<I>Hart of Dixie</I>: How a Supposedly Gifted Doctor Turned Into a Rom-Com Cliché

In last night's episode, "In Havoc and In Heat," Zoe (who we're supposed to buy as a promising cardiothoracic surgeon from New York, and not an insufferable girly-girl) decides that she's going to let loose and have a one-night stand with Wade -- a man with whom she had a brief tongue-tangle while she was covered in mud, drunk and in the front seat of his car... on the day she met him. But instead of just inviting Wade over for a drink to beat the heat, she has to be all freaking weird about it and turn into one of those rom-com characters who tries on a million outfits in front of a mirror. Who is she supposed to be, Katherine Heigl or Kate Hudson? Will she jump on her bed in her underwear next week? There were a lot of preposterous moments in the episode (Zoe later falling off the bar stool was just one of them) that made us wince, but this particular scene summed up precisely everything that is wrong with her character. Now keep in mind, this is a woman who wears short shorts on a regular basis and sports slinky designer dresses and five-inch heels to work. And she's doing this for a guy who has made it pretty clear that he'd like to bang her whenever she wants. Here's how the entire sequence broke down:

TV on DVD: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 2, 2012 1:25 pm
TV on DVD: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The show may be called New Girl, but for us, it's all about the Schmidt.

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

by Samantha Rullo September 26, 2012 4:20 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Get ready for a glitzy fall filled with plenty of roadkill and sass.

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

by Kaitlin Reilly August 7, 2012 1:14 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The contestants have finally been announced for RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, and there's about a billion reasons why this competition excites us way more than any of those Idol-lookalikes. Most of those reasons have to do with the excess of glitter.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, July 23, 2012

by Kaitlin Reilly July 23, 2012 3:59 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, July 23, 2012

Coherent storylines on Glee may be a thing of the past, but who cares? Ryan Murphy is giving us mini-Puck!

Today's TWoP News: Monday, May 14, 2012

by Rachel Stein May 14, 2012 4:36 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, May 14, 2012

The network upfronts are upon us.

TWoP 10: Best Bars Currently on TV

by Angel Cohn March 16, 2012 6:16 am
TWoP 10: Best Bars Currently on TV

While most of us (of legal drinking age) will gravitate towards our local Irish pubs this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we'd really prefer to be imbibing cocktails at some of our favorite television watering holes. While years ago, we may have wanted to go to the Boston bar where everybody knows your name, or would've liked to take in some sweet drinks while cruising with Isaac, there are plenty of newer fictional establishments that are calling out to us these days. Man, there are a lot of lushes on TV.

TWoP 10: Bubble Shows That Should Be Saved

by Angel Cohn March 2, 2012 6:06 am
TWoP 10: Bubble Shows That Should Be Saved

It's the time of year when networks start deciding which shows will get the axe and which ones will live for at least another season. While there are a host of shows in danger of getting cancelled, there are only a few that we'd actually like to see get a reprieve. Here's our wish-list, and don't worry, Terra Nova isn't on here... we've mostly forgotten that show ever existed.

TWoP 10: Best Rivalries on Scripted TV

by Angel Cohn February 3, 2012 6:32 am
TWoP 10: Best Rivalries on Scripted TV

This weekend during the Super Bowl, the longstanding rivalry between the Giants and the Patriots will come to a head. Again. While we're not really huge fans of the actual sporting event, we do appreciate a good showdown. So, in honor of the big game, we've ranked our favorite rivals (not to be confused with heroes and villains) on scripted TV this season.

TWoP 10: Characters We'd Like to Regift (the 2011 Edition)

by Angel Cohn December 22, 2011 6:00 am
TWoP 10: Characters We'd Like to Regift (the 2011 Edition)

There are a lot of terrible shows out there who have characters that are too good for their shows. Or good shows who just have too many characters to service. So as has become our annual tradition (2010, 2009, 2008), we've found shows where these people would be far better utilized.

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