Do We Spy a Chuck Spinoff? Does Deb's Love Kill the Dexter Cliffhanger? And More TV Questions!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, here are some queries we are going to throw at you, from shows such as Chuck, Homeland, American Horror Story, The X Factor and more!
1 | How did Chuck‘s Ellie and Awesome escape the moving limo last week when it had been purposely established that the driver locked the doors? That nitpick aside, who else would totally tune in for a spinoff called The Awesomes?
2 | Why did Saturday Night Live host Jimmy Fallon conspicuously fail to pretend-play the keyboard at all, as is tradition, during “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”? Did he just, like, forget?
3 | Not having watched the fourth hour of Today in quite some time, we’re wondering: Does Hoda Kotb really have a new boyfriend, or is that something SNL‘s Kristen Wiig (as Kathie Lee Gifford) cooked up in her own twisted mind?
4 | Can anyone explain why Coach didn’t decide to bring Brandon — a player who was guaranteed to get zero jury votes — all the way to Survivor: South Pacific‘s final three? Albert may not have played the brightest strategic game, but he was right about Sophie being a much bigger threat to take home the big cash prize.
5 | Has any show had a freshman season as taut from start to finish as Homeland? It’s hard to think of one…. Speaking of the stellar Showtime drama, forget the finale’s bunker scenes — was anyone else terribly anxious as Brody kept fidgeting with his vest and its trigger at the house, with daughter Dana just down the hall?
6 | Did Deb’s confession of love to Dexter take all the suspense out of the cliffhanger? Does anyone really think she’s going to turn her brother in now?
7 | Of all the anachronistic finds to deposit in the mysterious Badlands area, Terra Nova couldn’t think of one that didn’t instantly evoke Lost’s Black Rock?
8 | How does The Closer‘s Anthony Dennison take a fleeting exchange between Flynn and a random hit-and-run victim and effectively wrench our heart with it?
9 | Did a barefoot Kelly Clarkson lose her shoes during VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul? And how amazing did The Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi look while introducing London soul?
10 | Is there anything more nightmare-inducing on TV right now than the PAM “talking muffins” ad? Seriously, these critters could launch their own horror franchise!
11 | Anyone else still curious what’s up with Guy Branum’s vanishing act from the Chelsea Lately roundtable?
12 | Wait, so Glee landed both Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and NeNe Leakes? In the same week? How does that happen?
13 | Before the Ramos family evacuated the American Horror Story ‘Murder House,’ did they even stop for a second to reconsider the fact that the kitchen sink has a pasta faucet? A pasta faucet, people!
14 | Did the musclebound Cylons dancing to “They Don’t Care About Us” on Wednesday’s X Factor performance finale make you more or less inclined to check out Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour? (We’re going firmly with the latter option.)
15 | Did anyone find it vexing that in Thursday’s two-hour finale, The X Factor relegated Season 1 standouts Drew Ryniewicz, Marcus Canty, and Astro to a verse or a line on A-list guest performers’ numbers, and reduced Rachel Crow to a painful bit of shtick with Steve Jones? Yet another way that Simon Cowell’s bloated, noisy import is inferior to American Idol.
16 | Mad Men, 30 Rock, SNL and now the ultimate Secret Santa gift on Conan — is Jon Hamm the best or what?
Hit the comments with your answers — and any other questions you care to throw out there!