Podcast Review: View From The Couch

This week is yet another entry from the DVD Verdict family of podcasts, they have a lot of podcasts!

View From The Couch

The Gist

First things first, View From The Couch does have its own website, but it hasn’t been updated in a long time, hence the website I listed for the podcast is the main DVD Verdict podcast hub. If you haven’t figured it out yet, View From The Couch is a member of the DVD Verdict family, with the usual pitfalls of that association showing up in your feed. The hosts are a married couple from Canada, Kent and Michelle Dixon. They are sometimes joined by their two children, and other times one of them goes solo. View From The Couch has been around for a few years, with episodes coming out on a weekly basis. The episodes are short, around twenty to thirty minutes, and briefly cover movie/TV news and what the family has been watching.

Episodes Listened To

#Unknown: The Wrath Of Kent
#Unknown: Super Cool
#Unknown: Surfin’ Safari

My Thoughts

I don’t have much to say about View From The Couch. I don`t mean that as an insult, but the podcast is very slight and leaves me with very little to say. It’s not that I don’t like the Dixon’s or their format, but at this point in time I don’t see the purpose the show serves in my podcast schedule. There are a lot of people who would really dig View From The Couch, and I still dig the idea of it actually, but not enough to keep up with the new episodes.

I do like the laid back tone and approach the Dixon’s take. View From The Couch is a very wholesome, I think that term fits, and family friendly podcast. That’s who I think the podcast would appeal to the most actually, the person who is looking for a show that keeps everything brief and does so in a congenial manner. What happened to me was that over time I realized I was putting off listening to View From The Couch for longer and longer periods of time. The slight nature of the discussions left me always wanting more, but that’s not the podcast View From The Couch is aiming to be.

My recommendation is that you unsubscribe from View From The Couch, but I say that with the caveat that the very specialized format of View From The Couch may appeal more to others. I don’t have anything negative to say about the show or the Dixon’s. I know that others will discover View From The Couch and dig it, but I don’t feel the desire to keep up with it any longer so I am moving on.

The Bottom Line



2 responses to “Podcast Review: View From The Couch

  1. I may check out of few episodes myself just to hear the format, which sounds pretty unique. Thanks for bringing another podcast to my attention. Keep up the good work 🙂

  2. Thanks, maybe you’ll dig the podcast, it is rather short, so no worries about too much of your time being taken up. 🙂

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