Writer/Producer RHETT REESE tweetered on Twitter last night to (I don’t use Twitter, so the syntax is foreign to me) regarding the cancellation of the ZOMBIELAND series by Amazon. How does a filmmaker take a bad situation and make it worse? Call out their fans:
I’ll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence.
It’s the fans fault? Certainly not the fault of the terrible casting decisions, sub-par script or awful special effects. It’s the fans. I consider myself a fan of ZOMBIELAND, so it’s my fault. Perhaps single handedly my fault. Rumor has it that several Amazon executives are avid fans of MWTVG, so perhaps my scathingly critical review constituted the event horizon of cancellation. Granted, rumor also has it that Elvis is alive, Bigfoot runs around the woods, aliens landed at Roswell and that some cosmic Jewish zombie grants immortality, so take that all for what you will.
No Rhett, fault for the ZOMBIELAND pilot’s failure rests squarely on the shoulders of your overinflated expectations. Let it go before you damage the chances of a ZOMBIELAND 2.
Hello NBC, MIDWEST MARK here. You need to understand that a chronic lack of sleep and near-complete neglect of the levels of his perscription meds makes MIDWEST MO a little punchy every now and again. It is true that you hurt his feelings by cancelling some of his favorite shows, but we are merely a group of dudes here at MWTVG and have the standard male inability of expressing ourselves appropriately.
Letting cooler heads prevail for a moment, go ahead and cancel whatever shows you would like. We will probably keep watching since you are one of the major outlets of televised entertainment. We understand you will replace the freshly cancelled sitcoms with brand new sitcoms featuring different actors (and similar storylines) and MIDWEST MO might be able to laugh once more.
All that being said, listen to me carefully. If you cancel HANNIBAL, I will probably take a chainsaw to my television and never watch anything ever again. So your network would be single-handedly responsible for every network being absent one more viewer. Would you really like that burden on your souls? I didn’t think so.
We will expect a season 2 order for HANNIBAL shortly. Do I smell an exclusive scoop? Email me.
Here at MWTVG, your trusty author and confidant MIDWEST MARK is here to bring you the latest and greatest in new television shows as they get picked up for the Fall season. As long as they’re not comedies. MIDWEST MARK doesn’t watch comedies. Leave that to MIDWEST MO. Leave THE BACHELORETTE Pt. 9 for MIDWEST MIKE.
To clarify my prior point, by “latest and greatest” I only mean “latest”, because it’s really difficult to tell what out of any of these could be considered “greatest”. There are only a few shows that pique my interest in the first place, and here are my thoughts on each of them. To be totally honest, I’m way more excited for the return of some of the year-after-year mainstays such as AMERICAN HORROR STORY and THE WALKING DEAD rather than suffer through getting into some new show that has mediocrity issues and is bound to get cancelled anyway.
Would you rather wake up naked and sore and without any memory of the night before, next to the Burger King telling you “you had it your way” or wake up next to Ronald McDonald telling you that “you were loving it”?
It’s a real head scratcher. Here’s what’s not. Around the web for another happy Monday.
It’s too bad because she seems like a nice enough celebrity, but it appears there could be trouble in paradise for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. The article is rather speculative, but some believe that Ben strayed with Blake Lively during filming of The Town. (Celeb Bitchy)
So some 90210 actress Shenae Grimes (god I hate her already, what the hell kind of name is that) got married to Josh Beech (yes that Josh Beech). Josh happens to be a duel threat – a model and musician. My guess is that’s how he’s putting himself through medical school. Anyway, I’m way off point here. Check out the picture of the happy couple kissing. Doesn’t she look great in her black wedding dress? (US Magizine)
So it’s getting up near 10 year since the Friends finale (you remember Friends NBC, one of your last successful sitcoms). Anyway, here’s post showing pictures of the cast now and then style. I would have to say the cast still looks great. (Too Fab)
People can be so mean. It’s easily one of my top 10 reasons I hate everyone. Mean sons of bitches. Anyway, Jimmy Kimmel has a funny segment where celebs read mean tweets about themselves. (Too Fab)
I recently wrote a blog about 20 Under 20 – Up And Coming Young Actresses, which was at the request of one of our rabid fans (I think maybe him and 7 other people read the article). Anyway, I had to leave her off the list because as of now she is 20. She was on vacation at (any guesses), did you guess the beach? Point being, Victoria Justice would have made the list. (Egotastic)
In the latest randomized internet meme aptly named “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal”, the ever-forlorn RYAN GOSLING facially emotes about his distaste for spoonfuls of cereal. It might sound silly, but I found it downright hilarious. More than likely, RYAN GOSLING is just trying to keep his abs chiseled by cutting out simple carbs.
Hey girl, remember that Frosted Flakes is part of a balanced breakfast. Does anybody else think it looks like they are trying to feed him a spoonful of Goldfish? In that case, I don’t blame him one bit for being ungrateful. Are they Corn Pops? Who the heck eats Corn Pops anyway?!? Not RYAN GOSLING, that’s for true.
Before you accuse me of scope-creep again by supposedly turning to movies rather than staying on track with television-related topics, bear in mind that RYAN GOSLING starred in Young Hercules as Hercules himself in the late 90′s. Remember that? Me neither. So stop criticizing me already.
And furthermore, before you accuse me of not being a MWTVG since I bring up RYAN GOSLING in the first place, just remember that he was awesome in DRIVE.
In a move that surprises no one, ABC has given the official series order for MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Effectively a TV spinoff of events directly following THE AVENGERS, it will follow mysteriously un-deceased Agent Coulson (reprised by CLARK GREGG) and a team of agents “protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary”. There is no definitive word on whether or not the show will feature any of the major Marvel superheroes, but the rumor mill has been spinning about The Hulk making at least a brief appearance early on.
In what could possibly be divine inspiration for the latest and greatest CHARLIE BROWN special, the original voice actor for the animated character was sentenced to one year behind bars for stalking and domestic violence. PETER ROBBINS was given 10 years probation, a $15,000 fine, restraining order and a year in drug and alcohol rehab facility for his arrest in January. Do you think he yelled “Aaugh!” when they cuffed him? That would be one dashboard cam shot I would pay to see. Forget you and your “standing on American soil” antics, REESE WITHERSPOON…
According to the police, Robbins was angered about his girlfriend not returning his car and dog. So what else would a grown man do than threaten to kill her and her son? Sounds like a pretty rational response to me. He also followed and threatened her plastic surgeon to demand a refund for a botched boob job.
Oh Charlie, how the years have been unkind to you.
Congratulations to me… I was entirely unaware that RAY DONOVAN even existed until a little earlier today. SHOWTIME’S new series premieres on June 30th, featuring LIEV SCHREIBER in his first starring role in a recurring television series. Based on the trailers, this show looks great. Schreiber stars as a professional “fix man” to the rich and famous in Hollywood. By “fix man” I mean “dead hooker disposal”. And hilarity ensues.
Also featuring JON VOIGHT as the titular character’s estranged father, there is a great amount of star power that hopefully the script can match. It was all slightly reminiscent of JUSTIFIED except set in Hollywood, the lead character is not a US Marshal and prominent usage of the F word. So perhaps nothing like JUSTIFIED at all.
Consider it added to my DVR. Might I recommend that you do so too?
FOX made its official announcement tonight of four new drama series picked up for development… one Executive Produced by JJ ABRAMS, one brought by the co-creators of FRINGE, one starring TERRY O’QUINN (who was terrific in 666 PARK AVENUE) and another one seeing GREG KINNEAR making his television debut as a HOUSE-like attorney.
Official descriptions from FOX along with ‘award-winning’ MIDWEST MARK commentary within. What award was it you ask? I place myself firmly somewhere in the top 3 contributors to all of MWTVG. I would like to thank jesus, god and the devil for me being me. Continue reading →
Kudos to the producers of The Office. The finale airs on May 16 and all anyone seems to be talking about is will he or won’t he? Will Steve Carell show up for the finale or won’t he? Well apparently, Steve Carell will do The Office Finale after all. Executive Producer Greg Daniels was very cagey when asked about Carell’s return causing even more speculation that Michael Scott will show up in the finale of The Office when it airs next week. Adding fuel to the fire, on Saturday, Steve Carell surprised thousands of fans when he joined the cast at a wrap party in the real Scranton, PA.
I posted back in April a story asking whether or not Carell would show up for the finale. My feeling is that he owes his success to the show and that he should be there for the end, at least a cameo. If George Clooney could do it for ER, then surely Carell can do it for The Office. Just show up and make an appearance. Don’t be a jerk. It certainly won’t ruin the finale if he doesn’t show up (I’m more interested in what happens to Pam and Jim), but it would be nice. We spent years having to endure Michael Scott. The least he could do is show up to say goodbye.