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

It was a big week for television, with American Idol wrapping up its season and saying goodbye to Simon, network schedules all mapped out, and the unofficial start of summer. But let's not kid ourselves: It was all about the series finale of Lost. So let's kick things off with a special Lost-themed review of the week before we get to the normal stuff.

Walking into the Light


... Watching our hero, Jack, finally let go.
We loved him, then hated him, then loved him. A fantastic end to a fantastic arc for a guy you just had to root for.

... The debate over what actually happened
It rages on. A good finale lets its viewers choose the ending that's right for them.

...The way Lost SHOULD have ended
This animated GIF would have been a much better ending than the real one.

Not Getting Into the Church


... The unanswered questions
By our estimation, we still have 60,624 questions about the show.

... Tying up loose ends for $59.99
But you can get some of them on the Season 6 DVD set bonus disc. That is NOT cool.

... Sayid's eternal love
Is Shannon? What's Nadia!? Chopped [insert Iraqi equivalent to liver]?

Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

Swell:


... Teenage werewolves
Thank goodness for this hard-hitting news report. They're among us.



... The Soup's farewell to The Tyra Banks Show



... The outfits on the Gaga episode of Glee
Epic.

... TV-related e-cards
Our faves are this one about the Lost finale and the cancellation of Law & Order.

... The 24 finale
A fitting ending for Jack Bauer, one of television's most patriotic psychopaths!

Hell:


... The schlockiness of the American Idol finale
Especially this tribute to Simon.



... FlashForward's finale
Way to wrap things up with another flashforward that makes no sense at all. Thank God we don't care anymore.

... Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" on Glee
There's inappropriate, and then there's INAPPROPRIATE. Singing this song during a sensitive mother-daughter reunion qualifies as the latter.

... The men of The Bachelorette
This crew of douchenozzles, dweebs, and premature ejaculators actually makes us miss Jake. But it does make for great TV.

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I love GLEE. The song was great.
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They obviously wrote and filmed the end of FlashForward before news it was cancelled. With another season behind it, it would have made sense, but for some reason you lot just don't understand that.
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I have been a huge Lost fan, and I have mixed feelings about the series finale. But the video of How Lost Should Have Ended was hysterical and took the sting out of some of these mixed feelings. Thanks for the link!
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sorry, i meant "it was brilliantly sung"
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I liked poker face on glee, it made that kinda serious, sensitive sceen a little more.."childish" maybe, and i think that expressed Rachels missing childhood with her mom.. i liked it :) and however i dont really like the actual song, i think it was brilliantly written, reminded me of Lady Gagas performance on SNL :)
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poker face isn't inappropriate when Lady Gaga sings it. Its only on the remix kid cudi does with Kanye and Common that it gets kinky
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24 ending was fantastic ....... the best show ever made
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I love Joel the Soup never disappoints!
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All a dog's dream. Totally explains the fixation on Walt until he wasn't there. I mean--

Squirrel!
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Chuck?
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Yeah, I'm really disappointed with the men on the bachelorette, but Ali has a different taste, that's for sure, giving the first rose to Lorenzo (?).
This shall be an interesting season! :D
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I agree that Chuck deserved a mention as well as 24... Furthermore, I totally agree with Poker Face being inappropriate... If they wanted to play a GaGa song at that moment, Murphy should have chosen Brown Eyes, which is a beautiful ballad that goes awesomely with Idina's superb voice!!
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The Chuck finale was terrific.
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Lol to the animated GIF. I'm mildly creeped out by Teen Werewolves though.
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(A good finale lets its viewers choose the ending that's right for them.)

...Totally agree...LOST ended perfectly!
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LOL at teen werewolves.
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Heh, that would've been a better finale
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The Chuck finale was amazing, definitely the best thing I saw all week since I don't watch Lost. And how deluded are those "teen wolves"? Seriously? The people in gangs want attention more than you? I think that they're more than a little mixed up about who are "posers".
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No love for the Chuck finale saddens me. Not being a Losty, it's probably the best thing I saw on television all week.
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no chuck finale = fail
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Gaga outfits were really AMAZING! But poker face was a little weird ( the song itself was really nice, specially with their beautiful voices but..the moment was just... weird!)
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24 finale, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm you mean there were other things on?
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My big thing from Glee was Finn being the only one who faced consequences from him fight with Kurt. They acted like Kurt was completely guiltless! And you missed Chuck's finale completely!
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Nice clip from The Soup. LOL.
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Gotta love The Soup! As for A.I, I don't watch it but the finale was all over the entertainment news...incredibly sad how it was all about Simon and not the poor kid who won it all!!! 'Nuff said...
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If you are the 1 in a billion who haven't watched the lost finale yet, watch the gif instead, trust me! You will feel alot better and alot less disappointed.
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This is the first time I know and agree with everything you are talking about. And don't judge me for watching The Bachelorette.
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Lost was a cop out, let's leave it at that. itwas good for the way they ended it, it was a cop out though. those "werewolf" kids are insane, wolves wouldn't have cat eyes or vampire fangs either lol that one girl said "gangs are posers and just want attention" and what do you think you are? crazy lol. i actually liked all the past Idols with the exception of David Cook doing their performance, but Crystal should've won. Glee fit the theme though, they aren't going to ignore each other, just put on a 'poker face' when they see each other around
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fixed the link to the gif! here it is again, just in case: http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/05/how-lost-should-have-ended-pic.html
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The gif link doesn't work.
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"Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" on Glee" It's true that for the scene they used it in it was really inappropriate, but I still enjoyed the song itself.
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"A good finale lets its viewers choose the ending that's right for them."
Bullsh*t. Those people waited 6 years to be handed a "here's alot of sad/happy/crying moments to help you forget about all that island stuff!"
That was one helluva way to cop out.
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Yay for less Tyra Banks on TV. Now they just need to end ANTM.
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The link to the gif doesn't work. It says .htm instead .html



Anyway...it sucks.
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