TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (March 19)

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

Swell:

...Jon Stewart’s impression of Glenn Beck
We’re glad we tuned into today’s show, too, Glenn Jon. Now zoom that camera out so we can see your awesome white sneakers.

... March Madness!!!
This year’s NCAA Tournament is off to an upset-heavy start (Murray State! St. Mary’s! Old Dominion! Ohio!), which means that everyone’s bracket is royally screwed. But who cares? It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

... Anticipation over this Sunday's Life premiere
We've been watching this fly do crazy things with his eyeballs all week.



...Henry Rollins as a guest judge on Ru-Paul's Drag Race
It's like having Quentin Tarantino on Idol... but a million times better.

...The debut of Ugly Americans
Yet another cartoon with monsters, but the pilot was great. We're on board!

... The Office’s tribute to the flick Glenngarry Glen Ross Dwight, Jim, and Phyllis were as lead-hungry as Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, and Ed Harris were back in 1992.

Hell:

...American Idol this week
Between the awful Rolling Stones renditions, Ke$ha’s unnecessary appearance, and Ryan Seacrest’s new aggro attitude, it was pretty easy to change the channel this week.

...The World War I Reenactment on The Amazing Race
Is it just us, or is it highly inappropriate and offensive to have reality show contestants “pretend to crawl across an exploding battlefield” when THERE IS A WAR GOING ON?

...Scrubs ending a year (or more) too late.
Depending on how you look at, this one might also be "swell," but last season’s finale should have been it. ‘Nuff said.



...Project Runway's Jonathan Peters
How can we take him seriously when he says things like "I want her to look like she's enveloped in laughter"?

...Flash Forward's self-proclaimed villain, Flosso
Number 1: His name is Flosso. Number 2: He actually uttered the line "Let the wild rumpus begin!"

What's on your list of loves and hates this week?

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Jon Stewart and his entire Daily Show cast continues to be my favorite show on TV.. Thank God for my DVR.. I never miss a show along with the follow up Cobert Report.. Simply Brilliant satire EVERY night..
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I enjoyed Criminal Minds and their episodes have been very interesting lately. I read in my TV guide that you are using a new black woman as Simon's boss. I don't like that. Many of my friends are tired of having black actors incerted in the shows we like. We want to look at people like us. Blacks have their owns shows. We are not in theirs. We don't plan to watch the Mentalist anymore even though we like Simon...it has been ruined.



We like the few black actors on Fringe, NCIS and Criminal Minds, because they are not in a position over our regular actors. They do not stick out and add to the show not try to take ove.r
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"Revere the Constitution"?!?!?!? ROFLMAO You mean gut it and, paraphrase it and wrestle it out of context to their own means while screwing us hard working taxpayers out our hard earned pennies, denying us basics human rights in the name of god and selling us down the road to Chinese oppression just to line their already overstuffed coffers. "There are NONE righteous, NO NOT ONE!"
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I loved the new Parenthood show. It brings so many aspects of parenting and for a nice change sex is not the main point of the show, parenting is with touching as well as downright funny scenes
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I am glad I missed seeing Daly do Beck. I can't abide Daly's politics, so there. Why do they call them "liberals" when they give no ground to anyone who disagrees with them? Why do they hate people who revere the Constitution and people who strive to make their own living instead of holding their hands out?
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American Idol is still doing just fine, thank you. I object to the first two dismissals, but that's just teenage girls' choices, getting rid of two of the best in favor of saving the bland Tim as they did last year. However, I will be leaving Idol along with Simon, as he is the main reason I have watched it for 8-1/2 years.
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Flash Forward took too long to get to any kind of point other than they all lost time. It lost me after week 4. P U. DVR ALERT-Now if you want to know about a series, watch the marathon of Caprica this Friday. It got better as it got better. LOL Seriously. The more you watch this show, the better it gets. It's a shame it's only a 10 week series.
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I had no issue with Flosso either. I'd put Thursday's episode in the swell pile, personally, mostly due to finally giving Dominic Monaghan some serious screentime. it's enough to convince me Simon, not Mark, needs to be the central character of the series.
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I actually like Glen Beck.
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aah flosso you had no hope having to actually proclaim your villiany, theres was no wild rumpus except for your death
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Love the Daily Show. Jon Stewart is hilarious, and makes a point with humor. His skewering of Beck was priceless...
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Hates: The Office getting less and less funnier with the worst episode of the season yet.



Loves: Caprica getting more and more awesome and Eric Stoltz's amazing performance in last weeks episode. Also the Miles and Sawyer buddy-cop show that needs to happen!
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Never liked FlashForward. Just don't see the point.
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Jon Stewart is awesome!
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Jon Stewart is fantastic! I have intentionally not even considered watching Scrubs this year. It ended with last year's finale, and that's all there is to it! (Wasn't the episode entitled "My Finale"?)
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Jon Stewart hit everything that is wrong with Glenn Beck spot on. A full 10 out of 10 performance! The existence of a creature like Glenn Beck gives me chills and not in a good way. I never know whether to laugh in disbelief at the unabashed nonsense he utters or cry in horror at the fact that there actually is an audience out there who listens to him.
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Flashforward was a better book than a show.
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The thing I loved AND hated most this week is Skins season finale. R.I.P. Freddie
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Love 30 Rock's ongoing plot line about "Kabletown" buying out NBC. Their motive was explained when one executive said "Buying NBC was an act of charity." ROFL
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I thought Flosso was awesome
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