FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (June 22-28)

How's your World Cup team doing? Oh really, because OURS is in the knockout round. That's right, AMERICA home of football, baseball, hot dogs, monster trucks, American flags, Wyoming, sports where the use of hands is totally legal, and Mario Lopez is on to the next round of a tournament that we have no business being in! And because we're Americans, we're going to assume that we're better at everyone else at everything now! [BLOWS INTO WRONG END OF VUVUZELA AS OBNOXIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE] Anyway, here's what we, America, thought knew was good and bad in the week in television. 


SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't finished watching this week's new episodes Teen Wolf, 24: Live Another Day and everything else, we suggest that you hold off on reading this story until you do. 



FTW:

Dominion's second episode dials back the crazy

There's still too much going on in Syfy's angels vs. humans drama, but Episode 2 did the smart thing by focusing a little more on the characters—particularly The Chosen One Alex—and setting aside some of the more tertiary plot churn. If the show would take itself a little less seriously, it could turn into one of the more fun summer experiences. 


FTW:

The Legend Of Korra seems to have pulled itself together


After the mess that was Book 2, the fact that Legend of Korra started Book 3 without imploding is something of an achievement, and thus deserves a FTW. The show seems poised to embrace Avatar: The Last Airbender's more adventure-centric vibe. This approach would certainly be an improvement over the scattershot and half-baked narrative that dragged down Book 2.



FTW:

Wilfred returns full of conspiracies and cults

The final season of FX's (now FXX's) mysterious comedy kicked off with an episode that explored the possibility that Wilfred might be a supreme being worshipped by a cult as a deity. Works for us! Yes, the premiere Houdini'd out of another big development from the previous season finale (it was Ryan who took the fall, not his dad), but there's a feeling that Season 4 is hurtling towards the end, and more importantly, answers. 


FTW:

Westeros goes to the dogs (HA HA HA HA)


This is a video of pugs dressed up as Game of Thrones characters. 


FTW:

Nathan Fielder sneaks gross porn into his Instagram account

The man behind Comedy Central's hilarious Nathan For You skirted the photo site's policies ingeniously when he took selfies of himself with a reflection of an old man masturbating. 


FTW:

Someone call Cher, because Teen Wolf turned back time 

Teen Wolf gets away with a lot. I mean, it's a series about a teenaged werewolf, a banshee, a kitsune, a werecoyote, and a Stiles. And as silly as that sounds, it's GOOD. We acknowledge that a lot of weird and wacky shit is going to take place in any given episode of Teen Wolf (remember the Darach? The Oni? Kate Argent's return?), but we did NOT see the show taking years off Derek's life in "The Dark Moon." Yo, Derek, why don't you hook us up with your magical potion or whatever, because we'd like to look younger, too.


FTW:

These Game of Thrones-inspired soccer jerseys

A designer from Spain wants to work for Nike, so obviously it was time to mock up some footie wear for HBO's fantasy epic. Check out all the designs at the Web site


FTW:

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog takes in the splendor of the World Cup


Conan's pooch toured New York City to talk to fans watching the big event but mostly just ended up making fun of them and the sport. Perfect. (Watch Part 2 and Part 3.)




FTWTF:

24: Live Another Day slips into full troll mode 


This week's episode of 24 was so nutty that the reveal that President Heller did not get blown up by a direct drone strike as previously thought was not the craziest/best thing to happen. That honor goes to the sequence where Jack single-handedly dispatched of the season's big bads, Ian and Margot Al-Harazi by casually tossing them out the window of a multi-story building. JACK IS BACK. 


FTWTF:

The Last Ship sets course for summertime mediocrity


TNT's new apocalyptic drama about a boat and some viruses is exactly what you'd expect from a Michael Bay production: loud, dumb, and explosion-y. But even though it includes clunkers like Adam Baldwin saying, "I should have taken that desk job in Miami," there's no denying that watching a Navy Destroyer shoot chunks of lead out of a gun barrel as thick as an elephant's thigh is not only entertaining, it's downright patriotic. 




WTF:

Tyrant goes too far too soon


FX's new drama Tyrant has a few things to like and the idea of a Dynasty-style soap set in the Middle East could be very cool, but the pilot's attempts to establish how awful Jamal, the next-in-line brother of the lead character, is were simply unnecessary. In the span of one episode, Jamal sexually assaults two different women, including his son's bride-to-be, breaks a guy's face in a sauna (while naked), and listens to bad classic rock. We get it, show; the character is complex, or something. Gross.


WTF:

Rising Star flops

ABC's big shot at getting into the singing competition game was a chore and a bore, especially on the West Coast where "live" voting results didn't matter all that much to a tape-delayed performance. A bunch of people sang some songs, some were good and some were bad, and another two hours of primetime television were handed over to a glitzy reality show with no soul. 


WTF:

Steve Aoki breaks bad badly


Electronic musician Steve Aoki decided that his new music video would have a Breaking Bad theme and we wish he hadn't. 



WTF:

David Letterman's awkward and unfunny Top 10 List about Under the Dome


This CBS promo for the Top 10 features entries 9, 8, and 7 only, and if these were the highlights, then YIKES. Under the Dome is funnier than this. 


WTF:

Murder in the First travels back in time to become a cop show in the 1990s


While Steven Bochco made his name in the late 1980s and kept on working in the 1990s, his new series Murder in the First shows that he may not have picked up any new tricks since then. A sex scene with blue lighting and slo-mo blurring to denote drug use? Check. High-powered lawyer called a 'doberman' and said lawyer has ironclad rules for his client, including not lying to him? Check. Soft-hearted cop helps a cute kid in a domestic abuse situation? Check. Soft-hearted cop is then put on administrative leave for shooting the abuser? Check. The exchange "You should call the cops." "I am the cops." was uttered? Check. Oh, and did we mention that the use of the descriptor 'doberman' and Erich Blunt's choking fetish are bits straight from Bochco's old show Murder OneMurder in the First is still just fine, but it may need to skip ahead a few years in style, character traits, and narrative beats.


What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week? The Salem finale? Big Brother's debut? Tori Spelling and/or Jennie Garth? Share your own FTWs and WTFs in the comments!


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FTW: Jane Rizzoli's poignant eulogy for her partner Barry Frost on "Rizzoli & Isles". This should have been in here, not that lame Insult Dog!!!
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I just came to say that Halt and Catch Fire was excellent, and should have been a FTW. Now feel free to go on ignoring it to jump on the bandwagon once its 'talked about'. Wouldnt be the first time around here, thats for sure.
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FTW: Laurence O'Donnell's emotional first segment explaining where he'd been for the past two and a half months on Monday's The Last Word; O'Donnell's Rachel Maddow-like tribute to former Late Night with David Letterman writer Sandy Frank; The lively discussion on the Middle East on Real Time.

WTF: Max Brooks on Real Time drawing a parallel between Teabaggers and Nazis and not having the nerve to mention the Nazis by name even in describing their history; A Republican strategist and former Rick Santorum press secretary on Hardball discussing the IRS "scandal" ostensibly representing the conservative POV (although Robert Costa is supposedly a conservative) and continually lying through the whole segment about conservative groups being targeted by the IRS.

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Dog Daenerys contemplating crossing the sea, but then doubting about it is a nice touch
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FTW: Jack throwing Margot out the window. Oh how I've missed you 24. Can you just stay forever? Cause I'm pretty sure I'm never going to get tired of the shenanigans Jack gets into :)

FTW: Tyrant is looking like another great series from FX. Though I do get your point about them overemphasizing Jamal's villainy. They probably could have cut one of those moments and still gotten the point across just fine.

FTW: Teen Wolf is back and spectacular (as per usual)!

FTW: The Last Ship, it's not groundbreaking television, but it's a fun watch and will hopefully continue to be :)
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Those soccer jerseys are amazing, one of each in XL please! He forgot the Greyjoys though
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Dominion just surprised me, in a good way. I didn't expect to see such a good show on summer an this one have the possibility to be a great cult show.

The last ship can be a nice summer series, depends how it evolve.

Steve Aoki using Breaking Bad for another bad commercial house song it's a No No.
Please, if you feel the need to use a cult series like Breaking bad at least do a f good song. I like electronic music, but this song it's nothing more that the same shit that is been copied and pasted from the nineties till now. It was bad then, it's awful and dated now.
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Ok, something i don't understand. You criticize Dominion for taking itself too seriously. Fair enough. But then you complain about The Last Ship, which doesn't take itself seriously? WTF!

My opinions on those two series:

Dominion: Actually i like that it has a lot going on. Complicated series like Lost, Battlestar Galactica, and Game of Thrones; is why i watch tv. I never saw the movie Legion, but didn't have any problem following along. (Thanks for the community page tv.com!)

The Last Ship: Action series, with a fairly simplistic plot so far. I love post-apocalyptic stories. Even though it's simplistic so far, and made some blunders; it could be a fun summer series, if i don't over think it.
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FTW: Tyrant
WTF: at least you are consistently inconsistent!! Dominion gets horrible "reviews" here but is listed as FTW. Tyrant gets an ok "review" and a thumbs up on "should I watch Tyrant" but then is listed as WTF. Seriously?
WTF: still no communities for Dominion and Tyrant
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What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week? The Salem finale?
The Salem finale?
The Salem finale. THE SALEM FINALE!!! You got to be kidding me?! Wake up, please, wake up people, because of your STILL faulty info I had to eat my own words in this week's review/recap, thanks a lot for that! I didn't blame the site because I thought it was my fault NOT to cross-check the facts but now I see you still believe Salem's first season has 10 episodes.
Here, just for you: SALEM HAS 12, 12! - not 10 - 12 episodes.
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According to Spoiler tv, Salem has 13 episodes this season, as well as next season. ; ) Salem s1e13 "All Fall Down":
http://www.spoilertv.com/2014/06/salem-episode-113-title-synopsis.html
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How embarrassing, in the end it's because of me in the first place, lol
Maybe it's an open season, never ending, always adding 1 more, 1 season 179 episodes...
But thanks for clearing it up, now it's 13 on imdb too. Witchcraft.
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you can still be outraged at the site (lol) because they still have it wrong on this article and just recently updated the show page (but not the article).
Their confusion is contagious!
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12 is closer to 13 and apparently this site still thinks the finale already aired or else why does this article say the following at the bottom:
"What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week? The Salem finale?"
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lol- I only know that there's 13, because i screwed up to. When spoilertv posted a title and summary on episode 11; i piped in saying that i though there was only 10 episodes. :)
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See? Witchcraft! lol
But my "outrage" at the site is gone, can't blame tv.com for bedevilment...

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FTW: After the second episode of 'Dominion' which was crazy but good SyFy rolled out the edited version of 'Spartacus:Blood and Sand' and it felt great. Andy Whitfield had a shining moment near the end of his life cut tragically short with his season as 'The Bringer of Rain'- if you haven't seen it please check it out. Still easily the best series Starz ever attempted. Very curious to see how much we get of Spartacus and Ilithyia's blind passion followed by extreme violence in the episode 'Wh....'. 'Arrow' fans in particular just might like this show. RIP Andy - thanks for the memories! Lucy Lawless is so much better than a boring role on an overrated NBC sitcom.

FTW: 'Salem' setting up for excellent and certain to be unexpected conclusion of a marvelous freshman season. Stephen Lang will be, in my mind, the Best Guest Actor in a Drama NEXT YEAR. TEAM MERCY all the way!

FTW: 'Californication' and 'Nurse Jackie' One is sadly leaving after this year but this has been one of the most solid hour comedy blocks as both are having excellent seasons. Heather Graham can be hit or miss when she gets roles in tv shows depending on the writing and coming into a show in its final season can be daunting but its working out very well on 'Californication'. Edie Falco and David Duchovny both deserve Emmy love.

FTW: My favorite show, make that the best show, that features a hysterical Aussie in a dog suit is back! BREAK OUT THE BONG!


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That top ten list for Under The Dome was awful.
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FTW: Continuum season 3 and the epic finale. Can't wait to see Kellog as the evil mastermind in season 4. The arrival of the super soldier robots was intense. Vancouver will never be the same again! And Kiera and Alec's reconciliation on the roof made me cry. Love those two together. Continuum is my favourite sci-fi show on TV right now. Catch up on Netflix if you haven't watched.

FTW: Teen Wolf is back and crazier than ever! It's too early to tell what season 4 has in store for us. But Teen Wolf never disappoints.

FTW: Penny Dreadful and Eva Green's phenomenal and terrifying performance. She was so good that I'm scared that she'll steal the Emmy from Tatiana :/

FTW: Salem continues to delight and and surprise me. The torture scenes were brutal and tragic. Tituba's confession of how witchcraft saved her from the powerlessness of slavery was brave for a little genre show on WGN.

Cotton's drunken adventures in the forest were hilarious. Maybe some of his new experiences will force him to confront his religious prejudices?

FTW: Rectify is a sad show, but strangely uplifting at the same time. The talented actors, complex characters, and spectacular cinematography never disappoint.

WTF: True Blood is still boring as hell.

WTF: The circus of Rob Ford returns in full force to Toronto and maybe the world. Will his reign of terror ever end?
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FTW: Penny Dreadful and the great recaps by @Gislef and the hilarious recaps by @OzgeB
I am enjoying everything about Penny Dreadful except for Mina who bores me;-)
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And I also have enjoyed Dominion so far. I hate when people (and I used that word loosely when referring to Staff here) just bag on shows over and over. Say your peace and move on, you are supposed to be a little more objective and "professional" at this than us but you give your OPINIONS out on the site like you are standing at the work water fountain with your friends. Be more of a professional critic and less of a person saying this shows suck, this shows rocks.
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I really LIKED The last Ship, so I will be continuing to watch it. I don't have a problem with it being a military show as that is EXACTLY what I thought it would be by watching trailers, etc. Not all shows need to be POI or LOST (even though I enjoy(ed) those as well. :)
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WTF: Wilfred to yet again wriggling out from under its previous season's cliff hanger. Look, guys, if you're not gonna end up wanting to stick to your season finales, just write them differently in the first place. I don't like retroactively finding out that the previous season's finale was a waste of my time.
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Well, I think you can never believe anything you are actually seeing when watching Wilfred. Half the time Wilfred isn't even there either. Basically, Ryan is sitting on his couch and everything is happening in his head. LOL!
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FTW: Jack Bauer killing Catelyn Stark all over again in 24. (Damn you Jack!!!)

FTW: Nameless vampire at the Russian roulette with Pam on the True Blood premiere. He gets it - true death or not, he is alive but only because he felt everything while he was living - and that made him unforgettable.
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FTW, Tara is dead on True Blood. Solving one of their major plot problems and also no more Tan Vamp.

FTW, Almost Royal continues to be hilarious.

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hopefully Tara will stay dead!
I guess it is too much to hope that they kill off Sookie?
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From some of the interviews that others posted. Tara is dead. Now whether there will be ghosts or flashbacks is another story.

I doubt they are going to kill off Sookie. Well maybe in the finale, here's hoping.
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WTF: This season of Continuum was really bad. I don't think I will be watching the next one. (This isn't a comment about anything that happened in the season finale. It's just that the season just ended, so it seems like a good time to bring this up).

WTF: Luis Suárez, one of a handful of people who can be considered the best soccer player in the world, ran up to one of his opponents during a match in the world cup, and bit him. There was no apparent reason other than that they bumped into each other a few seconds earlier.

The reason I say that Suárez can be considered the best, is that he scored 31 goals this season, more than anyone else in any of the big European leagues, even though he missed the first six games of the season because he was suspended for biting someone.

WTF: Suárez's punishment includes that he's not allowed to enter a stadium during his four-month ban. What's the point of that?

WTF: 24. That episode was mostly stupid. The hack that saved Heller was outrageously impossible. Why not have monkeys fly out of Jack Bauer's butt while you're at it? However, I too enjoyed how Jack dealt with the terrorists.
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I believe they are saving the monkeys for the finale.
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FTW: Wilfred
One of the few 20 minute comedies that is actually quite deep. I binged all of the seasons/episodes after last season ended. This would be a great show to be reviewed. It is very psychologically "deep" especially for a 20 minute comedy. It's also sad, mean, funny and so much more…

****potential spoilers***
imo Wilfred is just Ryan's ID (subconscious) projected onto a delusion (real dog that he deludedly thinks talk and does stuff like uses Ryan's email account to email Ryan)…just my first guess
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@Vicky8675309 - Myself and Tommy Tutone :) would love it if you tried to tackle 'Wilfred's final season. Apparently this site can only get to it occasionally..
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Thank you for not calling me Jenny;-)

I'd be happy to work with you on it. My grammar and writing ability is atrocious. However, I do like to try to understand deeper meanings behind some shows. Another person who is great at that is @klotensen
We totally over-interpreted the movie Enemy (lol, the "real" meaning was so trite that I preferred our over the top explanations) and had a field day with the movies A Field in England and The Holy Mountain (I guess they could be called "art house" films).
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I thought they nailed the landing on the premiere episodes again. This is a show I am going to notice when its gone because there is nothing else even remotely like it anywhere else. A thought provoking half hour that makes you have to watch more than once because you miss half the jokes cause you can't stop laughing. And behind the laughs is a lot of thought provoking ideas. The performances from the entire cast are excellent. I would take a try at 'Wilfred' if I wasn't for the most part computer illiterate. I couldn't do what those that are doing the great ones in the communities (many better even than the shows still covered by staff) are doing. Hats off to the ones I personally can't get enough of @klotensen, @Gislef, @edshrinker, and of course @Grumpyclown. People that are funny and thoughtful taking the time considering what is out there and making us think and laugh. People without agendas talking about the shows they love or those that drive them mad. The writers and editors here could learn something from these fans that don't have agendas. Thanks to them and to you.
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Yes, we overdid it on Enemy, ha ha, that's for sure. I fear that if I "had to" cover Wilfred, I would totally immerse in being a dog and I'm already too close to become Ryan. J/K but I'll definitely offer assistance of sorts(screenshots, gifs, insights, backrubs, spiritual guidance...)
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FTW: 24 Jack Bauer chunking crap out the window! Yay!!!
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Whoosh, right through the Moon Door!
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That was fun.
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FTW: Dominion~so far it's very good. It may become excellent or it may turn to crap but so far I am enjoying it.

I'm glad it is FTW despite the text under the picture being one of those compliments that are full of insults. The only valid criticism I have read is @Mate comment about them getting water since they are located in Las Vegas. My only beef with the program is that it differs from the movie in that God abandoned them as opposed to God wanting to slaughter humans then changing that decision. They should of had God abandoning them after changing "his" mind.

Stop reading here if you don't want to read my gripes about the reviews here on E1 & E2.

I am surprised it was listed as FTW since the review of pilot complains about it being too complex (it really wasn't complex) and then the review of E2 again mentioned the pilot as being complex but then said E2 was slightly less dumb then E1 which was silly dumb (err, I though you said it was complex).

As I said in the comments of the E2 "review" [this maybe hard to follow if you haven't read the review] which I copy/pasted below:

"The pilot was better but I still enjoyed this episode.
LOL--@ "[the pilot] its attempt to establish nearly a dozen stories... was both overwhelming to watch". It really wasn't that complex.
Maybe I am misinterpreting but does "challenging to project what the show would look like on a week-to-week basis" mean you want a predictable show? Also why such focus on "look" rather than substance? Rhetorical questions...
"(still pretty silly) story"~ I guess you could say that about any supernatural show. Why is this more silly than Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Helix, etc… Wow, such disdain for a show and I can't tell if it is for the genre or something specific about this show's plot.
I'm sorry, is this supposed to be a comedy? I thought it was a sci-fi drama. Phrases like "takes this so seriously….the lack of pure insanity was missing. "Godspeed" wasn't grossly dim or… [the] silly dumb we saw last week or the...slightly less dumb that this episode…" are why I stopped the reading the review after that paragraph. It sounds like serious is bad (wtf?) and apparently the "reviewer" thinks it has reached Helix level bad so that it needs to make fun of itself, wtf? Wow, you thought the pilot was "pure insanity". I thought the pilot was great but not as awesome as "pure insanity" would indicate and since you, the reviewer of the pilot, trashed the show's pilot then why would you miss the insanity? Whatever… lol--& "grossly dim" coming from someone who though the pilot was complex yet at the same time thought it was silly dumb…. No wonder you are confused."

in response to the reviewer's confusion (too complex??) about Arika:
"Totally obvious!! I also knew that Arika had a plan and would outsmart David (she seemed ruthless enough to kill her cellmates and I saw that coming). Her prior ruthlessness was what made David respect her in the first place."
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Were Arika's cellmates not in on it? I got the impression that they were. It was kind of difficult to tell because they really haven't focused on the religious aspect of either of the two known societies. Or how they devolved back into Roman style societies with ruling classes and non ruling classes and basically how society has devolved.
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My impression was that Arika mislead them into thinking she would use the poison on David (or a mass suicide which would ultimately screw David over) but given her prior ruthless behavior that David glowingly recounted in a prior scene I had a feeling she would backstab her cellmates (her own people) to put her in a better position~and it worked.

Regarding the devolution--I think after the angel human war, society was in chaos. Michael's cluster of people banded together and as Leader Rizen said they chose their structure of society because that is what was needed to survive (he worded it differently). His daughter pointed out that now it was no longer needed and to give back the power to the people. However those in power don't want to relinquish power.

Prior to the above scene with the Rizen family, I thought that this cluster of society had a hierarchical society because Michael was part of structuring it and based it off the angel society which is hierarchical. Personally I like that reasoning better than how they explained it in the episode. Like many societies including the Romans, I think, there are "strata" or classes between the ruling and non-ruling classes, such as the soldiers and the various ranks of solider. We haven't seen much of the merchant class.

I have no idea why the Roman style decor or dress (is it Roman) except maybe they used some of the gaudy stuff left in Vegas that hadn't been destroyed (is Cesar Place romanesque?). Plus the clothing seems easy access;-)

I would be interested in seeing how other clusters of human populations are organized, like how is Arika's society structured. I'm sure it will be shown in other episodes.

Considering some think the show is already too complex, I think explaining the religious belief systems of the various groups would blow their minds;-)

I didn't word my initial response as well as I would have liked. I meant to say that your "nitpick" (your words, not mine) over the water situation was a valid gripe imo.
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Caesars Palace is about as Romanesqe as Trump's meager imagination and giant ego would allow it. Basically it is the name. Personally I like the Bellagio.

That is an interesting way to think about the hierarchy of Vega. But the angel way would have been centered around a single ruler. This Senate system seems more Roman as does the V system. In Ancient Rome if I recall correctly you had the Senators, Equestrains, Intermediate categories and then Women and Plebes ( sorry ladies). I would think that the Senators in Vega are obvious, though we haven't seen how they are elected, it just seems it is the ones that had money when the apocalypse occurred. We have seen the Soldiers which would probably be classes in the intermediates. Then you have the Plebes which would be Bixby and the rest of the V1s.

Arika's seems like it is based around a single leader. Unless Helena is Helena, Montana and they got the Helicopters from Malmstrom Air base near Great Falls. But it seems like she is close to the leader and the leader has a few trusted confidants and the religious aspects seem to be prevalent, such as the all female group, the poison in the nail polish. That is why I would think that Arika directed them to kill themselves in order for her and Helena to extort them by means of a threat of war.

But I would also be interested in to seeing how the other societies structured themselves. Do you recall where Alex was intending to go with the girls?
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@Vicky8675309

Oh I am sure that Arika is all of that. She is the representative from outside of Vega. She is likely just as ambitious as David is and is willing to do anything to suit her agenda, like David killing anyone not important that saw Alex's Tattoos. I am interested to see her reaction to Alex, whether she takes David's route of being cynical and attempting to figure out how to use it to her advantage or not and act more like Claire.

I agree that Bixby doesn't fit. But I think that is merely the show trying to appeal to a broader audience and to attempt to show that it isn't all about adult themes. Which is kind of silly, but it is something that a lot of shows do. Perhaps it is just the way they are portraying her. Kind of aimless but somehow a conscience of sorts for Alex. And now she is Claire's what? Guest, pet? What is David going to do about her since she knows and is protected by both Claire and Alex.

I agree about child actors and agree about Kira in Orphan Black, she really does a good job.
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I prefer to think of Arika as the ruthless bitch who sacrifices her own people to fit her agenda. That would be better than mindless sheep imo. The show hasn't shown us or told us what happened so it will be interesting to see how this plays out and if we find out.

If Bixby is the face of the V1 then I feel bad for liking Arika more than I like Bixby. I even liked Roan more than Bixby. I can't put a finger on it but there is something about Bixby that doesn't fit. I'm not sure why but I find her annoying and if she was a power then I think I would like her more. I'm not a big fan of children actors but Kiera on Orphan Black does a great job (both the actress and the character).

I know wiki is not the most accurate source but I found this interesting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_angelic_hierarchy
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I think Bixby is there simply to give a face to the V1s. You can't have a lot of V1s just running around willy nilly. She is the representation of what Alex is supposed to be fighting for, not Michael, not David but the regular people. She has a very Oliver Twist stereotype going for her.

I think that the dissenter in Akira's group was merely an aid that was trying to keep her in line. In all religions you are going to have the cynics and the true believers. Akira is a cynic like David, that is why they get along so well. And the true believer is/was trying to keep her in line with whatever dogmatic beliefs that they had. But in the end she is going to follow whatever Akira told her to do because she is a dutiful follower. I think that is what that all was about.

If I recall from Sunday school there were 9 choirs of angels You had the Seraphims, Cherubims, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Archangels and then the Principalities. I don't recall what all of them did except the powers were soldiers, so like the red winged guys that attacked the power plant and the Archangels which are the pretty much unbeatable guys.
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Alex wanted to take Claire and Bixby to New Delphi.

Am I the only one who thinks Bixby may be a Power angel? Otherwise what is the point of that character?

There seemed to be dissension is Arika's group. Didn't some of her "cellmates" (Helena's delegation) call her a whore for fraternizing with David and say that if she wasn't such a whore she would of noticed that Roan was an angel. Arika manipulates the other delegates and her problems are solved.

I don't know much about angel's hierarchical system--I think they have 3 groups/castes of angels...

Not really relevant here but I think woman had more rights in early Roman times then they did in later Roman times.
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WTF: All of a sudden TWO shows (atleast) have become NAZI shows eventhough they were not that in previous seasons. Defiance went one full season without having anything to do with nazis, and Falling skies went THREE seasons without having anything to do with nazis. But now, all of a sudden, nazis everywhere? The miner family in Defiance also all of a sudden became jewish. Revolution is a runner up because it was not about nazis in the first season either as far as i can remember, but in the second season the bad guys becaome more nazi-stereotypical for each new episode.

What the hell?

Is this because of the upcoming elections both in Europe and America? This stinks of propaganda and political purposes. Sure, propaganda is always present but atleast make it logical and not so obvious. If a show should have a nazi theme, it should have so from the first episode. It should also fit in with the shows premise and backstory.

Can we expect more nazis in upcoming seasons of all returning shows this autumn?
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WTF: this site's continuing to make errors---"What's on YOUR list of TV loves and hates this week? The Salem finale?" The Salem finale isn't until July 13th so why would that unaired finale be included on this list?
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But it was such a good not a finale that it could have been a finale, though it was not.
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Guys you missed a big one for FTW: Penny Dreadful. Eva Green deserves an award.
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No mention of The Flash being leaked?
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Tyrant was the best of the week!
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naaah, you said so yourselves, Murder in the First is just fine.
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WTF: True Blood comes back (thankfully for the very last time) to make supposed heroine Sookie do more stupid shit and so make her a into as dislikable a character as possible. I can't believe I used to like this show.
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Our World Cup team does just fine, thank you very much. As far as I remember, our team beat yours last thursday. But hey, both teams are in the knockout round, so it's win-win.
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I KNEW the President hadn't been killed! I don't watch or even like 24, but I knew that was coming.
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So, nothing, then?
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FTW: John Oliver vs Dr. Oz and the dietary supplement industry.
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Is anyone else noticing what a great job Oliver is doing? Apparently only us and the head of the F.C.C. even if he doesn't get the joke. All he knows is that he isn't a dingo.
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I've been really impressed by it so far considering that going into it I assumed it would just feel like a clone of The Daily Show done on a weekly basis. It certainly has many similarities but being on HBO gives them more creative freedom and I like how they really seem to go in-depth on a particular issue each week. Also putting the majority of the content on a YouTube channel was a really smart idea by HBO or whoever made the decision.
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FTW: The return of Teen Wolf (not my favorite episode but sill) and Jack killing Margot and her son in the same way.
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FTW Eva Green and the best portrayal of demonic possession "since Rosemary's Baby", as the critics say, "since ever" is what I'd say

And the Letterman video was indeed very awkward...
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FTW: Best WC ever. The USA will need some good luck against my adopted team in the Round of 16.
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Thanks FTW vs WTF writers for writing an intro that acknowledged there are countries other than the U.S., stanking will be annoyed but that's a small price to pay.
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- I was kind of disappointed with WIlfred. The big cliffhanger from last year's ending was jsut a dream/hallucination? Weak.
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If the teams wore those GoT jerseys I might even watch the World Cup. I'd certainly buy some of those duds if they were available. Nike needs to snap that designer up immediately.
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was there Tyrant review ?

if found this show too ridicules to be true

i mean make a royal wedding and invite terrorist ? its like they asking for GoT's Red Wedding

i sympathized with the main character far enough to believe he would be good , but turns out he escaped fearing to be the bad one

and his brother looks like a drug lord than a royal prince

even the country and the flag they are showing are in fantasy world than a real world , they showed what it would look like burj khalifa which is in dubai , the palace in jordan ,,

the terrorist trunk license plat in Arabic was Asheema which is in Oman , and some people were wearing Pashtun dress which they are from Afghanistan and Pakistan

even the father ( the king ) was talking about other Arab rulers as he is untouchable and also invites an american ambassador as a house guest

looks like whoever made this b/s show have no idea what direction this show is going in a sense of place and time

as a story is ok .. just ok

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Not sure I'll even make the 4 episode test in Dominion. Too GOT'ie. Betrayals and allegiances, the worst aspects of humanity on display. Been there and done that way too often. It's the soap formula with higher production values.
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"Too GOT'ie." That sentence makes absolutely no sense. It's impossible to be too GoT.
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Understanding your point as "impossible to be TOO awesome"

Which would be true in this example if you felt GoT was the be-all of awesomeness. I know I am in the minority, but I do not.

I'm more interested in Dominion at this point than I ever was in GoT
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FTW!Triumph the Insult Dog and the World Cup!Hilarious and silly as always.Funny stuff!Go Brazil!
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The opening couple minutes summed up just about everything I have said since ...ever.
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FTW TEEN WOLF EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I'm so glad it's back and it's great, teen Derek is so cute but I'll be ecstatic to get my hunky broody older Derek.

FTW Penny Dreadful. All I have to say is HOLY SHIT EVA GREEN, BRILLIANCE.

FTW Dominion is shaping up to be something I'm very interested in watching. For me at the moment the most interesting character I'm invested in is Arika.
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Glad Dominion is dialing it down, as you say. I didn't think the first episode was all that bad as I took into account it was just clumping all the future story arcs into a kind of exposition, but I could also see how the show has potential here on in for individual episodes based on those arcs. The Pugs of Westeros was well done. Thanks for posting it! And yes, Wilfred was awesome, and as dark and funny as ever (haven't heard "The Noid" in a while).
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Reluctantly FTW/WTF :The Tyrant cannot go too far too soon as it is an extremely thinned veiled account of Bashar El Assad's rise to power. It is factually correct till now, but make no mistake that it is propaganda of some kind in the end. The only major factually incorrect character is that of his mother, but maybe her true face will be revealed in the next episodes.
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FTW - Daniel (Rectify) wakes up uttering his ghost bromance name, Kerwin, which means Kerwin might pop in from time to time.
FTW - Jack (24) literally drops terrorist out of window like water balloons while discovering the new baddie all w/in 60 seconds

I thought Tyrant was fine...

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