TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (November 12)

Here's what we loved and hated on TV this week!

Swell


... ESPN's The Best That Never Was
The 30 for 30 series continued its greatness with the heartbreaking tale of the greatest high school football player ever.


... The one-letter Wheel of Fortune solver
A good feeling about it, indeed. Well played, you freak of nature.




... The Eastbound & Down finale
Kenny Powers as an object of sympathy? Incredible. We teared up at his reaction to finding out April is pregnant with his baby.


... Glee's all-boys a cappella performance of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream
Even if you hate Katy Perry AND Glee, it was awesome.




... Madonna on Ellen
It was hilarious how easily she switched between her normal awkward self and the pretentious British-accented version of herself.


... The return of Annie's Boobs on Community
Plus, if you watch at the very beginning when Troy says "I want to lick it," (referring to the puppy) you can see—spoiler alert!—a tiny monkey hand reach up and grab the pen.

Hell


... Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" is stuck in our head
Thanks to the aforementioned awesome performance on Glee.


... JJ's hair on No Ordinary Family
If you're so smart, why do you have such a stupid haircut?


... Gwyneth Paltrow performing at the CMAs
Sure, her voice is fine, but why is she a country star now?


... Rubicon getting canceled?
It's sad to see AMC's hit streak come to an end.


... The racist dude on Walking Dead
Graphic novels may be heavy handed by nature, but we're not sure it works on TV.

What made your list of loves and hates this week?

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miss Rubicon. waiting for the dvd to come out. Rubicon was THE show of the week after Castle. how can they cancel Rubicon?
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Don't watch Glee but when they did the Rocky Horror Picture Show thing, I was right there. Excellent
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Will Rubicon be cancelled as was The Paper Chase for excessive quality? Bring it back. I need my fix.
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I feel completely betrayed by AMC's cancellation of Rubicon. It was the most intelligent, paranoia-inducing spy series since "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" aired over 30 years ago. I guess that may be the reason AMC sold it down the figurative river.
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I'm beginning to become unenthralled with Glee. Last season it was absolutely my favorite show on television. This season... ehhh not so much. For some reason they have decided to make this season the Kurt Hummel show. Seriously, with the exception of possibly the Rocky Horror Glee show, EVERY other episode this year has been about Kurt. Last season we waited to see if Rachel and Finn were going to be together and at the end they finally were, and this season it's like they are nothing more than walk-on parts. Now, they've made Sue Sylvester the Principal? Seriously? Has this once great show alreay jumped the shark? I'm beginning to wonder...
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But Rubicon was just getting started... :-(
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Community FTW.

Glee... ehhh.
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And Justin Bieber looks like something pulled out of clay, so yeah..
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JJ's hair looks like Justin Bieber's hair.
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@ Glee... LOL, I h8 having gay songs stuck in me head! I iz a pir8, Rrr!
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Re: Caitlin winning the trip to Grenada - in the exotic, beautiful Caribbean.
Sun, sea and sandy beaches? Sounds amazing.
What could possibly go wrong?
*Other than the part about flying one "freak of nature" through another (The Bermuda Triangle).
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Re: Madonna on Ellen - Understand when you're saying Madonna would sometimes fall into this role of British pretentiousness, but I don't see that in the interview.
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Re: The racist dude on Walking Dead - Haven't read the comics, so I didn't know he wasn't in them and when I saw the ep I hated the character but I didn't hate the fact that he was in the story. But if the racist guy wasn't in the comics I wonder why they wrote him in, though. Since I don't know how all of this is going to play out in this season, I can't yet comment on that. But admittedly, my first thought is, why racism again? While it is true that in or after the apocalypse, probably not everyone's first thought and/or instinct is to be friendly, why choose to do so now?
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Well shucks. I didn't get around to watching Eastbound & Down OR Community yet... I Fail.
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I had no problem with the racist guy on Walking Dead, usually I hate racists, but like he said, in the apocalypse I doubt the first thing that comes to people's minds is being nice, it was pretty "realistic"
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Lethal Weapon 5!!!! (IASIP)
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I can not believe she solved that from one letter, simply amazing! and the freak of nature comment made me lol!
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A miss on Glee, the episode was just awful. Preachy and waaaaaaaaay too over dramatic.
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Thing is, the redneck character wasn't in the comic book...
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I was pissed that CSI Miami was pre-empted and now the schedule for its upcoming episodes is all messed up. That's definitely on my Hell list.
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At least Gwyneth Paltrow HAS the talent to pull this off...unlike some others who have tried it. Or even like some others who have actually made "music" their career! I say, go for it Gwyn!
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Walking Dead is a great new show, but you might have a point about the racist redneck. I still thought it was good, but you might have a point.



I might be wrong, but I heard that character wasn't even in the graphic novels. I heard he was an addition for the show. Anyone know for sure?
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Sherlock needs to be on the Swell list.
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Rubicon is better than Mad Men, it getting canceled leaves me with just The Walking Dead for their channel now. I didn't like the "Teenage Dream" performance at all. a all boys school where not everybody is gay would soooo totally rock out to Katy Perry. [/sarcasm] it just wasn't believable at all, even for Glee. The Wheel Of Fortune lady was awe-some, as is Community. always.
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@MidgardDragon99: This bothers me about all people saying TV.com never puts out any good articles; then why the hell do you read them? I mean, I'm not putting a gun to your head to do it. And I sure as hell don't want to read about it.
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I'm guessing Gwyneth Paltrow is doing everything she can to promote her new movie... Advertisement's a b*tch.
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Hell- Criticizing stupid things instead of the real "hell" stuff on tv (which is a lot)
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Another anti-Walking Dead week, eh? Good job, trash one of the best shows on TV. Oh wait that's what "we suck at TV.com" does.
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I was sure through the whole Community episode that the Dean took the pen.



I am still having trouble suspending my disbelief that nobody noticed the sound of the monkey opening or closing the vent cover.



Why no video to go with "Annie's boobs" in the "Swell" list?
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In case you don't know, Paltrow has a movie coming out where she plays a country singer, the song "Country Strong" is the main song from the movie of the same name.
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