Posted on Monday, October 28th, 2013 by Emily Mendel
Television Without Pity (abbreviated to TWoP) is the go-to site for anything television-related. Their most noteworthy feature is their detailed, and very opinionated show recaps.
Whether you’re looking for TV blogs, photos, or just somewhere to share your view on a particular show, Television Without Pity is where you need to be. Most shows have their own page for pictures, videos, recaps, and forums. They even have a “Brilliant but Cancelled” blog where audiences can mourn the loss of shows like Up All Night and Ugly Betty. The site allows TV audiences to come together and discuss recent episodes of their favorite programs and the best part is that you’re free to be as opinionated as you want. This is a no-barriers forum to share your views. But don’t worry: there are moderators to make sure no one is name-calling.
When I watch a complicated show, it can be hard to keep up with multiple storylines and characters (I’m looking at you, Game of Thrones). Or sometimes you take a break from a show and need to be reminded of what happened, but don’t feel like re-watching the previous episode. Most television websites post a mere sentence summing up the episode that barely scratches the surface. TWoP has hired the best and brightest to recap the entire episode in absurd detail. Many recaps are over 10 pages long and include every minute of the show. The reviewers are witty and interesting, and by no means neutral. They share their opinion and then give the episode a letter grade. Even if you don’t agree the authors, the episode breakdowns still make for an entertaining read.