Episode 32: Supernatural Romance!

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I managed to get an episode up in a timely manner! And just in time for Valentine’s Day. On this episode, Dan and I discuss small screen romance… with a supernatural twist! Titles on tap are the 1971 remake of Death Takes a Holiday and the 1995 Lifetime Original Movie Deadly Love! Spoiler: They are awesome. Enjoy and remember to only speak of love!


Our next episode will be devoted to the lovely Kathleen Beller and we’ll be looking at No Place to Hide (1981) and Deadly Messages (1985). Remember to send feedback!


Episode 31 is Here! Snowbound Terror is Waiting for You!

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I can’t believe I got this online. My computer hates me… But we’re here with episode 31 and it’s all about winter-set scares as we discuss the classic Snowbeast (1977) and the not-a-classic-but-pretty-dang-fun Ski Lift to Death (aka Snowblind, 1979). So let’s hit the slopes!


We’ll be back so very soon with a new episode (recording either February 7th or 8th), and again, as we did last  year, we’ll only speak of love. But this time it’s supernatural love, as we watch and discuss Death Takes a Holiday (1971) and Deadly Love (1995). Send feedback!

Episode 30 is here! Male Strippers Galore!

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Thanks to a crazy schedule, a long term sickness, the holidays and other chicanery, our male strippers episode had to get in the back seat (ha!) for a while. But it’s edited (sorta) and ready for your ears. So now what was originally supposed to be episode 29 is episode 30, ya dig? There’s some popping in the background on this one, and issues overall with the general quality of the show. But I could spend forever tooling with this, so I finally bit the bullet and got it online. We’re discussing For Ladies Only (1981) and Ladykillers (1988) and some of it won’t make sense, some of it will. Be kind.


Episode 29: A Little Game… followed by a little game

Well, it’s that time of year again! And does anything say holidays like a kid with a shotgun… I thought so…

We welcome back Christmas television expert Joanna Wilson to discuss the 1971 (maybe) holiday thriller A Little Game, and then we play a little game ourselves. We had a great time recording (even though there was a crapload of technical issues), and we hope you enjoy listening! Thank you for making 2017 an incredible year for the gang at the Made for TV Mayhem Show and Happy Holidays!


We’re also super excited about next month’s episode, where we’ll keep it all snowy and winter fresh with Snowbeast (hooray!) and the awesomely titled Ski Lift to Death! You can watch Ski Lift under it’s aka Snowblind on Amazon Prime, but please be aware of the absolutely horrid quality of the transfer! But you know, if you can watch along and send feedback, we’ll be your best friends!

Happy Thanksgiving: Special Minisode!

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Happy Tofurkey day! Because I wasn’t able to get our next full episode online before the holidays, I thought I’d put together some old podcast TV trivia segments I created for the Movies About Girls Show. I grouped the segments by topic and decided to make the first one all about small screen actresses! Hope you enjoy! Please keep in mind that I was not great at this, and I talk a little fast and the sound isn’t perfect. Who am I kidding, it’s uncomfortably awkward. But my heart was there, and BOY did I research the stuffing out of these! I also ended with a little tribute to David Cassidy, whom we lost this week. We love you DC!


Episode 27: Plan a Halloween TV Movie Marathon!

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Just in time to celebrate the scariest day of the year, The Made for TV Mayhem Show returns, and we’ve turned the insane asylum over to the patients! We asked listeners to program their own Halloween TV movie marathon and we got a wonderful response back! Listen as we go through the lists and discuss the titles. And Dan, Nate and Amanda even picked out three telefilms each too! What a world!


Episode 26: The ABC Afterschool Special!

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We’re back with a back to school themed episode dedicated to the ABC Afterschool Special! We, as we are wont to do, made it a twofer, and chose two episodes starring one of our favorite actors, Lance Guest! The episodes we discuss are Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom, and Two Loves for Jenny (aka Between Two Loves)! And if that wasn’t enough to get you all excited about chalkboards and backpacks, I interviewed Lance Guest about working on this program, as well as some of his other small screen awesome. You can read that interview on my blog! Hooray, and a big thanks to Mr. Guest, who flashed a lot of that charm that made us all fall in love with him in the first place… oh, and he gave some great insight too! Enjoy the podcast and the interview!

By the way, the essay I was referencing at the beginning of this episode is titled Premature Adulthood: Alcoholic Moms and Teenage Adults in the ABC Afterschool Special by Amanda Keeler. Great stuff!


We’re gearing up to record again… next week (!)…(Wednesday, October 11 to be exact) because I’ll be out of the country at a conference dedicated to TV horror. Life is good, guys! But if you want details on the next episode, just click here. We’re looking for a lot of feedback. Be our friend.