From Broadcast Depth – Episode 31: ‘The Man From Tallahassee’ & ‘Exposé’

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Since the beginning of LOST, one question has been asked – how did Locke become a paraplegic? The day has come, my friends, where we get that very answer. This episode also kicks off a series of terrific cliffhanger endings.

In one of the most polarizing episodes of the show, Nikki and Paulo receive their very own episode. Why is it so polarizing, and what did Kevin and Ben think?

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Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 5: ‘The Garveys At Their Best’ & ‘The Prodigal Son Returns’

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Ben Phillips and Matt Waters present Countdown to Destruction?, a podcast series recapping every episode of The Leftovers.

As we close out the first season of the show it’s time to take a wander into the past as we see just what exactly the residents of Mapleton were up to in the days leading up to THE SUDDEN DEPARTURE, while in the present the G.R. finally enact their sinister plan.

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From Broadcast Depth – Episode 30: ‘Enter 77’ & ‘Par Avion’

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A new character, a new DHARMA station, two deaths, AND two characters turn out to be related? This episode has it all!

It’s been over a year since Sayid and Claire received the flashback treatment, and that is remedied with two very enjoyable episodes, including one in Ben’s Top 10. A new part of the Island is explored, more games are introduced, and…a submarine?

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Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 4: ‘Solace for Tired Feet’ & ‘Cairo’

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Ben Phillips and Matt Waters present Countdown to Destruction?, a podcast series recapping every episode of The Leftovers.

Jill is in a fridge, Kevin Sr. is NOT in a psychiatric facility and Nora and Kevin just want to be in slam town in our first episode, ‘Solace for Tired Feet‘. Then it’s another Lindelof log cabin fiasco with a grizzly conclusion in ‘Cairo‘. Grab your copy of National Geographic and let’s see if we can puzzle all this out.

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From Broadcast Depth – Episode 29: ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ & ‘Tricia Tanaka is Dead’

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We’ve reached a landmark, friends, as we cover the worst episode in LOST history!

“Stranger in a Stange Land” holds the dishonorable distinction of being universally hated by the fans and show creators alike, and we talk about all the reasons why that is. Not only is it bad episode, but it changed the course of the show’s history forever. This is the longest non-two part episode discussion to date and for good reason.

Thankfully, this episode is followed by one of the funniest episodes in the shows history at this point, where Hurley finds a van on the island and uses that as a tool to cheer himself and Charlie up, and incidentally bond with Jin and Sawyer. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 29: ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ & ‘Tricia Tanaka is Dead’

Countdown to Destruction? – Episode 3: ‘Gladys’ & ‘Guest’

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Ben Phillips and Matt Waters present Countdown to Destruction?, a podcast series recapping every episode of The Leftovers.

Coming off the first four episodes this debut season of The Leftovers wasn’t boasting an incredible hit ratio. Fortunately things begin to climb thanks to the shocking ‘Gladys’ and another off-format character-focused episode in ‘Guest’ about our beloved sweet angel, Nora. So grab yourself some kevlar, crank up the Slayer and make sure your PayPal account is in order.

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From Broadcast Depth – Episode 28: ‘Not in Portland’ & ‘Flashes Before Your Eyes’

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The six episode story arc that opened the third season of LOST ended with a bit of a whimper; not the ideal way for a show to end before a three month hiatus. However, there’s no denying the came back from that hiatus with a one-two punch of tremendous episodes.

Juliet gets her first flashback that explains her past in science and how she came to the island. We pick up where we left off to see whether or not Jack complete the spinal surgery on Ben and if Sawyer and Kate successfully make it back to their Island.

Desmond receives what isn’t truly a flashback, but what is considered a “mind travel” back in time, where he exists in 1996 but retains all of his memories from the Island. This of course creates a great deal of confusion, anxiety, theories on Time Travel, and a chance encounter with a future Island mate. This is one of the more interesting episodes to date.

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