TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (May 20)

Look out! It's the Rapture edition! Here's what we thought was out of sight and just not right on television this week...

Swell:


... This Community cootie catcher
A Twitter user sent this pic of a homemade cootie catcher that's just like the one in Community's intro to show creator Dan Harmon. A rare instance in which Twitter has been useful! (P.S. These things are called "cootie catchers"?)


... L.A. Noire's kick-ass, TV-star-studded cast
There are lots of TV actors in Rockstar Games' latest release, including Fringe's John Noble, Bones' Carla Gallo, several Mad Men-ers, and Lost's Doc Artz! And with the fancy motion-capture technology (the best we've ever seen), the acting is better than 90 percent of what's on TV.



... The bloodbath on Law & Order: SVU
Well, that's one way to end a season. Definitely drives home how intense these detectives' jobs can be.


... Tosh is back!
One of our favorite internet-video commentators returned with a new episode on Tuesday. Highlights: Tosh getting punched in the face by Manny Pacquiao (with slo-mo replay!), and Boyz II Men singing backup on Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain" Web Redemption.


... "Google's Search Algorithms Are Sexist"
So says this hard-hitting news report on Sports Show with Norm MacDonald.


... Unexpected finale hook-ups (and their consequences!)
[SPOILERS!] Alcohol accomplished a miracle in getting Raj and Penny to wake up in bed next to each other on The Big Bang Theory, Booth and Brennan did it and are expecting on Bones, and we should all know by now what happened between Alicia and Will on The Good Wife.

Hell:

... RIP, Randy "Macho Man" Savage
He jumped off the turnbuckle and into our hearts when we were all young boys...


... Networks designating Friday night as "Geek/Genre Night"
NBC's Chuck and new series Grimm join Fringe and Supernatural on what used to be the graveyard shift. But airing three of them at the same time is just plain stupid.


... Christina's team on The Voice delivered a migraine-inducing "Baba O'Riley"
Which also unfortunately ensured that Beverly's cornball banshee-shrieking will move on to another episode. We'll bring earplugs next week.


... Farewell, Mary Hart
Twenty-nine years later, the original bubbly entertainment anchor is taping her final Entertainment Tonight broadcast. Verklempt doesn't begin to describe what we're feeling right now.


... The end of the world is tomorrow
And we have way too much DVR backup!


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

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Chuck is going to be on at 9:00 pm? Not 8 pm like it used to be?? NOOOOOO!!!!! I watch Fringe and SN too!!
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Hey Boneslover! On fridays, Fringe is viewed by a paltry 3.3 million viewers and Supernatural is watched by a laughable 2.1 million viwers. Thats 30rock type ratings.
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Swell......No more of the unfunny, unwatched 30rock to stink up the airwaves!!
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Swell: Everything Creed in The Office Finale
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Does anyone think that NBC moved Chuck to Fridays since Supernatural obviously thrives there and Fringe also survived the move?
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I have 2 dual tuner DVRs and both will be working on Friday night, but I will also add CSI:NY..Very bad planning on the networks part and it will hurt Grimm the most I think.
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Love: Supernatural finale
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John Lithgow on Colbert, that is more than swell, that is Emmy award winning!!!!!
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Swell: Shut up about the Sun! SHUT UP ABOUT THE SUN! (the Office...) ROTFL
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I loved last Saturday's episode of Doctor Who, the one written by Neil Gaiman.
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Swell - Creed as boss in The office, I laughed so haard!
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Macho man died? Bummer! RIP
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Bradley Withford as Red John was swell, he was so creepy
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Why is the end of the world tomorrow? Did I miss an announcement? I thought it was only 2012 from the Maya's everyone was stacking up food for. Well, it better end, I'm ill and have to go to work anyway today, so if I could get out of that, I think I'll take it.
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I WAS going to say Hell: No Community :c, but you guys just had to squeeze it into the Swell Side! Thanks guys! And @mgreen1987, I don't think the article was leading us to believe that was Daniel Roebuck, but showing how awesome the motion capture is that we know just by the pictures who else was in the game.
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I don't think that's Doc ARZT, which would be Daniel Roebuck, but rather the pilot Seth Norris, played by Greg Grunberg.
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swell: Parks and Recreation!!
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I was surprisingly pissed at Bones getting pregnant. I understand that it's necessary because Emily is pregnant and they can't exactly hide that, but for some reason, they way they set everything up seemed really wrong to me. They just got rid of one baby plot to start another one. Plus, killing Vincent, the only intern I actually really liked, pissed me off too. I nearly cried. Bones has been sinking in my esteem lately for their way too obvious product placements and Bones' clunky dialogue and manner, but this might tip me over the edge. The finale was so hum drum, last weeks episode should have been it, and left the fans wondering, "did they or didn't they?" Well, they obviously did, and even these two geniuses couldn't remember to use a condom.
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It's not the end of the world tomorrow, just the Rapture. The Armageddon won't be until October 21st.
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Yeah, I totally LOVE the pregnancy curveball on Bones! Though I do wish we could have seen Booth and Brennan seal the deal, but, I get that Emily Deschanel might feel uncomfortable with that right now so it's okay, I can wait until next season for some lovin' ;D It's gonna be interesting, that's for sure! This was a unique way to see Booth and Brennan get together because the fans still feel a sense of UST since we didn't see the sex happen, and, there's a new problem to work through so it's not all happy-lovey-domestic-bliss... they have to raise a BABY! Woo! (Can you imagine?? XD)
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I think Nerd Night works better than Geek/Genre Night. And while Fringe, Supernatural and Grimm will go head to head, so will Chuck and Nikita.
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John Lithgow was not "swell" on Colbert?
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Whats with Bones, Vincents death should have been the season finale!!!!!!!

And did John Lithgow rock and now deserves an Emmy for his guest performance on the Colbert Report? Simply awesome!!!!!
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Swell: Patrick Jane giving Red John a SERIOUS case of Lead Poisoning on "The Mentalist".
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chuck, fringe and supernatural are all going to be on at the same time? thats so stupid!!
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Swell, Adam Carolla on Kimmel bringing the Podcast Record to the US!
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