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November 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

OK, new segment.  We have been diligently working over here bringing you the best insight into the shows people are talking about.  However, we know that you are busy and may have missed some of the gold that we have put out there. America’s Got Talent – excellent post that tackles the issue of whether a dog can be American. Callous Clear – if you watch just one infomercial today… In It To Win It – is there any other way to play? Shows The Ladies Like – Say ...Click for More

American Horror Story – I am Anne Frank

November 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Subtitle:  “Excuse Me??” In what ends up being one of the most confusing storyline choices I’ve seen in a very long time, none other than Anne Frank (you read correctly) ends up being admitted to the asylum.  And that’s exactly where this episode lost me.  Anne Frank???  Why even go there? Anne Frank out of the attic So upon meeting the other inmates, Ms. Frank recognizes Dr Arden as a former Nazi doctor that performed crazy experiments on the folks in Auschwitz. ...Click for More

Suburgatory’s Ted Mosby Problem

November 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Ok this is one of those shows that I am sometimes forced to watch because my wife likes it and I don’t have control over the remote at all times.  The show overall isn’t bad.  There are a lot of funny people on it but it is suffering from a raging case of Ted Mosby syndrome.  For those of you who might be new to MWTVG, Ted Mosby Syndrome is what happens to a show when everyone else but the lead on the show is great, but you hate the lead character i.e. Ted Mosby of HOW I MET YOUR ...Click for More

The Usell Guy…

November 5, 2012 // 6 Comments

A dire warning to all Midwest TV Guys (and Gals) out there: The moment that you might forget to fast-forward through the commercials, this guy might rear his ugly head and sap away your intelligence at the rate of approximately 1.5 IQ points per second.  To the point that you find yourself yelling quasi-cogent obscenities at the television.  Like I was doing earlier today. Here’s my recommendations, Usell guy… tuck in your shirt.  Take off that stupid vest and please remove the ...Click for More

Cougar Life.com Dooms the World

November 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Let’s imagine back in the day (this is the exact scientific term for the time frame I’m speaking of) that the Mayan calendar committee was sitting around discussing their calendars and the end of the world and such things that I know the Mayans were fond of doing.  How do you think the conversation went when they decided that December 21, 2012 was going to be the end? Well, I wasn’t there, but I believe that this commercial was more than likely involved in that conversation: ...Click for More

Midwest Mark’s Video of the Week

November 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

This week, I bring you some classic SUPERNATURAL and arguably one of the best moments in the whole series.  It’s from the Season 5 finale where Sam finally agrees to be Lucifer’s vessel and he meets Michael in a field to battle for Armageddon.  Dean pulls up in the Impala rocking some Def Leppard and gets out to do whatever he can to stop the ...Click for More

Key & Peele Bring the Zombie Funny

October 31, 2012 // 2 Comments

I have said before that KEY & PEELE are very funny guys.  Their show is like CHAPPELLE’S SHOW without being so angry or blue.  If you like funny, you should check out this show.  Here is one of their skits from tonight’s show:   The last time I posted a K&P skit, we lost a reader.  We’ll see what happens this ...Click for More


October 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

We just passed 6000 visits for the month of October!  Thank you everyone who comes to see us.  We love having you stop by.  When we started this blog all those days ago, who would have thought that just 1 month later that we would be here?  Well I know I didn’t.  It’s not that I didn’t think we could get the visitors, I am more amazed that even after a month I’m still doing this.  I have an amazingly short attention span.  Anyway, thanks again for stopping ...Click for More

And Now You Know…

October 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

MIDWEST MIKE let the cat out of the bag a little on this one, but we are starting a new series where we feature Midwestern actors.  One of my favorites is SCOTT ADSIT from 30 ROCK. Scott was born November 26, 1965 in Northbrook, Illinois.  Among other things, he was Second City cast member and had a cameo on FRIENDS.  To see his full bio follow this link. ...Click for More

American Idol Announces New Judges, Threatens to End the World

October 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

AMERICAN IDOL will be back in January for it’s 12th season and they have announced new judges for the show:   WTF is Keith Urban doing there?  Seriously.  He seems like a pretty normal guy.  Why would he want to be sitting on the same stage as Niki Minaj or Mariah Carey?  The only benefit we have to this set up is that once a week, we will know the exact coordinates of Niki Minaj and Mariah Carey and that they are both in the same room together.  If the world ends because of ...Click for More

10 of the Funniest Men on TV (currently)

October 28, 2012 // 4 Comments

Notice how I didn’t call this list the 10 funniest men on TV?  It’s impossible to find just 10 funny guys on TV.  There are really just so many.  To narrow the list some, I am only looking at men who are on TV right now.  This isn’t an all-time list.  Louis C.K. is omitted because his show isn’t on TV right now and I’m guessing it won’t be back.  Otherwise, he would for sure be on this list.  Anyway, here are 10 guys on TV right now that I think are ...Click for More

Kids Shows Part Deux

October 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

To piggyback off my prior post, there is one other modern kids show that I would rank as one of the best modern cartoons out there, and place among some of my favorite cartoons of all time.  I would file this one under the “Pure Genius” category… ADVENTURE TIME WITH FINN AND JAKE. ADVENTURE TIME is a surprisingly deep and endearing post-apocalyptic story about the last human boy on earth and his dog.  After modern civilization destroyed itself (as well as a huge chunk of ...Click for More

A Note on Kids Shows

October 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you’re anything like this Midwest TV Guy, you might have a couple of Midwest TV Kids and be forced to subject yourself from time to time to modern day children’s programming. Already expressing my pure disgust for the Disney Channel and the bleeding wound they have left in my soul, most other kids shows aren’t all that much better.  But fear not, Midwest TV Parent.  For there is hope.  Through many years of trial and tribulation, I have emerged with a couple of them that ...Click for More


October 24, 2012 // 4 Comments

In an effort to bring heavy-hitting, timely and relevant journalism to the front pages of MWTVG, I have thus far overlooked one show that ought to be held in the annals of history as one of the finest specimens of television filmmaking… I would of course be talking about SUPERNATURAL. Which is a shameful omission because of how much I love this show.  Now I’m not going to come at you with a review of this week’s episode right now because a) I haven’t sat down to watch ...Click for More
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