FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (June 3)

Welcome to June! It was a short work week—for those of us lucky enough to enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend—but there was certainly no shortage of incredibly awesome (and ridiculous) TV moments! Let's talk about them:


FTW


Tosh.0 is back!


We say this pretty much every time the show returns; even though we don't long for it when it's gone, the TV week is always a little brighter—and definitely way grosser—when it's around.



Arya Stark takes on the God of Cinnamon


Do not attempt this at home, kids! Seriously, it's dangerous! But it was nice to see Maisie Williams, who plays the youngest Stark daughter on HBO's Game of Thrones, doing the stupid, silly stuff all kids do when she tried the cinnamon challenge. Perhaps she should have asked Jaqen H'ghar to do it?



Workaholics' acid trip


Somehow the show managed to roll a business trip and an acid trip into one storyline, which was comical for anyone who's ever experienced either. Boss Alice Murphy's panic attack when she thought the hotel desk had turned into jello was flawlessly executed. Seriously, that was some premium editing and acting, right there.



The History Channel's Hatfields & McCoys miniseries


Despite its grim tone, laughable fake beards, and overwrought soap-opera acting, this miniseries was still enjoyable. Seeing all those actors dressed up outside playing shoot 'em ups in the shrubbery reminded us of summer camp. And who knew the History Channel could have pulled it off as cable TV's biggest hit?



"Written by George R.R. Martin" finally appears in Game of Thrones' opening credits again


We've been waiting to see his name in the credits all season; Game of Thrones' characters never seem more grounded and real than when they're reading his lines.



SYTYCD's Ninja Twins


This hilarious duo was more than likely recruited by producers to liven up an occasionally dull audition round (they were too old to actually compete), but it didn't matter. They were the BEST. That cartwheel trick!



Shoshanna's "crackcident" on Girls


In one of the broadest and weirdest moments on Girls yet, the resident virgin accidentally smoked a crack pipe while in line for the bathroom at a Brooklyn party and what followed was a mad dash through the city streets that ended with a therapeutic, non-sexual groin massage. Just a truly strange scene that still managed to shed light on one of the show's less prominent characters.



Happy birthday, The Wire!


The best TV series in history (apologies to Love in the Wild) debuted 10 years ago on June 2. To celebrate, please write a 40-page essay on how the school system is totally broken, go track some shipping freights, and kick that crack habit!



WILDFIRE!!!


Like a million glow sticks exploding at once. Lovely!



Stephen Colbert makes Maxim’s list of the hottest women in the world


The men's mag included Comedy Central pundit Stephen Colbert on its recent list of the 100 hottest women in the world—number 69, to be specific. Unusual but hilariously awesome!



WTF



Charlie outs Jack as a woman beater?


Dominic Monaghan tweeted to fans that his former Lost co-star Matthew Fox is a multiple-instance physical abuser of women. Fox, who recently had a case dropped against him that said he punched a woman in her lady parts while drunk in Cleveland, denied the allegations. We just want these two guys to put their arms around each other and sing "You allllll everybody!"



Charlie Sheen's Fiat ad campaign


Please stop giving him money, everyone.



Dogs In the City


We're not entirely against the Dog Whisperer rip, but if you're going to make a dog-training show, at least feature dogs that you actually have to train. The Burnese Mountain Dog in the pilot was owned by a friendly ex-NYC cop and his daughter, but their only problem was that they weren't sure if their dog was healthy. So trainer Justin Silver... took the dog to the vet! Wow, how skillful! Looks like CBS needs a new dog-casting director.


What made your list of TV loves and hates this week?

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i'm sorry but while the wire had the best character on tv ever and for all time, omar little, it was not the best show. justified or game of thrones.
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At this point anybody who tries the cinnamon challenge is an automatic WTF, who wants to suffocate on seasoning? Also, seeing Charlie Sheen in a commercial makes me never want to buy what he's selling, he looks crazy.

Stephen Colbert is always FTW... always.
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I miss the way it was before the FTW WTF thing. The little fling is done... change it back. No one who comes on here a virgin before it changed would know WTF FTW means, and that is NOT undermining their intelligence. The graphics also do nothing to enhance the page. I say that lovingly.
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FTW - Game of Thrones had one its best episodes ever and Tyrion was spectacular.



WTF - there was virtually NO good TV on this week and I just watched a ton of Top Gear on BBC America. They've been either having a week-long marathon, or they just play it all day every day.

Also, even though Sheen got paid for that commercial (they paid JLo, too), he looks old and dirty next to that gorgeous woman so there's that. Does that help?

one last thing... I finally saw The Avengers.. not TV news, but it was really awesome.
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Where's the "Wildfire" from?
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Watch what you ask around here! :P



Game of Thrones. :P Season 2 Episode 9.
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Tosh.0 is on my WTF list.
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Seriously WTF to Charlie Sheen's car commercial. On principle I will never buy a Fiat now.
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FTW: An especially funny Soup. WTF: Chris Matthews, Howard Fineman, and others' hissy fit over John Edwards' press conference following, his acquittal and mistrial to the point of making up things that he said to get into a tirade over. The man didn't say anything about getting back into politics, and somehow he's delusional?



And once again, one of TV.com's WTF's is for an ad that's been running for weeks. Wouldn't it be better for you to admit that you couldn't find anything complaining about in any given week than grousing about about commercials that have been on for weeks and defending woman beating?
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Steven Colbert is on the FTW for ranking on Maxim's Hot 100? "FTW vs WTF" now has as much creditably as Maxim's Hot 100.
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You misspelled his name. Your argument is invalid.
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My WTF list contains this: The Hand of the King got his face cut and might die?! WTF! :( I hope he survives.
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3 GoT wins in one week!
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FTW, Girls! LOL, "I'm your crack spirit guide!" I couldn't stop laughing! WTF, I must say... I'm VERY surprised that Kathie Lee Gifford's MAJOR screw-up on the Today Show about Martin Short's late wife this week wasn't mentioned... Actually let me change that, he deserves to be in FTW because he played it classy with his response.
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The age limit is stupid... Ninja Twins FTW!!
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Legend of Korraaaaaaaaaa.... why dafuq does this show never get any recognition on this site? hmmm
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you know if more ppl like the ninja twins were on "reality" tv then i think i would watch it more.

as for Dogs in the City.... taking it to the vet...wow. You know theres other Dog Whisperer type shows out there and at least they train dogs (and some arent that bad). idk i didnt want to even give it a try b/c the ad i saw for it showed the dog training guy talking to a yorkie as if it was a person and i cant stand ppl who do that.
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WTF: I always thought it was 'You areeee everybody!', live and learn I guess.

'you alllllll everybody!' is even more nonsensical.
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I think that's the idea. It doesn't make any sense. It was written by amateur musician drug addicts.
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Yet it's still so catchy. Damnit it's stuck in my head again!

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I think it is "you are everybody", but as you said, it's pathetic either way.
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The Wire's good but it's in no way the best show ever, not even the best show of it's kind.
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And you make such a compelling argument.
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i hate that all my fav shows are gone!!!!!!! ooohhh i miss them. castle house grey's mentalist ...
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It's Bernese Mountain Dog. I agree, that show was pretty lame. I don't care how nice the owner is, if you have a dog, you should have a bit of intelligence, and any intelligent animal owner knows that they need to have a vet for their dog. Kid not doing well -- take it to a pediatrician. Pet not doing well - take it to a vet.

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WTF: TV.com holds a poll and sends their users to another website for it (Facebook). Dafuq?
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The only advantage I saw to that was that because Facebook tracks who voted for what (you can even see a list of all the users who voted for any given option by clicking the "..." next to the option listing) making it at least a bit more challenging for someone to make multiple votes for the same show. While the poll is hardly scientific, it has more credibility than the "vote early, vote often" types of polls usually run on websites (where there is no control mechanism to keep people from revoting)
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The argument that voter fraud is discouraged can't justify the disenfranchisement of other voters. Instead of some people not voting twice we have some people not voting at all. AND YOU SENT PEOPLE TO ANOTHER, IN SOME WAYS SOCIALLY COMPETING, WEBSITE!
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Haha still too less Game of Thrones in this post.
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The Rains of Castamere should have definitely been included.



Love your icon pic, btw.
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The National + GoT FTW!
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Agreed, a week later and im still singing it in my head.
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