Welcome to The Groove Tube, a weekly recap of the highlights (and lowlights) of some of the scripted TV shows I'm watching (in order of preference):
Best Guest Star of the Week Runner-Up: Barbara Hershey returned as Regina's evil mother Cora.
Best Flashback of the Week: We got to see Regina and Rumplestiltskin's first meeting (although he said he had known her since she was very young).
Most Surprising Behavior of the Week: Regina allowed Henry to go home with David because she wants to redeem herself (I don't trust her).
Best Cliffhanger of the Week: Emma meets Cora, who is also being held captive by Mulan and her people.
Cutest New Character of the Week: Trey Chandler (played by Michael Nardelli), Declan's rich new friend who doesn't appear to be a good guy.
Most Annoying Character of the Week: Padma, whom Nolan made the CFO of his company.
Most Twisted Couple of the Week: Victoria got Conrad to beat her up in order to frame the white-haired man for her "kidnapping".
Best Cliffhanger of the Week Runner-Up: Aiden shot and killed the white-haired man, who was trying to kill Emily.
Hottest Hunk of the Week: Today I learned that the gorgeous and straight Justin Bartha has a gay younger brother, Jeffrey. And below you can watch Justin's amusing appearance on Chelsea Lately last year, in which he discusses Matthew McConaughey's balls.
Best Guest Star of the Week: The fabulous Jackie Hoffman as David's mother Frances.
Grade: B (NBC has ordered a full season of the series, which makes me happy)
Best Opening Scene of the Week: Jane had a Tippi Hedren moment when birds flew out of the wall.
Hottest Suit of the Week: Henry looks mighty fine in a suit.
Most Disappointing Shirtless Scene of the Week: Actor Robert Buckley (as Brian) stepped out of the shower, but he isn't as buff as he used to be.
Grade: B- (Vanessa Williams continues to be wasted, and almost 2 million people gave up on the show after its debut episode. But I'm still mildly intrigued)
Worst Club of the Week: Kitty's nasty anti-Obama Left Behind club (obviously based on those "Christian" films starring the homophobic Kirk Cameron).
Best Break-Up of the Week Runner-Up: Jake broke up with the disgusting Kitty.
Best Break-Up of the Week: Rachel finally dumped Finn for good (hopefully).
Worst Break-Up of the Week: Kurt and Blaine after the latter confessed that he cheated on the former because he was lonely. Get a grip, Blaine!
Dumbest Quarrel of the Week: Will threw a hissy fit when Emma refused to go with him to Washington, D.C., for six months. She should dump his melodramatic ass and reconcile with John Stamos.
Hottest Hunk of the Week Runner-Up: Brody in a white T-shirt.
Best Musical Performance Runner-Up: The closing group number of Coldplay's "The Scientist".
Best Musical Performance: Rachel and Brody's duet of Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart a Break".
Most Uncomfortable Musical Performance: An emotionally distraught Blaine almost had a nervous breakdown while singing "Teenage Dream" in a bar.
Grade: D+ (a depressing downer of an episode, in which EVERYONE fought and/or broke up with their significant other. I'm glad that Rachel and Finn parted ways, but I'm not too happy about Santana & Brittany and Kurt & Blaine. I miss the good ol' Glee days when the storylines were light and funny and weird. Now there is just too much drama and very few laughs)