Episode 144: Don’t Go Down Stairs. (“Russian Doll”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 144: Don’t Go Down Stairs. (“Russian Doll”)

Hey, everyone! What if real life was a video game, where every time you died to respawned to your last save point? That’s exactly the surface premise of Netflix’s “Russian Doll”, which stars Natasha Lyonne as a woman who keeps dying and respawning to the same moment. It’s like “Groundhog Day”, but trippier.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 125: All Hallows’ Steve Week 3: All About Rips (“The Langoliers”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 125: All Hallows’ Steve Week 3: All About Rips (“The Langoliers”)

Hey, everyone! This week Erin made (“made”) James read what is possibly her most favorite Stephen King book, “The Langoliers”–a book in which time travel is not what you might think, and a man sleeps in the back of a plane for absolutely no reason that we can figure out.

Stick around after the ending credits for the new trailer for Kids on Bikes!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 124: All Hallows’ Steve Week 2: Hi, Amity! (“Castle Rock”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 124: All Hallows’ Steve Week 2: Hi, Amity! (“Castle Rock”)

Hey, everyone! This week we are joined by Amity from The Latecomers Podcast to discuss Hulu’s new-as-of-this-summer Stephen King-inspired show “Castle Rock”. Thank goodness Amity took really good notes because this show is…something. It sure is something.

Before you start listening, be aware there are just so many spoilers, and also brief mentions of suicide, murder, and abuse of the locking-someone-in-a-small-dark-space-for-years variety.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 123: All Hallows’ Steve, Week 1: Flaming Arms (“Mr. Mercedes”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 123: All Hallows’ Steve, Week 1: Flaming Arms (“Mr. Mercedes”)

Hey, everyone! It’s the first episode of October, which we have decided this year to dub All Hallow’s Steve–that’s right, it’s a whole month of all Stephen King, all the time. (“How is that different from your normal material?” you may ask. It just is, okay? This month is ALL Stephen King. No Anna Kendrick or time travel or anything.) (That’s a blatant lie, we are absolutely going to talk about at least one of those things at least twice this month.)

But this week we tackle 2017’s AT&T production for DirecTV “Mr. Mercedes”. It’s a less-Kingian story (so far) that most people would expect, but that’s only because they haven’t gotten to the last book of the trilogy yet. It stars Brendan Gleeson’s delightful Irish accent, Mary Louise Parker, and a suuuuuuper messed up mother-son relationship that doesn’t involve either of those characters at all. Also, if you’re feeling frisky, go ahead and make a drinking game out of all the times Erin says “good-looking dude”, because she was even annoying herself with that one during editing.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 110: They’re Both Named Ross (“The IT Crowd”, Part 2)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 110: They’re Both Named Ross (“The IT Crowd”, Part 2)

Hey, everyone! It’s a sequel! We finish “The IT Crowd” and find it generally less problematic in the latter half of the series, buuuuut there’s still one episode in particular that was sorta gross. It centers around Douglas Reynholm, so really, we shouldn’t be surprised.

Also, we recorded this on Somewhere In Time Day, so we hope you all did the obligatory time traveling, but avoided pennies so you’re still around to listen to this episode.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 108: Hi Again, Lucy! (“13 Reasons Why” Season 2)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 108: Hi Again, Lucy! (“13 Reasons Why” Season 2)

Hey, everyone! Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” is back for its second season, which means our dear friend Lucy is back with us to discuss it. It’s a longer episode than normal, but that’s because this season is just so complicated and has so many layers and also we spent a good 15 minutes discussing how really terrible poor Kate Walsh’s wig is.

Trigger warnings in this episode for sexual assault, rape, suicide, self-harm, drug use, and gun violence. Also, just, like, so many spoilers.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 105: Ross and Moy (“The IT Crowd”, Part 1)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 105: Ross and Moy (“The IT Crowd”, Part 1)

Hey, everyone! Boy, the early 2000s sure were a time of some enjoyable-yet-problematic TV shows, weren’t they? This week we dive into the first two seasons of “The IT Crowd”, which is overall enjoyable but oof, does it have some cringe-worthy moments. We’ll take a look at the later seasons of the show in a month or so, to see how they stack up and if the parts of the early seasons that made our skeletons leave our bodies persist.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 92: The Best Stephen King Story Stephen King Never Wrote (“The Lost Room”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 92: The Best Stephen King Story Stephen King Never Wrote (“The Lost Room”)

Hey, everyone! Friend of the show Amity (hi, Amity!) from The Latecomers podcast and Podcasts Collected Presents upped her Patreon donation to the tier that lets her suggest something annually for us to watch and cover on the show. So we watched the 2007 SyFy Channel miniseries “The Lost Room” (Amazon affiliate link), and not to spoil anything, but it’s SUPER GOOD. Which isn’t surprising, Amity wouldn’t suggest something she thought we’d hate (probably) but we were both pleasantly surprised by just how much we enjoyed it.

Apologies for the handful of coughs that I couldn’t edit out; the weather in Virginia has been absurd this week and it’s messing with basically everyone. But we make it up to you by giving you a recipe for some really good chicken (we both made it the night after we recorded this and can confirm, it’s very good).

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

 

Episode 88: The Thirsty Games (“Future Man”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 88: The Thirsty Games (“Future Man”)

Hey, everyone! We are wrapping up Time Travel Month with the new Hulu original series “Future Man”, which is “The Last Starfighter”, but with possum semen, and herpes, and that shirtless volleyball scene from “Top Gun”. It’s super good, we promise!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 85: Hashtag Time Travel (Outtakes, Volume 6)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 85: Hashtag Time Travel (Outtakes Volume 6)

Hey, everyone! We had a plan for this week’s episode, but we evidently didn’t plan it very well, so we came up with a new plan, but that was a bad plan, so we decided that this is not the week for plans. As such, please enjoy a brief discussion of said failed plans, Erin’s latest obsessions in TV and mobile gaming, and a bunch of outtakes from the past few months!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 83: Free Dylan! (“American Vandal”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 83: Free Dylan! (“American Vandal”)

Hey, everyone! We’re still riding the high of PodCon, and also watched a lot of Netflix that weekend because of the cross-country flight, so we are here today to talk to you about that Netflix. After we spend half an hour talking about other Netflix. You know us.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 79: Hi, Lucy! (Again!) (“Bosom Buddies”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 79: Hi, Lucy! (Again!) (“Bosom Buddies”)

Hey, everyone! This week we are in cahoots once again with the marvelous Lucy from the currently-comatose Midpoint Podcast. We have blatantly stolen the premise of her show and watched the middle episode of the THanks show “Bosom Buddies”, and it was not quite what we expected. Join us for a rousing discussion of guacamole wigs, sexy juggling, and a whole lot of really charming THanks moments.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 66: *Sigh* Peter. (“The Bachelorette”)

Episode 66: *Sigh* Peter. (“The Bachelorette”)

Hey, everyone! We’ve had quite a few weeks of poor James having to watch things that Erin thoroughly enjoys and he tolerates watching because he is a very good friend and he loves this podcast. This week, he took one for the team and watched the last four episodes of the most recent season of “The Bachelorette” and…didn’t hate it. But only because Peter is the best.

Let me repeat (rePete) (heh) that: PETER. IS. THE. BEST.

Ahem.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 56: Hi, Marc! (Again!) (OCD and Potpourri)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 56: Hi, Marc! (Again!) (OCD and Potpourri)

Hey, everyone! We sat down with Our Friend Marc again for a long and lovely conversation about obsessive-compulsive disorder and how it affects one’s approach to pop culture and fandom. We hit on a lot of topics during this chat, but in the end Marc ties it all up for us.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 54: A Different Kind of TV Death (TV Cancellations)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 54: A Different Kind of TV Death (TV Cancellations)

Hey, everyone! This week we go back to basics–no guests this time, just James and Erin and some articles James found online that we sort of talk about but not really because we are too busy talking about other things, like how Saved By The Bell: The College Years was just flat-out wrong about how college works and we’re still a little bitter about it.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 49: Hi, Lucy! (13 Reasons Why)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 49: Hi, Lucy! (13 Reasons Why)

Hey, everyone! This week, the amazing Lucy from Midpoint Podcast joins us to discuss the current Netflix phenomenon “13 Reasons Why”. There will be spoilers. Trigger warning: This episode discusses teen suicide and sexual assault, so if that’s not something you’re up for listening to, we understand and will be back next week with something a little lighter.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 48: The Creativity Is In The J (Firefly/Joss Whedon)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 48: The Creativity Is In The J (Firefly/Joss Whedon)

Hey, everyone! This week we go way back to the thing that, frankly, is probably the main reason we’re all here. Without Firefly, Erin wouldn’t be the nerd that she is today, and this podcast very well may not exist. Thanks, Joss Whedon!

Thanks also to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 47: Hi, Nar! (Sherlock)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 47: Hi, Nar! (Sherlock)

Hey, everyone! This week we have a special guest, Papa Narwhals from Pokemon Go Radio! Erin has been listening to his show for some time now and tweeting at him incessantly until he responds, and she’s like a stray kitten–he gave her attention and now he can’t get rid of her. Nar joins us this week to discuss BBC’s Sherlock (be prepared for spoilers), but not until after we get him onboard the Stephen King train.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our logo. You can find Nar on twitter @pgr_papanarwhal.

Episode 42: Don’t Do A Hit (MBMBaM Show)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 42: Don’t Do A Hit (MBMBaM Show)

Hey, everyone! Have you ever wondered if it’s a good idea to pad your resume, and if so, how to do it in a way that won’t get you called out? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a tarantula crawl across your hand? What about how to get into a secret society?

Well, we don’t have the answers for you…but the McElroy brothers do, and they have a TV show to tell you all about it. And we have a podcast to tell you all about their TV show. Please enjoy it…won’t you?

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis for our cover art. Follow Emily on Twitter: @corruptedgem.

Episode 34: Happy Brithday, Kiristy Swanson (Books/TV/Movie Adaptations)

Episode 34: Happy Brithday, Kiristy Swanson (Books/TV/Movie Adaptations)

Hey, everyone! Happy 2017! You know what’s great? When they take your favorite book/TV show/movie and turn it into a really good book/TV show/movie. You know what’s not great? When they turn it into a bad one.

Today we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly adaptations of books to TV, books to movies, movies to TV, movies to books, TV to movies, and everything in between.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 31: 2 Tangential 4 Television (Outtakes)

Episode 31: 2 Tangential 4 Television (Outtakes 2)

Hey, everyone! As you know, we talk a lot, and sometimes we get off on tangents that we decide don’t really fit in with the main episode, but we still like the chat and don’t want to totally toss it. And thus, our outtakes episodes are born.

Rescued from the cutting room floor: casting a “Somewhere In Time” remake; Erin dreams the first half of Cloud Atlas, starring Lance Bass and Anna Kendrick; Theo Rossi is super great; pop-punk, pop-PUNK, and POP-punk; what does a Snorlax feel like?; baby naming.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 29: It’s a Patriarchy, Get Used To It (Gilmore Girls Revival–SPOILERS)

Episode 29: It’s a Patriarchy, Get Used To It (Gilmore Girls Revival–SPOILERS)

Hey, everyone! This week we are talking about the only thing anyone has talked about this week–the Gilmore Girls Revival. One of us is a longtime fan of the show; the other has never seen it before but watched the revival anyway even though that breaks his Cardinal Rule Of Watching Things. Spoiler alert: This episode is full of spoilers.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 28: Rac Efron (THanksgiving)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 28: Rac Efron (THanksgiving)

Hey, everyone! It only seems right to post our THanksgiving episode a day early, ON THanksgiving, so you can listen to us while you drive over to your in-laws’ house for turkey. You’re hungry for this one, we know it. And if you weren’t hungry when you started, you will be by the end, because we just sit and talk about food for the better part of an hour.

Also discussed: Stuff we watch on TV at THanksgiving, Zac Efron’s little brother’s acting career, and the death of Vine and it’s impact on horses. Erin has a laughing fit.

We are THankful to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 27: Fifteentuplets (Orphan Black)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 27: Fifteentuplets (Orphan Black)

Hey everyone! Today we’re gonna talk to you about Orphan Black, and we’ll do our best to avoid any major end-of-season 4 spoilers (mostly because Erin isn’t caught up yet so she can’t speak to anything after episode 5) but there are some spoilers for the previous seasons. So if you haven’t watched Orphan Black yet, go do that and then listen to this. (Seriously, Orphan Black is really good, go watch it. We’ll wait.) And we also talk about some other stuff including the comic series Saga and Tana French novels, because, well, come on, you’ve listened to us before. We can’t stay on topic for more than a few minutes.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 25: Erin Needs a New Boyfriend (TV Deaths)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 25: Erin Needs a New Boyfriend (TV Deaths)

Hey everyone! This one is shorter than normal because our topic for today was meant to be a quick comment, but we aren’t very good at that and ended up having enough to make a whole episode out of.

There’s a spoiler warning at the top of the episode, but just in case: there are season 7 “The Walking Dead” premiere spoilers, as well as some death-spoilers from “Dexter”. So, you know, avoid this episode if you don’t want those.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know there Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 20: Betdie (Fall)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 20: Betdie (Fall)

Hey everyone! Erin’s audio is weird in the intro because we had to record a super-timely NCC over the phone, but we promise it’s just that one little bit, it gets better.

We like fall, and now it is technically fall (thanks, Autumn Equinox!), and we’re going to talk about fall. Bonus appearance by Torg the Dog, who is fickle and thinks James is a loser until James is holding a pizza roll, at which point he thinks James is the best person ever. Also, that weird buzzing sound you hear early on in the episode? That’s Torg snoring and there was no way to edit around it.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 7: Banana Fanna Fo Fodcast (TV)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 7: Banana Fanna Fo Fodcast (TV)

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Unabashedly Obsessed. This time, we talk about Stephen King (again) (because he’s the best), and television. James hates spoilers (no, really, he REALLY hates spoilers) and Erin creates a new reality show.

Special thanks to Jamie Chahine for the use of our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was a Ladder Down Here?”