TV Trash is an internet review show that started in 2010. Hosted by Chris Moore (a.k.a. The Rowdy Reviewer), the show takes a stab at some of the worst TV shows imaginable (e.g. Heil Honey, I'm Home!, Battlestar Galactica 1980, the Battle Toads short-lived TV series). The show also takes on the worst episodes of his favorite TV series. (Such as "Spock'sBrain" and the entire sixth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer)The show began on YouTube in February 2010, with Stripperella being the first show he reviewed, followed by Veronica Mars, My Mother the Car, and Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. For the first year of the show's existence, it was stuck in obscurity, with Rowdy bravely continuing on with the project despite few viewers. In the middle of 2011, he saw an increase in popularity. Perhaps most notable is how, until October 2012, he did not rely off of giant review sites like That Guy with the Glasses or Reviewtopia to help boost his fanbase. He did it all himself, using his own self-funded website. On October 24th, 2012, he announced that he would join Reviewers Unknown. His 4th episode was the first to be posted on Blip.tv, and all episodes were posted on there until the Summer of 2014, when he became the victim of a purge at Blip that claimed several other reviewers.Rowdy also has an ongoing The Legend of Zelda review project attempting to review all of the Zelda games in the series. It's all to celebrate the series' quarter century anniversary. In 2013, he started another retrospective series on the Ninja Turtles animated series. In addition, he hosts two other shows: "The Wrestling Mark," a kayfabe wrestling news show, and "The PO'd Pizza Guy", which revolves around an angry delivery guy giving advice to his customers... in a not so nice way.In addition to reviewing bad shows, he has two segments called TV Treasures, where he reviews forgotten gems such as Jack-of-All-Trades, Police Squad!, and Laff-A-Lympics; and TV Timeline, where he takes a look at the television adaptations of various franchises.He also appeared in The Cartoon Hero's review of the Ctrl+Alt+DelAnimated Adaptation.You can watch his videos here.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: During the South Park review, after declaring "Stanley's Cup" as the worst episode for its third act, he says that the Red Wings wouldn't play such a goon squad game against 4-year-olds because hockey players are nice guys...
"And just because I feel like driving another point home, no Red Wings player would wear #9 because they retired it for Gordie Howe!"
His biggest problem with Seth MacFarlane is not that is preachy or says Walt Disney was an Anti-Semite, but because he's not funny.
Artistic License - Geography: After a character in Home Alone 5 says "Will you look at that snow? Never got that in California", he cues up a picture of a snowy scene in Fresno and says, "That's Hollywood for you, thinking that California doesn't go any farther north than Bakersfield."
Author Appeal: He appears to be a big fan of Peanuts, even though he hates Lucy and finds many of the animated specials bad.
Badass: He announced he's reviewing South Park, a show with a huge fanbase, cementing his status as this.
And this was after ripping apart the very popular series The Boondocks!
Batter Up: He has frequently threatened the creators of works he dislikes with baseball bats.
Peppermint Patty: You should've seen it. Freddie Fabulous from Fremont and the Masked Marvel got all tangled in the last ten yards. Wow, what a mess!
Rowdy: Yeah, I think we would've liked to have seen that too. (coughs out "Show, Don't Tell")
Critical Research Failure:invoked He points out an example in Shasta McNasty in that the characters are stealing a satellite signal to watch a Notre Dame football game, even though Notre Dame games air on NBC for free.
The DVD he stares at after he's done reviewing Glee 's 4th season was that of Ren and Stimpy 's Adult Party Cartoon, which was the 4th anniversary milestone.
Furry Fandom: When reviewing Animalympics, he finds himself deeply tempted: "Must... resist... furry jokes!" Ultimately, only his strong standards prevent the review from lasting several hours of same.
Get a Room!: At one point in the Animalympics review, he makes this suggestion to Kit and René.
Guilty Pleasures: In his opinion, It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown, just because of how catchy the tunes are, and how much fun everyone seems to have.
He also cites that, for how much Ally McBeal has aged, the show is still very enjoyable.
Surprisingly, even Hannah Montana. He admits that it can be stupid at times, and he spends nearly half the episode pointing out Fridge Logicinvoked with Hannah's Secret Identity, but he still thinks that it's harmless fun.
V.I.P., which he calls out as stupid and cheap, but still enjoys just the same.
In the Shasta McNasty review, he says that implying that the show jumped the shark midway through its lone season (when it was renamed just Shasta) is an insult to Fonzie and the shark.
Jerk Sue:invoked Rowdy sees the title character of Gary the Rat as this: "Gary's a jerk, he's better than everyone else, he cheats to get his way, and he always comes out on top with no remorse or retribution. He's the freaking Barry Bonds of cartoons!"
Joisey: Malicia is sent here by Jeannie, who considers it a "Far away, desolate place!"
Keep Circulating the Tapes:invoked Rowdy mentions that it's insane how most older E! shows can't be easily found on the internet, but some people have directed him towards links to episodes of the short-lived NBC sitcom Emeril!
It's also invoked in "Top 10 Worst Commercials", in which the infamous HeadOn commercial gives him bad memories of a NicoDerm radio ad that's hard to find, but simply was just the words "NicoDerm, it's a patch!" repeated over and over again. He says that some DJs warned people when the ad was going to play, because it was that bad.
Again in the Allen Gregory review, where he points out the romance between the 7-year-old title character and his 70-year-old principal.
Noodle Incident: Whatever happened when he snuck into the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. All we know is that it cost him his passport, delayed the Baby Blues review by two days, and there might be embarrassing pictures of him with Hope Solo...
Rage Quit: He usually manages to get through whatever he has to review, no matter how bad it is or angry it makes him, but Allen Gregory forces him to give up after 4 episodes after it makes him apologize for three previous reviews.
Take That: Primarily toward Football (which he considers too harsh), Veronica Mars (he did a review of it), and NBC (which caused ALF to be Screwed by the Network out of a conclusion, which angered Chris so much, he refuses to watch NBC.)
In Denver the Last Dinosaur, regarding a plot where the villains get on a game show, but their attempts to cheat by having answers piped into them via a wizard hat are thwarted, leading to them giving hilariously incorrect answers: "And yet they still came off as smarter than half the contestants I've seen on Wheel of Fortune."
He also states that ultimately, compared to Saban's other shows, Masked Rider was just given a terrible treatment by the production staff.
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:invoked He admits that, while Baby Blues does have its high points — in particular, he finds The Bittermans relatively funny and some of the writing creative — he still considers it an awful adaptation of the source material for how little it has in common as far as characterization, tone, and plot. In his opinion, it would've been quite good had they just replaced the MacPhersons with another family and called it something else.
Unintentionally Sympathetic:invoked His opinion of Irving, who he mentioned that while being portrayed as someone who's not there for Cathy, he mentions what he has given up to support their relationship.
What the Hell, Hero?: Pretty much the entire "Veronica Mars" review has him do this to the main character being made out to be a hero while she willing to things like steal evidence just to make get back at people.
He also gives one to anyone who wishes death on The Scrappy characters and the creators of Family Guy for how poorly they handled Brian's death.
Wham Episode: "The REAL Reality TV Review". Reviewing all of those reality shows pushed Rowdy over the edge. In actuality, he was taken over by Murky, a being unwittingly released by Professor Stupidiot.
Wham Line: During his fight with Malicia when she tries to use Jeannie to kill him, he responds "I freed Jeannie years ago". Cue Oh Crap look on her face.
You Keep Using That Word: A few episodes have him using "cop-out" as a synonym for "rip-off". Acknowledged in his "5 More Frak-Ups" video.
The PO'd Pizza Guy gives examples of these tropes: