Daily Archives: June 21, 2013

Adaptation Reviews: The Shining


Today has been a big day for The Obsessive Viewer. First the podcast and now I’m introducing a new series of posts.

Adaptations & Remakes will be an ongoing feature where I take a movie or a book and compare it to its remake or adaptation (or sometimes, as you’ll see here, both). Each post will follow the same basic format. I’ll start by talking about the general plot then move onto the original work. Then, before I discuss the remake, I’ll share my thoughts on how I would adapt and/or remake it.

This being Stephen King Week, I would be remiss not to make The Shining my first Remakes & Adaptations subject. Stephen King’s terrifying novel about a family at the mercy of a haunted hotel spawned a horror movie classic and a miniseries King himself wrote. It’s a trifecta of terror and you can read my analysis of below.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 1 – Dawson’s Creek, Fringe and Politics in Television

So here we are, the very first episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!

“In the premiere episode, Matt and Tiny (joined by guest host Greg) discuss Dawson Leery’s hidden psychotic tendencies, John Noble’s brilliance on Fringe and the nature of politics in television. The guys are also faced with an impossible choice.”

Please bear with me as I work out the kinks of this podcasting thing. Below you’ll find the premiere episode. You can click the link to listen to the episode directly or simply right click and click “Save As” to download the podcast. I’ll get it onto iTunes soon and then hopefully things will run smoothly from there.

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