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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: February 13, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: February 13, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: February 13, 2018, 32.72 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Alex steps in to the ever-so-slightly Wayback Machine to feature one of New Zealand's most successful comedy exports, Flight of the Conchords. How does the humour stand up at the ten year mark? And how on earth do we still remember the words to all the bloody tunes?

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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 30, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 30, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 30, 2018, 33.51 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

Alex and Mike agree to disagree on the television series remake of David Michôd's Animal Kingdom. Fast paced gritty crime drama or a Fast an' the Furious fail?

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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 23, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 23, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 23, 2018, 30.82 MB
Tue 23 Jan 2018

Would a series by any other name have such yick connotations? Possibly. Alex makes a case for the unfortunately named SMILF, a dark comedy about a Boston-based basketball-enthusiast single mother struggling to give her three-year-old the best life possible.

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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 16, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 16, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 16, 2018, 37.59 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Alex looks into our 2018 future, detailing some of his most anticipated telly fare, as well as looking at an unlikely (but, it turns out, direct bloodline) heir to the The O.C., Marvel's Runaways. Welcome to The Pride, b*tch.

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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: December 19, 2017

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: December 19, 2017 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: December 19, 2017, 33.95 MB
Tue 19 Dec 2017

Arms crossed, sit up straight - Alex is here with your 2017 TV Prizegiving. Who will win 'The Wire Award'? The 'You Know Nothing Award'? ...The coveted 'Pic's Peanut Butter Award'(!)?

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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: December 12, 2017

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: December 12, 2017 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: December 12, 2017, 27.09 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Returning to the topic of television shows considered stronger than the films they're based upon, this week Alex talks to us about Starz' The Girlfriend Experience. Human behaviour often gets confusing when caught in the crosshairs of money, power or sex - so how does a TV show fare that tries to articulate the interplay of all three?

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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: December 5, 2017

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: December 5, 2017 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: December 5, 2017, 34.53 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

Alex talks the joys of Fargo and compiles a contentious list of television shows that are "better than the film they're based upon". Hoo-wee. Big calls made here. And a big Italopop tune to finish.

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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: November 28, 2017

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: November 28, 2017 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: November 28, 2017, 31.43 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2017

Alex dives back in to the comic book hero gruel to cover Legion - the 'intelligent person's superhero fiction'. With not _that_ Matthew Crawley but the other one (Dan Stevens), how tricky is it for a big budget production to nail portrayals of mental illness, the antihero superhero _and_ much-loved comic source material? ...Alex, you're on.

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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: November 21, 2017

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: November 21, 2017 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: November 21, 2017, 54.87 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

Alex picks a show Mike's had on the brain for ages - the '70s crime drama Quarry. With an antihero whose story spans the Mekong to the Mississippi, Alex gets in behind to make some bold claims of quality.

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Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar & Aidee Walker: November 14, 2017

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar & Aidee Walker: November 14, 2017 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar & Aidee Walker: November 14, 2017, 22.2 MB
Tue 14 Nov 2017

Alex & Aidee talk Snowfall - an American crime drama series. Mikey's seen it too!

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