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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

Rambo – TV Series

August 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s a hot Friday afternoon here in Chicago and I’m of course not working like I should be (client’s can wait, this is more important). I stumbled upon this little gem – Sylvester Stallone is in talks to develop a TV series based on his movie and character Rambo. I can’t blame Stallone for trying to get paid.  It’s hard for a terrible actor that is getting older who can barely speak audible English to get roles today. The fact this might happen ...Click for More

JC Penny Commerical – What Do You Think

August 19, 2013 // 4 Comments

[yop_poll id="13"] I can’t quite put my finger on why this commercial bothers me so much. Maybe it has to do with the fact that my 6 year old niece is now concerned about what she is going to wear to her first day of school. In any case, I think JC Penny has gone a little far with this one.  Just kind of wondering what the rest of you think about this ...Click for More

Worth a Watch – Naked and Afraid

August 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

MIDWEST MARK was out of town this weekend celebrating his MIDWEST WIFE’S graduation with her Master’s degree along with the rest of her family downstate.  So while I didn’t have a chance to get online all weekend, I did have ample opportunity to mindlessly flip through television programming and happened upon a little gem on the DISCOVERY CHANNEL called NAKED AND AFRAID. Now that I am home, unpacked, done with the standard 3-s’s (subsequently, not simultaneously… ...Click for More

Big Brother

July 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

[yop_poll id="11"] My Midwest Wife just asked me if anyone was covering Big Brother for our site.  I said no, because the three writers are all guys and guys don’t watch Big Brother.  I have no idea whether that statement is true or not, but I said it with such authority and conviction she bought it, for now. Quite frankly, it’s one of those shows that’s not allowed on when I am in the room because it just makes me angry.  Now, before you call Gloria Allred and get NOW to ...Click for More

I’m Not Happy With ABC Right Now For Cancelling Last Resort

November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

I do hate getting sucked into shows before you know whether they will succeed or fail.  LAST RESORT is the latest show in that category for me.  The show was critically acclaimed, yet never managed to build any type of following. We all have shows like this.  Last season gave us ALCATRAZ where in 1963, 256 inmates and 46 guards disappeared without a trace and mysteriously started appearing in 2011.  For those of you, like me, who invested the time to try to find out why, you will never know ...Click for More

So This Show Is Going To Be On Tomorrow…

November 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Reba has a new show called MALIBU COUNTRY where she leaves her cheating husband and starts over in Malibu CA.  I know this will reveal my intelligence, but wasn’t that basically the premise of her last show? There is a big fascination with all things country lately.  You notice how that as our kids test scores keep dropping, country keeps getting more popular?  I’m not saying, I’m just saying.  Seems to me that dog won’t hunt.   ...Click for More

Phil Dunphy Suffers from Ted Mosby Syndrome?

November 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

I know this post will not necessarily go over well with MIDWEST MIKE.  As it doesn’t relate to zombies, I don’t think MIDWEST MARK will even read this post.  However, you may recall a segment where we discussed Ted Mosby Syndrome. Basically, it’s where a show is good, but there is one character that makes it hard to watch.  For example, Ted Mosby on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER or George on SEINFELD. I’m watching MODERN FAMILY last night and Phil test drives a Harley that is ...Click for More

Are Women Funny…

October 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

To our 8-10 fans, you all know we have recently added a guest contributor to cover those shows that we assume only shut-ins, sociopaths, and head injury victims watch (I’ll let you guess which one MIDWEST MARK is).  It’s an alarmingly large demographic but as you know, we are all about squeezing every dollar out of this site. Before I completely bury the lead here, we at MWTVG have been discussing whether to bring on female guest contributors.  Some of our concerns include: We are ...Click for More

CBS Is Last

October 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

I had a problem with my DVR overheating and missed the first episode of PERSON OF INTEREST this year.  I have the second one on DVR, but I really wanted to watch the first one. I went on the CBS website and saw this in the comments (I assume I can quote him/her because they used their name online): Micki Roessner Woodford, from Indiana University – what is sad is now I have missed the 1st episode, and didn’t follow the 2nd episode. So now I am done with the show for the season. ...Click for More
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