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FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (March 8)

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####;;;;;—so Tim says to the genie, "No, I said I wanted to be a pianist!" Hahaha! Anyway, here's what we liked and didn't like about television this week!



FTW:

Revolution enters the Matrix-ception

The addition of Ben Edlund to Revolution's creative team is finally paying off for NBC's powerless sci-fi series! The former Supernatural writer penned this week's episode, "Dreamcatcher," which saw Aaron living in a virtual reality created by the nanites, and it was by far the show's weirdest hour yet. Yeah, the rules of the newly constructed world were all over the place (Charlie knew she was fake, but Rachel, Miles, Monroe didn't?, and yeah, the story was ultimately a corny "all you have to do is believe" scenario where Aaron played Neo, and yeah, in a final twist, the nanos totally incepted Aaron by making him believe he'd woken up in a post-apocalyptic reality when in fact he had not. But all of that was totally worth it to see Charlie die.


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Beth flips off everything

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The Walking Dead's very divisive "Still" was all about Beth and Daryl and not much else, but the episode's character development was so great that we hardly noticed. The younger Greene sister finally got her long-overdue moment in the spotlight, and she used it to bring some hope into the world by helping Daryl say goodbye to his past. And who knew the fragile-seeming blonde was so punk rock that she'd flip the bird not once, but twice? Dear haters: Character development is a GOOD thing. 


FTW:

Non-humans are invading Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!


First there was that weird, half-bodied humanoid in a tube at the Guest House. Then Lorelei arrived to stir up some trouble. And now Skye the 0-8-4 has been injected with the same humanoid-sourced "medication" that helped bring Coulson back to life. Will it unlock some dormant part of her biology and give her powers? Will she end up looking like a reject of the Blue Man Group? Only time will tell, but we're loving S.H.I.E.L.D.'s integration of people with superpowers and abilities, so we'd be all for it. 


FTW:

Slade will make Oliver suffer in the past AND the present


In this week's spiritual sequel to Season 1's "The Odyssey," Arrow spent a lot of time on Lian Yu blowing things up on a boat. But the moments between the cool explosions was where the real fireworks happened, as Island Slade learned the truth about Shado's death—and certainly wasn't pleased with Island Oliver, so expect lots of shirtless torturing to come. In the present day, Slade revealed that he's alive, flush with cash, and intent on destroying Ollie's life in Starling City. Let the battle of the fallen brothers in survival commence!


FTW:

Netflix ushers in the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars


Following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, the future of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was murky at best and dismal at worst. While we knew there were some unaired episodes floating around in space, we didn't know whether we'd ever see them once the show's staff was scattered or transferred to other projects. Luckily, Netflix got its Watch Instantly mitts on the whole series, including 13 unaired episodes now dubbed "The Lost Missions," and they're available now for our binge-watching pleasure. Truly, the Force is with us.


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Person of Interest fills in the blanks

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After a string of mediocre-at-best installments, POI delivered a stunner this week in an hour spent almost entirely in 2010, an era that may also be known as B.R. (Before Reese), when Finch had different partner in a suit. But "RAM" didn't just focus on Finch; all our favorite characters dropped in, and that's what made the episode one hell of a watch. The hour solidified tons of backstory, answered lingering questions, and was specifically designed for POI nerds, but if you're watching the show, then you know that being a POI nerd is something to be proud of.


FTW:

Philip gets zapped on The Americans

While investigating last week's heart-wrenching family massacre, Phil donned his creepy ponytail-and-mustache combo to have a look-see inside the home of Emmett's contact Fred (John Carroll Lynch). Unfortunately, dude had a secret metal box hooked up to terrible amounts of electricity—and next thing Mr. Jennings knew, he was tied up at gunpoint, trying to talk down a very emotional asset. In the end, it was the spy's level-headed compassion that ended up saving his life, proving once again that espionage is all about those feels.


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The Goldbergs' Goonies tribute was good enough... for you, it's good enough... for us!

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ABC's sneaky-good family comedy honored the seminal '80s flick in "Goldbergs Never Say Die!," a tremendous episode complete with referential humor, heartfelt moments, and delicious nostalgia as Adam lived out one of his favorite movies. And oh that licensed music! 


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Comedy Central's Review earns five stars, does a lot of cocaine

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This entirely insane comedy following Forrest MacNeil (the hilarious Andy Daly) as he reviews odd life experiences is Comedy Central's latest risky offering, and also one of its best. MacNeil's review of addiction became a cocaine rager that bled into his review of going to the prom, and that's when we knew we were all-in. Let's hope Review keeps Daly on our television screens for a good long while, because he's perfect for the part.


FTW:

The Soup takes on True Detective


Don't worry folks, there ain't no spoilers in the video—though it's not like you'd be able to understand them if there were. Catchy catchy catchy bing-bong bing-bong bing-bong bing-bong song!


FTW:

Captain Holt is Kwazy for Cupcakes!


That's no typo, that's "kwazy" with a backwards W. And the only thing better than Captain Holt's addiction to Gina's favorite smartphone game was hearing Andre Braugher say its title out loud. Someone make a sound file for us? Please? 




FTWTF:

HIMYM all but confirms our worst suspicions

The possibility that the Mother is dead or dying—or even that Ted is dying—isn't exactly the romantic ending we were hoping for. But by playing that card in "Vesuvius," the series forced us to look back at the legacy of How I Met Your Mother in a new light. Some episodes were really good, some were really bad, but they're all part of Ted's life now, and maybe it's the journey and not the destination that matters after all.


FTWTF:

Bates Motel returned with not one but two murder cover-ups! At least it also means Vera Farmiga is back, too!

Norman's slaying of poor Miss Watson at the end of the show's first season set us up for a very similar second go-round: Now the focus is on the Norms' scramble to keep Norman's secret, in the same way that Season 1 was mostly about keeping Norma out of hot water for killing Keith Summers. Couple that feeling of retread with Bradley's murder of the one of the local marijuana kingpins, and it sort of feels like we've danced this dance before. But at least Vera Farmiga, No. 48 in our Top 100 of Everything in 2013, is back and chewing up the scenery like she never ever left our screens: “WELCOME TO THE WORLD, LADIES! There are axe murderers and whores stuffed under every rug!”


FTWTF:

Switched at Birth struts its stuff

Realizing it had a few established toe-tappers in its cast—including Dancing With the Stars alums Lea Thompson, Marlee Matlin, and Gilles Marini and High School Musical veteran Lucas Grabeel—Switched at Birth peppered “Dance Me to the End of Love” with performance numbers aplenty. Some were part the story, like Melody and Angelo’s Viennese Waltz. Others came in the form of dream sequences, like Bay and Emmett’s Vegas-style pas de deux and Daphne’s nightmare ballet. But the capper was a silly, spirited full-cast number that signaled a thawing in John and Kathryn’s recent chill. It may have seemed gimmicky at times (okay, it was completely gimmicky), but it was also the kind of dopey fun that’s only possible with family.




WTF:

New Girl proves that the third installment of a trilogy always sucks

Okay, "sucks" is a little harsh, because "Sister III"—which forced us to bid adieu to Linda Cardellini and the infamous Abby Day—was okay. But after two weeks of build-up with "Sister" and "Sister II," "okay" just didn't cut it. On the plus side: Schmidt moved back into the loft!


WTF:

Justified is stuck

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One of television's best shows is in a deep rut, and it hit bottom this week with an episode that didn't work on any level. Justified is no stranger to flying by the seat of its pants, but it usually clears any hurdles on the strength of its characters and dialogue. But in "Whistle Past the Graveyard," even those two elements were lacking. How long will Boyd be away from Harlan? How long will Ava be stuck by herself in jail? How long will Raylan be picking up odd jobs? Maybe the producers' decision to quit after Season 6 is a good thing after all. 


WTF:

The world's most popular selfie, brought to you by Samsung

Shout-out to the Oscars for deciding that the best way to handle the downtime (as if that exists in a telecast that's already too long) is to just let Ellen wing it with a whole lot of product placement. While Ellen did a great job as host and the most RT'd selfie of all time is cool, it's hard to separate it from the Samsung of it all.


WTF:

Saint George can go to hell


Come on, FX! We know you're running a business and all that, but these 10/90 deals for terrible sitcoms are tarnishing your rep.


WTF:

Reign gets REAL


You may think your favorite teen drama series has an intense love triangle, but have two members of that supposedly intense love triangle ever had actual sex while the third member was FORCED to watch with their HANDS LITERALLY TIED? If so then you're still sleeping on Reign. Catch up!


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


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FTW: I think something is missing from the list.... mother f'in 'BANSHEEEEEEEEE': Three words spoken on a lawn that have been hanging in the air since the guy they now call 'Hood' strolled into town 'HE'S DEVA'S FATHER.' Then silence and three great actors digesting that sentence without uttering a word. A brilliant scene in an episode filled with them. Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevec, and Russ Blackwell FTW. Still not watching this show, I pity you cause you're missing a great one.

FTW: Everything about 'Reign'. Shows that good aren't supposed to be on the CW. What they did this week makes 'Game of Thrones' look like child's play. And this week they brought in Amy Brenneman who stepped into this show which has been so consistently good - great performances throughout and she fit into this world like she'd been there the whole time. They had every reason to give this awesome show an early renewal. Easiest decision this network has ever had to make. Except for 'Supernatural' going on 10 SEASONS - 3 NETWORKS of course.

FTW: Emmy Rossum. She's deserved a nomination every year but this year may be the best most heart-breakingly wonderful work we've seen from her portrayal of 'Fiona Gallagher' on this show hitting on all cylinders in its fourth season. With so much to choose from on Sunday nights 'Shameless' is the best stop to make.

FTW: You know what half hour comedy nobody talks about but seems to be hitting its stride in its third season, 'Episodes'. Matt LeBlanc has been awesome. Alex Rocco was on this week as Matt's dad Dick LeBlanc who got to utter the line, "I wish David Schwimmer was my son." (Matt was falsely accusing his father of an offense that had actually been committed by 'Charlie' herself or at least a character played by Tracy Spiradakos. ) This one is so much better, so much funnier than the other one, "House of Lies'.

FTW: 'Dallas' back on top as the best prime time soap. Its so crazy and over the top and outrageous and the cast veterans and new are making it seem like old times. Emma Bell is doing her best to steal the whole show, poor Julie Gonzalez, but has to be learning a lot from Linda Gray and Judith Light who are doing fine holding their own. Must all be for Larry.
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Andy Daly is "that guy" who always appears in show after show and is consistently working but never for a consistent project. I can't see "Review" lasting; his track record makes me feel that way.
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I oppose the airing of Saint George in part because it perpetuates the stereotype that George Lopez is funny.
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Can we get Joel Mchale on for season 2 of True Detective. Him and Jim Rash? Please?
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FTW: HIMYM. For proving that after all these years, the show still has some amazing left in it. It will be sad if the Mom is dead, but so so much more poignant, and everything will seem different in the rearview mirror. Because if there's one thing that's consistent on HIMYM, it's that things don't always work out the way they are "supposed" to--that's one reason why it's such a good show--so all you can do is appreciate what is good. Which is the case in real life, too, no? And what's damn good about HIMYM is those show runners sure know how to tug the rug right out from under you.
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If the mother turns out to be dead, that will be the biggest WTF of all times. What the hell Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, what the hell!
That Reig scene as weird, and I'm a frary shipper!
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SNL also sucked both last week and this week.
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i agree that justified is stuck, we need an episode to clean up every junk that is on that show, like 7/8 shots in the head by raylan givens and a big beat up to boyd as he really needs to be beaten and go to prison, tough guy doesnt suit him, he had his best performances when he was a pussie not as a strong man, no one believes it ffs

And Raylan needs to kill someone and beat up 5 guys without anyone touching him for this show to regain the awesomness of the first 3 seasons...

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How is that a 'WTF'? Reign's ending was great.
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Review is a lot of fun to watch and had a very funny premier. One of my favorite parts of the show is that the actions of the previous Reviews keep coming back. The dog he steals early on in the episode can be seen hanging out in his house with his family near the end of the episode during another review.
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No love for Grey's Anatomy's secret marriage?
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Now I am happy that I am no longer watching S.A.B. Thank you Tv.com!
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The SAB episode was really bad in my opinion. Those dance routines weren't as amazing as they were supposed to be (especially the Bemmett dance which was kinda ridiculous) and didn't really serve the story. Bo-ring!
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That Switched at Birth episode only served to remind me of my disappointment over the cancellation of Bunheads, and oh yeah, they did that sort of thing far better, even on their worst week.
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FTW: Review! It took me by surprise and I loved it.
WTF: Sorry, that Switched at Birth episode was cringe-inducing.
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FTW: Reign, the "scene" was pretty light and the Queens were bitchin/awesome
FTW: Elena sucked out of the church
FTW: Banshee. All of it
FTW: Hannibal. Gillian Anderson was great
FTW: Vikings, A glance to the future! aGGGGrrrr
FTW/WTF: Suits, Rachel and Mike = BORING / Scottie and Harvey = Funnier....¿?
WTF: Scandal. mmmmm¿no more sexy scenes for a while?mmmmmmmm i guess...
WTF: Grey's anatomy. Those actors are about to harm themselves if they continue in that show.
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How can 'Banshee' and that scene on the lawn not make this list?
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No more sexy scenes on Scandal but I absolutely loved that opening scene with Fitz and Olivia fighting so loud while every presidential secret agent was listening.
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Maybe Justified is mourning Elmore Leonard. :(
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This week's episode was filled to the brim with Alicia Witt. The show may not be going anywhere fast, but at least its giving us wonderful company!
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This week's episode of Reign was so FTW tho!
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YESSSS to The Goldberg's. Good call because I thought it would be left off the list this week. The episode almost made me tear up... oh the 80's, how I miss you! The only thing they forgot to include was "Heeeeey youuuuu guuuuuuuuys!" Otherwise it was perfect.
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WTF! The Good Wife is back tonight for the first time in 3 months. Isn't that about the same length of time as the summer hiatus? We need to fix this as long hiatuses piss everyone off.
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All these mentions of Reign makes me curious about it. I still haven't seen any of it. Is it good?

If your answer is yes, then it would be helpful if you also say something about what other absurd(ish) shows you like. How about The Originals, American Horror Story and Teen Wolf? If you love the first two and think the third is the best show on TV rather than just pretty good, I will know that I can disregard your opinion... Sorry...but you may still want to reply, since this will also be read by people who share your taste.
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It is the best show this network has ever attempted. I started watching episode Seven and rushed to get caught up. It doesn't belong anywhere near the network its on. Its a show with a lot of great women writing the scripts and behind the camera and creating this show that respects its female characters and all of the decisions good and bad they make to survive in the French Court. Its like the anti 'Girls' history based drama. The leads, playing Mary 'Queen of Scotland' and Catherine de Medici are doing most of the heavy lifting with ease. Adelaide Kane was in 'Teen Wolf' but this ain't that show and they cast the right Queen. Megan Follows, playing Catherine, I only remember her from decades ago as Jo's bad girl cousin on 'Facts of Life'. Emmy may be calling both of these names this year. They just added Amy Brenneman, whose husband is one of the producer, as Mary's mother and it made it even better. The boys Tony Regbo and Torrence Coombs, competing for the girl, are both extremely likable as well but Alan Van Sprang is having the most fun as dad, Henry II. For all the choices out there this one was one I'm glad I made. Its worth finding.
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Reign is decent. It's not the ZOMG GREATEST THING ON EARTH that they make it here, but it's okay.

It helps pass the time nicely, but I never find myself going "wow, can't wait for the next episode". It's not even a show that I would give my attention 100% of the time. Usually I let it play while doing other stuff and then they'll grab my attention at the bigger scenes.

On the plus side, they don't make me vomit too much like a lot of the family oriented CW stuff. Where everyone are just happy together and it's always pure evil vs pure good kind of schtick. There's a lot of grey in it too.

Though if you are looking for people's opinion that are closer to yours, it would be a bit more helpful to know what shows you actually like instead of don't like.
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Thanks, that's helpful. Good point at the end. But now I have to think...

(If this post is too long, just read the "guilty pleasures" section).

These are my favorites from the past five years:

1. Breaking Bad
2. Game of Thrones. I didn't become completely obsessed with the show until season 3. During seasons 1-2, GoT was only third or fourth on this list, after BB, Homeland and Spartacus. But now that BB has ended, I feel that GoT is very far ahead of everything else.
3-4. (I can't decide the order). Spartacus (especially the first two seasons) and Homeland (only the first two seasons).

After this I feel that it's a long way down to number 5. The #5 show is Person of Interest. After that, without spending too much time on making sure that they're in the correct order: Banshee, The walking dead, The Americans, Scandal (season 2 was quite addictive), Hannibal, Justified, True Detective (it's a bit too slow for my taste...that's why I can't put it much higher), House of Cards (season 1), The good wife, Sons of Anarchy (especially season 5), Vikings, and finally Mad Men and Downton Abbey. (I have never been a huge fan of those last two, but they're both OK).

Most of these shows have a similiar pace, and deliver a lot of their important stuff through dialogue. I like fights and big action scenes when they're well done, as in Banshee, Spartacus, and that one scene in True Detective.

Guilty Pleasures: Teen Wolf: It's nowhere near as good as Price says, so I'm just flabbergasted by his comments most weeks. Season 3a was weak, and the ending of 3a was awful. 3b is better, but it's making less and less sense. Arrow: No comment necessary. The Tomorrow People: The writing is atrocious, but I don't know how to stop watching a show about people with superpowers. The Following: The stupidest characters outside of Hemlock Grove. Under the dome: Incredibly stupid story, but unlike The Originals and even Almost Human, it makes me wonder what's going to happen next. The Vampire Diaries: I have never been a big fan. This show has always been one of the worst I'm watching. Nashville: Some of it is good, but some of it is really bad. One thing that's consistently bad is that everyone is always having an extreme overreaction to EVERYTHING. Revenge: It was fun at its peak, but if it keeps getting worse, I will drop it.

I have also been watching OuaT and OuaTiW, but I dislike them more and more with each episode. Not sure if I can still consider them guilty pleasures or if I should move them to notable dislikes.

Notable dislikes: Hemlock Grove: By far the worst show ever made. I hate it more than I thought it was possible to hate a show. Les Revenants: I liked the first few episodes, but it turned into a passionate hate when the show got more and more nonsensical. American Horror Story: I liked most of the first season, but hated the ending. I liked the beginning of the second, but since then I've felt that ALL they're trying to do is to make everything as weird as possible. I came to strongly dislike the show, and finally dropped it in season 3 after the episode with the famous masturbation scene...not because of the masturbation, but because I had finally had enough of the nonsense. The originals: I saw episodes 1-8 in a day or two only because I had the flu. All of the characters are incredibly unlikeable and they all deserve to be tortured to death. This is especially true of the main character Klaus, who is also extremely whiny and paranoid. These things make it absolutely impossible to care about what's going to happen. It also doesn't help that the writing is stupid. Almost Human: Everyone involved except the idiot who decided to make it ONLY case of the week has done a great job. But the fact that there's no story makes every episode irrelevant, and makes it impossible to look forward to the next episode. So fuck this show: Being Human: The story has been a mess the whole time. I don't know why I've been watching it. Grimm: I have seen almost all episodes, but I have decided to give it up. Too much case of the week stuff, and the only arc they have is boring. Sleepy Hollow: It makes no sense to me that everyone is going crazy about this show. Yes Ichabod is cool, but he writing is lazy and dumb. The show is barely watchable at best. I will probably not watch season 2. Rectify: I didn't hate it, but this one was definitely too slow. Da Vinci's demons: Boooring.

I don't know where to put Dexter in the above. I have never appreciated TV more than during the first 1.8 seasons of Dexter. But seasons 6 and 8 were awful.

I have probably forgotten something, but Bates Motel isn't one of them. That's probably the only popular show other than Reign that I haven't watched.
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Wow this list is maybe a bit too detailed for poor JasonMelvil, but you clearly have a very specific and non-relatable taste. You seem to like shows that have a strong plot and logic, yet you include Homeland and Scandal in your list, which clearly fluctuate in this regard. No idea what to recommend you.

Your description of Being Human is spot on though, maybe you should try Fringe out? It's a bit similar to the series but serialised and 100x better. (You should also check out LOST and The Wire, in case you didn't, but I guess everyone already did if they're even remotely interested in television series.)
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Thanks for the suggestions. Fringe is one of those I forgot. I liked it a lot, especially the first half of season 3 (Olivia trapped on the other side), and Walter Bishop is one of my favorite characters ever.

I left out Lost on purpose, because so little of it happened in the last 5 years, and because I don't know what section I should put it in. I'm one of those people who loved it for a while, but feel that the ending ruined the entire show.

I left out The Wire, and The Shield as well, because they were both over more than five years ago. I liked them both a lot, especially The Wire.

If I had wanted to cover a longer time period than five years, I would have included Buffy (saw the whole show from start to finish twice) and 24. Season 2 of Alias, season 1 of Prison Break. The list of guilty pleasures would have been long.

I'm getting the impression that when you said that my description of Being Human was spot on, you meant Almost Human.

Yes, some of my shows are kind of silly. (I wouldn't agree that Homeland is silly in seasons 1-2. It has a silly premise, but most of the details are plausible enough. Even the much-criticized pacemaker hack is more plausible than most computer-related stuff on TV). I don't know if I can explain why I can tolerate the silliness of shows like Under the dome and The Following, but not American Horror Story, Cult, Zero Hour,.... It's just that some silly shows make me curious about what's going to happen next, and others don't.
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FTW: Beth from The Walking Dead FTW!!!

(and Agents of SHIELD's origin stories too)

WTF: *"Mean" girls tone* Just stop trying to make Reign/The Vampire Diaries happen CW. It's not going to happen! *"Mean Girls" tone*
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FTW-- Once Upon a Time in Wonderland-- The Red Queen's wonderfully handled transformation. The Jabberwocky, it was wonderful the way she was in control over Jafar the entire time.

WTF-- OUaTiW-- Newt's forced and poorly handled death, not to mention the Knave's short grief period and the fact that genies are not supposed to be able to kill.
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You mean Lizard? Who was wayyy too pretty to be an unloved tom-boy and who they could have really built up to a strong supporting character but seem to have decided they hate their audience as much as their characters...
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I also loved the Oscars selfie. Ellen was great and her surprise "improvs" were really good. the pizza, the photo, and just the Ellen of it all.
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KWAZY FOR CUPCAKES! so hilarious, I love capt. Holt for real.
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Reign, Arrow, Originals, Bates Motel, Vikings, were all awesome, OUAT Wonderland was very good this week but H5O was the best this week (Melanie Griffith is very refreshing as DANO"s mon) my WTF iofthe week goes to Grey's
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FTW: Revolution is out with a Phildickian episode, that's just so cool!!!!!!

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True Detective is just great and when The Soup spoofs it, it's the best. Please someone ask them to do it for Banshee,pretty please!!!!!!!!!
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Soup's True Detective was the best!
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FTW: the Petrovas are dead, at long last.
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WTF: On Grimm, Sgt. Wu's full name is revealed to be... Drew Wu. That poor soul.

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and his middle name is Lou.
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lol, Drew Lou Wu. Did you make that up, or is this for real? Sounds like a character from Dr. Seuss.
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Actually, Reggie Lee wanted it to be Lou Wu. Seriously - he said so in an interview.
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made it up,but it's so much fun.
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What was his mother thinking?!

Totally FTW/WTF moment.
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WTF:Raj still can't get a little action or girlfriend on Big Bang Theory.
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The day Raj will, have any action with a girl : Apocalypse will break and the Four Horsemen will ride and kill Ike Crane and the Walking Dead would have sucked on the last bone of a human being, and The Following will actually make sense, and the Kardashians would have made something worthwhile aside from breathing and the Winchesters will meet God.
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Apparently someone missed the first seasons. Raj got the most action out of all of them..
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apparently,but I thought it was all in his fantasy.
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Nope, he really did score. A LOT.

One of the first episodes they went to a costume party at Penny's place. Eventually Raj ended up in bed with a girl because "he was such a great listener"

Another episode included them going to a bar after Leonard failed to score with Penny again, they all struck out except Raj who managed to score with an extremely large woman.

In a different episode, Raj scored twice with the girl he and Sheldon went on a double date with.

Raj managed to pretty much be successful with random hookups all the time. In both instances where the guys fought over a girl (Sheldon's sister and Summer Glau) they both ended up picking Raj.

They changed Raj from being the most successful at it to be the worst it after they added Amy to the bunch.

Since Howard, Leonard and even Sheldon were in relationships, they needed someone to be the loser of the group.
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*Puts on best Daenerys Targaryen voice:

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Where are my FTW/WTFs?"
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FTW: POI and the amazing flash back
FTW: Hannibal: creepy murder of the week, Hannibal's plastic death suit and me never being able to meat eat again

WTF: TVD and Katherine dying
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Maybe I'm just a horrible person, but that dish he cooked up looked absolutely delicious despite its rather disturbing origins.
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POI was great this week, but while the previous week was a "filler" it still introduced a possibly very interesting bad guy who could show himself (since you never saw him) in the future.

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Thats exactly how we started with Root!
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Reign: Talk about adding insult to injury. Thanks, Dad!! Plus, someone ordered a hit on his life, possibly his own brother!
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FTW: Banshee (everything about it)
FTW: Hannibal (everything about it)
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How about True Detective, Arrow, and Teen wolf? huh?
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I can't believe I forgot True Detective. I wasn't going to come to the FTW article anymore** since they always forget Banshee and don't include enough Hannibal. They put in shit like Beth (boring~I know that many love her but she even makes awesome Daryl boring and that is a total WTF since Daryl is the best) from TWD, Helix (i'm still watching~want Alan and everyone but Julia and H to die) and commercials (last week) then people bitch at comments if they aren't fucking brainless cheerleaders. Bah!

Yeah, Arrow was good because of Slade but Laurell still ruins the show for me. Teen Wolf is great but not as great as Banshee, Hannibal or True Detective. I did like Brooklyn 99's crazy cupcake;-)

**only came because the picture on the main page wasn't showing up so I decided to check it out. At least POI is FTW. Justified may not of had the best episode but it's still better then most of the crap on tv. Like the news on tv which irritates me because of the obvious bias and *#%&#) I will attempt to avoid this article. I knew I shouldn't of said anything but Banshee was worth the bother.

FTW: BANSHEE
FTW: HANNIBAL
FTW: TRUE DETECTIVE
FTW: POI

WTF: THE SAME AS EVERY WEEK (see the old lists if you really care but why would anyone)
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BANSHEE!!! So glad to finally see Job getting a bit more into the action again, feels like its been almost a season since he really got to mix it up with the group. Felt bad for Emmett, was sort of hoping he'd switch to the outlaw side now and join up with Hood, Sugar, Job, and Carrie. And what is up with Siobhan suddenly turning into a huge pain in the ass?

As far as Helix, I'm starting to really root for Peter, not only is he somehow still alive, but seems to be exerting a weird level of control over himself. I almost wonder if his body isn't evolving in its own way to the weirdly silver-eyed immortals on its own course?

And TWD? Well, Beth is terribly boring and annoying, but I think I might be way too willing to ignore that because she's just so very adorable.
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Boy, are you in the mood for writing long comments.Carry on.
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first it is to short then to long:-) I just want to keep you on your toes!
xoxo
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WTF: This article is still invisible.

FTW: Person of interest is back on track, after several filler episodes.

FTW: Hannibal has started the season with two good episodes (if you can ignore how incredibly ridiculous it is that they keep running into serial killers who use bodies to make art).

FTW: The Americans was very good this week, even though "nothing happened".

FTW: Banshee was very good this week.

FTW: Banshee is doing those weird edits less than before.
WTF: They haven't completely stopped doing them.

WTF: Revolution spent an entire hour inside Aaron's mind, doing mostly nonsensical things. The twist at the end was extremely predictable.
FTW: The guy playing Aaron proved that he's a decent actor by drinking American beer and then looking and sounding like he thought it was fantastic.

FTW: Arrow was more entertaning than usual, but...
WTF: Just say the words Oliver...it can't make things worse. "All I did was to hesitate for a second because I didn't know what the **** to do".

WTF: The TVD producers' explanation of what happened to Katherine.

FTW: Louis Litt.

FTW: Agents of SHIELD gave us a second episode (of 14 so far) that wasn't a big disappointment.
WTF: After everything that Coulson has seen and experienced, one little glimpse of a blue alien made him decide to let Skye die, because it's obviously better to die than to be injected with blue.
WTF: They triggered the self-destruct of a facility that must have cost billions of dollars to make and contained things that can save people's lives. Someone is going to be upset...probably mostly with himself because he didn't program the self-desctruct to be smarter than that. No point blowing everything up after the intruders had taken one little vial and then left.
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Looks good. Thanks.
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FTW: Aaron outsmarted by a machine in Revolution. Now, what is he good for again?
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FTW - arrow that was an intense and brilliant hour of tv
FTW - SHEILD was great blue aliens, Ward and new great characters
FTW - reign made me sing with joy then tore my heart out of my chest and made my mind explode with rage over my poor Bash.
FTW - the originals finally bought Davina back, should us stupid Marcel's true self and he's stupid, Michael the brilliant and horrible bastard he is, and made me care even more for klaus poor yummy klaus.
FTW - vampire diaries gave us such a beautiful episode with a softer but still Katherine Katherine and finally a big bad we have no idea about and it's great.
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First off, thank you for acknowledging that Justified is in "a deep rut". I'm a big fan of the show, and tried to defend it viciously at the beginning of the season, but lately it's just been slacking off.
Second, I'm +1'ing (liking, for all you mainstream folks) creepy ponytail-and-mustache as a description for Phillip's outfit. Very ... apt.
Third, all I can think about when I look at that TWD .gif is: damn, Emily Kinney is buff. Someone been hittin' the bench lately?
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Logged in, logged out logged in again, still seeiing no article. A bit early for April fool's day isn't it?
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Thought my browser just gave up!
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We're still trying to figure out what's going on. Some folks can see it, some can't. The same might be true for individual comments, too. We'll get everything fixed eventually!
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p.s. everything should be back to normal now!
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FTW:

- The 500 (Helix).
- Katherine is gone ! Well for now ¬¬ (The Vampire Diaries).
- New friendship between Daryl and Beth (The Walking Dead).

And the greatest WTF EVER:

- Consummation scene (Reign). It was disgusting !
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The consummation scene: it actually happened that way back then. For being a historical fantasy show, they do have some accurate history in there.
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I know that. It doesn't mean it's not disgusting. That's my point. Because I know almost everything that happens on the show was real.
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"almost everything" it's not accurate at all.
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Well, and that's it about you comments. Thank you for the content ! Bye ! :)
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"It's so sad you sent me to read a book :(" ...[sic]... HHAHAHHAHAHAH! No shit?! You're on fire!!
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What is real to me I didn't have to explain, If you are complaining about how "almost everything" is not accurate at all, then I wanted your knowledge, that seems to be great. It's so sad you sent me to read a book :(
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OK, here we go again... the next quote "Because I know almost everything that happens on the show was real." it's just banana's, your watching the CW's überfantasy version of a few historical figures and facts. ¿Ok? The details you may find them inside a history book or in that tremendous website called wikipedia, give it a try. Regards, keep it real :D
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Really? And what is? Please, with details.
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For me the highlight of this week was without doubt the awesomeness of Person Of Interest. It was simply beyond brilliant. POI proved once again if it wants to be brilliant no other show even come close to it anywhere.
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FTW: Agents of SHEILD gets awesome by bring us blue aliens and saves Sky.
FTW: The Blacklist introduces us to the Judge and leaves us wanting more
FTW: POI fills in the blanks for us in the best Flash Back Episode ever.
FTW: Psych gets closer to their series finale by introducing us to Baby Nora Lassiter in the most outrages, hilarious, surprising Here Comes the Baby episode ever. Welcome to the world Little Nora.
FTW/WTF: Grimm brought Demon Baby Girl into this world and also succeeded in scarring every pregnant woman in America. Then they hurt our WU and now we want them to Fix it Right Now.
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Invisible stuff!.
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If you scroll down about 8 comments, I posted the article as a comment.
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The Originals-Davina is back!
The Vampire Diaries-Katherine shows Nadia what their life should've been like

WTF
The Vampire Diaries-Katherine & Nadia die.
Katherine lets the gang kill her so she can spend the rest of her life with her daughter only to be sent to hell.
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FTW- Lupita and 12 Years a Slave get the Biggie Oscars (while Gravity basically swept the Techies.) and I can spend another year laughing at Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscarless streak.

- Suits is back, and Louis FINALLY learns that Mike Ross is a fraud. Whether or not Louis will use this to get Mike fired is still in question. (Though his boss Jessica already knows and has saved Mike from being fired once already, so she might step in again. Also Suits was renewed for season 4 and I don't think it'll be "The Harvey Specter show")

- Patrick Stewart's performance on "The Colbert Report" where he pretends to be an ordinary American who lost his insurance thanks to Obamacare. I loved how he broke character as well.

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- Lizzie's husband is revealed to be a bad guy in "the Blacklist." Yeah, we all saw it coming, because Red's never been wrong on this show, but the previews shouldn't have made it so blatantly obvious!

- Supernatural brings back the Ghostfacers and gives them a bad case of Wangst in addition to the Wangst currently going on with Sam and Dean, totally ruining what could've been a decent comedy episode.

-Ellen DeGeneres hosting the Oscars. She was just BORING. Pizza, selfies, and scratch off lotto tickets did not make up a memorable awards show, despite said selfie breaking Twitter. I guess the producers wanted someone "safe" since last year's show was super-controversial with the "We Saw Your Boobs" song number, and Ellen is as safe as you can get (unless you're an ultraconsevative homophobe.) but come on, there are way more "safer" people to choose from that are funnier than her! Jerry Seinfeld, for example...


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It's a good job there are no major changes planned in the near future.
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This is fun. I'd say this little incident should be added to the FTWTF section.
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