FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (January 26)

Even though we're still wearing Hammerpants, Jimmy'Z shorts, Hypercolor T-shirts, sideways ponytails, and 'Roos shoes, we understand that styles change and that looks are everything. So below you'll notice that we've tinkered with the format a bit, changing the style of this weekly feature to keep up with modern times. So please excuse our dust, our rubber cement, and our snot (we ran out of rubber cement)! We think it looks better, do you? Let us know in the comments, as soon as you're done checking out what we liked and didn't like about the last seven days of TV!



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Workaholics comes back swinging


Pop Quiz, Hot Shots: The best part of the Season 4 premiere was A) a baby shower rolling on molly, B) Adam's rainbow fur boots, C) the Ders Effect, D) Blake's synthetic neon dreads, or E) all of the above. (Answer: E)


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Suburgatory adopts Victor Ha


In an effort to fill the Ryan-shaped void in their hearts, the Shays went kid shopping this week—literally—and came home with a fun (and "talented," according to his T-shirt) new character who promises to add a whole new layer to the family dynamic (assuming he sticks around, of course). Welcome to Chatswin, Victor! Not only was the show's adoption commentary spot-on, but now that Bionicles are a worthy dinnertime discussion topic, Lisa may finally have an ally at home.


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Broad City adds new lady parts to Comedy Central


Comedy Central is like the Augusta Golf Course of cable channels with its focus on the male demographic (Inside Amy Schumer is a notable exception), but that changed a bit this week the exceptional debut of Broad City. The Amy Poehler-produced companion to the brodacious Workaholics proved that its two leading ladies (Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Garzer) aren't afraid to get as dirty as the boys as Abbi and Ilana had meaningless sex, drank to excess, and nearly whored themselves out for weed. The show will make a fine addition to Comedy Central's great slate of original programming. 


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Sleepy Hollow goes to crazy town in its finale

The time for thinking rationally about Sleepy Hollow rationally is through. We've embraced its ridiculously fun mythology and accepted the fact that if you think too hard about it, your brain might explode. But even if we'd tried, the idea that Henry Parish is actually Jeremy Crane, who is actually the second Horseman of the Apocalypse, is something we never would've seen coming, and we rather like it that way. We didn't even mind the cliffhanger endings that "Bad Blood" had in store for all the characters, because the show's story thus far has been so damn entertaining. Congratulations on a fun first season, Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills. We're very excited to see where you go in Season 2.


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The Vampire Diaries celebrates 100 episodes with a parade of familiar faces

Instead of complaining that Katherine hijacking Elena's body was too obvious of a storyline to be all that surprising, we're choosing to fondly wave to all the familiar faces who returned for the series' milestone 100th episode. Aunt Jenna, John Gilbert, and Elijah all appeared as illusions created by Damon to torture Katherine (why couldn't Elijah show up for real,  though?), while Klaus and Rebekah took a vacation from all their problems in N'awlins to make googly eyes at people in Mystic Falls. Vicki showed up to tell Matt he had bad taste in women (lies!), and Alaric materialized mainly to break our hearts and make us punch things when the Damon and Alaric bromance was eventually taken away from us once again. Tyler arrived just in time to remind us he wasn't actually dead, and Emily Bennett swooped in one more time to remind us that we should all be on alert, because she might actually be immortal. So many old pals! And yet the show couldn't even find time to work in Kol? J/K, Kol's terrible. Congrats on 100 episodes, TVD!


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Austrian TV mashes up the NFL and Game of Thrones

We love football! And we love Game of Thrones! So obviously we love this (probably) trademark-breaking promotion for last week's playoffs in the style of the Game of Thrones intro that aired on Austrian television. Good thing it isn't real, however, because we'd all be devastated when Peyton Manning was killed in Episode 9.


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The Goldbergs gets its boogie on

The show is always best when it gets down to its family TV basics, and "You Opened the Door" pulled off the "mom chaperones the school dance" story with charming aplomb. The highlight? Beverly, who continues to rise through the ranks as the show's best character, teaching Adam to dance... and then trying to slow dance with him.


FTW:

Community bids Troy goodbye

We knew this day was coming. We prepared ourselves. But in the end, it didn't matter. Community didn't have a lot of time to carry out Donald Glover/Troy's departure, but "Geothermal Escapism" said goodbye to the character in probably the best way the show knows how. Sure, the show once again dipped into the "Greendale goes nuts taking a game SO SERIOUSLY" well, but it was still lots of fun, and that ending? Wonderful.


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Banshee brings in Hood's "son"


In a moment that Banshee fans have been waiting for and perhaps dreading since the pilot, this week's episode finally injected the real Lucas Hood's soon into the story mix. Guns were pulled, threats were made, and honor among criminal-y dirtbag types was shared. This thread is just getting started, but it's already quite compelling.


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Chris Traeger's been reading up on nipples


"Farmers Market" was an all-around strong episode of Parks and Recreation, and choosing one FTW to highlight was tough: There were exotic dancers making vegetable puns! Johnny and April Karate may've just stumbled onto a new business idea! Billy Eichner's hilarious Craig character got a little extra (and well-deserved) screen time! And Ann and Chris both had the chance to deliver some great lines in their penultimate episode as residents of Pawnee. Rashida Jones was great as an aggro preggo lady (monster in the window!), but Rob Lowe really stole the show with his perfectly paced tongue-twisters about possible pimples on Ann's... boob hats.


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Friendship for New Girl's Coach and Winston is something we can get "behind!"


What started out as Coach jeering at our dear Winnie with a kazoo and (d)evolved into an amazing Top Chef-style bake-off ended with a sweet reconciliation between the two characters when their cakes symbolically "merged" in the oven. Here's hoping we're headed for more storylines where those two can be funny and get along. 


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Supernatural finally gets around to the story of Cain and Abel

...and unsurprisingly, Cain and Dean got along about as well as two dudes with an excess of sibling issues would, which is to say, "rather well-ish"? Basically, Supernatural completely rewrote the classic tale of the biblical brothers, this time featuring 100 percent more Lucifer. And despite gaining the title "father of murder" and training the nightmarish Knights of Hell, Cain (Psych's Timothy Omundson!) proved to be somewhat of a new ally in the fight against Abaddon because it's not like Dean was going to take a hint and GTFO out of Cain's unibomber cabin with rumors of a super-dooper killing blade floating around. So Cain passed his magical mark to Dean and Dean and Crowley are on the hunt for Cain's "first blade" and the potential for magical demon-slaying Dean is just too much awesome to bear. Also, since Cain made Dean pinky swear to come back and kill him later, we're sure we'll be seeing Omundson and his glorious mountainman beard again soon.


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Grimm's Monrosalie are engaged!


Monroe proposed with a cuckoo clock because of course he did. It was adorable and Rosalee said yes and everything is beautiful and nothing hurts. (Well, aside from that time Rosalee met her new future in-laws and realized they're old-school in the way that your subtly racist billion-year-old grandma won't come right out and say she hates her new neighbors because they rock a little more melanin than the previous ones... except in Monroe's parents' case, they did come right out and say it.) 




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The Real World Ex-plosion makes us scared for our future

The newest edition of MTV's staple reality show hasn't even unveiled its big twist yet—the contestants' exes don't move in until next week—but the seven residents who are in the house right now are already offering up the kind of reality garbage that's hard to look away from. These kids are HORRIBLE idiots with no sense of decency or modesty, they can't handle their liquor, and they f*ck like drunk bunnies. Those two in the picture above? Totally boned each other on their second night of living together. In bear costumes. Awful! Now hand over the popcorn and start the next episode!!!


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Klondike is gorgeous... and only okay

Discovery took a few days off from telling us that mermaids and mega-sharks are real to air a six-hour miniseries starring Robb Stark, and while the exterior shots of the Yukon were frickin' beautiful and some of the extravagant mining-town sets really popped, the rest was just sorta... okay? A good first effort, but we still expected more.


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FX teases The Strain and it really is just a tease

So you think YOU are excited about the network's upcoming vampire drama from Guillermo del Toro? Not as much as we are, and that's why this new promo for it had us so excited... and then kinda disappointed once we actually watched it. 


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The Mindy Project drops the "will they" hammer on its "will they or won't they" pairing, and then splits


Halfway through Season 2, The Mindy Project often still feels like a hodgepodge of great performers, decent ideas, and Mindy Kaling's make-out wishlist, but credit where credit is due: The show mostly earned the big Danny-Mindy kiss. And now it's going to be off the air for approximately 10 weeks. That's harsh, Fox. 




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Opposite Worlds is breaking its players

Syfy's Big Brother rip-off splits its contestants between two worlds: a high-tech futuristic one that looks like A Clockwork Orange's Milk Bar, and a primitive one that looks like the line for Disneyland's Splash Mountain. But the whole show might be a death trap. In the first physical challenge, some spaz broke another contestant's leg with an illegal move, and another woman sprained her finger in a different sanctioned tussle. Ummm, maybe set some rules before you send two fame whores into combat with each other, or let this mayhem go all the way and make it a no-holds-barred adult Hunger Games.


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Seriously, how did Betrayal last a full season?

The ABC soap-suck ended its first season on Sunday with a 0.4 rating among treasured 18-34 year olds. Among the shows that did better than that? According to Vulture's Joe Adalian, a rerun of Tosh.0, reruns of Law & Order, and a Nick at Nite airing of Full House. Yikes.


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Esquire's review of Looking

The online arm of the notoriously metrosexual and fiercely heterosexual men's magazine's published "A Straight Man's Guide to HBO's Looking," labeling the series as a gay Sex and the City, bemoaning the lack of "fun" sex, and warning would-be viewers that the female friend character doesn't get naked. Esquire apologized that the piece's "attempt at humor" didn't come across as the writer intended, but we all know that's because it missed the mark. Look, we know we're walking a line by calling out another site for the content of their reviews, but let this be a reminder to all of us that sometimes it's better to either skip the review altogether or hand it off to someone who can write about a show with a more level head, and without resorting to cheap jokes that come off as homophobic.


WTF:

You gotta keep up with your shows, J.Law!

The actress had the end of Homeland's third season spoiled for her on the SAG Awards red carpet, and even though we're generally pretty stubborn when it comes to watching TV in a timely manner, aw man, we really do feel for her. It was kind of an accident since that reporter on the left didn't hear the part where Lawrence said she's only watched two seasons, but... ouch. 


WTF:

The Following's creepy new twins


The Following returned this week (oh dear lord, The Following returned this week) and a bunch of people got stabbed on the subway and now the cult members wear Joe Carroll masks and Emma's got a pink mohawk and Carroll himself is alive and not even a speeding cab can take Ryan Hardy down. But the most WTF aspect of the Season 2 premiere was the introduction of Mark and Luke, the ridiculous set of twins who danced with a dead body and punished one of their peers by karate-chopping him in the throat and then making him stand in a corner like a five-year-old who pulled the dog's tail. Like, what's those guys' deal? What's the show's deal? You know what, don't even try to answer that; at the very least, this season should be wholly entertaining, for better or for worse. 


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


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The only FTW that really matters is the Sleepy Hollow finale. Nothing else is on the same continent.
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WTF: Billy Eichner. He's the worse.
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FTW: 'BANSHEEEEEEEE' - Siobhan and Hood hitting the sheets after she once again patches him up after a brawl. Its always tricky putting two characters you want to see together - together - but this one just played out over the course of this series beautifully and it works. Trieste Kelly Dunn's Dept. Siobhan continues to climb the ranks of the best characters in this amazingly awesome series.


FTW: Tim Omundson as Cain on 'Supernatural' was awesome.

FTW: Ron Perlman fresh off being killed off of one F/X show returns in all his glory as 'Ramon Limon' on 'Archer'. Seth Mcfarlane needs to take notes from Adam Reed on how to keep an animated adult comedy fresh. 'Archer: Vice' is just too awesome. Pam already addicted to the cocaine - hilarity ensues.


FTW: 'Psych' continuing to prove that USA is ridiculously stupid for not buying another year of the greatest comedy this network has produced. Hope 'Modern Family' reruns are worth it. With Michael C. Hall on board this season, they should at least find a guest spot for Tony Shaloub so that you'd have actors from the three best original shows USA ever produced going out together in a way. Once the lights go down on 'Psych' USA can take their 'Modern Family' reruns and their crappy dramas that just seem to repeat in cycles (seriously, how f'in stupid has 'White Collar' become?) .... and go SUUUUUUUCK it.


FTW: 'Reign' is back with a vengeance and the wonderful Adelaine Kane continues to be the best find of any network this season. Best Actress on any show thus far and on a CW show to boot. Who'dathunkit?

WTF: Kondike was like a really no really shi!!y 'Deadwood' and nothing more. You always have to be suspicious when a program (and its network) is shoving pro Christian message directly down your throat in an extremely boring six hour mini about the gold rush in Dawson City. Just garbage. I felt bad for Abbie Cornish who was the most interesting character in the story. You kept wanting to hit Richard Madden and Sam Shepard's characters up side the head with a shovel for six hours.

WTF: 'Arrow' hitting a rough patch with the story involving the albatross that's been plaguing this show from the beginning - Katie Cassidy's 'Laurel'. You were doing so well this year show. Time to cut bait and just get rid of 'Laurel'. Everything else is working well (except some of the Roy story) and coming into focus. I'm hoping when Katrina Law hits this show, Laurel becomes a footnote character only mentioned in passing.


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BOOB HATS was hilarious
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I doubt I would care about being spoiled if I was meeting Damien Lewis.

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I watched Community 5 times already. Proclaiming it Best Community Episode/Any Episode ever. As for the new format, I notice are the mini ftw and wtf above the pictures.
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FTW: Reign is back!
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WTF??? Other series brodcast new episodes after Sleepy Hollow? Seriously?!?!?
I went in to a coma after John Noble turend from Walter to Walternate ... Awsome Finale!!!
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"The online arm of the notoriously metrosexual and fiercely heterosexual men's magazine's published "A Straight Man's Guide to HBO's Looking," labeling the series as a gay Sex and the City, bemoaning the lack of "fun" sex, and warning would-be viewers that the female friend character doesn't get naked."

I haven't read the review, but just from the way this sentence is composed, it looks like you're referring to three separate jokes: one that labels the series as a gay Sex and the City, one that bemoans the lack of "fun" sex, and one that warns would-be viewers that the female friend character doesn't get naked.

Like I said, I haven't read the review, but, from this wording, at least jokes #2 and #3 sound like the writers were probably making fun of themselves. Heterosexual men aren't allowed to poke fun at their own machismo anymore?
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man i do feel for Jennifer Lawrence. I mean seriously the girl was wigging out over meeting Damien Lewis. I don't know how I would be able to keep my composure after that.
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Timothy Omundson deserves a huge FTW for his role as Cain in Supernatural. Seriously, he was so awesome in the last episode.
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I think it's kind of uncool to call out another site's reviews because you don't agree with what they said, a review is the opinion of whoever wrote it, and that's half of what this site does so to criticize someone else's criticism is in poor taste if you ask me. No matter how offensive.
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1) Isn't that just what you did?
2) If I read it correctly, TV.COM isn't disagreeing with the opinion so much as the tone and the insensitivity of it. It was an attempt at edgy comedy and it didn't come off.
3) Chillax.
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My heart swells with the love you guys are giving Sleepy Hollow. Even asses like AICN are being fair. But you all are fantastic. For a show I laughed at because of the premise - it is my favorite TV since FRINGE. It has me hooked into the mytharc almost as much as L O S T did in it's heyday. And just a Thank You to all of you who liked the reviews I did. I am going to miss this show so much. I promise you plenty on Almost Human as we head into the home stretch.
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The only thing I've watched this week was Sleepy Hollow... and it was effing amazing.
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Nobody's going to mention Revenge's biggest WTF moment in show history of the possibility that Emily slept with Conrad? Come on people.
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FTW: The Two hour Season Finale of Sleepy Hollow and our minds are still blown over Jermey/Henry
FTW: Psych great remake of their first episode.
FTW: Supernatural simply because of Timothy Omundson and the great story line.
FTW: The great proposal of Monroe and Roselle on Grimm.
FTW/WTF: The Blacklist keeps getting better and better because I loved that Malik was the mole and I loved Red's warehouse of Nerds. However what I didn't care for was the boring plot where the FBI acted like they had no clue about what to do and I also didn't care for the part where the woman was tasked with seducing Tom, whoever sent her and for some odd reason I am leaning towards Red for sending her.


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FTW- Britta's performance in Community. The "floor" argument with Jeff and her riding the bubble were priceless.
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TVD's 100th episode gets a FTW and the Originals this week doesn't? Fail. I get that it was its 100th episode, but it still paled in comparison to Davina on the Originals this week.
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FTW:
Teen Wolf was awesome (is it just me or does Teen Wolf get missed off this list far too often?)
Supernatural because... everything said above!
Trophy Wife's Diane and Hillary preparing for a sleep over with mulled cider and amuse-bouche and for entertainment both of Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth's and The Aviator in case they want to get crazy!
Community saying goodbye to Childish Tycoon and Britta brings new meaning to the term "Britta-ed it"
Banshee is always awesome.

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Chicago PD has yet again left me wondering if it's any good or not... and Sophia Bush as a cop? I'm not sure how convinced I am but she's definitely hot.

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The Blacklist's worst episode since the pilot.
Helix wasting it's potential - the writing is very poor!
Rake wasn't particularly bad, but it certainly wasn't good. The next House it is not.
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The only reason I can ever think that Teen Wolf isn't on the weekly list is either that A) everyone knows it's super awesome and so it doesn't even need to be, or B) it's so good that it's just expected to be good, and so we don't realize its awesomeness, relatively-speaking.
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I was wondering that myself, but if that's the case how does Game of Thrones ever make the list? I just don't think it's given the respect it deserves.
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FTW: Siobhan from Banshee kicking ass this Season!!!


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FTW: Alexandra Daddario - True Detective!!!! and Justified new women!!!
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Oh, I forgot to mention.....on The Vampire Diaries, why wasn't Elijah there for real? On top of that. he wasn't there very long either.
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FTW- Sleepy Hollow confirming my suspicions and yet manages to still surprise me with the finale. I KNEW Moloch would revive Jeremy in the finale Darla-style (the "I have a son" storyline would've been absolutely pointless had the writers decided to keep him dead) but what I WASN'T expecting was that Jeremy was already running around alive and well for over a decade as the Sin Eater AND he was the Horseman of War. That was a fantastic reveal and I definitely will be tuning in to season 2.

-Supernatural getting the last laugh with the Beliebers after Jared made fun of Justin Bieber, causing Bieber's fans to go up in arms and call for a boycott. There was even an internet critic who thought the boycott would directly result in the show getting canceled. But Supernatural casted Lassie as Caine, and the show had the highest ratings since 2010. Come on, Beliebers. The show survived the clusterf#ck that was season 6, killing off Cas AND Bobby in season 7 (though Cas got better) and the damn Sam/Amelia Flashbacks of season 8. Did you REALLY think boycotting the show would end it after one week?

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Dracula season finale... I'm just amazed at the stupidity of the main characters. Drac turns Lucy into a vampire and she does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, Van Helsing goes bonkers and destroys Drac's sunlight serum just as his plan A is getting back on track, then decides to off Drac at the end of the episode, Harker kills the man responsible for calling the hit on his fiance, then joins the man's club and willingly sabotages his boss's device that ends up LEVELING A CITY BLOCK, and Lady Jayne, despite setting up a pretty clever plan of hunting vamps in teams, takes on Dracula himself WITH NO BACKUP! (How the hell was she thinking that she could fight the vampire king himself when she STATED that the soldier vampires seemed to be getting stronger and therefore teams of 2 or 3 were needed to attack a nest.) Seriously, the stupidity of the last two episodes and ESPECIALLY this episode is mind numbing. Harker is SUPPOSED to be the nice guy "safe" hero as opposed to Dracula's bad boy man of mystery, but this series has made Harker so unlikable that Mina's decision to run away with Drac was made black and white instead of gray like most media (the good ones at least) would have it to be. Yes, Drac killed people, a few of them innocent, but he didn't level a CITY BLOCK to take revenge against one man! (And don't give me the "he didn't know" line. If he really was ashamed of his actions he would accept responsibility, but the last scene makes it clear he blames Dracula for the explosion and Mina breaking up with him and wants him dead.) Oh, and the MOST frustrating thing about the finale was that Van Helsing killed Renfield, the only sane man in the entire series and Drac's voice of reason. If season 2 does happen (it doesn't look good right now) I'm expecting the stupid to be cranked up to 11, since the "good guys" are all evil, the "villain" is the knight in shining armor, and Lucy the Lesbian Vampireis still just sitting in her bed, sulking.
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You're making me go look this up. Funny, I would expect Jensen to say something goofy... or maybe I am just confusing Dean and his alter ego Ackles.

BTW. Still trips me out Jared married Ruby #2 (Genevieve Cortese) and they just had a son. Must have been an interesting 4th season when they worked together and met!
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The French Mistake- the one of only four GOOD episodes of season 6 (Clap Your Hands If You Believe and Frontierland being the other two, along with Weekend at Bobbys, the highest rated post-Golden Era episode) and hilariously points out the fact that yes, Jared is married to Genevieve.
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I think I just said that (Jared and Gen).

post-Golden Era - I shall be stealing that in reference to seasons 1-5. That is AWESOME!
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FTW: Reign -- I totally did not see that twist coming (Mary and Bash getting engaged + all of the other stuff). I'm surprised that wasn't listed!

FTW: SPN was SO good with the Cain and Abel Story and one of the few episodes where Sam and Dean don't have any scenes together. And, the bromance with Sam and Cass. (what's funny is that SPN won best TV Bromance at the People's Choice Awards this year). Aww, so good!

FTW: Sleepy Hollow
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WTF to all the comment spam in this article already.

Broad City was 7 minutes of no laughs, I bailed. Amy Schumer may be grotesque and cliche, but at least she has both cheap laughs and a few smart ones - Broad City had neither.

FTW to Rick & Morty and the Mister Meeseeks - "Look at me!" - with a pair of mind-blowing storylines that delivered so many laughs I had to rewatch scenes to hear dialogue. I fear Adult Swim might pull the plug on this show, I really hope they don't, it's a winner at a time when they are struggling with content.

FTW to Community for sending Troy off with a big event episode that still had heart. I thought it came off restrained and yet I am seeing a lot of folks who felt it a tearjerker.

WTF to Psych's revisit of a season 1 episode, it was a cute attempt and changing the whodunit was wise, but the original was so much tighter in both the mystery and the humor, this was far more all over the place.

WTF to Arrow's especially awful action cinematography in an episode with some surprisingly decent cinematography in other scenes. The fight choreography is bad enough as it is, don't work harder to ruin it.

FTW to @Midnight's first 2 episodes this week, Arden Myrin/Rob Huebel/Al Madrigal was top shelf hilarity, and then taken up a notch the next day with Weird Al//Scott Aukerman/Brian Posehn being totally hilarious. After those 2 episodes, the only other highlight to reach that level was Horatio Sanz's "The Diarrhea of Anne Frank" walk-off moment on Thursday.

A mild WTF to Archer for this Archer Vice storyline, first off the season premiere spoiled a lot of this stuff already, but secondly it's just not fitting that well with the tone of the show, it reminds me a lot of the last season of their other show, Sealab 2021, when it just went off the rails.
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FTW: Black Sails pilot. It cinematography was gorgeous and Toby Stephens killed it as Captain Flint.

Also, I am not over Troy leaving Community. I know Harmon & Co. will make that hurt go away.
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FTW: Nothing topped this week's episode of Reign this week. THIS is what writing is all about. Just brilliant reveals and complex situations. Loved everything about it and Adelaide Kane is a GODDESS!
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WTF: The absolute bombardment of spam in these comment sections as of late. Every other post at the moment is about sitting at home while earning $893243299.
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We rely on Development's help to not have it posted here in the first place. :)
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I know this is a favorite topic, but as we've explained in multiple threads, we have chosen to allow user comments to be posted immediately without a review period. This results in spam coming through, but with help from users we've built an efficient system for removal that we continue to improve upon.
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In fact, another spam post just went up on one of my posts in the time it took me to write that last post. :( A ".com" filter or a "http" filter or a "//" filter would have caught it.
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And we certainly appreciate staff's efforts to remove the spam. But that basically makes anyone who puts up a new community post a policeman. The time I spend having to patrol and flag my posts is time I don't have to write more stuff for tv.com. :)
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There also doesn't seem to be a limit on how often someone can post. The forums, you can't create more than three new threads in 15 minutes. But to paraphrase Star Trek, a single man can post a thousand spams in an hour. :)

Anybody who is or was a first level user, raise your hands if you would have a problem with a limit on how much you could post in the first 24 hours of your membership?
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I don't think anyone is arguing for a review period on postings. Maybe a review period on suspicious new IDs. Anything that ends in a number, for instance.

I haven't signed up for a new account recently, obviously, but if you still have to provide an email, a review period on suspicious emails would also help.

Otherwise, as I noted below, filtering content seems to be the way to go. Presumably the system filters out obscenities, there is usually about 20-25 major keywords and their variants (". c o m" rather than ".com") that would net 50-75% of the spam.
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Thanks for answering Pat. I know that it is tough. But there has to be ways of making it hard enough to join us that spammers won't take the time to sign up. I assume they are banned immediately - but it seems way to easy. I'll see the same user name posting 5 or 6 comments

Not the end of the world. No worries. But as someone who posts articles, I really want to answer comments. It just gets old. I appreciate you guys doing what you can.
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Amen, Gislef. I try to respond to comments on the reviews I wrote for Almost Human and the Sleepy Hollow finale. 3/4 of my notifications just end up being spam. Very frustrating.
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The Vampire Diaries: Seeing Alaric again! it made me squeal with glee and broke my heart at the exact same time...i never realized how MUCH i loved the Damon/Alaric scenes until they were gone:(

Teen Wolf: Hot girl conversation between Scott/Stiles/Isaac was just priceless...also loved Lydia realizing she needed to scream to figure stuff out when it was 'on the tip of my tongue'...just LOVED the coach going crazy about the prank then accidentally breaking the only real gift he got...i hope they never get rid of him..i adore him soooo much:)

Grimm: My favorite vesen got engaged...awwwwwwwww!!!

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The Blacklist: i liked that Malik was the mole and that he'll probably turn her to his spy..and i have no idea why but i freakin' love his little warehouse of nerds and would love to see them back, but by the same token, the FBI, which are often portrayed as not geniuses on this show, were especially dense...normally i don't care but it just went too far and annoyed me this week.
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goodbergs, banshee, and even some moments of the tomorrow people.

Wtf.. Most everything else, especially the media reaction to Justin bieber.
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yeaaaah Austrian Tv is on the list ;) (some people dont even know where Austria is)
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the funny thing is, I saw this spot on tv and thought 'if we were living in the US, this would go on tv.com's FTW list'
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haha and it did ;)
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haha pooor J.Law
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Psych's Remake? One of the best episodes they have done.

All that is Banshee

Helix killed off its dumbest character with Pam/Doreen. Hopefully bringing a promise to be the only show to kill off its dumb characters in a timely manner.
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That would be awesome. I kept stabbing my TV screen trying to kill Pam/Doreen (Poreen?) since the pilot. Problem is, Mate, the way all these characters are written, the rats and virus will be the only characters left by midseason.
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Very cool - I'm not the only one who thinks Catherine Lemieux (RIP Doreen) looks a lot like I imagine Pam Poovey would look like if 'Archer' wasn't animated. I realize the writing leaves a lot to be desired but if they'd have just played off on that fact a smidge it could have been great.
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glad you are on the banshee-wagon;-) I hope you understand why some of us went nuts last year with invasion of the site with BANSHEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now it is reviewed;-P
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Yeah, but its being reviewed by Cory, pretty much the worst writer on this entire site who doesn't believe in things like spelling, fact checking, humor, episode watching, etc...
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Episode watching. LOL. Litterally just spat out my Dt Dew.


But Sanity - that seems more common than not these days on many sites. I just read a review of Star Trek Into Darkness where a major point ripping it was "The Enterprise" crashing into San Francisco. If you pay even a little attention, you know that is wrong. Not saying it shouldn't be panned... but if it is your JOB - pay attention to what you are watching.
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It is quite good.
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While I do feel bad for Jennifer Lawrence that would actually be FTW because it was hilarious.
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FTW:
Being Human- Vampires knowing when Werewolf's are on their period
Sherlock - The wedding and Sherlock's stories
AHS: Coven - Fiona got what was coming to her
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And the 2 man bachelor party. Drunk Sherlock. LOL
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FTW: Like about half the posts below - Teen Wolf (hottest girl conversation, Isaac yelping when he got shocked, dad walking in on Allison and Isaac, Stiles and Lydia, well just the whole episode). Was Price asleep at the switch this week when you did the FTW?

WTF: New format. Seriously. You need to now label every single para? Were people getting confused? If so that is a bit sad. Seriously. Plus you haven't added an edit feature to your new format. Seriously?!?
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Broad City was hilarious, and I actually kind of liked the creepy twins on The Following; however the rest of the episode was COMPLETELY ridiculous.
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Teen Wolf: The hottest girl conversation.
Arrow: Laural finally getting in on stuff. I never hated her really but I'm just glad she has something to do.
Parks: Agree with that nipple conversation. And Ron "This is an excellent rectangle"
That Game of Thrones/NFL promo was awesome. They should have aired in the US, or redo it for the Superbowl.
Vampire Diaries: all around awesome but I loved seeing all the old characters.

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The Following: I don't know why I watch this show. I think I enjoy seeing how much of a shitfest it is. But it is so bad.
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j7k8 - I don't know how you do it. I tried last season - outside of ridiculous shock value, nothing interested me. I could not wrap my head around the premise. The most charismatic sociopaths can get folks to off themselves, but outside of Manson (and only a couple of his many followers would kill for him) I can't think of how anyone is that powerful that folks would brutally murder. And no one throw out Hitler and such because they killed for the "cause" not the person.

I love the silliness of Sleepy Hollow and the like because it's fun. Shows like this are all dark and sick and awful AND stupid. Just not my thing. But hell - I still watch Homeland - so WTF?
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Broad City is awful, so is Amy Schumer. If that means labeling Comedy Central a boys club to get these turds off the air, I'm for it. The Ben Show > both combined
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FTW: Arrow and Teen Wolf (awsome!!!!)

WTF: The Blacklist (the episode was kind of meh and I didn't care for the part where the woman was tasked with seducing Tom, whoever sent her)
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FTW: Klondike (I don't care if its only okay: Winter is coming and Robb is alive to see it)

FTW/WTF: Henry, yet another evil son, now on Sleepy Hollow (please stay Crane Jr.!)

WTF: Monroe finally proposes and I missed it?! (Help me Obi-Wan DVR, you're my only hope!)
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you are not the only one who missed the proposal, but I do have DVR and I knew it was coming from last week's previews. I just try to avoid info and the review about the show. I went right past the FTW spot on here without reading more than i needed too (just the title). I tend to be behind on most shows, and it can make it hard some days to navigate this site.
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Its still leaps and bounds better than EW.com or TWOP.com (those would spoil you on principle)
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How the bloody heck did Allison's dad busting her and Isaac on Teen Wolf wasn't in there?!?

Seriously?!?

Can I talk to you a moment? In my office - Where I keep MY GUNS!!!
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Well, Teen Wolf is just awesome every week. The whole column could be teen wolf, but I guess thats just not fair to all the other shows...
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FTW: This week's double dose of Dan Harmon is full of awesome. Community did a great job giving closure to Troy and Abed's relationship, and sending Troy off on a solid note, while having another great concept episode. And Rick and Marty had its best episode yet, with some great humor, and one scene that may be controversial (for very good reason), but which I think was handled very well. It also gave new depth to Rick's relationship with Morty. Not to mention the idea of Mr. Meeseeks is simply brilliant and brought a lot of the episode's biggest laughs.
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IMO, every episode of Rick and Morty has been solid and this week's was certainly no exception. It's become a new favorite. I love the (often dense) artwork, the plots and even the voices, about which several people initially complained. I have no idea what its ratings have been but I hope they've been good enough to warrant [adult swim] paying for more.

Special mention goes to the way "Rick and Morty" is written at the end of each opening, which immediately brought to mind another favorite cartoon, the great Invader ZIM.
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I agree. While I was a little worried the series might get a bit old after watching the first episode (which I did like a lot), each episode has gotten stronger, with this episode being my favorite.
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OMG The Mindy Project! How you gotta do me like that? Every time I re-watch that episode its so bitter sweet. The kiss juxtaposed with Back in April....WTF!!! Not cool dude. Not cool.
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FTW:
"Parenthood" continuing its streak of just being awesome. Don't get me wrong, I think Joel's being an idiot, but this isn't outside of his character, and this show continues to be one of the single most realistic shows to ever air on TV.
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Funny how everybody wonder, why Elijah didn't go to see Katherine for real? I mean WHY?
I still don't know why Rebekah was there,I mean, yes, to remind me why she and Matt are so cute, but that's has nothign to do with the episode's plot, at leat Klaus had and excuse, although he ended up havind sex with Caroline (good for them, it was about damn time) , he did have unresolved issues with Katherine, and so did Elijah.

I'm literally can't imagine Parks and Rec without Chris, I mean I love Ann, but Chris personality is just the best. I'm so NOT ready for them leaving Pawnee. Also Ron Swanson and his musical rectagle was the best.

I'm glad Coach is slowly fitting in New Girl. I wan thim and Winston to resolve their issues in a funny way!

Mindy and Danny, finally! Waiting ten weeks is just WRONG.

I'm still crying over Troy's departure. Will miss you T-Bone!


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- Sleepy Hollow. Lovely season finale.
- Community. I loved the episode, but Troy's sendoff in particular.
- Helix. Didn't care for the episode as a whole, but I like the new developments with Hatake and Julia.
- Banshee. This show is has awesome sauce poured all over it.
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Should of had FTW Dracula finale (opens so many interesting doors) & was so surprising
FTW Reign had the most unexpected twist!
WTF/FTW Helix the infected do not attack Hatake Whaaaaaaaat??

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FTW: Deathstroke's costume on Arrow.

WTF: In order to make a Laurel-focused episode of Arrow, every other character had to be dumb as nails to make her look good. Seriously, Arrow? Seriously?

FTW: SLEEPY HOLLOW'S SEASON FINALE!!

WTF: ...It was Sleepy Hollow's season finale! How many months until it comes back???
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Yessss about Deathstroke costume & Sleepy Hollow
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You've missed the irony of casting Timothy Omundsen in that role, when he pretty much played Jesus in Xena: Warrior Princess. XD
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