Are The Following's Feds Failing? Did Glee Find Its Funny Bone? Missing Ellis? And More Qs!

walkingdead300We’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?

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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?

Girls6 | Who wants to tell ABC’s promo department that Red Widow is anything but a new “hit” series?

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.

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Following9 | 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?

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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 Todayhave 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?

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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 americans275view 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?!

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416416-2_05620 | 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?)

Hit the comments with your answers — and any other questions you care to throw out there!

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  1. ffic4life says:

    I hate naya. I know thats not the popular opinion, but come on she’s manipulating her relationship with the writer to get a better storyline. You can’t tell me there isn’t a connection. She suddenly is being thought of to deserve emmys? No. She’s an okay actress, nothing deserving of any awards. And honestly it makes her no better than a two bit slut that’s sleeping her way to the top. Gross.

    • Mark says:

      I respected your opinion until you, practically, called her a slut. Sorry, but that is one of the lamest reason to hate Naya, because Matt Hudgson is just ONE of the writers and he wrote only four chapters in which two of them don’t include ‘Santana’, so I don’t see how she can get a better storyline from that. And don’t worry, she already won awards, that show us that she deserves an Emmy because she is a talented woman, not because her personal life.

      • Cheri says:

        Well said. It’s a shame that everyone has freedom of speech to write comments that are disrespectful and baseless nonsense.

    • stacy's mom says:

      It’s pretty sad that you have to resort to baseless ad hominem and slut shaming to get your point across.

    • Nina says:

      Not only are you slut shaming but you aren’t making any sense. Santana has notoriously gotten the worst storylines since Hodgson became a writer…I Kissed a Girl, anyone? Naya began to become more popular and get more notoriety in season 2 before Hodgson even became a writer. But clearly if your biggest criticism of Naya is on her personal life and not her talent, then she’s doing something right.

  2. Milla says:

    Naya Rivera is an amazing actress and singer (and even a great dancer). But I would like to see her in other projects like a Movie or something… Anyway, Glee haters can whine all they want, I agree with the article, she totally deserves an Emmy for her talent.

  3. Britta Unfiltered says:

    1. Drew Barrymore’s portrait. I didn’t realize she’d even hosted once.
    12. Ha. I was pretty confused at first. I’m not sure why they went back to that storyline after this long.
    20. Shhh. You’ll get the Glee fans stirred up.

  4. Jon says:

    #5 Every time there is talk of “The Initiative” my eyes glaze over. Good thing I have a DVR and can skip over those scenes.

  5. Hannah says:

    Welcome to New York Santana. She moved in and suddenly the NYC scene became interesting.

    • stacy's mom says:

      Can we kick Rachel out though? I was done with her two seasons ago. Just give us Kurt and Santana, and occasionally some appearances from Quinn, Brittany, Puck and Mercedes.

  6. 2. After Daryl got his hair done (did?) he must have stopped and got himself a nice new jacket. But maybe he just needed sleeves to cover up his arms (for the first time ever) because he was standing next to Martinez who has trees for arms.
    4. Another question is how many weeks in a row can I tell myself I am done with this show, but still watch it anyway?

  7. twilight123 says:

    20. Welcome back Naya! You have single handedly turned around at least part of this season for me. What I appreciate about her is that she has become a stronger actress and singer with each passing season. You can see that she’s been using her time at glee to perfect her craft. And as much as I would love to see her win an Emmy for her performance, that’s not going to happen as long as she stays on the sinking shipwreck that is Glee. I think she used her time there well to grow as a performer, but it’s time to leave the show and strike while the iron is hot and people are beginning to take notice of her.

  8. Mikey says:

    I love(d) The Following but they’ve just gotten out of control with the shark jumping…never mind Debra not doing anything with the SUV, but what about the warden allowing Joe to transfer?! Really? And the mansion full of followers?? Ridiculous! (yet I can’t NOT watch it…thanks to Kevin Bacon and ‘Mike Weston’ )

    Big Bang Theory – totally had me choked up….and yes, I wanna believe it was a combo
    of all (Sheldon excluded of course)

    Smash – what the heck happened to this show? Hate Jimmy & Sean Hayes’ character…
    …actually just can’t believe how fare a show could fall in during one hiatus….

    Glee…. I keep aksking myself every week…Why am I still watching this?
    I’ve even stopped downloading the songs!! Don’t like the new characters (and I loved Blake on Glee Project…what a waste as Ryder or ‘Finn Lite’) It’s only good when they have cameos from the ‘graduates’ (who seem to have a lot of free time to keep coming back to High School!!) Santanta is not my fave character, but she has grown and certainly brought some much needed humor to the NY segments. ** Was shocked but thrilled when Finn gave
    Brody that beating ** Not usual for Glee, but it made my day!

  9. Claudia says:

    23. Im so glad they went there, they are grown ups, this is not high school drama. I loved it and the will they wont they thing is there.

    • I was a little surprised that they “went there” quite so quickly, but not sorry they did! I was kind of hoping it might take a couple more episodes to go from the first kiss to the bed, but I always thought Vincent would be able to control the “beast” with Catherine. She seems to have had a calming effect on him from the beginning.

  10. 9. stopped watching The Following – the same old same old every week – boring.
    23: OMGOSH that SCENE those EYES – way to HOT & I loved every minute of it – I can’t stop watching BATB. ALL my other shows have taken a seat at the back of the bus because this show is #1 to #15 (each episode has it’s on spot on the list).

  11. Linderella says:

    Glee is back now that Santana is back!

  12. Carol says:

    I was a little surprised they went there on Beauty and the Beast, but pleasantly surprised! I thought the writers would torture us a bit and drag that out. But they didn’t: yea! Great, great show that is getting better and better with each episode. Hope it gets a 2nd season!

  13. Danielle says:

    BATB was so hot my TV almost melted!! Wow! Those two have some serious chemistry!!! LOVE, love this show!!!! VinCat is the best romance/couple on TV.

  14. I didn’t even read the other questions. Beauty and the beast (BATB) MUST be renewed. I know the show didn’t get a great start but now it just get better an better, and people must watch this if is a hopeless romantic person. The love history that is around the lead couple (Vincent & Catherine) is so beautiful and full of intrigue and dangerous. In the episodes that are coming we can see the danger will only increase and everything could change. Im not saying this because we finally have a sex scene between Vincent and Catherine, this is totally objective and people should know that their are missing a great show if they aren’t watching it yet.
    Hope u understand my comment cause i don’t speak english very well :)

  15. Dory says:

    Leaving the best scene on TV till last! #batb love! Can’t wait for next Thursday’s episode – Looks like it’s action packed & I mean all kinds of “action”! ;)

  16. Ma says:

    I just loved the scenes in BATB. In general i love this show, which stands for sometimes you have to fight for love to get it – and when you get it you have to keep fighting to keep it, cause it’s not always everybody accepts Your choices. I would recommend this show any day, so Star watching if you believe in true love. Thursdays on CW 8/9

  17. Mon says:

    On BATB I loved that Vincent came close to beating out and Catherine stayed calm and was able to calm him too. It was a very emotional scene and I’m glad the writers went there. As far as everything else HOT!!!!

  18. fred says:

    Naya Rivera for an Emmy you must be joking. Being a lesbian character of a one note variety a sort of puck like character that is in new york storyline because the gay and the diva are boring and the brody mess needed fixing. Every line she said is taken directly from fan criticism of the show and the direction that it was going. Rachel you need to look after yourself and by the way I got here just like that no character development just boom here I am so the gay and lesbian community will keep watching the show. Every time she sings it is cop rock like singing for the sake of just singing and just like most of glee these days forced onto the audience instead of flowing naturally. As far as season 4 of glee goes, the only two characters that have been compelling to me have been Finn not because of the writing but because it amazes me how the actor keeps that guy interesting in spite of the bad storylines he keeps getting. The other character that made season 4 to me is wow maybe Sam for the humour. Santana in the loft was lazy writing predictable beyond belief and just not interesting enough for me to watch anymore.

    • Cam says:

      Sam and Finn are compelling?! I can think of many things to describe those two characters and “compelling” is the last word that comes to mind.

  19. Yen says:

    I am obsessed with BATB. Love the chemistry. Each week gets more and more intense. Watching the promos for the next week drives me crazy. Kudos to the writers for driving me nuts

  20. kali says:

    The actual love scene between Catherine and Vincent on Beauty and the Beast was most definitely the most beautiful, loving and intimate one that ever graced our screens. Honestly, it went under ny skin and from there right to the heart. Such great and rewarding writing on this show and stellar performances by the protagonists…it would be heartbreaking to lose this wonderful show.

  21. Andrea Fernández says:

    We are shteamy fans, all over the world. We love BATB and the hot scenes are awesome. Millons of us can’t be wrong. We need a second season! (From Argentina)

  22. Andrea Fernández says:


  23. Whiteacre says:

    Thanks for saying exactly what I’ve been feeling about Roxxxy Andrews. Ru Paul’s Drag Race is still my favorite in spite of Roxxxy and the other “mean girls”!

  24. shadester says:

    the scene with sherman and cooper was not all I wanted it to be. why did copp seem mad at sherman. he was being a jerk.

    I love the following although the first ep was so scary i couldnt sleep that night lol.

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