FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (February 2)

Today, while most people are all eyes on Peyton Manning versus that lockdown Seahawks secondary, we'll be all eyes on the best of the TV week versus the worst of the TV week. That's right, put a funnel in your mouth and start pouring in the nachos and the mozzarella sticks, because it's time for the Super Bowl edition of FTW vs. WTF!



FTW:

Kroll Show's YouTubeulogy to Grampa Goobie (complete with Amy Poehler)

Resident Rich Dicks Aspen and Wendy were joined by Rich Dick sister "Heath" in a slapdash memorial to a deceased, wealthy grandfather. What followed was a chaotic pool party, complete with pills, Dick Tracy costumes, a jab at Wes Anderson parodies, and, of course, decadent incest. We'll see you later, we have to go change our ringtones to Poehler saying "Uh... rest in peace" in her "dumb" voice.


FTW:

Miley Cyrus brings the heat to Unplugged

Say what you want about Miley—pretty much everyone in the modern world already has—but what sets her apart from her pop-tart contemporaries is pretty simple: She can sing. Her Unplugged session was a great reminder of that fact, as she tore through some of Bangerz' overproduced tracks with real zeal and range. Her outfits were unbelievably silly and the Madonna's guest spot is getting all the buzz, but the episode is worth seeking out nonetheless.


FTW:

The Workaholics fish-vomit fight

Don't ask how, but Ders and Adam ended up in an empty pool, slapping each other with dead fish and then throwing up in each other's faces when the fish exploded and got into their mouths. And we have the .GIF to prove it.


FTW:

True Detective's elephant-man Sasquatch nightmare

Those who complained about the show being slow can shut up now. In the final minutes of this week's episode, the plot careened forward as Hart and Cohle closed in on a suspect in the Dora Lange murder, and the final shot revealed their target walking through the grass with a machete in his hand while wearing a gas mask and a pair of tighty whities. It's that kind of nightmare-inspiring scene that makes True Detective the best show currently on the air.


FTW:

Pretty Little Liars' Ezra might be Board Shorts, or A, or a red herring, or something?

Following in the footsteps of her idol Jessie Spano, a strung-out, exhausted Spencer found herself so excited and then so scared. So excited to finally try to identify Alison's mystery man who might've been stalking her, and who's near the top of the Liars' Most Wanted list. So scared because the guy might just be her English teacher and teenage-girl enthusiast, Ezra Fitz. The show left things kind of open as to whether or not he's actually Board Shorts, just like he could totally be A... or just a gross dude who's into dating his students. 


FTW:

OMG Ryan's new girlfriend is going to drown Tessa! 


Oh, no. Whew. It's just that whenever we see Paige from Pretty Little Liars (Lindsey Shaw), we tend to assume that whoever gets in her way will bite it in a pool. Instead, she's just Ryan's new girlfriend—a "Tessa type"—and they're doing the long-distance thing despite Tessa being available. But Tessa didn't cotton to that news particularly well, so there's no guarantee that someone won't get dunked under water sometime in the future. Either way, the fallout should be fun to watch. Also, cool girl Natasha Leggero looks like she's going to stick around Chatswin a while. So things are looking up for The Little Show that Could.


FTW:

Raylan and Tim take on a dog

Justified has amazing characters up the wazoo, but some pairings are more prone to excellence than others. And while everyone knows that Boyd and Raylan are guaranteed to set the screen on fire, Raylan and Tim are arguably just as great together. This week, they encountered a pantsless Danny Crowe and his male guard dog named Chelsea, and the result was instant magic.


FTW:

Helix gets haunting

Syfy's sick drama has now entered haunted house territory: There are apparitions, there are severed heads, and there are zombies, and it's just what the show needed. The topper of this week's episode? A hairless rat emerging from the mouth of Doreen's corpse.


FTW:

Elementary digs up an old case and some old bones

Sherlock's trunk of cold cases finally came into play this season with a super fun puzzle that riffed on real-life events involving Mongolian dinosaur fossil smuggling and the debate over the K-Pg Boundary. It was twisty, it was turny, it was geeky, and it was all because some academics wanted to protect their lucrative textbook sales. Sure, the case centered on one long-dead body and the casual murder of a black market antiques dealer, but if homicides can be draped in details as interesting as these, we'll let it pass.


FTW:

Teen Wolf gets even crazier

MTV's supernatural thriller continued to mess with our minds this week by revealing that Stiles was the person who sent Barrow after Kira. We could call shenanigans on him not recognizing his own handwriting, but we won't because the moment he figured it out, our own heads exploded and went into overdrive. What does it all mean?


FTW:

The Vampire Diaries brings back classic Damon

We don't know how long this Katherine-in-Elena's-body storyline is going last, and sure, we'll shed a few tears over Damon and Elena's break-up, but you won't find us complaining about Damon's return to being a dick. He's more fun as the villain, anyway.


FTW:

John Watson and Mary Morstan got married, and Sherlock (Sherlock!) was the best man

When Mary was first introduced, a few Sherlock fans worried that she'd throw off the balance of our dynamic duo—but so far, she's fitting in just fine. Sherlock's best man speech during the happy couple's wedding reception was epic in length, but also in sincerity, and by the end of it, our love for Sherlock and Watson's bromance was as strong as ever.


FTW:

Parks and Recreation gives Chris and Ann and heartfelt send-off


Although it felt like the right time to say goodbye to tropical sunfish Ann Perkins and literally the nicest guy in the world Chris Traeger, it still squeezed that space in our body where our heart is supposed to be as we watched Leslie and Ann say bid each other farewell. And don't even mention that hug between Chris and Ben, unless you want to see us cry.


FTW:

Roy officially joins Team Arrow


All we're going to say is, IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME.


FTW:

The Carrie Diaries graduates and moves on


It hurts us to think that The Carrie Diaries might not return for Season 3, but if that's the case, at least the series went out on top with a season finale that could also work as a series finale. Everyone went their separate ways after graduation, with Sebastian moving to Malibu, and Carrie moving in with Samantha and waitressing until she can get in to NYU in a year. Maggie's engaged, and Mouse is heading off to Harvard. If the show does end up getting canceled, we'll certainly miss the good, clean fun of teenage Carrie Bradshaw, but we'll probably miss Walt and Bennet the most because we have hearts and eyes and they're perfect.


FTW:

American Horror Story's season finale victory lap


It's hard to say at what point AHS:Coven became a guaranteed classic, but it might've been around the time of a certain minotaur seduction. Our 13-episode reverie came to an end this week with a solid, satisfying hour that was, in perfect AHS tradition, also very divisive. Death, bad times, campy one-liners: All were as present as they were necessary. Ryan Murphy's season-long celebration of nightmare imagery and rude women may have come to an end, but our fondness for it will live forever.




FTWTF:

The Mother makes How I Met Your Mother's 200th episode wonderful, but...

"How Your Mother Met Me" was pretty special. And Cristin Milioti was even more special, shining more than ever in the rapid-fire trajectory of the Mother's life. Her performance and this episode almost made all of the show's garbage episodes and stalling worth it. But only almost. Now that we've seen just how great she can be, one working on HIMYM will ever convince us that the Mother couldn't have been introduced earlier... or used more frequently in the first half of Season 9.


FTWTF:

Jeopardy's game-theory wizard

The quiz show's current reigning champ is Arthur Chu, and the Jeopardy! community is going bonkers over his playing style. With aggressive buzz-ins, Daily Double-whoring, and a smug Twitter feed, Chu has gained scores of both fans and mortal enemies. On one hand, there ain't nothin' wrong with playing to win. But on the other, he sure is a chore to watch.




WTF:

Joe Carroll gets back into the stabbing of things


In a single episode, The Following introduced the horror of having to listen to Joe Carroll muddle through a Southern accent—and then mercifully took it away. Before we knew it, the focus of the episode had shifted to Carroll's depression over failing to bring his family together via murder, engaged in some basic kidnapping and Ryan Hardy-taunting, and even kind of set up how much anguish Carroll felt due to being just a middling, run-of-the-mill serial killer. Ten minutes later, he ended the life of a reverend taped to a chair. Mmm. Murder: that sweet, sweet medicine. Panacea of the soul.


WTF:

Are the Grammys still going? They're probably still going, aren't they?

Long ago, we learned not take the Grammys very seriously (beyond putting words on pictures of the Grammys, of course). Among all the world's self-congratulatory award shows, the Grammys are the most  self-congratulatory of them all. But since "cool" mash-ups and pairings are apparently no longer enough to keep people enticed, this year's telecast decided to just air for nearly four hours. The ratings hit long-time highs, which probably means that the 2015 telecast will begin this Wednesday at 3pm.


WTF:

R.I.P., The Real World

It's too easy to bury your head in the sand and say that something was better before, some years ago, but holy crap is the current season of The Real World becoming a full-on unwatchable disaster. This week's episode introduced the contestants' exes as new roommates, and it felt as contrived and gross as you might imagine. We respect the franchise for trying to adapt, but it's time to go back to the drawing board.


WTF:

The CW's Supernatural spin-off has a title, and it's horrible

We'll reserve our full judgement on the idea of a Supernatural spin-off until after we actually see a pilot, but based on the title, we don't have high hopes. Supernatural: Tribes? Really? That sounds more like a bad season of Survivor from 2002 than the next iteration of one of our favorite shows.


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


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The Mother of HIMYM is so amazing ! I really think we needed her sooner :(

AHS: Coven's finale was way far the best of the week. It was perfect, it was happy !

And I'm sorry but I'm very piss at The Vampire Diaries. I hate the twist of the plot and I hate watching Damon destroy himself again.
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Supernatural getting a spin-off is just a terrible TERRIBLE idea. I loooove Supernatural but there is no way in hell I am watching a spin-off. Never.
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Agree. Now, when is it on? ;-)
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I'd kind of hoped the Supernatural spin off was just a rumor...Not sure I'm excited but I'll give it a try because I love Supernatural.

Also: Aww rattie.
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Can't you tell by the very monster friendly family centric episodes? They're building us up...
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the Supernatural spin off is a wtf anyway. Supernatural went through all the monsters and Divine mythologies with most of the time succes. If i keep on watching it is mostly for the chemistery btween the lead actors and the insane hope to know what happened to God and have a nice send off. I will NEVER watch a spin off supernatural since the only people based spin off I could watch are dead
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FTW: True Detective. It never seemed. "slow" to me, and each episode has been everything I had hoped it would be. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaghy truly get to display their acting skills with such a high quality scripts to work from.
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FTW - James Earl Jones on "The Big Bang Theory!" How did this not get a mention?!?
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Daft Punk is one of the few singers who were awesome last year
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FTW: The Blacklist. The last few minutes of the episode are mind boggling. The plot just keeps getting more intricate. The only thing that came close was Justifed.
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on Justified, the dog was a female, not a male dog. He called it a she.
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Raylan pointed out that "Chelsea" had testicles. Danny just kept calling him a girl.
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FTW: Teen Wolf - Opening interrogation scene - hilarious. Stiles' mental issues!
FTW: TVD: Damon is back! Bring on the Damon and Enzo double trouble!
FTW: Arrow: Oliver revealing himself to Roy. (I'm sorry, I know how it sounds) Also, about damn time Roy officially joined Team Arrow.
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Teen Wolf: I loved watching the sheriff's facial expressions!
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A LOT of good stuff on TV last week, and yeah Helix stepped it up a notch with the mouse coming out of the woman's mouth. For a split-second when I saw the mouth move I though, "Oh god... don't tell me she's just barely alive enough still to whisper a name or something!" Then BAM! The show's not great, but it's getting weirder, and feels like it's finally going somewhere.

As for "True Detective moves to slow"... who could think that? It has been awesome from the first opening credits... hell, even before then. But yeah, I agree with the staff when they say the last few minutes sent the level of 'action' in the story propelling in another direction, and needless to say the dude at the end was FREAKY. The next episode should be amazing.
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FTW: The great plot twist at the end of The Blacklist.
FTW: The Intelligence for improving just a bit and for also having Lance Reddick on. Now all they need is Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson on for a Fringe Crossover. :)
FTW: Psych and their awesome story line and for finally getting rid of Trout.
FTW: TBBT for having James Earl Jones on and for spending time with Sheldon.
FTW: Elementary's great story line that brought out Holme's trunk of cold cases and a nod to the inner nerd in all of us.

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James Earl Jones was having a great time and it was awesome to watch !
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Teen Wolf of course. The whole episode was perfection.
Vampire Diaries: People found out about Caroline's adventures in the woods, Damon is evil, Enzo is awesome, and I am digging this Katherine/Elena one body thing.
Parks: So sad! It was a great episode and they sent Ann and Chris out beautifully.
Arrow: Roy knows! Now hopefully we don't have to watch him punch guys in the face while others beg him to stop.
And Breaking Bad won writer's guild awards as it should.
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why is supernatural tribes in the wtf category?
never judge a tv show by its title yo
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Supernatural tribs really it's almost funny and sad at the same time. I'm loving teen wolf at the moment they've gone on a darker more mentally scary path and it's fantastic, and all I can say about Damon is yeeeeeeeeeeh him and Enzo are going to paint the town red and I'm pumped he's back in black babe.
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FTW: Rachel Maddow channeling her inner Keith Ohberman in revealing a link between the Koch brothers and an organization the Koch brothers' lawyers claimed did not exist; the Noo Yawk segment on Rachel Maddow detailing the New York legislators who had been indicted, arrested, or died in prison; Rachel Maddows' reporting on the sheriff whose indictment the Chris Christie administration apparently quashed and the sheriff's connection to a militant SPCA branch that had been operating in a neighboring NJ county; Boyd and Tim passing the time by playing Scrabble on Justified.

WTF: Chris Matthews' not knowing the difference between imply and infer (almost makes one wonder who writes his books); Chris Matthews and two guests chortling over New York Representative Grimm threatening a New York 1 reporter in the Capitol, to the point of bringing up Zel Miller's wish that he could challenge Matthews to a duel. That seemed like the feeble rambling of an old man who didn't care that he was on national TV at the time. For all the airtime MSNBC gave the Grimm story, I didn't hear anyone mention how the representative seemed to deliberately wait until the reporter had "kicked it back" to the studio before backing him from in front of the camera lens and making his threat, which I would say puts Grimm's threat in a different, more disturbing category from Zel Miller; the introduction of the "women in prison" storyline on Justified. It was almost like someone thought "we have to have Eva do something other than just take visits from Boyd while her lawyer wears headphones every week. Lets have a prison guard threaten to sexually assault her."

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Miley Cyrus stole Late Late Show's Secretariat bit?!? That is unacceptable, release the hounds!

FTWTF to The Big Bang Theory for a hilarious Comic-Con ticket fail (so much real life from that) and Sheldon's romp with James Earl Jones not being a dream sequence, but then they showed a LOT of Jones naked, yikes - I mean, good on ya for being that comfortable.

FTW to Psych for Someone's Got a Woody, just hilarious all around, and then they got rid of Trout finally.

WTF to SVU for Betrayal's Climax, oh man was that unpleasant.
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Loved Psych. I like Anthony Michael Hall but Trout was as annoying as his character was supposed to have been.
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Yeah, but he was hilarious in the role. I loved the discovery a few weeks ago that his mother keeps sending him threatening letters. lol
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The Originals
Their storyline of the geezers rising due to Celeste stealing the magic from The Harvest shows that Davina will come back to life in the future once at least most of them are gone.
The Vampire Diaries
Katherine is now in control of Elena's body which means she'll be sticking around for a long time.I just love her.
Damon goes back to season 1 Damon.Teaming up with Enzo makes it even better.
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The Originals
Rebkah once again gets tortured.
The Vampire Diaries
Stefan punches Tyler for yelling at Caroline.He was upset that she slept with Klaus who is the guy that made his life a living hell since he came to town.
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Yes! Supernatural tribes sucks as a title.
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And whatever talent Miley Cyrus has is eclipsed by her obnoxious, trying-too-hard persona.
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I read somewhere that this is all part of her plan, or something like that. Yeah right!
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I'm a fan of American Horror Story and Coven was quite entertaining, but calling it a "classic" seems like hyperbole.
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Oh, I see Sherlock's episode two finally aired in the US. So now it's time to deal with it then. OK, here goes: I hate to do this to an awesome show like Sherlock, but this episode definitely was the worst so far. It belongs squarely in the WTF column. When there are only three episodes in a season, why waste one entire episode like this? Even Watson and Mary's big day could not save the episode. The story took forever to start, and when it finally did, it wasn't much. It focused far too much on being funny, and far too little on the big mystery. Thankfully episode three was really good.

FTW: True Detective. I promise I will add this show every week in the FTW pile.
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I really don't agree with Elementary being on here and HIMYM being ranked "FTW/WTF." The former was an enjoyable episode, yes, but it was pretty much just a filer episode. It had nothing to do with Sherlock's brother Mycroft, his nemesis/love interest Moriarty, or Detective Bell and his bad arm (the three recurring storylines of the show) so really, it was pretty much there to take up an episode. And the latter show... this episode was THE best episode of season 9. We get to know the Mother's motivation, and she made a rather cliched romantic comedy trope (I don't date because my first boyfriend died and I'm still faithful to him.) into something unique because she was STILL CHIPPER! And the Mother sang! TWICE! The first was a song about an English muffin, and the second time a beautiful rendition of La Vie En Rose. She made me forget about the craptastic filler episodes this season and made me want to push fast forward to see why she was on that platform at the time she met Ted. Did she chase after him after he did something stupid or did she just happen to be at the right place at the right time?
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I agree HIMYM should be a FTW - I mean a few weeks ago Revenge was a FTW - and Revenge doesnt earn that at all
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FTW:
Pretty Little Liars' season 4B has been gripping so far.
True Detective's amazing character development and end scene
Lost Girl S04E11 cliffhanger
Arrow's Roy joins Team Arrow
American Horror Stories' finale
Community's Ticker Tape explaining what's currently happening in Troy's (and Levar Burton's) life
Banshee's use of torture, and Nola being kickass
HIMYM's 200th episode and Cristin Miliotti is amazing
Teen Wolf is crazy confusing But in a good way
Being Human season 4 is really good so far
Hollywood Game Night continues to entertain.

FTWTF:
Community lacks the comedic talent of Donald Glover's Troy Barnes. I enjoyed the new ep but i miss Troy so much

WTF:
TVD's Damon going back to his evil roots thanks to the pathetic love triangle yet again. BORING.
The Originals is not so original
Pretty Little Liars leaked scripts: Real/Fake? (wish i hadn't read the finale script)
Lost Girl S04E11 was an overall awful episode
The Blacklist has hit a slump due to it being a 22 episode full season. the show would benefit with being a 13-15 episode season. procedural shows should all follow the 13 episode rule, people would be more interested in them that way
How I Met Your Dad and Supernatural: Tribes should be put to death before they air.



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Oh and one final WTF: AHS awful Glee-esque opening scene with Stevie nicks. Erm...WHY?! served no purpose and was terribly cheesy, plus Nicks sounds terrible these days.
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WTF; AHS's finale and the people that think it was the greatest thing they have ever seen.

FTW; Sherlock's Best Man speech. I had to recently do one myself and his put mine to shame.
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I just loved watching John's face during the speech, too. Especially when Sherlock describes how John asked him to be his best man.
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Sorry but Miley Cyrus cannot sing. She can garble with limited range. Her voice is weak and airy at best and the only reason she's famous is because she whored herself out to the tabloids. After seeing gifs from her Unplugged show, it's clear that it was the digusting, embarrassing mess everyone knew it would be.
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What's is also really terrible as that all of these little girls (her Hannah Montana fans) look up to her and she is setting a very poor example for them. She's trying WAY too hard to get away from teen stuff.
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Supernatural spin off, whenever I think about it, it scares me, not many spinoffs can give you the good entertaining characters you want to see. I like a variety of shows and have enjoyed some spin offs, NCIS:LA and CSI:NY (Miami sucked). Hell, after Grissom left CSI, I almost gave up on it and instead looked forward to Gary Sinise each week. And I know plenty of haters out there, but I always enjoyed watching LL Cool J in movies and tv. But that was kind of the point, you need good actors/actresses and good characters for it to work. And one other thing, if you telling me it is going to focus on just one city (and a crappy city at that) it will just bore the hell out of me. With Supernatural, the car and destinations are just as important as the characters.

It was only in the recent week's I watched Sherlock, caught up the 1st two seasons on netflix. But damn is that a great show, and this week's episode had me greatly entertained. Just sad it's only 3 eps per season and only 1 left this year and totally WTF for not knowing when the next season will return.
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FTW - Banshee & Haven renewed.
WTF - What went longer The Grammys or The Sound Of Music Live?
WTF - Those gifs.
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Haven was renewed? Yay!!!
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I hope all the votes for Haven on tv.com helped get it renewed. It is one of my favorites.
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WTF: Helix--> now we know were the Dexter's finale season writers started working after Dexter ended
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Miley Cyrus CANNOT sing.

Whoever wrote this - have you ever heard what real singing is supposed to sound like????
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PREACH!
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FTW: Seth Meyers' farewell on SNL. Any Amy Poehler appearance is a FTW, really. Also Stefon.
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WTF: AHS
FTW:James Earl Jones on The Big Bang Theory
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James Earl Jones! Awesome, I had no idea, looking forward to watching soon!
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Not quite WTF but I don't think Parcs and Rec should be in the FTW section.

Far too much on the cheesy goodbye and no where near the level of comedy that there should have been. See Community on how to do a goodbye with an emotional farewell and still top quality comedy.

It was so predictable and almost phoned-in writing.
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Parks and Rec often does heartwarming emotional stuff. I think if it had been more comedic it wouldn't have felt like Parks and Recreation.
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Whilst I understand that Parc and Rec does the "heartwarming emotional stuff" it is firstly a comedy, so regardless of the episode I expect a good amount of laughs, they were few and far between and simply predictable in nature.

Also I wouldn't describe it as "heartwarming emotional stuff" but overtly cheesy instead. I think they missed the balance by quite a bit and although I will miss Chris and Anne (more so Chris) I didn't find the episode to be as enjoyable as a normal Parc and Rec.
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WTF: The Vampire Diaries - Leaving Bonnie out of the episode just so that no one would question why Katherine hasn't "died" yet.
FTWTF: Arrow - Moira running for mayor. Roy joining Team Arrow. Sarah's back!
FTWTF: The Originals - Giving us Papa Tunde but killing him off in the same episode.
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WTF: The Vampire Diaries: shouldn't Matt know by know that just wearing vervain jewelry just ain't gonna cut it? Also, how can Katherine compel anybody when she's human (granted she is in a vampire body, but I don't think the two overlap like that) Is that considered jumping the shark??
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I'm no musical genius so yeah ok maybe Miley Cyrus can sing. However, that doesn't change the fact that her whiny voice is like nails on a chalkboard for me.
I don't get it. Don't judge me Disney!
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Suburgatory
FTW: Ryan Shay is back!!!!
WTF: A new girlfriend? Already? Poor Tessa...

HIMYM
FTW: The mother is perfe t and I want to be her friend
WTF: I agree, she should had been introduced earlier.

The Originals
FTW: The Originals Papa Tunde, what an amazing villain. Also, Klaus in a good mood because he had sex with Caroline.
WTF: They already killed Papa Tunde.

The Vampire Diaries
FTW: Damon is back.
WTF: Klatherine's in Elena's body is only an excuse to bring the love triangle back.

FTW: Sherlock, there's nothing wrong with that show, it's just perfect.

Parks and Rec
FTW: Another heartwarm episode
WTF: I literally can't image Parks without Chris (and Ann) :(
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FTWTF: Arrow for making me care about Laurel.......that's not cool guys!
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Is it just me, but she looks anorexic?! Is that part of the character or is it the actress??
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WTF: The Tomorrow People - John gets shot but it never occurs to him to telepathically call Cara? If Stephen can talk to Cara while he's prancing about in the woods, surely John should be able to talk to Cara as well.

WTF: Revolution - So they have this casino heist all planned out, even explained to us in Leverage-esque flashbacks, but they decide to have Monroe and Monroe Jr. hug it out BEFORE they clear the scene of the crime? What's the point of setting up a "rendezvous" point if you're not going to meet there? And how did that guys key open up the FAKE lockbox? It's a FAKE, so how would the REAL key open it? FTW though for calling out Evil Dead 2.
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FTW: Arrow- Bronze Tiger turns out to be a fun antagonist this time, as compared to his unimpressive premiere episode.

FTW: Bones- Hodgeson's relationship with his heretofore unknown mentally ill brother.

FTW: Family Guy- Quagmire's fight with Peter.

WTF: Arrow- Moira running for mayor right after she was on trial for being a party to mass murder.

WTF: Family Guy- the storyline with Brian and his son was so obvious it was insulting.


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It's Hodgins. 9 seasons in and you still don't know his name? hmmm
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I would guess that Jack knows Hodgins' name, just not how to spell it....not worth getting all snarky over.
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FTW: How I Met Your Mother Happy 200th!!! (Why? Because I'm sappy like that!)
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FTW: Cohle and Hart's conversation about religion on True Detective, Oliver and Roy working together on Arrow, evil Damon on TVD and Sherlock's best man speech.
WTF: Supernatural: Tribes, the characters of HIMYD and Cordelia becoming the Supreme on Coven
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Tv.com - I know you neglect Haven from day 1 - but come on!

How is it possible that Haven is not in FTW?! Syfy renewed it for 26 episode long season 5 this week!
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I know!!!
I really thought that it would be. I mean even if TV.com hate the show, when was the last time SyFy renewed a show (that was in real danger of SyFys famous NBD-'tude cancellation) for 26 EPISODES IN ONE GO!?
It should've been a FTW and I'm very disappointed that this wasn't even a WTF. On a Super-Bowl-sized edition too. You hurt me TV.com!
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I feel ya. I don't watch Haven anymore. But I'm a Psych fan. The site hates that show so much they don't even review it anymore. Psych should be for the win every week.I
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The previews for the next episode of Workaholics showed a scene that will make the .gif from this latest episode pale in comparison. (Let's just say that a toilet is involved.) It may be more than you're willing to show. Prove me wrong! ;-)

Anyway, thanks for making this one. I only wish you had also made one of Blake doing chest compressions on the koi and making its innards gush out everywhere. Grossly funny stuff, all of it.

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WTF! Seriously. This is the second week that the week in review featured a video that started the second the page loaded. This means that before beginning to read, I have to disable sound on my computer to avoid being annoyed by noise from a video I have not chosen to watch. I really hate that.
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Which video? Must be the Comedy Central one at the top of the page? Sorry about that—we never knowingly embed autoplay videos because that $#!t is annoying as F. Might be the browser you're using? In this case it at least does not automatically start in Chrome.
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Yep, that's the one. When I opened the page today (Thursday) it did it again.
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it doesn't autoplay for me so I think it may be smorbie's settings. I use safari.
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You need to check the settings for your browser ... Looks like you have 'Autoplay On' or something similar depending on your browser. It didn't start on my browser.
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I've always felt that videos should never start by themselves. That's tremendously annoying.
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Fwiw, it didn't automatically play for me here. I was merely agreeing in general that the sites where that does happen always earn my ire.
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Agree with Komboloi that TTP's "Sitting Ducks" ep was FTW. In fact, I think that it's the best ep of the season so far. However, it did further display Stephen as being a horrible character but on the other hand, it had amazing scenes with John and Astrid that was just oozing with chemistry. After this, I've officially jumped on the Jastrid ship! Btw, whatever happened to Cory's TTP reviews? It seemed like they just fell off the earth.
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The HIMYM episode was supposed to be "How Your Mother Met Me" so I watched it in the hopes that they woukd finally meet, but not even that happened! I mean, it was a succession of almost-meeting moments, but they never actually met in a way that counts. That apparently was left for another episode.

And the mother character is adorable, but I kept thinking, oh no, another quirky adorable brunette who plays the ukilele? Is Zooey Deschanel going to be the template for every female romantic lead for now on?
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Agreed. How can they name the episode "How Your Mother Met Me", and then the two never actually met?!
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I have hope that they'll re-name the supernatural spin-off before it's too late, but even if they do a bad name can't ruin a show. I'll just feel kind of silly if I ever have to tell someone the name if it turns out to be good.
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Supernatural is about Sam and Dean. The ONLY side character I feel that would be able to carry a show on his own would be Castiel, since he singlehandedly saved Supernatural from cancellation after the horrid season 3. He's so popular the writers had to revise his death TWICE! (He was originally supposed to only be in 3 episodes of season 4, and then Lucifer was supposed to permanently kill him in season 5.)
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WTF! If proof was ever needed that a God does not exist then the development of a possible spin off Supernatural is that proof. It shows the Universe is just one big chaos machine and truly asinine and silly ideas will come into being (but I hope not! This time round). One other worrying thought is that if a spin off is in the works Supernatural must be truly coming to an end. In my experience that usually the only reason that spin offs ever occur though I am more than likely wrong!
The other clear example is the moronic idea of HIMYD!!! WTF!
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The president of TheCW has stated that even with the Supernatural spin off coming, he sees Supernatural going on as long as the ratings stay good and the boys are down for more seasons. I can't imagine the new show will out rate it's parent anyway. If the spin off does stick around, I could imagine SPN sticking around for a few more seasons, long enough for the spin off to get syndication numbers. Apples and Oranges maybe, but Buffy ran 4 more seasons while Angel existed
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I thought I would be wrong. I have the boxed sets and when I am in the mood I will always watch Angel before Buffy. I forgot Angel and Buffy did ran concurrently when on TV. I am clearly subconsciously reflecting my boxed set viewing preferences. I do have boxed sets of Supernatural, but I am struggling to remember the last time I dipped into those sets. I guess the answer is Supernatural is alive and kicking so a boxed set "fix" is just not needed.
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Plus, two hours of re-runs on TNT weekday mornings!!! Also, every once in awhile ,TNT will run a huge marathon of episodes. I watch certain episodes in my boxed set when I want to see a certain guest star or I want to watch the Christmas episode during Christmas.
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Also for the Supernatural spin off to possibly work it will need some seriously charismatic lead actors. And I don't mean transfer of Supernatural cast to the spin off, though I have to admit for me it work well when looking at Angel and Buffy...
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Heyyy...HIMYM should be a solid FTW. I agree that the whole season up to now was a mess, but we're just talking about this week, so I don't see why it should be in the FTWTF section.
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my thoughts exactly!
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