TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (August 19)

Here's what we thought was out of sight and just not right on television this week...

Swell:

... Bachelor Pad cranks up its cruelty quotient
In a move that would make the Spanish Inquisition jealous, ABC continued to torture its playthings with no regard for their humanity. This week saw contestants throwing paint-filled eggs whoever they considered the least-attractive people in the house. Wannabe Princess Whatsherface took the brunt of it all; Schadenfreude at its finest.

... Funny or Die takes on the "cute, quirky girl" stereotype
Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul stars in this (500) Days of Summer spoof, eviscerating the overplayed "goofball hipster woman" schtick that Zooey Deschanel currently encapsulates.

... Curb Your Enthusiasm has finally arrived in New York
We thought this was "the New York season." And after six episodes, it finally is. Be afraid, Big Apple. Be very afraid.

... The Nina Garcia challenge on Project Runway
The designers need to hear the word "No" in the work room more often, especially coming from a tiny, frightening woman who can destroy a person with her gaze.

... Glee's box-office flop
Is this proof that the Glee phenomenon is over? Is it proof that studios can't just stretch a TV show into ninety minutes? Is it proof that there is a God? D, all of the above.

Hell:

... This Mexican local news broadcast that makes light of a very serious matter
The Justin Bieber concert is sold out... it's a national disaster! Let these poor, poor girls grieve in peace!

... Burger King is dumping the creepy king mascot
The junk food chain is now targeting moms with an "our food is fresh" campaign. Looks like Sonic is the new Burger King of fast-food ads:



... Uh-oh, Coco
The Wall Street Journal breaks down just how bad things are for TBS' Conan... and they're pretty bad. Also recent cancel-ee George Lopez "accidentally" retweeted the news. Oops!

... Christine O'Donnell walks off the set of Piers Morgan Tonight
We're not mad that the former Senate hopeful had a dramatic spat on national television, we're mad that we had successfully FORGOTTEN about this lady until the incident. Thanks A LOT, Piers Morgan.

... Kim Kardashian's $20,000 wedding cake
Television needs to stop enabling this sh*t.


What made your list of TV loves and hates this week?

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Aug 25, 2011
I agree, enough of these "reality" shows (WHO really cares?), lets get back to GOOD entertaining programs!!!
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Aug 25, 2011
Regarding the Burger King: at first I was sad upon hearing the news, then I saw him teasingly try to push a black man off of a building. Also, doesn't the restaurant chain Sonic have some sort of right to the character Sonic?
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Aug 25, 2011
Glee box office flop, the answer is D, all of the above. I left Glee when wife started wearing a fake belly to play like she was PG, and hubby did not notice..that was a great marriage. lol
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Aug 23, 2011
The King wasn't creepy, just misunderstood.
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Aug 22, 2011
lol I'd watch Quirky Girl :P
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Aug 22, 2011
Quirky girl was kinda good, and the King getting dumped is disappointing.
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Aug 22, 2011
I just paid one million dollars for a hit man to identify, locate and have his way with whoever, human or bot or otherwise, is responsible for the continuous spamming of this website. We get it asshole: congratulations you get technology for cheap. Seriously though, isn't there a way to stop it?
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Aug 22, 2011
Hell: it's still 33 days until Fringe returns :( Way toooo long.
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Aug 25, 2011
Right on Cortexifan!!!
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Aug 21, 2011
How can the king be dumped? He's a great mascot!
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Aug 21, 2011
"Television needs to stop enabling this sh*t" Truer words have not been spoken.
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Aug 21, 2011
I Love Teresa Palmer!!!!!
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Aug 20, 2011
Teresa Palmer and Zooey are both hot so who cares. i'm tired of hearing people say the Glee "movie" bombed because the Glee fad is over, it's not, people just aren't that stupid to go see a concert in theaters when if they're a fan of the show, they have the songs already. why is anything to do with the Bachelor/ette Pad in swell? those shows need to be removed from TV ASAP. also, glad Burger King is getting rid of the mascot, it gives me nightmares
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Aug 20, 2011
Aaaand the long, hard, sad wait for a single chuckle out of anything Funny or Die has ever made continues.

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Aug 20, 2011
I agree about the Kim Kardashian wedding cake thing
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Aug 20, 2011
I would eat that whole cake. In front of orphans.



Jk. That's messed up stuff.
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Aug 20, 2011
Please tell me that there is no such thing as a $20,000 wedding cake.
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Aug 20, 2011
i think glee has definitely started to cool off, and i love glee as much as the next person but its not as good as it was last year
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Aug 20, 2011
I'm gonna miss you Creepy King. I always preferred you to Ronald McDonald. Why was he always hanging out with children? Now that's creepy.
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Aug 20, 2011
What a sore loser Lopez is? Hey, George, why don't you give back that kidney to your ex-wife?
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Aug 20, 2011
I loooveee Glee, but the Glee movie itself was HELL. To answer the question, B.
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Aug 20, 2011
I think you got your lists a little mixed up. The end of the Burger King mascot is definitely good news, and a reality show called Bachelor Pad should never make the Swell list. Now, if it were a sitcom starring Joel McHale I would understand.
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