One of our readers, Vince from MO, brought up a great point to us here at MWTVG today. Well, two great points. The first was that we need to begin preparing a set of rules for our eventual take over of the world and yes, we are working on that so rest easy everyone. When the transition comes, it will be smooth and relatively painless.
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 because it was cancelled. Continue reading
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.
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 his father-in-laws. He manages to drive it far enough away to get to a remote spot. He stops and the motorcycle falls on him and he is stuck. From there it’s basically a parody of 127 HOURS. I couldn’t take most of his scenes and had to fast forward through them.
I couldn’t find that clip on Youtube, but in support of my case, I offer the following clip:
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 going to have to start tucking our shirts into our pants and hold our stomachs in when she walks by.
- She will start fixing the site, making it look nice, buying furniture at the store instead of getting it off the curb. Somehow convincing us that yes, a new flowery paisley border is actually manly.
- Before we post we will have to consult 20 of our friends to make sure it doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings.
- She will say our articles are “O.K.” or “Fine” and we all know what that means. Wait, maybe that ones on us.
Even with all the negatives, there are so many shows that normal guys and MIDWEST MARK just don’t watch because, well, we are guys. So we have decided to open the site up to female guest contributors.
However ladies, if you visit this site with any regularity (and we know you are for some reason) and you’ve made it this far into this godforsaken rambling post, you know that we strive for nothing but top notch commentary (while we strive for it, we know it’s generally 4th grade humor, we are huge in the middle school demo).
If you look around other websites, all the posts focus on just recapping the shows. We aren’t looking for book reports over here. That’s not what our 8-10 followers have come to expect.
So, what’s in it for you if you join the MWTVG team? First, your name will be attached to all your posts (we certainly won’t want our name on it) so all your friends will know how smart and thin you are and how you are doing way better then them. Second, if we ever get to a point where we actually pay our contributors, we guarantee you will receive at least 80% of our male contributors.
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. Can’t catch up online. How can this be good for the show or the station? I know I am not alone.
No Micki, you are not alone. TV has gotten ridiculously complicated. Sometimes it’s “On Demand” and sometimes you can get it from the show’s website, other times not. Is Dish Network, DirectTV, AT&T U-verse, or Cable the best option? Why do I have a Netflix and Hulu subscription and still can’t always find what I want? Why don’t any of the people who show up at my house to install my system speak English as a first language?
I sometimes wonder if we are getting to the point where there will not be any content providers in the future. Instead, we will go online and buy the shows directly. The problem is all the providers jack up the cost of their service so they can also give us channels like A&E which has such great shows as DUCK DYNASTY. Seriously, if you didn’t already have that channel would you go ahead and plop down $2 to watch that? That’s champion lawn mower racer money right there (if you don’t get it, read yesterday’s post on DUCK DYNASTY).
Watching MAJOR CRIMES and the guy was poisoned with antifreeze. It caused him to throw up on himself and everywhere else. What is the current fascination with showing me vomit.
Seriously, do we need to see the actual vomit? Does that really move the story forward. Wouldn’t just hearing the all too familiar hurling sound be enough.
I beg the writers to focus on the classics. Give me a simple but elegant fart joke any day.
Is anyone still watching this show? Don’t get me wrong, if you just watch 1-2 episodes it’s a good show. However, when you watch an entire season, season after season, it becomes incredibly depressing. Are there really that many serial killers out there? Am I one of them and don’t know it. I do wake up tired a lot, and that would help explain it.
Anyway, I checked out a few years ago when the team was chasing a serial killer who was targeting little children. In one of the scenes, the team was close but missed the guy, who had just killed a little child. The team found the child stuffed in a toy doll box on a store shelf.
You know what, I’m out. I didn’t finish that episode, but I hope they caught the guy.
There have been a few shows that I liked and for some reason or another, the writers pushed me over the edge to where I had to quit. RESCUE ME was a great show until they killed his son.
Anybody else have a show like that?
Look people, I can’t watch everything. There are like 125 channels and I have a job. So that I am just finding out today while going through the TV GUIDE about a new show, I blame you guys.
REDNECK REHAB – yes this is a show and I have to start watching. Here is a recap of one of the shows:
The Allen-McDade Family – Three generations of former rednecks, Jeri, her daughter Jodi, and her daughter Kylie want nothing to do with their redneck family who love and miss them. If anyone needs a redneck intervention, topped off with a reunion filled to the brim with guns, mud and animal love, it’s these three prissy princesses. These ladies may need a rehab from their rehab when they end up eating the family pet and meet their drinking monkey. The threat of these city slickers turning tail is obvious as they have a very hard time getting along and relating to their long lost redneck roots.
Who represents Eddie Money and has he been fired yet for allowing him to do that GEICO commercial?