Top 5 TV Moments This Week: Dance Like No One Is Watching, Coif Like No One Is Judging

Left to right: Burt visits a gay bar on ‘Raising Hope’ (Fox), Klaus sports a new wig on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ (The CW), & Dallas and George share a kiss in the rain on ‘Suburgatory’ (ABC)

This week was a rough one. Sandy wrought havoc on the east coast, as well as the prime time TV schedule. If you’re reading this, congratulations on having electricity (unless you’re reading this on an iPhone that you charged at a 7-11). I hope you’re all safe and sound. TV has been dominated by coverage of Sandy and the aftermath, but in between all that, there were some great moments on TV this week. Here are five highlights from this past week…

1. Burt goes to a gay bar on Raising Hope—When Jimmy and Burt decided to broaden their horizons by visiting a gay bar, it could have easily been one of the most offensive episodes of television since the most recent episode of Two and a Half Men, but instead it was hilarious and sincere. Plus, Burt finally found a place where he can dance freely without worrying about all the women around judging him.

2. Flashback wigs on The Vampire Diaries—It’s that time of year again: the leaves are falling, the pumpkin spice lattes are in full bloom, and The Vampire Diaries has a new set of historical-era flashback wigs for us to lovingly mock. Whose was your favorite? Klaus always has the prettiest. His new wig has a kind of mid-2000s Drew Barrymore feel to it. Elijah’s new 12th-century mane is more Nic-Cage-meets-Rosie-O’Donnell, but he somehow manages to still look like a badass while wearing it. The Glamour Award has to go to newcomer Alexander though. His luscious locks really brought out his abs. Of course, that could have had something to do with the fact that he was shirtless except for a cape. And he was holding a flaming sword. (I swear, I’m not making this up.)

3. The tribes merge on Survivor—Huzzah! The assorted group of castaways that are left from the original three tribes have finally merged, and the new group looks pretty interesting. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by this season so far, and having everyone together is really going to shake things up. I’m hoping Denise and Malcolm will team up down the line and maybe end up in the final three. There’s also two returning players left (Penner and Mike Skupin), and some fluid alliances afoot that will surely lead to some great drama as we enter the second half of the season.

4. Schmidt’s Halloween costume on New Girl—After deciding to be the bigger man and surrendering his young Abe Lincoln/groom costume to Cece’s date, Schmidt moved on to plan B: Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike, complete with some steamy dance moves that only Schmidt could deliver. It combined two of my favorite things: Schmidt, and Magic Mike.

5. Suburgatory—What’s not to love about this show? This week’s episode was surprisingly sweet, particularly George and Dallas’ romantic kiss in the rain after their disastrous first date. (You know it’s going to be a bad date when one of the parties brings their life coach along as a third wheel.) Other highlights from this episode included Noah (Alan Tudyk) taking his nanny to the opera, and this quote from Tessa’s while she was flipping channels: “Why is every prime time TV show about a gruesome crime scene? What is wrong with you, America?

What is wrong with you America? Millions of you will watch NCSI:SVU:LA 5-0, but you still haven’t heard of Happy Endings? It’s your loss, America. While you were watching some party girl get murdered (spoiler alert: her friend’s boyfriend did it), I was watching the gang from Happy Endings dressed as the marionette Jackson 5. Deal with it.

What were your favorite moments from TV this week? Leave a comment below, or tweet us @PopCultureNexus!

-L

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Posted on November 2, 2012, in Television, Top 5 and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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