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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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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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Episodes

The Wire - Season 4, Episodes 1-6

3/9/2018
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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:01:59:49

The Wire - Season 3, Episodes 7-12

2/22/2018
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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 Share your thoughts and ask your...

Duration:01:36:43

The Wire - Season 3, Episodes 1-6

2/13/2018
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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:01:44:20

The Wire - Season 2, Episodes 7-12

2/7/2018
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Good riddance, Ziggy! Other than that though, I mostly defend the highs of the oft criticized Season 2 of "The Wire" as we close out our conversation on "The Docks" this week. Less McNulty, less Daniels, and a lot of Sobotka. But that's okay because Frank Sobotka is the white Omar. Why? Listen in and find out. Also, what cops and dockworkers have in common, and more than you ever wanted to know about the real reason why the Baltimore docks were in such bad shape on 'The Wire'. Ximena's...

Duration:01:18:18

The Wire - Season 2, Episodes 1-6

1/30/2018
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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?

Duration:01:44:49

The Wire - Season 1, Episodes 7-13

1/23/2018
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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:01:34:52

The Wire - Season 1, Episodes 1-6

1/16/2018
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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:01:46:10

Announcement: And the second winner is...

1/9/2018
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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. What did you think? Are you looking forward to the Cycle 2 pick? Have you seen it? Chat us up on Twitter @tbsynspodcast or on our site Forums at...

Duration:00:09:29

Oz - Season 6 (and Closing Thoughts)

1/9/2018
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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:02:02:04

Oz - Season 5

1/3/2018
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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. 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 infographic we made for you,...

Duration:01:48:08

Oz - Season 4, Part 2

12/19/2017
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This second part of Oz Season 4 (Part II) gets a 9 out of 10 from me despite a few absurdities. But hey it's Oz! 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. We're taking a Christimas break, so we'll see everyone back on January 2nd for our Oz Season 5 episode! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Time Stamps 4:30 -- A Classic Trope to kick off the season, "The Documentary Episode" 7:45 -- Hopelessness, Case Study 1:...

Duration:01:30:31

Oz - Season 4, Part 1

12/12/2017
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On this week's episode, Ximena finally gives out a 10/10 rating to a season, and has a possibly controversial theory about Adebisi's final scene. Season Highlights: - Diane marries a Buckingham Palace guard and gives McManus a nervous breakdown - Beecher and Schillinger kidnapping and murdering each other’s children - Lance Reddick playing an undercover cop, playing a Jamaican drug dealer, playing an undercover cop - A record-breaking amount of whacks (22 to be exact) - Christopher...

Duration:01:43:59

Oz - Season 3

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

Duration:01:37:09

Oz - Season 2

11/28/2017
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[Check out our Oz Season Two Graphic Flow Chart!] This week, actor and television aficionado, Alain Gerard, joins Ximena for all things Oz Season Two. We discuss the true meaning of the word "love", the acting chops of the State Farm Mayhem guy, and passing the Bechdel test on an all-male prison drama. Also, we make at least six "Lost" connections, and decide to "refuse your pardon" anytime someone says they're sorry. If you like what you hear, give us a review! As always, find us on...

Duration:05:14:48

And the (first) winner is...

11/14/2017
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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:00:04:52

Welcome to the Podcast!

10/27/2017
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Welcome to The Best Show You Never Saw Podcast! We’re a binge-friendly podcast for television overachievers who want to discover or revisit those shows we may have missed or forgotten about. We're going to watch a lot of TV here. And if you already watch a lot of TV, great, now we get to do it together! You’ll share and hear us talk about and rewatch your favorites, and you’ll watch old new favorites recommended by other community members. Community is a big word here. God forbid this...

Duration:00:03:55