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04-28-2007, 08:22 PM

A friend recently introduced me to Television Without Pity. He's a huge film and TV buff, and I feel a bit clueless in comparison to how smart his thinking is about media and pop culture -- do you guys know this site?

I'm blown away. The forums look fairly intense, too.

Rolling Thunder
04-28-2007, 08:28 PM
The title sounds like an insult:

"Hey, you dirty TWoP! That's my mother you're talking about."

04-28-2007, 08:34 PM

Television Without Pity.

The reviews and weekly recaps are friggin' hysterical. From the Lost recap (http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/articles/content/a13027/):

. . . Meanwhile, Charlie, Desmond, Jin, and Hurley (Island Scout Troop 108) are out in the woods trying to save the downed pilot's life and finally earn their field medicine merit badges. The pilot was skewered by a branch during her emergency drop and is quickly dying. Luckily the flare that Hugo accidentally set off brings help. Unluckily the help arrives in the form of the recently dead. Zombies?! Here? No! Yes, Mikhail, a.k.a. Patch Adams, has risen from the grave and is responding to cries for help. He saves the pilot's life in exchange for everyone pretending he was never there. He makes it hard for them to pretend, though, when he tries to steal their satellite phone.

To make matters even worse, once the pilot wakes up, she claims that there is no way the Losties are survivors of Flight 815. Because they found that plane and there were no survivors. Aw crap, is M. Night Shyamalan guest-directing this episode and no one told me?

Rolling Thunder
04-28-2007, 08:37 PM
I was just reading that 'recaplet'. Actually, there's some nice stuff in their style that could be used to write an interesting mini-synopsis for a query.

Thanks for the link, Mac.

04-28-2007, 09:49 PM
Yep, they have some wonderfully snarky reviews of the TV shows, and the forums are a lot of fun - although a lot depends on the show and the room moderator. Scott Bakula is known as "Captain Quantum" in my house thanks to the Enterprise forum.

If you really want a laugh, check out some of the later recaps of Charmed. They're hilarious.

It used to be MightyBigTV back in the dark ages.

04-29-2007, 12:14 AM
Nice link Mac. But I'm wondering who is the real Senator McCallister???

Soccer Mom
04-29-2007, 02:42 AM
I love TWoP. :D Warning: the recaps will make you snort coffee out your nose.

04-29-2007, 03:00 AM
Add me to the "loves TWoP" list! I just roll around laughing my ass off at their recaps.