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FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (July 27)

Welcome to this post-Comic-Con, double-wide edition of FTW vs. WTF (and apologies for not posting one last week!). We thought it was summer, and that television news was supposed to be in hibernation, slumbering until the fall. But here we are still peeling our Game of Thrones and Dog With a Blog cosplays off our bodies after returning from San Diego, to say nothing of the fact that we're right in the middle of TCAs (the Television Critics Association press tour). Plus we're watching all sorts of new pilots, catching up on old favorites before they return (did you know the second season of Breaking Bad is STILL AWESOME?), and some "boring" summer programs have all of a sudden gotten interesting again (see below). Hence this extra-large serving of  FTW vs. WTF. We hope you're hungry!




We're suddenly really excited about True Blood again


The series has shown lots of improvement in Season 6, and Sunday's "Don't You Feel Me" was one of its best episodes in long, long time. Yes on Pam and Eric killing those snipers! Yes on Bill compelling a bunch of guards to shoot each other and then ripping Governor Burrell's head off! Yes on Eric and Nora and Willa's great escape from Vamp Camp with a severed hand! Combine all that with the recent Season 7 renewal and showrunner Brian Buckner's stated desire to bring the show back to its roots, and we're pretty stoked about what might lie ahead.



Mythbusters is doing a Breaking Bad-themed episode

It's scheduled to August 12, the day after BrBa debuts its final run of episodes, and the guys will be testing whether you can dissolve a body/bathtub/floor with hydrofluoric acid, whether you can use mercury fulminate crystals to build a grenade, and more. But we share Warming Glow's primary question: Will they be addressing the the physics of pizza-tossing, too? 



How I Met Your Mother's kids say what we've all been thinking

Kicking off the show's first—and last—appearance at Comic-Con was this teaser featuring the now obviously adult actors (Nikita's Lyndsy Fonseca and Wizards of Waverly Place's David Henrie) who played Ted's offspring in Season 1. They're foul-mouthed, they've been living on spiders, and they're tired of the long-winded stories about the "endless parade of sluts" they've been hearing for last eight seasons. Well done, HIMYM—this is one of the funniest jokes you've written in years.



Full House's Jesse and the Rippers reunited on Late Night


Was there a point to this? Not really. But that doesn't mean it wasn't awesome. 



Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are releasing a book about about their failed TV and movie projects

The former Mr. Show co-stars, who are perhaps more well-known these days as "Better Call Saul" and Tobias Funke, respectively, will release Hollywood Said No!—a collection of rejected screenplays and sketches they wrote together—in September. Consider it pre-ordered.



Game of Thrones pays tribute to its fallen


The series' Comic-Con panel began with this In Memoriam montage that chronicled all the major character deaths of Seasons 1-3. Let it serve as a reminder that even though GoT is hella depressing sometimes, it still has a great sense of humor and is pretty effing awesome. 



The Venture Bros.' season finale focuses on acceptance instead of failure


For a show that's always prided itself on exploring the depths of failure, the Season 5 capper provided some Hank and Dean with insight into what it means to move (or not move) past those failures. Sent off to stay with Action Man and Colonel Gentleman, they received glimpses at their respective futures of optimism/hitting on old ladies in nursing homes and being obsessed with when Salem on Sabrina the Teenage Witch was actually a cat instead of a puppet/realizing he'd likely stayed in India too long. All season, Dean had been moping about his clone origins while Hank had embraced the boy adventuring with gusto, and so Hank's response to the clone news—"That. Is. Awesome."—turned out to be just what Dean needed to hear to maybe just maybe get him out of his funk. Now can we please not have to wait two years for Season 6? PLEASE?



Under the Dome's Comic-Con poster

Sadly, the series itself has turned out to be a massive disappointment, but the halved cow from the pilot remains a highlight, and this little ditty rightfully gave the bisected bovine its due. 



The Legend of Korra's Book 2 trailer promises all the spiritual goodness and... the FIRST Avatar?


We have been in serious need of Legend of Korra news for months now, and the show's Comic-Con panel finally delivered. Attendees got to see the first episode of Book 2: Spirits (ALL OF THE JEALOUSY), a premiere "date" of September was announced (now we'd like something more precise, please), and it looks like this season will not only tell the story of the first Avatar, but in a beautifully different art style from the main show.



The Killing delivers its most gut-wrenching episode of the season (and maybe the series)


After a couple of less-than-stellar installments, The Killing came roaring back with the hunt for Pastor Mike and then Linden's uncomfortable car ride with said pastor in "Reckoning," which culminated with Linden and Holder finally getting a bead on Joe Mills. Even though it seemed that the detectives had their man (we still think it was hella convenient that Reddick happened to find the box with the rings in it), there was massive loss. Bullet was killed (NOOOOOOOOOOO), sending Holder into a tailspin of self-doubt, and Linden finally got to see Anthony Seward, only to have the boy identify Mills as his mom's killer and Joe Mills happened to be in Alaska at the time of the murder. It was a raw episode of cathartic pain and suffering, highlighted by tight, melancholy close-ups of Mireille Enos's face and an almost-kiss between Linden and Holder. We're not sure we're prepared for what's next.



This "look" at Hell on Wheels Season 3

Yeehaw, buckaroos! Gather 'round the campfire and have a plate of beans and some hot coffee, because the third excursion with the characters of the Union Pacific promises to be the best season of Hell on Wheels yet. Now Cullen Bohannon is calling the shots, and the story will be built around "Cullen versus Durant for control of the railroad." From what we can tell, Lily Bell is seriously out of the picture and Durant's in jail, but a bunch more characters will be introduced with the rivalry of the Central Pacific line building out from Ol' Californy. Here's hoping somewhere in this batch of strangers is America's first rail-riding hobo, "Shiney LaReoux." And for you conspiracy theorists, it's been implied that the Swede may have survived that bridge plunge after all (wink wink), which everyone kind of hoped would happen anyway.



Gatchaman Crowds is not your older sibling's Battle of the Planets

While the summer anime season is offering up some real treats—including Free!Silver Spoon, and Genshiken: Second Season—the updated Gatchaman (localized as Battle of the Planets in the U.S.) in Gatchaman Crowds may be its most ambitious series. Perfectly accessible with no prior knowledge of the decades-old franchise, Crowds seems primed to both embrace and have fun with the sentai genre while offering some timely commentary on the power of social networks. Even the "mismatched partners" trope—perky, optimistic, and outside-the-box-thinking Hajime paired with duty-and-order centric Sugane—feels fresh and interesting. We just hope it doesn't fizzle out like spring's at first gonzo and then just offensively bad Valvrave. You can catch it on Crunchyroll.



Wilfred gets dark and kills a popular character

Okay, maybe not popular to everyone, but dammit, we LOVED [SPOILER] and will miss [SPOILER]'s luscious blonde hair and go-get-'em attitude. More importantly, though, "Intuition" was a return to what makes Wilfred great: dark comedy mixed with mind-melting questions of Ryan's sanity. 





Falling Skies


We have officially reached "so bad it's good" territory, people. The plot holes—and the leaps of logic required to traverse them—are roughly the size of the Grand Canyon, but for some twisted reason, we're still entertained. Watching dumb people do dump things is a good time, regardless of genre.





Hannibal was completely shut out of the Emmys

We knew our favorite show about a psychological game of cat and mouse between a cannibal and an unstable profiler was never going to break into the "big" categories (Acting, Writing, Best Drama, etc), but to not even get nominated in a single technical category is just plain ridiculous. 



R.I.P. Dennis Farina 

Another great actor gone before we were ready to say goodbye. 



House of Cards stole a bunch of Emmy nominations from more deserving shows

Accolades that in any other year might've gone to FX's much stronger and more engaging The Americans were awarded to the ploddingly cold House of Cards. We might be less bitter if Corey Stoll had earned a nod—he's was House of Cards' brightest spot—the Emmy voters love their household names, and we think that's the only reason they flocked to Netflix's fine-but-not-award-worthy drama.



ABC Family drops the curtain on Bunheads


From its prized prattling to its stunning silences to its dazzling dance sequences, Bunheads was an increasingly rare addition to the American television landscape: a show with seemingly low stakes about living and growing up that were, for the characters, the highest of high stakes. For those who bemoan the glut of violence and serial killers and male anti-heroes on TV, we're not exactly sure why you weren't watching Bunheads, but if the reason is that it was about a bunch of teenage ballerinas, we may have to accidentally pepper spray you. We'll swear we thought it was hairspray!



Everyone at Netflix is seriously out of their minds

We've detailed the, uh, hyperbolic things that Netflix exec Ted Sarandos has said about the success of the platform's original series, but head honcho Reed Hastings is apparently out to top that. In a recent conference call with reporters, Hastings noted that he hopes House of Cards will grow into "a Harry Potter-esque global massive phenomenon." Even if you disassociate that comment from the various MASSIVE differences in genre, audience, and quality between House of Cards and the Harry Potter franchise, Hastings' comment is pretty nuts, albeit ballsy. There's nothing wrong with aiming high, but Netflix seems dead-set on making one ridiculous claim after another.


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

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FTW AND WTF- Suits season 3 episode 2. Mike bonds with Louis, the senior partner who was his nemesis in the first season, but slowly turned likable in the second. Louis admitted me made mistakes early on and genuinely changed so he could be the replacement mentor to Mike. Just as Mike accepts Louis as his official new boss, Harvey, his old boss who's been acting like a douche bag for 2 episodes, realizes his mistake (though his boss and secretary have to almost literally bonk him on the head explaining it) calls Mike back and Mike instantly accepts, leaving heartbroken Louis out in the dust. Seriously a WTF ending.
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The Killing needs to be renewed again... we'll wait and see what category the show will be under that week.
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Please review episode 10 of The Killing. It was so good. No really, it was so good.
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Was that teaser from HIMYM going to be on the show or was it just for Comic-con? It's a funny joke but I don't think it would work as an actual part of the show.
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If you take all 8 seasons and put them into one long-winded rant, the kids actually have been sitting on the couch for about 2 and a half days. (The entire series clocks in at about 68 hours so far.)
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House of Cards is fantastic ! Orange is a new black is average to me but warn over many critics from what I have read so perhaps Netflix do know what they are talking about.

This week episode of The Killing that just aired was as good as the last if not better. It is yet another emotional torture and I am now equating the show as kind of like porn - not good for you yet so addictive.

Summer do have many good shows worth watching. I am listing most of them here for those interested

1) Dexter

2 THE BRIDGE (Best new show)

3) THE KILLING

4) The Newsroom

5) BIG BROTHER

6) Falling skies

7) GRACELAND

8) Under The Dome

Good shows that are not covered by TV.com

1) Magic City - if you like nostalgia and the mob, not boardwalk empire but still quite exciting and lots of eye candy.

2) DEVIOUS MAIDS - its not Desperate Housewives but the format of the show is very similar and very enjoyable to watch.

3) MISTRESSES - Predictable and I should not enjoyed it as much but again I do.

4) RAY DONAVAN - If you now accepted that the show is not about a fixer but about a dysfunctional family of criminals something like the Soprano, you will actually enjoyed it. I can't really say what it is but it really reminds me of Soprano.

5) The Fosters - Again I should not be enjoying this but it really starts to get good and this family is not your normal family.

6) Siberia - I think now this is better than Under The Dome and it has an indie film kind of feel to it.

7) Do No Harm - yes I want to finished it and see what happens.

Reality series ( the better ones in my humble opinion)

Beside BIg brother we still have

1) The Hero with the Rock - I really liked this. It is so different from the other reality tv which show the mean side of human beings and exploit them for it. This is a first and entertaining attempt at showing the good side of being human. The series shows you can make good tv by being nice.

2) Hollywood Game Night - Hey, don't laugh, the games are quite fun and some of these celebrities are actually famous and entertaining! Love Matthew Perry and the lady from Parks and Recreations.

3) THE AMAZING RACE CANADA - For those who cannot get enough of TAR.

4) Who dunnit - Again its kind of different, I never thought it would actually work but its not too bad.

5) Perfect Score - Okay this is actually silly but quite fun to watch. It might get boring after 4 episodes.

6) Naked and Afraid - For those who have not seen it, you must at least try 1 episode. It has never been done on TV at all. You cannot believe what people would do to get on TV and best of all, there is no even any monetary incentives at all ! Why is Survivor still paying a million bucks!

7) Get.Out.Alive. and 72 hours - Another 2 for those who love the wild.

8) The Writers' Room - This one is for fans of a TV series and want to know what the writers are thinking. I really enjoyed the 1st episode with Breaking BAD writers.


Yes I watched ALL of them, I am a true TV addict ! Will TV.com hired me as a writer :-)


What I have TOTALLY given up !

1) TWISTED

2) Crossing Lines


Not watching now but maybe later

1) Suits season 3 - I have followed since season 1 but somehow it is not the as addictive to me that I cannot wait to watch it every week

2) Continuum - as above.

On top of that I am trying to catch up on 3 series that I have missed but was told by many that is good.

1) Strike Back - I am on season 3 episode 2. It feels like an action movie every time I watched but its also seems to be the same thing over and over again.

2) Awkward - I am on season 1 episode 3- I do not watch much sitcoms but this one is kind of funny.

3) Wilfred - I got into this strangely because of the series "Episodes" (which I only catch up this summer and really enjoyed). It keeps advertising "the talking dog" show and I do not understand why they do it as its on different network. I really liked Elijah Wood and I gave it a try. 2 episodes in, I am finding it is quite funny but I do not actually liked the guy in the dog suit so maybe I might not continue.
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House of cards is Little more than a tepid remake of the great brittish show.
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House of Cards is fantastic.
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FTW! The underwatched, underrated style of comedy in "Web Therapy" is back.
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Damn that Game of Thrones tribute made me tear up.
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I didn't expect the House of Cards mentions in WTF from you tv.com staffers, but I must say I agree with you! I'm glad that Netflix is making a splash in the Emmy's (they are revolutionising TV after all), but House of Cards wasn't worth a best drama nod.

Sarandos is out of his mind. House of Cards won't be 'a Harry Potter-esque global massive phenomenon', obviously Orange Is The New Black will be.
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FTW: Motive openly admitting it is set in Canada, not Canada masquerading as some nameless U.S. city; Rachel Maddow's report tying in the Florida "Stand Your Ground" protesters occupying the governor's office to the resignation in disgrace of the state's lieutenant governor and the review of the law headed by the former lieutenant governor. WTF: Mark O'Mara's victory lap; jurors B-37 and B-29; Chris Matthews' hatchet job on Anthony Weiner, especially the part where Matthews lectured New York voters on not making Weiner mayor because he was unworthy to follow in the "fabulous" footsteps of Rudolph Guiliani and Michael Bloomfield. I wonder if the families of Amadu Dialo, the man who received a broomstick enema in a New York jail, and the first responders whose radios didn't work on 9/11, as well as the people who've been stopped and frisked with no probable cause, think Giuliani's and Bloomberg's tenures have been fabulous and historic; the furor over the Rolling Stone cover, especially the caller on TMZ Live who said "no one" wanted to see the bombing suspect on the cover, that Boston was united, and that the rest of the country should "stand strong" with Boston against the Rolling Stone issue, and Laurence O'Donnell ridiculing people interviewed in the article as "clueless," because no pundit on MSNBC has ever said anything that someone else might consider dumb.
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Seriously what's with all the House of Cards hate? I mean I'll give you that it didn't exactly set the genre on fire, but it was pretty damn good TV. I get that you're pissed off Hannibal didn't get some love, me too, but don't take it out on the show that won some awards.
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Claiming House of Cards could be like Harry Potter is totally ridiculous.

That said, there's strong opportunity for the property in non-US markets. The original books were #1 bestsellers in the UK. And the BBC series had tons of viewers and tons of awards.
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Btw, FTW big time for Luther andIdris Alba. Alice is back!!!!!!!
and Copper ain't bad neither.
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Forgot to mention that not reviewing The Killing is a bad, bad idea.I had a whole lot of things to say and I was not allowed to voice my opinion because Noel decided to be lazy about it.
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I am sorry but I feel cheated that's the way it is.
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Lazy? Excuse me? It's not an issue of being lazy in the slightest.
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You chose House of Cards as the WTF for Emmy noms but 30 Rock and Mad Men were nominated and this was there worst seasons
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FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SO MUCH!!! I can finally stop harassing the internet about when the hell the new season is coming out and screaming like a maniac every time it tells me it doesn't know.
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Yes yes yes!
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Where's the Whose Line is it Anyway love?
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WTF: No Emmy love for Orphan Black, the show and it star, Tatiana Maslany deserve all the awards.
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Crossing Lines: the European series is starting to become really interesting and the plots so far have been pretty entertaining.
Teen Wolf just for being Teen Wolf
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Emmies:no Orphan Black, no Hannibal so no more me.
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FTW/WTF - The Nerd HQ panels in San Diego were better than their comic-con panel counterparts.
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FTW:
-True Blood. I think it just may be getting back to the basics. Bill ripped off a dude's head and smirked when those chumps thought they were gunning him down. Lafayette's "There goes the neighborhood" comment, in addition to smoking a blunt and wielding a glue gun. They still need to do more with LaLa but I love him always. Eric. And um, Eric, and of course Eric. Eric and Pam not even needing to utter a word when they took down those guards. That moment with Jessica and the vampire Fabio who refused to have sex with her. I can't quite explain why that entire scene moved me and affected me so much, but somewhere inside of me a girly girl was probably sobbing or something. Alcide stopped being a dick for a glorious minute. Tara and Jessica. The wee fairy got a name, and we lost a good chap who did in fact need to go. Good times.

-Twisted. Don't judge me. This show is doing things to me and I don't know why. It's brought out my inner teen girl or something. This mystery has me, well, twisted. Plus, hello Chris Zylka appeared, with him and Grey Damon it was like a TSC reunion. I still maintain that Avan Jogia in addition to being hella easy on the eyes (that hair...those eyes) gives quite the performance.That kid is going places. Unfortunately not to my bedroom, but he's going places.

Christian Kane made an appearance on King and Maxwell and brought a little of Eliot Spencer with him.

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Bunheads got canceled. Kinda sucks.

Suits. I wavered on whether to say this was a WTF or a FTWTF. Either way, I can't not be irritated by the shift in the character dynamics. I feel like the tension and internal wars are entirely too forced to be tolerable. They took complex but likeable or tolerable characters and made them everything but. That includes both the leads. The glaring hypocrisy in Harvey Specter is too much stomach. Mike is just..ugh. And Donna has lost a great deal of her awesome. I don't even like the Rachel and Mike thing, although I never cared for them much anyway, and you can't make Louis likeable and continue making him the butt of the joke. It isn't even funny anymore, it's just cruel and unnecessary. I mean it's Suits. I love Suits. I love the characters and the writing. Right now though, it's just frustrating to watch, and I get that it's supposed to be, but there is a way of writing things to invoke emotion out of the fan-base w/o being so blatantly manipulative with it. I don't even know how to describe it. So I digress.

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Emmies just added to the foundation of ridiculous they started with their Fringe hate.
Cannibal being ignored...if there is an annual WTF list, that tops it so far.
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The Game of Thrones memorial only goes to show how pointless the deaths have become. The Red Wedding wasn't all that shocking since so many liked characters died before.

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FTW: Teen Wolf. All of it.
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FTW:

Amy Acker is now a regular on Person of Interest.
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This, and some of the other tidbits of info about POI do deserve to be in the FTW category. :D
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Absolutely! It was a great week for POI fans.
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"being obsessed with when Salem on Sabrina the Teenage Witch was actually a cat instead of a puppet" I don't watch adventure bros, but I do this! It's mostly when he runs/jumps around obviously but its still cute...
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Bunheads. :(
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WTF: no Emmy nomination for Orphan Black or its star, Tatiana Maslany. I'd like to see anyone else try to play 9 distinct characters with the grace she did. SNUB!
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Luther. FTW
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Netflix people are Hilarious people!
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Just want to make people aware of my personal favorite of the last weeks and it's been completely ignored here: "Magic City". It's brilliant, much better than season 1 and Danny Huston as Ben Diamond orbiting the rest of the great cast. And it has the best intro ever.
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Oh my...! Wow! So surprised (and delighted) to see The Killing in the FTW section, as we fans of the show are now "un-reviewed" and the last couple of episodes were sooo good (specially last one, granted).
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The North Remembers

Now i'm depressed :(
And also got a sudden urge to rewatch the 2 first seasons of GoT again.
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Futurama's saturday morning cartoon episode deserves a FTW, the Scooby Doo parody was right on the mark, even playing up the moving cell gag of the Mystery Machine.

WTF to Suits' first episode for being such a dick that did so little, and then FTW to Suits' second episode for reeling most of that back in. WTF to Mike & Rachel tho', how boring.

Ted's kids, and futureTed Bob Saget were really funny in that video, thanks for posting.

How is it that every few years John Stamos is everywhere and yet still not really anywhere?

Wait, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross were able to sit down and write a cohesive narrative and successfully sell it about their inability to write cohesive narratives and sell them?

Venture Bros had a great season finale, wholeheartedly agree that waiting so long for another season is unacceptable, great show but let's get the hell going with it. Hopefully the switch from doing it all in-house to doing it with Titmouse (poet, didn't know) will make that a reality. Plus I remember not too long ago there being talk of season 6 being produced right after season 5.

What, Under the Dome was a massive disappointment? Who could have foreseen that? Oh, what's that you say, JT Kirk did and warned people? Oh.

Gatchaman was also reworked and localized as G-Force. I kinda hate the "embrace the fun" concept of this new one, also that one girl is in her underwear. I just zipped through the first episode of "Crowds", and WHAT WAS THAT?!?

Dennis Farina started as out as a police officer who consulted on films, got a job acting, became a great actor, then played a cop on Law & Order. He passed away of a lung clot, totally WTF universe.
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I am still so mad that Bunheads was cancelled!
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Connie Britton getting nominated for an Emmy on Nashville, and not Hayden Panettierre, who really deserves one.
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Michelle Fairley were robbed! Robbed, I'm telling you!


...err. Congrats to Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke all the same (but the first two are the ones who really deserve it ).
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Never apologize for speaking the truth.

Why should anyone care about "awards" if they do not honor those that truly deserve them and instead favor the cool and popular kids? Boycott the Emmys. Seriously.
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Deb's attempted murder of Dexter was a major WTFFTW moment for me.
I'm also mad that Hannibal got the cold shoulder from the Emmys. Major WTF.
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The term WTF seems inadequate to describe the fact that Hemlock Grove is nominated for "Original Main Title Theme Music". That intro is one of the worst I've seen, and the music is awful. It just makes me hate the show even more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOCaTPOC3s4

I hope that I have misunderstood something fundamental about what "Original Main Title Theme Music" means, because if not, the fact that Game of Thrones isn't nominated is even more bizarre than the fact that Hemlock Grove is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7L2PVdrb_8
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I'm iffy on the Hemlock Grove theme, I mean I don't hate it, but honestly if Elementary doesn't win, it will be a travesty, the theme is arguably my favorite part of the show. As for this year my favorite new theme has been Orphan Blacks, but it might be because it reminds me so much of Fringe for some reason.
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I personally love the Hemlock Grove opening. Equal parts melancholic and creepy. I haven't yet watched the show, but this intro is nice.
And Game of Thrones can't be nominated because their theme is three years old.
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I like the intro to Vikings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFFxiPegAE0
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I like it too, but not so much that I listen too it every time, as I do with Game of Thrones, True Blood and Dexter.

It looks like the Emmys must have some special rules for that category. Maybe shows are only eligible for the first season intro. Some of my favorites, including Dexter and Sons of Anarchy, were nominated for their first seasons. Copper is nominated even though it's in season 2, but it could be because season 2 started so recently.

My all-time favorite Game of Thrones has never been nominated.
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My Saturday nights will actually be somewhat entertaining when HOW comes back on.
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I've got nothing against 'The Americans', but 'House of Cards' is definitely a more sophisticated/entertaining show.
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FTW!! Venture Bros, Hell on Wheels (but I am upset they revealed The Swede is coming back, even though we all assumed as such), True Blood being good again!!

WTF! No love for Hannibal, :c Dennis Farina, stand up guy, Under The Dome' s poster sucks, I'm sorry, the inevitable wait for season six of Venture Bros.
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WTF: British comedian Mel Smith died, at the age of 60. Apparently this happened last week, but I don't think it's been mentioned here. I remember him best for one of my all-time favorite scenes, from a terrible movie called "Morons from outer space", and for a pretty funny sketch from "Not the nine o'clock news".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMWDPJymksI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSINO6MKtco
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"Are you the male or the female?"
"M-male. Definitely male."
"Oh, sh**."

I saw Moron from Outer Space in a theatre and that scene cracked me up. When I saw it, I had no idea the executive producer and director were involved in Doctor Who and Get Carter, respectively.
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I still get emotional over the Game of Thrones's In Memoriam from Comic-Con.

And I still laugh to tears with Ted's kids from Comic-Con.

R.I.P. Dennis Farina.
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yeayyy legend of korra trailer was amazing.....I think i cried a little....
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Bunheads was great. The few haters be damned. If you had been following Bunheads on Twitter for a while you would have seen a lovefest. ABC Family is currently airing 4 shows whose ratings are lower than what Bunheads averaged. No way ABCF should have dropped their only quality show.
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The only reason why I'm not too bothered with House of Cards getting a lot of nominations is that it probably will attract other high profile actors to TV projects, which I'm all for. Even if undeserved, if big name actors are more attracted to TV projects because of Emmy nomination bias, so be it. It's time TV rises.
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Who cares about "high profile" actors come to TV? Faye Dunaway was on a sitcom with Robert Urich years ago, and it was the first show canceled that year. Maybe TV would improve if people were more concerned about the product as a whole than with shiny "stars."
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But House of Cards isn't TV, it's Netflix or rent-on-demand. HoC's success only attacks TV.
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That is an excellent point. I would go one further and say that if it helps more high profile professionals to view projects with alternative programmers like Netflix and Amazon then the unwarranted bias serves the greater good.
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FTW: House of Cards getting Emmy nominations.

WTF: TV.com putting that into the WTF section, and saying it's not deserving when it really, REALLY is. There are a lot of times I don't agree with the Emmys, but this is one of those times I do.
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Couldn't agree with you more, HH. I'm only 5 episodes in, but "ploddingly cold" is not at all the way I would describe the show. Does someone on the TV.com staff have a disdain for politics? Personally, I love the 4th wall breaking narrative, Underwood's unabashed hunger for power and his inspired Machiavellian scheming. In real life I would despise a man like Frank, but in the show I find myself applauding his masterful manipulation of the system. I love the show, I love the swagger Spacey brings to his character, and I love the unfiltered perspective on the corruption and gaming of DC politics. It's a beautifully written show. I would substitute "ploddingly cold" with "calculatingly awesome". It's a slow burner, but the burn is so sweet.

TV.com got this one very wrong. WTF indeed.
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It's a good show, certainly worthy of some recognition. I consider it the third best show of the year, after Banshee and The Americans.

These are all the nominations it got:

Original Main Title Theme Music
Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Drama Series
Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Cinematography For A Single-camera Series
Casting For A Drama Series
Directing For A Drama Series
Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Maybe The Americans did better than House of Cards in several of these categories, but I'm sure which ones that would be. I do prefer Keri Russell over Robin Wright in the "lead actress" category, but maybe I prefer Kate Mara over Keri Russell. I'm not sure. Kate contributed much more to the awesomeness of the show than Robin, and she also had a bigger role than Robin. So I find the nomination of Robin Wright pretty strange.

I find both the "lead actress" and "supporting actress" categories pretty strange actually. My choices would be very different.
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true blood makes me happy these days ,... :)
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