's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (January 7)

Welcome to the very first edition of Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision of 2012! We're here! The world still exists and thus, so does the world of television! So, now we present you with what we loved and hated on TV this week.


Breaking Bad's blue "meth" is available on Etsy

Okay, it's not REALLY meth, and it's not the same 99-percent pure glass that Heisenberg makes. But the sugar high you can get from this blue-tinged rock candy would make Badger jealous, and it's only four dollars an ounce.

Kanye's poetry and stills of Tom Haverford and the rest of the Pawnee crew go together like hot sauce and fried rice, like baby bunnies and baby carrots, like horses and horseshoes. That is to say, they go together. They go together very well.

Night Blade, starring Todd from Community!

Funny or Die went bonkers this week with fake shows from 1986, but this one, starring weirdo Todd from Community, Robert Davi, and Ray Wise, features inline skates roller blades and lasers, thus cementing it as our favorite.

Bob Greenblatt's honesty about NBC

The new boss of the network isn't resorting to spin, opening his executive session at the Television Critics Press Tour with: "We had a really bad fall. Worse than I’d hoped for but about what I expected." Shazam! Unlike previous heads of NBC *cough* Ben Silverman *cough*, we're rooting for this guy.

Tyler's psycho freak-out on Revenge

And his brother's mediocre acting!


Alana, Honey Boo Boo Child

You thought you'd seen it all on Toddlers and Tiaras. You were wrong. This is a Vesuvian meme-splosion waiting to happen.

A lady pretends she's Rudy Huxtable to avoid arrest

To get out of a shoplifting charge, a woman in Iowa told police she'd played Rudy (Keisha Knight Pulliam) on The Cosby Show to get out of a shoplifting charge. Cliff would send her to bed with no Puddin' Pops.

Project Runway without Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum

The two mainstays of the popular reality competition are nowhere to be found on Project Runway All Stars. We found ourselves whispering to the contestants (and to ourselves), "Make it work, people."

Showtime's less-than-classy subscriber bait

The cable network is currently previewing the first episode of many of its shows for FREE on its web site, which is swell (go watch Homeland... NOW!). But during a viewing of House of Lies, a gray box covering nudity featured a pop-up that read, "See what you're missing, order Showtime now!" What are we, 13 years old?

Erika the Law Student on The Bachelor

Bachelor Ben's dating pool is a hodgepodge of stiletto'd wackos. "The verdict is in, and you are *clickclick* guilty… of being sexy." Great line! We'll have to try that one out.

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What made your list of TV loves and hates this week?

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I want that Toddlers and Tiara's clip re-enacted by either a really hot girl . . . or zach galifianakis
holy crap.. that Toddlers and Tiaras clip is terrifying. who needs horror movies?
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If Toddlers and Tiaras is what passes for television, maybe 2012 being the end of the world is not that bad a thing.
The one thing that came to mind while I watched that Toddlers and Tiaras clip was the movie Idiocracy.
I said something about this the other day, that Idiocracy is starting to seem like it was prophetic... and I am terrified.
On Toddlers and tiaras, are these some of the most "unattractive" people that walk the face of the earth?????

I'm just saying, genetics should account for something!!!
Yay! Another Parks and Rec meme series to check out weekly!

I couldn't make it past 10 sec of the Alana video. If it does become a meme, let it fizzle out immediately please.

And Bob Greenblatt's honesty about NBC's fall may be the only redeeming quality about him right now.


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