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FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (March 31)

Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Happy Game of Thrones Premiere Day! No matter what you're celebrating on this fine Sunday, don't forget to also take a moment to recognize all the awesome (and less-awesome) things that happened on TV this week!


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Dalia the packrat

Chatswin's most fashionable teen got a bit defensive (and slightly demonic) this week when faced with the hard truth that she'd begun to exhibit hoarding tendencies. The discovery of long-lost kangaroo Penuche once she'd cleaned up the clutter was a hilarious bit of show continuity, seeing as we'd totally forgotten Dalia even owned a kangaroo. Kind of like the time 30 Rock reminded us that there used to be a guy named Josh on TGS.



The cast of Parks and Recreation as the Justice League

Self-described "illustrator, printmaker, and fun-junkie" Vicky Trochez has reimagined Ron Swanson as Batman, Leslie as Robin, Donna is Wonder Woman, Andy as Superman, and so on; see the whole series at vicktrolaprints.com, and if you really like 'em, you can pick up a print on Etsy.



Shakira and Usher's debut on The Voice

She's all sweet and adorable and sincere. He could talk a blind man into buying a nudie mag. Shakira and Usher—who are now filling in Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo—are a fun change of pace for the series NBC insists on forcing down our throats every ten minutes.



New Girl gets serious. Again.

The sitcom unexpectedly killed off Nick's con-artist father, and his funeral was kooky and weird, but also heartfelt and sincere. We learned a lot about Nick Miller by following him home to Chicago.



Ken Tucker's informative breakdown of the late-night game

Calling late-night talk shows the only genre "whose legacy means more to the on-camera talents than it does to the audience," Tucker made a strong case for the waning impact of the Lenos, Fallons, and Kimmels of the world. Citing how today's viewer essentially "builds his/her own talk show" via curated clips and select DVR recordings, he basically painted a pretty bleak landscape for the format and its fans as a whole. Sorry, talk-show fans!




Anderson Cooper met Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat, star of the Grumpy Cat internet meme, made a guest appearance on Anderson Cooper's talk show. It was kind of awkward. But also adorable.



Adventure Time reveals more about Simon and Marcy and more about the aftermath of the Great Mushroom War

It's sort of amazing how Adventure Time has transformed the Ice King from an irritating antagonist to one of the most tragic figures on television, and "Simon and Marcy" only intensified his plight. It was an exciting (slime mutants) and funny ("Clambulance!") episode balanced with incredibly poignant uses of Cheers and that show's iconic theme song. We don't think we're emotionally prepared to see Simon fall further into insanity, Gunter.



The Good Wife celebrates St. Patrick's Day with lies, truths, and Johann Sebastian Bach

While the overall case around Matthew Ashbaugh's (John Noble) murder was something of a wash, the flashback structure of his appearances, his Bach Jambox, his paranoia, and his crush on Alicia created a wonderful vignette of a character. But then there was also Peter punching a wonderfully smug Mike Kristeva (Matthew Perry) and then claiming Kristeva had simply had too much to drink after Kristeva claimed that Alicia was called away to deal with a drug problem regarding Zach. Good times all around.



Raising Hope's musical Mitzvah

Why did an episode about Burt pursuing a newfound Jewish heritage take the form of a musical episode? Maybe Greg Garcia had that hair-metal power ballad about the Torah burning a hole in his pocket. Maybe the writers room just couldn't resist the idea of singing bagels. Even Talmudic scholars may never know, but do we really need an answer?



Elijah resurfaces on The Vampire Diaries

It's no surprise that the quietly honorable Original is a fan-favorite character. Let's face it: Everybody on this show would probably be a lot better off if they just listened to him all the time. He really ought to ditch the Mystic Falls misfits and his own soon-to-be-spun-off siblings for his own series, Elijah Mikaelsen: Vampire Life Coach.



Get ready for Pretty Little Liars: The College Years, plus a spin-off... kinda

Teen ratings and social-media juggernaut Pretty Little Liars was not only awarded a fifth season (Season 4 doesn't even start until this summer), but the show will also get a spin-off about characters we haven't even seen yet. The annual Halloween special will let our Rosewood Liars introduce us to the nearby town of Ravenswood—which apparently is totally cursed (like, by magic).



The Mean Mad Men Tumblr


As far as pop-culture mash-ups go, this Mad Men + Mean Girls combo is pretty spot-on.



Nathan For You continues to impress

One day we'll live in a beautiful world free of phrases like "the funniest show you're NOT watching," (because everything will have screens on it) but lo, that time is a long way off. Enter Comedy Central's Nathan For You, the increasingly hilarious docu-reality series bringing charm, deadpan, and inventive recklessness to the masses. Watch it!



Psych hits the 100-episode mark in style

"100 Clues" was both a fitting celebration of the show's milestone episode and a well-done homage to the cult classic film Clue, and you KNOW that's right!



Justified's Tim gets one of the season's finest stories

By now, it's a known "thing" that Justified struggles to find things for Rachel (lady Marshal) and Tim (sniper Marshal) to do. But in what has at times been an uneven fourth season, the show discovered and developed a great little story for Tim that drew to a close in Tuesday's penultimate episode. Though the strange, compelling respect cultivated between Tim and the strung-out and overwhelmed Colt kept gave Justified a shot in the arm each time the two vets crossed paths this season, their final encounter—in which Colt was simply ready to die and Tim both knew it and was only partially happy to make it happen—was a season highlight.
 


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Disney has come not to praise Star Wars: The Clone Wars (and Lucasfilm Animation) but to bury it

While things didn't look good for the CG-animated animated series about a galaxy far, far away when Lucasfilm decided to cease production on the show to move onto other projects, and that any already completed arcs would become "bonus content" (whatever that means), we learned this week that Lucasfilm Animation was issuing layoffs, and more or less scuttling the team that worked on the series the series. Oh, Darth Iger, do you really want us to focus on the new trilogy that much?



Shameless's Lip realizes an awful truth

We've been rooting for Lip Gallagher to take control of his life out for the better part of three seasons, but just as it seemed he was finally on the right track with semi-steady girlfriend Mandy Milkovich helping him to land a successful interview at MIT, the bottom dropped out. The moment of truth came when he realized his ex-girlfriend, wildly unstable neighbor Karen, was in a coma because Mandy had run her down in the street.

Sheila: "She was so happy when she got that text from you. She knew you were texting to make up. You should have seen her light up." 

Lip: "Text?" 

Sheila: "The night of the accident when she came to meet you. I honestly think that she was so excited, she just forgot to look both ways." 

So now what? Lip is caught between a girl who's ruined his life once already and a loyal girlfriend who's capable of attempted murder. Even though we've named the situation moment a "WTF," we're pretty excited to see how Shameless figures out this mess. 




Greatjon Umber loses part of his ear

Actor Clive Mantle, whose Game of Thrones character lost a couple fingers to Robb Stark's direwolf in Season 1—and laughed about it—had to have his ear surgically repaired last weekend after being attacked by an unruly fellow guest at a Newcastle hotel. Mantle was reportedly pinned to the floor by three men after asking them to quiet down... decidedly NOT a laughing matter.


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

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars was a great addition to the universe. I only wish that Disney and Cartoon Network would consider an hour or two hour special to wrap up the series qand give it a proper send off. The show was meant to bridge the gap between the second and third prequel movies so it would have been nice to have that final scene of the series be Anakin and Obi Wan boarding that ship to rescue Palpatine as seen at the beginning of Revenge of the Sith.
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...and so is Suburgatory! There have been plenty of moments I just had to watch again and again on that show, including Dalia's demonic moment. :D
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Raising Hope is one of the best sitcoms EVER!
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FTW: Jimmy Fallon, Nick Offerman and Blake Shelton in the cluckiest rendition of the Lumineer's Hey Ho... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fallons-chickeneers-cluck-lumineers-ho-431712
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I wish I could give this a lot more Thumbs Up. Fantastic!
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FTW to Rules of Engagement for a choreographed Bollywood number, something way out of the norm for the show and yet it had a lot of fun with it.

WTF to NCIS for taking a strong episode and giving it a particularly obvious whodunit.

FTW to Face Off Season 4 for having 3 top-choice contestants in the finale and giving the win to the strongest constant of all.

FTW to Archer for a note-perfect trip to the Vatican, Pam Poovey's first foray into the field squashing the Pope with a giant mirror was only one piece of very strong and howlingly funny episode.

WTF to Brand X for using homeless people as a prop week after week. Yes the intention seems to be pure, but the execution is more exploitative than informative.

WTF to Wondercon for once again bringing it to Los Angeles only to sell out for the first time ever. Guess what, Comic Con International non-profit board, if there's this much demand? You damned well better make a permanent comic book-based show soon, and you better not be so damned stingy with the press credentials - I've covered Wondercon and San Diego Comic-Con for sites for the past 7 years, I have exhibitors and panelists asking my outlets to come and you're making that impossible. Figure it the hell out! There's important news, both TV and otherwise, to be had!

WTF to Axe Cop getting a show but Dr. McNinja's pitch not getting picked up!!!
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FTW to The Good Wife for using flashbacks in a way unique to the show, and to Peter knocking Mike on his ass, that was a really good episode.

FTW indeed to Psych's 100th!

WTF indeed to Disney shoveling Team Clone Wars!

Is Ken Tucker's article really a FTW? For a TV viewer, it seems like the situation is more a WTF. I don't buy this "builds their own show" argument, I think that's an outsider misunderstanding the role of late night as an advertising medium and how the internet loudly borrows from it, but otherwise the article is solid. I used to think I liked Conan O'Brien, but I eventually dropped out due to malaise over so many of the same types of gags and the same types of pitches, they got stale and when he moved to TBS it remained so. Then I caught Craig Ferguson with the Late Late Show where he openly mocks the "institution" of the late night comedy talk show, and that's been my staple ever since. Ferguson has that Carson-esque flippancy about networks and pitches and sketches which is refreshing in an age where "tell me about your latest project" has become the norm in the medium.
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The return of Call the Midwife on PBS, such a wonderful show. Also another obscure period piece, Bomb Girls on Reelz. I love shows that show history in an entertaining manner. I have yet to see Downton Abbey, but just got Comcast Streampix and will be catching up soon. That's what I love about TV, you can watch Hoarders (guilty Pleasure) or Masterpiece Theater all in one night! Oh and FTW--anything and everything Justified! But they better not kill off Winona, let Raylan have some family left please.
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I am so glad you included Raising Hope this week. The musical number was great, i laughed the whole way through it. And Lucas Neff looked like he belongs in the 80s.
FTW: The Return of Happy Endings
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THERE IS NO WAY THAT ANDY IS SUPERMAN AND LESLIE IS ROBIN!! I cry foul!!
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FTW: "Legit" - Take a story about two friends with accumulated tension betwen them being complete a-holes to one another during an outing to a baseball game, have things go from bad to worse for both during the game, throw in a healthy dose of "Rodney" one of the most lovable new characters on television and end it with the friends realizing how great a day it really was with the perfectly chosen Phil Lesh "Grateful Dead" classic "Pride of Cucomonga" playing throughout the final act was the biggest FTW of the week for me. This little show is really good and for as crass as it likes to be it seems to hit the emotional marks very well. Any time the dancing bears make an appearance in the soundtrack and they use the actual track from "Mars Hotel" it has to be FTW?!?

FTW: "Archer" not letting up as this brilliant fourth season starts to close. Pam's first mission, the truth about where they are and what ISIS currently is starting to bubble to the surface, Woodhouse's really bad habit rearing its head, "Jazz Hands" - this show is on fire.

FTW: "Revolution" Useless character that entire 1st act of season centered around rescuing bites the bullett in his first episode back - good bye "Danny" - don't let the door ... you know the rest.

FTW: "Justified" - The scene in Cassie's make shift place of worship with Ellie May, Cassie, Colt, Ava, and Tim great work by every actor involved. Nice to know they don't need the star in the scene to pull that off.

FTW: "Shameless" finally made the list!!! The season has been quite quite good. Team Mandy all the way. She wants what is best for HIM and all he sees is jealous psycho girlfriend.
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I was really expecting the How I Met Your Mother latest episode to be on this list! It was bizarre, awesome and heart-stopping especially at the end.
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The real story behind Gunter is going to end up being super sad.
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I love the recognition The Good Wife gets around here these past few weeks! Thumbs up, TV.com! It's one of my favorite shows and I always felt it was underrated around here.
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FTW: Katherine and Elijah return to TVD
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-How I Met Your Mother for Ted's gut wrenching speech at the mother's door AND the hilarious end tag of the Teds and Barneys singing "The Longest Time"
-Law & Order SVU: veteran character actor David Marciano's performance as a dispicable villian who REALLY made my skin crawl.

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-Danny's death on Revolution
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I think SOUTHLAND should make an appearance on the FTW list. Everyone else ignores it but I don't expect tv.com to do the same.
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avclub.com is the place to go for Southland, they're fans.
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avclub is fantastic!! The reviews definitely contain more analysis rather than summary.
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Oh and how can I miss to mention Justified, this was my one of my favourite episodes this season, this episode and the previous episode. I lovedwatching Rachel and Tim. I would like to see a little more of the both of them for the show.

Loved Southland as I always do. Sherman is going to get an arse whooping soon from his new fuck buddys brother soon. I can see it now, as soon as he finds another chick to bang its all going to happen.
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Where do I start, this week has been so good for me this week. Seeing John Noble in The Good Wife was amazing, I was like a lil girl glued to the TV. Oh his Aussie accent was so thick, I loved it. Its not often that I see a real Aussie accent shine through. Yes I am an aussie .
I was so hoping that Lip was going to wake up and realise that he has a good thing with Mandy and that he shouldn't give a shit about Karen after all the hoaring and heartbreak that she caused him but he is going to screw things up with Mandy and run back to Karen. Am I the only one who pleasingly shocked and happy that Mandy did the hit and run on Karen.
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Are you kidding me!?

FTW: Norman Reedus's performance last week!

That was amazing!! He should have definitely gotten a mention here.
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I see your Mad Men/Mean Girls mash-up and raise you Mad Men and ARCHER!!!

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You're welcome :)
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SVU had another great episode this week. And that GIF you have for Shameless must be one of the worst things of the week.
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-TVD. ELIJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The moment you catch a glimpse of our beloved Elijah in one of his suits, you know it's going to be a good episode. And it was. He's back. He appeared as though he walked fresh out of the pages of Vampire GQ, in all of his raven haired, posh, classy glory. It.Was.Beauitful. Oh how I missed him so. I could watch Daniel Gillies as Elijah, staring at the camera for hours. Hours. He is just that incredible. And dreamy. Yes, I said dreamy dammit, and I'm not taking it back. The epitome of cool... Ahem. I shall digress. The other side of Katherine. A surprising kiss between Elijah and Elena masquerading as Katerina. Rebekah almost being human for seconds.The brother Salvatores bonding in that way that I love. And the start of a friendship between Klaus and Caroline. For me the episode was made of win. Because let's face it, Elijah Mikaelson. All was right in my TVD world. I'm still happy. I needed an Elijah fix so bad. So very bad.<3
-Scandal. Hollis' spawn is just a diabolical as he is. An ear was caught off. Jake upped the creepy sexy scale even more. Abbison are going strong as the cutest office besties. David Rosen is an unofficial gladiator with his presence at P&A alone. Mellie and Cyrus had masterful speeches. And arranged suicide. A mysterious mole. And Huckleberry Quinn and their dark and twisted, kind of cray cray friendship and bonding over stalking families, examining body parts, and everything else...it's fun to watch. I never thought I'd like Quinn but as Huck's protege she's actually likeable.
-Castle. Ryan undercover was surprisingly enjoyable.
-Being Human. Sally "eating" Aidan. Stellar.
-Lost Girl. Bo and Lauren broke up. It was almost inevitable. But the best thing was Lauren made an unexpected friend, Dyson. I like this friendship. It was one of the first times where I actually liked Lauren. Solid episode.
-Nashville.
-Chicago Fire.
-Grey's Anatomy's realitic portrayal of what a parent goes through when their child suffers from Kawasaki's Disease. I remember as a kid my mom going through the exact same thing with my little brother.
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-OUAT. Like...what the hell was that episode? The stuff with August/Pinocchio alone had me giving the TV the side eye. Hard. He's a boy again? Like...eww! Why? An entire episode dedicated to characters we don't know, and still don't really know? I don't even...
-The Following. Normally I laugh my arse off at how incompetent most of the character are on this show. I mean the Feds alone are a joke to law enforcement officers everywhere. But Claire, after being told to stay her happy go lucky arse in the house and apply pressure to the wound of the man who damn near died to save her. She left him bleeding on the floor and gave herself up. WT actual F? And Jacob didn't kill his pixie haired gf like I had hoped. Oops, did I say that?
- Red Widow. I'll start with the teenage brat who actually threw a temper-tantrum because his mom walked in on him banging his hippie gf in HER house, while everyone was home. What? This show goes through great lengths to make this mafia family thing sound scary, but it it's falling short. Whatshisface isn't coming off nearly a intimidating as he should. And that thing with her sister and the FBI dude, was kinda weird in that, he seemed to have a crush on the lead which just made thing weirder when he kissed her sister. And that money hungry wife who pretend to be oblivious to fact that her hubby is in the mob as long as he buys her shiny thing? A disgrace to women.
- Revolution. They killed Danny. It wasn't that I was invested in whether or not the kid lived or died, it was just so unnecessary. We spent how many episodes trying to get this kid back? Only for him to go down in what was meant to be a blaze of glory, but was instead one of stupidity because he stood there waiting to get shot. He could have had a decent story or something.
-Spinoffs. Now don't get me wrong, I'll probably watch some of them despite saying this, but there are just too many spinoff in the works. Like is this the latest fad? Not everything needs to be spun off! And some of them, I mean, in my opinion you don't start a spinoff on a show until they're at least three or four seasons in or something. I'll probably watch The Originals because JoMo and Daniel G are...amazing and deserve to showcase their amazingness on a weekly basis. I'll even watch NCIS:LA's spinoff of the Red team because I like John Corbett and Edwin Hodge, and even though the two parter backdoor pilot was kind of weak, I..I'm an addict okay? I don't always have reasons for watching half the stuff I'm watching. But Chicago Fire wants in too? I like CF but c'mon! And it's a cop show at that. Why? Dick Wolf, haven't we had enough with the twenty law and orders? And I'lll say the same for PLL having a spinoff too. I'm over the spinoffs already, and I have a feeling they've only just begun.

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Yikes, that was long. I apologize to anyone who reads that. :)
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Do you need a cigarette?
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Southland should be on this list. It gets better each episode and that is hard to do considering each episode has been fantastic.
Justified! How has this been and uneven season? Everything about it has been entertaining and interesting. I am really sad that Colt is gone though, I could listen to him and Tim talk to each other all day.
New Girl: The episode all around was good, but Winston playing dead for Schmidt nearly killed me. That was so funny.

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I disagree about Pretty Little Liars. I thought the last half of season 3 was really weak and I kind of wish it just ended after season 4. I just feel like the writers are running out of ideas.
Happy Endings inevitable cancellation is devastating. TBS please pick it up and pair it with Cougar Town. I may start to watch that show if you do.
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Speaking of the Justice League, WTF to Bruce Timm stepping down as head of DC Animation. The man who brought us Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Justice League, JLU, Green Lantern the Animated Series, Young Justice and a number of great DVD releases left the company this week to pursue new projects. At least he went out with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and 2 which were great. Though I had hoped for The Killing Joke movie which was talked about a bit.

Elijah on VTD is always cool. If Daniel Craig ever steps down as Bond, this guy should really be considered for the role. Also FTW to evil Elena who is turning into a ripper in her own right. The scene at the end where she snapped that girls neck and says that there will be hundreds more if Damon and Stefan don't stop trying to change her back was chilling. She actually out did Katherine this week, scared her even.

I am a bit on the fence about Raising Hope this week. I can see where they were coming from and sure it had a few laughs but it lacked heart. It seemed like they were going to the stereotype well a few too many times such that it ended up a bit offensive. The clincher being where it was all a scam and the family celebrated as they ran off to eat ham, not to mention it aired right during the passover holiday. However, the second episode was perfect with the right mix of comedy and heart. Sabrina having a moment with Virginia and saying that she was more of a mother to her than Sabrina's own mother was, and the Maw Maw vs Maw Maw Sr fight and make up were great.
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I feel truly bad for the writers that have to sift through the endless piles of crap to get to the good stuff... not too bad though, I suppose they're being paid for it
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I think the FTW this week were a little undeserved. First of all, Suburgatory isn't the type of show to have continuity jokes. We know Dalia is an insensitive dolt so the fact that she was neglecting her kangaroo is expected and not funny. Also, the return of Elijah was probably the most disappointing return of a character. Sure he was cool in Season 3, but we don't need another heartbroken brooding vampire who has no balls. How hard is it to make a cool Immortal because it hasn't been done since "Angel".
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FTW - Revolution's return.
FTW - PLL getting a 5th (and hopefully final) season.
FTW - Ravenswood. At first, I dreaded the idea of a spin-off, but now my interest is piqued after reading the plot summary.
WTF - Victor dissing Bobby on SPN. Nobody should insult Bobby's memory and get away with it.
WTF - Danny's death on Revolution. Not because I liked his character but because I felt that the 10 previous eps were wasted on trying to rescue him. The Mathesons finally got him back and then they kill him off. What was all that time and effort wasted for?!
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That's exactly what I said when Danny died, what a waste of a show.
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He didn't 'insult' Bobby. He merely stated the truth about Bobby. That was a bad way of going about it, but Bobby was a drunk and barely functioning. Saying the truth doesn't mean you are insulting a person.
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You didn't watch Revolution, did you?
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I did. The last question was a rhetorical question.
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FTW - Everything about last week's TVD ep. From Elena's imitation of Katherine to Rebekah and Katherine's fight. It was an awesome ep.
FTW - Elijah and Katherine's return. Didn't care whether they were romantically involved or not but seeing them made TVD's ep better.
FTW - Evilena. I know some people don't like this version of her but I'm liking her more like this than when she was whiny, annoying and a constant damsel-in-distress. Pretty sure that the writers will turn her humanity on before the season ends but hope that they fuse the previous version of Elena with Evilena to create a nice balance of the 2 sides of her character.
FTW - Felicity/Ollie's scenes in last week's Arrow. Their scenes are among my fave parts of the show and that's why I especially loved the part where he comforts her at the end. Is it just me or were there sparks I saw between them? Maybe I'm reading into it too much. #OlicityFTW!
FTW - Revenge finally returning back to form. Also, seeing Em's red Sharpie didn't hurt.
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No one pulls a heart out like Elijah, oh yeah. So effortless but with a debonair vigor. :P I'm not sure what I think about the Clone Wars news. I mean a movie and then 5 years is a good run. And I think "bonus content" means DVD / BLURAY so we should see whatever else that way. I'm sure some mega set with lots more bonus.
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FTW: The renewals of The Mentalist, Legit and Justified; the villainess on Doctor Who postponing an underling's murder until after he returned from vacation; the recruitment video on The Following. WTF: The federal marshal covering Ryan and Claire's escape on The Following standing directly in front of the door; Ryan's friend's Witness Protection status, which included having a picture of him in his past life and Ryan in plain sight on his desk and apparently no way to call for help; the revelation that Ann Curry wasn't allowed by her bosses at NBC to publicly reach out to Robin Roberts in her cancer struggle because they were on rival morning shows; FX moving some of its shows to different channels in an attempt to establish different brands (did not realize any of the basic cable channels had that many viewers).
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FTW: The return of DOCTOR WHO!!!!!!
FTW: BBC's Doctor Who Marathon it so rocked.
FTW: The last scene of the Mentalist where we think we might have but not proven met Red John.
FTW: We got to meet McGee's Dad on NCIS and learned to hate and feel sorry for Tim.
FTW: Monroe and Roselle on Grimm can we just have a show based on them alone.
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FTW- HIMYM, which throughout most of it didn't seem to be an important episode in it's mythology, only to deal an emotional gut punch, followed by the revelation of a countdown to the meeting of the mother.
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If you wanted to put Shameless in the WTF list, perhaps you should have chosen the new tested method on how to wake up women from a coma! :P
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This show has crossed the line so many times that I have lost count.
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2nd, 3rd, and 4th, Raising Hope's Musical episode. I saw the episode title with the word "musical" in it, and I was like, "what on earth?" but after watching it, it did not matter, because it was just hilarious.
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What ever happened to Clive Mantle's character on GoT anyway? I loved him in season one but he wasn't in a single scene in season two (as far as I could see, he certainly never had any lines) so I'm hoping he comes back for season three. His character was a hot head but the way Robb straightened him out was epic, he just fell in line and after that he was all kind of epic.
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Happy Endings returns
Doctor Who returns
Katherine looking like an extra from Grease in TVD
Gus in the wig room in Psych
Justified renewed
A lot of the FX upfronts
Legit
CBS Renews Person of Interest, The Good Wife, and Elementary


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ABC SCREWING HAPPY ENDINGS. I was reading the ratings results for Friday and saw some comments below and found this-

"I don't know about everyone else, but Happy Ending didn't even air on Verizon FIOS in the Washington, DC.

At the time when they said it would be on ABC had a special on the Washington Nationals starting season at 8. And it didn't air after that at 9 either. "

As i dont live in America i am not sure whether this happened in other area's as well, so the 3m (0.9 key demo) rating may improve next week. However people also complained of the 2nd episode not recording on their DVR and if this is not fixed then ABC just have bad intentions for Happy Endings
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ABC SCREWING HAPPY ENDINGS rant =

#FanExcuseBingo - courtesy of The Cancellation Bear
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I couldn't find your FTW vs. WTF list to comment on

#UCanOnlySnipe - courtesy of your reality check dept
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Yes, that's exactly what I'm here for. Finally *sobbing* Somebody finally understands me. - courtesy of the Wisecracking and Smart-ass division of Comments International.

We in the Wisecracking and Smart-ass division like to pop our heads into the Reality check dept. every once in a while just to remind you guys that life doesn't always have to be lived with that stick up your butt, to live a little and not to take everything so seriously all the time.

Sincerely,

Dwight
VP of Wisecracking and Smart-ass Division
Comments International
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The reality check dept still has not received your list Dwight .
We accept your point about sticks up butts, due to the amount of time your dept spent experimenting with this theory. The variations of sizes and makes of sticks you repeatedly used on yourself (and continue to use), makes you an expert in the field.
Unfortunately we will be merging your dept with the Actually Says Something team (or ASS for short). We feel that you will be suited to this division, we will have to make a new title for your position in ASS. Obviously not VP - Jenkins already has that. Probably team member - i think you will like the title of biggest member. So your newest title will be Biggest team member in ASS.

If you find being the Biggest member in ASS an uncomfortable position then we could always a different position more suited to your talents - it may take us some time because we have yet to see anything from you except for sniping/trolling (and your stick-to-butt experiments), but we have faith in you

With Regards,

Grumpyclown
President, CEO, CFO, FFO of STFU inc.
Head of the Reality Check Dept
Your Boss

ps - we will be expecting that list soon dwight.
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I'm very happy that "The Good Wife" made the list. This episode was hilarious and serious and it had John Noble!!!! I just wish there had been more John Noble.
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"Elijah Mikaelsen: Vampire Life Coach" I would watch that all day long!
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FTW:
*Kellie Pickler on DWTS. Be still by my heart. I have always despised DWTS (as opposed to the fabulous SYTYCD) but now I have to watch at least until she wins.

*Southland winning a Peabody.

*Shameless putting out yet another week of fabulous television. Bonus points for Jodie's
somebody call someone, we found the cure for comas!". Hilarious.

*Martin Scorsese announcing he is developing a Gangs of New York series.

*FX's new plans. Until FX does wrong, I will continue to give them the benefit of the
doubt. The shows they announced sound quite promising.

*Colbert and The Daily Show being back just in time for the Supreme Court taking up gay
marriage.

*BBC's first episode of Orphan Black, probably the best thing I watched all week.

*I will also second your Shakira FTW. Her pulling out the 'country' translation book was too good. Nikki Minaj should be taking notes.
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Second Orphan Black. Didn't know anything before hand and was blown away by it.
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I was going to nominate Orphan Black in FTW myself if I hadn't been beaten to it.. It was pretty awesome. I ended up watching it twice because my roommate walked in during the last five minutes and then HAD to see the beginning.
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The return of Elijah! What I've been waiting for, literally all year!
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FTW: The return of Doctor Who, which could easily be overlooked since it came at the end of the week.
Although it's really a little early, I'm sure there's those who will say that the return of GoT should have been listed but that depends upon whether you consider the end of the week Saturday or Sunday. (In TV terms it does seem more like Sunday.)

I don't mind the cancellation of Star Wars The Clone Wars. This past season has seemed like mainly filler episodes. And it has gone over 100 episodes so the end was coming soon anyways. At best it might have got another 13 episodes, if that.
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