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Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Coming Back?

October 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Is Pee-Wee’s Playhouse coming back? It just might be.  Actor Paul Reubens gave an interview to Rolling Stone to talk about the upcoming release of the show on DVD. Shout! Factory (the same people who released WKRP with original music) have completely remastered all 5 seasons of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and will be releasing it to the public next week. That in itself is good news for fans of the show who up until now, had to go to YouTube to watch episodes. Now they will have a box set ...Click for More

Throwback Thursday 1969

October 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

Last week was the inaugural Throwback Thursday and you guys seemed to like it.  As you guys are kind of pains in the ass with what you seem to like and not like, if we find something remotely popular we will beat it into the ground until you beg us to stop. We’re kind of like network TV that way. The year 1969 brought us a lot of things (namely me as it’s my birth year).  As I wasn’t around for the sixties, this is more of a book report than actual account. Anyway, ...Click for More

Throwback Thursday 1989

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

I cant believe none of us here have ever thought of doing a Throwback Thursday post over here at MWTVG. I got the idea myself while watching the Goldberg’s last night.  Man what a great show.  They always start the show with it was 1980 something… What I love most about the show is the songs.  Last night featured one of my favorite guilty pleasure songs from 1989 by The Bangles called Eternal Flame. It got me thinking back to 1989 and wondering what else was going on back then.  ...Click for More

I Hate Train

October 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

I know this may be an unpopular position and some of you might be thinking what the hell did Train ever do to you (nothing FYI), but I hate Train.  It’s not like their songs aren’t good, it’s just that they are all the same.  He’s either in love with some girl or can’t figure out why she left him.  Honestly, doesn’t this guy have anything else going on in his life? People give Taylor Swift a hard time for writing about her relationships but this guy seems ...Click for More

WKRP in Cincinnati Getting DVD Release with Original Music

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Baby if you’ve ever wondered. Wondered whatever became of me. I’m living on the air in Cincinnati. Cincinnati WKRP. Great news for fans of classic TV. WKRP in Cincinnati is getting re-released on DVD but this time with all the original music from the series. Due to music licensing laws (which has killed the DVD release of Quantum Leap for example), the producers of WKRP were not able to obtain the rights for the original music from the show. When the show ran in syndication then, ...Click for More

Firefly Cast to Reunite

July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

If one of your nerd friends suddenly had a heart attack today, it could have been from the years of drinking Code Red while playing WOW or it was because they heard that the Firefly cast was going to reunite for a new project. If you are one of those nerds who could suddenly have a grabber, relax. It’s not a reunion like you think so don’t get all wheezy on me. The Firefly cast is indeed going to reunite but not for a TV show or a movie. No. They are getting back together to do the ...Click for More

I Want To Get Better

July 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

We consider ourselves to be more than just TV over here.  Hell, our tagline is TV, movies, and pop culture with from a Midwest perspective.  So why not, I’m going to post about a video that’s currently playing on VH1 (yes, I’m old). I’m sure I’m late to the party, but I love this song I Want To Get Better from The Bleachers. The Bleachers are an indie pop act based in New York that was formed by Jack Antonoff of the band Fun.  Do I have your attention now?  ...Click for More

10 reasons why The Fault In Our Stars is likely the most important film of this generation:

June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

WARNING: I cried five times while gathering quotes from the film to include in this review. Such is the power of writer John Green’s words and story.  Also, if you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, I recommend you skip #9. What do choruses of coos, sniffles, and sobs in a dark movie theater mean to you? If you’re a movie producer, they might mean dollar signs. If you’re an actor or director, they might mean a job well done. If you’re a fan, they might mean movie ...Click for More

10 Annoying TV Characters

May 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

I recently wrote a post about the 15 most annoying celebrities.  The post looked at annoying celebrities that show up constantly on websites.  Some of them are bad people, some have no talent, and others were both. The thing is that list focused on actual people.  Today I want to look at 10 annoying TV characters that I’d like to see their character killed off.  Oh, and not kind of killed off in like a dream sequence or where no body was recovered.  No, this has to be an irreversible ...Click for More

Kevin Spacey in Call of Duty

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Anyone who watches House of Cards will not be surprised by this news. Kevin Spacey will be playing a role in the next iteration of the Call of Duty franchise due out later this year. Spacey’s brilliant character on House of Cards, Francis (Frank) Underwood, is often shown relaxing by playing Call of Duty. The popularity of the Underwood character and the popularity of the Call of Duty franchise make this a match made in nerd heaven (which I think the nerds call Valhalla). Not much is ...Click for More

15 Most Annoying Celebs

May 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

As a whole we love celebrities.  At last count there were 4,937,343,091 plus or minus websites devoted to celebrity goings on.  Whose wearing it best, how small is her bikini, is Rihanna wearing a shirt, and is she a lesbian are all questions we want answered every day. Still, when you read as many articles as we do over here, it seems that certain celebrities are everywhere despite them not having done anything or have over-extended their welcome.  For example, other than making a few sex ...Click for More

New Show Idea

April 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Two of my favorite sitcoms right now are are The Goldbergs and Surviving Jack.  One is set in the 80’s and the other is set in the 90’s.  Both shows play off the period while not making it the sole focus of the show. What both shows really do well is use music to backup their story.  I’ve talked about my love of the music on The Goldberg’s before.  Now Surviving Jack, which is set in the 90’s is killing it as well. During a scene where the teenage boys had just ...Click for More

Soul Train on Broadway

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Get ready to board the funky train y’all. Soul Train on Broadway is getting ready to leave the station. Producer Matt Weaver (Rock of Ages) has acquired the rights to develop a musical based on the TV dance show created by the smooth and funky genius, the original don himself, Don Cornelius. Midwest TV Guys is based here in Chicago and we love to talk about all things Chicago and Don was just that. Born on the south side in 1936 and a graduate of Chicago’s DuSable High School, Don ...Click for More

I Hate The Ricketts

March 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Again, going back to our roots and writing about pretty much anything we want, I a saw story today about the Cubs reminding me of why I hate the Ricketts (owners of the Chicago Cubs). The projected salaries of all Major League Baseball teams was just released.  Kind of surprising, the Yankees moved to #2 with the Dodgers trying to become the new evil empire. Where did the team in the 3rd largest market come in?  Top 5, no.  Top 10, no.  Had to be top 20 right?  Nope. The freaking Chicago ...Click for More

The Illegitimates #4

March 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been following the comic book series written by SNL’s Taran Killam, The Illegitimates since the beginning. The Illegitimates #4 was released recently and I’ve read this one as well. I’ve been thinking for a day or two since I read this about what I think the problem with The Illegitimates series is and I think I’ve got it. They have tried to do too much with their first foray in to a comic book series. It pains me to say it because I love Taran Killam, but I ...Click for More
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