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A binge-friendly community podcast for television overachievers Join Ximena, a self-professed television overachiever, and a revolving door of guests, in discovering and re-discovering all the great television you may have missed or forgotten about. One season and one week at a time.

A binge-friendly community podcast for television overachievers Join Ximena, a self-professed television overachiever, and a revolving door of guests, in discovering and re-discovering all the great television you may have missed or forgotten about. One season and one week at a time.

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United States

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A binge-friendly community podcast for television overachievers Join Ximena, a self-professed television overachiever, and a revolving door of guests, in discovering and re-discovering all the great television you may have missed or forgotten about. One season and one week at a time.

Language:

English

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3057994855


Episodes

The Wire - Season 4, Episodes 1-6

3/9/2018
We made it to Season 4! This week, we come back from a week-long break to the joys/heartbreaks of Tilghman Middle School, the domestication of McNulty, and the rise of Marlo Stanfield and Tommy Carcetti (no relation). Ximena's Rating: 9.5/10 Scene of the Season: Snoop Buys A Nailgun Share your thoughts and ask your questions via social media @tbsynspodcast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join the conversation in our Forums! Find time stamps, infographics, and extra Wire-related...

Duration:01:59:50

The Wire - Season 3, Episodes 7-12

2/22/2018
In the perfect string of episodes that close out "The Wire" Season 3, the dream of separating violence and business in the war on drugs finally becomes a reality and finds a new set of problems. We discuss the end (?) of the Barksdale era, a fresh start (?) for McNulty, and why the "Politics/Hamsterdam Season" was secretly just the "Police-Don't-Police-Enough Season". Ximena's Rating: 10/10 Scene of the "Season": Omar and Mouzone Corner Stringer Bell Checkout our "The Wire" Season 3...

Duration:01:36:44

The Wire - Season 3, Episodes 1-6

2/13/2018
This week: Welcome to Hamsterdam! Meet Marlo, Colvin, Councilman Carcetti, and Cutty (and say that three times fast!). While you're at it, sit in on the "New Day Co-Op" meetings, the City Council Meetings, and the COMSTAT meetings. Is String a bonafide genius? Who are the good guys again? And does Ximena have testosterone poisoning? Ximena's Rating: 9/10 Scene of the "Season": "I'm just a gangster, I suppose." Share your thoughts and ask your questions via social media @tbsynspodcast on...

Duration:01:44:21

The Wire - Season 2, Episodes 7-12

2/7/2018
Good riddance, Ziggy! Other than that though, I mostly defend the oft criticized second season of 'The Wire'. This week, less McNulty, less Daniels, and a lot of Sobotkas. But that's okay because Frank Sobotka was the white Omar. Why? Listen in and find out. Also: What cops and dockworkers have in common + more than you ever wanted to know about why the Baltimore docks were in such bad shape on 'The Wire'. Ximena's Rating: 9/10 Scene of the "Season": Ziggy Cries to Frank [Check Out Our...

Duration:01:17:51

The Wire - Season 2, Episodes 1-6

1/30/2018
This week I discuss the first half of the second (and oft criticized) "Port" season" of "The Wire". It's a new case (or two) and new characters, but always Baltimore. On this episode I talk about what's wrong, what's right, and what's questionable in a series about America and the problematic American dream. What does David Simon have in common with F Scott Fitzgerald? And why does the series struggle with its own masculinity? Where are all the women? Ximena's Rating: 8/10 Scene of the...

Duration:01:44:50

The Wire - Season 1, Episodes 7-13

1/23/2018
On our second episode of the Wire bingefest, my oldest friend, Bruno Mori joins us for some drooling over this masterpiece. Beware: We've been watching TV together since grade school so we just agree with each other on everything (except for which aspect ratio is better to watch The Wire on -- the original 4:3 or the HD 16:9). Ximena's Rating: 9.5/10 Bruno's Rating: 9/10 [TBSYNS Exclusive: Interactive (Spoiler-Free) The Wire Infographic] Scene of the "Season": That Wallace Scene Share...

Duration:01:46:46

The Wire - Season 1, Episodes 1-6

1/16/2018
We kick off our second binge cycle with acclaimed would-be-cop-drama, "The Wire", and discuss the first half of it's opening season. Keeping Up with the Barksdales isn't easy, but damn if these Baltimore City Detectives (and Omar) aren't going to try, despite each institutional road block in their way. Ximena's Rating: 9/10 [TBSYNS Exclusive: Interactive (Spoiler-Free) The Wire Infographic] Scene of the "Season": Bunk, McNulty and the 'F*ck Scene' Share your thoughts and ask your...

Duration:01:46:11

Announcement: And the second winner is...

1/9/2018
Find out what acclaimed series you can expect to hear about for the next several weeks on the podcast. Ximena announces the winner of the second binge cycle vote! You'll hear fun facts and backstory on the series, find out where you can binge it, and get the scoop on what episodes to watch in time for next week's podcast... way down in the hole. Visit the Show Notes for a full transcript of the episode and some cool links and videos about the new binge pick! What did you think? Are you...

Duration:00:09:30

Oz - Season 6 (and Closing Thoughts)

1/9/2018
In the final installment to our Oz binge, Ximena discusses what the show's weakest season (6) reveals about the triumphs and failures of the series as a whole. What did we learn from the cutaway monologues? What characters did we care about and how do you care for bad guys? How has television grown since Oz? Ximena's Rating: 5.5 An separate podcast episode announcing the winner of the second binge cycle will be released shortly after this one, so keep an eye out for it. For extra stuff,...

Duration:02:02:05

Oz - Season 5

1/3/2018
In it's penultimate season, Oz takes a significant dip but still packs some punches. Beecher and Keller are reunited. Said goes even wilder. And Oz does a musical episode that will make you smile. Ximena's Rating: 7/10 We officially open the voting polls for our next binge! It's Cycle 2 and you get to vote (twice!) on what you want the next show we binge on the podcast to be. Put in your two cents over on The Ballot Box at our Forums. For extra stuff, like an awesome Oz Season 5...

Duration:01:48:09

Oz - Season 4, Part 2

12/19/2017
Despite a some (usual) over-the-topness, we get another great another great chunk of television in the closing half of Oz Season 4! Beecher's arc sets the stage for great TV to come, and Said confirms what I've been saying all along: Adebisi tried to kill himself. Ximena's Rating: 9/10 We're taking a Christimas break, so I'll see everyone back on January 2nd for an Oz Season 5 episode! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Time Stamps 4:30 -- A Classic Trope to kick off the season, "The Documentary...

Duration:01:30:32

Oz - Season 4, Part 1

12/12/2017
On this week's episode, Ximena finally gives out a 10/10 rating to an Oz season, and has a possibly controversial theory about Adebisi's final scene. Ximena's Rating: 10/10 For extra stuff, like an awesome Oz Season 4 infographic we made for you, visit the detailed Show Notes for this episode on our site. Announcement: Remember that next week we'll be watching Oz Season 4, Part 2 (Episodes 9-10). Time Stamps: 04:00 -- What sets this season of Oz apart from the ones before it? Building...

Duration:01:44:01

Oz - Season 3

12/5/2017
This week on the rewatch, Ximena discusses the missteps and reedemable highs of Oz's third season. In particular McManus' sexual harassment suit, Beecher's villainous arc, Said befriending white people, and what in the world Adebisi wants. Ximena's Rating: 8/10 For extra stuff, like an awesome Oz Season 3 infographic we made for you, visit the detailed Show Notes for this episode on our site. Announcement: We will be splitting up Oz season 4 into two weeks since the season itself was...

Duration:01:37:11

Oz - Season 2

11/28/2017
This week, actor and Oz superfan, Alain Gerard, joins Ximena for all things Oz Season 2. We discuss the twisted interpretations of the word "love", the acting chops of the AllState Mayhem guy, and passing the Bechdel test on an all-male prison drama. Also, we make at least six "Lost" connections, and contemplate using "I refuse your pardon" anytime someone says they're sorry. Ximena's Rating: 9/10 And for extra stuff, like a ridiculously cool Oz Season 2 infographic we made for you, visit...

Duration:01:49:29

Oz - Season 1

11/22/2017
We kick off the podcast with Beecher, Said, and Schillinger and discuss the insane first season of HBO's first dramatic series, Oz (1997). Ximena's Rating: 7/10 For extra cool stuff like a detailed infographic we made for you breaking down the season, visit the Show Notes on our blog. Send your questions comments and feedback to thebestshowyouneversaw@gmail.com. Oh and if you like what you hear, don't forget to subscribe, and rate us! We'll be back next week with a guest host and Oz,...

Duration:01:20:30

Announcement: And the first winner is...

11/14/2017
In this week's episode, we announce the results of our inaugural community poll for the series that will be kicking off the podcast next week, Tuesday, November 21st. Spoiler alert: it's HBO's first dramatic series -- ever -- Oz! Oz was created by Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Streets) and Barry Levinson (Sleepers), and ran from 1997 to 2003 on HBO. It stars Lee Tergesen, Ernie Hudson, Rita Moreno, and some lesser-known cats like Christopher Meloni, JK Simmons, Dean Winters, and...

Duration:00:04:53

Welcome to the Podcast!

10/27/2017
So what’s this all about? Well, we're a binge-friendly, weekly podcast for television overachievers where together we discover and/or rewatch all the great shows that we may have missed out on or forgotten about. Mostly one season at a time. And you decide what shows we watch via the our TBSYNS Forums. It’ll be a show which has already ended and that we’ll consume in its entirety. The show with the most votes gets cycled in for the following binge cycle. Is this a spoiler free podcast?...

Duration:00:03:41