FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (September 1)

The week before Labor Day is one of the slowest in the business as network executives power up for the fall season by drinking the blood of television writers and rewatching Work It and Alcatraz to get inspired for new ideas. It's also after a lot of summer finales and before a lot of fall premieres, so repeats and reality rule the air. Throw in the fact that several shows that are running skip the week because of the holiday and most of us are thinking about our vacation to Chico, California, and you've got one sluggish period. What we're saying is, this is all an excuse for a shorter edition of FTW vs. WTF, so blame your calendar and the Secretary of Holiday Planning, not us! Still we persist, and we've gone through the week in television with a medium-toothed comb and listed what we thought was good and bad in this week in television.




Pretty Little Liars' summer finale ends with the best reveAl in a long time

When we look back on the ridiculously curvy and confusing timeline of ABC Family's mysterious guilty pleasure Pretty Little Liars, it's probably a fair assessment to say the series has had its ups and downs. And this summer's half-season was mostly one big downhill slide to snoozeville. The Ashley-Marin-Is-a-Murderer plot was boring (Sydney Andrews deserves better), Toby and his Sad Box of Memories really killed the momentum, and Aria's new boyfriend Jake was super lame for someone who was supposed to teach martial arts (or whatever). But the series set Twitter on fire Tuesday night when it was "revealed" that totally-adorable-but-kind-of-boring-English-teacher Ezra Fitz, who prefers readings at coffee houses and wearing vests to work, might actually have been A all along. Bravo, PLL, you've got the Internet talking about you again. Now, just tell us it's not true.



Drunk History continues its path to greatness

This week's Drunk History on Comedy Central was superb (as always), especially since they took on a broader theme rather than a specific city to inspire the historical lessons this week (we moseyed through The Wild West this week). They've been hitting it out of the park since the series began, and as we've got fingers crossed for Season 2 are very much looking forward to stories tied to more abstract historical motifs.



Continuum's FREAKING. AWESOME. Season 2 Finale

[SPOILERS] We knew it was going to be awesome, but the truth about Alec's lineage and his ability to go from puppy to overlord-in-training in like ten seconds, PLUS Liber8 being right (like Magneto!) and Kiera's new digs in what's basically a display case really amped what was already a great season up. What do you mean we have to wait until 2014 to find out what happens?




Jesse finally snaps on Breaking Bad, Heisenberg puts Hank in check

God help the little guy. Jesse's been vacillating between numb and nearly catatonic for so long now, any amount of emotion would be enough to shock the audience back into feeling all of his feels but the action was so engrossing. The pieces falling together in his head, the raw and bestial need for retribution, the dumping of the gasoline all over the place to connect the past with what we know of "the present." If Jesse isn't the one standing on the ashes of all this (literally or figuratively) by the end of the series, this world has no justice. The show is making the case that Walter is the worst living human, especially when its complicated by his plan to keep Hank at bay with his clever "Hank is the Meth Empire Mastermind" play. But, seriously, who still burns stuff to CD/DVD anymore? We're using those things as coasters.



Big Brother host Julie Chen takes racist houseguest to task in exit interview


Ever since the super-hot, super-racist Aaryn started spouting off early in this summer's edition of Big Brother the audience has been waiting for her elimination. Not just because she deserves to lose a dumb reality show, but because of the possibilities the exit interview could bring. Aaryn lasted much longer in the house than most would have guessed after she attacked all the minorities in sight, but that seemingly gave Big Brother host Julie Chen more time to prep real questions. After Aaryn tried to pass off her remarks in the typical fashion–"out of context," "I don't remember saying those things"–Chen surprisingly came back with pointed follow-ups that allowed Aaryn to dig herself into a bigger hole. It's not the best comeuppance someone like Aaryn deserves–and there's more to follow when she learns she's lost her job–but it's honestly more than we thought we'd see from the show and its host.



Bill Murray's appearance on David Letterman's 20th Anniversary


He was dressed as Liberace. And it was awesome.





The Bridge takes a big step but kinda trips

In only its eighth episode of its first season, the murder mystery revealed the identity of the killer (we think). So that's good. But the killer's sudden change to make all the slaughter about personal vendettas takes a lot away from the socio-political drama that got us into the series in the first place. FTWTF, The Bridge?






Sister Wives' Robyn is talking crazy

For those of you who follow Sister Wives on TLC (AND WE DO), Robyn, fifth wife and polygamist incapable of enunciating a 'T,' told a family of children ages 6-17 a fable about giving your purity away that closely paralleled her own sexual history, as discussed in a series of couch confessionals. Bonus WTF*ckery: she said on national TV she wishes her current husband, and not her ex, were her kids' biological dad. Uh... you're NEVER allowed to say that, lady!



Everyone talking about Miley Cyrus

Dear everyone blogging about, tweeting about, or generally watching Miley Cyrus's VMA performance. Seriously. Just stop. And she'll go away. You can't possibly want to see that meatless booty bounce. There's no way you're able to separate a "sexy" version of her from Hannah Montana. And even if you can, just go in a dark corner where no one can see you and look at the sideboob photos on HuffPo. Stop letting her into our Twitter/Tumblr feed. Here's a picture of a baby walrus instead.




The casting of still-alive The Walking Dead cast members on other shows

David Morrissey, who plays The Governor in the AMC zombie drama, has been cast in the network's upcoming pilot Line of Sight. AMC insists that Morrissey is still a cast member on The Walking Dead. AMC also thinks that we are very, very stupid.



Sons of Anarchy gets an after-show


Not every show needs an after-show. Hell, no show needs an after-show. Who wants to watch a bunch of celebrities—especially when they're just random actors and not affiliated with the show, might I add—talk about what they thought about an episode of TV? Guess what? We care as much about what celebrities thought of last week's Breaking Bad as we care about their political opinions. In that we don't. At all. And you know who else thinks this is stupid? Benedict Cumberbatch.



Dexter's final season limps ever slowly to its conclusion


We know that not all shows can close out like Breaking Bad, but there has to be a middle ground between that excitement and the boring, plodding mess that is the final run of Dexter. This final season hasn't been without good ideas, but almost every single one of them has been hacked off before developing or pushed aside for more thrilling stories like the rekindling of the Quinn-Deb sexual tension. There's still some time to right the ship, but it's not looking good at the moment. 



Under the Dome adds a fight club to its mess

Let me get this straight. Chester's Mill is under a magical dome, and just over a week in captivity, the citizens have resorted to entertaining themselves by fighting each other for sport with the winners walking off with rolls of paper towels and batteries? What about finding ways to survive? How about doing a little investigation into why the dome is here instead of punching your neighbor for some soda pop? How about, I don't know, not acting like idiots? This show has done a lot of stupid stuff. A LOT. But has there been anything stupider than this? (Trick question: the only answer is hell nah!)

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






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Don't ever talk down Talking Dead!!! First of all, TWD requires a lot of processing (if you're one of those fans) and Hardwick and many non-celebrity guests who WORK on the show are great to hear from and the behind-the-scenes stuff is awesome. I admit Talking Bad is a stretch but they've had almost all the cast members (and creator!) on now and I appreciate their views and experiences from the show. Finally, Chris Hardwick rocks my world. :)
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You people really do have A LOT of holidays. Our scheduling only gets interrupted for Christmas, Easter and Queens Day. To be honest, our scheduling sucks anyway, that's why I watch yours.
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WTF - everyone hating on Charlie Hunnam, aka Jax, for being cast as Christian Grey. I love Charlie!
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I plan on watching Continuum so I like seeing that. I've wanted to ask, I know last tv season when Revolution started, it seemed people bashed that or whatever and then maybe liked some of it here and there but now it's Under the Dome. So should I start watching Revolution or Under The Dome? Thanks. Dexter hasn't had the proper direction and flow but these last upcoming three eps. should be what we want?? I hope, haha.
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Continuum is a great intelligent show. Revolution, Under the Dome are more guilty pleasures so what. Watch shows & make up your own mind, forget about the bashing.
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FTW: Jenna kisses Ryan on 'Wilfred'. Most shows screw up this moment but because 'Wilfred' isn't your everyday network sitcom, it was unexpected and a perfect way to screw things up completely heading into the finale.

FTW: Jon LaJoi's response song to the bullsh!t Miley Cyrus reactions. That dude who plays 'Taco' made the best (most honest) observations of them all. It was brilliant.

FTW: 'Longmire' renewal!!!!! Now if they just take my advice and get Esai Morales to play Henry's attorney that would make that news even better cause it would be awesome to get 'Ritchie' back with 'Bob'. ('La Bamba' was on this weekend, ... and introducing Lou Diamond Phillips as 'Ritchie'.)

WTF: 'Dexter' limping out the door with not only a bad season, but one of the absolute worst of the entire run. I thought I'd miss it but I won't. You go on with your stupid Masuka story and red herring mini Dexter. and really, there hasn't been enough Jamie Batista this run... I never would have thought of the two long running shows exiting this summer 'Burn Notice' would be the one going out in style but thus far Matt Nix's little show that SNL makes jokes about is doing the far superior last dance.

WTF: With 'Burn Notiice' going out strong the show that is suppose to replace it next year, 'Graceland' is just flopping around at the entrance gate. It is completely terrible. Vanessa Ferlito is just wasted in this crap.

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FTW vs. WTF? I'm not sure what that means
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for the win vs. what the f*ck. its like Great stuff vs what the hell jus happened?
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If you stare at the baby walrus for a while it starts to look terrifying
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Terrifying AND disapproving.
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FTW: Jane Fonda's speech on The Newsroom last week.
WTF: The Glades pulls in 3.4 million viewers on it's finale and gets cancelled.
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it's means "it is." You meant "its."
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Re:Big Brother, get the hint , folks. Her name is Aaryn, her dyslexic, supremacist parents did not know how to spell Aryan. And unfortunately, she'll do just fine.That's the tragedy.
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She gave an honest answer - but it wasn't one the PC police was comfortable with. Gotta nail her along with Paula Dean for being ewwww soeeeee not with it
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FTW: Longmire for opening up a whole new host of questions for season 3. Its about time the show went somewhere

FTW: That asian ladies rendition of that U2 song I cant remember on X Factor Australia. Quality stuff

FTW/WTF: The Glades finally had a good episodes. The WTF is that we will now know what happens. I guess he died? And I think it ws the ex husband.

WTF: MasterChef Australia eliminating Rishi, the best cook/chef all season. I pretty much hate the 3 finalists. But all in all its the best cooking show around so FTW to that.

WTF: Americas Got Talent. Howard Stern is the worst judge ever, who doesnt even pretend to want to be there. Not that I can blame him I guess but he gets paid far too much to not try.

FTW: So You Think You Can Dance. 'Fiction' i know thats not how you spell it is amazing at what he does. The choreography has been pretty amazing this season. Plus Cat Deely should totally win her hosting award this year if the gods have any sense of justice at all

FTW: Low Winter Sun, its taken me a while to get into it, but its getting better

FTW: Ray Donovan, great show. Far underrated and written off by this site it seems.

FTW: HELL ON MOTHER EFFIN WHEELS!!!!! WooHoo!

WTF: Face Off. Lame season.

WTF: I watched Canadian Pickers and New Zealand pickers out of morbid curiousity and it was pretty much the most ridiculous thing ever.
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You mean Dami no X-factor & she was awesome.
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WTF: The same media trying to rush us into war on flimsy evidence that is too 'secret to be released for independent verification. The same media figures that misled the public into believing the Saddam Hussein posed a great threat to the united states.
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You know what's getting old? Bashing Dexter. You don't like it, quit your endless bitching and stop watching, and while you're at it, shut the fuck up with the complaints. This used to be a great site and now all everyone does is bitch and whine. Over it. Shut the fuck up.
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PLL : I really hope they dont turn this into 'hes doing it to protect Aria' like Toby.

Big Brother: Its super annoying how CBS edits the show to make aaryn seem like the ONLY one saying horrible things. I've been on live feeds and after darks and was so shocked that everyone in the house is pretty much racist! They either say horribly racist things and/or laugh and agree with someone's racists statements with to me is just as bad.

I love how everyone's giving Julie a pat on the back for her interview. I hate aaryn just like the next person and really enjoyed Julie taking her down. But i really wish she took the time to also do the same with Kaitlin, Jeremy or David. When clearly they're just as racist if not more.
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I'm not surprised that 'Big Brother' is selective with its portrayals of houseguests. It's just proof positive that 'reality' TV is anything but real. The camera angles, editing, lighting, the CHARACTERS ...everything is orchestrated to create sensational television. And yet, I still watch every year...
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Newsroom finally living up to its potential in last weeks episode really shouldve been on this list
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The reason I quit watching pretty little liars somewhere around season 2 is I am convinced the writers never had an 'A' entirely set in mind. it's just Lost all over again/ making stuff up as they go along.

I quit watching continuum after season because the shows writers made the moral high ground holders liber8 cold-blooded effing killers. maybe in an attempt to make us cozy up to nichols' character? whatever the case It just made for two sides I didn't care enough about. but blondie's butt was bangin' and the chick from caprica in some semi-sheer stuff made me glad they had a second season regardless of whether or not I watch the show.

two things about aaryn: not only is she not "super-hot" but she's borderline homely. and second I don't know what the other houseguests look like but if you showed me pictures of all of them including her and you asked me which one I thought was racists she'd certainly be in the running. Ironic stereotyping twist FTW.

I'm with you on the 'the bridge' turn. I thought it was weak but this isn't the first indication that the writing is weak IMO, I just watch it for the characters. my favorite of which is the original suspect dude who apparently was just helping women. also I like that hispanic reporter chick who was also in "the winning season" which was a pretty good movie. sam rockwell!

totally agree on the miley cyrus front. there are few people I'd like to watch twerk less than her. and I didn't think the short hair looked so bad until she started wearing the clown make-up. wtf happened to moderation (same could be asked of her behavior)? also that baby walrus photo is awesome.

who could of guessed that under the dome would end up what sounds like revolution on cbs? oh that's right I could and did *pats self on back*. I will not trust a sci-fi mystery show until lost, alcatraz, john doe et al are re-shot and made good.

any chance for a link of the sister wives chick talking? is a it a legitimate can't pronounce a 't' thing like those who can't pronounce 'r' or are you all just being mean?
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Robyn is only the 4th wife you guys!
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WTF: Everybody wants to jump onto Miley's bones about what she did, but nobody is talking about Robin Thicke who gyrated with a girl young enough to be his daughter and wrote a song about consent is an "iffy subject." These double standards are gross.
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yeah he was wrong, he should've konow better but come on, what happen to her?? do you really think that what she is doing is okay? She can be all the sexy she wants but that's taking it a little too far, she is very pretty and has talent she doesn't need to do that to be sexy or to be separated from hanna montana's image.
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don't forget that he's married too
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Thank you! Finally someone who understands. People are acting as if Miley just randomly showed up at the VMA's and did her act on the poor innocent Thicke. When in reality they were probably rehearsing and planning this for weeks or maybe months.

And seriously its the VMA's it airs on MTV, the people who brought us Jersey Shore, did they think the show was going to be classy and tasteful. The stupid show began with Lady Gaga pretty much naked, if that didn't clue people in to what was to be expected, I pity them.

And also I was shocked that even what was once respectable national news channels actually reporting on how poor Rob was the victim in the shocking performance.
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yeah but lady gaga didn't do a kid's show in Disney Channel neither the jersey shore people they were just stupid Miley has talent she doesn't have to do that to call for attention
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I wish I could up vote you more than once!
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Of course Breaking Bad deserves to be a permanent FTW feature over its last half-season.

I have to cheat a bit because this week my huge FTWs have been catching up on Orphan Black, Banshee and Rectify (next up - Top of the Lake). OB and Rectify were both fantastic tv and Banshee was impressive, if disturbing.
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Top of the Lake is good, but its not great, you can guess the culprit from the first episode,
Watch The Fall it's much better and much more unique and it's already renewed(which means that things don't get resolved in the first season, so some might not like that), and it's only 5 episodes, and it's also the highest rated drama launch in 8 years(according to wikipedia) and Gillian Anderson stars in it as the lead.
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WTF reviews of Dexter on this site - sorry, we must be watching different shows. My take at this: you guys didn't have time to find something more juicy to put on this section this week, right? Still summer schedule and nothing on tv, right? And then Cory raised his hand? Not even Batista and Quinn would spend so much time scratching the wall trying to find reasons to hate this season of Dexter. Because it is not a hateful season! There has been Vogel, there is Hannah part II, there is all the stuff with Deb and Dexter (not spoiling things here, but lots of stuff between them) and we have Dexter himself who is spinning around like crazy in a major exercise of self destruction as the end of the series arrives... and we won't know the conclusion till the last day. And somebody thinks that it has to be in the WTF section this week because... there are some threads that have been finished too early? Excuse me....? Who cares...? Somebody is missing season 8 of Dexter entirely, and it's not me.

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WTF A&E gives us an OMG I can't believe that just happened season finale of The Glades and 2 days later cancelled it! What was the point of showing it? I would have rather they pulled the last episode and let it end there.

FTW Still trying to wrap my head around last Sunday's Newsroom, but as soon as I can figure it out I am sure I will give it a FTW. I LOVE this show, all the characters are great and even though I'm a republican, I agree with most of the politics. Jane Fonda's speech at the end was unbelievable, give that woman an Emmy.
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it's really nice to hear someone praise the newsroom. also glad to hear that as a republican you enjoy it as well.
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WTF: Game of Thrones recasting Daario. I mean, I'm sure the new guy will be great, and it's not like the first guy really WAS Daario, but I hate recastings when I don't know the reason. And maybe i just gave up on my search too quickly, but I couldn't find a reason. Anyone?

I'm actually enjoying Under the Dome. Sure, it's not very good. At all. But I love it xD
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Ohmy, that's the first I've heard of that! It's kind of awesome that they casted Michiel Huisman though, proud that our wee little country contributes yet another member of cast for Game of Thrones :)
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man I suck with character names, especially with this show I would imagine. guess i'm gonna have to look up daario so i'm not confused as shit when some new dude shows up in some role I assume i'm familiar with and would relate to another person's face.
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Baby walrus!
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I am He as You are He as we are all together.
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Firstly, R.I.P. David Frost

"Dear everyone blogging about, tweeting about, or generally watching Miley Cyrus's VMA performance. Seriously. Just stop." - REALLY?
Case of pot calling the kettle black here.
Considering you did the same for Sharknado, you really have no moral high ground. In fact considering the fact that Sharknado is getting a sequel due to all the "blogging about, tweeting about, or generally watching" that was done and which you contributed to, IS THE MOST HYPOCRITICAL THING I HAVE HEARD IN A LONG TIME.

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Breaking Bad
The Newsroom

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Dexter - just urghh, finish it already
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Forgot about David Frost, RIP big time. He was a damn great interviewer, maybe the best.
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Miley Cyrus must be doing something right (if her goal is to be famous). A couple of months ago I had no idea what she looked like. Now she actually got me to watch a video clip with her in it.

The Bridge is indeed both a FTW and a WTF. They're doing a good job telling the story, but I am now very concerned that the story is just a bunch of nonsense. If it's really just about this guy's revenge, a lot of what we've seen doesn't make sense. I guess I'll have to keep watching to find out.

I totally agree about Under the dome. I knew when I saw the preview that it would be the dumbest one yet. But the episode was still pretty entertaining.
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Sister Wives: Robyn is the 4th wife. Plus she was telling HER story. Yes I did think it was a bit weird to say her first husband TOOK her purity like she did not have a choise was a bit over the top however basically she was trying to encourage her children to think before you have sex and there is nothing wrong with that.
Continuum: AWESOME!!!
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FTW; Liber8 being right (like Magneto!) hhahaha AMUSING
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I liked the baby walrus. I also liked the BRIDGE.
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WTF: MSNBC's cutaway from the foreign leaders meeting with the president about Syria. I'm sure whatever pundit no. 12 or some cub reporter had to say or speculate on the situation was more significant than what an actual participant in the meeting had to say. The network could have at least told viewers what countries these leaders were from, but it didn't. It was a stunning sign of disrespect for these foreign leaders on the part of the American news media (couldn't find a continuation of the announcement past the president's remarks even on CSPAN); BBC America showing The Doctors Remembered special for the Eighth Doctor only once, unlike the previous seven Doctors' retrospectives.
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They were respectively the Presidents of Latvia and Estonia. The situation in Syria is SNAFUBR anyway. I just love 60s acronyms.
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The Bridge Eocks always!!!! There is no WTF/FTW about it.
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The best, or one of the best shows of 2013
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"Eocks"
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Rocks,sorry.
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i actually prefer eocks
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Eoks it is then.
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No comment about TV (the new season can't get here fast enough). I just wanted to say my grandparents used to live in Chico and I spent many very hot summer days there. Have fun walking The Esplanade. It sure wouldn't be my first choice for a vacation.
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this website waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay the fuck off base abotu the bridge
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FTW - nothing. Futurama, Royal Pains and Suits were alright this week, but not "FTW" levels of good.

WTF - summer tv in general.
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Drunk History is superb and hits it out of the park every week? Are there two shows named Drunk History? The one I've been watching is the most singularly disappointing original fare to appear on CC in years.

The premise is quite stupid and the execution thuds. The storytellers are all (supposedly) drunk, which means they're much closer to being annoying than funny. Who likes listening to drunk people say *anything*, either on TV or in real life? And never have I seen such an assemblage of top quality comedic actors (and even a few dramatic ones) so utterly fail to make me laugh. If the show is trying its hardest, it /might/ elicit a smile but that's as far as it can get.

No, this is a dud in my book, pure and simple. I was dumbfounded that it even made it onto the air in the first place. I'll be really surprised -- and angry -- if that terrible mess gets another bite at the apple, and this is from a guy who was sorry The Ben Show didn't get picked up for a second season.

I'd really like to know which member(s?) of the staff here wrote that section.
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glad you said. seeing drunk history in FTW had me asking WTF for sure. I gave the show less than one complete sketch, it was effing awful.
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MORE THUMBS FOR THIS ONE!
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FTW - Under the Dome fight club!

WTF - Under the Dome fight club!
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I loved Dome Fight Club TBH.
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FTW: I honestly fear for Jesse, 'cos I don't think he'll be standing on the ashes in the end. I don't think he has anything to live for, he feels too guilty to move on.

WTF: I gave up on this show 3 episodes ago, but I heard Dexter plans on escaping to Argentina with Hannah. Seriously? Does it get more clichéd than that? It's always either Argentina or Brazil...

Well, as for the Governor, AMC is probably right: he is still a cast member, FOR NOW. Season 4 hasn't started yet, but of course, the Governor will be back and get killed. Why are you TV.com guys so surprised?

We'll hear more of this Miley Cyrus story in the future, that's for sure. She'll be crying and bitching about the media and we mortals talking about her and invading her privacy, when all she was doing was having fun and trying to do something different... Celebrities can be so predictable it hurts!
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WTF: Sir David Frost, interviewer and presenter, died today. :(
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I'm so glad some one finally said it out loud - Dexter's last season is so slow and not very exciting! I thought I was the only one who felt that way!
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Apparently you haven't read the reviews here, or the comments to the reviews.
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Love Talking Dead and Breaking Bad fans want more so the staff are morons on that point of the weekly review.
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It doesn't make sense why they would say that. "Don't listen to some famous person talk about breaking bad; come to our site and read a review about it written by a non-famous person." There's no difference. I enjoy those shows for the same reason I read the reviews; because I can't get enough of them and it's fun to here what others thought about it.
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I think the point is that if you're going to have an after show, the guests should be actors, writers, and producers for the show (which I know if difficult to schedule, but still). They're way more interesting than watching celebrity super fans talk about it.
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But Talking Dead and Talking Bad are coo, right? They always have someone from the show on.
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WTF: Hotel Impossible. Not the show itself, but that they managed to find a general manager who had been at a hotel for 25 years... and never realized the fire alarm was turned off. She knew the alarms didn't work: she just didn't check the central panel to see if the switch was on.

Jesus wept.

http://www.tv.com/shows/hotel-impossible/fire-drill-flame-out-2891912/

"Twenty-five years in the building--we didn't hit the on-switch. Twenty-five *bleep* years. We haven't hit the "on" switch for the fire alarm. Twenty-five years, we haven't gone from "off" to "on.""
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I'd recommend watching Hotel Impossible this year, by the way. Travel Channel, Monday nights 10/9 central with a repeat at 1 am/midnight central. Last year was kind of the touchy-feeley "Hapless but lovable couple in over their heads." Along with Anthony doing travelogue-type stuff.

This year it's "Let's find owners who endanger their guests." Much better. We've had people who served rotting eggs and spoiled milk for breakfast at their B&B, and someone who let their spa and the AC unit literally overgrow with black mold.
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FTW: BABY WALRUS <3

That is all.
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Ezra as A, which probably isn't even so...but of course they did. MEH to me.
Continuum's freaking awesome season finale..YES TO THIS x100. FTW
Jesse's freak out on Breaking Bad-- HELL YES FTW

I thought Dexter's recent episode was actually quite good, besides the Quinn/Deb moment. It's bad that I actually want Dex and Hannah to leave with Harrison and move to Argentina. Too bad we're watching Dexter here. It was okay.

I love Sons of Anarchy, but I don't know if I'll be watching it's after show. Maybe though, there's only going to be 2 episodes of it
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I don't want to believe that David Morrissey will leave the walking dead for any reason! i mean not before they kill him decently in a good storyline, and not just to leave for another show that I didn't even hear about!

Dexter! why give us a lot of hope when they're just going to kill the fun out of it! a lot of good ideas as u said but they killed them all! now I don't even know what to expect

Breaking Bad ! never fails us!

and the other shows that i don't care about
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I think I'll continue watching Under The Dome for a while longer, but I have to agree with TV.com that it's really a messy show that makes very little sense. For some reason I have a weak spot for it though. I guess that's because anything sci-fi gets a +1 from me, as does anything Stephen King, and the central premise is still at least somewhat intriguing. The poor acting from the Joe and Jr. characters especially is starting to annoy me, but the hotness of Linda (Natalie Martinez) and Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) is compensating for that quite effectively :D

Also, agree on Dexter being WTF: Things are not looking good for that show. There have been problems before, but I haven't felt like I wanted to stop watching it. I do now, and I'm only sticking around to see the ending. An ending I was a lot more intrigued by 3 seasons ago. Dexter should have cut out its weaker seasons, compressing the show to 3-4 seasons and then ending strong. But hell, hindsight is always 20/20.
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Well, Chester's Mill is sure getting a lot of ink, you'd think it was as good as Sharknado or something...
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You can't compare the two. It's like apples and ... different kinds of apples ...
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Are we talking road apples?
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You're so hip. It's tragic ...

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LOL
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FTW: That baby walrus, omg, it's so cute :)

Oh, also FTW, Jesse's turn to decimate Walt's life. I'm pretty sure my jaw was on the floor from the moment Jesse realized that Walt poisoned Brock all the way through Jesse incinerating Walt's house. So good.

WTF: SOA after show...pretty sure I'm never going to watch that. I'd watch like a 1 hour special with the cast and crew and that's it. I love SOA, but you know this is the fall and there's like a TON of WAY more important stuff to watch. Hell, I can't even keep up with my exceptionally light summer tv schedule.
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I heard the SOA after show was only going to be a couple of episodes total, not one after every week. Pretty much just like after the premiere, mid-season and finale kind of thing. So I'll probably check it out if it's only a couple of eps.
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WTF: Graceland, Strike Back, The White Queen, and The Newsroom (if it counts as "this week") being off this week.

Robyn's the fourth wife by the way... I've seen a couple episodes with my grandmother, even watched last week's to totally avoid the horrific mess that is the MTV VMAs lol but yeah her purity story was weird and kind of annoyed, she said "purity" like 80 million times
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"Who still burns stuff to CD/DVD anymore"
Everybody?
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Tell that to the decade-old spindle of unused DVD-Rs sitting under my desk.
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Definitely not everybody. Why would you? Do you just like the shiny shiny? I haven't burned anything for years and years - first there was the memory sticks and now there is the cloud.
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Flash memory is no more eternal than those discs -- fixed or removable -- that you seem to dismiss. And the cloud certainly has its downsides, too. Call me cynical but I'd rather not have all of my digital media under someone else's control, where it can be held hostage or subject to instant and whimsical changes in terms of service or accessibility. Trust those megacorporations never to screw you or place their own interests ahead of yours, but I know better.
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Nothing is eternal - that's why I never store anything important in just one place. Nor would I ever put anything sensitive in the cloud. But discs simply take up too much space compared to the relative small amount of data they can store.
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Why would you not? External devices fail and I for one don't like all my stuff in some strangers cloud.
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Get a couble of externals. a 1tb runs under a hundred bucks these days. just transfer the stuff youve watched that you put on your pc and want to keep.. to the external. Just dont leave it plugged in and running all the time unless it is one with an off swith (which most dont seem to have) Keep it clean, vented and unplugged when not in ues and you should be safe for many years.
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And discs get scratched - there is no perfect storage for digital data.
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Writable optical media fails as well, it's only color-shifted ink in a substrate. And heaven help you if it gets out of balance.
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I burned a DVD just last night, but it wasn't for me. I stuck it in a time machine and sent it back to 2004.
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you're very kind, though now I wonder what was on the DVD
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FTW: Breaking Bad

WTF: Dexter
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FTW: The season finale of Continuum and the ending of Breaking Bad
WTF: The fight club on Under the Dome and the whole boring episode of Dexter
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