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Deadbeat Is A Hulu Original

May 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

As you know, the writers here at MWTVG all have day jobs and as such don’t always know exactly what’s going on in TV land.  Plus, there’s literally 9,000 different outlets that are all creating original content (I may have used literally wrong). All I’m saying is that it’s hard to keep up with new shows. Add to it that we’ve reached the point of the season where most of the shows have wrapped for the year.  The networks are doing salutes to the troops and ...Click for More

How I Met Your Mother Ends In 8 Days

March 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe How I Met Your Mother Ends in 8 days.  There’s tonight’s half hour episode and and then finally and mercifully the show ends next week with an hour long season and series finale. If you’ve been watching this season you know that each episode is set at a time closer and closer to Barney and Robin’s wedding.  Tonight’s episode starts just 30 minutes before the wedding. If you’re like me, you are at a point where you don’t ...Click for More

Party Down South – “Make Room for Daddy” Episode Commentary

January 23, 2014 // 3 Comments

The second episode of my least-hotly anticipated show of ever was on tonight.  Seriously, this is what I’m reduced to until the premiere of HANNIBAL and then shortly after, GAME OF THRONES.  Until that time, my newest faux-fixation is PARTY DOWN SOUTH, CMT’S attempt at being more MTV than it rightfully should be.  As I will most likely forever draw parallels between this show and its spiritual predecessor BUCKWILD, I can now confidently say that PARTY DOWN SOUTH is much, much ...Click for More

Matthew McConaughey’s SAG Award Acceptance Speech

January 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY is a national treasure in his own right.  I love when this guy talks.  There is no telling what bizarre direction things are heading. Spending one minute inside his head would be an extremely frightening ordeal.  In the middle of his acceptance speech for his (well deserved) SAG award for his performance in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, he veers off course into boat building carpenters and landing on Neptune.  Check it out, it’s totally worth it. Matthew McConaughey ...Click for More

Party Down South Premiere Episode “Black Out”

January 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

Author’s Note:  The tentative plan was to have this post up on Friday after the show premiered Thursday night, but I think a combination of disbelief at what I had just witnessed and the contact hangover I had from watching these people dump booze down their throats made me unable to comment until today. If MTV’s BUCKWILD wasn’t bad enough, the next group-of-idiot-rednecks reality show comes to us in the form of PARTY DOWN SOUTH on CMT.  We have all seen what fame and ...Click for More

HBO’s True Detective – Series Premiere Review

January 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

HBO continues its long string of compelling original programming with TRUE DETECTIVE which was one of my most anticipated shows of the midseason.  I’ll cut to the chase here, this show is outstanding.  Outstandingly dark, but very good.  I was left with more questions than answers after watching the premiere, but am totally hooked for the next seven weeks. TRUE DETECTIVE stars MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY and WOODY HARRELSON as partners investigating an occult murder in small town Louisiana. ...Click for More

The Walking Dead – What to Expect

January 11, 2014 // 7 Comments

THE WALKING DEAD spontaneously healed all rifts it had with me with the midseason finale episode where they got back on the right track after nearly a full season’s worth of floundering.  I have a feeling that the character of The Governor was so popular with fans that they wanted to extend his life span a bit to the detriment of the show’s overall narrative.  Now that he is dead along with a bunch of others, where do they go from here? The midseason break did nothing to stop my ...Click for More

The Walking Dead – Season 4 First Half Review

December 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

AMC’s ratings monster THE WALKING DEAD just aired its midseason finale last night (to an incredible 12.1 million viewers).  I have been plenty critical of the past season and a half, but this episode proves that there is still plenty of bite hidden somewhere deep within in its bark. Allow me to give praise where praise is due: last night’s episode was incredible.  It proved my theory that the showrunners were desperately trying to turn their ship around and I am happy to say that ...Click for More

Well, Sons of Anarchy Blew My Freaking Mind

November 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

I was going to write something up on this last night, but how could I when I was barely able to move, let alone form a cogent obscenity to hurl at the television just quietly enough to not disturb my sleeping children??  While my predictions for the season so far have been disturbingly accurate, I never thought in a million years that they would pull something like they did last night especially with a whole other full season left. I refuse to spoil it for those of you who haven’t caught ...Click for More

A Note on Thor 2

November 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

As far as their main properties go, Marvel/Disney is hitting with a pretty good batting average for the past 5 years.  In fact, I couldn’t name one bad movie made from their ‘Phase 1′ AVENGERS-culminated batch of films (can you?).  If you were one of the people that thought IRON MAN 3 was bad, you are extremely mistaken. Now that AVENGERS has come-and-gone, Marvel is shifting their focus to the next large multi film formula, the product of which will be AVENGERS 2/GUARDIANS ...Click for More

NBC’s Dracula – Pilot Review

October 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

October is by far my favorite time of year.  The weather gets cooler, the leaves start falling and television makes a shift into Halloween themed shows.  While some of us here at MWTVG take Halloween specials for granted, I live for them.  In the past few years we have been getting more and more full-blown series out of the deal with varying degrees of success. This year, NBC presents us with their take on the Dracula mythology with their show of the same name starring JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS ...Click for More

Sons of Anarchy – Season 6 Prediction Update

October 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Hello everybody, my name is MIDWEST MARK.  Nice to see you all here, and I hope you enjoy your stay.  MIDWEST MO emailed me in what I could only imagine was a full-on panic earlier to make sure I was ok, and I would like to assure everybody that even though I have been busy and sleep deprived, I haven’t gone anywhere.  And yes, I am still alive.  This is depressing news to MIDWEST MIKE who was about to stake a claim to my portion of the site proceeds.  Alright, “proceeds” ...Click for More

Bad Lip Reading – Game of Thrones

October 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

On the ‘funny scale’ of 1-10, Bad Lip Reading videos would be about a 99.  They have taken on pretty much everything from television to movies to sports to politics and it’s all lip-reading gone wrong.  The best part is that it’s so well done and accurate as hell, sometimes you totally forget that it’s being overdubbed. Take one good thing and mash it up with another, and you get “Medieval Land Fun-Time World”, a faux movie trailer made from GAME OF ...Click for More

The Walking Dead – Season 4 Premiere Review

October 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

I have come to realize over the past several years that THE WALKING DEAD is a show of moments.  What I mean by this is when the show is good, it’s fantastic.  But when the ‘good’ wears thin, its merely a tick or two above mediocre.  For instance, the first half of the first season was outstanding.  Then they got to the CDC and everything slowed down to a crawl.  Similarly, season two started strong, halted at the farm for a good long while, and ended as near-classic ...Click for More

Arrow – Season 2 Premiere Review

October 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

If it looks like a turd, smells like a turd, feels like a turd and tastes like a turd, what does that make it?  It makes it the first season of ARROW.  It was hotly anticipated by me as well as a ton of DC fanboys but fell faster than Ironside on an escalator.  Was that an insensitive joke?  Fine, it fell faster than Oscar Pistorius forgetting to tie his calf-laces.  Wait, that’s the same kind of joke?  Well put up with it, because I got nothing else. DC never really seemed to have ...Click for More
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