TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (December 3)

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

Swell


... The Terriers season finale
"Hail Mary" was a near-perfect episode that managed to tie up most of the show's loose ends while leaving open the possibility that FX will take a chance on the series and renew. A satisfying and fantastic end to the ratings-challenged show's first (and hopefully not last) season.

... A mini The Wire reunion on Lie to Me
Larry Gilliard Jr. (D'Angelo), Frankie Faison (Burrell), and Michael B. Jordan (Wallace), all on one episode! We never get tired of seeing these folks pop up elsewhere on TV, and it was implied that Jordan's character might even return to the show.

... Agent Stahl getting hers on Sons of Anarchy
You had it coming, you two-faced, self-serving bitch. But yes, we will miss this season's best villain.

... Game of Thrones' new trailer
Winter is totally coming... and we can't wait.


... Fringe was so, so fantastic
Between the Olivias returning to their respective universes, Alt-Broyles betting butchered down to Olivia's mass, and the Lost-style storytelling, Fringe delivered another incredible segment.

... IFC going all mid-90s comedy on us
Mr. Show, The Larry Sanders Show, The Ben Stiller Show, and the decision to make Scott Auckerman, the creator of Comedy Death Ray (a huge weekly comedy show in L.A.), the host of a chat show?!? Reruns never sounded so good!

...Gawky, awkward Ann Ward winning America's Next Top Model
She's not exactly the poster child for eloquence and poise, but that's why we love her. And damn, she takes some surprisingly good photos.

Hell


... These ridiculous images from the (scratch-and-sniff!) The Hasselhoffs calendar that was sent to our office
Though you have to give the guy credit for being able to laugh at himself.

... Running Wilde casting 30 Rock's Maulik Pancholy as himself
The show earns another point in the "making funny people do unfunny things" category.

... NaOnka quitting Survivor
She said she left out of concern for her health, but really we think it's a publicity ploy to extend her 15 minutes of B-list fame.

... Joel McHale coming off like a jerk on Conan
We get that comedians are a notoriously cranky, controversial bunch—but dude! Why you gotta be a dick to that kid in the audience?



... A world without Leslie Nielsen
Shirley, he will be missed.

What made your list of loves and hates this week?

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