TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision: (April 1st)

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

Swell:


...Richard Blais's Foie Gras Ice Cream on the Top Chef Finale
It looked more like a foie gras snow cone. Mmm... Gritty, icy granules of fatted goose liver. BARF. What was wrong with the Cap'n Crunch ice cream he had originally planned? That sounded delicious! (But we're happy he won, as is any other person with a beating heart.)


...A phallic monument goes limp on The Event
It only took 15 episodes, but now we finally know that the aliens are a threat thank to them blowing up The Washington Monument, one of our third-tier most-cherished treasures. How about that!?


...Being Human going all excorcist.
It was a great week for Sally. We can't wait till she finally avenges her death.


...Two more seasons of Mad Men
Thank god. We need to see if Betty Draper could possibly get any bitchier!


...Judge Judy's All Right!
After babbling incoherently in front of rolling cameras, Judy Sheindlin was rushed to Cedars-Sinai complaining of "intestinal discomfort," better known by its clinical term, "shpilkis in your genechtagazoink." Happily, Judy was back on the bench the very next day, screaming, "BUP BUP BUP! DON'T CRAP ON MY FEET AND TELL ME IT'S HERSHEY KISSES!" at a shady plaintiff.

Hell:


...Grey Anatomy's musical episode.
We need doctors to undo the damage we did when we stuck pencils in our eyes while watching it.


...Fox's Mobbed
When the worst part of a show that has Howie Mandel isn't the fact that it has Howie Mandel, we have a problem.


...MTV will butcher The Inbetweeners next
First it was Skins, soon it will be the delightful comedy The Inbetweeners that's eviscerated by the one-time music channel.


...James Durbin's Flaming Piano on Idol's Elton Week
Indeed, this performance is exactly how I picture Hell to look -- with Ryan Seacrest cackling manically to himself in a red suit. Plus: That Pepsi joke. Nice going, Durbin. Now the Jacksons hate you.


...FX Cancels Lights Out
After such a strong first season, that's hitting below the belt.

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I can't understand why the majority of viewers are dissing the musical Grey's Anatomy. I loved it and recorded it to keep. I think the ones who sang had very good voices especially Callie. It sounds as though you don't even like the show, which is one of my favorites. I guess everyone has their own opinion and this is mine.
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Agree 100% on the 'assessment' Grey's Anatomy. People in real life DO spontaneously start to sing -- but almost ALL of the time it's songs already sung, we fortunately almost never see someone sing about how they are walking down the street or struggling with loans. Come on, Grey's... if you're only going to air one episode a month please do a good job.
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Although I don't care for boxing, I enjoyed the dramatic part of Lights Out and hate to see it canceled. I hope someone will quickly find a new show for the actor who played Lights.
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I was wondering why this articles writers name is not displayed. I found out very quickly in the first 'swell'. Foie Gras is a cruel inhuman form of animal torture. How dare top chef glory this evil practice! How dare you categorize this as 'swell'!
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Finally, a positive comment about The Event and yes, things are definitely getting exciting, I just hope it does not get cancelled. I find that it is a ruthless world that of TV land, good shows don't get much of a chance while bad ones seem to go on for ever.



The jury is unanimous on Grey's Anatomy the musical. I hope the creator and the writers get the message...don't ever put us through that again!
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I DVR everything,so I just fast forwarded through most of Grey's Anatomy. Got the gist of the show,without the music.
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The Grey's episode was all right, I am just glad Shonda got it out of her system.
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I actually rather enjoyed the musical episode of Greys anatomy :D
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The being human episode was all around, awesome.
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Elton week? Surely that has to be the best thing ever. Did anyone dress as a duck?
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Swell: New GOT previews (it was a slow week). Hell: no new episodes of Community, Supernatural, Fringe, or any other show I watch....
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The best moment of the week, hands down, was Margo Martindale's "Mags Bennett" delivering her speech to the mining community on "Justified". Unbelievably awesome. Not a single finer moment on television all week. Set up episodes aren't supposed to be that good! RIP "Charlie" the ... whatever was in Coover's bag...:)
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This weeks episode of Grey's Anatomy was the most horrific episode of the hospital drama to date, I watched much of the action through my fingers to avoid the especially horrifying scenes (not the car crash or surgery... the singing) I hate Glee because its a show consisting of mediocre singers dedicated to butchering what are generally already kind of crap pop songs... Why did Grey's Anatomy think this was a road they should take a stroll down?
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all of this, with the exception of Being Human, was hell for me. The Event just really annoys the crap out of me lol and The Inbetweeners is a good show, MTV will ruin it just like they did with Skins.
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pissed about Lights Out
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Grey's Anatomy- agree 90.6% of it. The other 9.4% was me actually enjoying it.
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I loved the grey's anatomy musical episode...
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don't remind me about the inbetweeners i finally almost forgot about the news, definitely hell-o-vision you got that right! and haha @ grey's anatomy.
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