FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (October 6)

It's total anarchy out there! The U.S. government has shut itself down and our elected representatives are acting like toddlers in a name-calling fight! That means national monuments and national parks are closed, and several high-class escorts are out of work until this mess is over. President Obama told us that we had to turn the lights off on FTW vs. WTF too (we're subsidized by the Department of Transportation for some reason), but we kindly told B-rock to go make love to himself because we will not be held back. We will not shut down. We will not let you down. We're doing it for America. And so we present to you another edition of FTW vs. WTF, the best review of the week in television on TV.com. By the way, you each owe us $24.82.




Once Upon a Time starts Season 3 happily ever so far

The two Debbie Downers who trashed Season 2 were killed off (one of them died twice?!) and all our favorite characters have formed a motley crew to save Henry from Neverland. There are basically just a lot of great indications that the writers are correcting the course they charted in Season 2 and letting their imaginations go wild.



Hello, Hello Ladies! How you doing?

The incredibly charming Stephen Merchant can pull off being completely awkward AND making us root for him as handily as his writing partner and buddy Ricky Gervais did in Extras. His physical humor is flawless and brilliant, the kind of slapstick your smart friends will feel good laughing at. He's playing a character who's very wealthy but missing that one priceless treasure, a sweetie, which is not only a great choice of storyline, but one don't usually see with male characters. Watch this, is what we're saying.



Breaking Bad fans placed a Walter White obit in a New Mexico paper

Fictional, late meth-whiz Walter White got his own real-life write-up in the Albuquerque Journal this past Friday, citing his cause of death as "a long battle with lung cancer, and a gunshot wound." The man responsible for the submission was David Layman of the Facebook group "Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour," and the remembrance has resulted in more traffic for ABQJournal.com than any other story since 2006. Kind of weird, but also kind of awesome!



The Comedy Bang! Bang! live tour

IFC's wacky talk show is currently on the road, and Tim saw them in Portland and laughed and laughed and laughed until his diaphragm left his body because it couldn't take any more. To see Paul F. Tompkins as Ice-T talking discussing his Under the Dome was to witness greatness. The Birthday Boys' half-naked humor was also a hit. 



Wilfred has an end date, and answers are coming

Who cares if Walter White and Tony Soprano live or die? Also, big deal about solving the mystery of Lost's island. The next big series-finale question to look forward to is WHAT THE HELL IS WILFRED? Now that FX's man-is-possibly-dog comedy WIlfred has been renewed for a final season, showrunner David Zuckerman promises that answers are coming. 



Juliette Barnes' reaction to losing the number-one slot on iTunes

The .GIF says it all.



Kristen Bell on Parks and Recreation

The woman formerly known as Veronica Mars and who taught us to respect the undying cuteness of baby sloths guest-starred on Parks and Recreation this week, and while her character Ingrid didn't get as many LOL-worthy lines as we'd hoped, Bell fit right in with the rest of the cast. With Chris and Ann packing their bags soon (for Bloomington, it sounds like!), and Pawnee absorbing Eagleton now that Eagleton's Michael Buble retainer has bankrupted the city, it's just common sense that Parks makes Bell a series regular, right?



ABC's Tuesday comedies are off to a good start

It usually takes some time for comedies to really find their footing, but both The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife seem to be far ahead of the curve after just two episodes. Trophy Wife is poised to break out as the season's best new comedy thanks to a nice mix of real heart and slapstick comedy as well as some really game performances from Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, and Marcia Gay Harden. The Goldbergs pilot was VERY shouty, but Episode 2 dialed that down and the pointless '80s references back to find a more comfortable rhythm. Wendi McLendon-Covey is one of the better comedic actresses we have, and it's great to see her in such a prominent role. 



Fox renews Sleepy Hollow, but doesn't extend the Season 1 episode order

In the smartest move of the young season to date, Fox has awarded Sleepy Hollow the privilege of being the first show to earn a renewal for a second season (if you had it in your Dead Pool, we're very sorry). But even smarter is that the network decided not to extend Sleepy Hollow's Season 1 episode order beyond the original 13. That's not only a sign that Fox is really committed to the event-style programming it's been blustering about for months, but a wise recognition that Sleepy Hollow will probably work better in short bursts of COMPLETE INSANITY.



The Vampire Diaries returns, is still amazing

It was an especially long summer, but the time apart made our hearts grow fonder: Welcome back, The Vampire Diaries!  Season 5 kicked things off with as much whirlwind plotting and emotional complication as we've come to expect from a TVD premiere: Stefan's doppelganger! A college campus conspiracy! A possible gypsy-demon three-way! But the true pleasure came in simply seeing all our favorite monsters again. Everyone's looking great and nothing about the show feels tired yet. Plus, Human Katherine. The best, right? This show.



Survivor's Jeff Probst read quitter Colton the Riot Act

It should come as no surprise that all-time worst Survivor contestant and possible human garbage Colton Cumbie did NOT do well on his return visit to the island: This week he abruptly threw a fit and quit the game for no apparent reason. But what WAS surprising—and in a good way—was how Jeff Probst handled it. First Probst outright admitted that Colton had faked his illness the FIRST time he quit Survivor, and then he went on to shame Colton for having wasted everyone's time by even getting off the couch in the first place. Even though this was sliiiightly hypocritical of Probst, seeing as he's one one of Survivor's main bosses and presumably responsible for casting Colton at all, the entire exchange was undeniably satisfying for anyone who's found Colton to be a loathsome blight on Survivor's legacy. Go away forever, you awful, unfunny bigot.



The Good Wife returned with plenty of drama


One of TV's best dramas returned with a subdued but still interesting death row case, new tests for Peter, and most important of all, the beginning of the end of Alicia, Cary, and the other fourth-year associates' time at Lockhart/Gardner. The decision to draw out their departure is a better lesson in delayed gratification than anything concocted by Tom Hiddleston and Cookie Monster.



The Masters of Sex premiere was quite, uh, stimulating


We're looking forward to seeing where this one goes. 



Miley Cyrus *did* stop


Regardless of your political leanings or how you feel about Miley herself, this is a doozy. (P.S. here's the original video for "We Can't Stop," just to make sure you get the full effect.)



Breaking Bad is gone forever, but it was one hell of a ride

Not everyone L-O-V-E loved the final episode of AMC's incredible drama, but no matter your opinion, no one is saying it ruined the series. We got answers, we got a reasonably happy ending, we got closure. Oh, and some crackpot theories that Walter White died in New Hampshire after failing to start that snowed-in car. But what's important is that we're walking away from Breaking Bad completely in awe of what it accomplished, the way it was constructed, the performances its actors gave, and the way it made us feel. Thank you Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Michelle MacLaren, Peter Gould, Sam Catlin, the entire writing staff, Michael Slovis, and everyone else involved with the series. You guys are all awesome bitches.





Sons of Anarchy's brutal bloodbath

Three pretty regular characters (and one Whodat?) got fitted for caskets in this week's gory episode, and while we love SOA's ultra-violent tendencies, it's not clear whether their passing was for story, shock, or scheduling problems. Probably a mix of all three.





New Girl's Schmidt used to be fat and now his feelings don't work

Breaking up is hard to do—especially if you've never really had to do it before. We get that. But Schmidt's rationale for dual-dating Cece and Elizabeth seemed a bit over-simplified and, well, kind of *coughbullshitcough* when he pinned his problems on his formerly fluffy physique. 



Glee's Rachel is the star of EVERYTHING, and don't you ever forget it

Glee's Season 5 premiere made a surprisingly insightful and rational move in implying that Rachel Berry did NOT win the part of Fanny Brice in the Funny Girl revival. You know, because people typically don't qualify to take center stage in a huge Broadway production just because they want to and everyone has told them that they're special and special and more special since they were a mere zygote in their surrogate's baby-sack. But this week's reneged on that smart decision to remind us that reality only applies to people who aren't Rachel on Glee. 



Mom is going the pregnant teenager route

The pilot was actually kind of funny! Honest! But in Episode 2, the daughter got preggers, and three emotionally damaged moms is gonna be a crowd. Also, babies tend to ruin everything (on TV, that is.)



The new comedy train wreck of fall 2013

This week saw the premieres of several new comedies that almost killed us. We're used to freshman laughers comedies being bad, but the debuts of CBS's We Are Men and The MillersNBC's Sean Saves the World and Welcome to the Family, and ABC's Super Fun Night have made this year's comedy crop one of the worst in years. Between the five of those shows, there were maybe three laughs... if someone also happened to be tickling you at the time.



David Tennant is going to star in the Fox adaptation of Broadchurch

Apparently David Tennant really wants to make it in America. He's agreed to star in the Fox adaptation of Broadchurch, the critically lauded BBC show he headlined across the pond—and which just finished airing here in the U.S. last week—while continuing to headline the U.K. version in Season 2. That's right, Tennant will appear in TWO Broadchurches at the same time, playing very similar (but not exactly the same) characters. He's experiencing the multi-verse theory for us all. 



Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ratings S.I.N.K.

Ratings aren't everything, particularly when they're (non-DVR-inclusive) overnights. But ABC certainly can't be thrilled that S.H.I.E.L.D. dropped big time in its second week, particularly because the competition didn't really changed. That means a whole lot of people decided the show wasn't for them after an admittedly just-fine pilot, and also that we're probably that much closer to Chris Hemsworth showing up in a November sweeps episode. Joss Whedon's "magical" TV touch might still be intact.



Hell on Wheels ends its third season with a Mormon marriage


So Cullen Bohannon escaped the hangman's noose once again, this time by marrying the disreputable daughter of a Mormon homesteader! And who more appropriate to officiate the ceremony than the Swede "Bishop Dutson" himself. "Get Behind the Mule" functioned fine as a standalone hour, but struggled to cap off Hell on Wheels' season-long theme of "personal growth versus ambition," and set up more threads than it resolved. Considering the show has yet to be renewed (though Anson Mount feels very good about its chances), the finale's roll call of characters in their various new positions left a lot to be decided. Oh yeah, also Elam might have been killed by a grizzly. Who knows?! #cliffhangers     



NCIS's Ziva barely showed up to say goodbye


Was it too much to ask for Cote de Pablo to actually appear in her last two episodes after abruptly deciding to leave the show in July? In general, Ziva's exit left us feeling underwhelmed; sure, given what the writers had to work with, it was fine, and Tiva fans got to see a steamy kiss, but we expected more.  



We don't even know who The Legend of Korra is these days


Between the lousy animation and the repetitive storytelling, we're flummoxed by Korra's descent in badness. We're hopeful that things turn around—it's always darkest before the dawn, after all—but our optimism only extends so far.


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


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I don't get all the hate TV.com is giving Legend of Korra these days. I think the 2nd season is pretty good. Not as good as the first. But they're making it out to be terrible, which it isn't.
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If Kristen Bell becomes a regular in Parks and Recreation, I will start watching it.
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Well I had 3 of those awful comedies in my dead pool, so its good to confirm they suck, especially since I never plan on watching them myself
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May have to drop Hell On Wheels. Bohannon married WTF!!!!
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FTW: The Mentalist's season premiere, especially the teaser with Jane jamming the gun with peanut shells and the cliffhanger ending. Best premiere of the season.; We Are Men didn't have a laugh track.

WTF: Van Pelt's openness to Jane about telling Grigsby about Jane's list because he thought she was having an affair, which is kind of a weird reason to break a confidence when fraternization between agents is (presumably) still against regulations.
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I say, if they're going to remake Broadchurch, might as well reuse David Tennant. But I think it'll be interesting to finally see a remake using one of the original actors. I never got to see that version of "IT Crowd" with Joel McHale and Richard Ayoade.
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You should, i only got in 5 minutes before i was outragged
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I found We Are Men actually kind of funny.
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I stumbled across the encore on Saturday (along with the last few minutes of The Millers). It didn't have a laugh track, and I thought the actors (especially Tony Shaloub) were what made the material work as well as it did.
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It felt fresh. The absence of laugh track and feeling like it was on a sound stage helped a lot.
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I can have no respect for anything that puts Miley Cyrus in the FTW column.
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Stephen Merchant's show is awful and boring. Its about as original as Play-doh. Every single joke has been recycled from other sitcomes and supporting cast is unmemorable and bland. "Hello Ladies" is also another misogynistic pile of crap, no better than 'We Are Men'. God awful.
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FTW: Santana's Yeast-I-Stat commercial on Glee! So good that now the makers of Monistat want Santana to be their spokesperson (look it up!)
Also on your WTF of Rachel actually getting the part; it's Glee and it's Rachel, deal with it! And who said it was supposed to be like real life? In real life, freshman college kids don't have enough money to rent an apartment ANYWHERE in New York or to travel back home every other week!! Lighten up!
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Absolutely do not get the love you feel for "Hello Ladies." I thought it was excruciatingly awful and Merchant could not be more annoying and repellent. I'd rather watch a half hour of kiddie snuff porn than sit through that steaming pile of manure again.
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What's funny to me is that it is about the same level of humor as 'We Are Men' - hitting the exact same notes stride for stride - and yet this one is brilliant and the other is awful according to the critics on this site.
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FTW- Another episode of Penny and Sheldon bonding, Amy actually bonds with Howard, and we see how frightening Bernadette can be and why she's Howard's soul mate (seriously, I think only Howard could put up living with her due to the fact that he's been conditioned to put up with crazy shrews by his mother.)
-Sleepy Hollow getting a second season yet keeping season 1 at 13 episodes... though I wonder if Steve the Headless Horseman is going to be the Big Bad or if the Doctor Who Beast look-alike is.
-The US is invaded by Canada as a result of the shutdown on SNL, and Justin Bieber is the ruler of both countries. This should be the motivation the politicians need to restart the government.
-James Spader, again.

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-How I Met Your Mother in general this week. The cast merely seem to be going through the motions now.
-Elementary. Despite an awesome season premiere, it's gone back to formula and I really couldn't see any difference between this episode of season 2 and the latter half of season 1.
-Bones having no idea what to do with Sweets this season. Just kill him off already. Or, better yet, kill off Palant, since he's the direct cause of the whole train wreck that is season 9, and all he did was make ONE threat. Gormagon, the Gravedigger, and the Sniper Guy were all action villains. Palant is just BORING now.
-The end of the Big Bang Theory episode (before the duet) Raj, you're really trying too hard. SHELDON is supposed to be the friend no one likes.
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WTF WTF WTF was it really the last of Tiva? Thought she ll be in for a bit more. If ever Tony was to quit the show ( would be death of NCIS) it would be great to reunite them.
I m a dreamer hope for some guest appeaarances in future
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If you are just now finding out that Cote is leaving the show, and therefore, of course, Tiva is finished, you have to have been living under a rock. CBS has been promoting the hell out of the departure for months.
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Of course I knew though i was hoping for a few more episodes
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I still take comfort in the fact that Ziva was a replacement character. Kate was originally Tony's partner/quasi-love interest, and despite being much prettier than Kate, (and rocking a bikini.) Ziva's personality was always a bit colder than Kate and her hot headedness. Ziva's calm demeanor in almost any situation was the only thing I didn't like about her, though I did enjoy when she finally snapped and singlehandedly killed her father's killer.
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forgot it was steamy and full of chemistery shey should teach to Augnie how to act it. Or kill augnnie and bring forth Yaelnnie
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Mine:
FTW to Muderboy and JT_Kirk representing TV.com up in LA's best fast food this week, first at Johnnie's Pastrami and then at Carney's Hot Dogs! Yeaaaaah, nitrites!

FTW to The Eric Andre Show for season 2 being awesomely insane, and also ditching the intentionally-blurry look even though it was funny for season 1.

FTW to NTSF:SD:SUV:: for doing a "this is how we all met" episode exceptionally cheesy on purpose, especially Kove just snapping her eyepatch on for no reason.

FTW to It's Always Sunny's Mac Day and the life of awesome Country Mac.
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Comments on yours:
- What is this "formerly known as Veronica Mars" shit? She's STILL known as that, and the VM movie is gonna prove that.
- Glad to see some FTW love for The Good Wife!
- Is that Masters of Sex image of Ms. Johnson holding a Violet Wand? Yikes!
- Ha ha, WTF to the sitcom shitstorm indeed.
- Really, Tennant is getting a WTF for trying to make some coin AND some art? C'mon!
- SHIELD's ratings SINK because the show isn't ALL THAT GREAT. Yet, I hope. But the hype machine kinda screwed this thing over, that and not making a better show.
- Yeah, suck it NCIS for a barely-passable Ziva Leaving episode.
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FTW: The hilarious and long awaited return of one of TV's weirdest and best things: The Eric Andre Show. Hurray!

Tim, I'm jealous that you got to see the CB!B! show. I saw Scott Auckerman on a talk show recently and he was every bit as funny just being himself, ad-libbing and off-the-cuff, as he is on the show. I bet that tour is a lot of fun.

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Glad to see Survivor made the FTW list this week. I love Probst and his tearing down of Colton was excellent. I actually thought Colton was a pretty good player his first time through, I said player not person, but I've lost any respect I had for him as a player after he quit this season.

Breaking Bad finale obviously was great, and the obit was excellent. It's really sad to see a show this great end, but they did a great job of wrapping things up and I can't wait for the complete series to be released on blu-ray later this year.

Wilfred also makes the FTW list for me. Another show that I'll miss, but I'm really looking forward to seeing how they end their story.
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I really dislike Miley but that was pretty amusing. Poor astronauts. :(
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In response to the thing about Survivor: Jeff was very vocal about the fact that he didn't want Colton to return this season. But he's only one producer amongst many and he was overruled. And he also admitted in his rant to Colton that it was their fault for allowing him to come back when they should have known better. He really went off on Colton, but it was very deserved and I'm glad SOMEONE said what we were all thinking.
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I like the idea of shorter season, especially for a show like sleepy hollow, it keeps the writers from making too many filler episodes.
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We gotta get the dead pool link somewhere easily accessible. Every time I see a cancellation or renewal I want to check the dead pool page but don't know how to get to it. Unless I'm completely missing a link, which is entirely possible.
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Should've written:
BREAKING BAD ******HUGE MOTHERFUCKIN SPOILER**********
Before that FTW.
Finale RUINED
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The finale aired a week ago. It's not the website's job to avoid publishing anything that might reference it just because a few people haven't watched it yet. It's completely on you at this point to avoid websites that might talk about it.
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Don't read the paragraph CLEARLY labeled to tell you it's about Breaking Bad then?
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The label itself is a spoiler!
Anyway, I enjoy reading your stuff.
I'm just sour to know how the show ends
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did you really think there was any possible ending for the show that didn't involve Walter White dead? The very premise of the show is that he's dying
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FTW - The writing on this week's episode of Lucky 7.
FTW - Lorraine Bruce's performance as Denise on this week's episode of Lucky 7.
FTW - The made-up-cat's funeral on Modern Family.
WTF - Barely anyone watched Lucky 7, so it got canceled.
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I can totally agree with the Ziva good-bye. It left me wanting so much more.
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I think you may have spoken too soon. The l + 3 DVR results are now in for Agents of Shield, and they got a HUGE hike. it's demo increased by over 50% to 4.92 and the total viewership is now 12.02. i don't think it's going anywhere yet
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We didn't say it'd be cancelled anytime soon. The ratings drop is still a big deal, DVR or not.
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I think the third episode of Agents of Shield and NCIS will be a better ratings test. A lot of people watched NCIS just to see Ziva leave.
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Mom is a horrible show with a horrible laugh track. "a baby ruined my life, I'm an alcoholic" *fake studio laughter* or real studio laughter and those guys are nuts.
New Girl is going down hill, or I need to go to the store and buy a sense of humor I've been told. It being on WTF makes me feel better.
FTW: Sons of Anarchy, so violent but so crazy
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I wonder what happened with New Girl it seems every ep just getting worst!
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FTW: - Lily and Ted having one of the best serious conversation I've seen in HIMYM. It was a glimpse of the greatness that the series once was, and hopefully can return to in its final season.
- The Originals. Loved the reboot. It was much easier to invest in the story when told from Elijah's perspective. Good move on the CW's part to change up the backdoor pilot, cos it sucked.
- Masters of Sex is really good. Have seen Ep2, and it doesn't disappoint!

WTF: TVD wasn't that great.
- Casey was written out of The Mindy Project in the WORST way
-New Girl is 1/3 so far this season. Its lost some of its charm. Winston is getting really annoying.
-Revenge is still really bad. We got rid of Ashley and Declan, only to have Aiden and Jack return, and be introduced to Margot and Patrick. Unescessary characters equals stupid nonsensical plotlines!!
-Homeland's season premiere wasn't that great, and now we have a new Brody? Frankly even Brody is one Brody too many at this stage.
-The children in Trophy Wife. They are horrendous, and are the reason I couldnt even finish watching the second episode. I'm out
-The Simpsons renewal. Flogging a dead horse much?
Taking the piss of Mandy Patinkin on HIMYM. Not cool, people, not cool. The man is a BOSS!
Absence of the Mother on HIMYM. She's so great, I never want to spend another episode without her from now on!
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Lily was that episode's ONLY saving grace. Season 9 promised that we'd get to know the Mother, but after 3 episodes, she's only been on the show a grand total of 9 minutes, most of it during the premiere. (And she and Lily are AWESOME together.) The Mother is the sole reason why I'm still watching HIMYM, and without her, the show seems to be just going through the motions, ESPECIALLY with Barney and Robin. Which is sad, since Barney was the reason why I started watching the show in the first place.
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Ugh, don't get me started on Barney and Robin. *puke*
Its no secret that I hate Robin, and am so enraged by the two of them together that I nearly always fast forward through their scences together. I mean, what was that about in the premiere where they "might" be related...? Ugh.
But yeah, more Mother, less Robin!
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FTW: - Lily and Ted having one of the best serious conversation I've seen in HIMYM.
- The Originals.
- Emily Thorne being shot.

WTF: - Katherine's hair in TVD !
- The Bridge season finale... terrible ! I am definetly not watching season 2.
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Her hair was like...omgwtf!
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It was awsome !
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FTW -
Breaking Bad =and here is an amazing tribute video with the theme tune to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly-
And the Breaking Bad obit

The Originals = basically a much better version of the backdoor pilot

The Big Bang Theory = a nice shake up of the group dynamic this week, especially Amy and Howard rocking out to Neil Diamond

Parks and Rec = Ron Swanson trying to delete his digital footprint


Lucky 7 was in my dead pool

The Good Wife returns

The Day of the Doctor, the 50th Anniversary special of Doctor Who, will be simultaneous broadcast with the UK in the following countries:

Europe
Germany (Fox), Finland (YLE), Poland (BBC Entertainment), Russia (Karousel and NKS)

North America
USA (BBC America), Canada (Space)

Latin America (on BBC Entertainment and BBC HD)
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Africa (on BBC Entertainment)
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania & Zanzibar, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Australia (ABC)

Asia (on BBC Entertainment)
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand

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Broadchurch is an ITV production, NOT A BBC PRODUCTION
The Bridge - i really like it, but the last 2 episodes felt like they should have been the season 2 openers
The heavy use of laugh tracks on the new sitcoms
Jess not trusting Schmidt to resolve his relationship problems on New Girl

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Thanks for posting that Breaking Bad tribute video, that's definitely on my FTW of the week :)
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FTW: Yeast-I-Stat: "I'm free!"
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WTF--another pretty dismal network TV season...

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WTF--I saw a commercial touting The Crazy Ones the new #1 hit. I think not!

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That show is like zzzz.....
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I'm betting the redo of Broadchuch will be a complete waste of time--which I will not waste. The original was good, but watching it over with a new cast won't make it better, and probably not as good. It's idiotic.

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There will be a season 2 of the UK version
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Well now, there ya go...
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Hello Ladies sucked.
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I think it was the worst show I seen this last week!
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So you missed Super Fun Night then.
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Nope. Didn't see it, didn't miss it...
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I agree with this statement.
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Oh and about David Tennant on the American remake of Broadchurch? The only reason I will watch the U.S. adaptation of this amazing show (I don't mind adaptations I watch US Being Human & The Bridge but I hadn't seen the originals) also he's the frikkin 10th Doctor he can pull it off!!!

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FTW Come on guys where is The Originals on the list?

And the Bridge finale was WTF-FTW glad they decided to pursue the girls who disappear, but Marco going to ask help to kill Tate I don't know if I like that

I am surprised you didn't have Revolution the WTF with Aaron coming alive cause of the nanobot thingies.

And FTW on opening scene of Revenge where Emily/Amanda gets shot in wedding dress & then we go 2 months earlier, reminding us of Season 1.

A big FTW for Big Bang Theory for Howard & Amy singing Neil Diamond in the car
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So many FTWs this week.

Glad I'm not the only one who loves The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife. Easily the best new comedies, and possibly Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The rest of my list will just be shouting:

SLEEPY HOLLOW!!! THE GOOD WIFE!!! KBELL!!! SWEET CAROLINE! (BAH BAH BAH)!!!
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I actually don't mind where Korra is headed at this point, and I don't think it's been bad, but the animation has taken a significant turn for the worse. Studio Mir we need you. Only one more episode and their back.
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Ugh TV.com leave the politics out of your website. It's so juvenile to insert your political views where they don't belong. Come on, you're better than this.
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Does calling politicians babies count as a political view now? Does that mean calling 500 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean a good start is now a legal opinion?
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Yes it does. Yes it is.
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Hmm.....can't tell if you're trolling or just missing the joke....quite possibly both....
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It being a joke does not mean it wasn't politically motivated.
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Oh, I see......so YOU being condescending was justified and not at all hypocritical. Got it. Good to know.

That being said, I am sorry if my comment made you feel defensive in the first place, but it sounded like you were grandstanding (which....fine, I admit it looks like I was wrong about that). I still disagree that the author meant to convey any sort of political point. It was just a joke. But either way, why does it bother you? Why is it "juvenile"? People have opinions and want to express them (obviously, or our burgeoning friendship here would never have gotten started). If you disagree, surely you can convey that without insults (which, yes, again, I realize I am guilty of, too, so no need to point it out).
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I'll agree that he probably didn't intend to make a political statement, but I do think you could interpret that he did. I'm really not at all concerned by it. That was just my initial reaction. Yes he was just trying to be funny and he likely wasn't concerned with politics. If he was trying to make a political statement, I was simply pointing out it had no business in the article. I don't have a problem witu him expressing his opinion so long as it is done appropriately. And, okay, I'm sorry too. No hard feelings.
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"Is this too much for you? Do you need me to slow it down?" Lol damn dude you have serious issues. Your condescending attitude is completely unnecessary. Something tells me you wouldn't talk to a stranger like this face to face. You can always rely on the anonymous internet to belittle people. I'm sure its very therapeutic for you.

"Yes, obviously the introduction to this article was meant to be sarcastic, but his sarcasm was a political reference." True, insofar as the sarcasm referenced something going on in politics today. I am with you so far...

"See by being sarcastic about the shut down issue, he is making a political point which is that, in his mind, the shutdown is not a big deal." Aaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnd no. You have absolutely no way of knowing the author's opinion on this matter. Just because someone makes a joke, it doesn't mean they're belittling anything.
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My condescending attitude is quite necessary given how childish you started out. Anyone would be defensive. If you can't take it, then don't dish it out in the first place.

You are really tripping over this logic. His sarcasm was specific. We obviously know how he feels about the shutdown and its implications. Therefore he was giving his political opinion. Was he necessarily concerned we would give a shit about his opinion? No, but that doesn't change the fact he made his perspective on it clear.
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Well, looks like I was wrong....this is definitely troll behavior. And while I will probably regret feeding into this, allow me to clarify:

1) "Lol damn dude you have serious issues. Your condescending attitude is completley unnecessary." Back at you, cupcake.

2) " Something tells me you wouldn't talk to a stranger like this face to face." You're wrong, and I would, but as neither of us has any way of proving that, let's move on....

3) Here is what the author actually wrote: "It's total anarchy out there! The U.S. government has shut itself down and our elected representatives are acting like toddlers in a name-calling fight! That means national monuments and national parks are closed, and several high-class escorts are out of work until this mess is over. President Obama told us that we had to turn the lights off on FTW vs. WTF too (we're subsidized by the Department of Transportation for some reason), but we kindly told B-rock to go make love to himself because we will not be held back. We will not shut down. We will not let you down. We're doing it for America. And so we present to you another edition of FTW vs. WTF, the best review of the week in television on TV.com. By the way, you each owe us $24.82." Now, yes, the author mentioned national parks and monuments. And that is about all you got right in your argument. They're not downplaying anything, they're not citing news sources, they're not talking about "high-earning government workers", they're making a joke. And nobody, except you (for reasons you have failed to make clear), is taking it to be a huge political statement.

4) "See, if you understood today's politics, you would be able to keep up with this logic but of course you do not." Nothing you have said proves you know anything about politics. It proves you understand grandstanding (you're not great at it, obviously, but you get the concept), and that you do NOT understand how jokes work.
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No, see by saying high class escorts are out of work is implying the fact that top earners are on furlough. Is this too much for you? Do you need me to slow it down?

Yes, obviously the introduction to this article was meant to be sarcastic, but his sarcasm was a political reference. See by being sarcastic about the shut down issue, he is making a political point which is that, in his mind, the shutdown is not a big dealt.
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Ah! So you DID miss it, because it was not in any way, shape, or form politically motivated. Good. Thank you for clearing that up.
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Lol damn dude you have serious issues. Your condescending attitude is completley unnecessary. Something tells me you wouldn't talk to a stranger like this face to face. You can always rely on the anonymous internet to belittle people. I'm sure its very therapeutic for you.

Okay, now i will explain my reasoning. See, the political right and Fox News are trying to downplay the seriousness of the shutdown. They are shrugging it off by saying "big deal. Some parks are being closed." Of course the issue is much more serious than that. Now take the author of the TV.com article. He reiterated these Fox News talking points and further downplayed the issue with his remark about
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-_- Really? It has nothing to do with expressing political views. It's got to do with the fact that it was funny. Nothingn more. Nothing less.
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Meant to be funny? Yes. Politically charged? Yes.
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So they're not allowed to say what was good TV if it expresses a political view? By that reasoning, half of TV is out of bounds. The idea that TV.com should be relegated to mindless, trivial drivel(which almost all TV is, when put in the context of actual real life issues) is nonsensical. They didn't endorse the statement being made. They just said it was funny. They had plenty of Obama nonsense on this list during the election season when he had amusing TV gaffs.

And besides, at this point, displeasure with this govermental clusterf**k of a shutdown isn't a political view. It's a universal opinion.
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I agree with everything you're saying, but realize that there is no winning here. Locknah isn't looking for facts so much as something to whine about on a public forum.
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Was anyone not expecting SHIELD to drop in ratings for episode 2? Every overhyped, high-profile show of the last ten years has done exactly that. But some have recovered and stabilized into normal ratings patterns. If ABC is smart, they'll have anticipated this.

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I blame Ziva's last episode: there could always be more Nick Fury's cameos, but she'll only leave NCIS once.
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The Vampire Diaries is always amazing! (And it's spinoff got to a pretty good start too).

I think now that Ziva's left, I might stop watching NCIS. I only got into it to watch with my parents, the target demographic, and stayed for Tiva. I felt verrry ripped off that she only was present for one episode, and while I loved the kiss, after 7 years of UST it was NOT enough.
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And there's my "Breaking Bad" ending spoiler.

It's all right; someone was gonna do it. It'll probably be years before I can find time to watch the thing.
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It is kind of obvious from the start that is going to end like it did, even from the very first season. The writer said it was about karma and good and evil stuff way back then already. So don't worry, the ride will still be enjoyable even if you know or have a strong hint where it leads you in the end.
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I'm really amazed you made it this long without being spoiled.
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WTF: People watched "Super Fun Night"
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they won't for long, hopefully
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Unless it's the same people who watched Whitney for 2 years . . . .
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1. Stephen Merchant is hilarious and I wish I got HBO.
2. I loved Kristen Bell on Parks & Rec and I'm anxious to see how Pawneeans and Eagletonians get along together. I've always wondered how Eagleton could have so much more money than Pawnee, and in fact they didn't.
3. I agree that I wish we had seen more of Ziva. I've never been at Tiva shipper, but I like that they had their moment. And can we just say how outrageously handsome Michael Weatherly is?
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Can anybody tell me if the Dead Pool has already started and where I can find it? I have a List!
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I think it's already closed. I only caught it on a 'last chance' article about it.
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Bummer! Thanks...
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First, how did Santana's yeast infection commercial on Glee NOT make the cut? It was perfect and even got a response form Monistat. I sort of agree that Rachel should have at least been made an understudy but I'm assuming the move is so that she doesn't lose the lead in a broadway play AND her boyfriend in the span of two episodes (that would be kind of a downer for a comedy). Second, I honestly liked Welcome to the Family. It's not brilliant but the worst sitcom in years? Hardly. Also, in Mom they stress the fact that the teenage daughter is actually a really good mom because she's had to parent her little brother in place of her mother so I think it'll still just be two damaged mothers.
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FTW: The Big Bang Theory's Amy and Howard singing Neil Diamond songs at the Neilmobile!
(I swear it was better than a Glee-Supernatural crossover).

And Sleepy Hollow's renewal was not only a FTW moment, but it renewed my faith the network is trying to stick to creative storyline rather than cash in on the ratings.
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Hadn't seen you wrote about the Neil Diamond singing on Big Bang Theory, but it doesn't matter, it's worth mentioning twice :)
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FTW.
SCANDAL!!!
TVD with human Katherine and college
WTFTW for me this week is The Originals. It was good, but I'm still not digging the whole ''werewolf-hybrid-child'' thing
WTF is Rachel on Glee getting everything once again.
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I agree with this list. And seriously what's up with the whole baby thing?
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It'd be weird seeing Soph in something other than a comedy, but I hear good things about the UK version of Broadchurch.
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