TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (February 4)

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

Swell


... This photo of Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez and Nolan Gould
This is what happens when you let kid actors near SAG awards. Total cuteness!


... The mafia coming to town on Detroit 1-8-7
We're totally digging the throwback to Michael Imperioli's Sopranos past.


...Kristen Schaal on The Daily Show
She stuck it to the GOP on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, and the next day the GOP dropped the controversial re-definition of what rape means.


... Nicki Minaj on SNL
Though she was pretty great in the digital short, she went on to become the best part of the best sketch of the night, as the title character in Bride of Blackenstein. That she wore the same wig for her musical performance was just a victory lap.



Chris Elliot's Return to TV!
Adult Swim's Eagleheart, which stars Elliot, is The Naked Gun by way of Walker, Texas Ranger, and it's absurdly funny.



Olyphantitis.tumblr.com
Get excited for Season 2 of Justified with this Tumblr devoted to all things Timothy Olyphant. Way to keep it weird, internet!

Hell


... Charlie Sheen is kind of off-the-hook
Shouldn't he have to pay the salary for the Two and Half Men crew since he's the reason the show is not filming?


...Steven Tyler's American Idol apology
Or should we say publicity stunt? Everything in the audition episodes is pre-taped, remember? It was all too contrived to be believable.


... Sci-Fridays, the Bad Part
Fringe and Supernatural airing at the same time can't be a good thing for either show's ratings—which are critical, as both are bubble shows hoping to be renewed next year.


... Issac Mizrahi as a guest judge on Top Chef
Smug, bitchy, and just generally unpleasant to be around, Isaac Mizrahi oversaw the first challenge in Top Chef history that had nothing to do with the taste of food, and in doing so instantly unseated Toby Young as Judge You'd Most Like to Punch in the Stupid Face.


... Bridalplasty's dissing of microwaveable treats
They were LEAN Pockets, bitch!


...Vanessa Minnillo on 30 Rock
Her portrayal of a cutthroat news anchor Carmen Chao paled in comparison to Elizabeth Banks's Avery Jessup.


What made your list of loves and hates this week?

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Who in the hell is Vanessa Minnillo and why would you mention anything from the unfunny, unwatched ( last week 4.8mil viewers, ranked #60) 30rock???
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Luckily I DVR Fringe and Supernatural...but when Sanctuary comes back it is ALSO in that same time slot! YIKES!
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No community?? Gotta love the Dungeon's and Dragons. Pretty epic
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But isn't this why God created Tivo? So that you can get to watch both Fringe and Supernatural, even though they're on at the same time?
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**If Fringe is a bubble show, FOX has totally lost whatever amount of my respect that was still remaining. Don't worry it wasn't much, most of it was already gone. **Love the callback to the Sopranos on Detroit 187.
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Eagle Heart... Haha this guy cracks me up. lol
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Kristen Schaal on Daily Show is deadpan funny!!!! That was a great piece!!!
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Community was super swell!
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Yup... Charlie Sheen should have opened up that wallet!
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Supernatural was the highlight of this YEAR so far! Amazing episode!
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Out of all the time slots on all the days, Fringe and Supernatural, my two favorite shows, end up on the same freakin' day. Go figure. I don't watch 'em live, but I don't want one to cancel the other out.... Just like I don't want one universe to cancel out the other on Fringe. It's life imitating art...
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where is like the best episode of Community this season?!?! Such a great episode!!!!
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I agree about Sheen...
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The Fringe vs Supernatural is such a stupid idea; both channels will lose viewers over this who would have otherwise watched both in different time sloths. Sometimes, I wonder why they get payed millions for this kind of decisionmaking.
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They devoted an entire article to the genius that was Advanced D&D, ample praise in anyone's book. Made me want to break out Celmark the Dwarf's character sheet from my boxed up highschool stuff.
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Fox should make a deal with CW to air Supernatural at a different time
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Swell: Community- Stand up against bullying!! :) Hell: The threat of Fringe NOT being renewed next year! :(
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agrree with posts below, come on man, be useful.
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Where's the swell, also, for new episodes (FINALLY) and cliffhanger resolutions for Supernatural & Smallville???
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Where's the Swell for the Dungeons and Dragons episode of Community?
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