FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (January 9 - 15)

The universe kicked us all in the guts with the double-whammy loss of David Bowie and Alan Rickman. We imagine it's been hard to pay attention to shows when you're playing "Lazarus" on repeat and marathoning all eight Harry Potter films. Maybe the small piece of good news to come out of this terrible-cancer-is-the-absolute-worst-week is that we kept tabs for you. We do what we can. 

Now let's see what we liked and didn't like from the week in TV.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't finished watching this week's new episodes (of iZombie, American Horror Story: Hotel, or Teachers etc.), we suggest that you hold off on reading this story until you do.



FTW:

Sally discovers social media on the American Horror Story: Hotel finale


Yeah, the finale of Hotel was mostly "Ehhh" with a side order of totally predictable, but Sally's glee when Iris introduced her to the wonderful world of self-indulgent social media was delightful. So the next time you roll your eyes at that one humblebrag you went to high school with complaining about the leg room on her annual flight to Punta Cana and the fact that Delta ran out of those delightful shortbread cookies, just remember that the alternative might be death by some heroin-demon's drill-peenie. 


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Man Seeking Woman goes web searching

This week's episode of FXX's dating comedy pretty much kicked Josh's ass. His girlfriend got a new sex toy, which was a jacked Australian dude who F'd the S out of her, and then she came to terms with the fact that she was a No-Joshosexual, a sexual preference that made her unattracted to Josh specifically. But the best gag in the show was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it quickie: A "Google" search in which he just typed in "H" and the search suggestions did the rest. 


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This kid's hair on Teachers

TV Land's new comedy Teachers is like Workaholics with women, which is a good thing. Even better? This kid's hair, which "looked like my Aunt's haircut" according to one of her bullies.


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iZombie goes meta

iZombie returned from its holiday hiatus this week with a meta episode that featured Liv and Clive investigating the murder of an actor on Liv's favorite TV series called Zombie High. Filled with self-referential jokes about Rose McIver's Power Ranger history and how "dumb" it would be to have a TV series where the zombie was the star, "Method Head" was a lot of fun, but if we take issue with one thing, it's that the show didn't go far enough with the jokes. Maybe next time?


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Adele adds rap maven to her never ending list of perfectionisms 


Adele continued to prove that she is better than all of us and the queen of awesome everything when she became center of the latest Carpool Karaoke with The Late Late Show's James Corden. The two drove around London, sang the classics, and then she shut. it. down. with a rendition ofthe Spice Girls' "Wannabe" and Nicki Minaj's "Monster." This is the definition of Yaaaaas Queen! 


FTW:

Colony ditches the exposition


That feeling of "what the hell is going on?" during the first 15 mintues of USA's new sci-fi drama Colony was actually a good thing, as the Carlton Cuse series made you work to figure out what was going on instead of hitting you over the head with painful exposition. Yeah, it's probably aliens (of course it's aliens) but thank our new overlords we didn't get an awkward five-minute speech about how they got here, what they want, and what they've done. 



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Five years later, the Liars of Pretty Little Liars are still lying


The much-anticipated five year jump happened this week on the winter premiere of Pretty Little Liars, rocketing our favorite tortured teens past their college years and into that valley before inevitable quarterlife crises. If you thought that maybe that would mean that the girls would deal with more adult issues and that the crazy would be toned down a little bit, think again. They were already dealing with murder and roofies in high school. How much more adult do you want? Now there are South American revolutionaries in the mix and A is dead (maybe? probably? who knows) and, rather than pulling back, this show decided to lean into the madness. The premiere was table-setty and dull but the rest of this season might prove to be hilariously crazy.


FTWTF:

Shannara is still beautiful, but those teenagers are moody


The Shannara Chronicles is still visual effects porn and thus will keep good ratings just because there's nothing else that looks like it on TV. This week focused on Eretria (Ivana Baquero) which was great because she's the best one, but the MTVness of it has begun to rear its head with its teenage leads eyerolls and "Ugh, this is so hard" bellyaching. That's a DEMON, bro! Look alive! The young leads need to remember they are actually in a hyper real fantasy setting rather than any other high school drama. 


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The Golden Globes... so typical


Mr. Robot won a few awards, but then so did Mozart in the Jungle. Ricky Gervais had some moments, but then had some bad moments. It's just another yearly edition of the industry's most forgettable awards shows, but hey, congrats to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom for winning an award for best actress. Why not?



WTF:

Fiona is still too Frank-like to be fun on Shameless

Shameless has returned and while Fiona (Emmy Rossum) has finally remembered she's the guardian of her younger siblings and moved back into the house, she's still making terrible decisions that prove she's more of Frank's (William H. Macy) daughter than she'd ever admit. In earlier seasons fans could sympathize with Fi, even when she made bad decisions, because it was always done with the intention of helping her family. It seems the moment she won guardianship of her siblings was the moment she stopped making decisions with them in mind. For the love of God please have a sit down with Debbie (Emma Kenney) before that girl does some serious damage. 


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Shadowhunters was painful to watch, like really painful 


It's hard to tell which was worse, the contrived dialogue, the ridiculously obvious foreshadowing "I'll talk to you tomorrow, Mom! Promise! Because no one can tell something horrible will happen tonight if I say this three times!," or the sheer amount of material they crammed into 42 minutes. There was so much material without any substance. Was introducing Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) this early really necessary? Why are the Shadowunters in their field? Does anyone want to explain the relationship between them? No? Okay, I guess I'll watch some green screen flips then. This was far worse than awkward pilot syndrome. This show needs to figure out where it's going and figure out a better way to get there, ASAP. 


WTF:

Second Chance didn't deserve a first chance


Fox's new cop drama tried to do something new with the tired genre but all it ended up being was dead on arrival. With so many ideas going on in one show—dead cop comes back from the dead to help his son solve FBI corruption while two tech billionaires need his blood to save one of them from cancer and the cop has a dirty past the may need to be avenged and also let's add some karaoke and high-class prostitutes—the show never found any good direction. It's the latest in Fox's failures.

What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week? Galavant? Did you like the Second Chance premiere? Was The Bachelor any extra crazy? Share your own FTWs and WTFs in the comments!


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Jan 20, 2016
FTW: Galavant. Every single week it's on.
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Jan 18, 2016
WTF: It's true, AHS's finale was humdrum. It felt too much like continuation of the very last part of Freak Show's finale where everyone was shown to be living happily ever after. Murphy was too interested making the audience go "aww, they live happily ever after as a family in that hotel!". It was too nice. I wanted a big shootout, lots of bloodshed etc. Now that would have been exciting.


FTW: And I find that shocking considering how great I thought this season was. It was such a comeback for the show. I mean I loved Freak Show but I couldn't stand the middle. At some point during the middle there was entirely too much of Dandy whining to his mother and putting off becoming the great serial killer would become by the end of the season. It was good but it just sunk in the middle.

FTW: Evan Peters was by far the best part of the season with his murderous Howard Hughes type character. I think he managed to surpass his performance as Tate on the show. Gaga ended up impressing me as well and I thought she was a good addition and worth all the talk.

WTF: Couldn't believe Hotel wasn't better received. I originally thought it was being received well but by December I began to realize talk about it was a little too died down. Can't believe people didn't like it better.
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Jan 17, 2016
Teachers might be the most pretentious crap I have watched in a long long time, complete garbage.

And Rachel Bloom's acceptance speech should have got an own section this week: What The Hell Was That?
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Jan 17, 2016
FTW TEEN WOLF stiles and Scott are back together, there going on a road trip, Meredith OOZZED back into our lives, the parents of TEEN WOLF continue to be the best parents on TV ever and Parrish is still sexy as ever. This season is just great.

FTW REIGN this season has been amazing and this episode was great Catherine and Mary continue to SHINE.
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Jan 17, 2016
Shadowrunners looked way too closely to the worst parts of The Secret Circle, that show with the girl who was a cat (???????????) and that other thing, yes that thing that just crossed your mind. What really irks me, is that this is supposed to be today's youth.If it is, we are heading faster towrds towards species extinction than I ever thought possible,
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Jan 17, 2016
sorry meant Shadowhunters, just to say how I couldn't give a ra's ass of this show,can't even remember it's title.
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Jan 17, 2016
In any case, "Shadowrunners" sounds way cooler...
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Jan 17, 2016
FTW: The X-files and The 100 restart in the same week. My mind is erupting into flames.
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Jan 17, 2016
The worst thing about the golden globes was lady Gaga winning, well that's what I thought anyways. TEEN WOLF was great this week, one of my favorite things about that show is stiles n his dad's relationship and was quite great this week.
The challege got me all emotional with CT and Diems sister Faith coming on.
Shannara was ok, I'm glad izombie is back.
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Jan 17, 2016
Yeah, Lady Gaga winning was a big WTF, The Martian winning for best comedy/musical was another big WTF and Jennifer Lawrence winning best actress for Joy in a comedy/musical was the biggest WTF, that movie was not funny and her character diden't make you laugh once.

Another WTF was how the media was going crazy after Gaga bumped into Leo aswell.
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Jan 17, 2016
It's not. (iZombie). No new episode until Feb 2. :-( :-(
But seriously, the worst thing about the Golden Globes was The Martian winning for Best Comedy or Musical.
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Jan 17, 2016
I would have to agree w/ both you guys on the Golden Globes. But as time goes on, I have to admit I am really disappointed in Sly ( who I still respect) for that snub of Coogler/Jordan. They deserved so much better:-/
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Jan 16, 2016
Colony is not about aliens it is clearly a documentary about the Obama regime.

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Jan 17, 2016
Okay, things would be so much better if McCain/Romney won. You could be typing this comment out of your local library, because the economy would of tanked harder and we ALL would of been screwed:-/
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Jan 22, 2016
Always would have, could have, should have.
Never would of, could of, should of.
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Jan 23, 2016
??????:-/
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Jan 17, 2016
I thought the same thing, but I had Trump in mind; because he is so good at making "deals" ;)
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Jan 17, 2016
Don't worry about Trump... He's just a tool to install lil' Bush as next president.
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Jan 17, 2016
And walls apparently......
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Jan 16, 2016
WTF: the spam is back with a vengence on this site.

WFT: Shadowhunters was indeed terrible. My hopes were not high, but it was truly way worse than the bad movie, and the lead actress's little girl breathy voice and simpering mean she'll never come across as a strong and capable central character. The lack of chemistry and spark between anyone in the cast was also blatantly obvious. Isaiah Mustafa was actually quite good and credible in his role - seemed like he was in a different show to the others, he should be on a real cop show - and just showed up how limp the acting and dialogue delivery from everyone else was. Disappointing, as I did like the books.

FTW: The Expanse - Somehow this show hooks me right in, and I can't predict all the twists and turns, something I can do with most shows.

FTW: Shannara. Even though there are some things that are really bad about the show, somehow it all comes together and works. I find myself looking forward to the next episode. And Manu Bennett is always epic and worth watching. I've read the books and couldn't work out how they would manage to adapt it for TV, but so far so good (though I too have noticed the eye rolling).
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Jan 17, 2016
Like with Teen Wolf, MTV knows how to put a constant drive in its shows, Shannara is moving damn fast and I like it.
It took a while for The Expanse to get me hooked, but now I'm totally in.
Also: yes, SPAM...

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Jan 17, 2016
Agreed, the Old Spice guy was the only good part about Shadowhunters:-)
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Jan 16, 2016
WTF: Dear lord, Shadowhunters was SO terribly painful to watch. Talk about Acting For Beginners. I think my ears started to bleed. The lead girls voice is so awful, her acting skills are atrocious and the hair is just ridiculous (don't even get me started on the cock-a-too 'do on the boy). Orange? Was that really the best color to put on the poor girl's head? The whole time I watched the pilot all I did was cringe and wonder if this was really meant for the Disney Channel--seems like the kind of grating show they'd pedal now. I mean, the movie was bad, but this is just...there are no words. In a world where there are some truly great books, this was what they decided to go with? It's like the same idiots that came up with Freeform as a new title thought "Hey, the books aren't movie worthy to begin with, but sure, let's make it a show!" Might stick around just long enough to see how they deal with the whole 'we know you're in love, but you're siblings' fiasco.

WTF: Second Chance. LOL. I give you 2 more episodes before the proverbial axe takes away any chance you might have had. (Punny, right?) FOX was already too generous with Minority Report this fall, I doubt they'll make the same mistake again. Here's hoping Lucifer makes the cut or this'll be a sad season for FOX.

FTW: If they can figure out where they want to go/what tone they want to set, Shannara Chronicles could be really, really great.

FTW: Why is that truly epic Blacklist episode not apart of this?



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Jan 17, 2016
I was thinking the same thing while watching miss googly eyes lust for her half brother. Didn't the producers know on Shadowhunters that a lot of people would have seen the failed theatrical release, and think twice about trying to adapt such an odd story? I mean the spoilers out, and everyone watching has to know they are related. So every time they kiss or hook up, it's gotta be gross for everyone involved:-/
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Jan 18, 2016
I mean, they're not actually related at all, but even the idea that they're told they are/could be is just creepy to begin with....
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Jan 16, 2016
Isn't it on the ABC Family thing which is basically where the "not quite good enough for Disney" Disney series go?
I'm actually glad Shadowhunters bombing and I hope it doesn't last because of all of those damn ads on Youtube, I want to support the channels I like so I stopped the adblocker but being unable to skip hearing that annoying breathy little girl voice narrating another tweenage aimed YA book turned movie/series has made me spite it that much.
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Jan 17, 2016
Yea, it's on "freeform" aka ABC Family. I feel like had they cast different leads I could have stomached it, but probably not. It would have been awful no matter what. It'll probably get renewed though--like most networks they never keep the good shows and you've gotta figure PLL is hitting its end (never watched that either) and their only other new show is Stitchers (which I did actually enjoy, though the script could be better) and it was some kind of miracle that that show got renewed.
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Jan 16, 2016
Well I LIKED Second Chance and Shadowhunters. Granted I wouldn't have put them in the FTW list ether.
FTW: Black List.
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW: Oh God, Man Seeking Woman was hilarous. Even the Rock!

FTW: Galavant. Starting to root for Maledena and Gareth to be a thing.

WTF: Really didn't like Shadowhunters. It could get better, but development of the lead actress that it revolves around I just don't want to invest.

WTF: The Daily Show. F--- Roy Wood Jr sucks. The whole racism segments they put on nauseating stupid. I even can't stand Jessica Williams anymore.
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Jan 17, 2016
I shouldn't be surprised you would say that about Roy, since you're the kind of person that thinks Shadowhunters will get better! I commend Mr. Wood, and Noah for having the balls to tell it like it is, w/ a sprinkle of humor. But if you don't like real news w/ humor, for REAL people dealing w/ reality....Well you always have your safe space on Fox news. Get used to it. Black folks aren't taking these shenanigans anymore:-P
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Jan 17, 2016
Maybe they should hand out participation Oscars so everyone gets one and the world would be a better place.
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Jan 17, 2016
Or maybe they should have more diversity on the voting boards, so different walks of life can have a voice/vote! I get the old/lame argument of diversity for diversity's sake. That's NOT what we want either. We just want the G.G.'s to realistically reflect the country more that it is today/tomorrow. Or as time goes on the G.G.'s/other award ceremonies as well, can become even less relevant because of the increasingly growing diverse country USA has become. Then they can make a desperate attempt to get more viewers for the ALREADY low rated award shows by pandering to minorities, and then really get flamed on social media, and lose more viewers. Until the awards shows are no longer viable to be televised and become a relic!!! Or just give fair credit to where credit is due!!!:-/..........We All want the American Dream, and minorities more than anyone deserve it! You would agree if you had to walk in a minorities/one day MAJORITY'S shoes for a week, or even a YEAR :-/
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Jan 16, 2016
WTF - So many shows still aren't back on, even though the holidays are over! I thought the holidays were a time for giving, not taking away my TV shows!
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW: Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize to Willie Nelson tribute: Not only entertaining, but after the recent deaths of David Bowie and others, I was very thankful that I/we/they didn't miss this opportunity to see and honor the artist while he is still around.
FTW: American Horror Story: Hotel: I knew it would partly be a wrap-up and curtain call, so I was more than happy with how it ended. Best season so far, IMO.
FTW: Galavant: Closing song "What Am I Feeling?". The feels.

FTWTF: Colony. The story seems intriguing and characters/actors are good, but the pilot was "choppy" from all the stuff they conspicuously left out. Makes me believe the Internet chatter that it's not aliens, just "collectivist"/"new world order" conspiracy stuff made real. And/or China.
FTWTF: Second Chance. One of least problematic pilots I've seen this year. And star Robert Kazinsky is quite good (and British/English, of course :-). The WTF comes from not really having a bigger arc/backstory to save it from being just a "police procedural", and a "super-powered" hero but on a daily timer, which has been done to death.
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Jan 16, 2016
Edit: ... almost believe ...
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW:It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's 2006 themed episode had some sweet references to the past. And I like how they always allude to Mac's "preferences" like in the discussion Charlie and Mac had when visiting the strip club:

Charlie: The first time we came here with Frank we brought home two strippers.
Mac: Yeah, but he banged both of them.
Charlie: True.
Mac: This time you and I are going to be the ones that bang the strippers.
Charlie: Right...but why do you want to bang...? Oh, because it's 2006 and you're still into women. Huh, crazy.
Mac: Huh?
Charlie: You're not...you haven't become...
Mac: Just drop it, just drop it.

I wonder if Mac will come out of the closet before the show ends. Maybe the last episode will be his coming out party?
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Jan 16, 2016
How can you forget The Simpson's Cough Gag?
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Jan 16, 2016
You have to remember, the internet creed for all things Simpsons is "Oh, I stopped watching Simpsons X number of years ago" followed by snark. This site, as with other shows that have been around a while, just chooses to ignore it in favor of writing paragraphs bout shows soon to be cancelled and vanish from the future groupthink....
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Jan 16, 2016
Whoa, that was epic!
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Jan 16, 2016
I always thought that the visit from Rick & Morty will go down in history as the best couch gag on Simpsons... This proved me wrong.
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Jan 16, 2016
WTF: (Yeah, I know this isn't TV, but I have to mention it). Best picture, directing, cinematography, costume design, production design, makeup and hairstyling. Those are the Oscar categories in which "Star Wars: The force awakens" isn't nominated, but "Mad Max: Fury Road" IS nominated.

I didn't expect SW:TFA to be nominated in any of the big categories. It's easily the most entertaining movie of several years, but it's a sci-fi/fantasy action/adventure, and it's more of a franchise reboot than an original. But the incredibly inferior MM:FR is all of those things, and it's just a stupid car chase. I'm sure that some of the technical nominations are well deserved, but how the hell did it get nominated for best picture?
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Jan 17, 2016
I was really surprised SW didn't get nominations in make up and hairstyling (which only had 3 options), but I was also surprised that Ryan Gosling didn't get a supporting nomination for The Big Short
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Jan 17, 2016
Preach Cartman, PREACH :-)
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW: The Blacklist brings an entertaining ending to the Director and Elizabeth on the run.

FTW: AHS Hotel finale brought a bittersweet yet fitting end to another fine season of the show.

FTW: Pretty Little Liars jumps 5 years and kills off someone everyone wanted dead and someone the audience knows the long complicated history of.
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW: The Blacklist pulls together all the episodes of the season so far. Things that happened in past episodes played a part in this one. It could have worked as a season finale.
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Jan 16, 2016
The acting on shadowhunters i horrendous - particularly the lead girl, my god I forgot that over-acting was a thing. Also the writing has been terrible. I didn't think the movie was amazing, but compared to the show it like 100x better.
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Jan 16, 2016
The movie wasn't great, but it was decent popcorn entertainment (which was kind of expected since that's pretty much what the books are), which a surprisingly solid cast (Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey, Aidan Turner, Jonathan Rhys Meyer... look at all those great brits!) This is just. Wow. Even considering it's aimed at teenagers, it's just next level bad.
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Jan 16, 2016
I totally agree about Shadowhunters. I know actors need a living, but this is so bad it hurt you eyeballs and mind. But as I stated earlier just can just turn the telly off. I just think we are the wrong audience but still..that is a very bad production.
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Jan 17, 2016
Can you really qualify any of them as actors,though? When there is some genuine talents out there?
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW: The Blacklist
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Jan 16, 2016
"MTVness of it has begun to rear its head with its teenage leads eyerolls"
Teenage leads? You mean Austin Butler (24), Ivana Baquero (21) and Poppy Drayton (25)? Those teenage leads? Nah, must have meant Manu Bennett and John Rhys-Davies those pair have a shocking lack of facial hair and are clearly just out of kindergarten.
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Jan 16, 2016
I think it's the implication that they're supposed to be playing angsty teenagers...
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Jan 16, 2016
If they are complaining about the dialogue which is what the ' "Ugh, this is so hard" bellyaching' implies then that's the fault of the writers not the actors. However they are directing their ire at the cast "The young leads need to remember...." but the youngest of the three leads has TV credits going back 10 years so none of them are neophytes.

Really it's just a case of "Lazy critic speaks out of arsehole, film at 11."
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Jan 17, 2016
urgh.....they made a film out of it?
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW: Taraji wins Golden Globe for Empire; 'nuff said.
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Jan 16, 2016
I think you are being WAY to harsh with FOX regarding Second Chance. This was only the first episode & they had a lot to introduce. At least they are doing something different with the coming back from the dead trope.
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Jan 16, 2016
"the MTVness of it has begun to rear its head with its teenage leads eyerolls." Exactly why I'm staying away from this show.
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW Teen Wolf finally getting to the point.
FTW Shannara Chronicles somehow passing my four episode test
FTW Ted Danson leaving CSI Cyber...you can do better Ted.
WTF Second Chance....this was some of the least interesting TV I have seen so far in 2016...and I watched both the State of the Union and the Republican Debate!
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW: Great episode as usuall. I really enjoyed the meta-jokes in this episode.
WTF: David Bowie died.
I know that's got nothing to do with TV-shows, but I don't care, because this overshadowed everything for me this week :-(
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Jan 16, 2016
ftw

PLL is back and it was great - my lack of excitement for it made me love it - i'm ready for the gazillion red herrings, lying, cheating, brooding, relationship changes and of course disappointment (we know the identity of this new A will annoy the majority of the fan base)

Teen wolf - great episode, love Stiles so much - his rundown on the pack at the end of the episode was great, plus grandpa argent is back

iZombie - really didn't expect a meta-episode this early in it's run but it was so fun, everyone of the cast had a chance to shine and the cliffhangers of the mid-season finale wasn't stretched out as long as i though they would be

It's always sunny - yet another hilarious episode with frank falling out the window, charlie wanting to push the waitress out of the window so she could time travel :) and dennis and dee on crack

New girl - really liking this season so far -taran killam was great as the episodes' titular character and Nick and Schmidt in the bar - awesome

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the death of Alan Rickman :( i hate life

The death of David Bowie

Celebrity Big Brother (UK) housemates' reaction to Bowie's death - very bad taste indeed

Workaholics - really not a good episode to start the season on

teen wolf - the Last Chimera effects - they said it would look better than Peter's alpha wolf in season 1 and yet it was equally as terrible - it is on MTV so i can give it some leeway but it still looked bad

The revival of Prison Break is really happening

Bauer-less 24 is apparently happening - NO

Scream Queens renewed, the new setting is apparently a hospital and apparently the same characters for season 1 will be involved - grrrrrr

American Horror Story - Dennis O'Hare acted his ass off but the episode was a schmaltzy affair that made me realise that Ryan Murphy (or whoever runs this show) cannot end a AHS season good enough - complete borefest for 50 minutes

Lady GaGa winning a Golden Globe - whoever voted for her is a complete idiot


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Jan 16, 2016
FTW: Scott and Stiles reunite in Teen Wolf! Whew! Additionally I enjoyed The Magicians series premeire. Very excited, but I guess that will prob be a FTW once it gets it's air on live TV
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Jan 16, 2016
FTW: the Nightly Show talking about all the snubs minority filmmakers/actors got/ Grace Parra on Nightly NIGHTLY, about El Chapo's capture was hilarious and adorable. Carlos Jordan is sooo funny pretending to be Dennis Rodman, I was crying from laughter:-) the Daily show interview w/ Ice Cube ( WTF S.O.C. was written by ALL white people? But of course they get an award. WTF indeed) also Trevor's funny idea's on how more minorities can NOT get snubbed in the future.
FTWTF: the Shannara Chronicles ( gave it a 4 episode test, and still haven't made up my mind, but I am sure I will by episode 5, and the name Shannara sounds ghetto, and weird for it to be about the half-breed elf) Why all the minority elves gotta die? That black woman elf better watch her back:-/ A.H.S. :Hotel ( could of been darker, but it was okay)
WTF: Heroes: Rehashed ( Really? A boring flashback about a lame villain episode, during a GLOBAL disaster? The only people who seem to die on this show are minorities. Screw you Kring, I hope you NEVER work in show business again!!!) This is second to last episode of the show ever, and it can't come fast enough. I will NEVER watch this show again:-( ShadowHunters( when is Hollywood going to learn to STOP trying to adapt this YA series? Why the minority witch gotta be the only good guy to die in servitude for her boss's kid? Why does the black demon have to always be getting punked by his weaker looking evil king/boss? I'm so tired of that ISH! Why is the main stars love struck BFF dude, NOT stop trying to hook up w/ the dull/plain ( movie version lead was better IMHO) lead protagonist, when he thought she was a Meth-Head who talked to herself in abandoned churches? Pass on this, and 2nd Chance/LookingGlass too!!!
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Jan 16, 2016
"You gotta sprinkle a little slavery sauce on there".....hilarious and painfully accurate.
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Jan 16, 2016
FTWTF to Galavant, the first episode last Sunday was really fun, but man that second episode was a snore. My sister blamed it on being written by a woman, my sister is misogynistic.

FTWTF to Undateable on its return last Friday (shut up, I forgot until now), still a fun show but everybody was off their game after the holiday break, even the director cut to a shot of a boom mic.
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Jan 16, 2016
Maybe your sister should be the one watching Supergirl and Cat Grant then.
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Jan 17, 2016
You trying to make her hate her gender even more?
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Jan 16, 2016
WTF!!!!

Future NBC Schedule:

Mondays: Chicago Fire followed by Chicago PD followed by Chicago Med
Tuesdays: Chicago Water Works, Chicago Law, Chicago Taxidermy
Wednesdays: Chicago Notaries, Chicago Deep See Diving, Chicago Chicago
Thursdays: Chicago, Chicago, Chicago
Fridays: Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago....


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Jan 17, 2016
You almost have to wonder if they're competing with CBS for Most Spin-Offs of a Series to Date. I mean, CBS had JAG, which proceeded to spin-off NCIS, followed by NCIS:LA, and finally NCIS:NO. I think there were 3 (or 4?) CSI's. NBC had L&O and that spun-off L&O:CI, L&O:SVU, and I'm pretty sure there was one more. You can just feel the animosity brewing between the stations. Like, who's going to announce another (legit, non-rumor) spin-off of a franchise first--CBS's NCIS or NBC's Chicago?
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Jan 18, 2016
Spinoffs used to be creative; that's the thing. Many of the best shows in history were spinoffs. But they weren't like this. This type of spinoff is what I would call franchising. It's just basically a carbon copy of the original show but in a different location or technique. Spinoffs used to usually be different from the show they were created from. They'd take one character and give them an entirely different world to live in while still technically being connected to the previous one. For instance Happy Days never spun off Happy Days: Miami; they spun off Laverne & Shirley. When The Jeffersons was spun off All in the Family it was moved a high rise in Manhattan. When Cosby spun off it was about a college in the south. Very different.

There's nothing wrong with worldbuilding on tv but since when did the word spinoff mean the show had to be exactly the same as the parent? I notice people have that set entirely too much in their minds. When The Office originally attempted to spinoff into what eventually became Parks & Recreation the idea seemed to be "Oh let's create The Office: Miami etc." But when the producers finally came to their senses and changed it slightly enough that it was unique and different from The Office (yet still a mockumentary and similar humor), they decided "Oh well it's not The Office: LA anymore so we can't keep these two show connected anymore!" What a mistake that was. Why on earth wouldn't you want to have those two shows related? Who in their right minds wouldn't want Leslie Knope to meet Michael Scott etc? The producers didn't even seem to get that they could change the setting from paper office to city gov't and still they would seem related. They shouldn't have severed that tie; they just didn't get spinoffs. There's nothing wrong with spinoffs so long as they aren't carbon copies of their predecessors. For every Chicago Chicago there's a Better Call Saul or a Frasier.
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Jan 18, 2016
exactly.
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Jan 17, 2016
And then you have The CW worried that they're over-saturating their network with superheros because they have Arrow, The Flash, and the soon to be aired Legends of Tomorrow. At least they'd didn't have the audacity to label them Arrow: The Flash and Arrow: Legends of Tomorrow. For that, we're all grateful, CW.
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Jan 18, 2016
I'm cool with that. Flash and Arrow are completely different shows and concepts. It's not like they attempted to do Arrow: LA or Flash: New Orleans. It's not like what they did with CSI, NCIS, and L&O, which I would call franchising. It's a more traditional type of spinoff.


I always wanted CW to do something like this when Smallville was on the air. They could have had two full nights of comic book shows. They could have spun off their Green Arrow, the producers did a great Aquaman pilot that should have been picked up, and I think they could have done a much better job with Wonder Woman than David E. Kelly did (Al and Miles also had a recurring interest in introducing a young Bruce Wayne). But Dawn Ostroff (pres of CW) was much more concerned with capturing a demographic of young girls that simply weren't interested in watching the network. Her successor has done exactly what she should have done once he got in office.


Whole separate thing I wanna comment on though: Legends of Tomorrow does seem to be more of a half baked mishmash of both shows. It just seems like they couldn't come up with a creative new idea so they just took a bunch from both shows. Would have much rather seen them build a show around one character, similar to what they did when they spun off Flash.
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Jan 18, 2016
I'll definitely give it a shot, but I, too, tend to like a show built around one person that expands outside the initial purview of its plot.
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Jan 17, 2016
Chicago Deep sea Diving: hilariousssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!
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Jan 18, 2016
Chicago Dumpster Diving
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Jan 17, 2016
Monday: Two of the "Chicago" shows preempted in order to to air the 2003 movie "Chicago".
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Jan 17, 2016
A perfect joke.
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Jan 16, 2016
LOL x a million
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Jan 16, 2016
You forgot Chicago Pizza. The story of one Chicago family trying to survive in the cutthroat pizza industry. They then witness a major crime and are put in the witness protection programme, but have to move to New York.
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Jan 16, 2016
Makes me wonder if a Godfather is involved.
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