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Yahoo Screen: Community – 601 – “Ladders” Review

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When Yahoo picked up Community, it seemed fitting that this weird little show would land in the most unlikely and random place. I hadn’t heard of Yahoo’s free video service, but I thought it was a smart marketing decision to pick up Community and boost Yahoo Screen’s numbers with one of sitcom television’s most outspoken and loyal fan bases.

Now the show’s 6th season (a milestone I honestly never thought the show would reach) is here. The first two episodes premiered today with new episodes made available each Tuesday. All of which are available on a free app from a site that gave me my first email address almost two decades ago. Continue reading

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

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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.

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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.

Runtime: 1:32:43

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 44 – Extended Potpourri 2 – True Detective, Cosmos and The Raid Redemption

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! We needed another topic-less episode while we work on next week’s episode. But don’t worry, this is a good one. I hope you enjoy it.

As always, check out PodcastLand.com for a very comprehensive collection of podcasts you can listen to. While you’re there, vote for us for Podcast of the Month! It would mean a lot to us.

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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

As always, check out PodcastLand.com for a very comprehensive collection of podcasts you can listen to. While you’re there, vote for us for Podcast of the Month! It would mean a lot to us.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 36 – Pickled Gallbladder: Inside Llewyn Davis, American Hustle and Mea Maxima Culpa

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After forcing to take a week off, here’s the latest ep of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! Unfortunately, this episode has some extreme audio issues! There’s a consistent chopping noise throughout the episode that I, unfortunately, couldn’t remove.

I decided to go ahead and post this because we took last week off and it didn’t feel right going two weeks in a row without a new episode. Plus, we had a really fun, laid back recording session. So I hope the audio problems aren’t too annoying. If they are, we’ll be back next week with a quality ep.

As always, check out PodcastLand.com for a very comprehensive collection of podcasts you can listen to. While you’re there, vote for us for Podcast of the Month! It would mean a lot to us.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 31 – Christmas on the Screen Part I – TV Edition (Fall 2013 Finale)

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Here’s a special Wednesday edition of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! This is the first part of our two-part Fall 2013 finale. It’s Christmas-time, so we decided to dedicate these episodes to Christmas themed movies and TV episodes/specials. Releasing today is the TV edition. Look for our movie episode on Friday.

As always, I hope you enjoy this episode and I hope you check out PodcastLand.com for a very comprehensive collection of podcasts you can listen to. While you’re there, vote for us for Podcast of the Month! It would mean a lot to us.

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Mike’s Trailer Tuesday: Community – Season 5 (2014)

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Air Date: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Yesterday NBC released a trailer for Season 5 of Community

It’s no secret that Community has had its fair share of struggles and controversy in the past. It’s never had impressive ratings (or average ratings for that matter,) there have been issues with cast members (notably Chevy Chase,) it lost its showrunner and creator at the end of the third season, and all of these issues culminated in a disappointing season 4. In fact, disappointing doesn’t really describe it well enough. So one can’t really be blamed for looking forward to Season five of Community with more than a bit of apprehension. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 22 – Halloween on TV, The Thing and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

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Our co-host Mike White got married last weekend! Send your congrats to him in the form of a Twitter follow!

This week on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast, we’re back for more gruesome Shocktober conversation. This week we discussed Halloween-themed TV episodes. It was a lot of fun and a little unique.

Since Mike was on the verge of getting married, we had limited time to record with him. We recorded what we could last weekend and then Tiny and I handled the potpourri segment sans Mike. Not to worry, Mike will be back next week and many more week’s to come.

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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.

We recorded this shortly after we recorded episode 8. I’m really excited for everyone to hear it. I hope you like it. Make sure you let us know what you think, what you’re watching and what you want us to watch. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 5 – FIRST CONTEST, Memorable Theater Experiences & Why We Love Movies

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast with Matt & Tiny! We recorded this in Tiny’s basement after I had worked all night and he had gotten an hour or two of sleep. So we were both tired and it didn’t help that it took us an hour to set up our new, cheap microphones.

But it was all worth it because I honestly think this is our best episode yet. It’s all about why we love movies as an art form and what it is about the movie theater that we love so much. As the title suggests, this episode also features the announcement for our FIRST EVER CONTEST! I’ve set up a page here, (up at the top) where you can submit your memorable movie theater stories to us. We’ll read the best ones, plug your site/podcast/project/general shout out.

Don’t forget, you can always send us questions, comments, topic suggestions, death threats etc. If there’s a movie or TV show you’d like to hear our take on, we’ll read your message on the podcast and let you know our thoughts.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the episode. Here are links to the two blogs I reference in the episode: Film Hipster & The Cinema Monster

Episode 5 – FIRST CONTEST, Memorable Theater Experiences & Why We Love Movies

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“Tiny and Matt discuss the best and worst of movie theater experiences and breakdown why they love movies. They also announce the FIRST EVER OBSESSIVE VIEWER CONTEST, pay tribute to Indianapolis legend Sammy Terry, lament the latest Community news and discuss the non-adaptation of World War Z! Memorable Theater Experiences: 11:13 Why We Love Movies: (Tiny) – 45:06 & (Matt) – 51:25

Enjoy. Feedback is very welcome and highly encouraged. You can reach me and Tiny on Twitter @ObsessiveViewer and @ObsessiveTiny. You can also find us on Facebook at The Obsessive Viewer. Contact us in the comments here or send us an email using the form below. 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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Television’s Most Annoying Characters

Over the last decade, there’s been a steady shift toward more cinematic storytelling on the small screen. TV has dug its heels into the consciousness of the viewer like it never has before. While the television medium has become a juggernaut of long-form storytelling, it is not without its cast of disposable, irritating characters.

Everyone has that one character they wouldn’t mind seeing buried alive on a beach, mauled to death by a female goat or drowned in a creek filled with tears of their own narcissistic self-pity. Below you’ll find some of the characters whose appearances will have me checking my twitter feed, updating my Facebook or biding my time contemplating why I would even watch a show with such an irritating character.

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