TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (May 21)

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

Swell:

... The new face of Jack Bauer
A masked and armored Jack Bauer working his way toward a cowering Charles Logan on 24? BAD. ASS.

... The trailer for Fox's Lonestar
It looks good!



... Neil Patrick Harris on Glee
How great of a name is Bryan Ryan?

... The East Dillon vs. West Dillon rivalry on Friday Night Lights
We weren't sure they would be able to pull this off, but now we want to see J.D. McCoy get his smug self sacked for a 10-pints-of-blood loss.

... "Lost Eyeballs"
See for yourself...



... Alterna-everyone on Fringe
This other universe looks so much cooler than the one we're stuck with.

Hell:

... Law and Order: Los Angeles
Must we bring law and order to every single city in the world? Maybe they should start somewhere that needs it, like Fallujah.

... NBC pushing Parks and Rec to midseason next year
So let us get this straight: The show has a creative renaissance, works extra hard to get things ready for the fall, and it's rewarded with a demotion?

... Knowing there's only a finite amount of Lost left
And we just know Tim is going to be disappointed.

... The overwrought staging of "Hallelujah" on American Idol
Or as we like to think of it, the "Passion of DeWyze." Even for a show that's all glitz, it was over the top.



... The shame that is Outsourced
Three steps backward for civilized society. We can't wait to hear the backlash!



What made your list of loves and hates this week?

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Fringe is AWESOME! :D love the alternate everyone! except walternate, he's evil. but that's what makes it great! and olivia of course, always love her. :]
DIehardfringefan. all i have to say. and lost! haven't seen the finale yet, but can't wait to. and how on earth are they going to tie all the loose ends?!!
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I cant believe all the shows that have been cancelled this season. Trama was a great show, Ghost Whisperer, Numbers, Miami Medical, just to name a few. I live in a small town where there is nothing to do unless you are a redneck drunk so We watched tv.
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Parks and Recreation should be taken off the air immediately. It still sucks.
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You are so fearful of appearing Godly and maintaining your chic, anti-Christian stance, that you can't appreciate the beauty of a song like Hallelujah. It's amazing how fearful you secular progressives are in appreciating anything that might suggest a love for God or Jesus Christ.

I'll be praying for you, asking God to give you the strength to resist the temptation to condemn anything Godly for the sake of appearing "cool", and open your minds and hearts, so that you will allow yourselves the opportunity accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Hopefully, it will give you enough strength to quit trying so hard to be "fashionable" and pick up a Bible and discover what the rest of us already know, that God is a forgiving God and no matter what you have done or said in your lives, your sins can be forgiven. May God bless you!
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The season finale of CSI Miami was ... for lack of a better term ... OMG!!!!!!
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Season finale of Chuck was AWESOME!!
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A masked and armored Jack Bauer = Iron Man
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watched most of Lost and came to the same conclusion i did when i saw the first episode no one could survive a plane crash of that magnitude. in the end good v bad and where they went
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im so mad about the outsoursed show. it seems so stupid
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BONES FINALEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND IM SO LOST WITH LOST....
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Bones and Grey's Anatomy finales were both amazing, especially Grey's! How is it not on this list?
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LOST...I am still thinking about the fantastic ending
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LOVED the first part of the Grey's Anatomy season finale. Can't wait for the second part finale next week :D The season has been kind of blah, but this was EPIC. They brought it on strong and I loved it!
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24 was awesome. I hate, hate, hate that it is ending.
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Iron Jack - The Bauerminator!!! Uber-cool!!! TV will never be the same without Jack Bauer and nothing will ever be able to replace 24.
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Hate! Hate!. Hate !!!!!!!! 24 going off the air next week.
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Waht about the season finale of Grey's anatomy????.... that was EPIC!!!
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Fringe and NCIS were awesome. Was away so missed 24 and Castle and the PVR took a vacation...
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Fringe was sooo freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want more!!!!
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on nbc with their new law and order in los angeles there is nothing special about it the celebrities get away with everything thats their law and order. which is why the original was and still will be the very best you never new what was going to happen and good guys sometimes lost
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lol that armor Jack wore made me think of predator
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Lee was awesome
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You don't know what you're talking about. Lee DeWyze was fantastic.
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Armored and Iron Jack Bauer look very fantastic
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LOVED LEE AND HALLELUJAH !!!
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fringe and glee were awesome. i expected nothing less. and yes P&R being pushed to midseason is CRAAAAAAP. i expect it to be moved up as soon as Outsourced premieres on the N(ow)B(eing)C(anceled) network. and also, I liked Tim Urban's version of Hallelujah more than Lee DeWyze's. Crystal better win.
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Ya I'm not loving the bleak and dismal new season ahead. I think I will be happier watching reruns of good TV then spend any time giving new shows a chance. I mean CBS cancelled Accidentally on Purpose which was a great show so I have zero faith in networks anymore....
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Re: Law & Order: Los Angeles: What's the point of ragging on a show that we haven't even seen yet? Plus , up to now, Law & Order has confined itself to New York, so your rant is doubly nonsensical. I'll take the bug on the collar over masked Jack, though.
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Armored Jack does look great
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I hope Outsource crashes on impact. The show looks horrible.
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WTH? no greys anatomy finale for the swell? well that's on my list for swell, and for hell would have to be the mentalist finale, it solved nothing.
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I feel sorry for Deidrich Bader, and NBC
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I played back the scenes in which they say "Bryan Ryan". I absolutely adore that name, I just want to hug it (and NPH as well, as long as I'm doing it anyway ;).

Tim is always disappointed about Lost. But then again - I can't stand the unnecessarity of the show, so I won't read about it anyhow. And Alterna-Fringe was fantastic! Thank god Charlie is back, and hopefully here to stay! And I never realised how completely sexy Broyles is in tight clothes...
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Alterna-Fringe was definitely a high point for me this week.
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not fair about parks and rec! but you guys are right! jack bauer is bad ass!
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My list of hates mainly include the fact that my shows are now on hiatus until September. :( I want them back now.
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i am still upset with CBS. first they get rid of so many of their tv shows then bring in crap. SERIOUSLY who is going to watch anything with william shatner on it. the other thing that bothers me is that they are moving around all their tv shows to make way for the news, none of which we know are even that good yet. hopefully things get better soon.
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if i didn't know better, i'd say that the outsourced trailer was for some straight-to-dvd movie
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