1 | Orphan Black‘s tail reveal: Crazy awesome or just plain crazy? And did the special insignia ring on Helena’s handler’s finger give any Elementary fans a deja vu moment flashing back to last month’s “Dead Man’s Switch” episode?
2 | Wouldn’t Revenge‘s big Patrick cliffhanger have packed a bigger punch had they actually cast an actor in time for the finale and not been forced to use a random, awkward-sounding off-screen voice? (Speaking of which, who do you envision playing Victoria’s MIA spawn?) And who is the grandma that Jack shipped Carl off to? Jennifer Jason Leigh’s crazy Kara??
3 | Up until the finale’s penultimate scene, did Once Upon a Time have you fearing that the show would forever (and annoyingly) avoid referring to Peter Pan by name? And with “Aurora” and “Mulan” now starring in new shows, will it fall on Phillip to nurse Neal back to health?
4 | Has Mad Men‘s Don crossed the line from antihero to just plain unlikable/despicable? Are you relieved that Don’s affair with Sylvia is over, in light of the unsettling turn it took? On the other end of the spectrum, has anyone ever deserved a nice guy like Bob more than Joan?
6 | Hey, Castle — “You get this job, you move to D.C., I’ll never see you”…? What, you can’t write your novels from a brownstone in Dupont Circle?
7 | To all the How I Met Your Mother viewers saying Cristin Milioti isn’t pretty or hot enough to be the mother: 1) Seriously? 2) Maybe Ted isn’t hot enough for her? And are you relieved that one more season is coming, considering the creators said they always envisioned ending with just a glimpse of the mother? Or has the idea of “the longest wedding weekend ever” turned you off?
8 | Did 2 Broke Girls have you thinking for a moment there that TVLine’s May Sweeps Scorecard had reserved a “Fatalities” slot for electrocuted Max?
10 | Can The Mindy Project add Anders Holm as a regular for Season 2? We know Mindy and Danny are endgame, but Pastor Casey – particularly in the season finale — is just so great.
11 | Who else thought Arrow might kill Thea and is still shocked that the series had the balls — or was it foolishness? — to off one of its best characters? (And we didn’t even like Tommy at first!) Also, does anyone have an official tally on how many of the show’s 23 episodes found a way to get Oliver shirtless?
13 | Based on Wednesday’s Chicago Fire, how likely are you to watch Chicago PD next season?
14 | If Maddie’s paternity is such a huge secret on Nashville, maybe Rayna should’ve kept the evidence of it somewhere more safe than her closet, no? And the show is going to introduce a smokin’ hot, country boyfriend for Chris Carmack’s Will next season, right?
15 | When you think about the Modern Family storylines that might’ve come out of it, are you kinda sad that Hayley didn’t make it as a Laker Girl?
16 | What’s more wack — a CSI such as Morgan Brody (and not a police detective) going undercover as a hooker, or a medical examiner such as Body of Proof‘s Megan Hunt (and not a police detective) pursuing murder suspects?
17 | Despite its sharp ratings decline and persistent rumors of its demise, isn’t it amazing that American Idol managed to present an almost fairytale-level Season 12 finale, in which the most consistently excellent, risk-taking vocalist actually managed to win the whole enchilada? Also, which was more bizarre: Aretha Franklin performing via satellite as the Top 5 girls gamely sang “backup,” or Mariah Carey presenting a badly cut-together, badly dubbed pre-taped medley?
18 | Which coupley moment on The Vampire Diaries made you swoon more: Elena’s confession to Damon… Klaus telling Caroline he intends to be her last love… or Matt and Rebekah’s “date” plans?
19 | When might be the last time one actor — in this case, Sendhil Ramamurthy — appeared in two season finales (here, The Office and Beauty and the Beast) airing opposite each other? (That said: Very different roles!)
20 | In the Beauty and the Beast finale, wasn’t it nice of Gabe’s guards to afford Vincent and Catherine more than two minutes to stop for a heart-to-heart convo, in the midst of being chased? Kinda like how Arrow’s Oliver hit pause on, you know, saving his city to chat with Laurel about how the island revealed “the real him.”
21 | We’re all for suspending disbelief, but let’s be real: There was no way in hell Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jackson could’ve survived that bus explosion, right? Do you buy Arizona’s argument that Callie lost “nothing” in the plane crash? And how obvious was it that Richard was in for a “shock,” once the handyman told him how simple it is to flick the power back on?
22 | In an otherwise clever, twisty Scandal finale, was blood-spattered sadistic Quinn a bit hard to swallow? In all his snooping, Jake never came across a photo of Olivia’s father? Could Harrison (again) have had less to do? And can some cable channel air the alt-verse version of Scandal where Olivia’s FLOTUS transition plan actually plays out?
23 | Which moment from The Office‘s swan song moved you
Mose most: Michael showing up at Dwight’s wedding with a “That’s what she said!”… Pam secretly selling their house and telling Jim it’s time to move on… Erin reuniting with her birth parents… or the crowd cheering on Andy with a rousing ‘Ri-di-dit-di-doo!’ chant? (Also, did you hear the news? Michael Scott has kids… plural!)
24 | Given how there was not a peep about Elementary‘s casting of Moriarty, shouldn’t we have seen it coming that he was actually Irene Adler? And do you wish they hadn’t caught her so quickly?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Mad Men, Supernatural, Glee and The Office!
1 | So Kyle dies on Smash, and suddenly everyone forgets that his BFF Jimmy took the stage high as a kite — leading to Karen’s injury! — and allows him to reprise the lead role in Hit List? Srsly? Also, is Sam the most professionally hard-done-by character on any show this season?
2 | We hate to play favorites, but can Orphan Black spend every episode in the suburbs with Alison?
3 | Did Once Upon a Time raid the cute child actor farm for its Bae/Neverland backstory? And was that one brother of Wendy’s plucked out of a Wallace & Gromit short?
4 | Is there any possible way the merging of Mad Men’s competing ad firms will work out well for Peggy?
5 | Were you surprised by how sad you were to see Game of Thrones‘ Ros used for Joffrey’s target practice?
7 | Did Castle‘s Tony Almeda rush to judgement in courting Kate with a plum job interview? After all, isn’t the whole “using silence in an interrogation” gimmick simply Cop Show 101?
8 | How heartbreaking was it to see The Voice judge Adam have to cut the unique, adorable Caroline Glaser from his intensely deep team while — thanks to the “three contestants in the finale for every judge” rule — Blake, Usher and Shakira were allowed to keep cannon-fodder contestants The Swon Brothers, Josiah Hawley and Garrett Gardner?
9 | Where does the line to hug Awkward‘s Matty start?
10 | We’re all for heeding the advice of one’s parents, but does it really make sense that New Girl Jess’ dad could come in for a day and mess up months’ worth of romantic progress between her and Nick?
11 | The Mindy Project fans: Team Casey, Team Brendan or Team Danny? (Be honest: We’re all Team Bones, right?)
12 | Could RuPaul’s Drag Race Reunion Show/Finale have been any more scripted/polite/boring?
13 | Did NCIS guest star Colin Hanks come across as an Evil McGee? And are “Tiva” fans now being cruelly toyed with?
14 | Was Modern Family‘s Jay almost painful to listen to this week? If Ed O’Neill is that sick, can’t he rerecord (“loop in”) his lines once he’s well?
15 | Which of Arrow‘s DC-verse nods did you enjoy more: Ferris Air (aka Green Lantern Hal Jordan’s employer) or Tommy’s “Why so serious?” (a la The Dark Knight‘s Joker)? And can we get Warehouse 13‘s Joanna Kelley to play Thea’s long-lost big sister? Eerie resemblance.
16 | Didn’t the heartbreaking way Supernatural killed off another cool, human female character in Sarah make you thankful that at least one, Charlie, is still alive? (Amelia doesn’t count.)
17 | Now that Nashville‘s Rayna and Deacon are together, what’s more likely to happen first: Deke figures out he’s Maddie’s father, or Rayna crumbles under the guilt and just tells him?
18 | Did anyone find out if there were subzero temperatures in Hell after American Idol actually wound up with the two most talented vocalists in the Season 12 finale?
20 | Vampire Diaries fans, which non-returning ghost did you miss most and wish had come back? Aunt Jenna? Mason Lockwood? Rose?
21 | Was this why the probable cause of Rachel’s vanishing act in the Glee finale? And we’re all for harmony and happiness for New Directions, but the writers are not actually considering a romantic future for Ryder and his “Catfishing” perpetrator Unique, are they? ‘Cause those little sideways glances during their Regionals performances sure seemed to be pointing in that direction! Also, wouldn’t it be nice if the awesome Amy Aquino’s role as one of Funny Girl’s producers gets expanded in Season 5?
22 | Did you ever think The Office would revisit that Christmas card Jim kept from Pam in Season 2 — and so perfectly to boot? (Squee!) Was Daryl’s dancing goodbye all you’d hoped it would be? By the way, do you suspect Michael’s cameo will come at the Dwangela wedding?
23 | Scandal spoiler alert! Is David Rosen truly abetting Alabtross, or might he be operating on his own agenda, to out the mole and in doing so get his career back? And did Mellie almost knock you off your chair with her “I have a hairdresser” slam-speech?
24 | Dare we ask, Defiance, what “the Irathient Swirl” entails…?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Bones, New Girl, Nashville, Arrow and Grey’s Anatomy!
1 | Smash is obviously on the path toward “redeeming” self-absorbed, drug-addicted, obnoxious Jimmy, but after he took the stage high as a kite (leading to a mid-performance injury to Karen) and later chewed out the entire cast and crew (screaming “I’m the only one that did anything anyway!”), won’t the writers’ efforts inevitably be a case of too little too late?
2 | Do Once Upon a Time‘s Peasant Regina and Scandal‘s Homeless Huck share a hairdresser? Speakings of the former show, Dear Snow White: If you don’t at least take out the Evil Queen’s kneecap with an arrow upon seeing that she murdered an entire village, when do you use your bow?
3 | So let us get this straight: Mad Men‘s Peggy accepts a lift home from from Don and Megan following the the Ad Club Awards and they don’t show us the ride? To be a fly on the wall of that Coupe de Ville.
4 | Game of Thrones‘ Jon Snow sure is a fast learner, isn’t he? And if there are caves warm enough to strip naked north of the wall, why do the wildlings insist on living in tents in the snow?
5 | As cool as the twist with Cary was, did any Good Wife fans really think Alicia would arrange a rendezvous with Will in the house her kids call home?
7 | Did The Following‘s Ryan really need a big kitchen knife to open a measly plastic bag?
8 | How sweet (and oddly romantic) was New Girl‘s unexpected flashback of a much heavier Schmidt bumping into Cece at Clyde’s Bar and being so flummoxed that he could only ask her if she liked DVDs?
9 | How are we feeling about Awkward‘s new couple, Jake and Tamara? Does the idea of T finally getting a good guy, coupled with their crazy energy, outweigh the bizarreness of the pairing?
10 | Matthew Gray Gubler never directs any garden-variety Criminal Minds episode, does he? Like, did even Hannibal Lecter watch this week’s episode and get the creeps? And then they cap it off with a huge “Awwwww” of a Maeve cameo!
11 | Not to belabor a point, but is Arrow‘s Felicity one of TV’s most entertaining characters? (And wasn’t the graphic emblem on her shirt almost Superman-like?) Also, the Sam “Flash Gordon” Jones wig aside, didn’t Arrow do a pretty good job of making Flashback Oliver look boyish and non-chiseled — almost, gasp, doughy?
12 | Nashville‘s Will-Gunnar kiss: total surprise or saw-it-coming-from-a-mile-away? (We swear, we almost put a question into this column weeks ago about whether Will was playing for the other team — or at least both teams.) On that note…
13 | If American Idol really wants to give a jolt to its ratings for the last few weeks of Season 12, shouldn’t it stop considering J.Lo as a replacement for Mariah, and instead swap out Randy Jackson for this week’s brash, goofy, opinionated mentor Harry Connick, Jr.? (That’s change we can believe in…and set our DVRs for!)
14 | Show of hands, The Americans fans: Who was surprised/relieved both Nina and Claudia made it out of the finale alive?
15 | Has Big Bang Theory undone all the progress it made with Raj by saddling him with a precious, foo-foo dog? And can Professor Proton move into the guys’ building? (On the first floor, of course.)
16 | Do you think Grey’s Anatomy newbie Lauren will, ahem, “Google” Arizona proper before the season’s over? Who else let out a “whoa…” when Bailey’s obsessive-compulsive project was revealed? And are you having a tough time picturing admittedly douchey Chest Pecwell as a violent person, let alone one who beats on women?
17 | Scandal‘s James sure lucked into a nice little “get” there for his first on-camera gig, eh? But what happened to Liv’s stance that she can’t rob America of a great president to sate her own heart?
18 | Anyone catch So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 winner Melanie Moore in the ensemble of Kate Hudson’s performance of “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” on Glee? And if so, don’t you wish she’d gotten just a smidge more airtime?
19 | Did the random pedestrian on Elementary really call the rude guy who walked into her a “dildo”? So odd, right?
20 | Why is eye-gouging — as seen on The Following all season and Hannibal this week — the latest go-to embellishment for fictional serial killers? And doesn’t it seem odd that a murderer as meticulous as Lecter would leave a drawing of his latest victim out in the open, where anyone could find it?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Castle, NCIS, The Office and Scandal!
1 | Can Orphan Black have more scenes of soccer mom Alison getting into character as Sarah? Because that was delightful!
2 | Was anyone able to follow what was going on at the end of Doctor Who’s “pocket universe” adventure? All we seem to remember is the empath lady howling. A lot.
3 | Are Game of Thrones‘ Lord Varys and Lady Olenna Redwyne your new favorite pairing on the show?
4 | Could Mad Men have been any more subtle in revealing which firm landed the Heinz ketchup account? And Peggy is brilliant and capable all on her own, and we get that the student has become the master, but why undercut her growth by having her use one of Don’s lines?
5 | Has there been a funnier sight gag on TV this season than Veep‘s Jonah sneaking behind Selina and using his torso to block the backdrop of a pig on a spit as the Vice President spoke about her daughter’s controversial college paper on the Israel-Palestine conflict?
6 | Between the CDC having no clue about Arastoo’s infection on Bones and The Following‘s FBI walking into another one of Joe’s traps (which ended up with one of their own buried alive!), wasn’t Monday a terrible night for fictional federal agencies? But The Following FBI agents got what they deserved by stupidly not checking for weapons, right?
7 | How incredibly different — and fanbase-polarizing! — would Castle Season 3 have been if someone as dashing as Ioan Gruffudd (who this week guested and tempted as Erik Vaughn) had been cast as Josh?
8 | With great folks like The Voice‘s Jessica Childress and Patrick Dodd failing to score Steals in favor of inferior vocalists, wouldn’t it be better if the show changed its format in Season 5 and allowed the coaches to make their choices at the end of Battle Rounds, from the entire pool of available contestants?
9 | NCIS‘ obvious, ginormous, episode-ending drama aside, didn’t the Berlin cafe where Ziva and Tony met up with her contact look like it was situated on the exact same Baltimore street Gibbs and McGee stood on earlier?
10 | Hart of Dixie‘s George is probably going to change his mind eventually, but how great was it to see him stick by Tansy and reject Zoe?
11 | How can anyone not be Team Matty on Awkward?
12 | Was there a sweeter moment on American Idol this season than Candice Glover losing her mind as Drake came out on stage to thank her for covering his “Find Your Love,” and then watching her three remaining rivals (Amber, Angie and Kree) lose their minds with excitement for their colleague?
13 | Was all of The Office Season 9′s Jim and Pam heartache worth it for this week’s incredibly moving and nostalgia-filled concluding scene? (Bonus points for another Michael Scott moment being thrown in!)
14 | Vampire Diaries burning question: Will the baby be a hybrid like his papa? Or since it was the werewolf side of Klaus that impregnated Hayley, is it an all werewolf baby?
15 | Really, Beauty and the Beast‘s Catherine? You’re surprised/frustrated that the giant room full of top-secret computer servers is password-protected?
16 | On Scandal, was anyone else surprised Liv didn’t spend more time grilling Fitz about the, um, security cameras he had installed in her apartment?
17 | Alphas fans, did this week’s Big Bang Theory take a little sting out of the Syfy show’s cancellation? Or just make you miss it more?
18 | Were Hannibal‘s “angels” the most disturbing thing you’ve seen on network TV in some time?
19 | Can New Girl sue that beer commercial featuring the Jess/Nick/Winston-like roommates bidding a couch adieu?
20 | Did anybody else feel sorry for Grey’s Anatomy doc Jackson when, every time he made a suggestion (good or bad), the Super Friends gleefully voted him down? Wouldn’t you think at least one of the plane crash survivors/board members would be a little more politic and less cliquish?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Game of Thrones, Bates Motel, Dallas and The Vampire Diaries!
1 | Anyone else getting an Alyssa Milano vibe from Orphan Black‘s soccer mom clone?
2 | Did you Google “Meereenese knot” after Game of Thrones‘ Tyrion mentioned it was one of the prostitute’s talents? And what, exactly, does Pod know about ladies that Tyrion doesn’t?
3 | So many Mad Men questions: Is Joan moonlighting as a flight attendant? (If so, does she get to speak more in that other job?) Can someone explain to us why all these women want to shtup swarmy Pete? (And how much did you cheer when Trudy gave him the heave-ho?) Are Peggy and Stan quickly becoming your favorite couple? (That said, shouldn’t Peggy have known that telling her boss about the Heinz ketchup account was going to make him want to go after it?!)
4 | Did The Good Wife — which is set in Chicago but shoots in New York City — make a massive continuity error, or did Fox News relocate their headquarters (trademark news ticker and all, see photo) to the Windy City?
5 | Could the director of the MTV Movie Awards have possibly done a worse job of establishing the Pitch Perfect cast reunion during the opening medley?
6 | Were you as shocked as we were that The Following‘s FBI team finally got a win in the form of rescuing Joey? (But wasn’t their failure to immediately cuff the follower who “turned herself in” a huge, unforgivable mistake? Also, are they allergic to back-up?) And are you bummed that Roderick won’t be around to antagonize both Joe and Emma?
7 | Was there any doubt that Bones‘ Brennan would catch the bouquet at the wedding of Booth’s mom?
8 | As wonderful as The Voice has been this season, wouldn’t it be even better if there was a little less “here’s what happened before the break” recapping and “here’s what’s coming up” previewing — especially since some of the Battle Rounds (including the terrific Grace Askew’s) were edited back to mere snippets?
9 | Did Dallas taunt us as much as Christopher with the promise of seeing Pam again, played by… whomever? Was anyone expecting the very final scene to be a reveal that she is in fact alive, instead of an overreacting Elena impulsively aligning herself with some unseen Mexican warlord?
10 | Can the Bates Motel producers please slap name tags on Norma’s older son Dylan and her cop boyfriend Zack? It’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell them apart. And sure, she’s bats–t crazy, but Norma’s unflagging commitment to the lie that she had nothing to do with the murder of Keith Summers was truly impressive, no?
11 | Biggest shocker in Awkward‘s very packed premiere: Jenna’s pregnancy scare or the death of Ricky Schwartz? And be honest: Aren’t you a little thrilled to be rid of Ricky?
12 | Better season-finale “canine conversation”: Bobby and Dog Travis’ heart-to-heart on Cougar Town or George and the non-female stray on Suburgatory? Speaking of the latter series, how brilliant was Ana Gasteyer’s vomit-take when Lisa revealed to her mom that she and Malik hadn’t had sex but had indeed been “making love” — thereby disqualifying her from contention for Purity Ball queen?
13 | How much do you hate The Americans‘ Keri Russell for being able to pull off all those crazy wigs? Not fair! And is there anything more entertaining than when Elizabeth talks smack to Granny aka “old lady”?
14 | Who’s ready to set their DVR for Fox’s new sitcom starring Nicki Minaj and her pink pill-shaped speaker? “A man cannot just be friends with a girl named Khadija!” Wait, what? That was just an ad for her new Beats speaker system? Ohhh.
15 | On Glee, did you melt a little during Rachel’s pre-audition phone call to Finn? And on a scale of 1 to 10, how funny was Finn’s observation about his fight with Brody that “his face has sharp edges”?
17 | In a world where anyone out there cares about Community‘s Changnesia storyline: Any theories on who “Kevin” has been covertly communicating with? And does any couple on TV that’s sleeping together act less like they’re sleeping together than Britta/Troy?
18 | On an otherwise well-crafted show, where is Hannibal newshound Freddie Lounds currently ranking amongst TV’s most annoying characters?
19 | With this week’s terrible news out of Boston, didn’t Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert nail the appropriate mix of humor, sympathy, anger and thirst for revenge with their episode-openers on the subject?
20 | Between the behind-the-scenes legal fireworks and the cheeseball-looking early trailers, anyone else sensing Prospect Park’s All My Children/One Life to Live revivals will last about as long as one of Erica Kane’s marriages?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Grimm, Mad Men, Cougar Town and Glee!
1 | Which Grimm storyline needs more caffeine: Juliette’s very slow-to-return memory or Rosalee and Monroe’s glacially paced romance?
2 | Nikita fans, on a scale of “Whoa” to “OMG! My Jaw Just Hit the Floor,” how would you rate Alex’s mutinous turn — and subsequent shooting of Ryan?
3 | How worried were you that Melissa McCarthy’s physical comedy-filled Saturday Night Live monologue was going to end in actual injury?
4 | If Shameless‘ Lip — who deserves so much more in life — doesn’t go to college next season, will that be a heartbreaking disappointment? Or just realistic?
5 | Bigger Mad Men surprise: James Wolk’s guest spot or Linda Cardellini playing the mother of a college freshman? On a different note, can the show put a moratorium on characters tossing their cookies on screen?
6 | Why isn’t The Carrie Diaries‘ Mr. Bradshaw concerned that his youngest daughter Dorrit is dating a senior? Is he spending so much time at the “gym” that he’s no longer exercising his brain?
7 | Are you still taken aback by how bluntly and matter-of-factly Revolution revealed the answer to the blackout?
8 | Who would have thought that Max Thieriot’s punk of a character on Bates Motel would turn out to be one of the series’ most compelling and — dare we say it? — sympathetic?
9 | Show of hands, New Girl viewers: Who thinks Cece will actually marry whatshisface? Anyone? Bueller? And did Nick’s “dead dad pass” work even once? (Aside from the day-glo track suit…)
10 | Um, there is no way in hell Mindy Project’s Winnebago-sized carry-on fit in that overhead compartment, right? And doesn’t it make so much sense that Mindy’s ex Josh was on coke the entire time they were together?
12 | When American Idol‘s “powers that be” went and “reprimanded” Mariah Carey for not being a tough enough judge (as she noted during Wednesday’s performance show) don’t you wish they’d also given her pointers on how to be a little more concise? Also, was Jimmy Iovine ranking Lazaro at No. 10 out of six contestants a little too cruel — despite Mr. Arbos’ horrific rendition of “Close to You”?
13 | Suburgatory‘s surprisingly dark turn with Dalia and Tessa: Yay or nay?
14 | Be honest: Did you have any suspicion that Nashville‘s Watty had been involved with Rayna’s mom?
15 | Whose stomach is still in knots from this week’s harrowing, heartbreaking Southland?
16 | Can there be a Nurses’ Ball on General Hospital every day? Speaking of, how are we all feeling about Patrick and Sabrina’s long-awaited romance? Was the honeymoon phase cut too short by Britt’s (likely fake) pregnancy bombshell? And wait, they can’t even mention Starr Manning’s name on the show anymore? She’s just “that girl” and “his girlfriend”?
17 | No matter how you feel about Glee tackling the subject of school shootings within a few months of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, weren’t the performances by the core McKinley cast absolutely haunting? On a lighter note though, does anyone really buy Beiste making a move on Will when she’s clearly been a good friend to both he and Emma throughout their courtship, engagement and subsequent relationship woes?
18 | Was there anything funnier on TV this week than the Parks and Recreation tag featuring Ron Swanson vs. the banana?
19 | Who else was surprised to find out that Community‘s buzzy puppet episode was also a musical? By the way, which felty Greendaler was your fave? (We were partial to Jeff and Pierce.)
20 | How fun was it to see The Office‘s typically tightly-wound Angela unravel a bit during the press conference with that senator hubby of hers?
21 | If there’s a decrease in mushroom sales in the coming days, can we officially credit Hannibal as the cause?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Supernatural and Community!
1 | Is Doctor Who newbie Jenna-Louise Coleman almost distracting levels of pretty? Like, does anyone even remember what the midseason premiere was about?
2 | Are Orphan Black‘s foster siblings Sarah and Felix darker, more twisted versions of Revenge‘s Emily and Nolan?
3 | All that talk about Victoria’s first son on Revenge being raised in a “Dickensian” orphanage was kinda obliterated by the nice nun we just met, wasn’t it?
4 | How much Vampire Diaries fan fiction do you suppose the Good Wife writers consumed in the name of “research”?
5 | How is it that The Walking Dead‘s Maggie looks like she just stepped out of a Banana Republic dressing room? And who gave Andrea her antemortem pedicure? Lastly, is the possibility that Carl will grow up well-adjusted about as dead as the kid he shot in cold blood?
6 | Who do we think took the fall for Good Morning America‘s Josh Elliot ignorantly asking Castle‘s Stana Katic if Kate and Rick will ever get together? The segment’s producer? The show’s research intern? Elliot himself? (LOL to that last one.)
7 | Seriously, how weird must one be acting for The Following‘s Emma to exclaim, “You’re being weird”? Also, after Jacob dropped off Claire’s dress, did he also send in a hairdresser for her “date night”?
9 | If a simple Google search tells us that gasoline left sitting in a tank will last mayyyybe a year or two, what pray tell are Revolution‘s Humvees running on?
10 | How has Cougar Town managed to make so comically right the so totally wrong sexual tension between Ellie and her best friend’s hubby Grayson? Perhaps it comes down to the way Christa Miller delivers lines like, “I’d do you…you know, if Jules and Andy died in a car crash”?
11 | Did you have to rewind Smash and watch Ana’s aerial ballet performance of “Reaching Out for You” a second time after realized the whole scene wasn’t an elaborate setup for her to come crashing to the floor and suffer some terrible injury?
12 | Whose head is still spinning from Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated‘s magnificent mythology dump this week, which revealed past Scooby gangs such as “the Fraternitas Mysterium” and “the Benevolent Lodge of Mystery” and made a Twin Peaks reference to boot?
13 | Could the mid-screen placement of ABC’s How to Live With Your Parents banner during the closing tag of Modern Family have been any more obnoxious? Speaking of that scene, who’s going to try to make Luke and Phil’s “Flip-Jacks” this weekend? And how perfect was the casting of Justine Bateman aka Family Ties’ dim, boy-crazy Mallory as a grown-up version of the Dunphys’ dim, boy-crazy Haley?
14 | Was Supernatural‘s Hell sufficiently creepy? Or would you have preferred for it to remain an off-screen entity?
15 | Did Elizabeth’s wig on The Americans give you a Velma-from-Scooby Doo vibe? And how did Phillip’s rug stay on during that fight with Amador?!
16 | How adorable was the Nashville daughters’ cover of The Lumineers’ “Ho, Hey”? (Within that scene, one TVLine reader asks: “Did you giggle at Rayna turning her head just as Deacon says ‘ho’?”) And who knew Chris Carmack had such a great voice? Finally, wasn’t it satisfying to see Avery taken down a peg… or 10?
17 | As fantastic as it is to have Bobbie back on General Hospital, is Jackie Zeman’s “ever-evolving” face proving a bit of a distraction?
18 | What was more infuriating on this week’s American Idol: Lazaro Arbos landing in America’s Top 3 or Nicki, Keith, Randy and Jimmy all failing to include the transcendent Candice Glover in their personal Top 3 lists?
19 | Has a more perfect romantic interest for Community‘s Abed ever existed than coat check girl Rachel? And could it be that we actually liked Pierce this week, and a lot more than the increasingly annoying Chang/”Kevin”?
20 | Will Scandal‘s Harrison ever get anything resembling a B-storyline/defining character trait?
21 | Were you able to stomach NBC’s gory Hannibal? And while the show is actually quite different from The Following, didn’t the pulsating music in the opening scene remind you just a bit of the Fox series’ heart-like beat?
23 | Were you making the same “what the heck is happening here?” face as Today‘s Al Rocker when guest Liza Minnelli gave cohost Natalie Morales an extended singing lesson? Also: Does this show still fall under the NBC News banner? And why hasn’t embattled co-host Matt Lauer been given more props for the thoroughly tenacious grilling he gave public enemy No. 1 Chris Brown this week?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including How I Met Your Mother, Revolution, The Voice and New Girl!
1 | Which Grimm visual made you gag harder: The Sandman’s incredibly gross tongue or his spooned-out fly eyeball?
2 | Who did “Zou Bisou Bisou” better: Mad Men‘s Megan or Degrassi‘s Zig?
3 | Do any Revenge viewers actually care what happens to Padma? (Bueller…?) And were we alone in thinking Jack hadn’t bought the story about Kenny Ryan’s boat?
4 | Who’s having a hard time buying that The Walking Dead‘s Rick would’ve seriously considered handing Michonne over to the Governor?
5 | Any Good Wife fans think it odd that Alicia seemed to begrudgingly take that call from Grace during her emotional chat with Will at the precinct — the same daughter that just minutes earlier she feared was being targeted by a killer?
6 | So, with regards to The Voice‘s judges: Christina who? And Cee Lo who? Given Shakira and Usher’s instant — and very charming — chemistry with Adam and Blake, what are the odds that the former panelists actually don’t return when their “other commitments” are finished?
7 | Are you getting the feeling that the final words of How I Met Your Mother‘s May 2014 series finale might be, “Now let’s get dressed for her funeral, kids”?
8 | Burning Dancing With the Stars question: WTF happened to Ingo Rademacher’s Aussie accent?!
9 | Carrie Diaries fans, are you loving Walt’s thoughtful coming out arc as much as we are?
10 | Did The Following‘s Claire lose any of your sympathy when she willingly went with Joe’s people, for a second time? Also, what happened to Ryan’s alcoholism? And did Jacob’s hallucinations give you hope that we’ll see Paul (in some form) for the duration of the season?
11 | Shouldn’t Revolution‘s rebels — and that includes Charlie and Danny, who were but ankle-biters when the power went out 15 years ago — have expressed a bit more shock and awe to see a big ol’ mechanical helicopter in action?
12 | In Sundance’s riveting Top of the Lake, isn’t Elisabeth Moss giving off a very strong Gillian Anderson vibe?
13 | Are Mike Vogel and Nestor Carbonell’s Bates Motel cops in on whatever is going down in that creepy picture book Norman found?
14 | For a second there, did you think NCIS: LA‘s “Red” trucks would unfold/transform into Optimus Prime?
15 | Did you experience a slight Mags Bennett flashback when New Girl guest Margo Martindale stepped into that church aisle and started channeling Elvis? And are you bummed that Dennis Farina’s legacy on the show will now, regrettably, be contained to an episode revolving around horse semen?
16 | Whodathunk that Justified‘s li’l ol’ Ellen May would play such a pivotal role in Season 4? And that unsettling rocking chair business aside, how nice was it to see Winona back before the imminent finale?
17 | On Smash, didn’t Karen’s slight gasp at finding Jimmy, not Derek, at her door render their fast-and-furious end-of-episode makeout session slightly menacing/awkward? And does Karen’s blind buzz-up mean she’d have hooked up with whichever fella got past her doorway first? Finally, two seasons’ worth of Karen-Derek sexual tension is going to pay off before the season finale, right?
18 | Was anything funnier this week on a drama series than Arrow‘s Felicity doing her “Grr, stop being bad or I’ll arrow you!” interpretation of the boss man’s shtick? And is watching Alex Kingston not speak in her British accent one of the strangest things?
19 | Given American Idol‘s record-low ratings and the pointlessness of her interminable critiques, is Mariah Carey worth even a quarter of her eight-figure paycheck? Wouldn’t the producers be wiser to use some of her salary to clear new and fresher songs going forward?
20 | Um, what do you call Scarlett’s strange lingerie/pajamas on Nashville — a bralet with slip skirt? And could it be more obvious that Juliette and her ma’s sober coach will hook up?
21 | Richard Simmons’ General Hospital return: terrific or train wreck?
22 | On Vampire Diaries, how many hundreds of years does it take to get over an ex? Never?
23 | Would a kiss from Scandal‘s Scott Foley have gotten you to stop thinking about Tony Goldwyn?
24 | Has Project Runway‘s Layana — with her inflated sense of how good she is, constant put-downs and taking credit for Daniel’s design when things didn’t go her way — stealthily become one of the most unlikable contestants in the show’s history?
25 | If Sofia Vergara fails to score a fourth straight Emmy nod this year, can we blame her performance in those diet cola commercials?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including NCIS: LA, Justified, Scandal and Community!
1 | Is Degrassi really telling us that Fiona doesn’t understand what the GPS feature on Twitter means? And after watching the ensuing break-in, are we the only ones who feel validated in our decision not to join Foursquare?
2 | Was it a bit of a creative leap to think T.R. Knight’s otherwise genius Good Wife campaign strategist would’ve grilled Zach about his love life without first consulting Peter? Surely there was a more plausible way for Jordan to exit the show.
3 | Did any Once Upon a Time viewers/Disneyphiles by chance catch the Space Mountain theme playing during the car chase? (Apparently the music cue was Lana Parrilla’s idea!)
4 | Shameless‘ Mandy is no angel, and hitting someone with your car is very, very wrong, but Karen is the worst, right?
5 | To echo many a Walking Dead viewer/commenter: Why didn’t Andrea A) appropriate the Governor’s truck or B), assuming he had the keys and there was no time to hotwire, at least disable it? And we know the Governor is all sorts of badass, but how in the world did he make it out of that building full of biters alive?
6 | After the Girls finale cut to black, what are the chances that Adam promptly set Hannah down and said, “…but you need some serious help, and I am not the answer”? And how many episodes into Season 3 before Marnie and Charlie’s renewed (and ill-advised) relationship falls back to pieces?
7 | Did The Following kill off Paul, thus ending his storyline with Jacob, too quickly? There was still so much potential there! And why didn’t anyone try to stop Amanda as she was running out of the diner?! Speaking of the killer drama…
9 | Did you catch the Three’s Company shout-out at the end of this week’s Bones? (Sweets, you’d better hope Mr. Roper doesn’t catch on!)
10 | Did the Deception finale seriously not tell us why Robert killed Vivian?
12 | What exactly does Castle‘s Beckett do with ice…?
13 | Which nod to General Hospital‘s past was funnier: Scotty’s recollection of Luke and Laura’s iconic wedding (“There was quite a number of people watching her marry that string bean”), or Lucy’s dig at Luke’s old ‘do (“That was 1981; everyone … had a lot more hair”)?
14 | Which Justified sequence had you most on the edge of your seat: the cornered convoy… Ava squaring off against Nicky Augustine… Constable Bob vs. Yolo… or Raylan holding down the fort at the school?
15 | As you watched NCIS: LA‘s planted spin-off — knowing who all would be in the Red cast — were you counting the minutes until Kenneth Mitchell’s Agent
Goose Dead Meat Danny was killed or gravely injured?
16 | Why did Smash not let us see the Bombshell team telling Ivy Lynn she’d finally won the part of Marilyn — especially since NBC’s press site has a photo of Eileen, Tom, Julia and Ivy Lynn toasting in the rehearsal space?
17 | Is it wrong that we want to send Arrow‘s Helena a gift basket for (inadvertently) breaking up Oliver and McKenna?
18 | Why does Supernatural insist on beating up Dean’s pretty face — via people he loves?! First, Sam/Lucifer destroyed it in “Swan Song,” and now his pal Castiel took a fist to it.
20 | As we approach the midpoint of Season 4, what’s your assessment of Community — better, worse, or about the same post-Dan Harmon?
21 | On Glee, did Sam’s intense facial expressions during Blaine’s “Against All Odds” performance hint there’s still a chance the straight-gay besties might get a Brittana moment? And wasn’t Sam’s reaction to Blaine’s crush surprisingly sweet? Also: Isn’t the show way overdue for a purely NYC-centric episode (or five)?
23 | Is there a drinking game for every time a character on Beauty and the Beast says “cross-species DNA”? Speaking of which, won’t the dead “vigilante” planted in the burned warehouse not possess any?
24 | On Scandal, did you peg the dry cleaner as the drop spot from the get-go? And while it would have made for a less titillating follow-up, couldn’t Quinn have just said she needed change for a parking meter? And can Lisa Edelstein recur as Liv’s drinking buddy?
25 | How strong is your sense of déja vu this week, as Tonight Show succession plan rumors and speculation run wild, right down to NBC’s apparent bungling of the transition?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Following, Dallas, The Big Bang Theory and Glee!
1 | Which Saturday Night Live Five-Timer’s appearance surprised you the most?
2 | Has Walking Dead‘s Daryl been sneaking off to an Aveda hair salon in between zombie attacks? And weren’t you both thrilled and horrified when he kinda manly-man bonded with Martinez? Because don’t we all know that, now that Martinez is getting actual scenes to play, he’s as good as dead by the season finale?
3 | Was The Good Wife‘s cut-to-black following Cary and Kalinda’s bar flirtation just cruel? After so much teasing – not to mention, several Alicia/Will and Alicia/Peter sex scenes – don’t we deserve to see these two at least kiss? And did you think it odd that Lemond Bishop’s gym opens at 8 am on weekdays? On what planet does a big-city fitness club open that late?
4 | How many weeks in a row now has Once Upon a Time‘s Charming been KO’d? (And just how long does the guy stay unconscious for, anyway?) And how bizarre was it to see wicked Cora, even if ever so briefly, beam at Regina with such motherly love?
5 | With alllll the talk of Revenge “getting back to its simpler roots,” does it still seem like every third scene is Victoria and/or Conrad talking in circles to someone about The Initiative? And please, some gadget geek correct us if were wrong, but isn’t the type of “heavy duty” armored laptop that Emily lobbed into the ocean made to be water-resistant? Also, are you as happy as we are that the show is finally giving Nick Wechsler a chance to show off his chops and do more than look perplexed and/or hurt?
7 | On Girls, can you give us any reason Shiri Appleby’s Natalia should stay with Adam – or, based on the way he’s acted with both her and Hannah, why any woman would date him?
8 | Call us crazy, but wasn’t The Carrie Diaries‘ odd couple of Walt and Donna kind of fun? We’re almost sad the relationship is already over.
9 | We hereby have The Following Questions/Concerns: Is Debra one of Joe’s devotees or is she just a total waste of law-enforcement space? Like, why didn’t she disable the SUV outside of where Mike was being held… or stick a tracker on the car… or do little more other than yell “FBI!” as the villains sped away? And are we the only ones disturbed by the Roderick strangulation/sex scene and the message it sent? Finally, can we please get back to Jacob and Paul (who’s been bleeding out somewhere for two episodes)?! UPDATE: Series creator Kevin Williamson chimes in with a few answers via Twitter.
10 | How badly did your heart break when Dallas‘ Sue Ellen threw back her second, third and fourth swigs of bourbon? And then as she professed her love for the oily bastard at his casket?? Also: Would you like to see her “sober” buddy Gary stick around?
11 | What kind of horrifying circus was that riding through Rosewood on Pretty Little Liars? And why were all of those kids laughing at the terrifying puppet show?
12 | Be honest, Cougar Town fans: Did you also forget that Andy is the mayor? (Guilty!)
13 | Did you ever imagine that Smash could create a character as awful as repugnant songwriter Jimmy, and make you long for the days of sniveling Ellis?
14 | You’d have to be a cold, cold bastard not to have felt for RuPaul’s Drag Racer Roxxxy Andrews when she confessed that she’d been discarded at a bus stop as a kid, but don’t you still kinda wish that — in the wake of that — she’d become a nicer person? Wouldn’t her story of overcoming that heartbreak have been more inspiring if she’d grown into… well, less of an obnoxious bully?
15 | Srsly, Today?
16 | Was Southland‘s long-awaited Cooper/Sherman reunion everything you hoped it would be?
17 | How are you feeling about The Americans‘ Stan these days? Is it refreshing that he’s not some Boy Scout G-man husband, or frankly disappointing? And not to get nitpicky, but what DC-to-NYC train was Phillip on that would’ve afforded him an East River view of downtown Manhattan (Twin Towers included, see photo)? Not even his subsequent taxi ride (from presumably Penn Station) to his midtown hotel would yield such a vista.
18 | Wasn’t it a little insane for American Idol‘s Nicki Minaj to threaten a walk-out if Curtis Finch Jr. got eliminated on Thursday’s results show when she’d actually missed his Wednesday-night rendition of “I Believe” by showing up 10 minutes late?
19 | Vampire Diaries: Does the Salvatore mansion have plumbing separate from the rest of the town?!
20 | Isn’t it remarkable how Naya Rivera’s injection into Glee‘s New York City storylines instantly returned the show to its comedy roots? If the producers are pushing any single cast member for an Emmy nod this season, shouldn’t it be the woman who’s brought Lima Heights realness to the Big Apple?
21 | OK, who out there teared up when The Big Bang Theory crew was relaying to Howard the possible contents of the letter his father left behind? And do you think it was Bernadette who shared what it actually said, or do you suspect/wish it was some combination?
22 | Can someone nudge us when everyone on Grey’s Anatomy stops squawking at each other? And doesn’t it feel like this was the fifth time the show has done a Cranky Old Man Donates Organ to His Frenemy case?
23 | Were you surprised to see Beauty and the Beast “go there,” having Vincent ever-so-briefly “beast out” mid-coitus? (Or, frankly, did you even care, the scene being so shteamy?)
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Bones, White Collar, The Americans and Community!
1 | How did Hannah, Girls‘ perpetual victim, never once mention her OCD before the latest episode? Wouldn’t that have been exactly the kind of thing she would’ve used to solicit sympathy in a fight? And after chewing on spoiled milk solids, is there any disgusting thing Adam won’t do?
2 | The Good Wife‘s Will and Alicia sharing the same cold — a little heavy-handed for a show so steeped in subtlety, right?
3 | Where were Once Upon a Time‘s Rumplestiltskin, Bae/Neal, Emma and Henry coming from when the last episode opened? Are we to believe that they simply “put a pin” in their ginormous reunions/discussions to all go out for a slice of pizza?
4 | Is anyone out there ‘shipping Vikings‘ blind, disfigured seer and Once Upon a Time‘s own? Or is he not in her league? (Would either of them even know…? Oh wait, we suppose they would!)
5 | Did Switched at Birth‘s all-ASL episode, which required viewers’ undivided attention, make you realize just how much you multi-task (meaning: probably a lot) while watching TV?
6 | How did The Carrie Diaries‘ straight-laced dad get himself into such a hip nightclub?
7 | To Dallas‘ Christopher: We’re sure Elena is nice and all, but did you get a good look at that hottie Department of Transportation honcho? Because she sure seemed to be sizing you up. And more questions: Are Harris Ryland and his mother giving us Bates Motel before A&E’s Bates Motel can? How come some of the show’s high-rise office scenes look legit, while others have window views that seem lifted from ABC’s V? All that said, how great was it to see ol’ Gary?
8 | Did Bones‘ Cam pull a Beckett when — secret romance be damned! — she hugged Arastoo in front of her coworkers? And wasn’t it perfectly fitting that Hodgins, and no one else, engaged in weird, celebratory clapping at the announcement of their relationship?
9 | Have the cheeky viewer tweets The Bachelor has been featuring on-screen this season ever been funnier than during the “Women Tell All” episode?
10 | How different would the outcome of this week’s The Following have been if Ryan hadn’t made so much ruckus and alerted Joe to his presence in the building?
11 | When did Epiphany become head of General Hospital‘s nursing program? Is she secretly teaching on the side? What gave her the authority to give Sabrina a chance to re-take her big test? Also: Sabrina, we know you’re smart and all, but don’t you maybe wanna review your flashcards or something before betting your professional future on repeating your perfect score?
12 | It is possible for us to just once get a modeling show about actual modeling and not catty girl fights and histrionics? (Yes, The Face, we’re looking at you.)
14 | White Collar‘s Peter sure had to do several things just plain wrong (Grab the murder weapon bare-handed!) to get pinned for the senator’s murder, didn’t he? And why did Sara look like she was dressed for a funeral during her romantic (fake) proposal?
15 | Have you had your fill of Ron Eldard’s Justified thug?
16 | On Suburgatory, was that audio of a dolphin, or actual noise from Carly Chaikin, during Dalia’s hilarious, “tearless” cry?
17 | The Americans‘ Keri Russell whaling on Margo Martindale: Did that scene promptly land in the TV Spy Show Hall of Fame? Do you think/hope Boyd Crowder was tuned in to see Elizabeth pummel ol’ Mags Bennett? But how did Elizabeth and Phillip not teach their kids about stranger danger?!
18 | Was American Idol‘s bizarrely paced, keep-the-singers-in-a-holding-pen Top 10 announcement a direct result of producers trying to avoid an onstage meltdown from emotionally fragile Charlie Askew? And while we’re talking about the teen and his Wednesday breakdown, how come his parents didn’t insist on him withdrawing from the competition after a publicly televised cry for help?
19 | Wouldn’t it have been more interesting — and more in character with his season’s worth of emotional growth — if Glee’s Finn had manned-up and kept his secret about kissing Emma to himself, instead of acting like a weepy child and confessing his trespasses to Mr. Schue?
20 | On Project Runway, didn’t Layana and Stanley’s design and model remind you of Blair Waldorf?
21 | Was Community‘s surprisingly deep reunion between Jeff and estranged dad James Brolin everything that Castle‘s reunion with estranged dad James Brolin wasn’t? And did you, as we did, spot the poster in Shirley’s garage early on, knowing it’d have a Shawshanky hole behind it?
22 | Which Big Bang Theory sequence was more winning: Raj’s all-texting date, or Bernadette and Amy empowering future female scientists while dolled up as Disney princesses?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Walking Dead, Girls, Nashville and American Idol!
1 | How utterly heartbreaking was Enlightened‘s Laura Dern in that scene where caddish newspaper guy Jeff (Dermot Mulroney) broke off their affair — especially that final, whispered, “But I didn’t know all along”? And as much as Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lena Dunham elicit Emmy love for HBO, is Dern the most award-worthy of the trio?
2 | After The Walking Dead’s Andrea came thatclose to slitting the Governor’s throat — and then didn’t — was there anyone who didn’t expect him to turn around and break her neck? How much bigger can the writing get on the wall that this is not going to end well for her? And if we vow to be extra-grossed out by every other special effect for the rest of the season, will the show promise never to show us The Governor’s empty eye socket again?
3 | Are we not at a point in red carpet coverage technology where “who” a person is wearing can be predetermined and quietly displayed on screen while the interviewer uses that time for a different and less superficial question? On that same note, why is Jennifer Lawrence — the second-youngest person to win the Academy Award for Best Actress — being asked in the press room how she got ready in the morning?
4 | Did anyone in ABC marketing question, for a second, the decision to on Oscar night tout Once Upon a Time as delivering “epic” tales “every single week” in the midst of this inconsistently scheduled time of year?
5 | Isn’t it about time for Girls to do a Shoshanna-centric episode? And could Jemima Kirke have looked any more pregnant during Jessa’s swingset conversation with her dad?
6 | How unexpected was that Bunheads twist, that Ginny slept with Frankie?
7 | Shouldn’t The Carrie Diaries‘ young Ms. Bradshaw have “taken care” of her surprisingly jerky ex-boyfriend George and punched him you-know-where?
8 | On Castle, what if Volkov hadn’t walked away from Rick and Alexis by the time the walkie-talkie detonated? And if ever a two-parter should have been arced out over three episodes, wasn’t this the time?
9 | Was The Following‘s reveal that the female cop was a cult member telegraphed from a mile away?
10 | Have you no shame, ABC? Opening the “overnight fantasy suite” episode of The Bachelor with a shot of Sean riding into a resort town on a boat with a bow that might as well have been labeled “giant symbolic erection”? Also, were you guys really shameless enough to attempt a “down the front of the Bachelor’s unopened pants” shot? We don’t know whether to call the FCC or simply tip our hats to you.
11 | Didn’t the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race make you want to see Jinkx Monsoon team up with Pandora Boxx for a remake of Laverne & Shirley or something?
12 | Doesn’t it seem weird that The New Normal’s David and Bryan, who love to entertain, would hate the idea of a baby shower?
13 | Why would Mindy Project‘s Danny ever consider — much less agree to — fathering a kid for one of his patients? That’s gotta violate a handful of medical ethics, no?
14 | Despite the heartbreaking developments going on all around it, wasn’t Hart of Dixie‘s elf/jedi wedding the cutest thing ever?
15 | Seriously, is there anything White Collar‘s Neal Caffrey can’t do?! Now he can chisel art out of marble overnight, as well?!
16 | Was there a more absurdly funny scene on TV this week than Suburgatory‘s Dalia inappropriately eulogizing Marty, a man she’d never met?
17 | Which decade does Nashville exist in that a tabloid, and not this here Internet, broke the news of Rayna’s divorce? Since when do paparazzi camp out outside of the Bluebird Cafe? For that matter, when did Nashville get paparazzi? On a different (and musical) note, did Rayna out-do herself with “Stronger Than Me”?
18 | Dear Southland: Can Tammi act on her threats and go away already? We’d feel bad for Sammy that she took his kid, but we’d get over it.
19 | Did The Americans‘ Elizabeth make Alias‘ Sydney Bristow proud when she silently maneuvered herself from one car trunk to another while both cars were mounted?
20 | Did the Season 12 American Idol judges get a secret memo informing them to immediately eliminate any contestant who plays a guitar? How else to explain Juliana Chahayed and David Oliver Willis getting booted despite being inarguably among the more talented vocalists on their respective nights?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Good Wife, The Following, Arrow and Grey’s Anatomy!
1 | Can Saturday Night Live‘s Olya Povlatsky please show up as often as possible? (And wasn’t it fun to see Seth Meyer’s uncontainable giggles?)
2 | Who’s rooting for The Good Wife to make Florrick, Agos and Associates a reality? If there’s anything this week’s episode proved, it’s that Alicia and Cary vs. Will and Diane is gold. And wasn’t it only fitting to see Kalinda “go both ways” when snooping for the red and blue teams?
3 | Given how the Once Upon a Time seer’s previous tellings were vexing cases of semantics, what could she really have meant by “the boy is more than he appears” and “will be your undoing”?
4 | Even for the two people in the world who didn’t know that Downton Abbey was going to be offing Matthew, wasn’t the telegraphing of his demise… well, overkill? Who doesn’t expect a tragedy to befall any character who, at the happiest moment of his life, goes for a drive grinning as broadly as a Muppet?!
5 | How did Revenge‘s Nolan know that Nate shot Jack? Can Declan’s laptop camera see through walls? Also, are you surprised at how much Amanda grew on you? And in the battle of the CGI-ed boat scenes, who wins: Ringer or Revenge?
6 | Although the Governor is ostensibly the Big Bad of this season’s Walking Dead, isn’t it going to be just as satisfying — if not more satisfying — when Merle finally gets served his just desserts? If ever there was a $#*!-eating grin begging to be wiped off in as painful a manner as possible, isn’t it his?
7 | Who knew the WWE loved The Office so much? After all, aren’t they paying homage to the long-running Michael/Dwight “Assistant to the Regional Manager” thing with this Brad Maddox/Vickie Guerrero storyline?
8 | On Bunheads, did anyone else think the condom might be Fanny’s?
9 | Did we miss the scene where Castle loops in Meredith, even via a one-way phone call, to their daughter’s abduction…? And didn’t Kate’s unabashed workplace embrace of Rick speaks volumes about her feelings?
10 | Could The Following have painted any larger of a bullseye on the local lawman who all but tinkled himself while assisting Ryan? And really, not one other member of the Albany PD or the FBI managed to respond to the call from that elderly couple that found Joey, nor made it to the farmhouse where Ryan had tracked the quartet of psychopaths?
11 | On The Bachelor, isn’t it amazing that Desiree’s brother was painted as a villain for calling Sean a playboy and questioning his intentions, whereas in any other situation outside of the dating show, he’d be the voice of reason for calling out a dude making serious overtures toward his sis and three other women?
12 | We’re all for General Hospital‘s nostalgia-fueled comebacks, but is anyone else getting a weird, incesty vibe from Frisco every time he speaks to and about his daughter Maxie? And can we blame years of Sonny-centric focus/little need for Port Charles heroes for the “deadbeat dad” label Frisco sadly got slapped with?
13 | Who on The New Normal do we have to pay to see more than a brief blip of the Glee-skewering Sing!?
14 | Why is Hart of Dixie trying to break our hearts with the latest out-of-the-blue Wade developments?!
15 | Should Cult have swapped Jessica Lucas and Alona Tal’s roles?
16 | Wait, we’re really supposed to believe Smash‘s Karen is increasingly attracted to douchey Brooklyn songwriter Jimmy after he’s made snide remarks about her looks, mocked her taste in music, implied she got her big break via the casting couch and then finally repaid her efforts to help his career by storming the rehearsal room for the Broadway musical she’s starring in and making a spectacle of himself?
18 | Poll! Did a single one of Modern Family‘s 10 million viewers not guess that Gloria had sneaked off for a spa day?
19 | Is The Americans reminding you how much more tense and spine-tingling spy dramas were before cell phones, omnipresent traffic cams and such? That said: Should Elizabeth been a bit more subtle quizzing Stan about the assassination intel? And for having been buried in the ground for two decades, didn’t Elizabeth’s firearm container look like it just came off an IKEA showroom floor?
20 | Can’t Southland‘s Lydia ever catch a break?
21 | Did no one at American Idol realize the “tiebreaker” twist in the Season 12 Vegas rounds came off as pure fictional theater? Seriously, if the judges were split 2-to-2 over whether or not to advance Paul Jolley, it stands to follow that a second contestant’s fate also stood in limbo. So how come Jimmy Iovine was only asked to break the tie on Jolley, without any knowledge of who he’d thus send home?
22 | As fun as it was to see Grey’s Anatomy‘s Catherine ride to Seattle Grace’s rescue, is there anybody — anybody! — who wouldn’t have preferred for her to claim that seat on the board herself instead of giving it to Jackson?
23 | Can we attribute Scandal‘s Olivia needing 50 minutes to realize what was really up with “chaste” congressman Caldwell to her just being off her game in the wake of Fitz’s jilting?
24 | Can we all agree that the best part of this week’s Community was the tag, in which a typically emotionless Abed declares his hatred for Pierce after he single-handedly destroyed Inspector Spacetime? (Though Luke Perry and Jennie Garth were also a nice touch.)
25 | Whose Parks and Recreation‘s wedding-saving skills were more impressive: Project Runway fan/dressmaker Ann, or ring-smelter Ron?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Revenge, The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey and Castle!
1 | Jack’s marriage on Revenge isn’t legally binding since his bride is lying about her name, right? Or is Jack technically married to the real Amanda Clarke because that name is on the license?! And how’d Nate Ryan manage to hide on The Amanda? The boat never seemed that spacious…
2 | Why would Once Upon a Time‘s Mr. Gold spend five hours behind the wheel to take a one-hour flight (from Boston to New York City) instead of spending that stretch kicked back on a plane out of Maine’s Bangor or Portland airports?
3 | Shockingly, no one seems to be discussing the real controversy to come out of Sunday’s divisive Girls: How the hell has People magazine never declared Patrick Wilson the Sexiest Man Alive?!
4 | Was it romantic that The Walking Dead’s Carol defended Daryl’s decision to dump her and their makeshift family for his despicable brother… or was it disturbing in a Lord-she-still-doesn’t-put-herself-first way? And will watching Rick and Carl (again) reunite after a(nother) separation ever stop giving us a lump in the throat?
5 | Would it have killed Julian Fellowes to have allowed Downton Abbey‘s Lady Edith even a moment’s happiness before he pulled the rug out from under her again? Or are we supposed to just be glad that her new love interest is only married to a madwoman and not, say, an ax murderer?
6 | Was How I Met Your Mother quietly testing the waters for an Absolutely Fabulous-esque spin-off starring Lily and Robin as gossipy 40something boozehounds?
8 | We loved how The Carrie Diaries‘ titular teen got all MacGyver-y and transformed her sapphire cocktail dress into a tulle-tastic gown in mere minutes, but why didn’t we get even a glimpse of how she pulled off such a feat?
9 | Is one of The Following‘s most “killer” elements its music choices?
10 | Why is it that Dallas‘ Cliff Barnes doesn’t make us quake in our boots as much as J.R. does? (Could it be the mock turtleneck look?) And again: Judith Light as Mitch Pileggi’s mom?!
12 | How is it that Castle barely put Nathan Fillion in a single scene with Firefly castmate Gina Torres? And as meaningful as Kate’s gift was, wouldn’t/shouldn’t Rick have had “a drawer” by now?
13 | Is it going to take Arrow‘s Oliver Queen as long to notice Felicity as it did for Smallville‘s Oliver Queen to set his sights on Chloe?
15 | Who had nightmares after seeing Dallas’ Blowtoxed face on Suburgatory?
16 | Nashville fans, it’s time to declare your allegiance: Damaged-but-swoonworthy Deacon or hottie Liam?
17 | Does the idea of The Americans‘ Elizabeth having an affair — one in which she opened up emotionally — not quite jibe with the cold woman presented in the pilot?
18 | On Southland, did anyone else gasp, thinking the woman being thrown off the balcony was real?
19 | Did Katherine’s reappearance on The Vampire Diaries remind you how much an injection of fun has been missing from the show recently?
20 | Scandal’s Jake (played by Scott Foley) creepily staring at his wall of monitors — eerily reminiscent of The Walking Dead‘s Governor admiring his zombie-fish-tanks, no? And can we safely assume that Olivia “meeting cute” with Jake at the coffee shop was no accident? Also: Why would David, an experienced attorney, lie to the cops and not simply exclaim, “I just woke to a dead woman in my bed”?
21 | Wasn’t it silly — and insensitive — of Grey’s Anatomy‘s Cristina to quit along with her pals? What she was doing (and why) was clear, but wouldn’t the gang have accomplished the same goal without her stabbing Owen in the back?
22 | Did you think The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon was going to cave and give Amy the brain-cell drawing? Or was his real Valentine’s Day gift so much better? And who do you think will propose to her guy first: Penny, or Bones‘ Brennan?
24 | In the final scene of Glee, did you notice that as Rachel fretted over her calendar, it appeared she was flipping to “March 2013,” indicating a possible time lapse? Considering her hookup with Finn took place on Valentine’s Day, and presuming that her pregnancy test comes up positive, is Ms. Berry going to need to book an appearance on Maury to determine her baby daddy?
25 | Is the commercial for A Good Day to Die Hard 20 percent louder than anything on TV? What happened to the C.A.L.M. Act that was supposed to regulate such things?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, Community and Scandal!
1 | Did Elementary waste an opportunity to wow with its ho-hum post-Super Bowl episode? Even taking into consideration that they probably didn’t want to alienate new viewers, wouldn’t any of the show’s previous standalone cases have been better than that one?
2 | Isn’t it weird how crazy Downton Abbey’s Daisy is about Alfred when, really, he’s just a taller, ginger version of William, the late husband she never much fancied?
4 | When Switched at Birth star Vanessa Marano told TVLine that Regina would be the most unstable this season, she wasn’t kidding, was she?! No signing. No job. No Angelo. And now, no sobriety!
5 | How can Bunheads‘ Sasha afford that spacious apartment?!
6 | Why aren’t more of you watching the charming Carrie Diaries? And for those who are, isn’t it hard to imagine this sweet, kind girl growing up into Sex and the City‘s Ms. Bradshaw?
7 | Wasn’t Bones‘ “Smackie Kennedy” — with her roller skates, drunkenness and Booth-kissing — a lot more fun in one hour than her “alter ego” Angela has been all season?
8 | If there was an Emmy for Best Symbolic Performance by a Taxidermized Animal on a Ridiculous Reality Show, which Bachelor prop from this week’s Montana lodge visit would be the front-runner: The dead pheasant that foretold how yet another one of the “ladies” was about to fall; the fox that represented crazy, predatory Tierra; or the roaring bear that helped bid adieu to rabble-rousing Robin?
9 | Are you surprised Smash didn’t cut or rework the scene where Karen has Derek listen via iPhone to Jimmy, after seeing Nashville do the exact same scene four months ago? And how dazzling was guest star Mara Davi as Daisy, the Broadway actress/Pilates instructor who joined the sexual harassment suit against Derek, in just a few brief minutes of airtime? Can we start a petition to make hers a recurring gig — if only to see her reduce the cocky director to a drunken bundle of insecurities?
10 | Is The Mindy Project just going to act like Amanda Setton’s sassy receptionist never existed? Also, wasn’t this week’s installment Chris Messina’s best and most hilarious to date? And which was the better sight gag: Danny passed out on the office floor in his briefs or B.J. Novak’s Jamie trying to Heimlich himself on the parking meter?
11 | Was American Idol willfully trying to frustrate us all by letting us get attached to adorable, talented Nate Tao, only to eliminate him during the Hollywood Week final solo round without showing an corroborating footage of a vocal collapse? Sure, the show does this every year with one or two contestants, but doesn’t this case seem to sting extra hard?
12 | Of all the “gasp-worthy” Arrow twists we cooked up in our heads, was the one they ended with kinda underwhelming? (Like, what, he’s gonna kill his mom?) Also, can we assume that Laurel has totally been recognizing her ex’s stubble poking out from the hood? And was this the first episode to feature a fully-clothed Oliver from beginning to end? If so, are we OK with that?
13 | Joke-for-joke, is there a funnier comedy than Suburgatory right now? And wanna bet if Logo started airing Body Talk with Ryan Shay, it’d pull a number?
14 | At this point, is there any hope of Nashville salvaging Rayna and Teddy’s marriage? (Should they even try?) And this one is a toughie, folks: Was the impetuous Deacon/Rayna liplock as ssssmolderin‘ as New Girl‘s Nick/Jess? (And when can Scarlett/Gunnar take a crack at one?)
15 | Has there been a more likeable group of finalists in Top Chef history?
17 | Whether or not you feel like Glee‘s Finn kissing Emma was in character, can we agree that Jayma Mays was pretty terrific in portraying the bride-to-be’s pre-marital freakout? (And while we’re on the subject of things that happened at McKinley, has there been a bigger wardrobe misfire this season than Blaine’s too-big leather cap and studded jacket?)
18 | Does anybody else sympathize with Grey’s Anatomy’s Alana? Wouldn’t a busload of toddlers be easier to whip into shape than the staff of Seattle Grace?
19 | Was Scandal almost as LOL as it was OMG? Between Abby’s sex tapes (“Add ‘em to the stack,” then Huck’s look) and the Cyrus/James strip-down, that was some funny, funny stuff. And were you hoping Abby was telling David the truth when she said she didn’t steal the Cytron memory card?
20 | Did The Big Bang Theory just give Raj his best B-story in, like, ages? That said, were you a
big bit bummed to see bits of Mrs. Wolowitz? And as Facebook follower James noted: “Don’t you find it completely unbelievable that Leonard would be weeks behind on Walking Dead and years behind on Harry Potter?”
22 | Will Parks and Recreation‘s Ben ever be able to forgive the calzone gods and open up his Lo-Cal Calzone Zone eatery?
23 | To whomever decided it was a great idea to create so much animosity between our beloved Jim and Pam in The Office‘s final season — and final string of episodes — we again ask: Why?!
24 | Can every intense, moody Beauty and the Beast episode please end with Kristin Kreuk doing girly karaoke?
25 | If that cola company is going to (grossly) overexpose a commercial starring Sofia Vergara, can it at least not be painfully unfunny?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Girls, The Good Wife, New Girl and Supernatural!
1 | Could there a correlation between Andy Samberg’s rather random Saturday Night Live return/face time and the fact that he now has a sitcom pilot in contention?
2 | What did Girls‘ Allison Williams do to piss off Lena Dunham? Three episodes into Season 2 and her Marnie character has already endured a painfully awkward sex scene with a gay man and, this week, a threesome involving a doll! And why in the world would Marnie stick around (much less sleep with) Booth Jonathan after he locked her in his chamber of visual and auditory horrors? If his creepy coital talk about the doll didn’t dissuade her from further hook-ups, what will?
3 | Could other awards shows take a cue from the super-streamlined affair that SAG puts on each year? But who designed the floral backdrop for E!’s interview booth, the manager at the local Rite Aid? And why, at the SAG Awards — arguably the most “actor-y” of all awards — are nominees being asked on the red carpet about dance crazes, DUIs and manicure color choices?
4 | Do you think The Good Wife‘s Lockhart/Gardner will be renamed Lockhart/Gardner/Florrick by the season finale? Also, can we agree that this week’s episode was as beautifully crafted and conceived as any hour of television this season? But wouldn’t it have been more realistic if Alicia had acted shocked by the amount of the buy-in to become a partner, rather than the fact that there was a buy-in at all (which is SOP in the legal world)? That criticism aside, has Julianna Margulies ever had a giddier moment on the show than Alicia’s confession to that reporter about being an athiest?
5 | Can The View please interview Whoopi about her shoes? How does she walk in them? Has she always been this into crazy shoes? Was she wearing them under her robe in Sister Act? There are so many questions!
6 | Hey Dallas‘ Christopher, think you might check to see if baby crib safety regulations have changed in 20 years? Also: Who would’ve liked to be a fly on the wall when Judith Light was cast as mother to the three-years-younger Mitch Pileggi? (Or is a job a job?) And with lines like, “You’re not the first Pam to fox her way into the hen-house,” just how much will you miss J.R.?
7 | What was with all the yelling on Bunheads this week? Why were Melanie and Ginny’s parents having dinner together? And since when does Jordan teach class?
8 | Isn’t it nice to know The Bachelor is an equal-opportunity exploiter? And how did Sean get away with his line about “living out” the Pretty Woman “fantasy” without any acknowledgement that it involved a hooker and her john?
9 | OK, Bones fans: Did Booth’s “goodbye” video to Christine make you shed a tear or several?
10 | The Following‘s Debra Parker: shrewd FBI agent trying to gain Carroll’s trust, or yet another crazy cult member awaiting instruction? And as a TVLine commenter pointed out, didn’t those Poe masks kinda resemble porn star Ron Jeremy? Or Sons of Anarchy‘s Tig?
11 | Has Hart of Dixie‘s Lemon ever looked better than when sick with the flu and with tousled hair, trying to seduce her new beau?
12 | Who else would seriously pay to A-Ha themselves à la Happy Endings?
13 | Did you find yourself siding with Pretty Little Liars‘ Spencer when she said they should stop caring about Allison? (And maybe ‘A’ would stop terrorizing them if they turned off their cell phones more often!)
14 | On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being sizzling hot and 10 being blazing hot, how would you rate New Girl‘s long-awaited smooch? And were you surprised at how suave Nick can be when he wants to (despite wearing a lady’s trench coat for much of the episode)?
15 | A super-important ‘shipper Q: The Office‘s Kelly and Ryan, or The Mindy Project‘s Mindy and Jamie?
16 | With Golden Tickets for “comedy” contestants Papa Peachez and Zoanette Johnson, is American Idol trying to pollute Hollywood Week — and perhaps even the live shows — with train wrecks? Did we learn nothing from Season 8′s Nick “Normund Gentle” Mitchell and Tatiana del Toro?
17 | Is it now clear how Arrow himself “created” his first supervillain, by ODing the Count on his own drug? Given how the Vertigo-pusher last looked, are you almost afraid for his eventual encore? And is it too late to send Thea to boarding school? It did wonders for Kaitlin Cooper!
18 | Did Gil McKinney’s terrific Supernatural turn as Dean and Sam’s grandpa officially wash away the bad taste of his arc as Julie’s T.A./lover on Friday Night Lights? And were you surprised to see Smallville alum Alaina Huffman pop up as Abbadon with little fanfare? Perhaps The CW didn’t want to “confuse” people by promoting two Black Canarys on one night?
19 | What was scarier about the 1980s, as depicted on The Americans: the threat of nuclear war or high-waisted Guess jeans? And which was your favorite musical moment: Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” (during the opening chase) or Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” (for Philip and Elizabeth’s car romp)?
20 | Is the Port Charles/vampire angle growing a bit tired on General Hospital? One wink to the audience was fun, but trying to integrate the two shows after nearly 10 (!) years by introducing old PC characters isn’t quite working. On the flip side, how gratifying (and hilarious!) was it to see Patrick standing behind a bitchy Brit in the middle of her latest Emma rant?
21 | After a season full of amputations, who else get really worried for Jeremy’s arms on The Vampire Diaries?
22 | Considering that Glee doesn’t get Santana, Quinn and Rachel in a room together much anymore, wouldn’t it have been nice if the show’s writers spent a bit more time with the three in New York, at the expense of, oh, yet another scene of Ryder blessing Jake’s pursuit of Marley?
24 | Thanks for the near-perfect finale, 30 Rock, but where in the world was a tearful/emotional/absurd goodbye scene between Jenna and Liz? And who knew that Tracy Morgan could pull off a tender, dramatic scene, as he did in (of all places) the strip club with Tina Fey?
25 | We’ve oft thought it impossible to find fault with The Office‘s Jim… but is his self-centered behavior in Philly making you have second thoughts? And we’re all for exploring the docu crew, but doesn’t it seem a bit forced (and wholly unnecessary) to add a romantic twist to their reveal? Does anyone actually think Pam would ever stray from Jim with the boom guy, let alone in the show’s final episodes? All that said, how much fun are installments where Dwight and Pam team up — and realize they really do like each other? And if NBC is still looking to continue the show in some way, how about a spin-off centered around Dwight’s hilariously oddball friend Trevor (played by comedian Chris Gethard)?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Nikita, Private Practice, American Idol and The Office!
1 | After Friday’s Nikita, we have to ask: Was there a memo sent out that every show this TV season must feature an amputation? Should the Broke Girls be extra-careful around the KitchenAid?
2 | Did you go all “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout Willis” when Girls‘ Jessa insinuated that all of our current economic woes can be traced back to Bill Clinton’s final act as president?
3 | Why is Revenge‘s Aiden always dressed like a waiter at an upscale eatery? (And wouldn’t it be awesome to see that problem remedied via a shopping spree with dapper Nolan?) Also, when did cross-country flights become as easy and quick as a walk to the corner store?
4 | Enough about Beyoncé. Didn’t American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson nail it at President Obama’s second inauguration?
5 | Why is How I Met Your Mother bringing back Robin’s Season 7 wardrobe? We thought we were past the unflattering trousers and blouse.
6 | Wasn’t Switched at Birth‘s Melody unnecessarily harsh on Regina this week? And isn’t the Carlton/pilot program storyline fascinating?
7 | If Bones‘ Hodgins is cash-strapped, does that mean we’ll finally meet some of his family when he inevitably has to turn to them for money? Pretty please?
8 | On The Following, how did the wall inside Sarah Fuller’s closet look so perfect and untouched? Did the “gay” neighbors go back and carefully fix the hidden door after they’d already left big, bloody splotches leading right up to it? And did that premiere make you want to hug your dog?
9 | Which best lived up to its “Misery Loves Company” episode title: 90210 or Pretty Little Liars?
10 | Wait, is Hart of Dixie proposing a Lavon/Annabeth romance? Are there trying to see how many coupling permutations they can make up in one season?
11 | Forging whiskey?! Is there anything that White Collar‘s Neal Caffrey can’t do?
13 | Was it strange that the Parenthood finale didn’t even mention Haddie? And we’re still wondering: Does Sarah know the whole story about what happened between Drew and Amy?
14 | When do we get the lost Supernatural episode where the boys just LARP for the whole hour? Surely, there’s enough outtakes for one.
15 | No offense at all to Arrow‘s Diggle, but can Felicity be Oliver’s new partner?
16 | Can Modern Family keep Gloria’s sister — but the original meek version who wonders where the river is to wash clothes? And on a scale of 1 to 10, how great a spoof was the Godfather-style montage?
17 | Did it strike you as odd that American Horror Story: Asylum‘s intrepid reporter Lana just kind of went with the notion of Kit disappearing into the ether?
18 | How amazing did Connie Britton look, rocking out at the start of Wednesday’s Nashville? But who else is bummed that Liam appears to be gone before ever hooking up with Rayna? And given the fact that he’s already livid with Rayna for what’s happened in the past, how terrible will it get when(ever) Deacon learns he’s the father of her older daughter?
19 | Isn’t it strange that the original reporting on American Idol‘s Nicki-Mariah Smackdown in Charlotte never mentioned that half of Minaj’s anger was aimed at Randy Jackson? Then again, considering that Idol only showed an edited take on the dust-up, how much of the whole truth do you think producers are concealing from public view?
20 | Which Last Resort lady did you end up liking most: kick-ass Grace, stealthy Sophie or crafty Kylie?
21 | Not to nitpick Glee‘s “Sadie Hawkins” episode to death, but is there a school anywhere in America where Tina and Sugar wouldn’t be considered among the “hot” girls?
22 | Did The Office‘s docu crew reveal live up to the hype? Were you surprised by Chris Diamantopoulos’ stealth casting? Lastly, were you more upset by that awful (and awfully real) fight between Jim and Pam than they were? Because we sure were.
23 | How fitting is it that Liz Lemon’s newly-adopted 30 Rock tots are a pint-sized Tracy and Jenna? She’s got parenting those two down pat! And after the show ends, can another sitcom promise to pick up the slack and poke fun at NBC’s forever-expanding Today show and its drinky hosts?
24 | If you’re original 30 Rock cast member Lonny Ross, how does it feel to be one of 20 actors in a cell phone commercial airing during the show’s celebrated final run?
25 | Couldn’t Matt Damon have hijacked The Tonight Show instead? (Was NBC asking the same thing this morning?)
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including NCIS, Pretty Little Liars, Criminal Minds andGrey’s Anatomy!
1 | How bittersweet was it for Fringe‘s Walter to wax paternal about his new levels of love for Peter just as he gleans that he won’t make it to the end of this story? That said, who else let out an audible squee! when they saw who’d be back in the finale promo?
2 | As fun as it was cleavage to see Once Upon a Time‘s cleavage Belle in flashback warrior cleavage mode, wasn’t her outfit a bit cleavage inappropriate? Cleavage? Also, could Rumplestiltskin and the Charmings been any less taken aback to learn that Hook and Cora had made it to Maine?
3 | Hey Good Wife — where you hiding Cary?
4 | Did you notice that Revenge‘s Carrion project was the victim of some creative accounting? Or maybe the jettisoned NolCorp initiative was under such deep cover its projected cost was calculated in its own super secret currency? And does the show really need to play the sound of seagulls in the background every time there’s a scene at the Stowaway?
5 | Has there been an ickier sound effect all season than Adam “missing” the bedpan in the Season 2 premiere of Girls?
6 | Yes, yes, it was “a different time” and all that, but isn’t it flat-out hideous the way everyone on Downton Abbey conspired to break up Lady Edith and Sir Anthony? They let Lady Sybil marry the chauffeur, for Pete’s sake, and yet they’d rather condemn Lady Edith to spinsterhood than allow her to marry the older man she fancies?!
7 | Which unintentional almost TV reunion during the Golden Globes made you more excited: Alias (Victor Garber, Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper) or Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell, Amanda Seyfried, Max Greenfield)? And could a certain diet cola manufacturer have possibly run the same commercial any more frequently than they did during the telecast?
8 | What’s the closest possible, homegrown equivalent CBS might come up with for this fall’s Emmy hosts, to at all rival the Globes’ Fey/Poehler combo? Neil Patrick Harris and Kat Dennings?
9 | How many other How I Met Your Mother fans forgot that Kaylee DeFer (Gossip Girl‘s Ivy) played Rachel Bilson’s girlfriend in Season 6′s “Big Days,” and thus were surprised to see her in Monday’s episode?
10 | Does The Carrie Diaries realize that any Scandal fan will have a problem accepting Matt Letscher as kindly Mr. Bradshaw?
11 | How do we get Deception‘s Julian to “disrespect” us with a brand-new car?
13 | Did New Girl waste a perfectly good Dennis Farina appearance on a storyline that repeatedly used horse semen as a punchline?
14 | Is it really plausible that The Mindy Project‘s very private Danny would keep a spill-his-guts letter to his ex-wife in his desk drawer?
15 | Dear Hart of Dixie writers: If we beg and come up with all sorts of potential town events for future episodes, will you promise to never break up Wade and Zoe?
16 | For those still doubting NeNe Leakes’ acting chops, did The New Normal this week officially put your skepticism to rest?
17 | Pretty Little Liars‘ Spencer is totally going to hook up with the Academic Decathlon guy, right? (You can’t disguise a hottie with glasses.) Also, how hilarious was this guy’s [see photo] blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shrug/eyeroll at Mona’s “away”?
18 | For those NCIS fans not versed in Hebrew, did your heart skip a beat thinking that Tony and Ziva had done the ol’ “I love you”/”I know” exchange a la Han/Leia?
19 | Is it too much to hope that one day (maybe in Season 13?), American Idol will do away with its annual/horrible “Let’s make fun of Asian guys with thick accents” audition shtick?
20 | On General Hospital, wasn’t Diane’s laughing dismissal of True Blood (on which portrayer Carolyn Hennessy plays Rosalyn) a fun little aside during the Lucy-thinks-John-is-vampire-Caleb storyline?
21 | Nashville‘s stranded-at-the-altar plot point not withstanding, wouldn’t Juliette and Sean’s annulment have had more punch if we’d been able to see them try – and fail at – married life for an episode or two? What was up with the intimate way Lamar and daughter Tandy were standing at Teddy’s party? Speaking of which, Lamar totally fixed the election, right? And is it wrong that we’re rooting for Rayna to hook up with her cute producer/guitarist friend?
22 | Is Supernatural finally calling it a day on Amelia?
23 | Really, Criminal Minds?
24 | If you’re American Horror Story‘s bookstore clerk, at the moment that a sinister-looking customer professes to be Bloody Face’s son, don’t you just give him what he wants, pronto?
25 | How much more compelling would Oprah Winfrey’s Lance Armstrong interview have been if he was strapped to a lie detector with real-time results displayed in the corner of the screen?
26 | Why does Grey’s Anatomy insist on pretending like Alex and Jo aren’t going to hook up any second now? Come on! And Dr. Smash Williams’ John McEnroe-esque ping-pong tirades — cute or creepy?
27 | Now that Scandal has fully explained the backstory of the election rigging, are you “OK” with Fitz’s presidency being tainted? And for a guy so dense, how is Senator Davis in charge of any “intelligence” committee?
28 | Which was your favorite Florida 911 phone menu option on 30 Rock? We’re kinda partial to, “If you want to know why JAG wasn’t on this week, Press 3….”
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Downton Abbey, Castle, Cougar Town and Elementary!
1 | For those watching the Saturday-buried Underemployed: Are you Team Miles or Team
Hot Doc From Buffy Todd?
2 | Wasn’t Once Upon a Time surprisingly funny this week, between the awkward post-coitus interruptus and Regina telling Ruby to go take herself for a walk?
3 | After some rough patches this season, did you find the latest episodes of Revenge and The Good Wife to be a pleasant return to form? And speaking of the latter: Who cheered when Kalinda showed up on Alicia’s doorstep with the bag of incidentals?
5 | Was Mary and Matthew’s blind exchange on Downton Abbey, coupled with her last line to him pre-nuptials, so perfect that we didn’t care about not getting to see the rest of the wedding?
6 | Did Bunheads‘ stellar winter premiere make you realize how much you’d missed it? But should someone call Family Services about Boo’s unhealthy home situation (another baby’s on the way?). Can Melanie be our best friend? And did you catch Fanny’s hilarious dig at Dance Moms‘ Abby Lee Miller?
7 | We get it, Biggest Loser: Working out makes some people toss their cookies. But do you have to show us every single time it happens? (Conversely, can you please never stop showing us when contestants slide off the treadmills?)
8 | Come to think of it, Castle fans, we don’t know that much about Rick, do we? Was the bug Meredith put in Kate’s ear there a hint at the oft-rumored Papa Castle backstory we are to someday get?
9 | Which show did Deception remind you of more: Revenge, Dirty Sexy Money or Veronica Mars? (Heck, we’ll also throw in NBC’s one-and-done Kidnapped series.) And even though she’s not a series regular, is it safe to say that Bree Williamson (aka Flashback Vivian) has a job as long as the show’s on the air?
10 | How ironic was it, eh, that — as several How I Met Your Mother fans from the Great White North noted — the “Canadian guest stars” video was regionally blocked for Canada?
11 | Did New Girl‘s absinthe experiment make you want to A) try the storied spirits, or B) stay as far away from the green fairy as possible?
12 | After his very fun guest spots on Glee and now The New Normal, isn’t it obvious that Matt Bomer needs to do a comedy post-White Collar? And we’d send a gift basket for each of the shirtless New Normal scenes, but why wasn’t he shirtless in every scene?
13 | Although Cougar Town was the same intoxicating fun as always in its TBS debut, did the subplot about Andy doing something unspeakable to Ellie while she was Ambien’d seem a bit made-for-cable to you?
14 | How far out of your seat did you leap when NCIS suddenly erupted with machine gun fire and riddled Vance’s house with bullets? And then did your eyes erupt with tears as Ziva wept for her abba?
15 | Did this week’s Parenthood make you realize how much the show needs more Amber/Drew scenes?
16 | What was more ridiculous: the very idea of Fox’s Stars in Danger special, or the extremely (to the point of being pointless) generous judging?
18 | While it was great to see Horror Story‘s Dr. Thredson get his just desserts as three of our heroes went free, what is left for the final two episodes to be about, exactly? (What, does Johnny’s hooker pal have a third breast?)
19 | How soon before the end of Wednesday’s Nashville did you predict Juliette wasn’t going to wind up at the church? Wasn’t it weird that Peggy and the inappropriate photos only merited a casual reference after being such a big deal in the episode before? And that was quite a different Scarlett on the stage this week, no? Wowza.
20 | Was the wry, snarky way that Seth MacFarlane announced the Academy Award nominees on Thursday a good omen for how he’ll do as host on Feb. 24? And between him and the Globes’ Fey/Poehler combo, is the pressure on CBS to nail this fall’s Emmys host?
21 | Who else is really starting to subscribe to the Elementary theory making the rounds in our comments, that Sherlock is behind Watson’s hiring?
22 | Seriously, Big Bang Theory, where can we get a GPS nav system that “speaks Sheldon”? Or would it soon enough make us want to drive off a bridge?
23 | Wasn’t it Ocean’s Eleven-like cool the way that Scandal‘s Olivia, Mellie, Quinn et al conspired to fake Fitz’s awakening? That said… don’t you hope/pray that in the real life it’d take more than a couple anecdotes to prove that the leader of the free world has his hands firmly on the wheel?
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week(-plus) of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Doctor Who, Parenthood, American Horror Story: Asylum and The Big Bang Theory!
1 | Revisiting Christmas: Did Doctor Who‘s sinister snowmen give anyone else flashbacks to Calvin & Hobbes? And can we get a(nother) round of applause for astoundingly telegenic new castmember Jenna-Louise Coleman?
2 | Can Downton Abbey somehow close the gap between UK and Stateside airings, if only so we don’t have to keep inventing new levels of “spoiler alert” warnings?
3 | Is everyone that Underemployed‘s Sophia encounters a lesbian? Her classmate’s boss, the random girl waiting in line for the bathroom… and now her former professor!
4 | Didn’t NBC’s New Year’s Eve coverage — which basically amounted to a really long clip package with only one live performance — seem really low-key (and a little boring?) in comparison to what the other networks offered up? On that note, why doesn’t CBS have any skin in the New Year’s Eve game?
5 | Have we received confirmation yet that Rockin’ New Year’s Eve hostess/kissing bandit Jenny McCarthy woke up Tuesday with a massive cold sore after smooching that sailor? (Or was that just her lipstick smeared on his face?) And can we — Ryan Seacrest included — declare a moratorium on trying to interview PSY? Given his limited grasp of English, it seems just mean. (Or will PSY getting any publicity in 2013 be a moot point?)
6 | Can someone at CNN — perhaps new boss Jeff Zucker? — finally stick a fork in Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin’s painfully forced and unfunny New Year’s tradition? She makes a “shocking” joke! He giggles! Rinse. Repeat. Cancel.
7 | Remind us: Why is it so hard to sing live in Times Square? (Yes, we’re talking to you, Taylor Swift.)
And that concludes the NYE portion of this week’s column. Back to regularly scheduled programming…
8 | While Parenthood putting Sydney in the path of a large metal projectile may have been a little cruel, wasn’t it just the teensiest bit satisfying to watch Julia finally tell her whiny little one to shut up? Wasn’t Crosby’s maturity regarding mom-in-law’s move-in refreshing? And to those confused by Kristina “revealing” herself to be “34,” did you not catch Adam’s discreet eyeroll?
9 | Doesn’t the insane cuteness of the General Hospital puppy make it tough to believe it’s a harbinger of bad times ahead?
10 | Did American Horror Story‘s Sister Jude/Call Me Judy out-”Zou Bisou Bisou” Mad Men‘s Megan Draper with her totally random but nonetheless infectious ’60s-themed song-and-dance? (And who knew “The Name Game” had so many rules?!)
11 | Wouldn’t it have been better if Nashville‘s “Juliette Barnes” had narrated Wednesday’s recap special with some sass, as “Nolan” did for Revenge?
12 | On Chicago Fire, did Mills and Dawson’s little bones-naming foreplay exercise give you a sudden urge to study anatomy?
13 | Law & Order: SVU fans, who do you think Olivia’s unseen traveling companion was?
15 | Elementary fans, can we tell you how eerie it was, having just screened the first episodes of FX’s The Americans, to witness this week’s Soviet spies twist? Also: What do you think will change Watson’s mind about leaving?
17 | Let’s be honest, Project Runway All Stars: Isaac Mizrahi totally faked his love for Anthony Ryan’s unflattering design so you could find a reason not to eliminate the frontrunner during an off week, right?
18 | Anyone else totally in love with the little boy in the NFL’s Play 60 commercials with the Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton? “‘I’m just loosening my arm…”