Captain Flint was in a relationship with Thomas, I am pretty adamant that it doesn't change a single thing about the character we have come to love. He is still a manipulating, conniving, genius pirate badass. However, the big WTF wasn't the reveal, but rather the reaction of some fans. I only know of two other people that watch Black Sails, but both of them acted as if his sexual proclivities was the be all and end all of the character himself, and now they (and I quote) "don't know how they feel about him." and on several other TV forums and message boards the 'homo bashing' has been rife about good ol' Capt'n Flint... You know what! I love Captain Flint, for everything I said above, he's a badass, he wicked smart and he could sell dirt to a miner. He is the epitome of a pirate. I think it was a bold move by the Black Sails writing team, but it's a big FTW for the LGBT community (a community of which I am no a member of, but an avid supporter).

I should also note, one of the aforementioned friends was more than happy to support the Root and Shaw kiss on POI, but Captain Flint kissing a man... Hell NO! "Hello double standards!"... Why am I friends with people.
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Mar 01, 2015
Someone once commented to me, with regard to Shogun, that he didn't think Richard Chamberlain's character would really be as shocked as he was made out to be that he might want to have sex with a boy, as these sailors would have been out to sea for long stretches of time without any companionship except among themselves (i.e., no women around).
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Mar 01, 2015
Well Pirates were very accepting of homosexuality way back when:

"pirates had a form of civil partnership called matelotage, a marriage-like institution wherein two male pirates shared all of their ... OK, we need to think of another word for "booty" here -- let's go with "loot." Additionally, each would name the other as his sole inheritor. While this makes a good I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry kind of economic sense, in as much as it was essentially the only kind of financial security a pirate could hope for, some commentators argue that these relationships were also romantic in nature, possibly because matelots could routinely be observed having sex with each other." (http://www.cracked.com/article_20448_5-ways-pirates-were-way-more-modern-than-you-realize.html)

So the idea of having gay pirates is indeed historically accurate.
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Mar 01, 2015
I don't watch Black Sails but was interested to read your comment. The reported double standard reminds me of this week's bashing of Felicity on Arrow who as a single woman dared to sleep with one (also single) guy and suddenly she was a 'slut'. Even though it is the first time we've seen her get any present time action in like 3 seasons. I agree plenty apply awful double standards to the LGBT characters or female characters (like Felicity) or indeed other groups.
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Mar 01, 2015
'Slut shaming' is another example of awful double standard that are out there, especially incorrect slut shaming, as you said Felicity is single, as is Ray, if they want to sleep together, good for them. It's not as if Ray was a random stranger she pulled of the street. He is a person that she has a relationship with, they're friends, colleague (well, he's her boss), and they have a lot in common... tbh, I'm suprised it took them this long. Ray is a good looking enough lad and Felicity is Smoak-ing -___- that was lame... but you get my meaning.

Though as a white, heterosexual male, I don't get labeled with double standards so much. However, I have sisters, one of which is bi-curious, and these sorts of narrow-minded bigotry bother me.
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Mar 01, 2015
couldn't agree more! I love Flint!
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Mar 01, 2015
Other than Banshee, which resides in a class by itself, your post is FTW. I was shocked by the Black Sails twist because I was under the impression Flint/Miranda were banished for THEIR affair, and Thomas knowing/being okay about it.

I was also disappointed in the some of the backlash the twist revealed in those uncomfortable with the subject matter. As a straight man I'm confident enough in my sexuality and open minded where it doesn't bother me. But I know some cannot handle that, and I respect that as well.

My thoughts are that Flint had feelings for Thomas, not that he is outright gay. I don't think the show will go that route with him again, it was just his back story for that arc.
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Mar 01, 2015
Glad to hear that the conclusion (hopefully) of Sleepy Hollow was a little better than it has been so far in season two, but knowing how bad the show has become if it's continued I have no doubt Katrina will easily be brought back from the dead, and possibly their son, too. These shows never learn.

Haven't watched Banshee yet, but will soon, so I skipped that read.

And why is Justified in WTF? Choo-Choo was a character we felt bad about losing, but they did it very well, and as the season wraps up we know a lot of people are going to die or end up badly -- if anything it should be in the FTW section with a definite thumbs up for Choo-Choo's character and actor.

As for Arrow, definitely a WTF, and I am crossing that show off my list of shows to watch. I couldn't even finish the episode -- the show has become UNBEARABLE, from horrible soundtrack to absolutely terrible action, over the top mellow drama in the scripting, and just plain old horrid story (granted, it's based on the comics, but still). Good riddance. No surprise The Flash is also horrible, and I have no intention of tuning into their undoubtedly bad team up coming soon.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW that had me saying WTF?! = Benjamin Franklin literally losing his head in Sleepy Hollow.
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Mar 01, 2015
Modern Family was awesome!! U should check it out more often
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Mar 01, 2015
Arrow could have been on the WTF list for any number of reasons this week. Still love the show though.
Banshee should have a spot automatically reserved on FTW.
The 100 wass pretty cool this week. Not just the ships that were boarded but just being a good penultimate episode before the finale.
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Mar 01, 2015

FTW Fish Eyes on Gotham!!! Also, it is good to see Jeffery Combs on live action tv again.
FTW After two seasons, there was finally an episdoe of Sleepy Hollow that I genuinely enjoyed. Most of the time its a 'hate-watch' show, so I can gripe about what it attempted to do that other shows did better. (see many other of my previous WTF's)
FTW The Daily Show's Em'Bell-ish coverage on Tuesday.
FTW Modern Family create a scathing allegory of the impersonalness of modern technology, yet our utter reliance on it.
FTW Vikings, the amputation scene.
WTF Really bummed about Nemoy
FTWTF House of Cards back...don't want to spoil things as I just finished myself. but all i can say is that the season does not disappoint.
FTWTF Ducktales. you said it all. Except how will they reconcile this show with Quack Pack, which was the trio grown a little older and had some direct references to Duck Tales as it intended to be an unofficial sequel series.

I missed Teen Titans Go! as I don't watch it. (Gasp! you have something on here that I actually don't watch for a change!) But based on my rather incensed viewing of the clip provided, I almost feel this is a big F-U to fans of the older series or Young Justice who still want more. I give it a WTF.

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Mar 01, 2015
Wow can't be serious with the arrow wtf. One they guy was in the final phase and had one last problem to overcome but spent to many hours in a row on it. And if your engineer who is stuck on the problem the best thing to do is walk away and it usually comes to you like in the bath tub. And what's a better relaxer than sex. Personally I think you guys are just hating on Felicity but whatever.
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Mar 01, 2015
Totally agree - Most stuff on Arrow these days deserve a huge WTF but to pander to the Olicity shippers (even if tangentially) by going against Raylicity... it is a bit easy TV.com...
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Mar 01, 2015
I agree with you. He was basically finished and needed the password from Felicity more than anything. It wasn't as if the post coitus session had him writing and building the entire suit from scratch!!!
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Mar 01, 2015
How did Modern Family not get a nod? Their all FaceTime episode was fantastic and original in a way Modern Family hasn't been in years. "I'm looking for sweet and salty Claire, not bitter"
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Mar 01, 2015
Agreed whole-heartedly. Usually when long running comedies go for gimmick episodes or " a very special" types they can fall flat, but this fit right in with the feel of the show, was quick-paced and filled with "Wait a sec, back up the DVR and let me see that again" moments.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW- Lady Gaga joining AHS
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Mar 01, 2015
the Parks and Rec finale was very well done, I wish it hadn't been SO much of just a flash forward to the future but it was still a great episode for the best comedy on TV.

I liked Agent Carter and Sleepy Hollow finales, but they were both nearly pointless.. we knew Abbie wouldn't be stuck in 1781 and we know Howard Stark wouldn't die... so they just felt like cop out storylines overall. I liked Katrina though but they never did anything decent with the character and then her evil turn and death felt rushed.

I like that they told us what happened between Becca and Lolly, but that's a lousy reason for Lolly to never talk to her again. I half expected her to storm out of that alley and get hit by a cab or something.

also, Steve Talley slept with Becca at 9pm on Hindsight but at 8pm he slept with Raven on The 100, I found that funny lol he must be one of those Helix immortals :p
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Mar 02, 2015
Female friendships have been ruined by far less than a man coming between them. It's ridiculous, but it really does happen.
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Mar 02, 2015
maybe I guess, but I just felt like it was blown a little out of proportion, she waited all this time and never told him and then she just never talked to Becca again? I mean, if Lolly and Kevin had been dating and Becca slept with him that'd be more understandable.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW- Agent Carter- Pretty much everything this last episode.

FTW/WTF- Archer- Good episode overall, but the broke van bit, while having its moments (Cheryl being hologram racist), seemed a bit half-baked and the ending felt empty.
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Mar 01, 2015
Yay for Hindsight nclusion!
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Mar 01, 2015
Whats wrong with you people about Arrow.
He didnt magically figure it out by seks, he had worked intensivly, wasnt thinking clearly and after some sleep was able to continue.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: Gotham, House Of Cards, Better Call Saul, 12 Monkeys, The Americans, Agent Carter

FTW/WTF. Atcher, How To Get Away With Murder, Pretty Little Luars, Arrow

WTF: #thedress

just sad: Leanord Nimoy RIP
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW-
- Gotham- The Red Hood Gang and the fact that, in this series, there IS no definitive Red Hood. Three men played the gang leader, but the legend that the Red Hood was a robber who robbed banks but gave the cash to the poor was sparked by a desperate attempt by the original Red Hood to evade police. The second Red Hood (who was a lot more selfish than the original) did the same thing to convince the people in the bank that he was the original (despite having a much lower voice and being fat and out of shape) and by the time the third and last Red Hood (a lackey of the first two with confidence issues) was gunned down, he was regarded favorably by the general public. We also are given another possible "Baby Joker" at the end with a kid putting on the red mask and pointing his fingers in a gun shape toward the bank the third Red Hood tried to rob. (The producers said the Red Hood Gang would have a hand in their Joker's mythology, and anyone who read "The Killing Joke" is familiar that the Red Hood allegedly had a MAJOR part of the character in the comics.)

- Sleepy Hollow- We're finally given the Katrina that was hyped up all season: super powerful and crazy evil. Throwing energy blasts, force choking colonial soldiers, using telekinesis to move a knife to attempt to stab Ichabod in the back... THIS is the Katrina fans wanted since she smiled at Baby Moloch at the end of "Heartless." Add to the fact that the Not-Yet-Headless Horseman was back to his lumbering juggernaut self instead of being a conflicted anti-hero and he beheaded Benjamin Franklin, and they mention the Kindred, this was by FAR the best episode of season 2. Unfortunately, Dark Katrina was killed off, something all the fans wanted but now feel guilty about because this last episode made us like her and we wished she had taken Moloch's place as the Big Bad instead of pretty much being a Monster of the Week. Still, with the weakest part of the show dead, EVERYONE wants season 3.

-Agent Carter- Peggy kicked ass, saved New York from being turned into a pit of insanity, Sousa kicked some ass and captured the "main" villain of the show... and all the credit was given to the most handsome of the trio who actually did nothing to save the day because 1940s America could not comprehend a woman and a one-legged man saving the day. Typical patriarchal society. On the other hand, everyone in the SSR knew what really happened and gave Carter the respect she deserved, and Carter let go of her love for Captain America, both figuratively and literally (she dumped his blood off a bridge.) and the writers teased that she may be into Sousa. (I don't know if he'll be her future husband since he wasn't in Cap's regiment, and it was stated in Cap 2 that she married a man who fought side by side with Cap.) A nice ending for a limited series, and the appearance of the Red Skull's second in command at the after credits epilogue could be interpreted in different ways- either his plan would go into motion in the short term if "Agent Carter" gets renewed for a second season, or he's talking about the long term plan that came to fruition in Cap 2 and Agents of SHIELD. Very well played, Marvel.

-Empire- Jamal comes out of the closet in the flashiest way possible, causing his father Lucious to essentially have a nervous breakdown because he believes a gay singer will ruin his company, especially if the singer is his son. Of course, the next day it turned out the OPPOSITE of his fears were true, sales have gone up, Jamal is a big star, and everyone respects the Empire brand for having the guts to retain a gay musician, but in Lucious's eyes his company is ruined forever and he called his entire family a disappointment. (Andre for marrying a pretty white girl, Jamal for being gay, Hakeem for publicly dating an older woman, and Cookie for... well, being Cookie.) It's fascinating to see how Lucious's macho pride has warped his mind and he seems to be out of touch with reality. I look forward to seeing what happens next. (BTW, Jussie Smullet KILLED IT as Jamal and I personally want him to be Black Spider-man now, since Disney-Marvel all but guaranteed that its version of Spidey will be played by a black man.)

FTW/WTF
- Power Rangers gets a grim and gritty "deboot" fan film which is AMAZINGLY done, but the people of Saban threatened a lawsuit because some idiot viewers mistook the film for the ACTUAL reboot Lionsgate hasn't even filmed yet. The fiasco caused the film to be removed from Vimeo and Youtube, causing internet to go into a frenzy, and the producers at Saban and the director of the film to reach an agreement to get the video back up. My own thoughts on the film itself- beautifully produced, shot and edited, stunning fight choreography, and James Van Der Beek gave the best performance I've seen him do in YEARS, but the other actors were dull and killing off ALL the rangers except Tommy before the movie even STARTED was way too dark.

- Person of Interest remembers that the villain Dominic is alive after devoting about 6 straight episodes to Samaritan, the Big Bad of this season. Dom is a ruthless, smart, and interesting bad guy, and I personally think he's much more intimidating than a god-machine who uses a little kid as its physical avatar. He needs to be in more episodes or at least get tied into Samaritan's plans.

- Duck Tails- I get why they want to reboot the franchise, but I REALLY hope they keep the 2D hand-drawn style and not go the CG-route. I feel the same way with the Adventure Time movie that was just announced.

-The Oscars- Neil Patrick Harris was more entertaining than Ellen Degeneres last year, but I'm FURIOUS that X-Men: Days of Future Past didn't win the Techie Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Quicksilver's Kitchen Scene was above ANYTHING Interstellar did.

Victoria's Secret Swimsuit Special- I'm a straight man, so I was looking forward to seeing a bunch of beautiful women in tiny bikinis rolling around in the sand, but I'm a fashion and editorial photographer myself, and the entire special just seemed... boring. I never thought I'd say that.


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- #TheDress.

- The announcement that Firestorm, A.T.O.M, and Sara-Black Canary would be in a spinoff of Arrow and the Flash for next year, essentially negating ALL the character development sprung from Sarah's death at the beginning of Arrow's 3rd season. The Death of Sarah had a HUGE impact on the Arrow-verse, and to just bring her back completely seems like an insult to her. (I'm imaginig Oliver waking up one morning and finding a very-much-alive Sarah in the shower, humming the tune to Dallas.)

-Suits- Harvey uses his blackmail powers to essentially throw a case in order to protect Donna from being prosecuted, then confesses to Donna that he loves her, setting up a soap-opera season finale. Donna is an awesome character but the only cracks in her character come whenever there's a focus on her romantic feelings for Harvey. Harvey also can't keep a relationship going, as seen with Scottie, because he's too self absorbed. I have a dreaded feeling that the writers of the show will flat-out put Donna and Harvey in a relationship at the end of the season, only to have him screw it up in the 5th season premiere and be Donna-less for season 5A.
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Mar 01, 2015
What you posted has been better than any recap or snippet on this site as of late. Great job!
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: 100's Clexa kiss.
FTW: Jamal's coming out on Empire.
FTW: Seth Rollins challenging Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
FTW: Birdman wins!
WTF: Most everything else at the Oscars.
WTF: Arrow trying to make Oliver the new Ra's.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: How good was Emprie!? I'm surprised it didn't get a mention.
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Mar 01, 2015
Yes, Empire continues to be really good. It also continues to make TV history with its seventh straight week of increasing ratings. And it is the highest rated broadcast drama in 5 years. (And for those who won't watch something until it gets renewed for another season, that happened over a month ago. :-)
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Mar 01, 2015
I'm surprised that it's not being reviewed considering the ratings it's getting.
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Mar 01, 2015
FTW: The 100- So much happened this week, and it was all awesome!
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Mar 01, 2015
Took the words out of my mouth, or the comment out of my hands. 100% agree, putting aside all the shipper-y stuff.
Bellamy blew up acid tanks and survived by getting got shot out of an air vent like a cannonball from the force of the blast and as a result saved an entire army this week.
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Mar 01, 2015
In regards to Arrow, Ray's sudden epiphany isn't as ridiculous as you're making it seem. Sudden insight, with an abrupt emergence of a given solution into consciousness can happen when you've devoted all your waking hours trying to solve a problem and then you allow yourself to truly relax. Even unconscious, your mind continues to work out the solution.

Now at this point Ray's spent months (years maybe?) on his ATOM suit, he's really close to cracking it, thus why he's secluded himself for the past week. He's teetering on the edge of a solution when Felicity finally allows him to rest and give his mind time to work out the last bit of whatever the F kinda solution he was missing.

People can solve problems in more than one way, Ray solved his with a combination of methodical, conscious problem solving and then sudden insight. Not that far-fetched actually.
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Mar 01, 2015
Yes, he seems like someone prone to flashes of brilliance And yes, when you relax and reboot yourself, your right brain can fill in the gaps that your left brain, when you're aggressively trying to 'logic out' a problem, can't see.

Felicity may well be promoted to Good Luck Charm after this though. And why not?
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Feb 28, 2015
FTW: Archer. The car chase was the best thing, and the hot tub scene. Archer immediately thinking threesome. God! Archer!

FTW: While Roman Reigns gets the WTF, I'm not that hard on him as the rest of the fans are. But NXT I've watch last week and this week and I;m a fan of Kevin Owens. Throwing the commentator over the table for his pressing questions. The one thing I want someone to do to Michael Cole on Raw for his crap. I see Owens do it on NXT.

FTWTF: TBBT; An ok episode. Love Penny and Shelton together, but dat's just all awkward.And Amy asking Leonard "If can have dinner with anyone, who would if be?" "Penny". Amy replied to Leonard is all we all feel. We seen this already. It's a quiet dinner until Leonard says something and Penny doesn't understand what he is talking about. Oh God, can they make them not be horrible!?
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Feb 28, 2015
Arrow - I was a bit disturbed by Felicity's role on things. I was all 'way to go, girl' about she sleeping with the hunk, but the whole epiphany thing was weird. Plus sorry, but Felicity did a whole lot more to help the project, and at the end it looked like her vital role was being the warrior's rest?
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Mar 01, 2015
I'm imagining that sex with Felicity was so mind-blowingly awesome that that Ray was put on a higher plane of existence, and when he came back down to Earth he essentially became the Buddha- the Enlightened One of the Arrow-verse,
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Mar 01, 2015
I could imagine that sex with Ray wasn't all that mind-blowing then, since Felicity didn't get to the higher plane of existence herself LOL - Silliness, where silliness is due.
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Feb 28, 2015
FTW AGENT CARTER I love this show so much that I just keep wanting more
FTW SLEEPY HOLLOW I'm glad katrina died this episode but I kind of liked seeing her have actuall power and have her moment of insanity I just wish she went dark earlier and had abit more fun with it.
FTW ARROW for its continued Moto of the truth is always better plus I like seeing oliver actually killing the bad guys without andy thought it was all instinct and it was glorious plus WE GET A WEDDING YEHHHHHHHHHHHH I wonder if they'll take a leaf out of The Originlas book and just allow us to enjoy the wedding with pure happyness and just a touch of hidden drama.
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