FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (July 27–August 2)

If you're reading this, you're one of the few who survived the Great Sharknado of 2014, which was just as deadly on the internet as it was in New York City. Or maybe you didn't survive and you're reading this from heaven. Whatever, we don't know your life. But we do know that a lot of cool (and dumbbbbb) stuff happened on TV this week. So instead of sitting there trying to figure out whether that tree in your front yard is more lifelike than Tara Reid's face, why not check out what we liked and didn't like about the last seven days on the boob tube?


SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't finished watching this week's new episodes (of The Strain, Extant, Pretty Little Liars, True Blood, etc.), we suggest that you hold off on reading this story until you do. 



FTW:

The Strain's Rocker Guy goes smooth down there

FX's campy vamp drama hit a high note when rock musician Gabriel took a whiz... and then dropped his favorite instrument into the toilet. It would've been enough just to hear the KERPLUNK of a wiener splashing into the bowl, but The Strain went the extra inch and gave us a full-frontal shot of Gabriel looking like a Goth Ken doll. 


FTW:

The creation of Dumb Starbucks unfolds on Nathan For You


Remember earlier this year, when a coffee shop called "Dumb Starbucks" was all over the news? It was revealed as a Nathan For You stunt ages ago, so our expectations for the resulting episode weren't that high. But it turned out there was more to the story than we ever could've imagined, as Nathan Fielder befriended a coffee-shop owner (and lost his friendship), suckered his lawyer into sharing the liability for Dumb Starbucks if he was sued by actual Starbucks, and forced his employees to name which of their coworkers (from a pool of three) they were most attracted to. So many (dumb) layers, man!


FTW:

Manhattan is the bomb, yo!


WGN America's new period drama already has us hooked. The show promises to dive into the very real threat of espionage, the stresses of secrets and lies on the nuclear family, and the groundbreaking science at the heart of the Manhattan Project, making it as ambitious in scope as the scientists whose brilliant minds created the real thing in the 1940s. Plus, with a talented cast led by John Benjamin Hickey, Daniel Stern, and Olivia Williams, it's a history class we look forward to attending each week.


FTW:

True Blood finds a cure and for once it's NOT Sookie


We've been so brainwashed into thinking of Sookie’s blood as a panacea that the discovery she’d infected Bill was shocking. Or course, that doesn't hold a candle to the reveal that it's actually Sarah Newlin whose blood is the antidote for Hep-V. Can you imagine a more perfect fate for little miss Numi than to be some sort of Promethean vamp food for all eternity?


FTW:

Halt and Catch Fire's penultimate episode was crazy and brutal


Donna's old boss played her to get the scoop on the Giant! Joe betrayed everything he stood for (though admittedly it seemed like a good idea at the time)! And in the end it didn't matter because Apple pwned them all anyway! We have no idea where the show's various storylines are headed (or whether it'll live to see Season 2), but we're definitely curious to see how everything plays out. 


FTW:

Garfunkel and Oates is like a tamer Broad City meets Flight of the Conchords


IFC posted the show's first episode online ahead of next week's series premiere, and already we can't wait to see more. Go sports!




FTWTF:

The Leftovers gets stoned

HBO's ever-baffling drama is known more for its existential questions than its devastating violence, but this week's episode opened with a brutal (and possibly staged?) hate crime as Gladys, a member of the Guilty Remnant, was stoned by unknown assailants while duct-taped to a tree. Each rocky impact was shown up close for maximum effect, but by the time the woman's head snapped back and spurted blood for the tenth time, we'd gotten the idea. Did it go on too long? Probably. Was it effective? Definitely. 


FTWTF:

Sharknado 2 is Sharknado 2, deal with it

It was loud, stupid, and bloody. Which is exactly what it should've been. What else did you expect?


FTWTF:

Murder in the First reveals Cindy's killer... and it's exactly who you thought it was

There's something surprising and a little bold about Erich Blunt confessing to killing Cindy after being acquitted by a jury, especially considering the potential red herrings the show had set up (we were thoroughly convinced it was Ivana). But the reason the development ended up splitting the FTW/WTF difference is that, instead of just letting Detectives English and Mulligan fail, and capping the season with Blunt's confession, the writers now have the opportunity to pin the murder of Erich's biological father on him. Yep, the murder that the show only halfheartedly cared about until it decided it was ready for this reveal.


FTWTF:

The Bridge is getting weird again


While we're still not fully invested in Season 2, we can't deny that Wednesday's episode piqued our interest. Ray, your visions of an Alaskan future with Charlotte are adorable, but how are you two ever going to get yourselves into the main plot? Sonya, we're no doctor, but wethinks your reaction to Dobbs' death was, um, unhealthy. Eleanor, after you watching you coldly dispose of that kid you killed, we were honestly shocked to see you lovingly bury a dead armadillo you found in the desert. And WHAT THE HELL KIND OF MONSTER ARE YOU FEEDING ACORNS TO IN THAT DUNGEON? Lotta stuff going on that doesn't quite make sense, but we're intrigued nonetheless. 




WTF:

Another grown man turns out to be into high school girls on Pretty Little Liars

Prior to this season, Zack was basically a throwaway character: owner of The Brew, lover of Ella, thinly veiled reason for Holly Marie Combs to disappear for several episodes at a time. There wasn't much more to him than that. But apparently he caught some sort of international strain of the Pedo Virus that's so rampant in Rosewood, because he spent this week's episode trying to dry-hump Hanna. Making matters worse, after Hanna told her friends about the engaged man looking for adolescent strange, they assumed it was her fault. Aria, Spencer, and Emily dispensed a heavy dose of victim-blaming with just a soupçon of slut-shaming. Fans of PLL may be desensitized to adult men taking advantage of still-growing young ladies, but there's still a line in the sand, and the show certainly crossed it this week.


WTF:

The Dome dumbs


Which of this week's stories from beneath the bubble was more outrageous: that the impending famine in Chester's Mill was solved by a food hoarder, or that Joe decided to conduct a blood test without having any idea how to conduct a blood test? "Reconciliation" was a low point even for Under the Dome.


WTF:

The Quest makes a mockery of fantasy fans

We'd been looking forward to the debut of ABC's newest reality show for months, and its immersive setting is definitely cool. But as fans of sci-fi and fantasy, there's something about the show that rubs us the wrong way. Not only does it kind of seem like Survivor with the addition of cosplay, but it almost feels like the producers are treating the set-up as one big joke. At one point during Thursday's premiere, as the contestants were debating whether or not they should attempt to escape a holding cell, one woman said, "They're going to make us look like lunatics." She wasn't talking about ABC, but we're worried she might as well have been. Did anyone else get the feeling that The Quest is laughing AT fantasy fans instead of with them?


WTF:

For an astronaut, Extant's Molly is extraordinarily stupid

After hanging out with the lady for four episodes, we'd never accuse her of being smart—after all, she pretty readily accepted the idea that she is/was somehow carrying John's child because Sparks told her she was part of an experiment where women were secretly inseminated. But if you were on the run from some bad guys, wouldn't you go somewhere other than your dad's house? Also: She tried to pet a dog who very clearly didn't trust the alien-ghost baby in her womb and was shocked when it bit her. More screen time for Ethan the Robokid, please!!


WTF:

Suits' Mike and Rachel are the actual worst


Seriously, we can't take much more of this. He'd better not take her back. 


What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week? The latest episodes of Defiance and Dominion? Meredith's death on Teen Wolf? The debut of SundanceTV's The Honorable Woman? The finale of The Bachelorette? Share your own FTWs and WTFs in the comments!


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Halt and Catch Fire, FTMFW.

The Bridge is still a thing ey. Ok.

I refuse to watch Sharknado 2.

I might have to start watching Manhattan. WGN America?
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Yes, you need to start watching Manhattan!
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The Major What The Fuck Of The Week keeps getting whatthefuckier:

http://news.yahoo.com/cheryl-hines-rfk-jr-nuptials-were-pretty-much-143400246.html

There was also some misreporting about the guest list. The Telegraph made this not-so-little gaffe:

The toasts were led by RFK Jr's uncle Ted Kennedy, youngest brother of his late father, who told him: "Bobby, you are the most adventuresome, the most loving, the most inclusive person in our family."




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Teen Wolf's "teen dad" Scott being all protective of "baby wolf" Liam - too cute, and a great take on both werewolf mythos and teenage parenting. ;)
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FTW: John Oliver #GoGetThoseGeckos
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I liked The Quest. So ... yeah. May the next Sharknado hit your hometown, "TV.com Staff".
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WTF: Who makes a 9 episode season?
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An unaccountably optimistic Glee writer?
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when a tired true blood, a shark and the dome highlight the week of television we are in a sad state of affairs....thank the universe rectify is still showing.
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Here's a lollapalooza of a what the fuck??? for you:

https://tv.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-details-robert-f-kennedy-jr-cheryl-hines-031200622.html

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Cheryl Hines Marry at Family Compound

Maybe Cheryl can find out who the other shooters on the grassy knoll were (no, Oswald was NOT the lone gunman) and let us all know?

I know. What...............the...................fuck.
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Once again this damn review boggles my mind. The Leftovers should've been FTW only due to the intensity of that scene and what it revealed about the world the show is in and what may come.
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OH! Something happened on the Leftov..z.z.zzzzzz.zZZZZZZ.
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The Sarah Newlin-twist in True Blood was a pleasant surprise. The recent pedophile-storyline in PLL is NOT. Seriously, how much does the writers on that show hate men?

Per usual, the newest The Fosters-episode wasn't mentioned in the TV week review. Too bad! It's really one of the most underrated shows on TV these days, a show that doesn't have any forced drama. It just feels fresh.
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I love Garfunkel and Oates. Some of their online songs are crazy dirty.

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I completely disagree. I think The Quest is awesome. When is season 2 casting? SIGN ME UP!
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FTWTF: Pretty much everything that happens on Defiance. This show is becoming a trashy sci-fi soap opera, and I kinda love it.
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FTW: Crossbones turns out to be a mini-series. The finale was good enough to act as a series finale (with the usual TV outs just in case the series should be picked up elsewhere).
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FTW: Laurie Garvey (The Leftovers), for using a whistle to tell someone, in the loudest way possible, that he doesn't have the right to share her grief!

Bonus points for the whistle was meant to be used whenever someone caused them pain, and she made their spiritual pain count.
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Really? NOBODY is going to mention that they

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RIPPED OFF WILFREDS FUCKING ARM?!

I really still don't know how to feel about it. A ballsy move, especially 3 episodes to the end, but wow.
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FTW/WFT: The fact that he was actually happy about it was the funniest part. Only bummer, during this episode they replaced Mary Steenburgen with Mimi Rogers as the Newman siblings mother (Cool Steenburgen has got new roles coming up in 'Justified' Season Six and 'Orange is the New Black' Season 3 on her plate but to recast this late in the game was very strange and I kept thinking b/c this is 'Wilfred' it could be part of the joke, but it wasn't it was just recasting.) Loved Mary Steenburgen as Ryan and Kristen's mom. Steenburgen had a way of playing this difficult role and bringing in the lovely and talented first Mrs. Tom Cruise at this late stage of the game didn't really work too well at all.
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I personally have had no problems with the recasting. Bruce's was totally fine cause it just sorta made sense, and as far as Catherines, well...the woman looked and sounded close enough and frankly, she's such a minor recurring character whom we so rarely see as it is, it just didn't bother me after the first minute or so. I agree though, my reaction of "oh god how horrifying" was immediately canceled out when you realize HE'S happy about it lol
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Good call, definitely coulda mentioned that one. Does that mean you woulda put it in FTWTF? Or do you think it was more solidly a FTW or a WTF?
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Definitely a solid FTWTF yeah. Because I am both impressed by their guts and also slightly shocked and wtfing it. Thanks!
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FTW: Masters of Sex for one of the best hours of TV in years!!!
Shame on TV.com for not noticing. Not even a freaking review... and they review Under the Dome...
FTW: Married for a hilarious hour of TV.


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"Figth" was an incredible hour of television! I came here looking for a review, sure tv.com would gush about it, and it didn't even make the list. FTW all the way!
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I thought it was pretty boring. It had character development, but unfortunately that was all it had. It was essentially a bottle episode, with no plot development. I would agree that given the premise of the episode, they couldn't have done it much better. But it's still a boring premise.
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THANK YOU. "Fight" is one of my top episodes of TV ever now.
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Noted!
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Finally some love for Halt and Catch Fire !

I think all fantasy/Sci-fi fans should give The Quest a chance. At least it is trying something different. I think they did very well with Whodunit last year. I still do not understand why they did not bring that back. I think the ratings weren't bad for a summer reality competition.

I am loving the weirdness of the bridge.

Given up on the weirdness of the leftovers !
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Agreed on Suits, come ON! They've made Rachel even less bearable now, apparently she exists only to shed tears over Mike.

You have a tense failure on the Dumb Starbucks paragraph there, going from past-tense to current-tense towards the end.
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Thanks, fixed!
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Woo hoo! HaCF FTW! :)
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WTF: The Lottery’s ridiculous out-of-insulin storyline. The writers seem to have a very limited knowledge of diabetes -- so many errors!
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As someone with Type One I was watching the screen saying - this is why no one knows what to f'ing do when someone has an insulin reaction. Wouldn't a show like this have at least one medical advisor so they don't do a story like this that makes the writers appear to be mentally retarded? They just kept making that story dumber and dumber and more inaccurate. When you have high blood sugar the last thing you want to do is keep drinking water, cause all that is going to do is increase trips to bathroom. Water doesn't help anything. I had no idea why they made it seem like that is what you do.
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I wonder how long it will be before we can answer every comment like that with "Under the dome did a similar thing and it was even stupider".

(I haven't actually seen The Lottery, but UtD tends to win stupidity contests).
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I watched the pilot for Garfunkle and Oates and found it marvelous fun. I haven't watched the last 3 episodes of Under the Dumb, and think I might be over it. I actually did what I was supposed to do and hated Plan 9 From Outer Space. Perhaps if they pared UtD down to a half-hour or 15 minutes, I could waste that much time on it, but an hour a week of pure stupid is just too much--plus the redundant review reminding us just how stupid it was.
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I think you are on to something. UTD would be genius and would work fantastically if they ran it like Childrens Hospital. 15 to 20 minutes of unbridled stupidity would be fantastic.
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Be careful what you wish for Matey...
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FTW - It's been a very long time since 2 comedies that air back to back both make me consistently laugh. Thank you Drunk History & Nathan For You.
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Agree with all of that which I saw and is listed, and I think I mentioned the stupidity of Molly going to her dad's house in Extant on the Extant thread. I think, though, that The Leftovers (again, yes) deserves to be in FTW, as the stoning scene was brutal and excellently done, but better yet was the intensity of the woman whistling at the priest towards the end of the episode -- it was clearly her screaming out, and the poor priest... he never gets a break! With the scoring in the background it was a very uncomfortable, very amazing scene to watch.
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Absolutely all the above except maybe The Bridge, a very tenuous one at that, are WTF?????????
Okay, you did not mention the Killing, why am I not surprised , and it's totally FTW.
honestly, what's so fucking wrong with you, are you sick, do you need a vacation?
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NO VACATIONS! They need to finish their work that has been piling up for months like where are the new communities (DOMINION COMMUNITY PLEASE). Cheap broke ass site. We are understaffed where I work and I still manage to keep all the balls in the air (they dropped the community ball).
Disclaimer: Sorry if they did create a Dominion community. I haven't been coming to this site as much.

I want a vacation or rather a "stay-cation" where I stay home and relax. However I could be persuaded to go to the Maldives Islands and the Himalayan Mountains and a bunch of other places but I am also the type who needs a vacation after a vacation;-)

I'm behind on The Bridge.

Kerkesh, are you surprised they fuck up the FTW/WTF lists? This is nothing new and I often just skip them. Helix was often FTW (shitty show). Banshee and Orphan Black were ignored season 1 until we had riots here. Don't forget a year or so ago they had blatant product placement as FTW.

I only came to this article for you Kerkesh. Peace be with you and stay safe!!!
((Kerkesh))
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Why yes, I need/would love a vacation. I've always wanted to go to Greece. I hear it's beautiful. Santorini especially. From there I think I'd go and explore the rest of Europe. I've been to France, though. So I'd probably skip it this time around. Then I'd head to Australia. I'd finish the whole thing up with an exploration of New Zealand. I found this really cool tour for the Lord of the Rings that I'd like to do. That would be cool! I've always wanted to go to Mordor!

Oh wait...
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Let me know if you go to Athens, my sister lives there.The islands are great too.I lived in France for over two decades and the country is fine but the people,...... Australia, would love that, maybe go gem prospecting. Anyway, with the Internet you can send reviews from anywhere. Well, at least you'll try.
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The only thing wrong with the TV.com staff is that they are slow to ban abusive idiots from the site.
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He's not an idiot and is just expressing his frustration with the site. As you know, people express their frustration in different styles and sometimes there are other factors at play. Things aren't always as they appear and there may be other issues influencing a person and it's not for me to say.
The posts that annoy me are the moronic polls (is Campbell from Helix the next Walter White….lol). I've been trying to avoid this particular article since it usually annoys me but this all was brought to my attention.

kerkesh has some very informative and intellectual comments on many shows (check out his orphan black comments). I think the site didn't need defending by members however we all can and should express our views. LOL, I'm being my usual hypocritical self by defending someone who can defend themselves.

disclaimer: I have a total potty mouth so cussing doesn't bother me. I refrained from using it here (*$&%, lol). It's a bad habit but I can't *&%^*@$ break it;-)

peace
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I have to say, I don't find "what's so fucking wrong with you, are you sick, do you need a vacation?" abusive or jerky.

Maybe I just have a thicker skin

But it seems to me, that all this offense is being caused by 2 words.

If Kerkesh had wrote "what's wrong with you, are you sick, do you need a vacation?" I doubt @TVcom_editorial would have called it a jerky comment or you would have found it abusive.

The point is still the same though.

So far, I've watched 3 episodes of the new season of The Killing, and it deserves to be mentioned on the FTW as it was one of the best shows on this week.

@Kerkesh was only expressing his incredulity.

He gave an opinion about an article based on opinions.

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you f*cking m*ron, don't you know that j*rk is offensive.
Intelligent, you, lol….. j/k :-)
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I am not a fecking meron.
And jork is not offensive
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"If Kerkesh had..." Yes, GC, but he didn't. He wasn't "only" expressing his incredulity, and you're too intelligent to think that I'm responding to him stating an opinion. There's just no need to go those extra 2 words and cuss at the staff while expressing that opinion.
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Some would argue that you are crediting me with too much intelligence :-)

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Yeah, let's ban everyone, why not? If someone feels this site has gone shitty, then please let them speak their mind at least here on the FTW/WTF articles. And to me it seems that kerkesh is not happy with the choices TV.COM made on what was FTW/WTF of this week, that happens you know, and his tone is direct and slightly vulgar, but not really "abusive". Banning everyone for this choice of words and we're pretty alone here soon - you'd be banned too, btw.
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Well said!

f*ck censorship! Ban the real trolls and we know who they are.

Remember when that lady freaked out about some article by Tim (masturbation article I think) and said "what about the kids". Everyone, including tv.com and the offended party above was anti-censorship. I guess masturbation is ok but not swearing to emphasize one's point. Also criticizing of the site and their staff's performance….you can say what your really think/feel or you can just be polite when doing it. Sure, politeness may be best but sometimes you just want to tell it how it is without filtering it for the pc or sensitive people. One of the main things I liked about the site was that it didn't censor swear words. I find the inane polls more offensive but that is just me.

Stanking, you have always been levelheaded and I think the site can fight it's own battles but you have the right to express your opinion (duh). Curse words only have power if you give it power. People can take offense at anything. Maybe the employees need harsh words to light a fire under them, IDK. There are many posts and comments that point out major flaws (or areas for improvement for this site--I would hope they want the feedback so they an improve the site. I realize this isn't exactly the same as being upset that if a show is FTW or WTF or left off the list but I can relate to his passion/anger since I spent a season yelling for Orphan Black and Banshee to be included (season1) and it wasn't until the end that they finally got sick of us b*tch*ng about it.
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Well, whatever is your IQ, mine is certainly higher, and I mean that literally. As for abuse, you have no idea what it means. As for banning me for that comment, I assure you I have done much worse as did many of my friends. You may not like my opinion, which I am constitutionally permitted to have, but who the fuck do you think you are?
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Personally, I don't see why so many people have the obsessive need for the use of such a base, vulgar, stupid and unnecessary word as "the 'F' word". All it shows is a lack of restraint and imagination.
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Lulz. If you're going to claim a superior IQ (has anyone ever claimed that in a non-literal sense?), you should at least be aware that the First Amendment applies to government's restriction of free speech, not curtailment by a corporation like CBS.
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I know, and you're right. I was out of patience and reacted too viscerally. I did not mean reference to my IQ as an insult to you but as fact. i am in the one percentile range of between 173 and 189 depending on the test and the day it is taken. But I am so overworked and very very tired when I get to this site, so I understand if it doesn't show.
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Yes, we do need a vacation, from jerky comments like this one.

And here's a full review of The Killing, fresh out of the oven, just for you: http://www.tv.com/news/the-killing-season-4-netflix-review--140692831554/

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Ok, not to press the point but what does that sentence even mean, it is not even English, how can anyone take a vacation from a comment, especially a jerky one at that. Otherwise, I do apologize. Don't take a vacation, just slave away in San Fransisco, one of the top cities in the US in terms of joy of living and service.
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"jerky comments". Jerky is an insult (adjective) and so are many other swear words (the spectrum of swear/cuss words, lol)
errr, pot calling kettle black
I don't really have a problem with it but it seems hypocritical. However I'm also ok with that because I often hold two diametrically opposing ideas at the same time (lots of cognitive dissonance but I like it).
Peace! Now please go create communities if you haven't already done
so;-)
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Th ank you very much. :-)
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"But apparently he caught some sort of international strain of the Pedo Virus"

A pedophile is someone who is turned on, or at least isn't turned off, by the physical characteristics of prepubescent children. The woman in that gif looks 30.
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FTW - season 4 of the killing is on!!
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I have watched 4 episodes so far and I loved it. The shorter season makes for tighter stories. The music and the cinematography at the end of each episode is something I am really going to miss.

I really hope Netflix would do more seasons with shorter episodes.
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FTW: I just started watching season 2 of The Bridge. I've seen 3 episodes so far, and while it isn't great, I like it better than anything else that isn't between seasons right now.

FTW: Diane Kruger's butt.

FTW: Guardians of the Galaxy (in a movie theater of course). The trailer made it look a bit lame. The posters made it look bad. But it was quite entertaining. Not fantastic, but certainly no worse than a typical Marvel movie.

FTW: Somehow they made Karen Gillan look even better by shaving her head, and making her skin blue and her eyes black. Apparently it took five hours (every day) to make her look like this.


WTF: Everything on Under the dome, as usual. Especially the blood test.
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Agree 100% on Karen ...but they really should have told her to back off that really bad fake/low American voice she used. Love her - but that was really distracting.
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You're going to LOVE her accent in Selfie then!

Just kidding. I understand why she has to speak with an American accent in Selfie—it's part of the commentary the show is making. But I honestly don't understand why she couldn't have used her native accent here. I think it would have worked well.
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I don't think it would have worked. We would have been thinking "Why is that alien Scottish?" I don't think lots of planets have a Scotland.

I actually didn't know that this was Karen Gillan while I was watching it. I didn't know that she was going to be in the movie until I saw the opening credits, and then when she showed up, I didn't understand that it was her. I was wondering who I was looking at, thinking that maybe some supermodel had just gotten her first movie part. I thought she was good, and I didn't understand who she was until near the end of the movie, when I thought about how I still haven't seen Karen Gillan.
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I think the main part of the distraction was the "breathiness" of lowering her voice so far. Being American, I wasn't annoyed with the attempt and she did fine. But I guess it was the combo of all those things was a bit much.

Doesn't matter really. She was still awesome.
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FTW: The Killing is back!!! For the very last time though...
FTW: Teen Wolf is fun.... I find the current frenzy about Parrish a bit over the top... The guy is neither that hot (remember Isaac, that was hot, people) nor that interesting but still, one good fun summer show...

WTF: The Leftovers - 5 episodes watched and the show continues to play coy ("I am so very mysterious and I make no sense) using violence and nudity gratuitously (the oh-so-biblical stoning went on unnecessarily and I did not need to see that guy's junk, thank you) to distract from the lack of logic or proper plot/character development. Liv Tyler is particularly awful, has she always been such a terrible actress or is it just a terrible character? The whole show is a pretentious mess so it is hard to tell. Sorry for Kevin cause man, I feel you, tough life and all but I am out of this shit. Maybe I'll check out Merlin since @taccado recommends it....
WTF: Suits.... I admit I stopped watching a few eps ago but I roll my eyes at the insistence of this show to make Rachel into a relevant character... She's been dead weight for 2 seasons and no matter what they do, she seems to just get worse... Please have her join with Grimm's Juliette and emigrate to a new show/country/planet
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Agree with everything except the leftovers - for some reason i'm still fine with it. But not very sure about Liv Tyler. Luckily her character doesn't look important.
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This week nothing really makes it onto my FTW/WTF list. OK, so I finally finished watching Merlin. I guess that's a FTW. Now I have one less unfinished shows on my "Will Watch in the Future" list. The only ones left that I have started watching at some point but never finished are Breaking Bad (crazy, I know), Gossip Girl, House and Skins (UK).
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I also stopped watching House (even though I enjoyed it initially) somewhere around Season 4 and I am still to watch the final season of Breaking Bad...
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Wait what?!? Someone was actually surprised that Sarah was the cure for Hep-V?
It was likely from day 1 that they'd have a cure (and plainly obvious when both main vamps were shown sick) and the most logical assumption was that the people behind the virus (Sarah) would have the cure.

I won't say that it was 100% obvious that it would be inside her (though it was guessed before by quite a lot of people) but going that route is the most obvious thing ever. Even the basic symbolic issue that she'd help cure the vamps she infected.

In other words, how many people did not see this coming?
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Sarah Newlin is an achetypical villain: those are killed off, not slated to be a cure/salvation.

Ironically, that's what her christian self always aspired to be: a savior. Ironically, that's not what she had in mind which is what makes it so twisted.
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I think there's some confusion as to how TV shows work. See there're good shows and there're bad shows and then there's Under the Dome. Usually when something is categorized as WTF it means its bad, but when it comes to Under the Dome you need to swap WTF with FTW, meaning if it's a WTF moment in Under the Dome then its actually the best thing ever to happen to Television.
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I made the comparisson before and I stand by it:

Under the Dome is in fact a serialized Sharkanado.

And what they said about it is true on under the dome:

It was loud, stupid, and bloody. Which is exactly what it should've been. What else did you expect?
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My point exactly
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You're right about Suits! I love this show but this season is amazingly stupid. Rachel's tears were ridiculous and I sure as hell hope they won't get back together even though I used to root for them
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FTW: Stephen Colbert and musical guest Jon Batiste. One of the best musical performances The Colbert Report has ever had, IMO.
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Nice to see agreement here with me from site staff. She cheated once, she'll do it again.
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FTW The Quest. It's really entertaining. I loved the whole set-up and it's okay to not take everything seriously. It was super fun! AND WTF Suits. I'm definitely over Mike and Rachel.
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The Quest could have been better. In such shows, the cast needs to be likeable and interesting. There should be more interesting competitions than just shooting arrows. However it is only 1 episode and it is something different. I just hope people will give it a chance.
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FTW the Quest was awesome fun and Tv.com just cant play along and enjoy. WTF TV.com fails miserably to even acknowledge the show is on the air....don't believe me? take a look at their page where it is still listed as "not yet aired". WTF Tv.com started unskipable unmutable autoplaying ads on their "what to watch tonight" pages.
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FTW TEEN WOLF is was just a perfect episode that showcased every thing we love about this show and we got more screen time with deputy McSexy sorry I mean Deputy Parrish who is either a very great liar or is senserly clueless as to why he's on a supernatural hitlist and worth $5 million dollars( I can't believe he actually thought he was worth $5 and then was impressed when they told him that he was worth $5 mill)
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Rachel seems to be getting worse and worse with every passing episode. Remember the days when she was the confident, sassy, resourceful paralegal? She was fun to watch back then. Now she's just a whiny crybaby. (I think EVERY SCENE she was in this episode had her tear up or burst out sobbing. Megan Markle probably needed a swimming pool's worth of water to rehydrate.) Seriously, Jessica, Katrina, and especially Donna are all well written and strong female characters. They aren't perfect (Even DONNA makes mistakes time to time) but they're human. Season 4 Rachel is not human. She's a walking water fountain who kisses any cute guy who gets within 2 feet of her. Harvey is wise to always keep her at an arm's distance.
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A low point for Under the Dome is something that I don't even want to try to comprehend, I thought the whole show was a constant low point, if something especially bad then, I just don't want to think about the implications.
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I loved the Under the Dome pilot but from ep 2 it was a disaster so I stopped watching. What is amazing to me (can't comment on the show itself) is that it is the most watched network drama of the summer. Sure there isn't a lot on TV in summer but UtD is doing incredibly well esp. in relation to the terrible reviews it gets...
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I think the reason I watched so much of season one was because of the pilot, it was't great but the dome related deaths and possibility for cool an interesting stories got it off to a good start. A good start that it quickly threw into the dirt and it became terrible. But like you said you have to give it credit for someone getting good ratings, I don't know if people are tuning in for the so bad it's good thing, if it's because there's nothing else on, or if the general public really has such terrible taste.
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I was thinking the exact same thing! TV.com has to be careful with using the words "low point" and "Under the Dome" in the same sentence, because there is a great risk that the combination will become overused in the future.
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Garfunkel and Oates is definetely the female version of Flight of the Conchords--- FTW!!
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Ftw true blood,the strain,dominion..
Wtf...pll
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FTW: The Bridge.

After responding to the suicide of banker Ben Delarge outside his workplace only five minutes after Daniel Frye came to ask him some questions about his connection to Eleanor Nacht, which the officers have now discovered, the dialogue between Cooper and Wade –

Cooper: You know what the strangest thing about all this is, boss?

Wade: What’s that, Coop?

Cooper: This is MY bank.
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FTW: Laurence O'Donnell's Rewrite on Frances Perkins, FDR's labor secretary and the first female cabinet officer. I actually felt like I learned something.

WTF: O'Donnell baiting and switching his audience into listening to a discussion on Sharknado 2 with a tease that Susan Sontag predicted it 50 years ago. O'Donnell not only failed to link Sharknado to something I might find interesting, the guest he had on to discuss it with him didn't really seem to have any expertise beyond following a Twitter feed. What genius thought people watching The Last Word had interest in a rerun of Sharknado 2?; The social media expert on The Last Word contending that the closest thing to a known actor the original Sharknado had was Tara Reid. Yeah, because no one's ever heard (no pun intended) of the dad in Home Alone, the bartender in After Hours, Goldie Hawn's husband in Deceived, the evil general in The Package, C.H.U.D., or A Trip to the Bountiful with Geraldine Page. The cast member from American Pie, Urban Legend, and Alone in the Dark who's probably best known for having botched plastic surgery is the closest thing to an actor the first Sharknado could manage.

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FTW

Gravity Falls is Back and Grunkle Stan Fighting Zombies like a Bad Ass Better than Rick Grimes
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