Did Vampire Diaries Crown Wrong Queen? Did Dallas Dis Us? A Good Wife Gaffe? And More Qs!

Popular TV Shows 2013 Orphan BlackWe’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?

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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?!)

Popular TV Shows 2013 Good Wife4 | 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?

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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?

Popular TV Shows 2013 Bates Motel10 | 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?

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popular-tv-shows-2013-the-americans13 | 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”?

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16 | How did Vampire Diaries‘ Bonnie get named Prom Queen?Vampire Diaries Season 4 Recap Prom Matt as King we “get,” since he’s the all-around good guy/jock. But Bonnie? Really?

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?

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

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106 Comments
  1. Bonnie says:

    You can have a stadium full of seats TVLine. The real question you need to be asking is why Julie Plec keeps screwing Bonnie’s character over and putting all the spotlight on everyone else? Bonnie is the true queen and deserved that crown. Plus she deserved screentime we probably won’t see her for the next four weeks.

  2. Katie says:

    What the heck? Why shouldn’t Bonnie have been prom queen. She’s beautiful, looked amazing and has been at the high school since the beginning. Whatever jerk!

  3. Kristina says:

    How dare you people?? Bonnie has just as much right to win as anyone. People would have voted for a hot popular nice girl and she is all that. Why must you think that she cannot win?

  4. Peng9803 says:

    Bonnie is one of the characters a good portion of the fandom hates so it doesn’t make sense to them that she would win Queen. She’s not the end-all-be-all good on the show. Matt is. Bonnie is just as dangerous as her vampire girlfriends. You say she’s in school more than everyone else but that’s not entirely true. She’s had her share of days/weeks off. She can be reckless. She believes she is always right and in the grand scheme of things, she has made decisions that have not helped whatever cause the gang is on at the time.

    Popularity-wise, Caroline is the most popular. Besides Miss Mystic Falls, she also coordinates most, if not all, the events on the high school’s social calendar. Bonnie helps but she’s not the leader.

    As for being a cheerleader, when is the last time we saw her cheer alongside the rest of the girls? Whenever she takes on a leadership role, something bad happens. Most of her high school activities put her in the follower category.

    I think they should have had a random girl that we’ve seen a few times be established as the class president or something and have her win.

    • Sarah K says:

      Bonnie’s win may not make sense to some of the fandom but it does make sense on the show, no matter how unexpected it was.

      “Bonnie is just as dangerous as her vampire girlfriends” —This is not relevant to people voting her prom queen, is not true if you’re implying Bonnie inherently is a danger to the town of MF, and if *lack of danger* is your Prom Queen criteria, all of the girls would be out of the running.

      “She can be reckless… she has made decisions that have not helped whatever cause the gang is on at the time” —All of which is still irrelevant to her win. Also, give examples of when her decisions didn’t help the cause of the gang but weren’t justified by the fulfilling of a greater good.

      “Popularity-wise, Caroline is the most popular. Besides Miss Mystic Falls, she also coordinates most, if not all, the events…” —Disagree. Caroline is popular in the fandom but is established as a *mean-girl* in the show and that’s probably why people know her; doesn’t mean she’s well liked. Heck in S1 Elena and Bonnie were shown to merely tolerate her and they were her friends so imagine anyone else’s opinion of her… Also, I believe MMF is voted by a committee, not peers and just because you coordinate a lot of things doesn’t necessarily make you popular, just makes you known.

      “As for being a cheerleader, when is the last time we saw her cheer alongside the rest of the girls?” —But we’ve only recently seen Elena and Caroline cheer onscreen for the first time since S1! Yes, Bonnie wasn’t there, but Elena was talking about “rejoining the team” so she clearly hadn’t been doing it for a while either.

      “Whenever she takes on a leadership role, something bad happens. Most of her high school activities put her in the follower category.” —What? What leadership role(s) are you referring to? And how does being involved in an activity make you a follower? If anything being involved allows you to get to know more people and build more friendships, aka popularity.

      Despite what some fans’ opinions are, Bonnie IS a nice girl. I do agree that picking a random was an option but that doesn’t mean Bonnie is any less deserving. Caroline’s my fave and sure I would’ve loved to see her win, but I like Bonnie and I’m thrilled she won. She deserved this moment and it’s foul for this article to claim otherwise.

    • Chris says:

      Matt is not good. No one on the show is good or should be seen as a moral compass. Matt just is seen that way by the casual viewer for being a quintessential “nice guy.” Going back and rewatching the series, Matt isn’t Salvatore levels of awful, but he’s a major jerk to Caroline and plays on her insecurities (this is prevamp Caro too).

      In regards to Bonnie,the fandom hates her because, from what I’ve seen, they tend to be Damon fans who aren’t over her not taking his crap in the earlier seasons. Not because they have a logical reason. What decisions are you talking about? Any decision she’s made to not go along with Elena and co. has been for the overall good of the town (see the Gilbert device). She’s basically the real sheriff of Mystic Falls, let’s be real. I do agree with the argument of Caro making sense as well, but like a previous commenter said, she didn’t really become nice until she was turned. She was very much a bossy, mean girl and still can be slightly. Not to say there’s anything wrong with that, but I can see how some people would be put off, especially teenagers. “Whenever she takes on a leadership role, something bad happens.” I don’t really understand this comment? Especially seeing that it usually comes down to her stepping up and fixing everyone else’s mess they’ve made. Even if she’s not a “leader”, I don’t really see the relevance in why people wouldn’t vote for her. Followers can be popular too.

      I didn’t mean to pick a part your comment. Sorry.

  5. Sweetha says:

    I like that Bonnie and Matt were named prom queen and king, it was unexpected I really didn’t thought of this.

    But TVline says ‘but Bonnie really?’ why not,
    April won Miss Mystic Falls out of nowhere and she just came in the beginning of season 4 and Bonnie is there since the pilot, so yes she definitely deserves it :)

  6. Sorce says:

    What is this ratchetness about Bonnie not being deserving of Prom Queen? Wow. Bonnie is the one consistently selfless and kind character on the show. Just because the main characters on the show overlook her doesn’t mean the student body does. She is most involved with the school. I like Rebekkah but she deserves nothing. A couple of weeks of good behavior from the new girl does not earn it. Totally giving side-eye to this writer for his epic douche-baggery on this one.

  7. Blah says:

    Whats wrong with Bonnie being prom queen? She deserves it.That was just rude. Or would it have made more sense to you if the cliche pretty blonde Caroline won?

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