FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (May 26)

Enjoy this list of the best of the television week while you can, because after this batch, summer temperatures are gonna up and the overall quality of television is gonna go way down. All we have to look forward to are a couple more episodes of Game of Thrones and Mad Men and then Dexter, Under the Dome, Ray Donovan, Low Winter Sun, Wilfred, True Blood, Futurama, Copper, The Bridge, Orange is the New Black, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Suits, Hell on Wheels, The Big Bang Theory reruns, Breaking Bad, Talking Bad, Badly Talking, Talk Break, and Badly Broken Talk. That's it! So cherish this final FTW vs. WTF of the 2012-2013 TV season, 'cause the next few months are sure to be a bit sparse.


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News cameras capture a bright (puppy-filled!) spot amidst the tornado devastation in Oklahoma

If this doesn't make you tear up, you may be a robot. 




Congratulations, Stefon!

As a few of you have already guessed, this one missed our deadline last week, but that doesn't make it any less swell: SNL said goodbye to Bill Hader with a wholly fitting sendoff for everyone's favorite "Weekend Update" city correspondent, and it was as weird and as great as we ever could've hoped. 



Law & Order: SVU wraps up Season 14 with an excellent cliffhanger

From intrepid field reporter @IndianaMom: Pablo Schrieber's turn as the disgustingly slick William Lewis had us cringing for basically the entire hour (yow, that burning-off-his-fingerprints scene!), and watching him wriggle his way out of a conviction crushed us just as much as it did Olivia and the rest of the team. And that was BEFORE we reached the final moments, which put Benson in Lewis's clutches. A great end to a strong season.



ABC brings back The B---- ... sort of

The unaired episodes of Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23—from both Season 1 and Season 2—are now available through ABC's website, Hulu, and iTunes, for your summer viewing pleasure. Good to see you again, Chloe!



Nashville wraps up its lively first season hysterically and hilariously

A tumbling SUV! A premature proposal! A funeral! Multiple fights! A fall back into the arms of demon liquor! And awesome face acting! The ridiculous and awesome ABC soap was equally funny and moving, delivering the exact roller-coaster ride we'd hoped for. And a special FTW Trophy for Hayden Panettiere for bringing it!



Rectify's Kerwin says goodbye to his friend

The most emotional moment in the excellent Season 1 finale of Sundance's artsy drama came in a flashback, when Daniel's fellow Death Row inmate Kerwin made his final walk down the corridor and asked to see the man he'd been speaking to through the vent for so many months face-to-face for the first time. Brutally bittersweet. And another special FTW Trophy for Johnny Ray Gill for a remarkable performance. 



Congratulations, Tyrion and Sansa!

Not one, but TWO sets of nuptials in the FTWs this week! This one may've been the most unhappy (and funny) weddings we've ever seen, but damn if Peter Dinklage didn't knock that performance out of the park. 




Doctor Who's revelatory Season 7 finale


Another one that just missed the deadline for last week's list: Everyone was holding their breath to see how Steven Moffat et al would handle the two big questions teased out in Doctor Who's seventh season, and one for two ain't bad! Sure, we didn't learn the Doctor's name (do we really need to know it?), but the big reveal of why Clara is impossible—that she splintered herself across the Doctor's timeline in order to continually advise and save him—made sense and was incredibly satisfying. Also, John Hurt!!!!



The Workaholics crew performs "Straight Outta Mordor" on Conan

Though Season 3 ended just a few months ago, it feels like it's been forever since Blake, Ders, and Adam were getting weird and rating things in terms of butthole tightness. So it was a nice treat to see the trio performing their wizard-themed banger, "Straight Outta Mordor"—which first appeared in the episode "Muscle I'd Like to Flex"—on Conan,  Bask in the glory of such rhymes as "I be flying on a dragon, you be driving in a rental/while you dance up in the club, I summon Blizzard Elemental." Very tight butthole.



Jimmy Fallon plays the Game of Desks

We could list out all the nifty little details of this excellent Game of Thrones parody, but that would spoil the fun. Watch to the end to see how the battle of Rockefell and the quest for the Iron Desk of Studio 6B plays out. 



Thanks to TV.com user @jamesbond for the F-T-W-T-F .GIF!



Mad Men's weekend bender


FTW to Kenny's tap dance! But otherwise... what the hell, Matthew Weiner? We're still trying to wrap our heads around "The Crash"; yeah, it was sorta fun to watch, but geez what a mess. What'd YOU think?



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Fox drills a hole through the bottom of the reality show barrel


Does Someone Have to Go? Yes—everyone who conceived, created, and willingly took part in this excrescence. 



Tyler Perry + Oprah = waaaah?


To promote Tyler Perry's new show on OWN, Madea and Oprah's character Sofia from The Color Purple... had an exchange? If this promo psychs you up, all the best to you. You know what you like and we don't understand it. 



Marc Maron vs. Michael Ian Black in the battle for passive-agressive supremacy

You can read the entirety of the comedians' Twitter tiff here, but you may think less of both of them once you do. While it starts out kinda funny, it gets pretty sad and nasty in the end.




Nashville's behind-the-scenes production drama

The behind-the-scenes conflicts at Nashville have allegedly reached a tipping point. All season, there've been rumblings of "issues." Reportedly, Connie B. wasn't satisfied with her character's arc, and although the show's been renewed for Season 2, important members of the local Nashville crew have been fired. What's more, The Nashville Scene reported this week that ABC, Lionsgate, and the city of Nashville are now battling over the costs of shooting on-location in the country music capital of the world. Somehow, it's apparently possible that the show could relocate to Los Angeles, therefore losing one of its most appealing qualities. No matter what happens, expect some substantive retooling before Season 3, as creator Callie Khouri is in real danger of being fired. 



The Grimm season finale gave us zombies... but not much else

The last two episodes of Grimm's sophomore season featured exposition paired with MORE exposition, plus zombies-that-weren't-really-zombies-anyway. The payoff when Grimm returns in the fall better be worth it.


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

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May 30, 2013
- The "NEW SVU" - great ending to a great season! Thanks, NBC, for seeing how good this new cast is and what a difference they have made to the show - and renewing them! Danny Pino leaves Chris Meloni in our rear view mirrors!

- So happy for the woman who lost everything and then finding her little dog alive after thinking he was gone for good. Now THERE'S a great ending! (Snurf)
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May 30, 2013
The new cast members, writers, and showrunner have reinvigorated SVU. IMO, season 14 was one of the best. How many shows can you say that about?
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May 29, 2013
Cosgrove's dance was the ONLY reason that episode of Mad Men wasn't a total WTF.

Grimm's zombies were old school, brain-eating zombies are a somewhat new invention because of Hollywood.

Baffled that a barely renewed Nashville has actors/crew pulling diva crap. Be grateful that you're pulling in a paycheck―many fine actors have been accepting crap roles things are so tight lately, and you're getting a reputation of being hard to get along with.
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May 29, 2013
About Nashville possibly channging locations: A colleague of mine films music events around the US and Europe. I've never heard him complain about filming costs anywhere except Nashville.
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May 28, 2013
I'd put the SVU finale as a WTF moment given how the attack on Olivia was obviously coming right from the midpoint of the episode onward. My mother and I both see Olivia as an idiot this episode because in the past when she was threatened, she ALWAYS had backup, but here the guy was as subtle as a bulldozer and she should have figured that he set his sites on her, and yet she goes home without an escort. I'm definitely going to be watching the premier of SVU to see what happens next. My parents and I have a bet: My mom thinks Olivia will be raped for two days and become pregnant with the crazy guy's child, essentially becoming her mother, I think she'll be flat-out killed (Mariska Hargitay has been on the show for 15 years and has had no real character development at all. Anything that's put into her life, be it a romantic interest or a kid, is taken out after a few episodes and never mentioned again, as if it never existed in the first place. It's time for her to leave.) and my dad thinks Olivia will kill the rapist and be put on trial for murder. We'll have to wait and see whom owes whom $20.00
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May 30, 2013
Mariska has signed for season 15, so she will be back. I think she will be raped or tortured before the guy is taken down. Given a chance, Olivia can take him, or Cassidy may stop by. Whatever, there has to be some fallout from this. It can't be dropped after the first episode of the new season.
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May 30, 2013
I think the SVU writers (who have given us a very nice season) probably have back up for Olivia - just not shown during the season finale. The season opener in September will have Lewis blown to bits and Olivia saved. (As you said, Olivia "always had backup...".
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May 29, 2013
premiere, not premier (that's a leader of a country)who owes whom $20.00
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May 29, 2013
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May 28, 2013
I think its going to be the second possibility you listed. The Practice did a very very similar episode many years ago and I think this is going to play out the same. After what he did to the old lady I dont think the show is comfortable putting a main character through such an ordeal regardless of previous character development or lack of. FX or HBO maybe, but not network stuff.
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May 28, 2013
I never really got the fascination with Hayden Panettiere.

Sure she's attractive, but I've met people that feel she's the #1 hottest in the flippin' universe. Something I don't share. As far as acting goes, she's alright. But I've also run into people that think she's god's gift.

I'mt not saying she's unattractive or a bad actress... she's "good." But some people are just a bit too obsessed with her and think she's a super-model version of Meryl Streep or something.
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May 28, 2013
She's been around forever. I don't think she's ever lived up to the potential she showed when she was a child actor on "Guiding Light" eons ago. She certainly hasn't gotten much better. Her career very similar to Sarah Michelle Gellar - mounds of promise shown at the onset of carreer in daytime that never translated to sustainable long term success or many memorable roles after. Gellar had 'Buffy' but she kind of hated that role.
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May 28, 2013
She had her run on heroes, which is where a bunch of people I know practically fell in love with her. I don't know if it was the cheerleader angle or what, but some people just went insane over that role for some reason.
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May 28, 2013
i thought she was really hot back in the day, but now i barely give her a second glance.
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May 28, 2013
Okay that nice lady finding her doggy in the rubble.. Man, it definitely played with my heart strings.
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May 28, 2013
I still have loads to catch up on buuuuuuut as per usual...
FTW: ORPHAN BLACK *Tatiana Maslany*
FTW: Arrested Development new episode marathon... it took me a while to get into it but I fell in love with it after the first few episodes.
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May 28, 2013
As noted, the burnoff of the last six episodes of Cult. It's faint praise, but it's a better show than The Following. When the characters do stupid things... hey, they're amateurs. The FBI pros on The Following have no such excuse. Cult also had the good sense to keep the real bad guy off the screen, while giving us the television bad guy.
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May 28, 2013
I had no idea Nashville had so much behind the scenes drama
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May 28, 2013
We also have the killing to look forward to really the show can't get any love even from the staff.
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May 27, 2013
actually for next week but what the hell just saw the last episode of Continuum and this was a definite
WTF/FTW Kiera's embedded tech comes with a build in shrink. Get your sanity back to 80% capacity within an hour or your problematic memories will be erased.
Wilson Smith you wish they had that tech in 1984 now don't you.
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May 29, 2013
I will just ask nicely as I am behind the times American. Syfy here in US isn't premiering Season 2 of the wonderful show 'Continuum' until next Friday (June 7). Please - please stop spoiling.

Thank you.
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May 27, 2013
I wouldn't put Grimm's season finale in the WTF section as I loved the last episode. Who cares if it wasn't zombies like you would have expected. I actually loved that it wasn't what I expected. And it's the first season finale this season where I actually WANT to know what happens next. As much as I love POI this season's cliffhanger left me with the: So what notion and the: Okay was that it? And all my other series pretty much left me with that feeling too. So thank you Grimm for giving us a cliffhanger that I actually want to see solved.
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May 28, 2013
The entire season of Grimm has been a kind of WTF. I like the show, but it seems to have spent the last season treading water. Other than Hank finding out Nick is a Grimm and Renard and Nick teaming up, we're pretty much where we're at last season's finale. Adalind's up to something same as last year (the baby thing might as well have been a separate TV show), Juliette has just found out Nick is a Grimm after forgetting the first time, Eric is up to something with the key, and Nick's mother is in the background.
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May 27, 2013
WTF in general: general lack of Sally Draper in Mad Men this season. The last couple years we;ve seen a lot more of Sally and now that she;s old enough to be an angsty teenager we;re seeing less of her, like she wasn;t in last night;s episode at all! i;d prefer to see her in the show more, but i;d also prefer if she got her own spin-off about her turbulent high school/family life after mad men is over. i;m thinking "Growing Up Draper"
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May 27, 2013
Wow, Marc Maron got owned in that Twitter exchange. Does he actually think those retorts were good?
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May 27, 2013
Isn't Jason Sudeikis also leaving SNL? If so he really got ripped off in the goodbye department. Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's farewells were so prominent and Sudeikis was playing the drums during Armisen's song, but other than that nothing...though I did miss a couple small parts during the show. Did I miss his farewell or is he staying? Although honestly I'm only an intermittent viewer at best so I don't know why I care. It just seemed unfair!
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May 27, 2013
More Rectify love in this article, an amazing Rectify review AND an Orphan Black page. <3 you guys!
That was indeed a beautiful Rectify moment and the whole finale was a huge FTW. Also FTW:

-Bates Motel. I love Vera Farmiga and knew she was one of the few actresses who could do Norma justice and she did not disappoint. It's a complicated role and she hit all the right notes. She was fierce, troubled, intelligent, immature, motherly, crazy, humorous, loving and so much more yet it all seemed organic to the character and not overacting. That takes real talent. And her reaction to the guy's name being Ra'uf killed me. Freddie Highmore was also very impressive with his take on Norman. There were parts of the series that didn't entirely work but all in all I really enjoyed it and looked forward to it every week. Excited for season 2!
-Hannibal. That totem was INSANE.
-Found puppy! So nice to see a heart-warming moment in the midst of so much devastation.

FTW/WTF: Nashville finale...some parts were great, others not so much. Hated the proposal, hoping Scarlett knows enough to turn him down (for now anyway). Hayden Panettiere did do an excellent job EXCEPT for that moment in the .gif. That was so over-the-top that it pulled me out of the moment. But right after that when she realized what she'd said was back to excellent.

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-Grimm finale. It wasn't awful but should've been so much more.
-That Twitter fight was pathetic. At least MIB did have a couple good comebacks at first (Maron's were terrible) but do these guys not have anything better to do than snipe & bitch at each other in full public view? They think they're being clever when they're just being petty & humiliating themselves.
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May 27, 2013
And I know this isn't from this week, but since it's in my head and I have no where else to list it, I'm putting it here. FTW: The theme song from Comedy Bang! Bang! I just started watching and cannot get that song out of my head. Best theme song on tv!
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May 27, 2013
The dog moment was really touching. And I miss June more than Chloe.
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May 27, 2013
FTW: The lead character in Motive wasn't nearly the annoying Body of Proof wannabe the ads made her out to be; the former Street Angel's scruffy and somewhat unkempt look as the partner on Motive. For a second, I thought the actor who plays Lassiter on Psych was moonlighting. WTF: CBS pulling the season finale of Mike & Molly because the storyline involved a tornado. I don't even watch Mike & Molly, but if networks feel the need to pull an episode because a fictional tornado might upset people because a devastating, real tornado struck recently, maybe they shouldn't be allowed to argue that TV violence doesn't have an effect on real-life violence.
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May 28, 2013
Meh, I'm OK with pre-empting if it coincides with a flippin national / natural disaster within a couple of days. This wasn't just a bad storm that affected 20 people. A whole town is gone. Chances are you are within 4-6 degrees of separation from someone affected by it.

No matter what story you have, it's going to affect "someone" on a bad level. Problems conceiving, family members dying from cancer, lost pet, fights with spouses, etc. Anything.

Heck, that scene from the Police Academy movies... where they guy's head gets stuck up a horse's butt... I guarantee you somewhere out there lost a loved one in a similar accident. However it happened, some poor guy probably suffocated in there. So what should be a funny scene probably brings a sad teer to someone's eye.

So you can't avoid it really. But in the middle of a big disaster... I'm OK with them skipping it.
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May 27, 2013
Half the news articles on the top of the homepage are about Arrested Development. I'm happy for the fans, but for the vast rest of us, WTF? Slow news week?
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May 28, 2013
Between shows ending and a holiday happening around the weekend, there just wasn't a lot of TV stuff going on.

Here in the states, when we come close to a national holiday most networks take a break as well as a number of cable stations. I imagine the idea being that the ratings are historically low since people are out doing vacation things (day trips to the beach, family barbecues, etc.).

Add to that, most of the Fall-season shows are done and not many of the Summer-season shows have started... and there's just not a lot to report.
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May 28, 2013
Well, yeah, it is. There's eff all on and not alot going on in casting/renewal/cancellation news etc.
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May 27, 2013
Rectify was awesome, season way too short, great show and great acting.
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May 27, 2013
FTW:

1. Orphan Black (Soccer Mom cleaning Felix studio and everything else)

2. GoT (everything)

3. Revolution (Evil Rachel strangling people with belt and bringing grenades to the table)

4. Nashville's season final (Hayden Panettiere's great acting)
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May 27, 2013
Allison and Felix had some great scenes this week! Loved seeing him with a clone other than Sarah!
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May 27, 2013
She arranged Felix's paraphernalia... Both kinds. So funny.
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May 27, 2013
I forgot two things:

5. Save Me - Anne Heche returns to tv. I love this show as much as I used to love Men in Trees.

6. Rookie Blue - finally it's back on!
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May 27, 2013
I actually kind of liked Save Me. Its not my normal kind of thing but I found it fairly entertaining and funny at times.
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May 27, 2013
"OMG! Lord have mercy! OMG!"
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May 27, 2013
Fallon and Kimmel consistently show why they are the new faces in late night comedy, not just talk show junk! Watch out Stew/Colbert!!!
The Game parody was epic!
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May 27, 2013
FTW: Arrested Development Season 4
I was worried after watching the first episodes that this was going to actually going to be a disappointment, especially after wishing that the show to somehow come back after its cancellation and then anxiously waiting for the new episodes on Netflix when it was announced everybody was back for the show, but everything started to come together with each following episode. There were so many layers within some scenes as each character's story played out that I had to rewind the scenes to make sure I wasn't missing anything.

WTF: Now I have to wait for the movie!
And now I have to wonder about my California license plate that says ANUSTRT...
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May 26, 2013
Agreed about Tyrion & Sansa's wedding. Also loved JF's "Game of Desks" LOL.

Disagree about Grimm's season finale. It wasn't as great as it probably could have been but I definitely wouldn't put it at "WTF" status *shrugs* Just saying.
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May 26, 2013
I've never heard of Marc Maron.
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May 27, 2013
He's a topical comedian who used to appear on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (the show The Colbert Report replaced), hosted Morning Sedition on Air America Radio, and pops up occasionally on Real Time with Bill Maher. He also has a podcast, I think on iTunes.
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May 26, 2013
Same. Who is he?
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May 27, 2013
Like saf, I've never heard of him. Unlike Trini, I don't want to know.
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May 27, 2013
LOL! I was just curious.
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May 26, 2013
FTW: The CW has decided to air/burn off the remaining episodes of Cult over the summer.
Excuse me, while I go fabricate a new tin-foil hat in preparation.
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May 26, 2013
SVU finale was brilliant. The Beast was icky as hell. Liv is superwoman tho. Actually more worried about Amaro's lovelife n' Rollins poppin' pills :/
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May 26, 2013
It was a decent episode but The Practice pretty much did the exact same one a million years ago.
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May 26, 2013
The Crash was great, and I think you're all nuts...
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May 26, 2013
FTW Orphan Black
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May 26, 2013
FTW - Hayden Pantierre acting up a storm - who knew?
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May 26, 2013
FTW! Has anyone checked out the new show Maron, starring Marc Maron? It's terribly funny and the one with Denis Leary was so great! "I just called you a pussy - twice. What are you going to do about it?" The answer is spectacularly funny and involves a store-bought Home Depot has-mat suit - fucking hilarious...
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May 26, 2013
FTW: tv.com for finally recognizing how awesome Orphan Black is!

FTW: Orphan Black - the latest ep was really exciting. Can't wait for the next one.

WTF: NBC still hasn't picked up Hannibal. I've read that people who like the show should get on Twitter and make it trend Thursday. I can't remember the hashtag we're supposed to use, but shouldn't be difficult to find out.
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May 26, 2013
Yay for Hannibal. I'm in thursday!
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May 26, 2013
FTW: Burned through all 15 episodes of Arrested Development. LOVED IT!!! Finally went outside at around 9AM PST. Then immediately went back inside to sleep. Took a 3-hour nap to refresh myself and start all over with another marathon. The first few episodes will feel slow. But keep watching. The starting episodes are meant to help us transition back into things. It was around Tobias's episode I felt like everything was coming into place again.
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May 26, 2013
FTW: Orphan Black with another really good episode.

WTF: Nothing else to watch. Sloooooooow summer.
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May 26, 2013
you're welcome. i like this section and i'm glad i could contribute in some small way
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May 26, 2013
Thanks for the gif
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May 26, 2013
The last two weeks of May and the first two weeks in June are notoriously devoid of content, but it will pick up after that. The summer often can be as good as the network seasons these days and there's much to look forward to...
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May 26, 2013
WTF to Arrested Development, I'm 2 episodes in and I think I wasted an hour, that's only happened once before with AD, and it had the words "Wee Britain" in it.

FTW to Max Winkler for playing the younger version of his father's character on AD though.

WTF to me for not having watched SVU's season finale yet, still sitting on the dvr there pal.

FTW to the Workaholics crew for showing up in AD, damn there's a lot of connections to this already. Nice 'stache there, Ders.

Ugh, that tweet-fight between Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black was a real bummer the deeper in it got.

FTW to Psych, "Nip and Suck It", complete with a "suck it" sign from Henry. More Henry equals more better.

FTW to Rules of Engagement for going out on its 100th episode by not subverting itself.
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May 27, 2013
First two(maybe 3) episodes are the worst, keep on going.
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May 26, 2013
Totally forgot Rules of Engagement - i will miss it. it was a solid comedy that a lot of reviewers had no time for. i would rather watch it than the over rated mid life crisis homage that is mad men.
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May 27, 2013
Rules rules - you and me bro...
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May 27, 2013
And me.
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May 27, 2013
Do I detect a movement. You can say what you want about this show, but it makes me laugh, and that's all we asketh...
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May 26, 2013
Not good to hear JT, but I'll give it a go anyway - It's Arrested Development...
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May 26, 2013
In response to your Arrested Development viewing, keep watching. It gets better.
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May 26, 2013
FTW: tv.com for giving Orphan Black a page/article!!
FTW: more love for Rectify (totally deserves the love)
FTW: Kellie & Derek winning DWTS
FTW: the totem on Hannibal~~between it and the mushrooms in an earlier episode, I've never been creeped out like this by broadcast network (non-cable) tv
FTW: L&O: SUV finale! This show continues to be great.
FTW: GoT (awesome wedding scene and the entire footstool and smack talk with Joffrey scene)
FTW: everything about Orphan Black
FTW: the dog lives!! We wouldn't care about the house as long as the dogs were ok. Well, we'd care about the house but the dogs come before the house!

WTF: I have no WTFs this week! I'm behind on the shows I watch that are mentioned in the WTF list. Ok, I have one WTF but it's not about tv shows I've seen...edit button/option please;-) But since Orphan Black has a page and Rectify and Banshee got reviewed I can "live" without an edit option.
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May 27, 2013
And yes the dog lives! I'm surprised he wasn't making more noise...his owner & the reporters were so close he probably heard them so you'd think he'd have been whining like crazy.
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May 27, 2013
maybe the dog was scared or in "shock". The back leg looked very shaky and unsteady--I was worried it was broken but then it showed him walking without pulling it up so he didn't seem hurt. Probably to thirsty to whine??? I was so happy the dog lived!!

Maybe it had been unconscious since they were filming the interview and there were no dog sounds (like you said) and then someone saw it (so cool) and I felt like yelling at the camera person to drop the frickin' camera and help the dog (obviously the elderly woman wasn't physically able to do it on her own). I think the reporter/interviewer stepped in to help free the dog.

Yeah, I'm surprised it wasn't whining and it must of been dehydrated or in shock or had a concussion....I'm just thrilled the dog lived!
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May 29, 2013
too thirstymust have been dehydrated
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May 27, 2013
Btw, just to be clear- my "And yes the dog lives!" was meant as "yay the dog lives!" and not "well duh, yes of course the dog lives". Sometimes tone can be misconstrued in writing and I realized when rereading my post that it could have come off wrong. You probably knew what I meant but just making sure :)
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May 27, 2013
I know you were thrilled by the dog living! Remember great minds think alike:-) lol
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May 27, 2013
Yeah I thought the same thing- it doesn't seem hurt so maybe dehydrated or in shock or traumatized. Or maybe couldn't get a lot of air because of the stuff laying on him (or in pain because of it). It just seemed surprising that hearing not only people's voices but his owner's voice didn't make him act up more. But he had to be a little traumatized because one minute he's there with mom and the next minute he's literally buried in rubble, poor little guy. How lovely for him and for the woman to be reunited!
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May 27, 2013
this is the stuff that turns me to mush--total softie when it comes to animals! I love hearing happy animal stories--like here where the dog lives!!
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May 27, 2013
When I saw that totem I was like what. the. HELL. It was crazy!
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May 27, 2013
I'm impressed with how NBC has creeped me out with this fabulous show. First the mushrooms and now the totem..crazy twisted disturbing... I love it;-)
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May 27, 2013
Right there with you. Bryan Fuller has such a talent for creating worlds unique unto themselves. Even though Hannibal is more realistic than his other shows it is definitely it's own world. I'm glad to see that talent continued with Hannibal!
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May 26, 2013
Gave up on DWTS this year - probably waited too long...
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May 26, 2013
I mainly watch for Derek and if he and his "star" are eliminated then I usually stop watching (if he isn't on then I don't watch it). SYTYCD is better but I'm a little over a season behind...
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May 26, 2013
i really hope they cancel DWTS and SYTYCD - IT BOGGLES THE MIND THAT THESE PISS POOR REALITY SHOWS GET MORE COVERAGE THAN QUALITY SCRIPTED TV SUCH AS ORPHAN BLACK, RECTIFY AND BANSHEE.
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May 27, 2013
In a kinda-sorta tangentially related note:

FTW: Seeing Will (the Labrador puppy) from last summer's SYTYCD on Nashville as one of Juliette's dancers.
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May 26, 2013
you tell him Kiowa;-)

Cat Deeley really is awesome! Both of the dance shows involve lots of work and dedication/training. There are a number of competition reality shows I watch (survivor, amazing race, SYTYCD, dwts). Some are better then others. I do prefer dramas but I also like some reality shows like the aforementioned shows and some comedies.

Orphan Black, Banshee, Rectify are awesome (3 favorites of mine) but that doesn't mean all other genres suck (they are just different). I can't tell if you are joking or serious but everyone (even you, lol) are entitled to their opinions.

Coverage where? here? lol, yeah, right. We had to fight to get Banshee and Orphan Black reviewed or mentioned. and Kiowa recommended Rectify long before it was covered here (but the site already expressed interest in it when he first brought it up so I think they had planned to watch/review it anyway)

I don't think they have reviewed any reality shows here except they had an article about the survivor cast before the show aired.
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May 26, 2013
All of the shows you listed are some of my favorites but so is SYTYCD. There are countless dozens of hours a week wasted on everything in the world, one hour to spotlight Dance is not really so bad. The people you see on SYTYCD are some of the most talented people in the world and work extremely hard at what they do. Id much rather see a focus on the results of hard work and determination than a show about trailer park security or hell even most anything else FOX airs. As a 29 year old male Im all for the quality actions stuff like Justified, Banshee or emotional dramas like Rectify or Six Feet Under but find SYTYCD to be one of the only shows around that makes a true emotional impact. Plus Cat Deeley is the best host on tv.
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May 26, 2013
DWTS will likely be canceled soon--it's going to one night a week and if Derek isn't on it then I quit
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May 26, 2013
i think we should have an edit button for the comments
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May 27, 2013
DIE SYTYCD DIE!
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May 26, 2013
great idea! lol
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May 26, 2013
it is a great idea - one of my best
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May 26, 2013
:-P
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May 26, 2013
Really - ya think?
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May 26, 2013
from what I've seen of him marc maron is amusing enough. I won't watch his show though. whatever the case from the tweets you posted it appears hit got pwnt and pwnt again. we are reading wtf vs ftw so complaing about 'pwnt' should get you shot.

people are still watching grimm huh?
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May 26, 2013
damn. MIB came out the clear winner. if you're gonna act like a child via twitter at least proof-read like an adult.
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May 26, 2013
Pains me to say this, but I think the show has picked up some steam since Stabler left and Rollins and Amaro stepped in. After 12 seasons I think we peeled more of the layers of the onion back with Stabler and not as much with Benson. Seems like we're getting a chance to peel some of her character's layers back and see whats what.
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May 26, 2013
Kenny Cosgrove tap dancing = SO. MUCH. WIN.
The Crash beginning with him almost dying = WTF
Someone breaking in with the possibility they could harm the beautifully angsty Sally Draper = OH. HELL. NO.
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May 26, 2013
FTW: your post about Rectify. You guys talked about it, and then i saw the six episodes in one afternoon, one of the best series of 2013 yet. Aden Young interpretation of Daniel was one of the best i ever saw on TV.
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May 26, 2013
FTW-
ORPHAN BLACK
Hannibals totem pole
Gus' face post botox on Psych
The Bates Motel finale



WTF-
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WATCH ON FRIDAY
The redness of Juliets eyelids on Nashville
The Grimm finale - nothing really special and a lot of the story with the zombies could have been done last week

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May 27, 2013
I haven't watched Psych but with you on everything else!
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May 27, 2013
You should check out a couple of episodes while there is a lull in decent shows for a couple of weeks
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May 27, 2013
I've heard it's good. I usually start from the beginning with shows...are the early ones good, too or does it take a while to get rolling?
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May 28, 2013
Cool I'll have to check it out then. Thanks!
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May 28, 2013
It's a good show, and started strong.

I believe all of the early seasons are available on Netflix. So if you have a subscription then it's easy to catch up.

It's also on syndication, I "think" on ION. I don't watch the channel often but I'll sometimes flip to it when Psych reruns are on.
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May 27, 2013
early ones are good and the series are short
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May 26, 2013
Thanks for giving SVU a FTW. They had a great season. I can't wait for season 15. I also enjoyed Craig Ferguson's interview with Stephen Fry. But I don't know why Craig felt the need to apologize to those who don't agree and tell them to turn the channel. I think we're all grown up enough to know that.
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May 26, 2013
After reading this I tracked down a copy of the interview and it reaffirms my love for Stephen Fry!!!
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May 26, 2013
I spelled it correctly above! lol
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May 26, 2013
Stephen Fry was on Craig? WHEN? I missed that one...
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May 26, 2013
American audience grown up enough to tolerate an intellectual discussion on religion (or lack of)? Hahaha good one!
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May 26, 2013
looks who's talking~you are more American then I am;-)
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May 26, 2013
Stephen Fry is fabulous as always. Love him on QI and love him in this interview!
if no edit button, at least we have the "remove" button but look at all the wasted space....
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May 26, 2013
Stephen Frey is fabulous as always. Love him on QI and love him in this interview!
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May 26, 2013
his name is Stephen Fry NOT Stephen Frey - edit option needed, especially for people like you
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May 26, 2013
I really do need an edit button. I'm an American so obviously I'm a moron;-P
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May 26, 2013
they probably didn't understand the accents
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May 27, 2013
"go back to your trailer park ;-)"
well I should collect the rents so I can pay for my "deluxe apartment in the sky" ;-) also, gotta keep the dogs on their luxury diet
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May 27, 2013
luxury apartment in the sky = trailer on blocks
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May 26, 2013
we can understand educated accents unless then are Irish but since there aren't any educated Irish, we don't have to worry;-) j/k
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May 27, 2013
educated irish- james joyce, yeats, george bernard shaw, beckett, oscar wilde, bram stoker, cs lewis, francis beaufort, robert boyle to name but a few.

educated americans - kim kardashian, dog the bounty hunter, miley cyrus, amanda bynes, sarah palin, glenn beck
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May 27, 2013
go back to your trailer park ;-)
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May 26, 2013
WTF: Grimm's disappointing season finale
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May 26, 2013
even the ending was poor
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May 26, 2013
I don't blame Connie for being dissatisfied. Her character is just a pile of nothing while Hayden has been given some of the best material on television right now. I wouldn't be happy if I was being outshined on my own show on a weekly basis. She's an amazing actress that deserves better. No one enjoys not liking a character played by hair model extraordinaire, Connie Britton. NO ONE.
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May 26, 2013
You got that one right. I'm just now watching The West Wing for the first time - right at the point where Connie is in it, and I'm loving it. Ah, but those Friday Night Lights...
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May 26, 2013
That behind the scenes stuff on Nashville sounds scary. When a show is struggling in the ratings, there is nothing it needs less than in-house bickering.

"I think Connie [Britton] would prefer to be in L.A., one source tells the Scene, explaining why the season finale's car crash cliffhanger was manufactured to give writers the option (though unlikely) of killing off the show's central character."

Wow, sounds like a great idea to improve the ratings.

Talking about WTFs: Last year Bunheads began the 11th of June. And now we haven't heard anything about a second season. It's really weird that there hasn't been any word on that show, unless they are planning to push the start of the second season further forward, into September or something.
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May 27, 2013
Is Bunheads good? I've thought about checking it out since I loved Gilmore Girls and adore Kelly Bishop.
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May 26, 2013
Yeah, we need our Bunheads, last years best new show...
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May 26, 2013
I take note of the background in the Stefon send off since we see Fred Armisen as the blind governor of course. That's awesome since it was so funny but hasn't happened in ages. I'm pretty sure since it wasn't PC but I have to admit that was about the funniest thing SNL news did.
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May 26, 2013
FTW:

tv.com for the Orphan Black page! Thanks! But now wtf am I going to complain about?

tv.com for the Rectify love again.

Kellie & Derek winning DWTS.

The SYTYCD 'exorcist dance' family

Stephen Fry on Craig Ferguson and their awesome intellectual conversation.

WTF:

The American Master Chef being total crap. The Australia version is one of my favorite shows ever.Why are they such polar opposites of each other
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May 26, 2013
the new zealand version is similar to the aussie version of master chef
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May 26, 2013
Yeah the New Zealand one is is really good, has all the same judges, same format, etc. Really good production values and manages to showcase the food and the chefs not drama and theatrics. Normally I tend to like Gordon Ramsey but the American version is just soooo bad.
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May 26, 2013
Gonna go find the Craig/Stephen Fry thing Right now...
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May 27, 2013
I love Craig's silliness but I really love it when Craig gets serious and has real discussions with guests. I haven't seen this one yet & want to!
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May 27, 2013
Got it, going to watch with my wife and a late dinner...
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May 27, 2013
@Vicky actually Nashville isn't bad! I had no intention of watching it because like you, I'm not into country music (big music lover, but country is not my genre) nor am I into soaps or love stories or that type of thing. But it did have Charles Esten & Connie Britton plus when it premiered there was nothing else on so I watched and found myself wanting to watch the next week. And there was enough different styles of songs that the country thing didn't bother me. In fact I really liked some of the original songs. It's by no means a perfect show but I was surprised to find I enjoyed it even though it's not my usual cup of tea.
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May 27, 2013
No Nashville~the premise didn't interest me--country music--I'll pass (some is pretty good but overall not my favorite genre of music).

Picky aren't you! Write someone off just for not watching Nashville (nashville??? really??? that and Heart of Dixie just didn't have premises that interested me). I don't know if I want to know you anymore-really Nashville?-lol, j/k).

I do love Connie Britton but she needs to be on AHS where she belongs or bring back Friday Night Lights.

I never saw Nashville so I can't say if I like it or not but the premise was a turn off for me despite my love of Connie. Also I read that she is unhappy with what is being done to her character and the other actress is getting all the best lines. If I watched it then it would be for Connie but I hope she is on AHS in the future.

We can all have the exact same tastes in shows--different strokes for different folks;-)

I do agree with you about the finale of Lost being disappointing to say the least.
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May 26, 2013
agree 100%
Kellie may not know geography but she sure can dance!! ;-)
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May 26, 2013
"Kellie may not know geography but she sure can dance!! ;-)" = she will probably do well on the stripper pole then ;-)
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May 26, 2013
she probably would rock the pole but luckily for her she is a talented enough singer (so I hear from others) that she won't need to...also her husband is fairly famous (I think, I don't follow country music) and seems to make decent $. Maybe she can work the pole for him;-D
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May 27, 2013
Does this mean you don't watch Nashville, Vicky? If so, we're through ;-)
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May 26, 2013
"Maybe she can work the pole for him;-D" - thats how she trapped him into marrying her
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May 26, 2013
I was under the impression we liked the Grimm finale, but OK...

I thought the Stefon segment was great, not just because of the Weekend Update cameos at the end (Arianna, Drunk Uncle, Jean K. Jean, the Devil, Jacob, Girl at the party, Jill Biden, Gov. Patterson, and, oh yeah, Amy), but because the guests at the Stefon/Anderson Cooper wedding were everything Stefon's ever talked about.
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May 26, 2013
My God! Tyler Perry looked like Eric Stoltz' Rocky from the 1985 movie Mask! Gah! WTF squared!
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