's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (August 26)

Is someone upstairs trying to tell us something? An earthquake on Tuesday, a category-2 hurricane coming this weekend, and Bachelor Pad on Monday. It's not quite 2012 yet, guys, but it's starting to feel like it. Hopefully you're not underwater and hoarded enough laptop batteries to join us for this week's Hell/Swell. Here's what we thought was out of sight and just not right on television this week...


... Josh McKinley morphed into a tweezed, anti-ruching Adolf Hitler on Project Runway.
What a pretty man! All for our entertainment.

... Louie's hour-long episode
Yes, Louie traveled to Afghanistan and told jokes about duck butts. But the episode spoke truthfully about the human experience and war, and was touchingly dedicated to Tim Hetherington, the director of Restrepo and photographer who died in Libya earlier this year.

... Gwen and Jack have a heart-to-heart in Torchwood: Miracle Day
A fantastic honest chat between our two favorites went something like this: Gwen – "I will see you killed like a dog." Jack – "I will rip the skin from your skull." Awwwww... they like each other!

... The finale of The Glee Project
Turns out reality tv programming can be happy and joyous. Yes, you heard us, happy and joyous.

... Hoarders still knows how to gross us out.
We watch this show specifically with the intent of freaking out over these people's lives. But when someone said to make dinner out of "stuff around the house," we don't think they meant ANYTHING that's around the house.


... Banana Republic's Mad Men Line
In the finicky world of fashion, trends get thrown back in the closet by the hour. By our count, the Mad Men style guide expired about 20,000 hours ago. Way to be on top of things, Banana Republic. What's next, the stylish scrubs of M*A*S*H?

Mad Men's Banana Republic Line

... Bravo Will Still Make a Dollar From Russell Armstrong's Death
Now Andy Cohen wants to devote a full hour to the tragic suicide of Real Housewives husband, according to reports, with a sit-down interview with Taylor. Soul suckers.

... CNN's Man-on-the-street Hurricane Irene interviews
Early Friday, reporters hounded passersby in the northeast (where the hurricane wasn't due to hit until Saturday afternoon) why they weren't busy boarding up their houses, hotel rooms, or trailer parks. Umm, because it only takes 20 minutes to get home?

... MTV Renews Jersey Shore's raunchier cousin Geordie Shore
Of course it did.

... Lafayette is possessed by Mavis on True Blood
...and the show jumps the shark for the 47th time.

What made your list this week?

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