'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.


...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.


... 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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