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NBC Cancels Television Without Pity and The Daily Candy

ratgirlagogo Mar 30, 2014 04:10 PM

I mention this because I know some CHers participated in the food related show forums at TWOP, especially Top Chef. TWOP was perhaps the most literate online forum that I participated in, other than Chowhound - and I'd add a hell of lot more polite than CH. I will miss it a lot. The Daily Candy dealt more directly with food, although I never looked at it much myself.


Makes me hope CBS isn't losing too much money these days.....

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  1. pamf RE: ratgirlagogo Mar 30, 2014 04:27 PM

    A new site is up already at:


    But it is sad that the previous many years worth of content will no longer be available.

    TWOP goes offline completely May 31st.

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      Caitlin McGrath RE: pamf Apr 2, 2014 08:45 PM

      There's an update. While the forums will still be shut and their content disappeared on May 31, after public outcry, NBCU will be keeping the editorial archives of both sites (i.e., all the TWOP recaps) publicly accessible.


      I've been reading TWOP (and occasionally posting in the forums) for nearly a dozen years, so I'm unhappy about the loss of the forums, for sure, but really glad the recaps will remain available.

    2. linguafood RE: ratgirlagogo Mar 30, 2014 04:39 PM

      TWOP was great. I used to read the AI recaps, and the Deadwood recaps. Neither of them food-related shows, obviously. But very funny & smart.

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      1. re: linguafood
        cookie monster RE: linguafood Mar 30, 2014 05:48 PM

        Yup. There were shows like AI and The Bachelor/ette that I didn't even watch - just read the recaps because they were so entertaining. Good Top Chef and Hell's Kitchen coverage too.

      2. Firegoat RE: ratgirlagogo Mar 31, 2014 06:50 AM

        I liked some of TWOP, but the moderator they had on Hell's Kitchen was just over the top crazy. So won't miss that much.

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          ratgirlagogo RE: Firegoat Apr 2, 2014 10:46 AM

          Montykins' recaps of Hell's Kitchen were hysterically funny. The Ramsay Bleep-o-Meter! The only bad thing was that his recaps encouraged me to keep on watching that incredibly terrible show just so I could enjoy the recaps better. As for Nikita - she ran a VERY tight ship and some of my warns from her were, um, puzzling to me.

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            Firegoat RE: ratgirlagogo Apr 2, 2014 04:41 PM

            Nikita pretty much single-handedly killed what was at one time a very active forum. You couldn't post there without fear of being banned for doing something as simple as using " ..." or improper capitalization.

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              greygarious RE: Firegoat Apr 6, 2014 06:47 PM

              I am SO sorry I never knew about TWOP and now it's going away. Nikita sounds like a kindred spirit to me.

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                Caitlin McGrath RE: greygarious Apr 6, 2014 07:01 PM

                Different mods were definitely more or less stringent in how they enforced the rules (each TWOP subforum or single-subject thread has an assigned mod), but the things Firegoat mentions are explicitly spelled-out forum rules there. Sounds like you'd approve, greygarious.

                TWOP forum dos and don'ts (caveat: if you're reading this after 5/31/14, this will be a dead link): http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.c...

        2. coney with everything RE: ratgirlagogo Mar 31, 2014 08:11 AM

          I'm going to miss TWOP, they did great snarky things like refer to Giada as "little big head".

          I never knew the Daily Candy existed.

          1. Bob Martinez RE: ratgirlagogo Apr 1, 2014 06:38 AM

            The Sandra Lee thread on TWOP was the only way I could cope with the profound evil that is Sandra Lee. It's like losing an old friend.

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              FoodPopulist RE: ratgirlagogo Apr 3, 2014 02:33 AM

              One of the whiniest forums I ever read.

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                Bob Martinez RE: FoodPopulist Apr 3, 2014 06:58 AM

                Snark was the whole point, wasn't it?

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                  FoodPopulist RE: Bob Martinez Apr 3, 2014 11:04 AM

                  There's snark and then there's whining because shows aren't written to fit your tastes exactly (or doesn't conform to your idiotic fan fic).

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                    Bob Martinez RE: FoodPopulist Apr 3, 2014 12:10 PM

                    LOL. Thanks.

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                      Sooeygun RE: FoodPopulist Apr 7, 2014 06:06 AM

                      I get what you mean. I used to spend a lot more time at the TWoP forums. Forums for some shows have always been over the top unreadable (Supernatural is one that comes immediately to mind...Dean vs Sam fans). I have found lately the more and more of the forums for scripted shows were getting kind of whiny instead of snarky and witty.

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                    linguafood RE: FoodPopulist Apr 3, 2014 08:21 AM

                    You must not visit NAF or site talk much :-D

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                      FoodPopulist RE: linguafood Apr 3, 2014 11:05 AM

                      I try not to visit too often because I usually end up posting about how the OP is wrong.

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                    4X4 RE: ratgirlagogo Apr 3, 2014 07:14 AM

                    I used to post to TWOP pretty regularly but stopped when it was blocked at work. I might still have an account there.

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                      4X4 RE: 4X4 Apr 3, 2014 12:18 PM

                      For some reason I can't edit my post. I'm posting this to add that I remember when TWOP was called something like Mighty Big TV and was sort of a sister site to Hissyfit.

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                        ratgirlagogo RE: 4X4 Apr 4, 2014 06:49 PM

                        Yes. They started out posting these screamingly funny recaps of Dawson's Creek, written as though it were Masterpiece Theatre.

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