This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments


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 round, Tina and Amy show us their stuff and Scandal takes off for the winter.

AHS Gets Even More Problematic

As Gabourey Sidibe tries to cure Kathy Bates of her racism with Roots, and a white man massacres a house full of black women to the tune of “O Freedom.” Coven has been making noises all season about wanting to say something on the subject of race, but so far it hasn’t done much except show Angela Bassett being her flawless self. Now the dynamic’s even messier, indicating that American Horror Story may finally have found a subject that doesn’t benefit from the shameless treatment. Oh, and if Sidibe is out of commission thanks to her human voodoo doll gunshot wound, I’m out of this season. Not really, but still.

Rowan Tells Off Fitz

Olivia’s dad gave a rant for the ages directed at everyone’s least favorite president on Scandal this week. The whole thing was GIF’ed within seconds, of course, and rightly so: it was the highlight of the show’s midseason finale, and gave voice to much of what its fanbase was already thinking. Rowan calls Fitz a “boy,” a spoiled brat who’s barely had to lift a finger to get to the presidency. And now he wants the daughter of a man who’s had to fight his way to the top. It’s a bit creepy, sure, but whatever it takes to get Fitzgerald Grant to realize what a dick he is, amirite?!

Jon Stewart Takes Megyn Kelly to Task

The Daily Show writers’ room probably popped the champagne the second the words “Santa is white” came out of the Fox anchor’s mouth earlier this week. Right wing media’s most vocal critic excoriated Kelly on air last night, asking just who she was reassuring when she told her audience Santa isn’t black: “Children who are sophisticated enough to be watching a news channel at 10:00 at night, yet innocent enough to still believe Santa Claus is real, yet racist enough to be freaked out if he isn’t white?” Spot on, as always.

Emma Thompson Shows Off Her Moves

On Jimmy Fallon. Jesus, look at her go.

Tina and Amy Give Us a Sneak Peek

…at their second Golden Globes hosting gig. The nominations dropped on Thursday, and while the Hollywood Foreign Press Association demonstrated once again that it has some questionable taste, its choice in hosts remains impeccable. Tina and Amy screw around on a grand piano; Tina and Amy confess their friendship/unrequited love; Tina and Amy are great. We can’t wait to fast forward through the actual awards and just watch their appearances.