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, bid farewell to Stephen Colbert and say hello to the umpteen millionth season of The Real World.
Serenading “Stephen Colbert” Away
A mob of celebrities, led by Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, sang “We’ll Meet Again” in The Colbert Report‘s final moments. Let’s play “read the expression on James Franco’s post-Interview cancellation face”!
“The Office: Middle Earth”
SNL‘s Martin Freeman episode was strong throughout, but this digital short was predictably the sketch to go viral the next day. Gandalf subs in for Ricky Gervais’ inappropriate boss, Taran Killam pulls off a jaw-droppingly good Gollum, and Martin Freeman anchors the whole thing in his typical role of put-upon straight man.
Marcel the Shell Sings “Landslide”
Sometimes Jenny Slate uses her Marcel the Shell voice to give herself ineffective motivational speeches, and sometimes she uses it to belt out “Landslide” — and hold that “SNOOOOOOOOOOW” for a good 20 seconds.
The Real World Takes Its Skeletons Out of the Closet
This year’s gimmick is that the cast’s dirty, dirty secrets come back to haunt them! But the pilot features the most old-fashioned cast fight of them all: how to pay for getting shitfaced.
Ascension Touches Down
The Syfy miniseries may not have worked, per se — mostly because it was ripping off Battlestar Galactica‘s miniseries-to-real-series strategy, complete with Tricia Helfer as a female lead. Still, Mad Men plus Snowpiercer plus SPACE!!! is an entertaining premise if there ever was one, and certainly livens up the dead zone between the end of most scripted shows’ fall seasons and the influx of British Christmas specials.