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FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (October 13)

Fall is officially upon us; change is in the air and on the streets and in our gutters! The leaves are changing, we're changing out of our bike shorts and mesh tank tops and putting on sweatpants and sweaters, and we're also changing the channels on our television more often as we try to find some regular programs to watch. Our nightly adventures of discovery mean we're working with an abnormally broad selection of shows to choose from, and that means a wider range of fodder for FTW vs. WTF, our weekend recap of what was good and bad on television in the previous week. So we hope you'll enjoy our whining about stinky comedies while you can, because soon they'll either be canceled or collecting dust inside our DVRs. And with that said, let's talk about what was super and fun this week, and what was Super Fun Night.




The secret (fantasy) life of Charlie Kelly


It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia celebrated its 100th episode with a convenient-store robbery that kicked off a series of glimpses into the gang's fractured psyches. All of them were bizarre, and some of them were truly terrifying. But the show saved the best for last with Charlie's animated adventure, a simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking tale of a waitress, a janitor, lots of rats, and lots of babies living happily ever after in the house from Up. Jen may have cried a little.



Scandal, reenacted by Orange Is the New Black's Taystee and Crazy Eyes


Please let this become a regular thing. 



FX's Fargo already has the best cast of 2014

The small-screen adaptation of the Coen Brothers' classic is stealing all the good actors. Just check out the list of who's already involved: Billy Bob Thornton, Sherlock's Martin Freeman, Oliver Platt, Private Practice's Kate Walsh, Colin Hanks, Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk, It's Always Sunny's Glenn Howerton, and The Unusual's Adam Goldberg. Great cast? You betcha.



Archer really gets into the Daaaaaaaaaaanger Zone


The newest promo for FX's animated comedy has finally delivered the mashup we've been waiting for since the beginning: the boozy superspy and friends in a Top Gun homage. 



Frontline's League of Denial


The in-depth look at the NFL's concussion controversy was ditched by ESPN because it would've ruined the long-term relationship between the sports network the most powerful sport in America, but PBS intercepted it because PBS is gangsta and doesn't care about anything but the truth. And the truth was scary and eye-opening. Bravo to Frontline for not being afraid of the megalomaniacal NFL. (Bonus: If you missed it, you can view the full episode online.)



Shark Avalanche!


Maybe the sharkgeist reached its height with the overblown Sharknado, but as a culture, we've enjoyed watching CGI sharks eat people since Deep Blue Sea, and it never gets old. Get over yourself, haters! Next up on Syfy's list of crimes against movies, this gem.



American Horror Story is back, bitches! Er, witches


Ryan Murphy's most brilliant nightmare machine revved up again this week and it was even more gloriously insane than we'd hoped. Weird and beautiful and thrilling and outrageous and disgusting and hilarious. Missed u, show.



Samsung's fancy new phone watch was "a long time coming"

The company's clever new ad smartly acknowledges the *real* inventor of its high-tech wristwear: television.



Elementary strikes the perfect balance of character and case 


This week's episode, "We Are Everyone," featured a not-so-thinly veiled Edward Snowden/NSA plot that was—for the most part—not about a homicide, but about tracking down the show's Snowden stand-in, and in quite an entertaining fashion, too. But while the case was good, the character development was better, as Joan's decision that she needs some "real-world time" (read: romance) led to some great discussions between her and Sherlock about the value of a life devoted to solving crime versus the value of one that enjoys romance. The button of the episode, with Sherlock reading a letter from his imprisoned beloved, gave the final scene a delightfully melancholy note.



Sam Elliott as Cool Ron on Parks and Recreation

The only thing that could possibly make Ron Swanson more of the platonic male ideal is if he had the voice of Sam Elliott. But Ron Dunn ("Is that your last name, or are you telling me you're finished talking?" "Both.") is no latter-day cowboy, and watching Ron Swanson grow increasingly frustrated and disgusted by the mere presence of the swaggering freegan vegan was awesome. Also: Ann told Leslie she's planning on leaving Pawnee. Blah blah blah. They never really figured out what to do with her anyway. And we're in Season 6. She should've died on the Titanic with her sorority sisters.



Both the networks and viewers are making good decisions this fall

We've had three pickups/renewals and two cancellations so far this season, and dammit, we're proud of everyone involved. NBC's silly but watchable The Blacklist, ABC's heavily punctuated Joss Whedon drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Fox's super-fun Sleepy Hollow have both been granted more life, and ABC's lowly Lucky 7 and CBS's awful comedy We Are Men have both been hit with an axe.  You, the American viewer, had just as much to do with these verdicts as the networks that issued them based on ratings, so go ahead and pat yourself on the back. 



South Park weighs in late on the George Zimmerman case, but it was so worth it

The potty-mouthed 'toon is always better when it rips from the headlines, and this week it took on the mania surrounding the George Zimmerman case that dominated the news several months ago (with some help from World War Z). Biting, controversial, and daring, the satirical look at racial prejudice, America's obsession with courtroom drama, and Florida's Stand Your Ground laws was exactly the kind of South Park we love.



Glee respectfully bids goodbye to Cory Monteith and Finn Hudson


Showing a surprising amount of restraint, the gang at Fox's often-ridiculous musical managed to create what was actually an insightful and rather beautiful send-off for its fallen star. "The Quarterback" certainly wasn't perfect, but overall, it hit us right in the feels.





Supernatural's Season 9 premiere was so INTENSE


The Winchester Bros. are back! Yay! And while "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" revisited a lot of stuff we'd already seen in the show's first bazillion seasons, it was INTENSE about it. So, gold star. Also, human Castiel actually didn't suck, which was a pleasant surprise. And the show cast Battlestar Galactica's Tahmoh Penikett as the angel Ezekial! However: We were all super-duper excited about Penikett's new role because who doesn't love Helo, right? But then Ezekial possessed Sam in order to heal him from within or something, and now all we're left with is Jared Padalecki playing another character. Is it too much to ask that someone give Penikett a substantial, regular gig on an awesome series? Please?





We all miss Breaking Bad, but trying to work mentions of it into EVERYTHING has to stop

Holy hell, Joyce Evans of Fox 29 in Philly, you missed all the points. 



The first few minutes of every Super Fun Night


Every episode begins with Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) invading our TV screen via a vlog—a vlog! There are a few terrible attempts at jokes, and then there's an awful intro sequence with singing. ENOUGH WITH THE VLOGGING! ENOUGH WITH THE SINGING! ENOUGH WITH THIS SHOW!



Dana Brody's total disregard for the sanctity of clean laundry

The eldest and most suicidal Brody child on Homeland is dealing with her daddy issues by breaking INTO rehab to have sex with the cute kid she met there; okay, whatever, fine. We've all done that. But her chosen coitus site—atop a pile of freshly washed sheets on the floor of the laundry room—was a big no-no! And totally gross! Plus, now the staff has to wash those all over again. Show some respect, Dana.



Discovery and the BBC's sad break-up

Discovery Networks and the BBC have co-produced some excellent nature docs in their day—including Planet Earth, Life, and Frozen Planet—but now their partnership has ended, and despite a press release saying the split was mutual, we're laying the blame on Discovery. The network has been focusing all its attention on character-driven reality shows and outright lies like that special on mermaids and that Shark Week "documentary" about Megalodons. So basically the only way we'll get BBC's cool nature shows in the future is through other channels. But hey, if it means more David Attenborough and less Oprah Winfrey, it's a half-victory.



The Blacklist dodges question after question

This week, Special Agent Keen straight-up made a deal with Red to reveal the truth about why he chose her as the agent he wanted to work with. She did her part, and when she demanded some answers, he said, "Because of your father." And then spewed some nonsense about how the question was just as difficult as the answer. This is TV mystery avoidance at its most pathetic.



After four seasons, Elena Gilbert is still an idiot


The Vampire Diaries' leading lady has psychic dreams that alert her when there's a disturbance in the Stefan Force, but she doesn't recognize Silas when he's barely even bothering to pretend to be Stefan? On the one hand, that sucks for Stefan, but come on, E, after everything you've been through, you really should be an expert at this crap by now.



Hart of Dixie's Season 3 premiere was a slap in the face to the show's fans


At the end of Season 2, Zoe left Bluebell to go to New York for three months, but when the series picked up again after five months, she was still in the Big Apple, she'd broken up with all of her friends in Alabama via e-mail, and she was claiming that Bluebell had only been a rest stop on the road to reality. Sure, she returned to town to tie up a few loose ends and ended up staying because it's where she belongs, but wasting an entire episode pretending as if nothing of substance had happened in the first two seasons to make Zoe want to stay down South was a bit harsh. Also, she broke Wade's heart when she told him she wasn't coming back, and then had the audacity to ask her new boyfriend to shack up with her in Bluebell. And that's not cool. Team Wade.

P.S. LOL at all the different ways the producers are trying to hide Jaime King's baby bump.



Showtime wouldn't let Dexter kill Dexter


LOL. Can you imagine if AMC had told Vince Gilligan he couldn't off W.W.? Network intervention at its worst. 


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


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FTW: Blue Bloods- The Reagan family and their "Please Don't Hurt My Family" training.
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An Archer Top Gun movie? yes please!!
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WTF...TV.com staff spoiling breaking bad for me in the most obscure of threads. Tears. Of Rage.
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ha, that is true. oh man.
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So Showtime was to blame for that pisspoor Dexter ending? Makes sense.
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I just watched last week's The Blacklist, and it gets the following:

FTWTF to The Blacklist "Wujing" for using a loop of the kids playing audio from Ozzy Osborne's "Mr. Tinkertrain" for the opening park scene atmosphere.

Also FTW to James Spader giving such an unusual and interesting read on "normally I prefer to play with myself in private" while not really referring to chess in the park.
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FTW: Teen Wolf & Sleepy Hollow renewals, everything about Haven...
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Heh heh, Charlie KELLY is the character. That was such a great twist turning Charlie's fantasy into Up.

Every time you point out how good Fargo is before it's rolled a single frame, it gets one step closer to becoming Heaven's Gate (the 1980 film) - this show better not be doomed by its own weight.

Yeah, THE DANGER ZONE! Woodhouse, again!

Shark Avalanche? "Next up on Siffy, Sharkflush, followed by Shark Audit!"

Aw yeah Samsung, Babylon 5, Star Trek, AND Knight Rider? You just bought my love with pop culture references. And you used Sheridan and young Garabaldi to do it? Yeaaaaaah! (I don't care if that's not a wristwatch but a communicator adhered to the top of the hand, it's good enough.)
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Whoops, thanks for the catch re: Charlie.
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After four seasons, Elena Gilbert is still an idiot - the best sentence combined
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FTW moment for me last week was in The Crazy Ones. Sarah Michelle Gellar did a slide over the hood of a car, and in the bloopers after the show had ended, Robin Williams asked her where she had learned that, her answer was a simple "Sunnydale" and then she walked away. Awesome how she gave a nod to Buffy there.
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I'm sorry, but the schtick about the vampire diaries was just so stupid.
It was clear he was using mind control on her...

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doesnt change the fact that elina is the worst character in the show
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True that :)
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FTW - Charmed's 15th anniversary. I wonder why there isn't a community for this largely forgotton show.
FTW - Elementary & Sleepy Hollow's Twitter feud. Made all the more hilarious when they tried to rope in CSI & AHS.
FTW - Arrow's premiere. Loved the 'Olicity' moments.
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I keep asking for a Charmed community! I dunno why they're delaying it. It would have been so nice to have it up and running for the 15th anniversary.
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Hugh Jackman used to be a teacher?!
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WTF: Fox orders 6 more scripts for Dads... How is this show not cancelled yet?
WTF: NBC has yet to cancel Welcome to the Family and replace it with Community.
FTW: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was fantastic, and had decent series premiere numbers (5.82, 1.7 demo).
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WTF: I hate to say it, but the end of Pelant in Bones... It was a lot of hype but it let me down ):

FTW: It's always sunny in phili. Just every part of that show :)
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Well, what else would you expect of local news?

"Tonight a dangerous and deadly standoff downtown and a possible contaminant in the drinking water, but before we get to those things, let's talk about an event that celebrates puppies tonight."



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Has P&R explained its' big mystery yet? The disappearance of Lindsey Carlisle-Shay (Parker Posey), Leslie's former Pawnee best friend turned Eagleton snob. Two episodes into the merger, no mentions of what happened to her.

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Ron Dunn was perfect for a doppelganger of Ron Swanson. Doing yoga, praising Morrisey and declaring Meat is Murder! is exactly what i would expect.

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WTF: screw Showtime; they are absolutely horrible for doing that!

The whole advantage of being on cable is supposed to be creative control to begin with!
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FTW: It's Always Sunny's season so far

FTW: TV.com finally continuing to acknowledge It's Always Sunny and how good it is.
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Dexter didn't have to kill of Dexter, but if that was their original plan and they had a good idea for it, then it was stupid for the network to prevent it. Otherwise, I don't mind the idea itself... Dexter could have come up with a good ending with Dexter living.

And yes, The Blacklist deserves to be on the WTF list for their unanswering of questions. Actually, in many ways, everything with Keen is quite crappy.
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Totally agree that Haven's 4th season should be FTW. I'd like to adhere to the campaign for a Haven community, I know its ratings are not great, but I think the show has a solid fanbase and we'd surely enjoy the reviews.
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FTW: the end of episode 5 of Haven (season 4). Did not see that coming!! *spoiler alert*
Audrey's back, woot woot!!

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Tahmoh Peniket!!! I hope he sticks around, but I don't know if it makes sense..Well, let him stick around anyway!
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Its Always Sunny's 100th was incredible, top notch TV right there.
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Hey TV.com --

PBS didn't intercept ESPN's documentary on NFL concussions. It was always scheduled to air on Frontline. ESPN just removed their name and logo from the documentary, after spending over a year collaborating with Frontline on the piece. At the time ESPN withdrew, the documentary was in final edit and already scheduled to air on PBS stations. (Lots of people think the whole scandal was FAR better publicity than the initially planned ESPN cross-promotion.)

But I do agree with you that PBS is gangsta. :)
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The real inventor of the Samsung watch was Apple. If it wasn't for the iPod Nano, which got wrist straps to be wearable as a watch, no one would have been interested in smart watches. When apple released clock covers for the iPod Nano, it was when Sony and Samsung started developing smart watches to beat Apple to market in case Apple released one.
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That doesn't make them the inventor. That makes them a precursor.
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Super Fun Night has Kimmie starting each episode with a vlog? How the hell do you know? It's only been 2 episodes!!!!!!!!!! And I like the show, so take that!!!
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And I thought the Dexter finale was great!!!
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FTW: Haven. The writers and actors are doing brilliant work introducing Lexi/Audrey into the Haven world. Duke continues to be the most loveable rascal on television. And the troubles are so creepy this season.

WTF: Why aren't more people watching Haven? Why don't we have a Haven community?

BTW Haven season 1 - 4 is streaming on Netflix now. There's still time to catch up and fall in love with the weird and wonderful world of Haven ;)


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I love Haven! And the end of episode 5 surprised me (which is rare, because usually I can predict most stuff..)
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FTW: Teen Wolf is renewed for Season 4.
WTF: Teen Wolf is only renewed for 12 episodes in Season 4 (hoping this is just the first 12 and an order for another 12 will follow)
FTW/WTF: Teen Wolf adds an "after show". Could be interesting. Could be sad.
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Didn't Teen Wolf already have an after show, the only thing was it was also called Teen Wolf, and really messed with my DVR settings (I set it to record only one new episodes every week, it recorded the episode, then recorded the after show because it was new and had the same name)
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I don't think so. There used to be multiple listings and it didn't indicate which one was "new" so I had to set it to record at a fixed time, but no after show show (at least not that I'm aware of).
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Maybe you were right. The TV.com article refers to there having been an after show in Season 3A. I never saw it. Thanks a lot Price. :P
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FTW: The announcement that all but one of the episodes of the Doctor Who serial "The Web of Fear" (and all of "Enemy of the World") have been recovered; Carl Bernstein on The Last Word talking about false equivalencies and the state of the news media.

WTF: CBS cancelling We Are Men after only two episodes.

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I haven't watched the Hart of Dixie premiere (because I usually wait until i have a bunch of episodes and watch in a row when I'm in one of those moods), but I can't believe they've added ANOTHER love interest. Wait, are we talking about the Breeland guy she left with?
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No, its a new guy. The Breeland guy she left with is gone from the show.
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hhhhhhhhhhh
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btw. WHEN are we getting an ultimate fighter community..... and also WTF wasn't arrow supposed to be showing Flash on their premiere episode?
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I didn't know it was Showtime that wouldn't kill Dexter off! Wow! I could have taken it either way though as long as it was finally over.
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FTW:

The adorable twitter feud between the Elementary writers and the Sleepy Hollow Writers. It doesn't get any cuter than that.
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Courtly flirtatious Ichabod Crane teasing Abbie as she illegally trespass a cabin comes pretty close though.

Who knew 18th century men had it in them! Sleepy Hollow FTW moment.
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FTW:
  • - Sleepy Hollow! Yes, renewals are awesome. But the episode itself guys? You can't tell me you weren't belly laughing with that opening of Ichabod and Yolanda from NorthStar. That was comic gold!! (I'll ship them btw!) Or the way Ichabod totally laid down the law like a mildly frustrated father scolding his bickering daughters when he was breaking up one of their shouting matches. It takes a brave soul to interfere with two sisters fighting. It takes a braver soul to interfere with two chicks carrying guns. It takes the bravest of souls to think about interfering when two black chicks are fighting (I can say it. Don't get all worked up.) Also, I about fell over laughing at the way he unceremoniously lifted Abbie out of his way to set up the sexton. And his awe at Jenny Mills being this rebel. This show is so hilarious when it isn't being bat shizz insane.
  • - Person Of Interest:. Ladies night! I'll take it! I mean the always adorable Warren Kole appeared and it was sketchy for a bit as to whether he was good or bad. I could watch an entire sideshow of Shaw and Carter squeeing over weapons while wearing barely there dresses. (Where do they put them? And I kinda want Carter's dress.) Shaw's infamous scowl when Ian was approaching was hilarious.Her spiel about guys today crying and wanting to be held and her not having time for it, was a riot. I loved how she pried into John's love life and has formed a special bond with Bear. Carter is so much more enjoyable now that she has time to play with the boys! Zoe is always fun and of course, some more development on the Root front.
  • -The Originals.I personally enjoyed the backstory and the flashbacks. Flashbacks on TO actually mean something. Plus, I gave them kudos for doing something that TVD has still yet to do in all of their time...acknowledge history. We didn't need to see a gruesome shot of a young Marcel getting whipped and being bloodied to know that he was a slave. We only needed a simple sentence to understand that he was the bastard son of the Governor. I think you can't have characters who have lived as long as these characters have lived and have flashbacks to these times without having a somewhat realistic grasp on history.It can't be ignored, otherwise it isn't true to the rich storytelling, and the storytelling was rich. Second episode in and they've for the most part answered to some why Klaus can't just kill Marcel with ease. He's family. He's his son. So we understand why Klaus is pissed at Marcel and we understand why Marcel would be pissed at Klaus which makes it the most realistic beef between the two because it's all one big misunderstanding that could be cleared up if they would just talk but obviously they won't. Plus, Hayley wasn't insufferable, Rebekah was badass, and Davina is finally showing us what a witch is supposed to be about.
  • -Arrow. It was a surprisingly solid premiere. I loved it.
  • -Elementary. Because they pretty much can do no wrong at this point.

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  • -Scandal. It was so good it was bad. I wanted to throttle Quinnsey. Girl has gone dark. She isn't a baby Huck. She's just an evil Quinn. Not only did she dig into Olivia's personal life, but she was the catalyst to my favorite platonic bond of the series Oluck (Olivia and Huck) shattering into a million little pieces, all the while they gave us background on just how they became as close as they became Joe Morton as Papa Pope is the ISH!! Fitz and his Presidential Balls, and OMG my boy Jake is back!! Woohoo!!

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  • -OUAT. Umm, I hate to say it, but I'm not impressed. I used to like Snow and I like Charming and I loved and rooted for them to be together. Now they are some weird hybrid of their fairytale characters and their SB alters, and they've become the nagging parents to their same aged daughter instead of just being her friends and confidantes, and they're that insufferable couple. Ugh. There is just a little too much angst going on with all of them, an it isn't the fun angst like Regina and Rumple.
  • -OUAT in Wonderland. Yeah, see...the GCI was atrocious. I understand that Alice in Wonderland is supposed to make you feel like you're on an acid trip, especially since it more or less was about an acid trip while the author was tripping...I don't know, but I felt like I was on something when I was watching it and it wasn't nearly as fun as the cool kids said.
  • -Chicago Fire. Still waiting for you guys to pick it up on the awesome and the feels. I realize it took ya'll a bit to find your rhythm last year but this is the second season now. No excuses.
  • -Catfish. I can't take you seriously if you thought you were speaking to and had a real relationshji with a celebrity and yet you never even skyped them let alone seen them in person. What celebrity doesn't know how to Skype, woman? No excuses!
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"-OUAT in Wonderland. Yeah, see...the GCI was atrocious. I understand that Alice in Wonderland is supposed to make you feel like you're on an acid trip, especially since it more or less was about an acid trip while the author was tripping....I don't know, but I felt like I was on something when I was watching it and it wasn't nearly as fun as the cool kids said."

Just to let you know Lewis Carroll did not have an "acid trip" and then write Alice in Wonderland about it. Its known that Carroll had migraines and took laudanum (an opium based medicine used during that time) for them that can have the side effect of giving you "vivid" dreams. Because of the laudanum possible side effects some people, especially "the cool kids", like to say Carroll's novel is about an "acid trip" ( "Acid" wasn't an available substance at the time nor was the fungi it grew from easily obtained, LSD was first synthesized by Albert Hofmann in 1938 whereas Alice was published in 1865) albeit most historical evidence concludes the story to be the product of an exceptional imagination.

On a side note, no the CGI wasn't on par with say the last horrible Alice in Wonderland Movie but being the budget a Television show has in comparison to a movie i was quite impressed with the fur details and movement of the Cheshire Cat and The White Rabbit. Could Backgrounds look better? Yes. But then so could some background in OUAT first season, and they got better.

Personally i went into the show with little to no hopes for the writers to be allowed to do a full crossover series instead of just a spin off series which is what i read Kitsis and Horowitz said they really wanted to do "expand the series delving into specific fairy tale lands that would interweave their own stories into the main one." In my opinion this a groundbreaking and very interesting way a television show can tell its story that as far as i know has never been done before. If they can truly capitalize on this idea and intraconnect the new show's story with the main show's i see that as highly engaging and entertaining way to expand the OUAT'verse.
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Yes, I actually did know all of that. Shocker right? ;) Nevertheless, one should take most of if not all of my postings with a great deal of humor. And try as I might, even I can't make migraines funny. Drug references are so much funnier. ;)

Personally, I find that OUAT has a much better grasp on the CGI in comparison, and I rather enjoyed their version of Wonderland when it was shown before. Even if I'm taking the time to compare the pilot of OUAT to the pilot of OUAT in Wonderland.That's just me though.

It was not my cup of tea. That's just me though. I'm glad that you find it enjoyable and see the potential in it. For your sake, and those who are hopeful about the series and enjoy it, I hope it fares well and blossoms into the groundbreaking series that you feel it has the potential to be.I appreciate you taking the time to reply to my comment and I enjoyed reading yours. :)
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I've been in love with sam elliot ever since the big lebowski
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Tombstone. He is HOT as a cowboy.
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OMG, Road House. I sat up and watched it with my older sister and fell in love the moment he opened his mouth. I was like, 7.

I must have issues 'cause I also had a huge thing for Sean Connery when I was little. I made my older brother watch The Hunt for Red October and Time Bandits at least once a week to get my fix. I was teased mercilessly.
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You, emmiegirl, have exquisite taste. They're both hot!
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I see no mention of Bones on this list....Good. They really dropped the Ball last season, Palant should've been killed off long ago and that whole "if you get married I'll kill people" thing was so Hacky. Who wrote that episode, Stephenie Meyer?
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FTW -
Bensidy: Benson and Cassidy moving in together on SVU. Benson needs this new start.
Chris's Celebratory Lunges on Parks & Rec. Somebody make a gif, please!
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The entire episode of Parks & Rec was FTW! Other Ron was great, but so was April's ditzy, trendy, air head. Donna and Craig was hilarious and Tom getting rid of E.R.I.C was awesome!
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-Bones- Booth FINALLY killed Palant, the Big Bad of the last 3 seasons. The guy should've died a year ago when Booth shot him in the face, nut at least this episode was genuinely well written and not dull like every episode Palant had post-shooting.

-Supernatural- Death makes an appearance and tells Sam that he's going to personally reap him because he's one of only two humans in the world he respects. I love Death SO much, and to have him tell that to Sam makes me think everything Post-season 5 was worth watching.

Elementary- Irene/Moriarty's love letter to Sherlock. I hope she comes back, since she was pretty much a brilliant character with a giant Achilles heel- her love for Sherlock.

Sleepy Hollow- Ichabod's opening monologue to the Northstar Helper Lady. Hilarious when you see who he's talking to.

Big Bang Theory- Penny tricking Leonard into talk to his mother by wearing a sexy outfit. Penny may not be a certified genius, but she's WAY smarter than she looks. And I'll have fantasies about Kaley Cuoco in that outfit for a LONG time.

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I didn't like the South Park Episode. It wasn't offensive to me, but the jokes just seem to fall flat and were not up to par with their usual work. It seems like they were obligated to do the Zimmerman trial verdict, and it's more fun when they do commentary on stuff they WANT to do, not what they feel they HAVE to do.

Sleepy Hollow has an official weakness- it's REALLY easy to kill the Monsters of the Week. After 4 episodes, it seems like the only thing that CAN'T kill the monsters is bullets, but literally ANYTHING else can turn them into dust. 200 year old gunpowder, acknowledging you abandoned your sister, and throwing a book in a fire. What's next, the Big Bad is taken out by Ichabod dumping a bucket of water on him?

Supernatural- Dean making yet ANOTHER deal to save Sam from dying, this time with an angel. This is what, the 89th deal he's made? Even SAM is tired of getting resurrected time and again, telling Death himself he want his death to finally be permanent.

Samsung's communicator watch may have all the functions that the TV watches have, but it lacks the spectacular designs the watches on TV have. It's just a little square with an LCD screen. How... unoriginal. If someone actually made a working communicator watch the Power Rangers had, THEN you'd get my attention. But this... pass.


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Ugh I haven't watched Supernatural since the end of season 5, but they wouldn't have to keep making deals if they didn't kill one of the Winchesters at the end of every season!
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They haven't made deals in a long time. Not since Dean was pulled from hell.
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Like I said I haven't been watching but the person above me that I originally replied to said "Dean making yet ANOTHER deal to save Sam from dying, this time with an angel."
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I must have missed it. Thanks!
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"If someone actually made a working communicator watch the Power Rangers had, THEN you'd get my attention."
With the built-in teleporter, right? Don't forget the built-in teleporter. "
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If killing Dexter was the ONLY change from the finale, it still would've been a fail. The main thing I blame Showtime for is rushing the final season to air 3 months early.

FTW: AHS: Coven, it was batshit crazy, but it's crazy in a good way. I've said it a million times, but the anthology aspect of this show is really beneficial to someone like Ryan Murphy.

FTW/WTF: SoA. Most of the 90-MINUTE episode didn't do much for me, but the ending was pretty good. It was stupid though how Jax quickly realized they were in trouble by looking at a green pen.

WTF: Homeland, it's just boring me right now. I've seen the crazy Carrie act a million times, and there is nothing I can add to the whole Dana thing. I am looking forward to Brody's return to see if that injects some life back into the show, but it's looking like it should've been a 1-2 season show at the most.
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Couldn't agree more on Dexter.

What a lack of loyalty from Showtime, to the fans, writers and pretty much everyone involved with the show. Rushed rubbish that ended a once great series with a terrible season and even worse finale.
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"Showtime wouldn't let Dexter kill Dexter"

Just my opinion, but I think Dexter did a pretty phenomenal job of killing itself.
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Nice. 😁
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Referring to a "convenient-store robbery" in an article on an international site illustrates the caliber of the audience that the raunchy but unfunny "Philadelphia" attracts. The "Seinfeld," "Cheers," and many other "gangs" of sitcoms have managed to be funny and a little racy without just be crude and dull.
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There have been many who have come up with the idea of a wrist phone over the years. Unfortunately, it took many decades before the technology had advanced enough to make it possible.

Dick Tracy is considered to be the first conception of the idea for a wrist-radio, which was based upon the idea of military walkie-talkies. In those days radios worked on vacuum tubes so the idea of something that portable was completely fiction.

The concept of the portable phone started with Get Smart, not Star Trek. Star Trek had a walkie-talkie type communicator but the shoe phone worked with the public exchange. But when Get Smart came out the technology just wasn't advanced enough. However, when designing the phone it made more sense to have people talking into a communicator rather than a shoe.

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I had a lot of objections to Elementary's episode this week, but it had a different dynamic and I appreciated that.

I also had a lot of objections to Hart of Dixie premiere, and the comments in this section are fair. But they show has always been silly that way. And hey, bringing the boyfriend with her is a way to add a new character, which is difficult in a small community show. Team Wade, though! :)
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FTW: Clyde the turtle's performance on Elementary! No character development is complete without mention the turtoise crunching on lettuce to wake up Joan (a.k.a. "mom")

WTF: The CGI shots at OUaT in Wonderland ("Off with their heads!" already).
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i love super fun night. imo brings a new edge to comedy! love it!
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I up-voted this comment simply because I can't believe someone has the balls to say something like that out loud.
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nicely put.
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The Samsung commercial is pretty great. Glad to see it on the FTW list.
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FTW - Star Trek .
I was watching a doco that had the inventor of the mobile phone.
He was watching Kirk talk into his communicator and thought that would be cool in real life.
WTF - Dexter and how that piece of crud Super Fun Night is still on when Community is not.
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"We've had two pickups/renewals and two cancellations so far this season"

Is Agents of Shield getting a full season order a pickup, a renewal, or something else? Because they did...
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Whoops, it's a pickup. Don't know how it slipped our minds! Will fix.
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Ah, wasn't sure if pickup meant picked up for a season, or just a full order for the current season.
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Marvel's Agents of SHIED getting a full season order FTW!

Seriously, if Revolution can get a second season despite all its issues, I'm sure an entertaining show like SHIELD can get one too!
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