American Horror Story

American Horror Story – Unholy Night

December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

It’s Christmas at the asylum!  AMERICAN HORROR STORY delivers what is quite possibly the strangest holiday special of all time.  Set to the soundtrack of creepy Christmas carols and starring Santa Claus, it was a pretty bold move and worked out pretty well. Not an awful lot of forward momentum on the plot, “Unholy Night” serves as a character exploration more than anything else and continues the LILY RABE, JAMES CROMWELL and JESSICA LANGE extravaganza. More ...Click for More

American Horror Story – Dark Cousin

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

This week’s recap of AMERICAN HORROR STORY is brought to you late by a severe lack of time and unfortunate backlog of television viewing. Enjoy! Dark Cousin was a fine episode that suffered a little bit more from its randomness than anything else.  Not quite up to par with the quality of the last one, it was still able to appropriately further the story and introduce a couple of intriguing elements. More ...Click for More

American Horror Story – The Origins of Monstrosity

November 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

AMERICAN HORROR STORY delivers what is easily the best episode of the season thus far managing to develop both the characters as well as the plot, truly allowing the actors to shine.  LILY RABE, ZACHARY QUINTO, JOSEPH FIENNES and JAMES CROMWELL absolutely own it, and pretty much redeem the entire season thus far. Synopsis and review ...Click for More

Quick Commentary on Cancellation…

November 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

During this time of sorrow as we mourn the loss of our beloved new shows, MIDWEST MO and MIDWEST MIKE are taking the news about LAST RESORT especially hard.  And admittedly, it’s difficult to see grown men cry.  Like seriously, it’s some major waterworks in our mid week staff meetings. The other major cancellation was one that I held dear, 666 PARK AVENUE.  But I’m not nearly as upset about this as my colleagues.  Actually, I never really anticipated the show to get into a ...Click for More

American Horror Story Renewed!

November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

As at least half of our readership uses MWTVG as their sole source of news, I would like to break to all six of you that FX has renewed AMERICAN HORROR STORY for a third full season of 13 episodes.  And, JESSICA LANGE is confirmed to return along with several other cast members.  I can only hope that LILY RABE, EVAN PETERS and JAMES CROMWELL are among those coming back. This is great news for fans of AMERICAN HORROR STORY when viewership is up by almost 20% from last season to an average of ...Click for More

American Horror Story – I am Anne Frank Pt. 2

November 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

I am Anne Frank Pt. 2 brings a guest director ALFONSO GOMEZ-REJON back from a couple of episodes in season 1, also working on GLEE and second unit work for ARGO and BABEL.  He does much more experimental/artsy stuff with the camerawork, employing a lot of closeups, camera filtered flashbacks and wide angle lenses.  Admittedly, the effect was hit-and-miss.  The first half of the episode was mostly ho-hum, but the second half delivered big time. Anne Frank ends up not really being Anne Frank, ...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

Supernatural – Southern Comfort

November 7, 2012 // 1 Comment

The DVR works overtime on any given Wednesday taping a wonderful group of shows that I need to somehow prioritize before my mild narcolepsy takes over and I wake up with the blue U-Verse screen burning into my big screen TV.  Both SUPERNATURAL and AMERICAN HORROR STORY are great choices, and I have decided to take on the burden of ARROW for the enrichment of MWTVG… My family also enjoys THE VOICE, and although MIDWEST MO is correct in saying that there are 19 singing shows at any given ...Click for More

American Horror Story – Nor’easter

November 1, 2012 // 1 Comment

ADAM LEVINE is either part cockroach or the great-great-great-great-(ish)grandson of Grigori Rasputin, because this fella just won’t die.  Now adding a half-dozen stab wounds and blunt force trauma to his dismembered arm, he still somehow performs a full-on take down of “Bloody Face”.  Yes, the guy that sings “Payphone” like a girl is pretty hardcore.  But, whoever said that “you can’t keep a good man down” obviously never tried bullets, ...Click for More

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Not every MWTVG despises Halloween, and in fact it is one of my favorite holidays overall.  I like the weather, I like the falling leaves, I like the smell of fires in the distance and I like dressing up like something crazy and running around with my kids as they go trick or treating.  And I like eating all the Milky Ways before anybody else can.  And it seems like I am one of the only adults that still likes wearing a costume… which is relatively unfortunate.  Whether unfortunate ...Click for More

Watch TV… Burn Calories??

October 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Disclaimer:  MWTVG claims no responsibility for the beer and/or chips spilled on your keyboard from reading the aforementioned headline. In all seriousness, I stumbled upon an article in The Guardian (because the only legitimate news source on this side of the pond anymore is found here) which cites a study done by scientists at The University of Westminster that essentially says you can burn calories by watching horror movies.  Any horror flick that has frequent “jump ...Click for More

American Horror Story – Tricks and Treats

October 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Clarifying a bit of the mishmash that was episode 1 of the new season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, episode 2 stood strong with character development and an EXORCIST-ish side story.  There’s still a lot going on with no less than ten storylines happening simultaneously but at least they minimized the alien abduction garbage and went down more traditional horror lines. Greatly to my chagrin, ADAM LEVINE was not completely dead yet.  For those of you who are anti-fans of Maroon 5 ...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

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
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