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NBC Cancels Television Without Pity and The Daily Candy

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. 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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    1. re: pamf

      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. 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

        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. 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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        1. re: Firegoat

          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.

          1. re: ratgirlagogo

            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.

            1. re: Firegoat

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

              1. re: greygarious

                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. 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. 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.

            1. One of the whiniest forums I ever read.

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                1. re: Bob Martinez

                  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).

                    1. re: FoodPopulist

                      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.

                  1. re: FoodPopulist

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

                    1. re: linguafood

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

                  2. 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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                    1. re: 4X4

                      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.

                      1. re: 4X4

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