YMMV: Television Without Pity


  • Funny Moments: Shack, who recapped Firefly, got to the part in "Objects In Space" where Simon wakes up and fights Early, and proceeded to throw the adjective "shirtlessly" into every line possible until Simon actually put a shirt on.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This rant becomes funny when Davis, host of Doomsday, falls for Chloe instead:
    "First Zod falls in love with Lana, now Bizarro? Is Brainiac next? Hey, I have an awesome idea, Al and Miles. Let's introduce Doomsday, but instead of being evil, he falls in love with Lana! I'm a fucking genius! I just wrote Season 8!"
    • Similarly, Sara M. of the House recaps makes a sarcastic prediction for the finale which actually applies freakishly well to the real finale.
    • A Gilmore Girls recap contained a reference to an "Unamed Jared Padalecki Project" (Supernatural, natch) and predicted it would be canceled quickly. Nine seasons later...
  • Ho Yay: The Trope Namer. If two male characters appeared onscreen together, someone at TWoP would see sexual tension between them.
  • Seasonal Rot:
    • There is a school of former readers who felt that this happened to TWoP after being sold to NBC (who runs it under the Bravo brand name), causing the site to quickly lose its teeth.
    • Others complained that some recappers are more whiny than snarky, especially when they give up and begin flat-out hating the show they're recapping. Snark is funny, relentless loathing isn't. In particular, the forums were known for being filled with Hatedoms.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: According to the rules, users weren't allowed to talk about shows unless they're airing. Since often mods didn't bother watching the shows they were supposed to moderate comments on, this led to said mods going on banning sprees several episodes into a new season, not realizing (or caring) that a new season had started, or that developments the commenters were talking about were actually happening on the show.
  • Lawful Stupid: The board moderation in general was highly stringent to begin with, but the rule about "no talking about the boards on the boards" had, in particular, led to many accusations (fair or otherwise) of moderating that was over-draconian, unfair, and less-than-ethical.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: The site - or at least several of its key contributors - is also rather notorious for being unusually thin-skinned about criticism of itself...which, given the mission statement of the site, is a bit ironic.