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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 207 – Win It All (2017) & Extended Potpourri – New MST3K, Flashpoint, The Flash, Defiance Comedy’s Spaceship to Nowhere, Jack Reacher 2, and more

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OV207 – Win It All (2017) & Extended Potpourri – New MST3K, Flashpoint, The Flash, Defiance Comedy’s Spaceship to Nowhere, Jack Reacher 2, and more

In this week’s episode, we review the newly released Netflix/Joe Swanberg Jake Johnson movie, Win it All and then we get into another extended potpourri section. In potpourri, we discuss Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, MST3K: The Return, Flashpoint, Atlas Shrugged, Defiance Comedy’s Spaceship to Nowhere, and much more. Continue reading

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 149 – Making a Murderer – The Jinx, Best of Enemies, Pontypool, Absinthe, and The Thin Blue Line

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OV149 – Making a Murderer – The Jinx, Best of Enemies, Pontypool, Absinthe, and The Thin Blue Line

In this week’s episode, Tiny and I review and discuss the Netflix original documentary series Making a Murderer. We begin with a brief general review before we dive into a more spoiler-heavy discussion 16:10 into the episode. For Potpourri, I talk about The Jinx, Errol Morris’ The Thin Blue Line, Absinthe, and Pontypool while Tiny talks about the documentary Best of Enemies. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 133 – Sci-Fright Frenzy at the Artcraft, Netflix Picks (The Source Family and The Crow), The Walking Dead, and New Fall TV

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OV133 – Sci-Fright Frenzy at the Artcraft, Netflix Picks (The Source Family and The Crow), The Walking Dead, and New Fall TV

This week Tiny and I share our thoughts on a couple of random picks from our Netflix lists. Tiny’s pick was The Source Family, a documentary about a hippy cult in the ‘60s. My pick was The Crow, the notorious supernatural revenge movie.

For potpourri, Tiny talks up The Walking Dead premiere while I talk about some new Fall TV shows I sampled. Before all of that however, I gush about my experience at the Artcraft Theatre’s Sci-Fright Frenzy marathon in Franklin, Indiana. Continue reading

Finale Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 13 – “Chapter 26”

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“I think I’ve proven I’m not your typical Vice President.”

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Chapter 26

Well, here we are. We’ve reached the end of season 2 of House of Cards and the end of my episode-by-episode reviews. I hope you enjoyed going through this season of the show with me. It’s been fun (and a bit tedious at times, to be honest) to bring you reviews of every episode. But I did it for you and for the sake of the “country” of Netflix users. One nation, Underwood.

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 12 – “Chapter 25”

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“‘Cry havoc,’ said he who fought chaos with chaos, and let slip the dogs of war.” 

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 11 – “Chapter 24”

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“Lie after lie. First to a prosecutor, then to a president. I feel exposed, like the skin where my ring used to be.”

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Chapter 24

We’re coming up on the end of the season now and some of the bigger pieces are starting to fall into place. Doug is getting closer to relapsing while Frank lies to a prosecutor and further manipulates a fatigued President Walker. Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 10 – “Chapter 23”

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“It’s not beginning the story that I fear. It’s not knowing how it will end. Everyone is fair game now. Including me.”

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 9 – “Chapter 22”

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“The road to power is paved with hypocrisy…and casualties. Never regret.”

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Chapter 22

Chapter 22 (directed by Jodie Foster) takes the war between Frank and Tusk to personal levels. The Underwoods deal with scandal from an enemy unwilling to back down. Even when the couple deals with an aggressive offensive from Tusk, the billionaire still has more tricks up his sleeve. Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 8 – “Chapter 21”

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“Dogs are so predictable, aren’t they?”

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Chapter 21

Chapter 21 proves that House of Cards knows how to handle a bridge episode. Despite nothing truly substantial happening in this installment, the show still managed to create an engaging episode that promises to yield dividends in the coming episodes.  Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 7 – “Chapter 20”

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“Dismiss me or keep swinging, Mr. President.”

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Chapter 20

In this episode of House of Cards, Frank discovers who’s providing money to the Republicans for a scathing midterm election smear campaign. Meanwhile, Doug takes a trip to China and the Underwoods switch communications directors. Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 6 – “Chapter 19”

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“Any pugilist worth his salt knows when someone’s on the ropes, that’s when you throw a combination to the gut and a left hook to the jaw.”

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Chapter 19

Things are heating up as I get closer to the halfway point of my unnervingly slow trek through a show that’s by all accounts designed to be binge viewed. But I’m committed to analyzing each episode I watch before moving on to the next stellar marriage of writing, acting and directing.  Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 4 – “Chapter 17″

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“I know you think I’m fundamentally deceptive, but I am capable of a genuine complement.”

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 3 – “Chapter 16″

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“There are two types of vice presidents. Door mats and matadors. Which one do you think I intend to be?”

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TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2 – Episode 2 – “Chapter 15”

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“One heartbeat away from the Presidency and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.”

Chapter 15

I’m back with my second review of House of Cards season 2. In the second episode of the Netflix series’ sophomore season, Frank dips his feet in the presidential arena of power plays and deceit as he’s officially sworn in as VP. Meanwhile, Claire deals with something from her past resurfacing and Lucas (Sebastian Arcelus) looks into the truth on his own.  Continue reading

TV Review: House of Cards – Season 2, Episode 1 – “Chapter 14”

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Last year, in celebration of Netflix’s high-profile jump into original programming, I wrote a review of the first season of House of Cards. I loved it. It quickly became one of my favorite shows on television; a statement I find humorous considering it isn’t on conventional television.

As such, I have been very eagerly awaiting the February 14th premiere of season 2 of this groundbreaking political thriller. As a result of my eagerness, I’ve decided to review each episode of season 2 individually, as I view them. Continue reading