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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 179 – Bonus Ep – SDCC 2016 Trailers and Announcements (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

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OV179 – Bonus Ep – SDCC 2016 Trailers and Announcements (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

In this bonus episode of the podcast, Matt and guest Robert Fekkes discuss the various trailers and announcements unveiled at San Diego Comic Con 2016. Continue reading

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 112 – TV Second Seasons and Our 2-Year Podcast Anniversary

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OV112 – TV Second Seasons and Our 2-Year Podcast Anniversary

This week Tiny and I celebrate the two-year anniversary of the podcast with a discussion about our favorite “second seasons” of TV. We talk about The Office, The Wire, Lost, Breaking Bad and more. In lieu of potpourri, we reminisce on our 2nd year as podcasters.

In the episode, I incorrectly name October 5th as Back to the Future Day. It’s October 21st. I’m ashamed and deserve to have my car covered in manure. Continue reading

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 51 – Guilty Pleasure TV, Need for Speed, Kill Your Darlings and The Americans

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OV51 – Guilty Pleasure TV, Need for Speed, Kill Your Darlings and The Americans

This episode was recorded March 25th. The guys share some of their Guilty Pleasure TV shows. Shows discussed include a bevy of “reality” series as well as the likes of pro wrestling, Prison Break and Glee.

For Potpourri, the guys talk about Need For Speed, Oblivion, the trailer for God’s Not Dead, Kill Your Darlings and more.

There’s also a surprise appearance by Mike’s brother Kevin in a “deleted scene” from OV43, the Guilty Pleasure Movies episode.

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Finale Review: The Walking Dead – 416 – “A”

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Last Sunday night, The Walking Dead concluded its fourth season with a finale that was a marked improvement over last season’s lackluster conclusion and overall better than some of the dull episodes we were subjected to throughout the season.

The Walking Dead is a show that above all else is about inconsistencies in the quality of the writing. For me, every great episode comes at the price of two or three dull, disjointed episodes. Sunday’s finale, simply titled “A”, was something of a marriage between the disjointed and the stellar writing techniques of the series.

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TV Review: Bates Motel – 203 – “Caleb”

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Television has long had a tradition of “water cooler moments.” They’re scenes or whole episodes where some big game changer happens and the audience is left in such a state of awe, they immediately discuss it at the water cooler at work the next day.

Even though DVR and Netflix, not to mention Internet communities and social media, have significantly decreased the prominence of “water cooler” discussions, television storytelling still has its share of shocking and twisted moments for the fans to go crazy about.

This week’s episode of Bates Motel delivered one such shock and I was not expecting it. Read on for my breakdown of season 2, episode 3: Caleb.

And make sure you check out my hub of Bates Motel content.

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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 Week in TV: Oct. 6th-12th, 2013

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Yikes. I did not watch hardly any TV this week. This is highly unusual for me. I should explain that I had a very busy week and Shocktober viewings took precedence over television. As a result, I watched three things. Read my thoughts below and prepare yourselves for a much longer entry next weekend seeing as I will have plenty of catching up to do this week. Continue reading

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 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad

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Here’s episode 2 of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast!

Episode 3 – History on the Screen, Cloud Atlas and Breaking Bad

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“In honor of this week’s July 4th holiday, Tiny and Matt discuss the good, the bad and the inaccurate when it comes to (mostly American) historical movies and television shows. Tiny also champions a potential return to form for the Wachowskis and Matt talks up low budget sci-fi and his rewatch of Breaking Bad.”

Want to skip ahead to our main topic? We discuss History on the Screen 11mins, 43secs into the episode.

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The Office – My Top Ten Favorite Episodes

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In honor of tonight’s series finale (and inspired by The Cinema Monster’s post last week) I figured it would be a good idea to countdown my top 10 favorite episodes of The Office.

Like a majority of viewers, I’ve had my problems with the series in its post-Carell years. Sometimes it feels like I’m watching the show out of an obligation. But there’s something to be said for never having given up on it. I picked up the show between seasons 2 and 3 and, tonight, I’m watching the final episode. It’s a bittersweet moment.

For a long time I feel like the show should have ended a couple seasons ago. Now that it’s finally going off the air, I don’t know that I’m ready for it. But it’s time to say goodbye to Scranton. And what better way to say goodbye to The Office than by remembering its finest moments? Continue reading

How Facebook Ruined Your HIMYM Finale…

I’m hastily writing this at 2am after having just watched the How I Met Your Mother season 8 finale. I wrote about HIMYM not too long ago, so I wasn’t really planning on writing a postseason wrap up of it. But some interesting things happened tonight, both on and off the screen, and I feel like commenting on it. (SPOILERS AHEAD)… Continue reading

TV Backlog: How I Met Your Mother (Where will it go from here?)

I’ve been behind on all the TV shows I watch, which is why I’ve been blogging mostly about movies. But now I’m getting through my backlog and I have a lot to say. First up, How I Met Your Mother. (Contains spoilers up to S08E18 – Weekend at Barney’s)
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Hello. I’m the Obsessive Viewer. Welcome.

I decided to start this blog because more and more people are embracing an addiction to screens and with far more viewing options than we’ve ever had before, it’s really easy to get a fix.

We’re living in a time where the entertainment industry is competing with rapidly evolving technology to deliver content as conveniently as possible. People are watching Boardwalk Empire on tablets on the commute to work. They’re watching The Avengers while jogging on the treadmill and streaming Netflix on their lunch break.

We are no longer shackled by arbitrary schedules and show times. And the amount of content at our fingertips is extraordinarily overwhelming.

So allow me to use this blog to be your enabler. My goal is to help feed your addiction with thoughts, recommendations and general discussions about entertainment news and the various movies and TV shows I’m consuming at any given time.

Don’t be afraid to join the discussion and be sure to follow me on my various social media pages. The links can be found in the About the Blog  section of the menu at the top. I’ll get all the links put up soon.