It is not often that I am wrong. When I am, I am big enough to admit it. I wrote about The Sound of Music live yesterday and said it would be both a disaster and a success. I was wrong about the first part. It was not a disaster at all. Head inside to read more about what I thought of The Sound of Music live. Continue reading
Bad news for the 12 fans (one of my brothers included) of The Michael J. Fox Show. The cancellation bear at TV By the Numbers is predicting the show’s cancellation. If you aren’t familiar with the cancellation bear, he is never wrong.
The ratings for The Michael J. Fox show have never been good and even then, they have been consistently declining week over week. Despite how much I like Michael J. Fox and wished for him to succeed, the show was just awful.
I get that Michael J. Fox was the driving force behind this show and he should be the main focus but the problem was that he was the focus of everything. It didn’t matter what was going on, somehow there would be a way for Mike’s (it’s his name on the show) character to make it about himself. Daughter got her first period? Mike how did this affect you? Wife gets a promotion at work? Mike how will this cut in to the things that she does for you? Oh and did you know that Mike has Parkinson’s? Let’s make sure we have at least one joke per episode about it.
Having a sitcom failure doesn’t mean that it’s all over for Mike. Plenty of people try and fail. I’m glad that he made a comeback to TV and hope that he gets another opportunity for a show. This one didn’t work and deserves to be tossed on to the trash heap of failed NBC sitcoms.
Can something be a disaster and a success at the same time? Tomorrow night, we are going to find out. For some unknown reason, NBC has decided to air a Sound of Music live special starring Carrie Underwood.
I think this is an amazingly stupid idea. A live version of The Sound of Music? Why? Did NBC do some market research that told them the people are out there clamoring for a new version of this classic? I doubt it. NBC doesn’t seem to actually do any market testing at all for anything they put on the air. NBC subscribes to the throw it all against the wall and hope that something turns in to Seinfeld school of TV programming. They don’t really have any idea what they are doing over there which makes me pretty confident in my belief that this show is going to be a disaster.
While I think it’s going to be a disaster, that doesn’t mean that people aren’t going to watch. Country music fans are a loyal bunch. Put a southern twang and a steel guitar in it, and a country music fan is going to watch, no matter what. Carrie Underwood has an extremely loyal following. She can’t do any wrong. Put her in a musical remake of Ishtar and her fans would flock to it. I will probably receive death threats for even daring to suggest that the Sound of Music Live is going to be a disaster.
If you haven’t been exposed to any of the press surrounding this show, here is a first look that was released by NBC:
The Sound of Music Live airs on NBC tomorrow, 12/5 at 7:00. I’ll be watching because I am very interested to see how this turns out.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and since we talk about TV here at MWTVG, I think it would be appropriate to talk about some of our favorite Thanksgiving moments on TV. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order, TV’s best Thanksgiving moments:
On Sunday’s episode of Family Guy, it appeared as though one of the main characters, Brian Griffin, was killed off. The writers had promised that a member of the Griffin family would be killed this season and it appeared as though they were making good on their promise. It seems however that Brian Griffin might not be dead after all. The guys over at Junkie Monkeys have a pretty compelling case for the fact that Brian is not dead. Continue reading
To the producers of How I Met Your Mother let me give you the gist, you just made the list. We’ve given you plenty of opportunities to move the show along, but last night’s episode was just wrong.
In case you missed it as you didn’t have the time, the entire show was told in rhyme. Yes, I did not stutter, you read the right words I just muttered. Episode 195 and they gave us this jive.
You see how awful a half hour of that crap would be, you just read 4-5 sentences of rhyme and you borderline want to stab me with a pen. They did a whole show of that nonsense. To add insult to injury, we are no closer to meeting the mother.
Congratulations, that was the most annoying half hour of TV ever made. 5 minutes in I was checking the guide to see what 2 Broke Girls was going to be about.
You made me look forward to 2 Broke Girls. Nobody makes me look forward to 2 Broke Girls and gets away with it. So to Carter Bays and Craig Thomas you are no longer welcome here in the Midwest, specifically Chicago. I’ll be the crazy guy in a blue Toyota with his car pointed right at you, know for sure this much is true.
So we got to meet the infamous Red John last night on The Mentalist. As with almost anything, when there’s so much hype and buildup, the actual event itself is a let down. That is how I felt about last night’s show.
I’m glad we are finally done with the Red John story line. So many shows today feel the need to have some recurring bad guy character. I know this show is a little different because the recurring bad guy was the whole reason for the show.
Still, hopefully now the show can move on and get back to the 1 bad guy a week formula with which I am very comfortable and enjoy (Simon Baker admitted in a recent TV Guide interview that I am not alone in liking this format).
That is until we discover we didn’t actually meet the real Red John. You can see that coming can’t you. Anyway, let’s click the link to see who is Red John. Continue reading
In you have got to be kidding me news, CBS has approved a How I Met Your Dad pilot to be created. How I Met Your Mother is mercifully ending after this season (but not before torturing the fans that still watch) and apparently CBS isn’t ready for their gravy train to come to an end. Continue reading
Tonight was Nashville – She’s Got Drama. Let me start by saying oh my god, oh my god, oh my god I did not see that ending coming. If you say you saw that coming you’re a filthy liar.
I’ll discuss other random stuff so that I can fill up space in order to hide the shocking ending till after the break. Seriously, I was all set to discuss how boring this episode was and that the story didn’t really move forward all that much. At the 57 minute mark that all changed. Boy howdy. Continue reading