Random Thoughts

Just Saying on 10-24-12

October 24, 2012 // 1 Comment

We watch a lot of TV over here and MWTVG.  But even us grizzled and cynical veteran TV watchers have those shows that we look forward to every week.  You know, those shows that when you have a list in your DVR get played first. GO ON is becoming that show for me. If you go back and look at the truly successful comedy shows, the key seems to be a strong and diverse ensemble cast.  The first couple shows, I thought this show wasn’t going to make is as it focused entirely on Matthew ...Click for More

Now I Don’t Want to go off on a Rant Here…

October 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

But if I suddenly found myself with god-powers and could remote detonate one entire TV channel to completely wipe it from the earth, it would most definitely be THE DISNEY CHANNEL and all its unholy offspring.  Don’t worry ABC Family–you’re safe.  For now… I would rather punch the elderly than so much as hear the Disney Channel sitcom laugh track, let alone go through the mental torture brought on by my daughter controlling the remote.  There must be a cold corner ...Click for More

Are Women Funny…

October 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

To our 8-10 fans, you all know we have recently added a guest contributor to cover those shows that we assume only shut-ins, sociopaths, and head injury victims watch (I’ll let you guess which one MIDWEST MARK is).  It’s an alarmingly large demographic but as you know, we are all about squeezing every dollar out of this site. Before I completely bury the lead here, we at MWTVG have been discussing whether to bring on female guest contributors.  Some of our concerns include: We are ...Click for More

ARROW, and/or The Problem with CW in General

October 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

So I will admit up front that I have not yet watched the second episode of ARROW, nor am I particularly looking forward to it. But ‘taking one for the team’ is a significant part of the mission statement of MWTVG and removing it from my DVR takes too much effort. I really wanted to like the series premiere, but it teetered precariously between wanting to be awesome and crumbling away into a foaming sea of Deschanel. (see what I did there?) Taking a quick inventory of the moving ...Click for More

AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 2 Premiere

October 20, 2012 // 2 Comments

I am still torn after watching the season two premiere of AMERICAN HORROR STORY as to whether I actually liked it or not.  Granted I sure didn’t hate it quite as much as my wife did, but it certainly seemed to be a jumbled mess of horror clichés haphazardly slapped together and given a fresh coat of varnish. It was as if there was a long checklist made of things not already done in season one and the consensus was to just do it all.  Forget the haunted house, let’s have a haunted ...Click for More

The Walking Dead – For Real This Time

October 19, 2012 // 4 Comments

Special note:  As much as we work on a quality in/quality out basis here at MIDWEST TV GUYS, every now and then something slips past our editorial board.  Like the entire first paragraph of my inaugural posting.  Never to disappoint our rabid fanbase, here is a reposting of my THE WALKING DEAD post in all of it’s glory.  Enjoy, as we send our editors out for SIX SIGMA training! Sunday night was marked by the triumphant return of THE WALKING DEAD to AMC airwaves (But not on DISH ...Click for More

American Horror Story

October 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

One pleasant surprise from last fall was the first season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY developed even more surprisingly from the same guys that did GLEE. As frightening and unsettling as GLEE is (was? Is it even still on?), AMERICAN HORROR STORY delivered on almost every level giving some genuinely creepy and nightmare inducing moments. The first season followed the Harmon family and their lives as it unfolded after moving into a house haunted by more than just ghosts. Connie Britton (now ...Click for More

Midwest Mark – A Formal Introduction

October 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Being such an avid fan of The Midwest TV Guys for what seems like close to several weeks now, I couldn’t help but see a notable deficiency in reviews and commentary of the horror genre. May I introduce myself to fill that void and to simultaneously continue the witty alliterative naming scheme as Midwest Mark. Not every Midwest TV Guy likes the generic sitcom or flavor-of-the-season drama, so hopefully MWTVG’s loyal readership will appreciate perspective from an intrepid horror ...Click for More

Wednesday Night Final Ratings

October 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, October 17, 2012: Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions) 7:00 CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.8/8 10.43 ABC The Middle 2.5/8 8.39 CW Arrow 1.3/4 3.55 FOX Ben & Kate – R 1.2/4 3.46 NBC Animal Practice 1.1/3 3.85 7:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.9/6 6.53 NBC Guys With Kids 1.4/4 4.41 8:00 ABC Modern Family 4.7/12 12.28 CBS Criminal Minds 3.1/8 11.81 FOX The X Factor 2.3/6 6.34 NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.6/4 6.25 CW Supernatural 1.0/3 2.13 ...Click for More

Poll Questions

October 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

To our now 8 loyal followers, you may have noticed we added a polling feature to our site.  I started it off with a simple one as I just had watched NCIS and NCIS LOS ANGELES. Any good thoughts or questions you want/need answered? Send them along and if we like it we will get it up there.  Probably would like to try a new poll every ...Click for More

A Cleansing of the Palette

October 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

After subjecting myself to 2 BROKE GIRLS tonight, I had to go find some truly funny stuff to clear my brain of the horrors I witnessed. Here is some ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT to cleanse your palette: Some great Gob scenes: Tobias Funke, the world’s first analrapist: The Chicken Dance: David Cross Telling the Truth About Why the Show Was Cancelled: That ought to help out quite a bit.  Thank you ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT for showing the world real ...Click for More

FLASHPOINT, Just Stop Yourself

October 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

At some point in time, some director somewhere thought it would be creative to show 5 minutes of a scene and then flashback to 3 days earlier and start the story.  I cannot stand watching TV this way.  It makes me feel like I am having a stroke. This show was not bad, but every episode was shot in the above mentioned fashion.  I tried to stay with it even though I yelled at the TV every episode. To any director who is contemplating making an episode in this fashion, DON’T.  If the ...Click for More

Did You Hear That Ripping Sound?

October 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

That ripping sound you might have heard at around 11:30 central time today was the sound of the space time continuum being ripped apart.  What caused this universal level disaster?  ESPN. We found out today what would happen if an immovable object meets an unstoppable force.  It happened without warning today.  NASA’s best scientists were caught completely off guard and there was no warning given to humanity. Today, on ESPN’s SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN, Chris Berman introduced the ...Click for More
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