Arrow – Season 2 Premiere Review

October 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

If it looks like a turd, smells like a turd, feels like a turd and tastes like a turd, what does that make it?  It makes it the first season of ARROW.  It was hotly anticipated by me as well as a ton of DC fanboys but fell faster than Ironside on an escalator.  Was that an insensitive joke?  Fine, it fell faster than Oscar Pistorius forgetting to tie his calf-laces.  Wait, that’s the same kind of joke?  Well put up with it, because I got nothing else. DC never really seemed to have ...Click for More

Catching up on the Week Vol. 2

February 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

Damn real life.  Ideally I can someday get to the point where I can write professionally while sitting in an easy chair wearing a fancy robe sipping on coffee or mojitos or mojito-flavored coffee.  On second thought, that last part sounds awful.  Being able to deliver the latest and greatest news, reviews and insight on your favorite television shows?  Priceless. Hey, and while I’m on the topic, how about you like us on Facebook?  Or follow us on Twitter?  You won’t regret ...Click for More

Arrow – Burned

January 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

I have put off watching ARROW for three days now because I finally decided over the midseason break that I can easily live without it.  In fact, I decided to stop watching it all together.  For some reason I continue expecting it to magically improve.  Sometimes I even find myself thinking that it’s still my fault and that it’s me missing something about ARROW seeing as it remains generally popular in the ratings.  Has ARROW given me some twisted version of Stockholm Syndrome? ...Click for More

Arrow – Year’s End

December 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

After narrowly avoiding permanent brain damage by being forced to watch GREY’S ANATOMY with my wife, I’m going to gamble heavily by immediately following it up with the mid season finale of ARROW.  If I am reduced to a vegetative state and never able to post again, just know that I appreciate all twelve of you. An ARROW Christmas Special?  Bah humbug.  The most interesting thing that Oliver investigates is why the family doesn’t celebrate Christmas anymore.  Possibly ...Click for More

Arrow – Vendetta

December 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

The question that ran through my mind as I finally worked up the courage to press *play* on my DVR’d episode of ARROW… can it possibly be as bad as last episode???  I had vowed to myself several days prior that if I ever had to be witness to any show that was of the quality of last week’s ARROW I would probably just throw my TV away all together… it wouldn’t be worth watching anymore. Well happy to say it wasn’t a complete trainwreck disaster like the last ...Click for More

Arrow – Muse of Fire

November 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

A more fitting title might be “mess of garbage” as that is a near perfect description of this week’s ARROW.  Just as I was starting to sort of like the show, here comes this episode to throw it all away.  I’ll go so far as to say (without exaggeration) that this might have been one of the worst episodes of television I have ever watched. Why is MIDWEST MARK full of such vitriol?  Head inside to find ...Click for More

Arrow – Legacies

November 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Big news.  This week’s episode of ARROW was not bad, and was even better than last week’s episode which finally might be the turning point where I decide to like this show.  Ultimate judgement shall be reserved for a couple more weeks, just so I know that I’m not mistaking a fluke for a ...Click for More

Arrow – Damaged

November 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

Note:  The episode title refers to Oliver after his time on the island, not the storyline, script, special effects or actors.  I misunderstood that one too… But in all seriousness, this episode is a marked improvement on the previous episodes.  I won’t go so far as to say it was good, but it’s starting to do the right things.  Some of the plot points are starting to actually be intriguing, and the villian this time around is not so much of a crosseyed pushover that ...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

Arrow – An Innocent Man

November 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

This week in ARROW’S march towards mediocrity, Oliver Queen takes it upon himself to prove a convicted death row inmate innocent while he struggles to maintain a distinct lack of acting range.  Spoiler Alert:  He succeeds in freeing the prisoner, nails the talentless part and also succeeds in finally getting arrested for his 4-episode murder-a-thon.  He should have taken my advice… a hood is a terrible mask unless you really don’t want somebody to recognize the back of your ...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

Attention Grabbing Headline: Arrow is Still Lame!!

October 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

I find myself to be an easily forgiving person (read:  mildly masochistic) and ARROW was about to delete itself from my DVR.  Wanting so badly to bury the hatchet I decided to give it another go. Surprisingly enough, it was actually good.  For the first two minutes.  Until the very first line of non-narrated dialogue.  Noting a trend here, any period of 20 seconds or more without dialogue is where the show really shines before the soulless husks that call themselves “actors” take over ...Click for More

Supernatural – Bitten

October 26, 2012 // 3 Comments

Here at MWTVG, we are merely regular guys with simple needs… usually consisting of a remote control, a good show to watch, snacks, and relative silence.  So with my wife needing to take a final for her masters class last night, I had plenty of time to catch up on the previous night’s DVRing.  And just in time to conveniently slip out stage left when she said “can you turn on GREY’S ANATOMY?”  And just before I was about to start ARROW.  I claim total victory. ...Click for More

A Formal Apology…

October 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

I would like to issue a formal apology to the dedicated readers of MWTVG…  At risk of losing all credibility and journalistic integrity, I make the egregious error of completely dismissing a show  before actually watching it. After being let down by ARROW for a second (and possibly final) time, I happened upon my On Demand list where after sifting through the piles of comedic dreck I happened upon 666 PARK AVENUE. Extremely stupid name aside, first impressions are a bear and it was ...Click for More
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