THE GOOD WIFE! BIG LOVE! HIMYM! GLEE! Our TV Addict Week in Rewind

Biggest Headscratcher: Between COMMUNITY’s love affair with COUGAR TOWN, THE OFFICE’s shout-out to DALLAS, PARKS AND RECREATIONS’ nod to NCIS: LOS ANGELES and 30 ROCK’s myriad of pop culture zingers touching on RIZZOLI & ISLES, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, AMAZING RACE, ROSWELL and ENTOURAGE, one can’t help but wonder how the fledgling fourth place Peacock Network might be doing ratings-wise if their own shows paid half as much attention to NBC’s roster as they do others!

Loudest Fan Outcry: Viewers of GENERAL HOSPITAL were so upset about the soap turning four-year-old Jake into road kill that their response garnered attention from such media outlets as The New York Post.

And the Award For Best Ending We Didn’t See Coming But Probably Should Have Goes to…: BIG LOVE, which just about made up for two seasons of disappointment with a finale that gave us the BIG ending we were hoping for. God only knows what we’ll be without you indeed.

Faux Campaign We Can Really Get Behind: All we can say to Ellen DeGeneres’ plea that networks stop airing two-hour episodes of reality shows is… Amen!

Best For Your Consideration Emmy Reel: Following Monday’s fantastic father-son reunion between Barney and his bio-dad on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, is anyone else up for forgoing all of that silly campaigning by just awarding Neil Patrick Harris and John Lithgow their Emmys now?


Biggest Jaw Dropper: Blake’s revelation that Kalinda was one of Peter Florrick’s ‘Goddesses’ on Tuesday’s shocking final moments of THE GOOD WIFE was the very definition of winning TV.

Smartest Marketing: This season of GLEE has been more hit than miss, but releasing an entire album of Warbler tunes is the best thing to happen since New Directions breathed new life into “Don’t Stop Believing.”

Biggest Jaw Dropper Runner-up: Fox didn’t just reward the critically acclaimed albeit ratings anemic FRINGE with an early fourth season pickup, they gave the best show you — yes YOU — aren’t watching a full 22 episode order to boot. Slushies all around!

Strangest News Of The Week: TMZ reported that AMERICAN IDOL contestants have fled their Beverly Hills mansion… because it’s haunted. (Are they sure someone didn’t just leave a CD of Sanjaya’s wailing playing?)

Runner-up to our Biggest Jaw Dropper Runner-up: Based on his hilarious cameo on Thursday’s 30 ROCK, fast-talking Academy Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin actually has a sense of humor about himself. Who knew?
 
The Charlie Sheen Award For Bad Behavior Being Rewarded Goes To…: Chris Brown, who threw a hissy at GOOD MORNING, AMERICA… only to be invited back and not lose his booking on DANCING WITH THE STARS.

Runner-up to our Runner-up to our Biggest Jaw Dropper Runner-up: Notorious show-killer Eric Balfour was surprisingly stellar as NO ORDINARY FAMILY big baddie on Tuesday.

Coolest Anniversary Gift: THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL celebrated it’s 24th year on the air by sending members of the media a cool lunchbox featuring artwork by Chris Morris.

Runner-up to our Runner-up to our Runner-up to our Biggest Jaw Dropper Runner-up: (Last one, we swear!) Michael Scott’s proposal to Holly managed to outshine a series worth of Jim and Pam’s “Aww-shucks” moments. Now, that we didn’t see coming!

  • Sooz

    I really enjoy this column every week — Thanks!

  • To be honest, I guessed that about Peter and Kalinda back in season 1.

  • To be honest, I guessed that about Peter and Kalinda back in season 1.

  • Proof! We demand Proof!

  • Thanks for the kind words, always appreciated.

  • Ace

    I stopped watching last year, but I had always assumed that. She always seemed so nervous around him, when she didn’t around anyone else. I figured they had some sort of past.

  • No proof, but I normally assume that about almost every pair of characters that seem to have a history, even a work one, that we don’t get to see. And in this case, back when I was just watching this show casually, I figured, Florrick was a scumbag who slept around, and Kalinda was not the most morally conservative woman, so it seemed likely they had some kind of a sexual past. As I actually got interested in the show, my character evaluations changed, but the assumption remained.
    Still, I didn’t think it was too scandalous, since it was already established that Florrick cheated on his wife, possibly with more than just one person, and all of this happened before Kalinda and Alisha became such good friends.
    When they first met, Kalinda could’ve hardly gone up to Alisha and said, “I slept with your husband, but would you like to be besties?”

    (I watched a large part of season 1 very casually, as back then I had not yet considered this show an important part of my weekly tv show lineup. For this reason, I may have incorrectly remembered some details from back then)

    Just for the record, I am, and have always been, a proponent for keeping secrets like this buried forever.

  • Do you have a link about Ellen’s campaign? That’s totally something I would get behind too haha. Reality Shows are not my cup of tea, and these separate “result” episodes really get on my nerves. They take away valuable time that other show’s deserve!

  • Do you have a link about Ellen’s campaign? That’s totally something I would get behind too haha. Reality Shows are not my cup of tea, and these separate “result” episodes really get on my nerves. They take away valuable time that other show’s deserve!