American Horror Story

American Horror Story Coven Review

January 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

The credits of the season finale of AMERICAN HORROR STORY – COVEN just rolled and I hate to admit that I am more than a little let down by the soft close that it floated to us at the end.  This was far-and-away the best season of AHS yet, which is saying a lot given how much I loved the first and second seasons.  While there wasn’t the level of false- and non-starts that Season 2’s Asylum had (aliens, monsters in woods, demonic posession), I got a distinct feeling of ...Click for More

The Walking Dead Scores ‘Freaky Good’ Ratings

November 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Perhaps you could say it… killed the competition.  Or maybe it walked away the winner?  Or how about this: a lot of people watched it.  There’s the cleverest headline of them all.  With an amazing 8.7 million adults tuning in this past Sunday, it won even up against the NFL. So let’s throw out a hypothetical here.  Where would this show be right now if it was actually good?  Not saying that THE WALKING DEAD is bad, it’s just unreliable.  This season is a marginal ...Click for More

American Horror Story – Coven Premiere Review

October 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

It must be October already, because AMERICAN HORROR STORY is finally back, this time under the guise of “COVEN”.  And I might say as far as first impressions go, this is both exactly what I needed and exactly what this show needed to stay relevant. When AHS first premiered three years ago, I would call it somewhat of an accidental hit, but you certainly can’t go wrong with a terrific cast, great story and genuinely frightening material.  As they moved from season 1 to season ...Click for More

Top Ten Fall Shows with Midwest Mark

September 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here at MWTVG, we’re all about consistency.  Do you like how our Two-a-Days feature evolved from a beautiful seed of an idea to spontaneous 4-a-Days, No-a-Days, actual 2-a-Days and now Top 10 lists?  If anything, we’re consistently inconsistent.  And that’s something, isn’t it? That’s what you get when three mildly overweight midwestern guys who drink a little too much decide to start blogging one day.  If there’s elegance in simplicity, we’re ...Click for More

Two-A-Days Fall Preview with Midwest Mark

August 27, 2013 // 2 Comments

To ‘piggyback’ off of the trend that MIDWEST MO launched this morning, I will start off in the most sensible place that any MIDWEST MARK can possibly start:  FX. What’s that you say?  This technically makes 4-a-days now?  Au contraire, you paltry naysayer… I’m my own man.  And MIDWEST MO doesn’t count anyway.  It’s so cute how he tries to write real articles every now and again.  Maybe I’ll try my hand at doing an AROUND THE WEB segment one ...Click for More

American Horror Story: Coven Premiere Date Set

August 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

I would be remiss if I posted about SONS OF ANARCHY and not my other seasonal favorite AMERICAN HORROR STORY.  As you are (probably) already aware, this year’s moniker is “Coven” centering around a group of witches in New Orleans.  It is sporting a killer cast and now it has an official premiere date:  October 9th. Additionally, the campaign of teaser trailers has officially begun with a bunch of haunting imagery but nothing of any real plot substance.  They are fun to ...Click for More

American Horror Story Casting Update

July 27, 2013 // 2 Comments

With production officially underway (as of last Tuesday) on the third season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, everybody has continued to be pretty tight-lipped on any sort of details surrounding story, plot, characters or really anything to do with the season minus the ominous “Coven” moniker.  Here’s what we know:  it’s about witches.  And New Orleans.  Anything else is a complete mystery. Luckily they are generous with casting details, as it was revealed today through a ...Click for More

3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Award Nominations are In!

May 22, 2013 // 9 Comments

The 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced today, and I am happy to say that many of my favorite shows were nominated for multiple awards.  Highlights are as follows, and full list of nominees within. Congratulations to HBO and FX with the most network nominations, at 21 and 19 respectively.  Also special congratulations to AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM for tying BIG BANG THEORY for the most nominations for a single show (at 6).  GAME OF THRONES was nominated for ...Click for More

American Horror Story Season 3 Theme Announced!

March 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Just announced over the weekend, Season 3 of AMERICAN HORROR STORY will be officially titled “Coven” and revolve around a group of witches.  Like I suspected (as well as most of you probably suspected too), it was also announced that at least some of the filming will take place in New Orleans. This news comes on the recent addition of KATHY BATES to the cast of mostly returning actors and actresses from the last two seasons.  Bates and JESSICA LANGE are meant to play opposite of ...Click for More

Kathy Bates Joins American Horror Story!

March 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

A little bit of early casting news coming from the folks behind AMERICAN HORROR STORY… in addition to all of the ‘regulars’ confirmed to return, add another dash of star power with KATHY BATES (MISERY, SIX FEET UNDER) joining as the ‘nemesis’ of JESSICA LANGE’S character. Now if we only had some clarity on what the plot involved.  My guess is some sort of zombie/voodoo New Orleans-based extravaganza.  I can also hope that their season 2 case of scope-creep ...Click for More

American Horror Story – Season Finale

January 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

And with that, we bid adieu to AMERICAN HORROR STORY until next season. Title of the episode:  Madness Ends or, American Horror Story:  Where Are They Now? While certainly not ending with the majorly satisfying ‘crunch’ of a twist brought by season 1, the finale of season 2 answered most questions about the fate of the characters and how they all intertwine with each other from the series premiere.  It still doesn’t answer my personal question of “why the hell are ...Click for More

American Horror Story – Continuum

January 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Just as things are starting to look positive for Kit, Grace, Lana and some of the other characters, we have this week’s episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY that screws it all up for them again. So this one opens up with one giant “what the hell” moment… Queue up a couple/few years after Kit, Grace and baby come home to find Kit’s wife and other baby on the couch.  They are living in some awkward polygamist threeway with Grace becoming more and more of a hippy ...Click for More

American Horror Story – Spilt Milk

January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

So my lofty hopes of LILY RABE and/or JAMES CROMWELL somehow coming back from a crispy grave were dashed on this week’s episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY.  With two of the biggest actors of the season out of the way, it makes more room for JOSEPH FIENNES and JESSICA LANGE to take their place driving the show. Which is fine, but not quite the same.  I still think that Sister Mary Eunice’s storyline was cut way too short and it could have gone right to the finale to make for a bigger ...Click for More

American Horror Story – The Name Game

January 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

Holy cow.  After a long and arduous few weeks of nothing to watch, some of my shows are finally starting to come back out of hibernation.  There is only so much SISTER WIVES, DANCE MOMS and REAL HOUSEWIVES a man can take before wanting to end it all.  Especially when I’m out of trim for my man-cave remodel, so I can’t even go in the other room to shut the door and do manly construction-related things.  I suppose I can just go in there and hit my thumb with the hammer a few times ...Click for More

American Horror Story – The Coat Hanger

December 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

What better way to celebrate spontaneous recovery from the stomach flu than to gorge myself on homemade chili??  We’ll see how that works in the longer term.  Meanwhile let’s get to it, shall we? As a quick aside, let me formally welcome MIDWEST MIKE back to the game… and the circle of MWTVG is now complete.  I know most of you were mourning his absence, but fear not… the disappearance and resurrection of MIDWEST MIKE has been fortold for centuries by prophets of old. ...Click for More
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