FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (May 5)

Holy WTF it's May already? When did that happen? We're starting to worry that our little FTW/WTF feature won't be able to handle all the FTW-ness that's about to slap it in the face when finales come calling. So to get it in fighting shape, we're giving it a real test with this week's first FTW item, a Perfect Strangers-themed video game that you need to try out. With the lights off. And your headphones cranked to 11. Just do it.


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This amazing Perfect Strangers flash game


The internet distraction based on the '80s sitcom crashed within hours of its release due to the sheer force of its Balki-ism. It's guaranteed to help you realize your dreams, provide simple and entertaining gameplay, and get the Perfect Strangers theme song stuck in your head for a week. Play at your own risk: Tomorrow might come sooner than you think once you're lost in this masterpiece of weird.



Selina Meyer's tummy troubles


The final scene of last Sunday's Veep was Julia Louis-Dreyfus at her best as VP Selina tried to clench in her dignity as a stomach bug pushed her inside agenda out during a photo-op at a frozen yogurt shop. That limo ride home was probably the most disgusting thing ever.



Sharon Needles victory on RuPaul's Drag Race


After being crowned the winner, Sharon walked the runway in her trademark gothic drag and told her fans, "Happy Halloween, everyone!" Then she got a little sentimental: "This crown is for anyone who ever got picked on as a kid." Congrats. Ms. Needles!



It's ON, Daniel Grayson!


Daniel's decision to side with his pops in this week's episode of Revenge was hardly surprising, but it was the straw that broke the camel's back as far as Emily was concerned. Daniel's actions are further proof that Emily Thorne is about to BRING IT.



These Game of Thrones brew labels


Our love for HBO's fantasy epic is almost matched by our love for beer, and these "What if?" beer labels by U.K. artist Rob Stephens are based on real brands yet feature the houses of Westeros, combining our two loves in a way that has us drunk on awesomeness. Of course the Night's Watch drinks MGD!



Parks and Rec's crime-scene reenactment


It was truly hilarious to see Jerry submit to FBI agent Burt Macklin's slo-mo recreation of the pie-throwing incident.



The Big Bang Theory's take on "playing doctor"


We've got to hand it to Amy Farrah Fowler for her Star Trek-style game of doctor... that's real dedication, to both geekery and Sheldon!



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Ashton Kutcher's obliviousness to ridiculous racism


The KOOTCH served as pitchman for Popchips recent campaign, which featured the Two And a Half Men star in brownface, mocking Indians with the blurb, "These are the Bombay." The ads have been pulled, but the offensive stench still lingers.



Vicki's tantrum over her daughter eloping on Real Housewives: Orange County


Get over it, lady! Your daughter saw you for what you are: an attention-grubbing looney-toon who needs to make everything about herself. Maybe she wanted something in her life to be about her for once.



Zooey Deschanel's iPhone commercial


"OF COURSE Zooey wakes up in $400 pajamas with her false lashes already in," is what we always think when we see that commercial. We bet her real-life assistant could tell us a lot about going out to get tomato soup in the rain while her boss plays a vintage ukelele at home.



Emmy Rossum's cotton commercial


Speaking of commercials, we just saw Emmy Rossum in a cotton commercial, and we feel so bad for her. From The Phantom of the Opera to natural fibers? Maybe everyone should send her a Ziplock bag full of spare change.



Diane Keaton on The Colbert Report was STRANGE


Keaton visited the show to talk about her new book, Then Again—except she didn’t. Instead, she called Colbert a “sexual pervert,” giggled, and said she's going to “bring him up on charges.” Was she genuinely trying to be funny? Possibly drunk? Watch the interview above and let us know because we're still scratching our heads on this one.



Is Nick really gonna move out on New Girl?


We're admittedly a little torn over this prospect. Sure, maybe Nick and Jess are the new Ross and Rachel, but our gut instinct is to complain—like, can't we wait until late in Season 2 or even until the start of Season 3 before switching up the original "roommate antics" premise? Or is it WTF that we're whining over a storyline that could keep the show from feeling stale? And is Nick really gonna leave anyway? Or is Caroline's return only a temporary cliffhanger-in-the-making? Please advise in the comments!


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

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Loved this tweet from Bill Corbett: "Is that brain?" -- Zombey Deschanel
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Revenge was pretty sweet this week, and I loved the Game of Thrones Brew Labels!



The iPhone commercial was very strange, but somewhat reassuring because it had Zooey.



I think Nick moving out was a great move on New Girl, because it wasn't what we want or expected. It was shocking and emotionally touching as we saw the star crossed lovers seem to both realize they were in love at the same moment, but then Nick just picks up and moves on...... I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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the character Raj on the big bang theory is incredibly racist towards the image of indians, but its ok because hes indian? nope. ashton kutcher didnt do anything that isnt done every thursday night by the big bang theory.
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They're both wrong. Kutcher just gets more attention for it because he's a lot more famous than the guy playing Raj and because he's supposed to be a more "enlightened" Movie Star and thus know better.
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FTW:

Person of Interest -- the whole episode.

B in 23 -- JVDB mostly, but the whole episode was pretty great.

Community -- I didn't necessarily like the episode overall, but the memorial tribute video to Starburns at the end of the episode was awesome and very FTW for me.



WTF:

Ashton's commercial -- I don't find it racist; I do find it crappy.
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Yes I finally achieved my dream! Now we are so happy we do the dance of JOY!
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i thought all of amy's attempts at further endearing sheldon to her were great. actually found the docotr thing sexier than funny, she looked good!



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i'm sorry but rupaul drag anything has to always be WTF IMO
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Aasif Mandvi on The Daily Show:

'Do you have something to back that up with?'

'Yeah. Common sense.'
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Zooey looking at rain: "Good thing I have my $600 iPhone 4S with creepy robotic conversation abilities, or I'd never know what the weather was like."



The future, folks....
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FTW: Amy trying to increase Sheldon's feelings for her, HIMYM Lily going into labor, H50/NCIS LA Cross over episode, Person of Interest, and Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men.

WTF: Ashton Kutcher's commercial, How annoyingly self involved Teressa's being on RHW of New Jersey and the HORRIBLE Green screen work at the end of Unforgettable!
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Someone loves CBS...
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I just saw the actual ad for the Ashton Kutcher thing. It's amazing what gets called racist today. If you want to say this is racist there's something seriously wrong with you. Amos & Andy was racist, because they said racist things. Ashton Kutcher put on a fake indian accent and acted a little retarded for less than thirty seconds. So what did we really learn from all this? If you're white don't put on makeup to make yourself darker, because it makes people with darker skin tones insane with rage for no reason.
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FTW- What?! No mention of this week's amazing, haunting, insanely fantastical episode of Person of Interest this week?! We've never gotten as much insight into Reese's characters as we did on Thursday. It was like the best episode of the season!



The Breakout Kings Finale was EPIC!!! I mean they brought back the underrated Jason Behr. Lloyd Lowery almost had a mental breakdown. Shea beat up a clown and punked a guy out of rolling on his team mate...and I can't even wrap my head around the ending!







WTF- Losing another music icon. : (

April and Jackson on Grey's Anatomy. They've always had a sibling vibe and now they're sleeping with each other and she's crying about not honoring Jesus and ugh. The only thing redeemable about her character and that storyline was her failing her boards.



NICKLAUS!!!!!! NOOOO!!!



Huck on Scandal. Damn...just...damn.
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I just watched the Ashton ad for the first time, and really, that's what the fuss is about? What's offensive? It's just a bunch of funnyish characatures. The hyper sensitivity of people at times is so stupid.

As to that iPhone ad, if the other one wasn't with Samuel L. Jackson (i.e., someone famous) I'd never have suspected the girl one was someone famous, too. She's no one to me.
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That was the weakest part of the Parks episode, Andy has very little to do but they should stop with that whole thing it's not funny. Glad you didn't have Community on here, for once you didn't hype it, 4 eps and it's done people, was good in places but so overrated on these pages. TBBT could have had a couple of spots on here, and Parks should have been represented by something funnier.
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your words annoy me.
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FTW: The first 15 minutes of NCIS: Los Angeles; an unusually dramatic Person of Interest; the "Cho sleeping with his C.I." subplot being interesting for once; Gibbs running an investigation while apparently being in charge of the entire NCIS. WTF: Diane Keaton on The Colbert Report (was she drunk or high or something?); the bulk of NCIS: Los Angeles, which squandered the strong opening act. The episode could have used some British style cross-cutting to the main villain so the audience could get a sense of her before she was caught.
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Diane Keaton on The Colbert Report was all kinds of FTW. This is the best way to promote a book imo.
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FTW: Community (always)



WTF: NBCs policy (always)
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Unfortunately, the Perfect Strangers game is really a minute-and-a-half homage to the show BUT it still brought back memories of the biggest "guilty pleasure" of my TV career :-))

Oh, and I'm in a minority (get it) of those who thought Kucher's commercial was actually pretty funny. Once you get all the pesky political correctness out of the way, of course.
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Exactly! if people spent less time looking for excuses to be offended, nobody would have cared about the ad that Ashton was in.
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zooey deshanel [sp., cause i don't care] = top 5 most overrated whatever-she-is EVER
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I think it depends on the subject of rating. If it's her physical attractiveness, I don't think she's overrated. But if there are people out there who think she's a great actress, then she's certainly overrated in that regard.
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i think she's a quality singer. and her character stylization was enjoyable at one point, but she seems to have seriously failed to span out, and for that reason avoided "new girl" as i was certain that she was just playing herself again.
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*bonus thumbs up*
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Oh man, I miss all those old Real Housewives OC people. Vicki's daughter was such a smart kid. Probably still is, from what it seems. Now I wish I kept watching. And I am totally going to play the shit out of the Perfect Strangers game.
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FTW FRINGE!!!!!! FRINGE!!!!!!FRINGE!!!!!!

Epicness is an understatement.



I will be sad that this season will come to an end next week and then having to wait all summer for the conclusion, not that I want it ever to end.
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Swell: The elevator and lobby scene in The Good Wife, as well as Martha Plimpton's and Michael J. Fox's characters teaming up to take on theLockhart & Gardner law firm. You know what, I give a swell to this entire season of The Good Wife.



Hell: The Hawaii Five-0/NCIS Los Angeles crossover. I watch the former, not the latter. I got to see the first episode just yesterday and of course there was a cliffhanger that concluded on NCIS LA that I missed and have no intention of watching.
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I watched NCIS: LA for the first time this past week (well, first time for a full episode anyways) and man did it stink. I continue to watch Hawaii Five-0, and while I don't even consider it in my top 30 shows, it felt infinitely better than NCIS: LA. That show bored me out of my mind, which was unfortunate because the cast seems okay.
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Hawaii Five-0 Rocks; NCIS: LA, not so much. You really didn't miss much, missing the second part. I snoozed during a bit of it and still didn't feel like I missed anything.
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The good guys probably won.
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Why is Zooey Deschanel's iPhone commercial on this weeks WTF list? This ad has been on for weeks.
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I was thinking the same thing. But I'm glad it's on the WTF list because it annoys me every time I see it.
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FTW, agree with DresserBoys, Breakout Kinds finale was pretty damn good. Also the sheer awesomeness of the Person Of Interest episode. That was fantastic. Also Van Der Beek honoring his sacred duty of being a celebrity.
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Zooey is so damn cute and quirky so I'm one that doesn't care, haha.
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i always think that about that commercial too: zooey;s too lazy to get dressed, but already caked her face in makeup? and who has tomato soup delivered, what she can;t make it for herslef? and if she;s looking outside, she would already know its raining!
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FTW: Breakout Kings finale.
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I thought Assif Mandvi's interview with Congresswoman Wanda Brown was amazing, I feel bad for her constituents. And Evil Alaric from "VD" being the coolest vampire on any vampire show yet, is another call FTW. I'm tired of all the castrated vampires on True Blood.
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Thanks for reminding me of that Daily Show segment. "Boo-hoo, pity the poor, persecuted gun owners." And the freeze frame ending in the gun range is priceless.
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Swell: JVDB on SVU, way to bring the genuinely creepy on the same night as your sitcom has you being a goofball dancer.



Swell: Community's riotous episode. I can't think of a character that didn't get to do something awesome, even the dead guy.



Wow, you were not kidding about the Perfect Strangers flash game, that was a hell of a thing.



Amy's Nurse Chapel playing doctor was awesome. Top marks for that one.



Zooey's iPhone commercial is insipid, but it's also been airing for over a week. Love that snarky shot on the assistant though, that was awesome.
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What the hell was that Diane Keaton interview?!?!
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FTW fringe fringe fringe and fringe
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I don't want to Nick to move out on New Girl but I still really liked last week's episode. The week's episodes of How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory were great as well, and in the S5 finale of TBBT, I predict Howard will stay, marry Bernadette; the marriage storyline between Leonard and Penny will carry over to the wedding reception where while dancing, Penny starts to like the idea.
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FTW: Community's awesome (though chaotic) representation of the 5 stages of grief, Person of Interest's most emotionally powerful episode yet, and the mind-blowing first part of Fringe's season finale. :D
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FTW" The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle



I've never watched two hours of television where I thought I was almost going to have a heart attack by the end of it all. BUT IT WAS AWESOME!
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Where is Person of Interest.........
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FTW: Was the awesome Fringe trailer last week, or did you miss it here? And How about JVDB's dance moves on Don't Trust the Bitch? Also, shadow baby assassination.

WTF: Everything involving April Kepner on Grey's except for her failing.
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