‘Pilot’ & ‘Penguin One, Us Zero’
Ben Phillips and Matt Waters present Countdown to Destruction?, a podcast series recapping every episode of The Leftovers.
In the inaugural episode, we get to know the cast, Matt gives his impressions as a first time viewer and Ben provides some background on how the show came to be in the first place and his personal history with it. Continue reading Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 1
Between Season 2 and 3, the creators of LOST made an alternate reality game called “The Lost Experience”, which expanded the backstory of the DHARMA Initiative. It was designed to satiate the most die hard of fans who wanted more answers than the show could provide, and involved so many pieces it’s remarkable it even happened at all. Ben and Kevin discuss, if they feel it was a success, and what the ARG was and what the most important takeaways from it were.
From there, the duo discusses the last entrant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp! With the beloved Kate Austen in a titular role, it only felt right to do so. They discuss their thoughts on the movie, some LOST flashbacks they experienced, why it is other LOST actors haven’t achieved a similar level of success, and a story that of an obnoxious movie-goer. It goes without saying there are MCU spoilers in this one!
Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Bonus Episode: The Lost Experience & Ant-Man and The Wasp
In what would originally have been the second of FOUR episodes of X-Cellent Adventures had New Mutants and Dark Phoenix not been bumped to 2019, Mike & Matt return to their true calling and share their thoughts on the second season of Noah Hawley’s Legion. Just you wait until you hear how Mike Thomas experienced the season’s best episode. Continue reading Mike & Matt’s X-Cellent Adventures: Episode #16 – Legion Season 2
As we go over the hump in Season 3’s six episode story arc, it’s time to find out what happened to those in the Hatch after it imploded. With Locke’s faith being shook yet again, he turns to a homemade sweat lodge to find answers, reuniting with an old friend in the process. Meanwhile, Sawyer loses his edge and Jack figures out exactly why the Others took him hostage.
Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 26: ‘Further Instructions’ & ‘Every Man For Himself’
Season 3 is an purposefully unusually structured season, designed to satisfy the die hard fans but only made them angry. Ben and Kevin discuss why that choice was made before diving into the two episodes themselves.
Picking up from where Season 2 ended, we see where the Others took Jack, Kate, and Sawyer, get introduced to some new Others, and find out if Sayid’s reconnaissance mission with Sun and Jin was a success or failure. Our two flashbacks show us how Jack dealt with his divorce and a side of Sun we never fathomed could exist. Grab yourself a fish biscuit and join us as we chat about the Season 3 premiere! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 25: ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ & ‘The Glass Ballerina’
Michael has his commands from the Others: bring Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley (and only those four) to them, and he and Walt get to leave the Island. Does he succeed? Is he able to keep his secret plan a secret? Why do the Others specifically want those four Survivors? Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 24: ‘Live Together, Die Alone’
The discovery of yet another Dharma station completely shatters Locke’s faith while reinforcing Mr. Eko’s. We find out the reasoning behind Michael killing Ana Lucia and Libby, as we look as his time with the Others in their camp and what they’ve forced him into doing. The stage is set for the Season 2 finale as tension reaches a fever pitch! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 23: ‘?’ & ‘Three Minutes’