FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (June 15–21)

Are things getting hotter around here or is it just you? Or is it just that it's summer? Yeah, that's probably it. In fact, that's definitely it. Scientifically speaking, summer is the hottest season of the year, warmer than spring, warmer than the leaves-fall-to-the-ground months, warmer than snowy times. So we don't even know why we asked you whether the increase in temperature is a result of you being so attractive, because that's obviously not it. Not because you're not attractive, because you are. In fact, you're VERY attractive. We'd right-swipe you all night. But in the case of the rising mercury, it's probably summer that's the cause. But anyway, wanna go out for coffee sometime? No? Okay. Well, we were busy too. Umm-hmm, big plans. Like washing our hair and discussing what we liked and didn't like about TV this week.


SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't finished watching this week's new episodes (of Game of ThronesFargo, Orphan Black, etc.), we suggest that you hold off on reading this story until you do.



FTW:

24: Live Another Day kills a president in true 24 fashion


It wouldn't be another season (or event series) of 24 without a long-running and major character biting the proverbial bullet. Or, in the case of President Heller (William Devane), taking a direct drone strike to the face in the center of Wembley Stadium. However, for as crazy and silly as Heller's death was, the episode leading up to it was very strong, giving both the character and Devane a solid, measured send-off via final scenes with Kiefer Sutherland and Kim Raver. Only 24 could cap off an emotional goodbye with a drone strike at an international landmark. 


FTW:

Rectify returns to free our tears from our eyes


SundanceTV's artful and thoughtful drama came back to do what it does best: dehydrate its viewers by extracting fluid from their eyes. The Season 2 premiere taught us a lesson about the will to live despite whatever objections might come from narrow-minded vengeful masses. And in the episode's powerful final scene, the waterworks gushed and our hearts filled with joy. This is a show that understands the finer points of friendship.


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Game of Thrones ends with a packed episode that shocks book readers


In Game of Thrones first three seasons, the trend was that Episode 9 would be the big one, and the finale would mop things up. Not so with Season 4, as "The Children" was stuffed to the gills with plot movement and big events (fireballin' tree children, dragon prison, Brienne vs. the Hound, and Tyrion's very happy Father's Day). But perhaps the most exciting part was the response from fans who've read the books when one certain bit was left out and other things happened that weren't part of the Song of Ice and Fire novels. Game of Thrones is simultaneously respecting its source material and doing its own thing, something all great adaptations should do. 


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Fargo finishes as one of TV's best modern miniseries 


Molly didn't catch Lester Nygaard or Lorne Malvo, but Fargo still managed a wholly satisfying ending to its 10-episode season, and might go down as the ideal model for the massive influx of "event series" coming our way. Create compelling characters, but don't be afraid to kill them. Condense multiple seasons' worth of plot into a smaller package. And end things by offering closure and wrapping up all the major storylines. Fargo was executed so well that we almost wish it hadn't been a miniseries. (We'll miss you, Lester!) But at least we can get excited for all new characters in a second season, which FX should be greenlighting any day now.


FTW:

Orphan Black wraps Season 2 with a direct hit

The introduction of male clones was to be expected at some point in the show's run, and Saturday's season-ender felt like the perfect time. With a lot to accomplish in just over 40 minutes—in addition to the Mark reveal—the finale packed in as much as it could, including saving Kira, a Clone Club dance party, Paul's return, Cal's introduction to the world of clones, and of course, this shockingly awesome bit of science:



FTW:

Playing House ends its first season on a high note


The USA buddy comedy was strong all season, and Tuesday's two-part finale was no different. Maggie gave birth in the first half-hour, and the second saw the new mom and Emma (plus baby Charlotte) taking on some bikers and helping Mark save his marriage to Tina, thus proving that having a baby will do nothing to stop the insane adventures of these two best friends. 




FTWTF:

Syfy's new show Dominion sure is something


In fact, it's a dozen different things. The opening episode of the post-apocalyptic angels vs. humans drama wasn't afraid to introduce plenty of stories, characters, and allusions as it presented a series of sequences involving angel-on-angel throwdowns, the transferring of magical tattoos, and chatter about an energy reactor. We're absolutely unsure if Dominion is good or bad, but it certainly has our attention. 


FTWTF:

AMC renews Better Call Saul before it airs a single episode

Hey, In Vince Gilligan We Trust and it's cool that the Breaking Bad boss is now a co-showrunner on the spin-off series focused on Bob Odenkirk's scummy, scheming lawyer, but AMC's decision to order a second season prior to the show's debut is yet another sign that the network is desperate to hold onto any semblance of the "prestige" it established with BrBa and Mad Men. At this point, we won't be surprised to see a Mad Men offshoot, too.


FTWTF:

Netflix's Chelsea Handler deal

Total FTW for Handler, who gets a huge [YOUR FREE SPACE HERE] scenario on the perfect platform for innovation and experimentation. Unmuzzled, she could try to build a reputation similar to Howard Stern's, with her own brand of raunchy humor. Total WTF for Netflix, which doesn't seem to understand that a talk show needs to be topical, so it's not really a fit for the brand's technology. This is going to be a tough sell.




WTF:

"Adorkable" makes the dictionary

The marketing term originally coined by Fox to describe New Girl's Jessica Day was officially added to the Collins English Dictionary—and because of a Twitter contest, no less. Talk about a butchery of the English language! Its definition is officially "socially inept or unfashionable in a charming or endearing way," but we all know it means "hot girl in glasses." 


WTF:

These dopes who used the Breaking Bad logo on their dope

Some New York drug dealers had the audacity to stamp their heroin with the Breaking Bad logo, and the smack caught the attention of the police because people were OD'ing on it. Keep our great television shows off of your garbage smack, you dummies! If you want to let your customers know that drugs will make them lose their mind, drool, enter a state of disbelief and confusion, and then regret choices the next day, use the Super Fun Night logo, will ya? Sheesh!


What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week? The season premieres of The FostersDefiance, or Rookie Blue? VH1's I Love the 2000s? Suits' latest Havery vs. Mike showdown? Share your own FTWs and WTFs in the comments!


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Chelsea Handler would probably be better off staying on E! at this point. Made a move way too late. Netflix is for binge watching, how many tend to binge watch a talk show?
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"At this point, we won't be surprised to see a Mad Men offshoot, too."

Calling Sally Draper...
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President Keller killed by a bomb wooowww never saw that coming !
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GOT and OB will now enter history as among the best TV shows ever to grace our screens. Since OB has low ratings, it will be a cult favorite that fans will keep talking about it and recommending to their friends. Fargo is also very good so three very good shows ended their season.

Well at least Rectify is back and Dominion looks crazy enough in a good way to warren our attention.
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GOT (especially Tywin's character, and Varis) and Fargo are definitely up there for me, as well as 24's last episode. I look forward to the fallout of the latter, the next season of the first, and what Fargo plans to do next. Fargo was especially brilliant, from start to finish, and what a stellar cast!! Who needs to go to the movies anymore?
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Meant to add that I haven't watched Rectify yet so skipped that part (note to CJ42090: you can scroll down without reading), but I'm sure it would also be part of my FTW from last week's shows.
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You didn't list 24 in your warning line and then the very first spoiler is 24. Not very considerate to readers.
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Unnecessarily rude replies, aside from smithinjapan. My post wasn't inflammatory.

These articles don't always discuss the same shows each week -- one show might make the list one week but not the next. When 24 wasn't listed in the opening warning, I assumed it was safe.
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Of course the article doesn't hit the same shows each week. The title is pretty simple and self-explanatory. But TV.COM's people can't win here. The title alone should have always been enough, but some idiots whined that there wasn't a spoiler alert. In response, they shrugged and added a spoiler alert. Then there's been subsequent whines that the spoiler alert isn't specific enough or doesn't allow the reader to read the spoiler alert before the spoiler. (If you give a mouse a cookie...) They should just go back to the title with a disclaimer that if you read anything below the title, you have yourself to blame. C'mon, guys and gals, man/woman up and take responsibility for your own choices instead of blaming others for "ruining" some few minutes of your life.
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Unnecessarily stupid and whiny complaint. If you don't want something spoiled, don't read a column whose primary function is to act as a week in review."I should be able to say anything I want on the Internet without people rudely pointing out how stupid my comment was! Why, whoever heard of such a thing?"
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For the internet, my initial post was pretty tame and, again, it wasn't inflammatory. Not sure who spit in your cornflakes this morning but maybe you should channel your aggression towards them instead of some nobody on the internet. Take care.
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Now that you know what this regular feature is about, why don't you skip it from now on, asuming you just don't enjoy whining?
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Quitcherbitchen. The entire article is about what happened in the last week. You rolled right past that big print title and then complain because you weren't warned.
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Agree with stanking, though perhaps a little strongly worded on his part. You've gotta know when you read these threads that the whole week's shows (at least the memorable ones) will be mentioned, and key parts included.
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hellers death wasn't the most memorable moment in 24 this week. jacks new catchphrase "so wake the bitch up" was.
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WTF: Korra anounces it's premire date, and its this Friday.
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FTW: The opening segment of Wedsnsday's Rachel Maddow Show, detailing the political "career" of Liz Cheney; The three-way discussion on All In of the acceptability of racism toward Muslims with regard to remarks made about Beau Bergdahl's father; The apparent sincerity of Craig Ferguson's interview with Maria Bello.

WTF: No interviews the producers of any news programs explaining why the people who were wrong about the Iraq War were trotted out on the Sunday morning talkshows while people who predicted what would happen weren't; Brian Williams, reporting the death of a 90-year-old D-day veteran, speaking as if (1) death is a "problem" rather than part of the natural life cycle and (2) dying is unique to WW II veterans; Craig Ferguson interviewing the author of a book on animals and an actress in a movie, and giving the audience no idea what either was about (although it was the first time I remember sitting through the show to the end).
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Dominion deserves a solid FTW!
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Fargo was great. Molly did kind of get Lester in the end though, just not in custody. I was a bit disappointed that Molly or Malvo never interacted in the show. But then I realized (after listening to Hitfix's podcast) that Malvo was never a part of Molly's story. Lester was Molly's. Malvo was Gus' story so everything worked out fine.
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I'm hoping that by your wordingimplication, Playing House is coming back for season two because it was great.
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See, I made a new word, "wordingimplication"--ain't I cool?
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you guys didn't even include Suits, which is going a different and great direction this season. And Royal Pains is proving its usual goodness.
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Renewing a show before the first episode even airs is a VERY bad decision. Take FX, who did a similar thing with "Anger Management." Show's first episode did fabulous, so FX ordered FIFTY episodes. Second episode tanked and the networked realized the reason why the pilot did so well was because fans of 2 and a Half Men wanted to see what Charlie Sheen was up to, not having any real interest in the show itself, so now FX is stuck with 3 seasons of a show no one watches. AMC is going a step further. Breaking Bad had Bryan Cranston doing a SPECTACULAR job as Walter White. But Walter's dead now, and unless the writers decide to completely retcon the best story of a man losing his life to his dark side in recent history, the show will, I predict, have a good rating for its opener but will drop off once viewers realize there is no Walter or Jessie, and AMC will be stuck burning off episodes just like FX is currently doing.


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vampman87,

FX did do something similarly stupid, but no part of it is what you said. I just read all of your post and had to correct it. It wasn't like a misplaced comma or something.

FX did a 10/90 deal with "Anger Management." If the first TEN episodes had consistently good ratings of a certain agreed upon level, they would renew it for an additional 90 for a total of 100 episodes, enough for syndication. Which means the pilot wasn't a fluke. Enough people actually watched TEN WHOLE EPISODES for that show to get renewed ten times over. Which is so much sicker than the pilot getting high ratings out of morbid curiosity.

And now the 10/90 deals are happening all over the place. With the worst of the worst, like George Lopez... sad.

And WHY would you EVER compare Bob Odenkirk to Charlie Sheen in his current state? Yes, AMC is cashing in on Breaking Bad and shame on them. And the renewal before the premiere is totally nonsensical. But the show itself... it has to be good. Right? Right??
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I wouldn't call it shocked book readers as much as a let down and a disappointment. It leaves a lot up in the air as to how they are going to portray the next season and books, which don't tend to lend towards their ooo/ah style of TV.

FTW; Playing House, a great ending to a great show. I hope that it gets renewed because it is the best buddy comedy since Psych.

FTW , Almost Royal is hilarious. I have seen both Amy and Ed at Fringe a couple times and they did not disappoint. Amy Hoggart is so damn funny.

FTW, Orphan Black created a perfect season of TV. Utterly perfect.

WTF, Adorkable shouldn't be in the dictionary at least not referencing the usual person that it does.
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ooh/ah, ooh/ah, ooh/ah, you sound like Guile from Street Fighter 2 when he gets beaten, enough with that. I think it is a much better show than that. Sure the ooh/ah ooh/ah moments are very notable, but I've always found the character work exquisite. Of course that's easy for me to say since I didn't read the books. I actually enjoyed all the Hound/Arya moments, but I understand why you didn't.

I do have to disagree about Orphan Black. I had a few issues with this season, such as tired constant switching of allegiances, the proletheans, and isolation of some characters. I loved the finale, and still love the show, and I thought it was a good season, but far from perfect.
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I never played any of the Street Fighters. I still think it is a great show. I just think they are falling into that rut that some shows get into where they just try to repeat talked about moments.

I don't know I think the switching of allegiances is just all a facade. Basically you are either with the clones or are against the clones. The rest seem rational based on them trying to keep up with a conglomerate that is one step ahead of them. And I loved the prolethians, it gave Helena so many good moments. Choking out Gracie, ramming the inseminator into Henry, burning the place down, lying about it to Fi and Artie. It was Helena's storyline and it was pretty funny.
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Not at all surprised you wouldn't get the street fighter reference. You sound like that song "ooh ah" from The Grits. Oh wait you probably haven't listened to The Grits. You sound somewhat like Al Pacino from Scent of a Woman. I hope you got that.

I guess I get that on Game of Thrones, but I would rather sit through ten more episodes of Game of Thrones than the ten upcoming episodes of True Blood. I didn't love the prolethians, but you are right about Helena, who was hands down the best clone this season. My favorite last season was Cosima, but she wasn't that interesting this season, though I am glad she didn't die. Because she would likely be replaced by Tony, who I fucking hated. I'd be happy if I never saw that clone again, or if they mentioned he/she got shot somewhere.

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I suppose it will be fun to bash it. The Leftovers does look awful. It looks pretentious and it looks like the didn't to the math on just how many people would disappear from a small town when 2% of the people in the world disappear. But that is just from what I have seen through the commercials.

I get that about Tony. But I think that was the point. He is transgendered, he wouldn't be able to pull off good facial hair. And some, tend to over compensate in regards to how they want to present themselves in their idea of what is a man or what is a woman in respect to how they identify. So I could buy that about Tony.
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Hey, at least it will be kind of fun bashing it (True Blood). So you think The Leftovers will be awful? I don't plan on watching, because I don't really know what to think.

Tony was annoying and he/she looked awful. All that facial hair looked glued on. As others have said, it just seemed like another attempt to say "Look and see what Tatiana can do." Others can put it in words better than I can, but I didn't like Tony. The introduction was incredibly forced, and to use your favorite word, it was stupid.
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Never hear of The Grits until you mentioned it. I do listen to hip hop, just not the christian version of it. And Pacino in Scent of a Woman says Hooah. Which is a term that kind of means anything, usually it means yes, it never means no. As an Army brat I am intimately familiar with all of the various definitions of that word. I would have said Twitter moments, but I dislike twitter so I don't want to promote.

And I agree with you about GoT I would rather watch any number of episodes of it than most other shows. It is very watchable and very re-watchable. At this point I would rather watch nearly anything than True Blood and it bothers me that I am likely going to watch this season. It has gotten so bad. But luckily it looks like it is going to be replaced in suckitude by The Leftovers which looks like a whole new kind of bad.

What didn't you like about Tony. Other than that they came on too strong with him and that Fi had a creepy attraction to him? Helena truly was the best of the season. She as a character gets to do the really fun stuff.
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I'm glad Playing House got some love because that has been a pretty funny show throughout the season.
FTW: Almost Royal is exactly as funny as I hoped it would be
FTW: Defiance and Dominion and the 8 other SciFi shows I saw commercials for during their playtime
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WTF: FX hasn't renewed Fargo yet? Is it waiting for the show to go on sale or something?
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Fargo was a mini series. As far as FX goes it is done.
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so is american horror story it's going on 4 seasons.
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Sure. I read somewhere that Fargo was not going to go for multiple seasons. I could be wrong.
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yes it is!!!
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FTW/WTF: Jojen Reed's death scene in Game of Thrones, I was shocked for a week.

FTW: Brienne and The Hound most formidable single combat in Game of Thrones!
That's what I'm talking about: 2 underdogs I actually like, fighting the odds for someone I care about. It was tense, it was epic and utterly unforgettable!
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I was kinda expecting Jojen's death but the way it happened was definitely shocking.
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He's always saying "Don't worry, this is not how I die" on the books, I was almost expecting Jojen would be like that again...only he wasn't on the show.

R.I.P. Jojen Reef, you saw how you were going to die and you went for it anyway: there's no bigger bravery in my book!
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Reed instead of Reef
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I really liked the Dominion pilot, and will come back to see what this "WTFTW"-show turns into.
It wasn't great, in fact parts of it were bad, but it was bad in a FUN-bad way, not a BAD-bad one. :D
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Regarding the Breaking Bad drugs; it's one thing to violate drug laws but don't you dare violate copyright laws or you're really in trouble.

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FTW: The annoucement of the Legend of Korra start date.
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WTF: We're gonna have to live without a weekly dose of Game of Thrones for months.
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That entire episode of Orphan Black was amazing!
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SPOILER ALERT FOR FUTURE EPISODES OF 24:

I think you may want to redact that FTW for 24, guys. At least, if the South American promos have anything to say about it
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I deleted what I found from here in case folks don't want to be too spoilery. But I started the discussion on last week's 24 Recap - GIF Party

I put up the GIF evidence and we can discuss what may have happened/how it was done
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I think we have our answer from one of the showrunners and Mary Lynn (Chloe):

  1. @TheDavidFury how can you guys 'forget' to include the silent clock for Heller. Makes no sense @evanjoshuakatz @HowardMGordon #MannyCoto
@vaughnramdeen: @TheDavidFury how can you guys 'forget' to include the silent clock for Heller. Makes no sense.” Or does it?
  1. @rajskub controversy is brewing on the Internet about whether Heller is really dead! thoughts?
@bitingtea: @rajskub controversy is brewing on the Internet about whether Heller is really dead! thoughts?” Sure looks like it :)
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Okay I'm confused. I knew about the Chelsea Handler deal for some time... Cause I read it... On this site...

Why is this news this week?!?
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I believe it was only rumored, and now it's official.
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OH... Gotcha
Thanks for the clarifaction :)
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Adorkable isn't nearly as bad as some other cancer causing words that people use these days.
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For example, the ubiquitous use of the word "amazing" to mean good, happy, well, pretty, I could go on. Amazing means shocking or surprising. It could be good or bad, but it is not a synonym for pleasant.
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And someone please tell me when "Anyways" replaced "Anyway" as the official word?
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Another one is using "seen" for "saw" or "bit" for "bitten". I swear I have the hardest time making it through the first episodes of Walking Dead because of that one.
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Ah,, my fellow old guy. My 32 year old son tells me it's too graphic.
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To tell the truth, I didn't make it. Zombies are the stupidist supernatural beings of all. I suppose people like it because of all the gratuitous violence, but there's a lot better out there. My 41 year old son keeps telling me it's not about the zombies, but I can tell you, he's wrong. Well written zombie stories are still zombie stories, and I'll pass. This in no way causes me to pass judgement on those of you who like it. I guess I'm so square, baby I don't care...
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WTF: That thing about "Saved by the Bell"
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I'm about to fall asleep but I didn't want to forget this:
WTF: NO DOMINION COMMUNITY
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Give them a few secs Vicks. Besides, Rectify is back:-)
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I bet it is on the "The List" ;-)
I'm waiting to binge Rectify. Season 1 was leaked early and I binged it and loved it. I plan to binge season 2
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Might be time to stop making these intros so U..S.-centric.

FTW: Rectify
FTWTF: Game of Thrones having an excellent best season finale yet but did they have to make Tyrion a psychopath to do it?

I haven't watched Orphan Black yet, hope it was good.
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It's still a US site, guys, and its focus is and always has been on shows that air in the US. If you're going to watch US shows and visit a US site - and we're glad you do - don't complain that it's US-centric.
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Always the parochialist stanking.
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For the record, the summer in June-August thing is a northern hemisphere phenomenon, not an American one. Also for the record, the United States is a little large to be a parish. Call me nationalistic if you like; that's fair.
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I'll take it.
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Well, I'd set you on fire if it would help. :)
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I seriously hope that parish remark was a joke, just as I hope that a site with a huge international community of readers wouldn't neglect them. You know how insensitive it is to talk about warm weather when it's mightily chilly outside? It almost brought me to tears!
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Tyrion is not a psychopath IMO, he was just pushed to the edge after all the horror they'd done to him.
Also agree on the US-centric intro.
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It was a crime of passion, not a feat of psychopathy.

Tyrion and Shae tried to kill each other in the spirit of the moment. Beacuse a personal relationship damaged to point the mere thought of any of them in someone else's bed compelled them to kill one another.

Remove the personal relationshio and neither Tyrion nor Shae would've tried to murder one another.

If anything, the real trigger here were Tywin & Sansa.
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I don't see how refusing clemency and being broken out of prison counts as being pushed to the edge, especially when Tywin's murder was in cold blood. Sorry but the book had Tyrion do the same thing only because of an extra crucial reason, a reason that was omitted from the show. Season 4 really screwed over the Brothers Lannister with its cut corners.
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Okay I've watched Orphan Black now, another no brainer FTW.
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ADORKABLE?!! ahahhahahhhahhahhahahhah!
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FTW - Orphan Black, for sure!
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FTWTF: Nickelodeon randomly announcing that The Legend of Korra will start airing in less than a week. I'm glad to have new episodes so soon but I will never understand how Nickelodeon decides on their scheduling for some shows.
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FTW: Brienne vs. The Hound and Tyrion killing Tywin and Shae on Game of Thrones.
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biggest WTF if that this article is reporting that Fox created the word "adorkable" when it's been around for years and years before the idea of New Girl was ever even conceived.

Orphan Black is always a FTW. no. matter. what.

I really hope Best Friends Forever part 2 gets renewed.. BFF was the funniest show that season and was unjustly cancelled, Sirens got renewed so hopefully Playing House does too.

I'm sure the Chelsea Handler Netflix show will be as topical as possible, maybe just extend it by half an hour and the show itself be a recap of the week like John Oliver and The Soup. A daily show is obviously better but it clearly won't be released all at once, Netflix may just have to update this more often than the occasional database updates.

I didn't think Fargo was THAT good, I know it's a true story and all but Lester was annoying as all hell, and unless I missed it, Malvo had absolutely no development into why he was actually doing what he was doing. It wasn't a bad show, but I don't see why it gets so much praise. felt like it dragged on about 5 episodes.

I actually kind of liked Dominion, I expected nothing going in, Legion was alright but I didn't really get that into it.. but the show's fine enough.. the worst part is Anthony Head's horrible American accent.. seriously, did he need to be American? because no. he did not. stupid choice.
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"Adorkable" may have been around for a long time, but I, for one, never heard it until "New Girl". Of course, I live on the East Coast, and we're always the last to get anything hip. (Incidentally, my husband was using "Eat My Shorts" a full 10 years before "The Simpsons" was even a guest bit on Tracey Ullman's show!)
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I don't think it's really a true story. I think that was a nod to the movie.
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Lester was supposed to be annoying.
Malvo did what he did because he liked to cause chaos. It's why he convinces the guy to piss in his bosses gas tank, and then rats him out. And it's why he told the girls about the murders in their house.

Sorry you didn't like it, I thought it was brilliant...one of the best shows I've ever seen.
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Agreed. Fargo is easilly one of the best shows ever. Both writing and acting were superb. This is a character based sho. The development was great in that respect and the story, though in my opinion very interesting, is secondary and served as a device for showing those amazing characters.
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Just to point out, Fargo is NOT based on real events. Neither was the film.
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I assumed it was, because of the text at the beginning.. if it's not real, that makes me think it was even more boring because they COULD have actually done more with it than they did.
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Fargo WAS superb, but definitely to everyone's taste. My wife was bored by it so I had to finish it alone. Which didn't bother me one bit...
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I guess it's OK to say that the show was boring, but whenever I say that the MOVIE was boring - which I did find it to be - I tend to get thrashed.
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But definitely NOT to everyone's taste***
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I reckon Heller is alive. Traditionally 24 plays a silent clock at the end of an episode where a character dies, which did not happen. Maybe they managed to hack the drone in time and some how put some footage on loop.
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I think they just didn't bother with the clock.
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24's showrunners are extremely patriotic. Believe me - that is a detail they wouldn't miss. Although i wondered. Read the tweets i posted above.

Kudos to those on my24 Recap GIF Party about the clue there was no silent clock. Very well done. 24 catfished me and I bought it all. Well done show!
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The theory seems to be (quoted from Cbreav, although I've read it elsewhere) "Maybe they managed to hack the drone in time and some how put some footage on loop."

Put what footage on a loop? The bus explosion from Speed?
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@tnetennba and others. Come over the the 24 Gif Party HERE and discuss it with us. I am pretty sure the drones are flown via GPS coordinates, but they obviously have super powerful cameras as well. I wouldn't be surprised if a satellite feed could be swapped out somehow. Look at the GIFs I posted at the site I linked. I think we ARE dealing with 2 different feeds.
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You can't replace the footage with something else, since they were using it to fly the drone by remote control.
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Be easier to just insert the image of Heller standing in the stadium on Wembley's pitch. Heller could have filmed that footage at any soccer field (hence the chalk line)
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