TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (July 30)

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

Swell


... Jon Stewart’s rant about the Obama-View backlash
Leave it to wise-man Stewart to put everything in perspective.



... The little senator that could
C-SPAN lets us see him opening a can on those punks!



... Flight of the Conchords' Kristen Schaal on Letterman
So funny! So charming!




... Tosh.0's Web Redemption for The Worst Stand Up Comedian
This show is getting better and better and is the funniest thing on Comedy Central since Chappelle's Show.

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... Girl-on-girl action on Pretty Little Liars
Way to go, ABC Family. Other channels won't even show same-sex kissing. You showed teen girl makeouts.

Hell


... PEA PUREE
Say it about 50 times and you'll get a sense of how absurd this week's Top Chef was.


... Masterchef is nothing new and we're tired of Gordon Ramsay
Considering that and the boringness of Top Chef this season, where will we get our reality cooking show fix? Will The Next Food Network Star reign supreme?


... The weirdness of this week's Work of Art
Miles got all creepy when he basically coerced Jackie into taking photos of herself masturbating. And where's the justice? A female contestant with a nice body takes a nude portrait and is told by the male judges that she is brave and that the piece is striking. A male contestant who is overweight also takes a nude portrait and is sent home. They're slowly letting the pretentious jerks win, and it was enough to make host China Chow cry.


... Covert Affairs is a snooze
We already canceled the Season Pass.


... Where are all the boobs on True Blood?
They're the two main reasons we watch the damn show!

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the two main reasons i watch true blood are 1.eric 2.northam...
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Why would you care about the absence of boobs on True Blood when you have a room full of them writing this column?
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If you had bothered to check on the Weiner scream, the dems had the votes to pass this bill, but instead changed the number of votes needed so it would fail. So as usual they speak out of both sides of their mouth, playing like they wanted to help the 9-11 first responders, but really just wanted something to scream about. As far as True Blood, this season it has been a better show with the writers having something to say instead of just porn. That is all last year was and it got old very quickly. The better vampire story lines and acting is from The Vampire Diaries, their writers can tell a great story without it being about nude people and sex all the time. Grow up. Is this a teenage boy writing this column.
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I had the great privilege to see Kristen Schaal at a comedy club in New York! She is absolutely hilarious and deserves to be well known as an actress! GO KRISTEN!
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I had the great privilege to see Kristen Schaal at a comedy club in New York! She is absolutely hilarious and deserves to be well known as an actress! GO KRISTEN!
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Weiner has balls! everyone that is in DC is a Pu##Y
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Covert Affairs has a great cast but the stories are just BOOORING. They completely wasted the awesome Lana Parrilla this week. Hoping it gets better but right now it is as completely boring as "Memphis Beat".
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is it just me or is this article totally incomplete? where's the bit about John Locke on Lifetime??
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covert affairs is alright but the writing is sometimes too predictable. not to mention the second and 3rd episodes wern't that interesting.
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Covert Affairs is very entertaining. Good ensemble cast. I'm completely uninterested in the done-to-death vampire shows.
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uhmm ya didnt mention Louie or even John Locke like ya did on teh home page, really?.
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Heard Covert Affairs was good..
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There aren't any boobs in Covert Affairs, probably why you don't like it.
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Oh come on there are plenty of reasons we watch True Blood other than boobs. You have the larger than life characters like the King and Franklin. You've got crazy supernatural fighting gore. Then you've got the big guns this season with Lafayette...."ring ring hookah!"
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Why isn't there anything about My Boys. I was happy to hear there was a fourth season. Maybe if it got some attention they wouldn't need 9 episode seasons. Or is this a censored/screened website? I thought it talked about all shows!
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Hel-loo Weiner. He always projected the "common guy in the wrong place" vibe, but this Capra-esque outburst is amazing. I kind of hope Stewart takes the opportunity and brings him back to the show next week. By the way, why does the homepage lead to this mention Louie but not the inside? Was that a good or a bad thing?
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I watched Covert Affairs and it wasn't particularly interesting. Certainly not the worst thing on TV, but I'd say "a snooze" is a decent way to describe it. Not horrible, but nothing edge-of-your-seat exciting (and I am not one who needs 10 minute fight scenes to be entertained).
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I disagree on covert affairs. I'm right with ya @GreyMinerva
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I disabree on Covert Affairs - I think the show is shaping up nicely, although people expecting all-out-violence in every episode may be disappointed.

However, I think using smarts and intel is more believable than gunfights and explosions in most situations, and our girl Annie's got it all. :)
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... Where are all the boobs on True Blood?
They're the two main reasons we watch the damn show! My God... this is really stupid. Get Baywatch DVDs and stop watching a good show that gives u more that naked women.
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o wow goodjob tv.com i was seriously even gonna say jon stewarts amazing rant if u guys didnt:)
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I actually really dislike Jon Stewart, especially now.
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I have a little bit of respect for Weiner now.
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Go Jon Stewart! And as a non-American who did watch the View let me just say that apart from what I thought was a failry decent showing, I was totally impressed that Obama has been THE ONLY guest who could shut those women up and actually make them listen to his responses. That alone should earn him his second term. Oh, and his healthcare website is not the only thing that contains "a few simple tools"...so does FOX News!
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I can't take anyone seriously who thinks that pretty little liars is better than covert affairs. It's better than a lot of stuff on TV.
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GO ANTHONY WEINER!
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I think I can name a few more worse shows. I liked Covert Affairs.
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Maybe there is something worse going on in television this week... but being only the second-worst show on during the summer is not really saying much.
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Covert Affairs is not a snooze. I guarentee there was something worse going on in television this week
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