From Broadcast Depth – Episode 48: ‘The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham’

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This may be our most controversial episode to date, as our hosts take to task an almost universally beloved episode of LOST as an example of Season 5 showing some major cracks. There’s plenty to like, but also some serious inconsistencies, what Ben feels is a major cop out from the writers, and a small change that would have made a world of difference in how this episode was viewed.

This is one we’re hoping to hear a lot of feedback from listeners, so contact us on social media or email below to share your thoughts on our thoughts on The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 48: ‘The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham’

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From Broadcast Depth – Episode 47: ‘This Place Is Death’ & ‘316’

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Some big answers are given on this week’s episode, namely, how does Locke get off the Island and how do the Oceanic Six make it back to the Island? LOST delves into some fan service but showing us the halcyon days of Rousseau on the Island, including filling in the gaps on some of the stories she’s told in previous seasons, and another appearance from the Smoke Monster. To help you out, Ben has helped establish a small timeline of events to put things into context. One of these two episodes provides what the hosts feel is the best quote in the show’s history, and a Top 10 overall episode to boot. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 47: ‘This Place Is Death’ & ‘316’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 46: ‘Jughead’ & ‘The Little Prince’

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As the Island gang continues to travel through time, a lot is learned about the history of the Island and Charles Widmore’s relationship to it as they end up in 1954 where a hydrogen bomb threatens the Island’s current inhabitants. Locke also thinks of a plan that could put an end up to the spontaneous flashes through time. Off the Island, Desmond is on the hunt for Daniel Faraday’s mother, and Ben Linus gets closer to bringing the Oceanic Six together.

Ben has a theory as to why he may have some issues with Season 5, and why he wasn’t so surprised to see a presumed to be dead character return. A mixed bag of episodes this week, but a lot to discuss! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 46: ‘Jughead’ & ‘The Little Prince’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 45: ‘Because You Left’ & ‘The Lie’

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As Season 5 kicks off, our survivors are split into two groups; on and off the Island. Jack has been bestowed the mission of getting the Off-Island group to “go back”, but things get a little more complicated when Hurley is falsely accused of a triple homicide.

Meanwhile the On-Island crew is coming to terms as they flash through time. Locke is given his own mission by Richard Alpert, and Daniel utilizes an unconventional plan to help them out. A whole lot to process in this two part premiere of the penultimate season of LOST!

Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 45: ‘Because You Left’ & ‘The Lie’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 44: ‘Theres No Place Like Home’ Parts 1, 2, and 3 (Season 4 Finale)

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The Season 4 finale results in one of the most packed podcast episodes to date, as the finale puts a nice bow on some questions brought up at the beginning of the Season, while giving us more to look forward to.

We discover just how the Oceanic Six make it home, the story they constructed, how they’re coping with life at home, how Locke and Ben “save the Island”, the fate of those who weren’t apart of the Oceanic Six, and who is in the casket from the season 3 finale. The Others make a return after a season long absence as well.

Kevin and Ben discuss their thoughts on the Season overall, the method in which the Island was moved, the special features on the DVD and Blu Ray, superlatives galore, and much more. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 44: ‘Theres No Place Like Home’ Parts 1, 2, and 3 (Season 4 Finale)

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 43: ‘Something Nice Back Home’ & ‘Cabin Fever’

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Our final stop before the Season 4 finale gives us some insight on how Jack became so far gone after leaving the Island, and glimpses at several parts of John Locke’s past life that lead us to believe that saving the Island may have been his destiny all along. It won’t be easy to save the Island, as Keamy and his mercenaries are hellbent on destroying it. The hosts also discuss Aaron as a character on the show. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 43: ‘Something Nice Back Home’ & ‘Cabin Fever’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 42: 2007-08 Writers Strike & ‘The Shape of Things to Come’

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Before Season 4 began to air, the Writers Guild of America went on strike. Kevin and Ben reminisce about this period, the incredible foresight the writers and producers of the show had, the support of the producers and cast, and how it affected LOST for the rest of the shows duration.

Ben then gets to discuss his all time favorite LOST episode. If there was ever a podcast that warranted a standalone episode discussion, this is it. Ben Linus’ unique flash forward sheds some light on his relationship with Charles Widmore, with the on Island story foretelling how they reached this point with a tragic character loss. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 42: 2007-08 Writers Strike & ‘The Shape of Things to Come’