Geez, has another week gone by already? Well, let's talk about some of the awesome and not-so-awesome TV that aired during it, then!
We've long enjoyed Claire Holt's performance as Rebekah, the world's oldest teenage girl, but this week saw her in straight-up mean girl mode, terrorizing Elena every chance she got. And in case you're wondering, THIS is the meanest thing one vampire can do to another:
In "Sick," week Maggie bid adieu to her father Hershel... before he ended up recovering. But for those few painful, tear-soaked minutes, actress Lauren Cohan took Maggie from a supporting character to a lead with seemingly minimal effort and maximum impact. As fun as The Walking Dead's high-intensity zombie sequences can be, at least some of us still enjoy its slower and quieter moments. This tear jerker of a scene was no exception.
We had some misgivings about the premiere episode of American Horror Story's second season—too many characters, too much editing, too few reasons to become invested—but in week two those doubts fell by the wayside with an episode that was tight, clever, and compelling. Credit where credit's due: Despite its sprawling ambition and seemingly haphazard story elements, American Horror Story knew what it was doing all along. ALSO:
How does the Paddy's Pub crew incorporate zombies into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia? With a McPoyle wedding and milk spiked with bath salts. The decaying meatbags from The Walking Dead have nothing on these tripping inbred yokels.
Episode 5 was Homicide's Frank Pembleton versus The Shield's Dutch as Andre Braugher and guest-star Jay Karnes went at each other during some tense negotiations in an outstanding hour of television. If the struggling ABC thriller can maintain this level of quality, we're looking at the next great show to get canceled well before its time.
THEY'RE OVER. THEY'RE FINALLY OVER. Battle Rounds wrapped up on Tuesday, which means we finally get to the live stuff... wait, what do you mean we still have to do the Knockout Rounds? What the hell are those? Two members of the same team face off for their mentor's favor? But that sounds like the Battle Rounds! And they aren't live either?
Well, at least we're moving forward in theory, and that's a good thing.
We missed those friendos.
His white sushi chef character from O-ma-ha, Nebraska was awesome, bro. Hai!
Three hundred episodes! Here's to another three hundred more.
And also pretty much everything involving Cece's roommate Nadia.
We understand that television is not real, but that doesn't mean we need to see things like this:
And the award for Most Obnoxious Product Placement goes to...
Well, turns out there wasn't much we didn't like this week. What's on *your* list of TV loves and hates?