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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

Supernatural – Season 9 Premiere Review

October 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

To open with a hypothetical question: what happens when you are given too much of a great thing?  To follow with a hypothetical answer: you get seasons 7, 8 and 9 of SUPERNATURAL. Note the picture.  I feel a lot like Dean right now. Allow me to be brief:  I’m disappointed.  Not just in a small nitpicky way, but in a major can’t-hardly-watch-it-anymore kind of way.  The massive polar shift that started at the onset of the sixth season burst in an awful seventh season and it ...Click for More

The Witches of East End – Premiere Review

October 6, 2013 // 3 Comments

This one is difficult to publicly admit, but I had to put my man card on temporary hiatus while watching my very first LIFETIME series tonight.  In full disclosure, I have been unwillingly associated with the family of Lifetime channels from time to time because my MIDWEST WIFE is quite fond of LMN.  But I’ve never actually watched one purposely. LIFETIME is trying to jump on the horror genre bandwagon with a witch themed schmaltzy drama called THE WITCHES OF EAST END.  I’m still ...Click for More

Ray Donovan – Season 1 Review

September 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yes, I know I’m a few days late on this one.  But as far as I’m concerned, RAY DONOVAN was too good of a show to not at least briefly comment on. Before I do, though… MWTVG has been around for an entire year!  And it’s been alot of fun.  Thank you to all of our fans, and we all look forward to doing this for many years to come.  As a bit of trivia, your intrepid and faithful MIDWEST MARK was not actually an original MWTVG.  I went up to MIDWEST MIKE after a few ...Click for More

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Premiere Review

September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Birthday miracles do come true as our IT team worked around the clock (read: finally got around to it after a week and a half and fixed it in 15 minutes) to correct my lack of access to the “New Post” button.  I still think that MIDWEST MO ‘Tronned’ his way into our site and took out my login in a fierce light cycle race.  Never the stranger to one-uppmanship, I’m going to figure out how to jump in a Delorean and make sure his login was never made.  I’ll ...Click for More

The Walking Dead Season 4 Extended Trailer

September 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’m only semi-moderately excited for THE WALKING DEAD’S October return and admittedly, today’s new extended trailer does nothing to improve my outlook.  Although they claim that it’s “Season 4”, it looks more like Season 3.2 (assuming that I almost entirely disavow the latter .8 of season 3).  By the looks of it, they’re going to be in the prison for a long, long time.  And just when I thought that we had seen everything the prison had to offer.  If ...Click for More

Sons of Anarchy – Season 6 Premiere Review

September 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

So I’m every bit as tired as last night, but equally as tired of being heckled by MIDWEST MILLER for not ponying up on my review last night.  Always being a method to my madness, there are two nuggets of knowledge that I can come up with today that wouldn’t have been there yesterday which make this post even better than it ever would have been.  So ha. Thusly, I would like to first wish MIDWEST MILLER a happy birthday.  Another year older, a little bit wiser (from faithfully ...Click for More

Sons of Anarchy Season Premiere

September 10, 2013 // 7 Comments

I’m not meaning to pass the buck here, but your faithful MWTVG MIDWEST MARK is dead tired.  And given the need for slumber, you are not going to get the typical entertainingly quippy analysis of the season 6 premiere of SONS OF ANARCHY that just aired tonight.  I know that at least four of our six fans expected something huge, but since three of the four are either directly related to me or being paid to pretend  to care, they can wait a day, right?? Spoiler alert:  I loved it.  But ...Click for More

10 Movies I Stop Flipping Channels For

August 25, 2013 // 7 Comments

You might have guessed by now that we watch a lot of TV here at MWTVG.  Part of all this TV watching we do is endless hours flipping channels because nothing good is on.  We’ve all been there.  Every now and then though, when you are flipping channels unable to find something good to watch you come across one of those movies that no matter where in the movie you are, the start or near the end, you stop your channel flipping and settle in.  Here for me are 10 of those movies.  The 10 ...Click for More

The 20 Greatest Game Shows of All Time

August 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

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 ...Click for More

True Blood – Season 6 Review

August 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

The sixth season of TRUE BLOOD was a funny little thing, marking the first season of the show which was not brought to us by the original creator ALAN BALL.  Further rumors of showrunner issues mid-shoot only further fueled my skepticism going into it, but as far as I’m concerned it couldn’t possibly get any worse than last season (even though the last season was still helmed by Ball). The good news is that my last statement held true.  It certainly didn’t get worse.  But ...Click for More

Low Winter Sun – Premiere Review

August 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Shall we call AMC’s ‘new’ series LOW WINTER SUN a premiere or a remake?  Fun fact of the day: LOW WINTER SUN is based on another miniseries from 2006 by the same name starring the same lead character played by MARK STRONG only changing the original setting of Edinburg, Scotland to Detroit, Michigan.  Is your mind blown yet? For a new series to be a sure fire hit, at least two characteristics out of four needs to exist for me:  either 1) well casted and unique characters, 2) ...Click for More

The White Queen – Series Premiere

August 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

As a brief preface, allow me to address the people who googled “The Usell Guy Naked” yesterday to find our little slice of blogging heaven (yes, there were more than one):  You people have issues.  Massive issues.  And while I’m 95% sure that said pictures are not on MWTVG, that other 5% of me says they would be somewhere around here if anywhere. STARZ premiered their newest series (seriez?) last night based around the War of the Roses in 15th century England.  I suppose ...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
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