The Midseason Blues

Damn.

Just when I was getting perfectly accustomed to my daily television routine, the TV deities pull their invisible puppet strings and yank away every show that I hold dear.  I already knew that THE WALKING DEAD was on hiatus, but I was pretty excited to sit down and see the next episode of 666 PARK AVENUE which I did not know was on hiatus.  Whatever is a Midwest TV Guy to do?

Instead of wallowing in my self-pity, I formulated a step-by-step plan to combat the midseason blues, and I will now share it with each and every one of the 3 or 4 people that routinely read my posts:

Step 1:  Catch up on MIDWEST MIKE’S recent posts…  um… well… on to step two, I suppose.

Step 2:  Catch up on some neglected movies.  I realize that this isn’t ‘Midwest Movie Dudes’ but throw me a bone here.  I picked up PARANORMAN which ended up being a pretty good family movie.  A tad bit of needless vulgarity, but nothing that my 9-year-old daughter (and my virgin ears) couldn’t handle.  It’s a stop motion flick from LAKIA Films, the same people that did CORALINE (which is a terrific movie btw).  And it is truly amazing to see the sheer scale of work it takes to put one of these together.  While it doesn’t quite loft itself to CORALINE heights, it stands just fine on its own.

Step 3:  Pick up some new shows.  I still have yet to continue JUSTIFIED which will probably be continued starting tomorrow night.  My HEROES seasons are still on the shelf as well as everything waiting on my OnDemand.  If anybody has suggestions, please do share!!

Step 4:  Moderately shift viewing standards.  A couple of my other favorite shows came back on, including STORAGE WARS and AX MEN.  They are both filed under the “silly reality show” catagory, but still entertaining.

Step 5:  Suck it up and watch some shows my wife watches.  GREY’S ANATOMY!  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES of XYZ!  SISTER WIVES!  REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES SOMETHING-SOMETHING!!  LIFETIME CHANNEL!!!

In retrospect, let’s scratch Step 5.  I’m not that desperate.  Yet.