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

Just a special note that TV.com will be OFFLINE next week due to Super Bowl Week, a celebration of God's greatest gift to mankind, football. REAL football, Europe! We'll be spending the week recovering from all the cheap domestic beer we put in our bodies on Sunday, as well as picking out the bits of chicken wings and our enemies from our teeth. Yep, this is part of what makes America great. A preview of next week's FTW vs WTF? FTW: Super Bowl! WTF: Everything else! Haha! Have fun slaving for an uncaring boss, rest of the world! Yeeeeehaw! Go football!

And in the meantime, here's what we liked and didn't like this week in television.

UPDATE: Management has informed us that Super Bowl Week is a figment of our imagination and is not real and that we should be at work at 7am on Monday.


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Workaholics' "Alice Quits"


Dead birds! Airsoft guns! "Eggs are baby chickens!" Daniel Stern as the new jerk boss! Jet Set quitting with a "My name is Jet motherfucking Set! But you can call me Patrick Swayze because I'm Ghost!" FACT: This is one of the funniest shows on TV right now.



This Homeland RPG


Season 1 spoilers in the video!



The soundtrack/score of The Americans


Period pieces regularly fall victim to obvious music cues that immediately evoke specificity, but in its debut episode, FX's new drama did a great job blending two songs—Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" and Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight"—into the show's world. While the Fleetwood Mac choice was the more inspired of the two, the pilot somehow used "In The Air Tonight" unironically and without stepping on the immortal toes of Miami Vice. And that's all in addition to the fact that Keri Russell booted a man's head through drywall and tracheas were romantically collapsed. This ain't your mom and dad's Felicity, folks!



Enlightened considers Levi


Like last season's remarkable "Consider Helen," which looked closely at Amy's mother, this week's episode focused on ex-husband Levi as he went through Amy's new-age rehab. The takedown of Abbadon was put on hold for a week, giving room for an absolutely gorgeous episode with one of the most satisfying character arcs in a long time.



Kareem weighs in on Girls


Yes, THAT KAREEM, wrote an essay about HBO's Girls, and it is awesome. A sample line about forcing in a character of color to address critics: "A black dildo would have sufficed and cost less."



Nick and Jess's big kiss on New Girl


Oh boy, that kiss. No one thought it would seriously happen, but it did and it was sweet and sudden and lovely and we've been refreshing the scene on YouTube ever since. *swoon*



Sheldon Cooper's "touchy" feelings


The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon-and-Amy coupling has always seemed a little lopsided, with awkward Amy repeatedly throwing herself at Sheldon and Sheldon usually appearing indifferent to his adoring/all-hot-and-bothered fan. This week, we finally got confirmation that Sheldon actually DOES like Amy and even though he knows that his issues with understanding emotion and physical affection often get in the way of that, he's aware of them and he's working on them. Awwww.



SNL's "YOLO" digital short


We put together last week's edition of FTW vs. WTF before watching Adam Levin's overall-meh episode of Saturday Night Live, and because of that we missed including Lonely Island's very funny "YOLO" digital short. Be carefolo out there, folks.



Supernatural's blast from the past


Henry Winchester, paternal grandfather to Sam and Dean, stumbled through a closet in 1958 and came out the other side in 2013. He introduced the extinct Men of Letters to the Winchester lineage—the bookish "Yodas" to the hunter "Jedi"—and (finally!) gave the show something to connect the often aimless recent seasons to the original story that wrapped in Season 5.



Happy Endings' Alex isn't as dumb as she is


There were a lot of great moments in Tuesday's Happy Endings double header, but one of our favorites was the Usual Suspects tag at the end of "The Marry Prankster." How nice to know that tiny little Alex isn't as brain-challenged as many of us thought. P.S. Congratulations, Penny!



30 Rock's farewell


It wasn't perfect, but the show got to end on its own terms, and without having to scramble to do so. It gave us a finale that had gender twists ("I'm a terrible mother!" "You wouldn't be thinking that if you were a dad!"), capped off long-running gags, squeezed in a double Hitler, and stayed true to its ironically-meta-but-still-sentimental heart. We'll miss you, Liz Lemon.




WTF



Do No Harm's ratings


Just in case it wasn't confirmed that NBC's once-prestigious 10pm Thursday time slot was dead, Do No Harm went and poured some more dirt on the grave by debuting with a 0.9 in the 18-49 demographic, the lowest in-season series premiere on a major network OF ALL TIME. Do No Harm isn't the worst show NBC's put in that hour ('sup, Mr. Leno?) but its performance yet again proves that 1.) NBC is not all the way back, no matter how big the font size used for "success" in those Revolution press releases and 2.) 10pm dramas are hard to launch.



Sean sends Leslie home on The Bachelor


Divorcee Chris Harrison and his group-love racket have been under close scrutiny (not really) since having a racist lawsuit brought against the show, so the inclusion of some women of color this season who actually get to speak is both a victory and a squirm-fest. Leslie, a poker dealer from Los Angeles (?) was the latest to get the ever-shameful mid-date boot, after going through a real life Pretty Woman shopping spree. In the wake of Sean's prior "test your might" dates, this one seemed like a set-up from the get-go. Was he letting her down softly because of the race thing or is that just paranoid A-hole thinking?



Young Justice and Green Lantern are canceled


It hasn't been a good year for Cartoon Network's two DC Comics superhero shows—first there were too-long hiatuses and then there were abrupt hiatuses for no reason other than "because we felt like it"—and now they've been axed. If only we nerds had bought more toys.



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

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Feb 05, 2013
The 30 Rock ending is honestly one of the best endings for any show.
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Feb 05, 2013
What's with all the Football v American Football hostility? A lot of people like both, even if they will naturally have a preference (in my case for football). I tried to stay awake for the Superbowl, but at half-time it looked like a massacre, so recorded the rest - nothing like the floodlights going out to liven up a game! Has there been any question of sabotage about that happening?

There's things football could take from the gridiron game (better trained and better positioned officials, ability to challenge dubious decisions, use of video replays in-play, and possibly rolling substitutions and sin-bin from Ice Hockey), but the actual game of football itself is still the most loved game around the world - as someone else said, it's simplicity helps make it universal, and is a truly global game.

I've loved American Football since it was first broadcast in the UK on Channel 4 in the early 1980s, and at it's best it is a great game to watch... watching live though it can feel a little bit dragged out for the sake of advertisers, and some of the rules, and decisions made by the officials seem to be really picky at times, and spoil the flow of the game... and the gamsesmanship (like the way the Ravens sacrificed a 2 point safety just to swallow up time at the end on Sunday) is akin to what we'd call time wasting in football!

Both are very enjoyable games that have their faults, and both have vastly overpaid players! Just a question - in the US, do the commentators ever refer to it as gridiron, or is that just what some use over here to distinguish from football (and no, it's not soccer, it's football!). :)
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Feb 05, 2013
FTW: Banshee, Craig Ferguson eating a clam.

WTF: That Banshee still has not made the FTW or received much attention here. Best new show of the season by far.
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Feb 05, 2013
FTW: New Person of Interest epi, Enlightened epi which I also loved
WTF: An otherwise rather boring TV week
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Feb 05, 2013
FTW: Nick & Jess's kiss. Person of Interest and Vegas.
WTF: Do Not Harm existing. I totally called those low ratings. Once Upon a Time not being on for a second week in a row and one more Sunday without it to go.
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Feb 04, 2013
WTF why cancel Y.J. & G.L. , they cant be eating much of the network bank account . Jerks I say big stinky jerks.
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Feb 04, 2013
Seriously, why is everyone bitching about American football vs. association football (soccer)? They're both great sports. They were just joking around, get over it already.
Also, the new Person of Interest was my highlight of this week. :)
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Feb 05, 2013
Most aren't bitching just discussing/making jokes at the other sport. If people were yelling hate at the staff for their comments then I would get your point a bit more, but they aren't.
If it bothers you just don't read. And whilst they are both great sports one is supremely greater.......(I couldn't stop myself)
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Feb 04, 2013
You do not joke about the world's favourite sport and get away with it easily.
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Feb 04, 2013
Supernatural was clearly for the win, I really loved this episode, just like it used to be! And TBBT, I loved Penny's reaction to Sheldon's unexpected honesty!

"Real football". Oh, you sweet, sweet, delusional Americans ;) You are an adorable people.
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Feb 04, 2013
Young Justice cancelled? you got to be kidding u_u no offense to americans, but what the heck? series like Jersey Shore had 6 seasons while True Justice is axed with just 2 seasons? what's wrong with you? Superheroes and Villains rule, I hope the producers will change their minds.
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Feb 04, 2013
I forgot Green Lantern, I think both Green Lantern and Young Justice worth more than others shows.
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Feb 04, 2013
Well, the football argument show it: There are a lot more Europeans around on this site than I thought. I wonder if the writers actually noticed it before or maybe the football comment above was a cheap trick to lure us into stepping forward? Perhaps, this is actually a census?
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Feb 04, 2013
I meant to write "shows it". I can feel my old English teacher's iron gaze on me right now. But see, I corrected it.
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Feb 04, 2013
I was pretty much 1 when Kareem retired, so I barely know anything about him, but he was pretty good in his post there. I didn't agree with every single thing, but almost.
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Feb 04, 2013
I agree about Supernatural's episode. I originally thought 'oh god, ANOTHER time travel episode?' but it was really good. Especially the tragedy of their father never knowing how amazing their grandfather was. Majorly poignant, man.
Also, kick-ass New Girl ending! I loved her reaction, it seemed so real and I'm really looking forward to how things work out next episode.
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Feb 04, 2013
Glad that SPN is on this list frequently these days. Last week's ep was an exceptional one and is among my list of all-time fave eps considering that we got to learn more about the Winchester lineage and got to meet Henry who died too soon.
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Feb 04, 2013
American toss the ball around and wear a shit tonne of padding is a load of crap. That being said the sissy stuff that's been going on in soccer recently makes it quite irritating too. The only sports to watch are Gaelic and Hurling; fast paced, untouched by commercialism and just plain badass!
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Feb 04, 2013
FTW: New Girl, not just the kiss, but an overall amazing (perfect?) episode.
WTF: None of the vampires on TVD batting an eye at the thought of killing potentially thousands of vampires. They couldn't have been all bad.
WTF: Elementary's episode centering around a secret plan (they promise it was a really, really good plan. really.).
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Feb 04, 2013
I can see a lot of controversy going on about football lol! For the record, not only Europeans enjoy watching football/soccer, it's pretty much a global sport (unlike American football, which is mostly limited to USA).

That been said...

FTW: Supernatural (two great episodes in a row btw).
WTF: Kol's death on Vampire Diaries (hopefully Klaus will get really mad!).
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Feb 04, 2013
I hope he throws another temper-tantrum like he did last season.
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Feb 04, 2013
he is already very mad
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Feb 04, 2013
Yeah, I meant I wanna see the consequences of that! I don't want to see Caroline bring the better, softer side of him or whatever (even though I'm a Klaroline shipper). Interesting things happen when Klaus get mad ;)
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Feb 04, 2013
*gets
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Feb 03, 2013
FTW - New Girl and Levi's episode on Enlightened
FTW & WTF - 30 Rock's Finale, good episode - sad it's over
WTF - Annie's dream on 90210, what an awful episode!
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Feb 03, 2013
Real football is played with the feet. And it's, by far (by really, really far), the most popular and most played sport in the world. What you guys play is nothing more than Rugby v2.0.
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Feb 04, 2013
Woah woah....easy now, that's pretty harsh on Rugby.

axsmedia below, "provide football padding" haha I love that, or you could check out Rugby, where the only padding is a gum shield and the players crush each other for two 40 min halves with only a ten minute break.
Also me and my mates in the UK used to play a yearly American football match with all our American friends on thanksgiving, and we only had a ball.

Don't get me wrong I enjoy all sports, and as fun as it was to stay up to 2am to watch a power cut I did enjoy the Superbowl.
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Feb 05, 2013
I was just joking about Rugby...

Since rugby is older, I thought of american football as a reboot/modification of the rugby game (hence the v2.0 comment and not because I think american football is better than rugby).

Altough the truth is I don't know for sure if american football was originally based on rugby or not. ;)
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Feb 03, 2013
That is merely because all you need to play is a ball. If we could erect basketball hoops, hockey rinks, or provide football padding to these areas things would change. Soccer is not a sport, it's an exercise.
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Feb 03, 2013
Real football, Europe? lol Football is not just a sport popular in Europe, South America and Africa have some of the greatest players. Enjoy your football with commercials every five seconds. I prefer our football with only one break and with the players actually kicking the ball with their feet.
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Feb 03, 2013
Our football is the real football,Americans!!ha,ha.
FTW:Jess and Nick's kiss on New Girl
Joseph Morgan's performance when Klaus watched his brother die and lost it on TVD
Young's comment 'Show's over,Bob.Change the channel' on Grey's Anatomy
WTF:'The end is justifying the means philosophy' on TVD and no one arguing against it (except for Tyler who was not in the ep so it doesn't count)
90210's 'what if' episode.Horrible.
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Feb 03, 2013
I don't watch SNL, but that was very funny.
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Feb 03, 2013
very upset that young justice is cancelled but i could see green lantren getting yanked cause it wasnt good at all
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Feb 03, 2013
FTW: REAL football played all over the world, and those players don't use their HANDS to play FOOTball! What US plays is a kind of Rugby with ARMOURE for sissies ...because the REAL rugby players don't need them!
WTF: Calling FOOTBALL, soccer!!! Sorry US, we have DIBS on the word! You know, FOOTBALL, the most popular game in the world!!!
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Feb 04, 2013
Yeah, well goat's the most popular meat in the world, mango's the most popular fruit in the world...

But honestly, both footgames are boring as hell. I tried to watch the Super Bowl. Went to sleep shortly after the ref said "IT IS HEADS!"
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Feb 03, 2013
WTF to *THIS SITE* erasing any comment typing *THIS SITE'S NAME*?!? Shouldn't TV dot Com be on the "don't erase this comment" list? I just lost my previous post and now I'm sad. Oh wait, it's a pointless internet news comment, never mind, I'm happy again. Still, that's so annoying.

FTW to The Clone Wars for bringing the ultimate Star Wars villain out to clean up the mess. Big Pappa Palpatine brought the hammer down on his former apprentice with style.

FTW to *THIS SITE* for calling out soccer as a lesser-than sport. Now hurry up and get here, 3:30pm PST so I can watch the Niners win another bowl and not have to think about football for another year.

FTW to Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife for getting fed up with being pushed and pulled from all sides to blurt out to the press that she too was a holder of controversial religious belief. That was just an awesome moment with the look on Eli's face as his machinations went up in smoke.

FTW to the strangely hypnotizing stage play that was American Dad: Blood Crieth Unto Heaven.

FTW to Late Late Show's Bone Patrol, it made no sense and it wasn't even that great an execution, but the fact that they went there was outstanding.

WTF to Quagmire marrying an old prostitute and then nearly performing gay sex with Peter to get out of it. Funny but yikes.

WTF to Arrow's Count Vertigo for being neither a count nor dealing with vertigo.

WTF to The Office for pulling a character out of the documentary crew and making him such a large focus of the show in a matter of mere minutes.
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Feb 04, 2013
Thanks, I completely forgot about the :
"FTW to Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife for getting fed up with being pushed and pulled from all sides to blurt out to the press that she too was a holder of controversial religious belief. That was just an awesome moment with the look on Eli's face as his machinations went up in smoke."
Thanks for reminding me/us!

Yeah, WTF with this site about not letting us use a real dot in tv dot com.

I've lost enough messages and posts that now I do Control A and Control C before hitting submit.
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Feb 05, 2013
To be fair I will take the occasional lost post (of which I too have done a few before learning) than those dam work from home super money making spam posts.
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Feb 05, 2013
Notice how those still get through all the time by simply adding a different character to their URL.
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Feb 04, 2013
One of my pet peeves about this weekly column is how it has relatively short memory, anything from late Friday to Tuesday morning generally doesn't make it into the article. I can't entirely fault them, I often have to look over my watched list to spur my memory (thanks TV-com for that tool, super handy for such purpose).

I actually write my replies in Notepad so I won't lose them, but this time I forgot to reload the page to ensure what I was seeing was actually on the page and not just in-browser (which it was).
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Feb 04, 2013
I have to blame my short memory regarding tv shows---hard to keep them all straight when I watch so many. It seems the site also has a short memory.

Anyway, thanks for remember The Good Wife and I love that she said she was an atheist! Definitely a FTW moment.

Notepads a great idea~murphy's law~the time to forget is the time the post gets lost--I've forgot to control A and control V and that's when I lose the post. Of course it only happens with long messages and long posts:-(

It sounds like you are a mac/apple users--that's what I have on my mac. I'll have to see if it works better for me then the other method

good idea about reviewing the "my watched list" to refresh my memory! Thanks for the great suggestion!
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Feb 04, 2013
When there's enough content during the week, it becomes easy to lose track of it all. And when a lot of that content is middling rather than great or terrible, it further gums up the memory.

Actually, I've been PC for decades due to buy-in price and there were some pc engineers in my family back in the day so once in a while I'd get hand-me-down stuff.
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Feb 04, 2013
I nearly forgot about The Office. Good WTF, there. (Honestly, I think it was a brilliant concept, but it's too late to pull it off).
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Feb 04, 2013
Thanks. You make a good point, had this been put into play earlier, it wouldn't have felt as forced, so really it just needed a foundation -- instead of going so hard against the show's built-up foundation.
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Feb 04, 2013
Totally agree. And the saddest part is I feel like the writers kind of wasted the first half of the season. Sure, they set up Jim's new job which might be going somewhere and at least has overarching implications, but they also sent Andy on the most random/ongest boat trip ever, tried to make Pete and Dwight Junior a thing, and set up a Angela/Oscar love triangle.
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Feb 03, 2013
FTW: The cinematography on both Justified and Elementary showed some effort even if the stories weren't the best of the season; the murder of Emma's mother on The Following managed to be shocking, both in how sudden it was and in the characters' reactions to it, even you knew she was a goner as soon as she was introduced. WTF: The Senate confirmation hearing for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense; some of the questions almost sounded like some of the senators were plotting a coup, and since when is fealty to Isreal a prerequisite to serving in the U.S. government?; No mention at all of the bag in Waylon's father's wall or Waldo on Justified; Captain Gregson punching Sherlock in the stomach on Elementary was going a bridge too far, and how are you suspended if you don't get paid for your consulting? Not using someone's services or allowing them access doesn't constitute a suspension; Jim Jeffries' "'50s dad" voice on Legit did nothing for me.
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Feb 03, 2013
I wanna play that Homeland RPG! Love it! :-)
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Feb 03, 2013
Have fun watching guys using drugs,while they deny they don't use any drugs. Yeah right...sport is boring nowdays....and overrated,overpayed,full of frauds,etc. I could go on and on and on...

Either way,you will always be behind Europe time-wise!!! muhahahahahaha
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Feb 03, 2013
Considering in our football we use our feet your argument becomes invalid.
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Feb 03, 2013
What MintberryCrunch said.
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Feb 03, 2013
"REAL football, Europe!"
I like our football, you know the one where you move the ball with your feet, as opposed to picking it up and throwing it......
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Feb 03, 2013
"real" football, where you pick up an egg and throw it around or run around with it in your hands as apposed to European football where you kick an actual ball about with your feet. You Americans crease me up! :-)
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Feb 04, 2013
Ha check above, we both wrote pretty much the same thing at the same time.
Also JT_Kirk below, what are you even talking about? Yea its simple at its core but so is pretty much any sport, and to miss the hidden complexity of it is to show your lack of knowledge on the subject.
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Feb 04, 2013
I pat you on the head for "hidden complexity", that's just darling. Call back when you get a shot clock.
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Feb 05, 2013
Ha, nah we prefer our sports to be continuous and skill being the only means of a "turnover" without the added gimmicks required to make it more interesting.
Also isn't a shot clock Basketball? Play clock in American Football, no? Whilst I enjoy Ameican Football I have little love for the inane boredom of Basketball, might as well just tune in for the last quarter when the game actually gets decided (and begrudgingly so even then) rather than watch two teams score with pretty much every attack, but hey each to their own.
Just don't try and claim Football is simple, maybe at your standard younger levels that most American's play it but their is a huge amount of tactical work going on with the pros, and hidden complexity (might as well earn myself another pat on the head).
Just out of curiosity have you ever watched football at a decent level? And do you have a good understanding? Like for example do you get the rules? Offside?
Not saying that defines whether you understand football, just want to weigh your knowledge of non-American sports vs my (admittedly not expert) knowledge of the American sports. Because so far your comments lead me to believe you may be pretty ignorant of them.
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Feb 05, 2013
Soccer is more similar to the movement in basketball than it is to American Football, that's why I used the example of a shot clock rather than football's play clock. The other major team sports that don't have a play or shot clock in the US are baseball and hockey, and they're enjoying record low turnout and interest.

They teach soccer, baseball, basketball, football, tennis, and volleyball in our public schools, so we know the rules and are forced to play each one whether we like it or not.
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Feb 03, 2013
Your soccer-football can be played by toy robots and parakeets, have fun watching literally anything play your simple game. :-P
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Feb 04, 2013
Simply the best! By the way, 'our' football is an Olympic sport.
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Feb 04, 2013
Yeah, and so is Rhythmic Gymnastics.
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Feb 03, 2013
Yeah, your football is way better;)
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Feb 03, 2013
Any episode of New Girl with True American is a good episode. Also, the Nesstastic kiss.
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Feb 03, 2013
little Alex got me!! "i'm not as dumb as i am"...:))))
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Feb 03, 2013
YOLO was the highlight in the FTW section for me, BUT only after the SURPRISING new girl kiss!! That gave me all kinds off feels and no one can deny those to have chemistry flying all over the place, so will be interesting to see where they take this :)
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Feb 03, 2013
Oh, that kiss... I think I might have to start watching New Girl again.
And I loved YOLO. Absolutely hilarious!
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Feb 03, 2013
FTW: Crassus and Caesar, and basically the entire episode

WTF: That last episode of TVD. I mean, the writing has never been good but this was OUTRAGEOUSLY BAD!!!!!!
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Feb 03, 2013
Iike your "update" from "management"--lol
I had not heard of that yolo clip--funny! Thanks for including it.


FTW: everything from Spartacus (come on Andy don't you have any influence on this list)
FTW: everything from Person of Interest (come on Tim don't you have any influence on this list)
FTW: Jimmy with the snake on his face from Justified
FTW: Michael's artificial hand on Nikita (hey Corey, don't you have influence on this list; yeah, Nikita isn't in my top 30 shows but the hand still deserves a FTW--it probably should of been on the list when Nikita actually did the chopping in the previous episode)
FTW: sheldon on TBBT (and all the character's growth--yes they grew)

both FTW and WTF: Elena's plan of mass genocide on TVD

WTF: no shared screen time with Boyd and Raylan on Justified
WTF: any thoughts of replacing Michael's artificial hand by going to the "dark side"
WTF: the FTW list not having anything from Spartacus or POI (2 of the best shows on tv now with kick ass episodes this week)
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Feb 03, 2013
The Justified "Snake on his face" was last week as was many of Nikita's "Michael's artificial hand" scenes
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Feb 04, 2013
my bad--Jimmy with the snake stuck on his face was from the prior week-you're right!

Michael's hand has been the focus (interpersonal) for the past couple weeks--this week was him learning to accept it and not go into the field and at the end was Birkhoff (sp?) implying to Nikita there may be away to improve (or something) the hand and implied they may have to go to "dark" (bad?). The best FTW for Nikita was 1 or 2 episodes ago when she did the chopping but I think accepting (not sure he has completely) the artificial hand and just having an artificial hand for Michael is FTW imo:)

Thanks for the corrections! my bad:)
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Feb 04, 2013
True, but last week had a bunch of hand scenes as well as him getting very very depressed about it. To the point of using it (as a metal fist) to pound the ever-living heck out of a locker or something.

I agree, it appears that he's accepted it in this week's episode (and we did get the Burkhoff teaser about a possible fix). And thus the "loss of the hand" storyline was a little more engaging this week. But last week, the "dealing with the loss" was solid as well.
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Feb 04, 2013
I really like the artificial hand on him and hope it stays. Not being mean but it's kind of bionic man cool:) Easy for me to say since I'm not the one with it. However I image it could be tweaked to crush metal (tweak it to demolish the locker even more--rip open metal doors and have laser like accuracy--build in a gun...so much cool stuff that isn't a stretch of the imagination. But I do realize everyone would probably want a real hand hence his grief/frustration

sorry for going off topic on the ftw wtf list:-)
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Feb 03, 2013
Oh, and while the kiss itself was cool, I thought this past week's episode of New Girl would've been better off ending that plot with Nick's "Not like this" comment.
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Feb 03, 2013
New Girl was the best this week had to offer, I absolutely loved the kiss! And the Homeland RPG totally cracked me up, great job.
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Feb 03, 2013
So Star Wars: The Clone Wars is ending, Tron: Uprising is ending, and now Young Justice and Green Lantern are ending. It looks like there's a trend away from smarter cartoons. Although I do think that Young Justice has lost it's way and has become a bit convoluted.
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Feb 03, 2013
FTW: Bear welcoming John home on POI
FTW: The amazing episode on POI. So fast paced.
FTW: The girl who played Abby on NCIS awesome acting
FTW: Shelden angry music on the TBBT too awesome for word but so true
FTW: The great plot line on Ripper street.
WTF: Elementary's stupid, boring and predictable spy plot
WTF: Michale still be a jerk on Nikkita.
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Feb 03, 2013
I actually liked the motive for the killings on Elementary.
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Feb 03, 2013
Cheap joke against Europeans (yes, some people read the intro)! Real football is only played with the feet, by the way, hence the name.
FTW: The Americans. Loved it. Keri Russell is the coolest mum in so many ways. And she makes the perfect tiny brownies. ;-)
WTF: The Americans flashback scenes: No one in his forties looks 18, so why didn't they hire young actors for the flashbacks?
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Feb 03, 2013
FTW:
-"The Americans" pilot (and the return of Keri Russell to tv),
-Troian Bellesario and Ashley Benson' performances on PLL
-Stefan stoped himself from daggering Rebekah in VD
-Clyde in "Elementary"

WTF:
-No Caroline and Tyler in VD again.
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Feb 03, 2013
Yolo was very well done. Good on SNL.
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Feb 03, 2013
Pff... 'real' football, guys? You mean to tell me that between a sport where you use your feet to kick the ball like... once in a blue moon compared to a sport which is basically entirely played by feet it's 'yours' that is 'real' ? Thought provoking to say the least.

Can we really still infer that there is character growth on TBBT? Come on... we're past that.
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Feb 03, 2013
I agree with these FTWs:
- Enlightened. Luke Wilson did some really good work in this episode.
- Happy Endings. The Usual Suspects reference was hilarious, but so were most of the other jokes too.
- New Girl. If I was one to use the word "cute", I would use it about Nick and Jess. And the drinking game was an added bonus.
And I'm adding these:
- Suburgatory. The many unusually suggestive jokes, for example, Ryan giving it to his mom while she is asking for his balls, Sheila wanting to have girl-on-girl with Tessa and Jill never opening her bud to Noah. Yes, I obviously like infantile humour.
- Troian Bellisario's performance on Pretty Little Liars.
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Feb 03, 2013
The Americans and their soundtrack. Wonderful all around. A worthy recipient of AHS time slot
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Feb 03, 2013
FTW: 30 Rock finale, while I agree not perfect, it was a satisfying ending to one of my favorite shows.
WTF: The cancellation of Young Justice
FTW:The Walking Dead returns in a week, and Community returns Thursday.
WTF: Not many real FTWs for me this week.
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Feb 03, 2013
WTF: Young Justice and Green Lantern are canceled
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Feb 03, 2013
I totally agree on The Americans' soundtrack. Wonderful!

And by the way, american football is NOT real football, it's just Rugby with a Halloween costume! :)
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Feb 03, 2013
What's real football? Is it like real tennis?
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Feb 03, 2013
I was going to thumbs up until you got to the football costume. Now, I'm gonna flag ya. J/K
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Feb 03, 2013
Is it that good, I wasn't really interested in The Americans, but I love great scores on TV? I may have to check it out.
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Feb 03, 2013
@layton: it wasn't good. It was spectacular.
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