Posts by Mike Gravagno

The OCD 56: Where Are They Now?

Mike and Ryan take a break from reviewing episodes to do a very special “Where Are They Now?” Over the course of the first fifty episodes of The OCD, Mike and Ryan have had to say goodbye to so many different characters. Tonight, they’ll pause their journey of watching every single episode of The OC,…

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Movie of the Year: 2018 – A Star Is Born

Movie of the Year 2018: A Star Is Born The Taste Buds discuss 2018’s A Star is Born! Join your host Greg as he welcomes three new contestants into the arena: Ryan, Mike, and Katie! The groups discusses the first time acting and directing efforts of the stars, the role of gender in the film,  the romantic…

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Movie of the Year 2018 – The Favourite

Olivia Coleman and Rachel Weisz

Movie of the Year 2018: The Favourite The Taste Buds review the 2018 movie The Favourite! Join your host Greg as he welcomes this week’s contestants: Mike, Ryan, and Mackenna aka Books from the Unnatural 20s podcast! Join the foursome as they try to sink their teeth into every aspect of this satirical costume drama directed by…

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Movie of the Year 2018-Roma

Movie of the Year 2018: Roma The Taste Buds review the 2018 movie, Roma! Join host Greg as he throws contestants Ryan and Mike into the pit of mortal combat to see owns Roma and wins the coveted title of Greg’s number one best friend! The Taste Buds tackle everything about the movie, from its quiet nature,…

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THE OCD 29: THE LIGHTHOUSE GRAND OPENING

THE OCD 29: THE LIGHTHOUSE GRAND OPENING Mike and Ryan review the 24th episode of The OC, The Proposal! On a very special episode of The OCD, Ryan and Mike start to get back together, but things are put on hold when they run into Ryan’s ex and Ryan’s mom at the Jamba Juice. Meanwhile, Mike and Ryan’s new restaurant…

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THE OCD 28: THE NANA

THE OCD 28: THE NANA Mike and Ryan review the 23rd episode of The OC, The Nana! On a very special episode of The OCD, Mike and Ryan nervously await the arrival of Mike’s mother, the Nana. But when she shows up (early, no less) the Nana is a kindler gentler version of herself–she’s even nice to Ryan! Meanwhile,…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK 33: CALLIOPE EDITOR MELINDA SHERRILL

Writers’ Block (Sort Of Live)! Melinda Sherrill, Calliope Art and Literary Magazine‘s Editor-in-Chief   Last spring, Mike sat down with Melinda Sherrill, who was the Editor-in-Chief of Chapman University’s Lit Journal, Calliope Art and Literary Magazine, at the time. The two discuss the process of putting together an issue of the Magazine, how Calliope changed over…

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The OCD Episode 19: The Mix Tape 1, Pt. 2

THE OCD 19: THE MIX TAPE 1, PART 2 Mike and Ryan continue to review the first soundtrack for The OC, Mix 1! On a very special episode of The OCD, Mike takes Ryan on a journey through the back half of the music of the greatest show in TV history. Ryan still hasn’t heard one lick of one…

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Movie of the Year: 2004- Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood & Hillary Swank

Movie of the Year 2004: Million Dollar Baby The Taste Buds discuss the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby! Clint Eastwood enters the Movie of the Year lexicon as our first actor/director/angry old man and he’s bringing the 2004 Best Picture winner to uppercut every other film on the bracket. Join host Greg as he pits contestants Ryan…

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