Together they form… The Governor’s Creek. This video clip hilariously and ironically summarizes all the terrible feelings I have toward this season of THE WALKING DEAD. Two weeks ago was perhaps the worst episode of the series thus far with The Governor wandering around like a mute Jim Morrison/Jesus/Santa Claus.
To be clear, I like DAVID MORRISSEY quite a bit and think he could play an excellent Governor-role if the writers would only allow for the role as it was originally written. But alas, we are stuck with a shallow one-dimensional and completely-undeveloped cast of characters. I don’t think that anybody cares anymore when characters get eaten or killed because there is not one iota of investment in their well being.
Hopefully (hopefully, hopefully, hopefully) they are posturing to get back on track with the flow of the comics now that The Governor is back with a group of survivors that has his iconic tank. With next week being the midseason finale, we need to see a big battle, a tank run down the prison walls, a million walkers swarm the grounds and a whole bunch of folks not survive. If/when that happens, I will regain faith in this show. Until then, I will merely use it as unenthusiastic background noise for an otherwise uneventful Sunday night.
The cancellation of The Client List last week left us all sad over here. The show was popular and only failed because Jennifer Love Hewitt insisted on her boyfriend being in the show.
With the cancellation, there is a huge void in shows about the sex trade business. I know, I know 2 Broke Girls will eventually go this route, but until then I’m here to pitch a couple ideas for new Lifetime shows. Continue reading →
I’m not fat, I’m big boned is something I wish I could say about myself. I mean maybe I have bones that are larger than average, I don’t know, I’ve never actually seen them. I’ve seen pictures of them.
You have to love Chicago weather. It goes from 75 to 28 in the span of about 4 hours. Why do we live here? Oh right, we are all waiting to see the Cubs win the world series.
I know, I know let’s get into Mo’s Musings. You know, let’s talk.
Mustaches – only 3 guys are allowed to sport the traditional mustache look (I’m not here to criticize beards FYI) – Tom Selleck, Ron Swanson, and any porn star. I’m watching Back in the Game and the guy she’s interesting in boinking is sporting a “french tickler”. Of course he turns out to be a douche. It should have been so obvious to her, he had a mustache.
Ground Floor – raise your hand if you knew that TBS has a new show from one of our favorite producers Bill Lawrence (Scrubs & Cougar Town) airing tonight. Of course you didn’t. Come on TBS, this show is a perfect Summer show but you are putting it up against football? Good luck with that. I guarantee you this, it has to be better than the awful Sullivan & Sons.
Universal Studios – I went with the family to Universal last winter and it was awesome. The kids loved the Harry Potter ride, which got me thinking. The movie themed rides are always so popular at Universal Studios. Is anybody talking about a 50 Shades of Grey ride?
We will be happy to forward any suggestions you may have as to what this ride would actually look like.
So that’s today’s musings and as always, this is Midwest Mo saying (insert something awesome here).
One of our readers suggested that Mo’s Musings reminded her of coffee talk with Linda Richman. That just makes me so emotional, I’m getting choked up over here. I’m not sure I can continue.
OK, I’m fine now so let’s talk.
Flash Forward- have you ever been watching a show and thought to yourself, I wish they’d flash forward to some event that is going to occur in the future, get me all excited and what not and then bam, go back and start the story from some point in the past. Of course you haven’t because you’re not a crazy person. Yet every director out there feels the need to employ this annoying gimmick. I’ve begged and pleaded for this to stop without any success. I have an old blue Toyota Camry and am not afraid to use it to run you over with it. It’s a hybrid so I’d be saving the earth while I do it. I asked around and the math checks out.
St. Louis Cardinals – as a life long Cubs fan, how are the Cardinals so successful? I’ve been told that Theo Epstein really knows what he’s doing and he’s rebuilding the right way, whatever the hell that means. All I know is that the Cubs have lost almost 200 games in the past 2 years. The Chicago area is 3 times the size of the St Louis area and yet they outdrew the Cubs by 500,000 people. I’m not saying I believe in curses, but man I don’t know why I don’t anymore. Bottom line, being a Cubs fan is pretty dam embarrassing. If I ever meet Theo Epstein our conversation might go a little something like this, “Hello. My name is Midwest Mo. You killed my Cubs. Prepare to die.”
Answering A Question – Every show on TV does this thing where one of the characters will ask a question that we’ve all waited the entire episode for an answer. Any normal person would follow socially accepted guidelines and respond to the question, but this is TV land. Instead, how about we longingly stare at each other for a few seconds and then cut away. If this continues I’ll be forced to get Andy Sipowicz involved. He’ll get me some answers. Anybody miss the short sleeve dress shirt and tie combo? I know I do.
That’s it for Midwest Mo’s Musing, and as usual (insert awesome catch phrase here).
Time for another installment of Midwest Mo’s Musings. I know you’re thinking, why what did I do wrong. You know what you did.
Special shout out to my therapist who’s helping me hate people less. I hate you. She’s not very good.
John Capaulo – On WGN Morning News they had this guy on to promote his show at Zanies in Rosement (we don’t get paid for any of this FYI, what’s up with that). They asked him his thoughts on the government shutdown. He was like, I don’t understand government but I assumed it’s like a power outage with a lot of old people calling their friends saying stuff like, “Hey our governments out. You got any government over there?” Maybe you had to be there, I thought it was funny.
Sean Saves The World – I feel like the writers are watching Three’s Company reruns to get their plot ideas. Oh my goodness, wouldn’t it be funny if the boss misunderstood something and then went ahead and acted on that information. Misunderstandings are funny.
The Crazy Ones – How many episodes before Robin William’s schtick gets old? For me it was last night, but maybe you are younger then me and haven’t seen this act 400 times already.
Dax Shepard – I don’t like this guy and it doesn’t help that he just married the ridiculously hot Kristen Bell. I know you’re thinking I’m just jealous and you’d be 98% correct. But a few years ago I watched what may well have been the stupidest movie I’ve ever seen called Idiocracy. That’s 84 minutes I’ll never get back and he’s never once apologized for his role in that train wreck.
So that’s it for Midwest Mo’s Musings. As usual (insert awesome catch phrase here).
Earlier this week I unveiled a new segment called Midwest Mo’s Ramblings. I’m really kicking myself for not spending more than 3 minutes thinking of a better title for my incoherent ramblings.
So until I come up with yet another better name for this segment, I give you Midwest Mo’s Musings.
Breast Cancer – Look I get that it’s terrible. Hell as a solid B cup I probably should do more self exams (yeah, that’s in your head now, you’re welcome). It’s weird though that it seems to be the only cause athletes or actors seem to support lately, there’s pink everywhere. Why do you think that is (boobies). I guess no one wants to wear brown for rectal cancer, except I guess the Cleveland Browns. Way to support the cause guys.
Back In The Game – Maggie Lawson coaches a baseball team of misfit kids that were all cut, because well, they suck. Of course, these kids will someday turn it around because she’s got such a big heart and everyone knows that’s all it takes to make talentless kids miraculously become talented. Just ask any overbearing parent at almost any little league game. Anyway, at the end of tonight’s show, a neighborhood girl hits a home run off one of their pitchers and they ask her to join the team. A girl playing baseball what? It’s such a blatant ripoff of Bad News Bears it’s embarrassing. At least pick a better movie, like maybe Escape to/from Witch Mountain or maybe Herbie The Love Bug.
NCIS – Yes, I’m old and I watch this show now be quiet and turn that rock and or roll music down. Recently, Cote De Pablo left the show. Click here if you are unfamiliar with her hotness. And yet somehow one of the most annoying actors on TV Pauley Perrette is still on the show. Can anyone stand her cause I can’t. I’d rather watch Jenny McCarthy on The View than more of Pauley Perrette.
Dads – So this show is still on and cranking out the humor. Wouldn’t it be hilarious to make one of the guys get a rectal exam cause that’s always funny. Oh, and we’ll have the doctor die mid exam, and cue hilarity. Note to Seth Green, this show is not airing on Cartoon Network. It feels like this show’s target demo is 14 year old boys.
So that’s it for now. Until we meet again, this is Midwest Mo saying (insert awesome catch phrase here).
Foreign TV is so much fun. I suspect movie stars feel more comfortable opening up because, what the hell, nobody’s going to see it right. Here’s Sandra Bullock promoting her movie on the Jonathan Ross Show (who).
This may come as a shock to some of you, but when you sit down to write an article about a show for the 12th time it’s not always easy to come up with new stuff. Especially when you consider I mostly watch sitcoms.
So instead I thought I’d just write about whatever I feel like and slap a title on it so it seems like more then just my stream of consciousness (it’s not).
With that, I give you Midwest Mo’s Ramblings:
CBS Writers – I might be the only person in America who noticed last night that 2 different CBS sitcoms (How I Met Your Mother & Mom) made a reference to the movie Juno. Really, a mildly entertaining movie from 6 years ago on both shows. That can’t be a coincidence. It appears that the writers are doing double duty over at CBS (yes I said duty, grow up).
How I Met Your Mother – I officially hate this show. 5 episodes in and we are no closer to meeting the mother. OK it was funny when Barney said to Robin after she beat his mother in strip poker, “No more playing strip poker with my mother. It’s all kinds of confusing.” Note to the producers – if he doesn’t meet her soon, be on the look out for a crazy guy from the Midwest driving a blue Toyota Camry. You’ve been warned.
The View – According to Radar Online, Jenny McCarthy is in jeopardy of losing her job on The View. Apparently viewers tune out whenever she talks. That’s just freaking hilarious. Oh, and it’s rumored they are trying to fix her performance. How the hell do you fix annoying. If they can, they should bottle and sell that.
Meg Ryan – I’m watching WGN News this morning and Dean Richards had a segment about how Meg Ryan might be getting her own TV show. During the segment, reference was made to her dating John Cougar Mellencamp. That would have been super big news in 1995.
So that’s it. Look forward to more of these segments. At least until the pharmacy refills my prescription.
We just love game shows here in America. There are countless examples of game shows that are on during day time TV and at night. Go to this Wikipedia page and you can see the staggering number of TV game shows that have been on here in America over the years. We just can’t get enough of them. In honor of our love of game shows, here are the 20 Greatest game shows of all time (don’t be afraid to tell me how wrong I am. You never are.) Continue reading →