There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, Last Comic Standing picks another winner and Wilfred ends on a satisfying note.
Rod Man Wins Last Comic Standing and Performs on The Tonight Show
After a few years off the air (and a temporary cancellation in 2004), Last Comic Standing returned this summer for an eighth season hosted by J.B. Smoove. The comic competition has been better than ever — fun challenges break up the monotony of standup routines, Roseanne is one of the judges — and last night, it came to a close with Rod Man as the winner. He’s a great comedian, but I’ve got to admit, I had all my hopes pinned on Joe Machi.
Wilfred, a delightfully surrealistic sometimes-stoner comedy about a man (Elijah Wood) and a dog (Jason Gann in a dog costume), came to an end this week. It’s been a quiet gem on FX/FXX for the last four years, never truly getting the recognition it deserved, and the deft, satisfying finale — which finally provided a clear answer about Wilfred — proved just that.
Late Night Hosts Remember Robin Williams
Following the death of Robin Williams, there has been an outpouring of tributes from fans, co-stars, and fellow comedians. Throughout the week, Williams’ memory was honored by Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Fallon.
ABC Family’s cancer drama has steadily improved, although it’s still been pretty bland. But this week, in the obnoxiously titled summer finale “Finding Chemo,” it finally gave us a reason to tune back in: Leo’s fate. On the one hand, I want Scott Michael Foster to remain on TV forever; on the other hand, I don’t want to keep watching Chasing Life.
Investigation Discovery’s Heartbreakers is true crime as pure camp. The show is aware that the main reason people tune in to true crime is to laugh at the awful reenactments. Taking that idea a step further, Heartbreakers employs popular ’80s and ’90s stars, like Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club) as reenactors. It’s so bad and so brilliant.