Will Hannibal Feast on Bedelia? Dance Judge Redo? Disingenuous Duggars? Too Much Torture Porn? And More Qs

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 Outlander, Penny Dreadful, UnREAL and Hannibal!

1 | We love the shows, but between the recent torture and rape-filled episodes of Game of Thrones and Outlander, are you over all the misery porn on TV?

2 | Did it amuse anyone but us that during the Critics’ Choice TV Awards pre-show, Samantha Harris went from interviewing “Jim Gordon” (Gotham’s Ben McKenzie) to James Corden? Also, was it pure coincidence that at the same time Allison Janney was laying a surprise smooch on Corden at the CCTAs, Tina Fey was kissing Amy Schumer on stage at the Peabody Awards?

3 | Was Veep‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus really sick during production of the latest episode? If not, was that not one of the more convincing flu simulations in recent memory?

4 | Having met Brona last season,PennyDreadful_Vanessa_Brona shouldn’t Penny Dreadful’s Vanessa have recognized Victor’s “cousin,” Lily? On an unrelated note: Wasn’t Brona a lot more likable before being brought back to life as Lily?

5 | Last Week Tonight fans, how much are you looking forward to watching John Oliver drink a Bud Light Lime in the wake of FIFA’s president resigning?

6 | Wouldn’t it have been better if Devious Maids’ way-too-wide-eyed Rosie had stayed in a coma the entire season?

UnREAL Preview7 | As fantastic as UnREAL is, doesn’t it feel like it should be a half-hour series? And does the Lifetime drama make you want to cease watching the wildly manufactured Bachelor/Bachelorette, or more inclined to tune in and now spot the producers’ meddling? Speaking of…

8 | Remember the days when The Bachelorette would end each episode with a rose ceremony? Fun times, right? Now, about the recent group dates (including boxing, sumo wrestling and teaching sex ed): All in good fun, or just plain uncomfortable?

9 | How pissed were you that The Whispers took out the talented Autumn Reeser in the opening act? (Someone give this woman her own show already!) And how in the world did Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia manage to create a red-haired child?

10 | Wasn’t So You Think You Can Dance‘s blackout handled a bit overdramatically, even for a reality show? And contracts be damned, is it too late to bring back Mary Murphy — or perhaps Misty Copeland? — to replace the dreary, vaguely homophobic Jason Derulo and/or the blathering Paula Abdul on the judging panel once Season 12’s live shows begin?

11 | Does TVLine reader Steve have the very best idea for the Prison Break revival — that (a resurrected?) Michael and his brother Lincoln bust Jack Bauer out of that Russian prison? On that note, will Fox be all reboots pretty soon? And if so, which of the network’s castoffs would you like to see revived next? (We vote for the brilliant-but-cancelled Profit.)

iZombie Peyton12 | Why didn’t iZombie‘s Sebastian just kill Peyton?

13 | Does Stitchers‘ fast-talking Cameron kind of feel like he was transported from ABC Family’s short-lived The Middleman?

14 | Impastor’s Buddy (played by Michael Rosenbaum) co-opting the life of a bald man — a little Lex Luthor nod there? (May we at last pretend it was?)

15 | For a family that won’t even let their kids hold hands until they’re engaged, didn’t Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar seem rather unconcerned about the “touching” discussed during their Fox News interview? And how many obvious follow-up Qs did Megyn Kelly miss? (For starters, would they have pursued police action over their four daughters being fondled by a 15-year-old boy other than son Josh?) Lastly, given that Jill and Jessa were approximately 12 and 10 at the time of the abuse, can we really believe that (as their parents claimed) they had no understanding of what was happening to them?

16 | How to put this politely…. Why do all the guys in Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Full House Story cast look various degrees of creepy?

17 | Did you notice General Hospital‘s subtle nod to Outlander on Thursday? (Anna packed the novel with her things as she prepared to scatter Dukes’s ashes in his native Scotland.)

Hannibal Season 318 | OK, seriously, what is Hannibal‘s per-episode budget? The premiere itself, with the on-location Parisian opening, looked like it had to cost at least $10 million. Will Bedelia Du Maurier end up on a dinner plate by the end of Season 3? (Her diet of oysters, acorns and masala — which the ancient Romans fed to animals to improve their flavor — can’t be accidental, can it?) And which of you are watching with closed-captioning on, so as to not miss any of Mads Mikkelsen’s dialogue?

19 | TVLine reader Sarah brings up a good point: How did Bones‘ Hodgins not see Angela’s real name before on, say, their marriage license, or taxes? Is the moniker downright hysterical or admittedly a bit too silly? Lastly, did Bones being pregnant during her and Booth’s estrangement make it all the more painful to watch?

20 | The week’s best casting news: Sherlock’s dad, more Mack, Lucky Spencer’s homecoming, Mohinder’s return or Joel McHale’s X appeal?

21 | Does anyone know why Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard don’t have their own autobiographical sitcom already? These 30-second washing machine commercials just ain’t cutting it!

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

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89 Comments
  1. Shannon says:

    20. Lucky Spencer!!!! 21…Yes! Love Dax and Kristen. Those commercials are the best!

  2. Becky says:

    #21 I would watch the Dax and Kristen show sooo hard!!!

    • Wordsmith says:

      I would seriously watch them in a full half hour of washing machine commercials, if they shot enough of them to fill the time slot.

  3. Brandi B says:

    You’re asking a lot the same Q’s I’ve asked myself. As for #9 (how in the world did Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia manage to create a red-haired child?) Red hair is a recessive gene and if both parents carry it, it’s very possible for a blonde/brunette parent combo to have a child with red hair. My great grandparents both had black hair (well before home hair dye) and 5 of their 6 daughter had red or auburn hair.

    • Karen MT says:

      This. My husband and I are both different shades of blond, though he had a bit of a strawberry tint when he was younger. Both our sons are redheaded. In our case, the gene comes from both sides: his mom and my paternal grandmother were both redheaded. We get many questions asking where the red came from.

    • Drew says:

      I am the only redhead in my family that I know of. Rumor has it that my grandfather on my mother’s side had red hair, but my mother doesn’t remember ever seeing it. (His hair was white when I knew him)

    • Pia says:

      I have two red-headed nieces. My brother is brunet and my sister-in-law blonde. Didn’t you study high school biology?

      • Pia says:

        My question is for the tvline writer, not anyone commenting!

        • Elibu says:

          Thank you. Did nobody on “Team TVLine” take basic high school biology? What would be much more unlikely would be for two redheads to have a dark-haired child. My father had dark brown hair and my mother light brown (blonde as a child) and my hair is bright red.

          • herman1959 says:

            Ditto. A good example is Britain’s royal family. People asked why Harry has red hair in light of Diana’s blond to brown hair and Charles’s brown. But they forgot that Diana’s redheaded sister. Maybe someone was absent for the class on dominant/recessive genes.

  4. VJ says:

    18. Well, maybe the rest of the season will be characters sitting in windowless rooms with no furniture just talking to pay for the season premiere. (although, I was always courious about Hanibals budget because I read a couple of times it isn´t very expensive and yet I never saw this on-screen).

    • The Beach says:

      I understand that Hannibal is funded by the French film studio Gaumont which recoups it’s money via network licensing and international sales. It’s expensive and looks it.

      And I had as hard a time last night understanding Gillian as I did Mads. Why must she whisper all her dialogue?

  5. Mr. Tran K says:

    Can’t enough of what went down in the last Game of Thrones episode and I still got goosebumps.

    • Mercy! says:

      I know, Mr K, I know! Denaerys & Tyrion together! Awesome! Cersei licking water off the floor. Awesome! Sansa finding out her 3 brothers may still be alive. Awesome (that poor girl needs some damn positive news before Benioff & Weiss have her raped again and again and again) :-( ………………………… Bronn doesn’t die (so far) Awesome! And that fricking unexpected White Walker/wights battle ….Wow. The only thing that sucks is that there’s only2 episodes left.

  6. Ab says:

    21) Yes!!! I would absolutely watch a Dax/Kristen sitcom! Avidly!!!

  7. Sheryl says:

    21-I don’t even watch sitcoms but I would totally watch this one.

  8. Jeri says:

    Autumn Reeser is one of the reasons I tuned into Whispers. Is she gone or is she in a coma?

  9. Sara says:

    7. I like the first episode so I’m excited for more… and this behind the scenes looks makes reality tv seem horrible and highly manipulated..which I guess isn’t a surprise but some people still believe this tv shows are all about finding the right person lol

    11. I would love a Prison Break revival but with Michael miraculously coming back of course! And this idea is of setting Jack Bouer freed is hilarious and good thinking..

    12. Maybe because he ate earlier? Or he simply wanted to see if she witnessed Liv-zombie-mode? Who knows! At least he is dead..poor Liv she has lot of problems already.

  10. LADY_in_MD says:

    I want to start a petition that would bring Mary and misty back for the live shows I can’t stand Paula and Jason has nothing to offer his homophobia is blatant in his facial expressions God forbid if a guy doesn’t dance masculine enough
    As far as devious maids goes I’m just not happy with how quickly Rosie forgave spence for the doing porn and his reasoning for putting food on the table I’m sure one of the other girls would have helped out if he asked

  11. Cass says:

    #9 I don’t think The Whispers is done with Autumn Reeser. They said Harper tried to kill her mother, not that she did. They also showed Harper later in the episode at the hospital to visit her mom, I think she will recover.

  12. Kim R says:

    1. Outlander – so much so that I decided not to watch the finale. Some things you just can’t unsee.

    • Dave Allen says:

      You might want to watch at least the last 8 minutes, as they are full of hope and promise (plus lays the groundwork for the next series).

      You also get to see a beautiful sailing ship (the “Cristabel”) gliding across the Channel, and hear lovely music (sung by Bear McCreary’s delightful wife Raya Yarbrough) in the closing credits :-D

  13. ninergrl6 says:

    17. YES! Loved it!

  14. Drew says:

    15. I don’t watch much reality TV show. I wouldn’t know a Duggar from a hole in the wall. But I do think it’s interesting (as has been pointed out by some, on other sites) that there is so much uproar over this story while Lena Dunham (who molested her sister for many, many years) never really saw any blowback from that admission. Her show wasn’t canceled. The media still loves her. Nobody cares. If anything, people tend to make excuses for that horrible pig woman, because they enjoy her show and her media presence and don’t want anything to stand in the way of that.
    (clue: if you’re offended that I called her a horrible pig woman, you’re a part of the problem)

    • Mary says:

      Don’t think it was many many years. She was 7 not 15 and my understanding it was once. Do I agree with it no, however, she doesn’t claim to be the holier than thou like these people do. These so call Christians spew so much hate at others yet look at their
      own life. Sorry cannot equate a 15 year old to a 7 year old. Really name calling, how old are you. Maybe your part of the problem if you think it was okay what he did.

      • Drew says:

        In which part of my comment did you read that I was okay with any of this? My point is about the way the media and some of the public are willing to overlook sexual abuse when it’s someone they like, but when it is someone they dislike, they pretend to be outraged. I am sickened by all of it.
        Dunham began molesting her sister when she was seven. However, the stories continue well into Lena’s teens, with different stories described in her book. It wasn’t just the one story that people keep retelling. That (which was still pretty big) was just one of the early stories.
        And you think that it comes down to what kind of people they are? You think that Lena “I falsely accuse people of rape just for the heck of it” Dunham is better than the Duggars? That she doesn’t spread hate around? Please. You just don’t see it as hate because you usually agree with her.
        And sorry about the name calling. I just tell it how it is. I’m not a huge fan of child molesters. She is a pig.

        • Gern Blanston says:

          As someone that cannot stand Dunham or the show Girls I think that the comparison is valid, but a little flawed in that the Duggar’s are consistantly portrayed in their show and by their supporters as better than the rest of us. They are held up as this standard of family that the rest of us should aspire to. That their Christian values are better than the values that many others hold. Dunham is not partrayed in the same light and I believe that this is why they are getting hammered harder than Dunham was hit, and contrary to the narrative that is trying to be pushed by some she did get hit in the media for her own admission. If they weren’t campaigning to deny other people equal rights, if they weren’t so critical of groups that they disagree with, if the Duggar that molested the kids wasn’t the head of some famliy group that tries to change the political landscape to force everyone to abide by their Christian views, and if they weren’t holier than thou with their beliefs you wouldn’t see the same uproar. People always love to see hypocrites get theirs in the end.

          • Drew says:

            But Lena Dunham does all of that stuff, just from the other side. She attacks the people who don’t agree with her. She belittles people.
            And the truth is, why should it matter? Why is her show still on the air? Because she’s not as annoying as the other pedophile? What logic is that?

          • Gern Blanston says:

            That’s a fair question to ask. I diagree that Dunham does the same as the Duggars do. She voices her opinion, but she isn’t held up as a shining beacon of what everybody should be. She doesn’t use her platform to do everything in her power to ensure that people that she disagrees with are held down as second class citizens. The reason that Girls is still on and 19 Kids has been pulled comes down to two reasons, IMO. First, advertisers. One relies on advertisers and the other is on a pay network. So, its easier for Girls to stay on the air with network support than 19 Kids that must rely on advertisers buying commerical time. Second, the type of shows that they are. One is a scripted program about very flawed people. They are not written as people that are to be emulated. The other is a reality program that is used to showcase how exeptional this family is and how if people would be more like them the world would be a better place. I don’t think that the reason that one show is socially acceptable and one isn’t is about how person is more annoying than the other. Its more the realization that one is flawed and has been open about being flawed since the beginning and the other has been portraying themselves as nearly flawless. You’re right, both shows star pedophiles, or if not pedophiles people that comitted sexual assualt in their youth, and should be held to a similar standard. However, I doubt the people that are pushing this narrative, Sarah Palin among others, aren’t so much upset about Dunham not getting the same level of media scrutiny as they are trying to find a way to make the Duggar’s socially acceptable again.

          • Drew says:

            I disagree about the motivation behind this comparison. People have been trying to get the media to put the proper spotlight on Dunham since she wrote her book. I have been asking why TV Line continues to publicize her show for that long. The reason why it is being raised now isn’t because anyone wants the Duggars to be treated better, it is because we are still waiting for Dunham to be held accountable and this comparison is a simple, blunt way of highlighting the issue.

        • HAP says:

          Age 7 is legally below the age of reason. Age 15 is not.

          • Drew says:

            And as I said, the behavior with her sister lasted for years. Bribing her sister in exchange for drawn out kisses or having her sister “relax” on top of her. Fondling herself while in bed with her sister. I don’t know about you, but this stuff never happened between me and my siblings!
            .
            “What I really wanted, beyond affection, was to feel that she needed me, that she was helpless without her big sister leading her through the world. I took a perverse pleasure in delivering bad news o her–the death of our grandfather, a fire across the street–hoping that her fear would drive her into my arms, would make her trust me.”
            –Lena Dunham
            .
            Yeah, that’s not predatory at all.

          • KatsMom says:

            @Drew — I have no love for Lena Dunham, and agree that the quotations out of context sound sketchy. But, the notion that she sexually abused her sister came out weeks into her book tour after dozens of book reviewers had read the book and never once thought that Dunham was admitting to molestation. The only touching of her sister was when Dunham was 7, asexual and curious about her own body, but realizing that it was easier to examiner her sister’s. The rest of the information, including the quotation you listed below, in context, make it clear that Dunham was describing a pretty normal sibling dynamic in which the oldest doesn’t want a sibling who is independent and has his/her own thoughts and feelings. She wanted a super cool doll or teddy bear who will obey her commands and worship her for her superiority because she’s the oldest. I recognized the dynamic, if not the specific examples that she gave. But, when I read everything in context it never occurred to me that there was anything sexual motivating Dunham. The line about her touching herself while in her sister’s bed didn’t read to me like, “Oh yeah baby, there she was beside me and I had to touch myself.” Instead, in context, it was a throwaway notion that she lived a normal teenage life while her sister slept, as a teddy bear, next to her. She watched SNL. She painted her toenails. And yes, she even “checked things out” in her underwear. Her “I’m so quirky, unique and interesting tone grates.” She chose her words in an effort to shock and dismay, to further prove her quirkiness or whatever.”

            Most importantly, Dunham’s sister has said she’s not a victim of anything whereas the Duggar girls have clearly identified themselves as victims of molestation who have forgiven their brother for his actions. The situations are very different and it has nothing to do with politics.

          • Drew says:

            Sorry, that is not normal sibling behavior. Taking a look isn’t the same thing as wanting your sister to lay on top of you or give you long kisses. The actions and the lens through which she views them are not normal. Most likely, she learned this behavior from someone else in her life, but it is still not normal.
            She could be making things up and sensationalising. We know she made up a rape claim in college. But judging by her words, her actions were predatory.

          • Kate says:

            Sorry…but I do think that behaviour is normal….sisters…brothers….friends…when you’re young you do a lot of things to get to know your bodies…and about most of them you never speak to your parents or older people about…but I can assure everyone…I’ve talked about this with a psychologist….and she CLEARLY stated that it is completely normal for children to touch each other, kiss each other, show “the parts” etc. – and also the power struggle between siblings…It might not be a “cute” story but it is natural…as long as it doesn’t develop into unnatural behaviour that lasts.

          • Drew says:

            Get a new psychiatrist. We aren’t simply talking about showing parts and giggling. We are talking about specific behavior that reflects the way predators think. The way she speaks about her sister, manipulating her, behavior around her, the physical contact… This isn’t curiosity, it is predatory behavior. It is something that she had to have learned somewhere, because we are talking about years of this stuff. Not one incident when she was very young. By the time you’re a teenager, you should know what is and is not appropriate.
            I have three older siblings. None of them behaved this way toward me. There was no probing. No touching (aside from the usual kicking me in the face stuff). No kissing. No manipulation. I even shared a bed with one of my brothers sometimes, and there was nothing weirf going on. Don’t tell me that all of that is normal. It is not.

    • Madison M. says:

      Im astonished that you would call any woman a “pig woman” not just Lena Dunham.

      I’m offended at your small minded comment that anyone who disagrees with your childish name calling is a part of the problem.

      Be gone.

      • Derek. says:

        This. When someone reverts to the ridiculous name calling it distracts from the point they’re trying to make. If you want people to take you seriously Drew, make your point without dredging up ugly name calling.

        • Drew says:

          I apologize if I offended the child molester by calling her a pig. In the future, I will endeavor to remain mature and not speak ill of child molesters, rapists or murderers. After all, they deserve our respect too, right?
          Seriously?

      • Drew says:

        Would you be available offended if I called a male child molester a pig?
        Small minded? Explain how.

  15. Weezy says:

    #9 Are you sure she is dead? I thought they said she was rushed to the hospital and then later in the episode her little girl was at the hospital and ended up in Milo’s characters room. Doesn’t that imply the little girl was there visiting her mother? Not to mention when they were leaving the “FBI interview”, the father said something like we need to get to the hospital. Did I just miss the part where she officially died?

    #11 OMG that would be amazing. Fox is really missing out on some cross-show work. And since it’s a limited series, why the heck not? You could do something along the lines of some other “shadow group” hunting Michael down and he and his brother realizing they need some help if they are going to take them down. Queue the rescue of Jack Bauer….

  16. Kate says:

    1. Luckily, I guess, I don’t get Showtime, so I was spared Outlander, but I was in the process of my second read of The Twelve and I won’t spoil anything especially because what happened to this character is a driving force behind that character’s journey in the final book (to which we get to end the book going F Yeah!…and suddenly understanding how GRRM’s readers feel because we are entering year four since the last book when there were only two between the first two), and I guess my feeling about GoT was probably along the lines of GRRM’s, that’s kind of the crap that happens. Hell, a whole branch of my family wouldn’t be in existence if undoubtedly forced matings and marriages didn’t happen (they are real full fledged Black Irish, they freaking look like Snow White in the winter and curse them, they tan in the summer whereas they could use me as a reflector). I understand the point that this is his own fantasy world and he doesn’t have to follow rules and whatnot, but, as I am seeing that women are going to rule the day in the show eventually, you have to create crucibles. Heck, Jon and Tyrion are like the only guys who probably will survive and I know its looking iffy for Jon.

    5. That will be funny…

    12. Given how surprised he was that Liv survived the bash over the head in the parking lot, I’m guessing he thought he did.

    18. IKR? I read a description that the show is like a DJ remixing all the Hannibal stories, so I can’t even guess Bedelia’s end. I suspect once the Red Dragon appears and she gets to play a part in his corruption from the psychological standpoint, that might be where she starts to feel more comfortable.

    20. John Noble’s casting, its especially fun when his character has been built up so much over the past three seasons that he even hired a stand in to meet with Joan once.

  17. Byron says:

    Great questions, but this is the one that stuck in my craw: Didn’t “Finding Carter” take cross promotion a bit far with mention of the latest “Insidious”? As though a teen would say ‘…I can’t wait to see it in theaters.” I can take or leave product placement, but that sounded ridiculous…

  18. Angela says:

    #1: Can’t speak for the shows themselves, as I haven’t seen them, but from what I HAVE heard about them, my only questions are that I’m just curious as to why so many professional TV critics can manage to overlook their violent and sexual content, no matter how graphic and explicit it gets, and be fans of those shows, but dismiss and deride shows like “Criminal Minds” for having similar violent content in their show while constantly asking what kinds of people could possibly enjoy that kind of disturbing programming? What exactly is the difference?
    #5: Ohhhhhhhhhh, I cannot WAIT for that :D. The moment I heard that news this week I just knew that somewhere, John Oliver was celebrating up a storm and planning out a segment on this for his show come Sunday. Hehe.
    #15: Oh, geez, there are SO many questions I have about that effed-up family. So. Many. None of them good ones, either. As for Kelly asking more questions, I am not a Fox News viewer, so that was one reason of many why I didn’t see the interview itself, but somehow it doesn’t surprise me that that network wouldn’t do more thorough follow-up in their questioning. After all, this is the same network that employed Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, who are both massive idiots, so…yeah.

  19. Lauren says:

    Ugh, thank you. It seems silly but The Bachelorette really needs to go back to ending with the rose ceremony. It makes the episodes so much more fluid.

  20. ljd213 says:

    11. Fox reboot: Lie to Me is the first and best choice, better than Prison Break.

  21. Winnie says:

    11. I’m still holding out for reunion.

    21. I’d watch that. I enjoy those two Lou Rawls fanatics.

    I was going to comment on #9, but I see some others have already done the red lord’s good work (Melissandre… faux redheads are people, too).

    • Winnie says:

      5. I thought Budweiser had to pull their ads to get John Oliver to drink… I guess I wasn’t paying full attention. :(

      7. No, please. I have had everyone around me watch UnReal (and none of us watch The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, but we have watched Burning Love and I used to…uh…watch the really bad Vh1 dating shows), and I thought the pilot flew by! I think the run time is great.

  22. WonderWaage says:

    Mads Mikkelsens english is good. But I’m danish, so I’ve heard the accent before.

  23. KT says:

    16. Yes! They do look creepy. I thought the casting of young Stephanie was right now, but the three guys are all very creepy looking! I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it just looks and feels wrong.

  24. Anna says:

    #11 – Revive Keen Eddie

  25. GeoDiva says:

    20. John Noble as Jonny Lee Miller’s Dad is going to be awesome!
    21. Yes, Yes Yes…. Dax & Kristin all the time, please!

  26. graze says:

    #17 General Hospital’s nod to Outlander –
    Finola Hughes, GH’s Anna is directing a film in Scotland over the summer called the Byrd and the Bees. Nods to both the book and the film.

  27. Debbie Y. says:

    10. I’m glad it wasn’t just me that sensed some serious homophobic vibes coming off Jason Derulo. The dancer could have been the best that ever put foot on the stage and he would have still said that he “wasn’t feeling it”.

  28. kmw says:

    19 Yes that is a valid point about Angela, but I just took that for a silly plot that wasn’t that big of a deal. As for pregnancy, yes that has made it worse and why I initially didn’t like how this was done. We aren’t getting much ” fun” out of it like Hanson said was going to happen

  29. Tom says:

    16 | How to put this politely…. Why do all the guys in Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Full House Story cast look various degrees of creepy?
    ~
    Maybe because they can’t get respectable actors to take the parts?
    ~
    21 | Does anyone know why Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard don’t have their own autobiographical sitcom already? These 30-second washing machine commercials just ain’t cutting it!
    ~
    No clue but I do want to see it now. Their relationship seems like the kind I’m looking for.

  30. Lore says:

    10. Misty was great, or Anna Kendrick, or Jenna Elfman.

    11. FRINGE! FRINGE! FRINGE!!!

    19. It hurts, really hurts, he cant be when the baby is kicking.

    20. Sherlock’s dad!!!!

  31. 7) I think I’m going to like unREAL. I’ve always been a follower of Reality Steve so I like the reality beneath the reality. I used to watch the Bachelor/ette shows but couldn’t stand Juan Pablo so they lost me there and I haven’t returned.
    20) Sherlock’s Dad for sure! He’ll make an awesome show even better!
    21) My thoughts exactly! I would definitely watch Dax and Kristin.

  32. Melissa says:

    10 Please, dear God, bring back Mary! This is the first season of SYTYCD that I haven’t really been looking forward to and counting down the days til premiere and all because of the judge changes. Mia Michaels, Jenna Elfman, anyone other than Paula and Jason Derulo. I miss the hot tamale train!!!!

  33. 4. Totally agree that Vanessa should have recognized her past the hair color change but I definitely wouldn’t say Brona was more likable than Lily, more fun perhaps.
    20. Obviously John Noble on Elementary! For a character that has shrouded in such mysterious detachment, the show could not have cast a better actor!

  34. m3rcnate says:

    “misery porn on TV”….huh?
    .
    I dont watch the other show but GoT is telling a story grounding it in our (real) dark ages. Yes there is magic and dragons and what not…but its not “misery porn” for shock value or whatever…this or close to it is what people went through in the dark ages, not just that, but go to Africa…talk to the tens of thousands (if not more) women that have been raped by random men and rebel terrorists like Boko Haram and Al Qaeda and more. This stuff is happening, right now…for something HUGE you only have to go back to the Rwandan Genocide in human history…that is REAL….yet you get a queasy stomach and call it “misery porn” (implying it is a low grade plot or story telling) because 1 guy gets tortured and a few women get raped? PLEASE.

    • John NYC says:

      Except it’s not a documentary it’s an entertainment show. Just like Martin doesn’t write history, he writes fiction.

      • m3rcnate says:

        Entertainment that he (at least in the written version) is trying to ground in realism from our own human history (dark ages). How does it make sense to write a show inspired of the dark ages but to have the society not be sexist? to not be patriarchy? to not be like the dark ages in terms of violence (as in beheadings and sexual violence)?
        .
        This is a show in which every episode there is gruesome violence using swords, knives, fists, etc (a walking stick was used to beat a guys head in in the most recent ep) and yet the shock and complaining and being “triggered” cause there have been 3-4 rape scenes and a torture scene? Where was the outrage when Oberyn Martell’s head exploded? When Lord Stark had his head cutoff? When farm boys were burned alive? Oh thats fun entertainment that no one has a problem with, but when a female gets raped as women did probably by the boat loads in the dark ages (and by the boat loads now around the world) accurately showing how little power women have even in a marriage on their wedding night if the man is cruel, thats too far…thats “misery porn”….bullsh*t.

  35. Jenn says:

    12. Could it be because he just ate he sweet old auntie and just could bring himself to kill her? But he could change her and that’s why she ran off?

  36. bridyyc says:

    Sadly, there’s no question that SYTYCD is doomed. If the powers that be think that a good move for the show was bringing in Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo as judges, then they have no idea what to do with/for this show. The decision makers are so off base it’s not even funny. Derulo looks either bored, dumb, or so far out of his league it’s almost painful to watch. Such a good show so mis-handled.

  37. Jenn says:

    Oh. and Number 15.. the Obvious Fox Reboot… FIREFLY or WonderFalls..

    • mooshki says:

      WONDERFALLS!!! Such an amazing show, and so sad that it died so young. I don’t know about other cities, but here in Minneapolis it was bumped by sports to 3-4am and it never had a chance. I’m still heartbroken about that.

    • Viv says:

      We gave Joss a billion dollars for Avengers and still no Firefly?! That’s some bs, man… ;)

  38. craig says:

    11 | resurrect The Tracy Ullman Show and bring back Julie Kavner!

  39. James says:

    #1 Aren’t there messages like viewer discretion advised for adult content. There’s a growing diverse voyeurism developing in viewer discretion, and shows like ‘The Walking Dead’ and GoT exploits the darker side of human fascination in violence. I imagine that male rape scenes will become a more commonplace inclusion in shows in the future if they achieve ratings results. An interesting challenge for male actors.

  40. Alyssa says:

    10. I’m so glad someone else noticed Jason Derulo comes off as homophobic. Can they replace him for the live shows? I’m already over him. Even with out the homophobic, he is so boring. No personality.

  41. ialwaysforgetmyname says:

    Well Autum Reeser not being on the Whispers probably makes her available for Fox’s eventual OC reboot.

  42. Arna Perry says:

    I believe that I’m done watching Hannibal. Just TOO creepy!

  43. Marco says:

    11. Drive or Human Target.

    • kirads09 says:

      OOOH – I almost forgot Human Target. Absolutely agree. If they were to reboot it like S1. Just the ragtag team working. No uber rich interloper as in S2.

  44. kirads09 says:

    #1 – Yes. Absolutely. It can be taken too far and has already.
    #18 – I use CC almost always anyway due to some moderate nerve hearing loss. But I honestly don’t have an issue with Mads’ accent at all. I understand him fine. I was astounded then to hear (as far as I know) near perfect Italian from him. Any Renaissance Italian language experts out there – how did he do with those Dante quotes?

  45. Maxsmom says:

    11. Profit is my favorite cancelled too soon show of all time. I know Adrian Pasdar would do it so really what is the hold up?

  46. Maxsmom says:

    19. I can suspend disbelief for all things Angela/Hodgins because they are the couple I love and have always wanted.
    Bones (the show) won me over with the way Bones/Booth is written as compared to say Castle/Beckett but I think it’s okay to give their relationship a breather. I wish the separation was a bit longer. I think Angela’s potential departure made Bones more emotional.

  47. Maxsmom says:

    20. John Noble as Sherlocks’ dad; I am afraid of Lucky Spencer in Ron Carlivati’s hands.

  48. JayBone says:

    11. Fastlane, Keen Eddie, Greg the Bunny and or Kitchen Confidential.

  49. KevyB says:

    Please! Resurrected Fox show? WONDERFALLS. (Drops mike)

  50. Jake says:

    #11 – What about “Almost Human” which was on Fox?