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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 69 – Guest TV Spots, Robin Williams Movies, TMNT and More Sound Issues



OV69 – Guest TV Spots, Robin Williams Movies, TMNT and More Sound Issues

This week, we discuss TV Guest Spots. We start off running the gamut of some of Friends’ most memorable guest stars and from there we keep pretty close to the sitcom genre for the most part.

For Potpourri, we talk about some of Robin Williams’ performances we’ve revisited over the last week. We discuss TMNT and differ on Nebraska.

We had sound issues again this week! I apologize and hope it isn’t too distracting.

Runtime: 1:44:45 

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 61 – Obsessive Viewer One Year Anniversary Special



OV61 – Obsessive Viewer One Year Anniversary Special

The guys reflect on the first year of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. They share NEVER BEFORE HEARD behind the scenes stories about the making of the podcast and the trials and tribulations the trio faced in the first year.

How was Matt able to buy all the equipment at once? Want to hear about how Matt got dumped in the middle of recording? How did Mike join the show? What did we do when Tiny’s audio messed up in one episode? Secrets will be revealed, questions will be answered!

Runtime: 1:09:15

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 39 – TV and Tangents with Tank, OV Archives

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! I’m fighting either the flu of food poisoning to get this to you guys. Mike and Tiny couldn’t record this week, so I had a nice solo chat with Tank, the cohost of one of my favorite movie podcasts, about TV and the entertainment industry.

Then I grabbed some never-before-released clips from the OV Archives to

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 13 – Sitcoms 2, Pain and Gain, Kick-Ass 2

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Earlier this week, I posted a bonus Breaking Bad episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!

Since not everyone watches Breaking Bad, I’m also keeping with our normal release schedule. So here is episode 13! In it, we discuss Sitcoms again and get into a few discussions about what we’ve been watching.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 6 – Pacific Rim, 2013 Emmy Nominations and Cartoon Immortality

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast with Matt & Tiny. This was a lot of fun to record. We had my friend Mike on as a guest. I’ve been friends with both Mike and Tiny for a long time and this is the first time they’ve ever interacted with each other. So it was definitely fun to record. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer’s Favorite Pilot Episodes

Pilots are interesting beasts in the television world. They’re used to convince a studio to shell out more money for more episodes. In order to do that, a pilot needs to succeed on several more fronts of storytelling than any other single episode. A pilot needs to introduce the major characters of a series in an engaging, often standalone, story that will leave the audience clamoring for more.

Furthermore, a good pilot needs to rely on a strong cast to build a rapport in a short period of time. Writers working on pilots also have to gauge possible long-term onscreen relationships completely blind of actors’ chemistry. Because of these factors, I live by one steadfast television-viewing rule:

Never judge a show by its pilot.

But some series have such strong pilot episodes that you can and should judge them on the pilots. And so, here I have compiled a list of some of my favorite pilot episodes. They aren’t necessarily my favorite shows ever, and they aren’t exactly the best episodes of said shows. These episodes are just the most engaging series-starters that I’ve seen. They also introduce the characters and story arcs in a highly satisfying way.

You can click the episode titles in the list to buy them digitally on Amazon.

So enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think of my choices in the comment section. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @ObsessiveViewer and like the blog on Facebook.
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Streaming Sunday: Tommy Boy (1995)


I lost track of time yesterday and didn’t get a chance to post my Streaming Saturday recommendation. Honestly, the reason is because I’ve been so consumed with the new season of Arrested Development to stream anything new. Okay, that’s not the full truth. I’ve also been watching Dawson’s Creek. That’s beside the point, though.

This week I picked Tommy Boy. It’s really hard to believe this movie is almost 20 years old now. I caught most of it a few weekend’s ago and, like the millions of times I’ve seen it before, it holds up very well. Chris Farley and David Spade made such a strong comedy duo in the 90s. The less popular semi follow-up, Black Sheep was also a great display of comedic chemistry.

Tommy Boy is a great road trip movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can correct this injustice by streaming it on Netflix or buying it on DVD or Blu-Ray.

Streaming Saturday: Arrested Development (2003-2006, 2013-present)


With the long-awaited arrival of season 4 hitting Netflix mere hours from now, I had to make Arrested Development this week’s Streaming Saturday recommendation. Continue reading

How Netflix Could Revolutionize the Way Television Works


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After cornering the home video rental market and all but slaying former rental juggernaut Blockbuster, it seems Netflix has now set its sights on the television industry. With the highly publicized release of House of Cards, the first original television series developed by Netflix, the king of on-demand streaming has introduced itself as an original content provider. And the ripples will be felt for years to come. Netflix could potentially lead the charge in changing the way television works.
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