TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (August 20)

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

Swell


...The news that Chelsea Handler will host the VMAs
It's exciting to see an "unexpected" face on the marquee instead of someone from the usual hosting pool. Here's hoping Chuy will join her!


... HBO's The Life and Times of Tim not being canceled after all
Now if only Starz would do the same thing for Party Down...


... The Daily Show not letting go of the Ground Zero mosque business
The series is way more incisive than usual, and Jon Stewart is visibly frustrated with how the media is reacting. We're thankful he's around during times like this.



... Post-pie-eating contest interviews on Bachelor Pad
The producers made an excellent choice in not letting the women clean up before interviewing them about their face-first forays into fruit-stuffed pastry. Hot, vapid chicks with pie all over their faces are always swell. See the whole episode here.




... "And now, time for the weather... Tiffany?"
Russell Edgington has officially solidified himself as True Blood's baddest bad guy.




... True Blood's Rolling Stone cover
Hot, hot, hot. And bloody.

Hell


... Glee overexposure is reaching critical mass
Even people who like the show think it's too much.


... Brett Favre "will he or won't he" mania, 2010 edition
Who cares if he got on a plane!? Who cares if his friends flew down to talk to him?!?


... Big Brother 12 is bending and breaking all of the usual rules
i.e. Adding another saboteur, letting Rachel back in the house. It's kind of annoying.


... The hubbub surrounding the breakup of SNL's Fred Armisen and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss
Not only is it sad, but apparently he's already dating his much younger SNL co-star Abby Elliot.


... Steven Tyler becoming the latest American Idol judge
Because, right, his relevancy is off the charts.


... The news that in 2010 Betty White will publish a book containing photos of her posing with zoo animals
Here's us, posing with our eyes closed. Enough already!!!

What made your list of loves and hates this week?

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yes I agree! No more pandora's box in big bro...its enough already!
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Glee hater! :-p I say more exposure!
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Who watches any of this drek?!
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@AnoukvdZee
What you're missing is context. Watching the whole episode might show why it was so over the top, he was in a very agitated state to say the least.

Also. Different people, different tastes. I don't blame you for not liking true blood, just like i probably don't like some of your favorite shows.
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All I could think about in that True Blood clip, and bear in mind I'm not currently watching, is how the hell a person got called "Russell Edgington" in 1000 B.D. I mean, he predates the friggin' Roman empire!
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Party Down , Life and Times of Tim...sing it soul sista, soul sista!
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Sorry for all TrueBlood-fans that I'm saying this (and I just watched this clip, I don't watch the show, so maybe it's because of that), but I thought the clip was so fake. I thought it was a spoof for the first minute or so, but then the obvious joke didn't come. It was so over the top and unbelievable, and also not scary. But the "Now time for the weather, Tiffany" was hilarious, granted. It must be me, with so many fans out there, but I don't get the TrueBlood hype. It's not the blood, or the gore, or the sex, it just doesn't do it for me. I get bored watching it, or I roll my eyes. But then again (before I get hatemail from here till the next of never) I only watched a few episodes of season 1
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Eh, American Idol just needs to get cancelled or stop itself, Stephen Tyler for God's sake....
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You haven't heard anything about Glee in months? Did you just wake up from a coma? I'm sorry, but Fox's promotion for Glee is the very definition of overexposure.
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I haven't heard anything about Glee in months. Way to overreact douches.
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Tell the Jon, the world needs to hear sainly news
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"We will eat you..after we eat your children .. now time for the weather ,Tiffany :) " omg best ending of all time scary yet hilarious lol . Denis is a brilliant actor and True Blood is getting more and more exciting .
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Jon Stewart is fantastic!!
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hates is basically what you said about big brother, these "twists" are sabotaging peoples game. ragans sabotage made kathy look like the saboteur. not fair to her game.
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Jon Stewart gets on my nerves.
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Agree with the Brett Favre hysteria, disagree with the Big Brother formula.
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