TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (April 29)

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

Swell:


... Martin Short took on Jersey Shore, and it was brilliant!
Ned Nederlander still has it. This is a hilarious, demented piece of work.





... Discovery's Human Planet
Holy crap, this stuff goes on with humans... right now!?!?!? Remember that next time you complain about the Mets or only having two bars on your iPhone, you spoiled brat.


... Michael Scott's Office send-off
We laughed and we cried, but the biggest takeaway will be this bit of relationship advice: "A little coverup on your adam's apple will make it appear smaller," Michael told the heartbroken Gabe. "Which will make you look less like a transvestite."


... Casey Abrams name-checking Oscar Peterson on his way out
It was Casey's time to go, but the bearded jazz-lover brought something new to American Idol: respectable taste and knowledge of music that exists outside of the Top 40. Keep it real, Casey.


... The Royal Wedding is over! And boy, was it good to the internet.
From Grace Van Cutsem, the grumpy flower girl, to Princess Beatrice's insane hat, the wedding of the century gave us plenty of memes to laugh about.

Hell:


... Absurd plot twists on Law & Order: Los Angeles
So the relaunch of the series included creating stupid, unrealistic plots? Not being remotely believable makes for not being remotely entertaining. But in the show's defense, it IS set in Los Angeles, where everything is fake.


... The Voice's theme song
This show about singing and honoring the beauty of music has a theme song with the lyrics "This is The Voice / This is The Voice / Woooooooaaaaaaaaah! / This is The Voice." Apparently the show's entire budget went into those chairs.


... The Event's Vicky
Stop dancing around the question and just tell us why you're helping Sean already! Also: Where do we find the second-grader who writes this dialogue so we can strangle him?


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

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Royal Wedding was funny.
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Don't knock 'The Voice'. One thing that makes it more watchable then American Idol is that they don't have that witch JLow wasting a seat.
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FRINGE. That is all.
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Well, technically I watched some of these shows a bit later than others may have since I was working, so I would say once again King of Thrones takes the cake. The Killing I have found pleasantly surprising (I figured it would be good, but it's better than I thought), and even Event, despite the fact that I agree with what's said above, is better than it has been for most of the series so far. Can't really comment on anything else. Loved rewatching some old Benny Hill... but that was of course DVD :). Oh, wait! Grey's anatomy's monthly episode was a whole lot better since they dropped the musical horror that was the last one.
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Casey's exit was Swell AND Hell. Best Idol contestant ever.
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Got caught up on Hellcats and we got to see Callum Blue back on Smallville. Score!
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Swell:supernatural!

Hell: the Royal Wedding; who the hell cares i would have been more excited to see neil patriks harris wedding if it was legal!
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wow... that grumpy flower girl reminds me of The Exorcist... "The power of christ compels you!"
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Justified, Fringe & Supernatural rocked!!!!
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Fringe, CSI, and Lisbon punching her boss' robbery suspect in the face for no apparent reason to save Jane's ass (as usual) on the Mentalist.
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this week was all about fringe and supernatural
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nothing worthy here, the wedding was just a wedding of rich snob, big freaking deal....come one people, and it is england, ENGLAND.....whatever
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Glee anyone?! It's usually not something to rave about, but this week it definitely was!
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Did you even watch Human Planet? They're taking mud from the river to plaster the wall. It's not like they're eating it. I didn't watch it either, but I read the synopsis.
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We just found the antichrist.. This little girl on the The Royal Wedding's picture looks like a freakin demonic child.. lol
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All the good episodes of original Law & Order and noone ever thought to put them on the Swell list while that show was on, but now Law & Order: Los Angeles is on the bubble and we got to pile on the hate.
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Swell: Sam telling Dean he has a "Western fetish." Sam was right. and it was really funny.// Fringe being so damn mind-blowingly awesome.... and GOT is permanently swell..... Hell: The Royal Bleepin' Wedding... Finally, its over!! Until the Royal Divorce that is. Booyah- Royal burn!
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You guys wanna strangle a second grader? Whoa that's f**ked up!!
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Loved Fringe!
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I'm just tired of hearing about the Royal Wedding...to me it is just another wedding with more people I don't know personally =P
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But you have to admit those chairs are awesome ;)
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The little bridesmaid totally rocks!
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Where is the parks and rec love??? It was unbelievable this week. So was Community.
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