It’s the premire of a new feature Bad Writer Showcase (we’re more than just movie reviews you know) where we will call out a screen writer when we feel they have royally screwed up a franchise or TV show.
We’re busy here at E-Mod 116 Online just like you. That mentality is the reason behind one of our iron clad rules “Movies and TV shows must be greatful, and respectful of your time and viewing. Not the other way around.” On January 14th, 2015 the “A Quarry Story” episode of The Middle broke this rule. The sole person to blame, the writter of episode, Ilana Wernick. So what did she do that was so wrong? Simple, she took 130 episodes of character development, shredded it, burned it, and flushed it down the toilet. This was was the most unpleasant and terrible 22 minuets of television we’ve ever seen. Mike screaming his head off at Sue who was bawling in tears over the reaction to a stupid sub plot that would never happen in real life. Sitcoms are designed to make you laugh and let you escape from reality, but this episode made Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, feel like an episode of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. This leads us to mentality of another rule we have “Everyone gets one disaster over looked.” (We’re looking at you Pixar on this rule when it comes to Toy Story 3.) Thanks to this terrible written, thought of, approved, and produced episode, The Middle used its one. That means if another episode of this piss poor quality airs, the series is automatically deleted from any future recordings on our DVR, in short… canceled (much like we did with Suburgatory, Dallas, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.)
On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 this episode got a 1.2 out of 5.9