TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (July 28)

We could list a million swell things from last weekend's Comic-Con (Game of Thrones cosplay!), but it's time to return to normalcy. Well, as normal as we can get. Here's what we thought was out of sight and just not right on television this week...

Swell:

... Curb Your Enthusiasm's "Palestinian Chicken"
An instant classic for Larry David. "LOL!"


... The West Wing's debt ceiling primer
Confused about the current shenanigans in Washington D.C.? Let an old episode of The West Wing help explain things.


... Jesse's Breaking Bad party tunes
Flavor Flav got the party jumpin', and Honey Claws' "Digital Animal" did double duty as a floor-stomper that I'll forever associate with emptiness and loneliness. Sorry, Jesse. :(


... This rad Game of Thrones visual effects video
NOTHING IS REAL!


... Big Brother After Dark on SHO2
Has anybody noticed that this thing is WAY more entertaining than the primetime show? Nothing highlights the nightmare aspect of Big Brother better than the way the houseguests discuss banal topics for ten minutes, then suddenly a booming disembodied voice yells at them to stop doing something. "YOU MAY NOT DISCUSS PRODUCTION" or "STOP SINGING." It's seriously riveting.


Hell:

... The unwatchable amount of faithfulness on Love in the Wild
We don't watch NBC's "Survivor meets The Bachelor" series to watch people fall in love. Where's the scandal? Where's the partner- and bodily fluid-swapping? Plus this week's elimination round featured one person who left because he was injured and two women who tried to leave the show rather than stick around to suffer more embarrassment. Contestants, don't put yourself above our needs for guilty pleasures.


... Ryan Murphy trash-talking the Glee actors on Deadline
In an interview, Murphy said he's mad that they feigned ignorance about something they weren't allowed to talk about (a spin-off for the graduating seniors). Now he's not gonna do it, just to punish them. Yikes! What a jerk!


... SYTYCD's SOBFEST
Gaga's crying. Mary Murphy's crying. Nigel's crying. The dancer's crying. The mom is crying. My dog is crying. Everyone stop crying, already! It's just American Idol with dancers.


... Entourage producers are dead-set on making a movie
The movie's off! The movie's on! What the show's producers and cast have failed to do is ask us if we want to see an Entourage movie. We'll watch it, right after we watch The Smurfs.


... Community getting lemons at the Emmy nominations
We're still bummed the show didn't earn any nods, but used the situation to whip up a batch of part-joke, part-motivational poster-flavored lemonade. This is exactly the kind of work environment we like.

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

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Don't be mean Ryan Murphy! I want a spin-off! I am so not watching Glee without the original actors... But I can forgive him for that if there's a spinoff. College maybe?
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Community for sure!
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Ryan Murphy is an idiot. I couldn't agree more.
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Walter White transformation into Heisenberg in breaking bad was totally awesome and was the best of the week...month and maybe the year.
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Definitely! I thought that Los Cuates De Sinaloa were gonna come out at some point and start playing Heisenberg's theme "/\/egro y Azul" LOL
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Viva la Heisenberg!
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SYTYCD was amazing this week. Emotional routines will do that to you. Dance is a much more pure art than a hyped up talent show.
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Ryan Murphy is a total jerk- no surprise there, but insulting the actors of his own show is wrong. Not even the Fox bosses can control him. *RM & his ugly yellow 'troller' hat*
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i would love to watch an entourage movie.
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haha i love community its so underrated
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No new Fringe!

Still way too long until Sep 23rd.
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No surprise about Hollywood's biggest douche and worst writer Ryan Murphy. Gotta love Community's attitude. That's hilarious.
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Swell: Rachel Maddow's sub this week; her husband's apparently a very lucky guy. Hell: The apparent replacement of my local RTN channel with some sort of lifestyle channel. I was enjoying the black-and-white Saint reruns and I'd watched Intelligence for the first time. Also, the irreconcilable aspect ratio of MAV TV. No matter how I adjusted the picture on Cold Squad, part of the picture was cut off. The Colbert Report and Chelsea Lately doing basically the same jokes about the Summer's Eve vagina commercial.
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not a surprise about Ryan Murphy...dude's been a total jackhole since day 1.
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Curb was hilarious as usual. What a dilemma for Larry, Palestinian twins would be hard to pass up. Honey Claws "Digital Animal" is now my new ringtone when my drug dealer calls. I didn't think it was possible for me to care less about a movie than "The Smurfs", so well done Entourage producers for further lowering the bar. Finally, Community not garnering at the very least one Emmy nomination makes less sense than the debt ceiling debate.
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That was a good Curb moment
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Nifty to see what was real and what wasn't for GOT, some stuff i thought might be real wasn't so good job for them. Ryan Murphy being a d-bag is definitely hell.. no opinion on anything else, but how is an old episode of The West Wing swell for this week?
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Because that is what happening Between the Goverment and the republicans in easy words.Read the newspapers is in everywhere
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Oh snap! Current events burn.
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