FTW vs. WTF: The TV Week in Review (September 22)

Happy fall, everybody! It's the most wonderful time of the TV! But just like the transition between summer and fall can be filled with both chilly temps and beautiful, sunshine-dappled afternoons, so too can the last week before the "official" start of fall premieres include quite a range of good and bad boob-tubery. The past seven days have offered a master class in walking the line between FTW and WTF on the small screen; let's break it all down, shall we?




Siberia wraps up its first (and hopefully not only) season with more twists and turns


The welterweight contender to the massively over-hyped Under the Dome Must-See Summer Event ended things with a finale that was either a desperate bid at a second season or evidence that the series' funding was cut off one episode too early. The contestants were finally reunited, only to be captured by black-clad soldier-types... though they they eventually found some sanctuary in an abandoned town. The real jaw-dropper came when Jonathon—the presumed-dead host—showed up, and was just as surprised to find the contestants as they were to see him. "You're not supposed to be here," he said. WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?! The surprise joy of the summer season, Siberia was something pure and rare that we may never see again... but we're crossing our fingers that we do.



It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia spits in the face of the Emmys


"The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award," while extremely thinly veiled and perhaps a little too on-the-nose at times, was still a wholly enjoyable sendup of the FX(X) sitcom's lack of Emmy recognition. There was a Louie reference: “There’s that bar that just moved in down the street and they’ve already won a ton of awards.” There was an FXX dig: "Maybe it's our location..." There was an astute discussion of the "black best friend" stereotype: "What’s with the black friend that no one is acknowledging?” “It’s strange to have one black friend and not be constantly talking about it.” There was even a direct acknowledgement of one of Sunny's most oft-heard criticisms: "He's been to Paddy's and he says it's just a bunch of people yelling over each other." Yeah, the show IS just a bunch a people yelling at each other and we wouldn't have it any other way.



Louis C.K. is philosophical wizard


The comic made an appearance on Conan this week, and what started as a conversation about parenting and kids having cell phones (d)evolved into Bruce Springsteen impressions and a pretty prolific discussion of the impact of smartphones on the human experience. This guy is the best.



SAMCRO's heartbreaking sexy times


Sons if Anarchy's Jax Teller was reunited with his boo after she lived Orange Is the New Black, and their celebratory coitus was an unenthusiastic chore, reflective of their deteriorating relationship. That's two episodes in a row that we got to see Jax's back tattoo undulating wildly on top of a woman to close an episode, but it's this one that hurt.



The Season 3 premiere of Key & Peele was just about perfect


From the biting opening sketch about Trayvon Martin to the Of Mice and Men twist on a rap battle—"Steinbeck, y'all!"—to the Les Mis parody, it was a welcomed relief to have these two humorists back on our screens. The only lackluster segment was, surprisingly, the Obama-and-Luther bit about the NSA and porn. Also: Please oh please, more Metta World News. MORE. 



Covert Affairs turned in a pretty badass summer finale


Annie faked her death to get to Wilcox who is, inexplicably, still BFFs with the CIA. Calder is a good guy after all and the Campbells are having a boy. Sucks to be Auggie, but see you in four weeeeeks!



Bill Nye's Dancing With the Stars debut


Who cares if he came in last? The Science Guy's cha-cha was full of charm, and the dude is downright hilarious. Here's hoping he overcomes his low scores and sticks around for at least a few more weeks. 





We nearly lost our heads over Sleepy Hollow's premiere 


Any series whose plot involves George Washington's magic bible, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, witchcraft, time-travel, Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and a murderous Headless Horseman is just begging for our side-eye. But the two main characters are charismatic, the pilot was well-crafted and compelling, and the plot involves George Washington's magic bible, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, witchcraft, time-travel, Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and a murderous Headless Horseman. And hey, how about those great ratings for the series premiere? We may be in for quite a so-WTF-it's-FTW trip.



Breaking Bad's "Ozymandias"


It was an excellent episode full of excellent performances... and it ripped our f*cking hearts out.



New Girl's Winston loves puzzles


Bravo to the New Girl writers for turning into the skid with regard to giving Winston interesting things to do. In the (overall very good) Season 3 premiere, with Nick and Jess trying to figure out what happens after you go all-in and Schmidt freaking out over the two women he loves, Winston took his pants off and started a puzzle. Lamorne Morris made it work, because he makes every dumb thing about Winston work. But don't just make Winston the crazy one, okay, New Girl?





BonesSeason 9 premiere had to pay for the mistakes of the Season 8 finale, and boy, was it boring!


There just wasn't a good way to resolve the ridiculous situation Bones put itself in at the end of Season 8—with Booth calling off his and Bones' engagement because Pelant threatened to kill a bunch of people if he didn't—but the premiere basically just erased all that tension at the end of the hour. Way to undermine the dramatic tension, show.



Whose Line's lame use of #PrettyProps


While The CW's Whose Line Is It Anyway? revival turned out to be a nice addition to the summer TV schedule, the show's use of guest stars has been mixed bag. Things hit a new low this week when two women from the Legends Football League (formerly known as the Lingerie Football League) stood in as props in the Living Scenery game—and viewers were encouraged to tweet about the proceedings using the hashtag #PrettyProps. Oh, haha, scantily clad ladies as the object of sexually suggestive humor from male comics. HI-larious. For our own sanity, we're pretending that host Aisha Tyler was annoyed by the whole thing.



OMG The Newsroom's Will and Mac are getting hitched!


Who cares? After bumbling through the hurtful revelation that he'd once purchased a fake engagement ring to hurt Mac, the host of News Night turned things around and proposed to the woman he loves to hate/hates to love most. Uh, okay. Hooray? There will definitely be two things going on at the Fourth Estate's most opinionated wedding: tissues and issues.



Under the Dome (unsurprisingly) blows it in the Season 1 finale


In the Season 1 finale, the dome turned black, then it turned into an egg, then there was a pink fireworks show, then a butterfly spazzed out, and then Barbie was almost hanged. In the end, we didn't get any answers. Hardly a shock, though, given what a dud the show turned out to be.



AMC, just straight-up trollin' now


A week after canceling The Killing in the wake of the show getting good again and confirming the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, AMC figured eh, what the hell, let's dilute our network just a little more. Mad Men's final season will now unspool in two seven-episode chunks over two years, but THANKFULLY, there's a Walking Dead spin-off coming to fill the void. At this point, it wouldn't shock us if AMC announced a Talking Dead-style chat show that recapped Talking DeadTalking Talking Dead. Tonight's hashtag is #DeadHorse.



Dexter's final season is basically a dumpster fire


There's failing to stick the landing, and then there's careening toward the ground at a glacial speed, with no urgency or substantive drama. Seriously, the final season of Frasier felt more dangerous.  It's fitting that this season's big villain was called the Brain Surgeon, because every character is acting like they experienced a lobotomy gone wrong.



Dads makes us sad


Regardless of whether you found the pilot offensive, we should all be ashamed to know that we live in a society where crap like this can still make it to air.



Get it together, Mindy!


The Mindy Project continues to be one of the more confounding comedies on TV. Despite a great cast and solid creative team, the show has yet to find any real consistency outside of Chris Messina being awesome, and the Season 2 premiere didn't do anything to change that. James Franco's guest turn was predictably Franco-y (kind of amusing, a little self-aware, mostly shrug-inducing), and the episode ran away from the finale's big stories as quickly as possible. It's not time to stop watching Mindy, but it IS time for the show to give us a really good reason to stick around.


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

Comments (86)
Submit
Sort: Latest | Popular
FTW Broadchurch which should of been on your FTW every week
Covert Affairs sure showed you after you kept slamming it every week
Sleepy Hollow is insanely good
Agree about Sons of Anarchy painful scenes between Tara & Jax, just masterful

Under the Dome should be WTF/FTW u know it's bad but its also good, our guilty pleasure for this summer

WTF Not mentioning the cancellation of King & Maxwell was a great omission on your part
Reply
Flag
The Sleepy Hollow pilot was definitely AWESOME in my book! The characters are great, the show is very entertaining, the story seems pretty solid, the pilot did a great job introducing us to the mythology, FTW for sure!!!
4
Reply
Flag
WTF: 'Copper' cancelation - just depressing news heading into the new season. Here's hoping that entire cast is able to get work elsewhere. Kind of reminded me of the kick to the stomach the 'Deadwood' cancelation felt like. You're finale was better than that stupid CBS commercial that was doubling as the Emmys.

'WTF: Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has been called the best new comedy of the season by many publications - after watching the unfunny premiere I see that I don't know anything about what is funny. Unfunny; grating lead with bad timing who has not earned any of the praise he gets; not a single memorable character - that used to mean your show sucked.

FTW: W. Kamau Bell for proving that you don't have to be a white guy to do topical humor in the 11:00 hour. More people should be watching 'Totally Biased' on FXX.
1
Reply
Flag
WTF: Episode Notifications.
2
Reply
Flag
FYI: We've added the option to remove new episode alerts from your Notifications count.
- Visit your profile and click to the Settings tab.
- You can then uncheck the box for "Include New Episodes in Notification Count"

Turning that option off will prevent the Notifications beacon from lighting up blue when new episodes are upcoming. Thanks for your patience!
1
Reply
Flag
Thanks for that!
1
Reply
Flag
FTW-
Breaking Bad - just awesome
Sleepy Hollow = better than i expected
Winston on New Girl

Video of the week-
Everyone blames Samuel L. Jackson

WTF-
Dexter
I gave up on UTD after ep 1 or 2 so not shocked about the rest of the series being a stinker
Dads - just not funny
2
Reply
Flag
FTW - Dads is on my Dead Pool!
1
Reply
Flag
FTW: Brooklyn Nine-Nine! And Andre Braugher!

WTF...FTW...?: The Walking Dead spin-off, can't say that I'm excited about it, but it could also be amazing, so yeah....

WTF: Copper's cancelled :(
Season one was good, season 2 was great and I was really looking forward to where things went next. But I guess Five Points got destroyed after all :(
3
Reply
Flag
I wanted to like Dome. I liked the book until the end and when I heard the writers were going to take it in a different direction I was moderately hopeful that the adaption could turn out to be a pleasant surprise. I wanted to like it so much that I forgave it week after week for hair-brained plot twits and logic holes big enough to drive a truck through. finally I gave up after 8 episodes. Sounds like I made the right call there.
Reply
Flag
WTF: Cancellation of Copper and King & Maxwell. I am afraid to look at the TV.com page every day because some other show I love is cancelled.
FTW: I loved Under the Dome, it was hilarious and so tongue-in-cheek Stephen King, a masterpiece! David Tenant in Broadchurch, great actor, under the radar show that is subtle and well done.
Hell on Wheels, poor Elam, somebody please let Cullen take a bath, he's so cute under all that dirt.
Gotta go watch the Emmy's.


1
Reply
Flag
I wouldn't exactly call Broadchurch under the radar, it was huge in the US and was promoted, I thought, rather heavily for the US debut.
1
Reply
Flag
FTW - The excellent pilot of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
FTW-WTF - "Breaking Bad" finally doing something after dragging it's feet this entire season
WTF - The cancellation of "Copper"
2
Reply
Flag
Agreed about Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, New Girl, and Dexter!!! Dexter all the way, the finale is tonight and I'm not psyced at all. I hope it can surprise me.

Also for WTF/FTW: Strike Back killed off a major character very nonchalntly
Reply
Flag
All summer I was under the impression that SIberia was going to be a one season deal. I wish it had been, because the odds of it getting another season seem low.
Reply
Flag
Siberia really needs season 2 ! I was very hesistant to watch sleepy hollow but it turned out to be fast paced and great ! I was worried it would be like cult but it was not.
1
Reply
Flag
What else is there to say. Good coverage, folks...
1
Reply
Flag
No mention of The Bridge? The story took us up the mountain to the edge of the cliff and then pushed us over. I'm surprised and disappointed of the omission.
6
Reply
Flag
No surprise at all. Tim just picks and picks at it, as if any episode without Linder is worthless. Tim is incapable of accepting the story as it is written and wants some other story that centers around Linder and is about more than revenge. Who knows, maybe there will be more. I don't hate-watch programs anymore. I can't read his reviews. They suck the joy out of programs I enjoy.
Reply
Flag
Dexter. Terrible. And this story will be the big finale. The doc was a terrible idea. "hey! let's get Dexter a weird old chick as his mother now, since we exhausted any other possible creepy relationship he could have!". The brain surgeon? Really? It's season 1 all over again. These actors deserved better writing. A better ending.

Breaking Bad. Awesome show, but for some reason, the long break between season 5 somehow managed to remove any empathy or sympathy towards any characters. Excellent acting, excellent story, very original. But for some reason I don't give a damn about what could happen to anyone of the cast right now. Maybe it's because I watched all seasons in 1 month and was really into the series, but having to wait for the final part did this. Dunno.
2
Reply
Flag
I liked the Sleepy Hollow pilot. It's an insane story, but they apparently know it and are prepared to deal with it. I'm hoping they pull it off, because I loved the pilot. The characters were fun to watch, there was enough humor around, and it's a show with demons and witchcraft... I even loved the weird camera moves.
10
Reply
Flag
FTW: Always Sunny, but more importantly how super damn funny Kaitlin Olson is this season.
FTW: Sleepy Hollow's insanity
FTW: Dexter is ending
FTW: SOA for being all around badass
3
Reply
Flag
FTW:

-Sleepy Hollow. That was probably the best pilot of a show I've seen since, maybe, Person of Interest I think? I don' t know. It was great though. Loved ever second of it. I was enthralled from the beginning to the end. I'm already looking forward to the next episode and watching the two strong leads carry this show to victory. I was pleasantly surprised.

-DWTS. Amber Riley killed that Cha-Cha. Absolutely killed it. Bill Nye the Science Guy was a gem to watch.

-Covert Affairs. I pretty much loathed the entire season. So the finale was just a big up from, what I felt, was a lackluster season. Plus, Oded Fehr appeared towards the last five minutes and we got promises of Annie actually doing something to that blond mane of hers. Plus, you know, the faking death stuff. Finally, some good spy action.

WTF:

-Suits. I'm sorry, becuase I love you to pieces, but this season just hasn't done it for me at all. Depending on how the back end of the season goes, I may very well just erase seasson 3 from my memory. So we're right back to Mike's "secret" the worst kept secret around, getting spilled thanks to noisy Litt. *sigh*
-Under the Dome. Just..ugh.
-Big Brother Finale. Having to watch them choose a winner out of the worst of the worst in a mostly wretched cast was horrid.


More+
2
Reply
Flag
FTW: BBCA repeating season 1 of Orphan Black
7
Reply
Flag
FTW to Childrens Hospital and its sister show NTSF:SD:SUV:: for each doing a Face Off episode and doing it differently. NTSF won the day with its face off execution, and no, none of us are going to Piper's game night.

WTF to Top Gear US for just being stupid and phony again while showing us nothing of importance. Racing Tanner in a Rally was cheesy and wasteful of our time. This show's coming off the DVR (he says every week).

And that's it, not much of a tv week.
1
Reply
Flag
Oh man, It's Always Sunny had such a funny Emmy episode I thought I was going to tinkle. So much metaphor. And then to have Mac and Dee forced to hook up and hating it while the actors are married in real life, that was cute too.

Louis CK's so good at what he does, he truly transcends, he is Mel Brooks' stand-up philosopher.

Yeah, Obama and Luther was pretty stale.

Really, Covert Affairs pretending to be Bourne Identity did it for you? Not me, not with so many convoluted moments and Henry "Goldfinger" Wilcox back in the CIA at the helm of it all.

I know I'm pretty hard on shows, but I don't think Sleepy Hollow deserves a the negativity it's getting. It's a dumb show pretending to be clever but at least pretending hard. It's watchable, it has a specific vision, it's silly as hell and kinda embarrassing, but it's competently-produced. I won't be watching any more episodes, but that doesn't mean it's WTF territory (though I also wouldn't say it's good enough for FTW territory, so I guess it has to land on WTFTW).
More+
1
Reply
Flag
Dads is nowhere near being good but it's not that terrible either.
1
Reply
Flag
Here's how stupid I apparently am: I didn't even think about the Emmys when watching Always Sunny's episode.
3
Reply
Flag
Not all metaphors in art must be understood to be enjoyed.
2
Reply
Flag
FTW: No more Dave Navarro on Sons. He was terrible.
3
Reply
Flag
This site keeps referring to The Killing's third season being an improvement like that means something. If AMC wasn't happy with the ratings for the first two seasons, and they weren't any better during season 3, what would you expect a network to do? Keep it on to placate some blogger on TV.com? P.S.: There is no Santa Claus.

2
Reply
Flag
Why are you defending the network? Do you also think Monsanto did the right thing in Haiti?
1
Reply
Flag
Maybe I resent the writer's polyanish mewling that implies the network should base its programming decisions on a "perceived" notion of improvement (presumably trolls on the Internet) rather than whatever presumably business criteria it's using. Once would be understandable; harping on it constantly smacks of childishness. The decision's been made--move on!
2
Reply
Flag
P.S.: There is no Santa Claus. - Then who was that big fellow, wearing a red suit i saw on roof.......oh wait......sh*t......i was burgled
2
Reply
Flag
It's Always Sunny was hilarious this week, top episode and I've already watched it twice.

Anyone who thinks it's just people shouting hasn't watched more than one or two episodes, it is surprisingly clever under all the many defects of the main characters, they just end up approaching great topics and doing satire in a different way.

Also as the actors are the writers it automatically jumps ahead of pretty much any other comedy in terms of actual talent from the cast in my opinion.
5
Reply
Flag
As usual:

FTW: BREAKING BAD!!!!! Depressing, yet so fucking great!

and...

WTF: Dexter. Depressing, because it's so fucking bad!
6
Reply
Flag
WTF: TNT canceling "King & Maxwell," the one show in their entire catalog with any potential. These knuckleheads will probably cancel "Mob City" also, and then turn around and renew "Falling Skies" for ten seasons.
5
Reply
Flag
Wow, that was an exceptional amount of WTFs this week. But I do agree with the whole article.

The episode of Covert Affairs was very strong compared to previous episodes which are usually just "nice".
1
Reply
Flag
WTFTW
Breaking Bad: Walt's last phonecall to Skylar, in which he basically saved her from the cops and took all the blame for her actions of the last season, by yelling some of the most popular arguments opinions bullshit from the internet's Anti-Skyler Brigade at her.
Reply
Flag
It also worked on the favor of the anti Skylar brigade - Walt agreeing with them meant they were not alone in their opinions
Reply
Flag
Okay, why was Breaking Bad on the FTW/WTF section again?
2
Reply
Flag
Because it's heart breaking and only 2 more episodes.
2
Reply
Flag
I think the biggest WTF was that apparently Dads had strong ratings so hopefully that changes next week.
2
Reply
Flag
Mindy disappointed me. I thought I finally had a replacement for at least one of the shows that got cancelled last year. Hopefully, they'll get it together.

Also, maybe if we ignore Dads, it'll just go away.
3
Reply
Flag
"Siberia wraps up its first (and hopefully not only) season with more twists and turns"

How could you put Siberia's finale in the FTW section? That doesn't make any sense. It's like demaning that Under the dome gets a best writing award. It's probably the biggest WTF of the summer season. The ratings were extremely low by the way, so there's zero chance of renewal.

I have written two posts about this episode already, and I wanted to copy and paste some stuff from there, but I can't find them. (The search feature sucks). I remember roughly what I said, so I guess I can type it again.

The show has been piling mysteries on top of each other from the start, and now it seems extremely likely that it never had any intention of explaining them. How can that be considered anything but a WTF? The show certainly can't explain those mysteries now that it's certain to be cancelled. So to all those who haven't seen it, I strongly recommend that you don't (unless of course you want to see mysteries that will never be explained piled on top of each other until the show goes off the air forever).

The only thing that was adequately explained in the last few episodes was who "the others" are. (They didn't actually call them that. I'm talking about people that the "contestants" had seen glimpses of in the forest). We also got partial explanations of the footprints and the amnesia incident. But they only explained very small parts of those mysteries.

These are some of the mysteries that haven't been explained:

How did that first contestant die?
Who or what are the valley men? (The answer to that would complete the explanation of the footprint mystery).
What was the purpose of the "beacon"?
What was the purpose of the facility next to it?
What are those devices in the forest? (The answer to that would probably complete the explanation of the amnesia incident).
Who are those soldier dudes?
Who destroyed the beacon and why?
Why did these people get tricked into participating in a fake reality show?
If the reality show was fake, why did it have a real price? (Note that since the button was fake, there was no way that the "producers" could keep the "contestants" believing that they were in a reality show until the game is over).
Who were the people at the base camp and where are they now?
Why was the base camp abandoned?
Why did the helicopter crash?
What happened to the people in the helicopter? (There were no bodies at the crash site, and strangely enough, they made no comment about that. Only one body has been found).
The skeleton and the object found with it? (This one is huge).
Why was that place evacuated?
What do meteors have to do with this?
What were those weird lights?
Did Miljan get Irene injured on purpose?
How was Sabina able to find a shortcut in the pilot episode?

Here's a bunch of "mysteries" of a different kind:

Why have the contestants never tried to get the camera men to help out with anything?
Why are the camera men choosing to not help out with anything? (They will die too if the group's survival strategies fail, so why don't they at least participate in the discussions? They're not even helping out with translations from Russian. The only exception I can think of is the scene where one of them put down the camera to answer the radio).
Why did the soldier dudes allow the camera guy to keep filming?
Why did the natives allow the other camera guy to keep filming?
How can one camera man film one conversation from several different angles? (Sometimes it seems like there are more camera men at the scene than what's possible).
Where have the camera men been sleeping?
Why do the natives in the middle of nowhere have clothes that were clearly made in factories?







More+
4
Reply
Flag
It sounds like you watched the show for seriousness sake. Watch it like you would a sharknado survivor show and you will find that it is much more enjoyable. And if you make a drinking game out of it, maybe take a drink everytime someone does something stupidly, you can have a blackout good time watching it.
Reply
Flag
That's a reasonable suggestion for people who have been told that nothing will be resolved or explained by the end of of the series. If you're bored, and what I said doesn't scare you off, by all means, watch it.

I wasn't watching it for "seriousness" of course. But I got sucked in because I like mysteries. I was watching to get answers, and didn't get any.
Reply
Flag
I haven't watched it but reading your list of unsolved mysteries is quite entertaining none the less. Show sounds......interesting.
1
Reply
Flag
I guess I should add that if I had thought that the writers have reasonable answers for the mysteries, then I would definitely want to see a second season. And if knew both that, and that it will actually get a second season, then I would be recommending people to see it, not stay away from it.
2
Reply
Flag
The whole Pelant story has just ruined Bones. It really gave the first episode of the new season a bad taste.
3
Reply
Flag
Go Bill Nye!
3
Reply
Flag
I may have to look into both Key and Peel and Siberia, because it sounds like I'm missing out. For me Breaking Bad took the cake this week. None of us knew who would survive the cliff-hanger shoot out of the week before (though most of us thought Hank's partner would bite the bullet), but that the show had the guts to kill off Hank the way they did shows how excellent it is. Ripped our hearts out indeed!

A little torn on Sleepy Hollow. HEAPS of potential, and a very interesting twist on the old story, but I kind of felt like I was watching a show trying to work off the success of "Elementary". Anyway, I hope it turns out to be a good one, but I think it might be hard to keep it beyond one season.
Reply
Flag
It's so good to have Key and Peele back. Those guys consistently turn in great episode after great episode of solid sketch comedy.
2
Reply
Flag
FTW: Breaking Bad. If *that's* what they had in store for us in the 3rd last episode, I'm excited to see what they have for us in the final two episodes. Excited... and a bit worried. My poor hear may not be able to handle it. Either it will be broken into a million pieces over the fate of certain characters, or the tension will cause me to have a heart attack.
4
Reply
Flag
Newsroom finale put in WTF category? Seriously?
6
Reply
Flag
Because a TV relationship has to be earned, I could allow a leap or two once in awhile but, with the attention to detail given to the Genoa plot, Mac and Will do look like a WTF moment.
1
Reply
Flag
i think its not the newsroom which is WTF, but the prospect of two lead character getting hitched which may be a WTF. I said may be because we dont know how they are gonna play that out in the coming season. i hope it would make some sense.
Reply
Flag
Blackout, because it was very well done and Im sure nobody else will mention it, Damn goood stuff.

SYTYCD finale. woohoo!


2
Reply
Flag
FTW: Breaking Bad's "Ozymandias" WTF: The boring episode of Dexter
4
Reply
Flag
Not that it's a big deal, but the screencap you have up for Whose Line is it Anyway? was actually during the Duet game, not during the Props game. The Duet, I thought, was actually pretty funny, but Wayne always cracks me up, so maybe that's just me. But yes, the Props game was beyond, um, awkward. I was doing more facepalming than giggling.

Sometimes the guest stars are hit and miss. Funnily enough, I thought Lauren Cohen was awkward to watch (despite absolutely loving her on TWD), and yet the guy from Hart of Dixie was AMAZING as a guest star. He had me laughing harder than the actual cast! So, I mean, I don't hate the guest stars because sometimes they just REALLY get it good, but most of the time they're just really awful.

Ah well, I'm still tuning in every week for it and cracking up every single time.
1
Reply
Flag
I watched the revived show last week for the first time; I may have picked the wrong episode. I thought the improv with the women was in just plain bad taste. One of the best thing about the original is how few times the gang went off color to make a joke. To see a whole skit built around women's bodies was just sad and below the talents of Colin and Ryan.
1
Reply
Flag
I've not seen the episode yet, but in the Drew Carey era, they had scantily clad women as props a few times. They had cheerleaders, belly dancers, i think playboy bunnies, not sure about that last one. Was the new one that much worse??
1
Reply
Flag
Yep, you're right on all three; they had Playboy Bunnies too.
Reply
Flag
I was bored so here's a screencap of them using the Bunnies as guns.


Flag
@smorbie
Yeah, Wayne's singing was the least favorite part of the show for me, then and now. I'm fine with most of the singing games themselves, but Song Styles in particular always bored me, and he was always in those (except for season 1 when Brad did a couple). Greatest Hits was always fun for Ryan and Colin, not necessarily Wayne and/or Brad/Jeff/Chip. He's certainly talented and good at them, but I never find them particularly funny.

@Jace1709
The Playboy Bunnies were a part of Living Scenery, which is the game where they're used as props. The difference is that during the other two games they were a part of, they were dressed as bunnies, but when they came out for Living Scenery, they wore pants and t-shirts.
Flag
I knew the playboy bunnies were on the show, cos i remember them being on with Heff, i just wasn't sure if they were part of Props or not.
Flag
I got tired of Wayne's constant singing and quit watching the show at some point. While I watched it it was pretty clean, so maybe I just didn't see those episodes.
Flag
I don't remember those, so I can't comment.
Reply
Flag
Breaking bad awesome sleepy hollow awesome dads pitiful and under the dome Trash.
4
Reply
Flag
IASIP is pure gold <3
1
Reply
Flag
Breaking Bad is FTW all the way/ Any show that has everyone so invested in its characters that it hurts so much that you have to call in sick with heart ache on Monday deserves its own special category. FTFW! And there are still 2 episodes left. I think ill Take 2 weeks of vacation time to recover starting tomorrow.
10
Reply
Flag
Normally my son and I call each other on Monday to do a postmortem of the week's episode. This week it was Wednesday before we could finally talk about it. It was that painful.
2
Reply
Flag

Like TV.com on Facebook