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Can life lessons we learn from movies prepare us for the end of civilization? Is Harry Potter the new Star Wars? Has modern science fiction lost its way? Are housewives ruining American television? Explore these questions and many others with Sean Gilbert, Brooks Robinson and Greg Starks in TV Ate My Dinner, the podcast that brings you the finest in opiniontainment when it comes to movies, TV and media issues. It could also mean the difference between living and dying if you ever find yourself staring down the business end of a zombie bite, so this is one show you can't afford to miss!

In an effort to teach VRON the true meaning of Christmas, Sean takes her to the North Pole. There they encounter a penguin who claims to be Santa. Then there's singing, philosophising, and some adventures in time and space.

 

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As Sean and VRON race to flee the wrath of Santa Penguin, they encounter a mysterious stranger claiming to know the true meaning of Christmas. But even if they learn his secret, how will they make it home from the North Pole?

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When last we saw Sean and VRON, they had traveled to the North Pole to discover the true meaning of Christmas. There they met a penguin claiming to be Santa Claus who told them about Santa and the story of the first Christmas.

 

Now, the tension rises as Santa Penguin explains some of his darker mythic origins. Will Sean and VRON leave the North Pole with the secret of Christmas? Will they every leave the North Pole at all? 

 

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When last we saw Sean and VRON, they had traveled to the North Pole to discover the true meaning of Christmas. There they met a penguin claiming to be Santa Claus.

In this chapter, Santa Penguin tries to teach VRON and Sean about his mythic origins.

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In an effort to teach VRON the true meaning of Christmas, Sean takes her to the North Pole. There they encounter a penguin who claims to be Santa. There's also some singing involved. Part 1 of 4.

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Sean, Gary, and Lynn return to finish their Halloween retrospective by discussing the Rob Zombie films, and you won't want to miss the shocking twist ending!  Who will survive?

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Sean, Gary, and Lynn discuss the evolution of Michael Myers in Halloween H20 and Resurrection.

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Sean, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn return to discuss The Return, Revenge, and Curse of Michael Myers in Halloween 4, 5, and 6.

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In this year's Halloween retrospective, Sean, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn dissect the franchise that started the silent stalker phenomenon! In the first part of this in-depth series they discuss the first three Halloween films.

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After Comic Con, Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn took some time to talk about news that came out of San Diego. It's a little late now, but it doesn't make a whole lot of difference. This one's pretty all over the place anyway.

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Sean, Brooks, Greg, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn conclude their discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy!

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Sean, Brooks, Greg, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn team up to talk about the feel-good hit of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy! 

You're welcome.

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Bonus Feature - here's an off the beaten track from Sean's old band, Glamour Turquoise.

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Sean, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn finish their discussion of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", with a little talk at the end about other summer movies and TV shows.

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In what is absolutely, definitely the last episode we'll do based on Season 4 of Game of Thrones, Sean, Greg, and Andrew take a few minutes to re-cap the end of this season and how Greg feels about it.

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Sean, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn take some time to talk about "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".

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On July 21, 2007, the very first episode of TV Ate My Dinner was published. In their inaugural broadcast, Sean, Brooks, and Greg discussed the very first Transformers movie.

Now, seven years later, Sean, Greg, and Andrew celebrate that anniversary by talking about the latest Transformers movie. And a little Star Wars.

So not that much has changed, really.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary finally wrap Season 4 with a discussion of the tenth and final episode of the season.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary finally put episode 8 to rest so the can cover the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

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Sean, Greg, and Andrew discuss the new Tom Cruise scifi adventure, Edge of Tomorrow.

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Sean, Brooks, Andrew, and Gary conclude their discussion of the troubling eighth episode of Game of Thrones Season Four just so we can all get through this season and get on with our lives.

You know it all now, since you've probably seen the way this season ends, but listen to how many spot-on predictions Andrew makes as to how it will all turn out. The boy might just be a wizard.

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Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Gary talk about the new Star Wars, the Marvel cinematic universe and how Ant-man fits into it, DC's plans for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Justice League movie, the Dark Dungeons adaptation, the Stargate reboot, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, Quentin Tarantino movies like Django, Kill Bill, and Jackie Brown, Idris Elba as Batman or possibly Green Lantern, Drew Godard's Daredevil and Sinister Six, Cabin in the Woods, the Cliffhanger remake, CHUD, a possible Shocker remake, an R rated Wolverine movie, Man of Steel, Star Trek, Superman V Capt America, Transformers, and a Kolchak update with Johnny Depp.

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Sean, Andrew, and Lynn take some time to continue the discussion of Oberyn's fate in the eighth episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

This is pure therapy. With a bit more harsh language than is usually heard on this program.

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Sean, Andrew, and Lynn talk time traveling mutants in this discussion that remains more or less centered on X-men: Days of Future Past!

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Sean, Brooks, Andrew, and Gary begin the healing process with the first of a series of discussions deconstructing the 8th episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

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Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Gary talk Godzilla, comparing this latest incarnation of the classic monster to other American Godzilla productions as well as the original classic. They also contrast it with Gareth Edwards' lower budget film, Monsters.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary discuss the seventh episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

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Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn discuss things they read on the internet about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, the latest Battlestar galactica reboot, Bradley Cooper playing Indiana Jones, a Serenity reunion, The New Fantastic Four, and Ghostbusters 3.

With all the time they have left over they talk about the Knights of Badassdom, Star Wars 7, the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Community, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Chronicle, How I Met Your Mother, Riddick, and the importance of proper grammar in internet articles.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary finally finish breaking bad, and they're so excited they go on to talk about other shows like Dexter, Lost, and True Detective.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary discuss the sixth episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

Plus, near the end, they talk about Star Wars VII for just a couple of minutes. Couldn't be helped.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary briefly discuss the Amazing Spider-man sequel and how it measures against other superhero misfires like Dark Knight Rises and even Batman and Robin.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary discuss the fifth episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary take a few minutes to discuss the casting announcement for Star Wars VII and how the new movies may impact the Expanded Universe.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary discusses the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 4

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary continue their Breaking Bad discussion and spend a few minutes talking about the conclusion of HBO's True Detective.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary talk about the third episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

Warning: There are no direct book spoilers here, but we kind of dance around something we heard as to Joffrey's fate that probably came from someone who knows more about the story than what's been revealed in the show thus far. We don't do book spoilers on this show, but if you're super-sensitive about contamination, this conversation may have driven a little off our normal "just-the-show" policy.

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Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn discuss the finer points of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and how it impacts Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. They also discuss the future of the X-Men and Spider-Man franchises.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary gush over this spoiler-filled episode and theorize wildly as to who SPOILERed the SPOILER!

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Sean and Andrew discuss the Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary take a break from Breaking Bad to tease their upcoming Star Blazers retrospective and reminisce about other cartoons like Bruce Timm's Batman Animated Series. This leads to a discussion comparing Marvel's cinematic universe to DC's struggling film properties. And in the end they re-cap the HBO series True Detective.

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Sean and Andrew discuss Episode Four of the first season of Game of Thrones.

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Sean, Andrew, and Gary return to discuss seasons 3 and 4 of Breaking Bad.

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Sean and Andrew discuss "Lord Snow", the third episode of Game of Thrones Season One.

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In this brief break from talking about Breaking Bad, Sean, Andrew and Gary take a few minutes to talk about the new Robocop movie. They also discuss the progress of Marvel's Agents of Shield, the upcoming X-men and Avengers movies, and Godzilla.

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In tonight's special TV Ate My Dinner fragment, Sean and Andrew take ten minutes away from talking about Breaking Bad to discuss the possibility of Aaron Paul signing on to join the cast of the Dark Tower movie project.

We hope you enjoy this purely unnecessary re-packaging of an irrelevant conversational aside that could just as easily have been left on the hypothetical cutting room floor.

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Episode 215: Breaking Bad!

Andrew and Gary's dream comes true as TVAMD finally takes on Breaking Bad! Sean joins them to break bad on the first two seaons of the show and at no time do they start talking about Game of Thrones. So that's progress.

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Sean and Andrew discuss the second episode of the first season of "Game of Thrones". As the Lannisters and the Starks reveal themselves, what does this reveal about the world they live in and the larger story?

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Following their discussion of the first episode of Game of Thrones, Sean and Andrew bear witness as Brooks loses his mind and suggests that the show's excessive use of sex and nudity is gratuitous and exploitative. He even goes so far as to suggest the show would be better off without it. Try to contain your outrage long enough to hear him out, folks.

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Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn deconstruct the 50th Anniversary special of Doctor Who to understand Greg's Facebook comments that fans who like the special would be  just as happy to watch Matt Smith take a crap on camera and that accepting this special is allowing the producer to get away with making garbage.

This one gets a little heated, folks. There's even a little more naughty language than you hear in the average TVAMD episode.

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Sean, Brooks, and Andrew begin to discuss the first season of Game of Thrones by looking at the very first episode. What happened at the start of the story that foretold what was to come?

Every effort is made to discuss only the episode under review and how it relates to the events of the book, but some theories and ideas do extend to future episodes in the show.

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Take a drink. Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn start off talking about the Walking Dead, True Detective, and other promising TV shows, but then they just start talking about the Hobbit again. And they compare the Hobbit trilogy to the Star Wars prequel trilogy, so have plenty of drinks on hand. There's also some book spoilers in the mix, if you enjoy the Hobbit films but have not read the book, so be advised.

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Sean, Brooks, Greg, and Andrew discuss the recent snow disaster in Atlanta, or as it became known, Hothlanta.

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Sean, Brooks, and Andrew finish their discussion of The Desolation of Smaug and even manage to work in a little talk about the Rankin/Bass productions of The Last Unicorn and The Return of the King.

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In the final session of TV Ate My Dinner Table, Sean, Brooks, Greg, and Andrew finish their face to face discussion of the Walking Dead finale.

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Sean, Brooks, Greg, and Andrew spend their penultimate unplugged session with a face to face discussion of the Walking Dead's winter finale.

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Sean, Brooks, and Andrew talk over the finer points of the Desolation of Smaug and discuss how making this story a trilogy has taken a toll on this installment of the film series.

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Sean, Brooks and Andrew bring in 2014 talking about Quentin Tarantino's Hateful 8, Kick-Ass 2, the new HBO series True Detective, the new series of Sherlock, Community, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, and new developments in Agents of SHIELD. They also fear for the future of the internet in the absence of net neutrality.

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Sean, Brooks, Greg and Andrew continue their unprecedented series of face to face discussions. Tonight they discuss their box office predictions, do a little dream analysis and bitch about the Walking Dead some more.

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Sean, Brooks, Greg, Andrew and Gary finish their anniversary discussion without Lynn by coming up with the most sexist topics they can think of. From "men's rights" groups to a proposal pushing for government-provided girlfriends, they pretty much cover as broad a range of ridiculously reprehensible topics as you can imagine.

Then they wrap it up by talking about the Walkind Dead. After 200 episodes of TVAMD, not a thing has changed.

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Sean, Brooks, Greg, and Andrew sit down for the first of an unprecedented series of face to face discussions. For the first time ever, the boys are all sitting down at the same table in these live, unedited recordings! In this session, they make predictions about upcoming movies like the new Captain America, the 300 sequel, Godzilla, Robocop, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. They also discuss the Hobbit sequel and Doctor Who, teasing more involved discussions to follow in future episodes.

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Sean, Brooks, Greg, Andrew, Gary and Lynn bring in the new year by talking about pop culture icons like Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street. What makes an icon? And in a world of ever-expanding media and technology, is it possible for a generation to be defined by a single movie anymore? And if not, could that mean the end of popular culture?

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