This week’s episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast has finally been posted. Our special guest Mike returns once again as we discuss sitcoms. We spent a solid hour talking up sitcoms and could have easily spent a couple more talking up the genre. Don’t be surprised if we have two or three more sitcom themed episodes in the near future.
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Today has been a big day for The Obsessive Viewer. First the podcast and now I’m introducing a new series of posts.
Adaptations & Remakes will be an ongoing feature where I take a movie or a book and compare it to its remake or adaptation (or sometimes, as you’ll see here, both). Each post will follow the same basic format. I’ll start by talking about the general plot then move onto the original work. Then, before I discuss the remake, I’ll share my thoughts on how I would adapt and/or remake it.
This being Stephen King Week, I would be remiss not to make The Shining my first Remakes & Adaptations subject. Stephen King’s terrifying novel about a family at the mercy of a haunted hotel spawned a horror movie classic and a miniseries King himself wrote. It’s a trifecta of terror and you can read my analysis of below.
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