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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 67 – TV Bottle Episodes, Obvious Child, Roku 3 and Scream on TV

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OV67 – TV Bottle Episodes, Obvious Child, Roku 3 and Scream on TV

This week the guys take a look at the time honored television tradition that is the “Bottle Episode.” They share some of their favorites (and not so favorite) cost-cutting, self-contained television episodes.

In the potpourri section, Matt shares his thoughts on the movie Obvious Child, Tiny talks about his new Roku 3 and Mike tries to make sense of the latest Scream TV series news.

Also included in the episode is a promo for Papa’s Basement Podcast. Check the show out at http://inpapasbasement.com.

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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 35 – Pixar Movies, Lone Survivor and The Bling Ring

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This week we’re releasing a very special episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! Not only is this the first episode Tiny, Mike and myself recorded together in person, we also had our friend Rob on the show! Rob is young father, so we picked his brain on his perspective of the Pixar movies and how they are affecting his daughter’s early childhood. I hope you guys like it!

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OV’s 2013 Holiday Buying Guide – The Best Blu-Rays & DVDs for Every Obsessive Viewer

Well, the holiday season is upon us and the time to get your Christmas shopping done is rapidly dwindling. There’s a little over a week left until Christmas and if you are hard pressed to find the obsessive viewer in your life a Christmas gift this year, look no further.

Below you’ll find a list of some of the best Blu-Rays and DVDs you can get that will keep your loved one happy and busy into the new year.

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Mr. White and Detective Mackey: Two Anti-Heroes, Two Finales

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Now that Breaking Bad has ended and the dust has settled on the wave of articles, criticisms and adulation toward it, I feel compelled to write some thoughts. And it’s just in time for tomorrow’s final season and complete series blu-ray releases.

If you heard The Obsessive Viewer Podcast’s analysis of the finale, you would know that I had some slightly dissenting opinions about the end of Walter White and Heisenberg. Particularly, my opinion was rooted in his role as an anti-hero.

I wrote this while I was still comprehending the events of Breaking Bad’s final run of episodes. In the aftermath of Felina, I saw countless comparisons of the show to The Wire, which I firmly believe is in a class by itself in the television pantheon. What I saw surprisingly few of were comparison’s between Breaking Bad and The Shield. Below I recount how each series and each anti-hero’s final bow. Enjoy and don’t forget to follow me around the internet with the links below.

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The Week in TV: Sept. 29th – Oct. 5th, 2013

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Here’s this week’s installment of “The Obsessive Viewer’s Week in TV!” This week was a little light, compared to last week at least. A lot of that is due to the kick off of Shocktober and various other things. Still, I managed to watch the series finale of Breaking Bad, Family Guy’s season premiere and start a rewatch of Game of Thrones. Read on to see what kind of week I’ve had. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 19 – Bonus Ep – Breaking Bad – The Final Episodes Part 3

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Well, Breaking Bad is done forever and we at The Obsessive Viewer Podcast have finished our trilogy of bonus episodes dedicated to this great piece of television! Here you have our discussion of the series’ final two episodes, as well as some bonus discussions thrown into the mix. We hope you like it.

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Addressing the Allegations of Sexism in HBO’s The Newsroom

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I will be upfront here; I’m a bit out of my element with this post. I watched season 2 of The Newsroom in a vacuum, completely free from all internet chatter be it reviews or tweets. You can read my thoughts on the season itself in this week’s The Week in TV post. In this post, however, I would like to address something that surprised me.  Continue reading

The Week in TV: Sept. 22nd-28th, 2013

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Here’s this week’s installment of everyone’s favorite feature: “The Obsessive Viewer’s Week in TV!” This week was a big one. As far as new episodes, we had the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad, a plot building episode of Boardwalk Empire, plus the premieres of How I Met Your Mother, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Mindy Project.

In the Rewatches, Catch Ups and Independent Viewings category, I finally finished up season 2 of The Newsroom, made some great progress on the recently added to Netflix 2nd season of New Girl and an intensely timed rewatch of How I Met Your Mother’s 8th season.

I also decided against watching the Emmys and let my ridiculous new habit of weekly HBO blu-ray purchases get the better of me. Read on and let me know what you think. Continue reading

Belated Emmys Wrap Up

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I’m not big on award shows. I don’t like the self-congratulatory nature of them and I can’t stand the politics behind it. Having said that, I didn’t watch the Emmys. I thought about it, I even intended to watch them and livetweet them the next morning. But I didn’t bother. I’ll still share a few thoughts about them here, albeit several days later. Continue reading

The Week in TV: Sept. 15th-21st, 2013

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This is the time of year when I get bogged down with all the series I follow. Some shows fall by the wayside while others get picked up if word of mouth or marketing is strong enough.  Obviously I can’t devote a post every week (like with Bates Motel or Under the Dome) to every show I watch. So here’s a weekly series I’m going to try my best to work on as the fall TV season unfolds. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 16 – Bonus Ep – Breaking Bad – The Final Episodes Part 2

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“My name is ObsessiveViewer, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

But don’t actually despair, because we have a new, bonus episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast for you to listen to today!

This is Part 2 of our trilogy of Breaking Bad bonus episodes. The series is in its final run of episodes and we’re paying careful and thorough tribute to it. This episode covers the 3 most recent episodes of Breaking Bad (Rabid Dog, To’hajiilee and Ozymandias).

Check it out below and let us know what you think! We also want to know how you feel about Breaking Bad! Share your thoughts, memories and favorite moments in the form below and we’ll share it in the next episode!

And don’t forget to download our first Breaking Bad bonus episode!
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The Week in TV: Sept. 8th–14th, 2013

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This is the time of year when I get bogged down with all the series I follow. Some shows fall by the wayside while others get picked up if word of mouth or marketing is strong enough.  Obviously I can’t devote a post every week (like with Bates Motel or Under the Dome) to every show I watch. So here’s a new weekly series I’m going to try my best to work on as the fall TV season unfolds.

I’m already off to a semi-bad start considering this was meant to go up Sunday. But I’ll try my best in the future to post these when I intend them to be posted.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 12 – Bonus Ep – Breaking Bad – The Final Episodes Part 1

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This week we’ve released a special bonus episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!

UPDATE 9/18: Check out Part 2 of the Breaking Bad bonus episodes here!

To commemorate the final episodes of Breaking Bad, Tiny, Mike and myself have decided to record our discussions of each episode after they air. We’re releasing these recordings in 3 segment chunks. So this episode covers the first 3 episodes of the final season and in a few weeks we’ll release part 2 (which will cover episodes 4-6). Finally, the 3rd Breaking Bad bonus episode will cover the penultimate episode and the series finale.

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How the Mighty Have Fallen: Dexter On Its Last Lap, A Fan’s Lament [Obsessive Friends: Mike]

OBSESSIVE NOTE: My friend Mike is by far the biggest Dexter fan I know. As such, he has kindly offered to contribute his thoughts on the series’ past, present and increasingly limited future. You can follow him on Twitter at @IAmMikeWhite.

– Matt (@ObsessiveViewer)

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“The mask is slipping,” a line from a second season episode of Showtime’s long running mega-hit  Dexter, is forever tattooed on the side of my foot – a constant reminder of one of my favorite episodes in one of my favorite seasons of one of my favorite shows of all time, and now a reminder of how far the show has fallen. I got the tattoo (during Dexter’s fourth season) as, both an homage to a fantastic show, and a way to say that good things happen when we reveal to people who we really are; for better or worse. I also really liked Michael C. Hall’s reading of the line. But man, maybe Dexter should have left the mask on a little longer…

Dexter, now in the smack-dab middle of its final season, is truly limping toward the finish line. It’s ratings are still tops over at Showtime, but more people watching the show doesn’t mean that old fans are liking what they see, and the show is severely showing its age. Continue reading