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PopWatch poll: Who is TV's best crier?

Last week, my colleague Mandi Bierly wrote a post about TV’s greatest tearjerkers that got me thinking about all my personal favorites, many of which came up in the comments. But as I constructed my list of favorite scenes, I realized that there are some actors who really know how to deliver the waterworks. There are some who, without fail, have the power to reduce me to a sobby mess.

Last night, for example, I was watching the latest Sons of Anarchy and realized that Charlie Hunnam is very much one of those actors. As gruff, strong Jax Teller, it isn’t often that we see Hunnam get to flex that particular emotional muscle. But when he does — man, it’s fantastic. [Sons spoiler ahead...] Two weeks ago, when Opie died in prison, the impact of the moment in itself made me tear up. But it was Jax’s reaction that really got me. And last night, at Opie’s wake, it happened again. I had to rehydrate after that.

So when I really got to thinking about it, I realized that there are only a few actors that have this power over me. My top 5 — in no particular order — are listed below. READ FULL STORY

Sad TV: Has rubbernecking ever turned you into a new fan?

In our annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards, we include the special category Biggest Regret That I Didn’t See It, I Just Heard or Read About It. Two of the three years, the winner has involved a death. This week, after Sons of Anarchy killed off a fan favorite, the reaction reached that level. Our recap has more than 1,000 comments. More than one person has said they’ve never seen the show before, but they had to read it to find out what happened because their Twitter and Facebook timelines lit up with people talking about the episode. Last night’s emotional Grey’s Anatomy premiere set off another blaze. (Read our recap. Watch that episode on Hulu.)

We’ve talked about the TV moments that made us cry and left scars. But we’ve never discussed the moments of rubbernecking that turned us into new (or returning) fans of shows. Have you ever searched for a recap or clip of a sad moment on a show you weren’t currently watching and then decided to start? (I’ve had at least one person tell me she’s now given Sons of Anarchy a season pass.) Or do you always turn your head around and simply stay tuned to your regularly scheduled programs?

Read more:
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ recap: Life Support
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Jessica Capshaw on Arizona shocker: This is not ‘a story of defeat’
InsideTV Podcast: Why ‘Sons of Anarchy’ had to kill off [SPOILER]. Plus: ‘Homeland,’ ‘Last Resort’ and ‘Survivor’
‘Sons of Anarchy’ react: The death of [SPOILER] is series’ saddest moment
‘Sons of Anarchy': Kurt Sutter explains last night’s death

Dead Sexy: Pop culture's greatest ghost sex moments

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Ghost sex: all the kids are doing it!

Okay, maybe not, but some kids are doing it. Now that Ke$ha has come out of the supernatural closet by telling the world about her sexual ghost encounter, we realized that there’s been a lot of pop-culture instances of such relations.

Here are some of our favorite incidents of ghost sex:

Ke$ha in “Supernatural”: She says the song is “about experiences with the supernatural, but in a sexy way.” Sample lyrics include “Boy, this love is supernatural/Can you feel it,” which is a good question — can one feel ghost sex? We’re not sure, but maybe giving the song a listen will help:

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Dissed members: Schmidt on 'New Girl' joins TV's phallic injuries club

When New Girl returns tonight, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) finally gets his penis cast removed. In honor of that glorious occasion — we’re looking back at the worst phallic injuries on TV.

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Thursday night TV: 'Big Bang' or '30 Rock'?

Thursday, traditionally primetime’s biggest night, won’t really get interesting until Oct. 4. By then, every network — minus The CW — will have premiered new episodes of its fall Thursday shows. As of tonight, though, only Fox is airing shiny new autumnal TV: CBS has comedy repeats and a new Big Brother, ABC’s showing summer series Wipeout and an old ep of Grey‘s, and NBC’s entire night has been turned over to the season finale of America’s Got Talent.

But in early October? By then, we’ll be four episodes into the fourth season of Glee, and all of NBC’s comedies will have returned. Meredith Grey will be sobbing all new sobs on ABC, and Lucy Liu will be steaming up screens as a sexy Dr. Watson on CBS’s Elementary. ‘Twill be a glorious time, my friends. A glorious time indeed.

So let’s fudge tonight’s TV Timeslot Wars poll by pretending that frabjous day is already upon us. When October rolls around, comedy lovers will be faced with a tough choice at 8 pm: The Big Bang Theory‘s nerds or 30 Rock‘s nerds? If you like one, there’s a good chance you also like the other — though you could always ditch both for extra Britney on The X Factor‘s results show.

Here’s the moment of truth — which show will you watch live? Let us know in the poll below.

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'Grey's Anatomy': When did my friends stop watching?

Apparently, at some point, my friends stopped watching Grey’s Anatomy and failed to inform me.

I discovered this last week when I was gushing to my friend Amy* about how excited I was for the show to return. Her response? “Oh, I stopped watching that a long time ago.” To be clear: I am NOT okay with this.

I sort of blame myself, actually. We used to bond over Grey’s Anatomy, and when I moved away, it became harder for us to have our weekly post-episode chat session. But I’m now on a personal mission to get her — and my other friends who have fallen off the McSexy wagon — to start watching again. Because I think it’s too good for Grey’s fans (past and present!) to be missing. READ FULL STORY

Season Finale Awards: Vote now!

The polls are officially open in our third annual readers’ choice Season Finale Awards. Now through Monday, vote for your favorites — or least favorites — in 20 categories. We’ll crown the winners Tuesday. READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy' season finale: Who will die?

Shonda Rhimes is fierce. But not in the Tyra “Oh, you look so fierce” Banks way. I mean fierce as in “I’m not afraid to kill off one of my beloved characters all in the name of good television” kind of way.

In the weeks before tonight’s season finale, the executive producer and creator behind the show has made no secret of the fact that we should brace ourselves to say goodbye to a cast member before the season ends. Note how I said “cast member” and not “doctor.”

Last week’s episode ran relatively calm as the residents made their decisions to leave Seattle Grace or stay put — until the last two minutes, when a plane carrying a handful of doctors crashed somewhere in the Northwestern wilderness. So who is leaving us tonight? We know Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Ellen Pompeo, and Justin Chambers are signed on for two more seasons, so I’m counting them out. But here are my thoughts on which character might be signing off: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Farewell Wisteria Lane, hello Howard Stern

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and this week witnesses so many television season finales — including Desperate Housewives‘ huge series finale — that dedicated fans will be looking for ways to fill the void. (Except hardcore gamers, who can likely ignore every suggestion after Tuesday’s release of Diablo III.) But there’s plenty of entertainment to lift your spirits: Howard Stern is loose on the airwaves again, a horrible dictator is dealt some New York justice, and your favorite sitcom couple will cap the week, hopefully on a high note.

SUNDAY
Desperate Housewives series finale, ABC, 9 p.m.

After eight seasons of soapy plotlines that took great joy in killing off characters in the most unusual ways, it’s safe to expect that the last tour of Wisteria Lane will find someone cold. But this final season has been anything but, as the show has been rejuvenated after several seasons of melodramatic hokum. As the Queen song goes, “Another One Bites the Dust,” but Housewives is saying its farewell in style. READ FULL STORY

TV trendlet alert! Older characters are gettin' it on

Poor, poor Sally Draper. As if dealing with Betty “I’ll cut your fingers off!” Francis, Don “benign neglect” Draper, and Bobby “wait, so I shouldn’t lick the stove?” Draper weren’t bad enough, now she’s seen something that will undoubtedly traumatize her for life. At the end of last night’s episode of Mad Menspoiler alert! — Don’s daughter accidentally spied Roger Sterling getting, er, a French lesson from Marie, her stepgrandmother. Sacré bleu!

Roger and Marie’s tryst is more than the event that will drive Sally back to Dr. Edna‘s couch. It’s also the latest example of a mini-trend sweeping through all our favorite TV shows: Old people having sex. Well, old-ish, at least. Mad Men actor John Slattery is 49 in real life; it’s quite possible that he’s a few years younger than the character he plays. Roger’s partner in crime was played by guest star Julia Ormond, who’s 47. Sure, neither one is exactly knocking at death’s door — but they’re both much more seasoned than the bright young things who usually knock boots on TV.

And they aren’t alone. Here’s a brief survey of all the relatively aged couples who hooked up onscreen last week:

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