The Superhero Pantheon: Volume 2, Episode 33: Watchmen

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It’s Zack Snyder’s first foray into the superhero genre, and I guess this was his best movie? This is one way to get excited for the upcoming television series as Jerome and Brian break down a faithful adaptation that somehow misses the subtext of what Alan Moore was trying to say. Continue reading The Superhero Pantheon: Volume 2, Episode 33: Watchmen

Three Years, 200 Episodes

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Writing those numbers down still feels insane to me despite planning this post for weeks. But they’re accurate and against all odds, we made it to two hundred. Continue reading Three Years, 200 Episodes

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 63: ‘The New Man In Charge’ & Podcast Wrap-Up

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The final season of LOST on DVD and Blu-Ray was released on August 24, 2010, and with it came a nearly 12 minute epilogue to answer a few remaining burning questions. Kevin and Ben take one final trip down memory lane to explore this epilogue which includes the Hydra Station orientation video, an answer about the polar bears, and the fate of Walt. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 63: ‘The New Man In Charge’ & Podcast Wrap-Up

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 62: ‘The End’

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On Sunday, May 23rd, 2010, one of the best television shows of all time came to its conclusion. One the penultimate episode of From Broadcast Depth, Kevin and Ben cover the series finale of LOST. They discuss the nature of the flash sideways and its connection to the overall themes of the show, set the record straight on fan complaints, discuss the interpretation of the shows final image, and give their overall thoughts on Season 6 as a whole. Ben also reminisces on the finale party he threw and how ABC made it an all day event.

There is only one more episode of the podcast to do, but today, we put a bow on coverage of episodes. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 62: ‘The End’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 61: ‘Across the Sea’ & ‘What They Died For’

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With only four hours of LOST to go, the writers decided to provide an info dump fans had long awaited – and it turned out to be one of the most polarizing episodes in the shows history. Ben and Kevin discuss the answers given, the answers NOT given, what caused the polarization, some insight from the DVD commentary, and the casting of Allison Janney as Mother. Then they cover the penultimate episode of the series, settling an old score and setting the table for the grand series finale! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 61: ‘Across the Sea’ & ‘What They Died For’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 60: ‘The Last Recruit’ & ‘The Candidate’

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Fate further intertwines our Oceanic 815 crew in the flash sideways, but the most memorable moments this week take place on the Island. Specifically, the iconic “bloodbath” that dwindles the number of our survivors down and forces us to say farewell to several main cast members (and not without some viewer backlash.) Ben and Kevin provide their own thoughts on that backlash and everything else going on as the end of the show draws close. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 60: ‘The Last Recruit’ & ‘The Candidate’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 59: ‘Happily Ever After’ & ‘Everybody Loves Hugo’

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Unwillingly brought to the Island, Desmond is forced to be hit with yet another electromagnetic blast and his mind travels into our flash sideways where we see how his life with Widmore, Penny, Eloise, and others is very different than it is in the main timeleine. Speaking of different, we get a look into Hurley’s life as an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has no memory of Libby, although she certainly has memories of him, and the return of Michael.

The death of a character leads to criticism from Ben, a puzzling group split brings criticism from both hosts, and the answer of what the whispers are lead to a discussion on the pay off and if it was worthwhile. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 59: ‘Happily Ever After’ & ‘Everybody Loves Hugo’