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’
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’
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’
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’
Today we cover one of the most anticipated and one of the best LOST episodes: the first flashback of Richard Alpert. Ben and Kevin discuss why they love this episode, some of the show questions that are answered, and the state of the LOST fandom at this time. Ben also discusses the history of Richard Alpert to this point, and some of the Stephen King influence on the show. Following this, we discover just how Jin got in the clutches of Martin Keamy’s hands in the flash sideways, and the reveal of exactly what is Charles Widmore’s package. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 58: ‘Ab Aeterno’ & ‘The Package’
This week, we question if Ben Linus is truly on a path of redemption and get a glimpse of his life (as well as his father and Alex’s) in a flash sideways where Ben serves a high school European History Teacher. After a three episode absence, Sawyer makes his return to the show, where we experience his life as a cop in our alternate timeline. Another character who has been searching for the Island for quite awhile finally finds it, and Sawyer uses their return as a plan to get himself home once and for all. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 57: ‘Dr. Linus’ & ‘Recon’
One of our cohosts loved this weeks flashbacks, the other did not, but they can at least agree some real cool stuff happened on the Island. Ben has a tinfoil hat theory on Claire, there’s discussion of the Lighthouse, some deaths we’re actually happy about, and more! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 56: ‘Lighthouse’ & ‘Sundown’
In the tradition of mirroring Season 1, episodes 3 and 4 of Season 6 are Kate and Locke centric. Kate’s episode features the return of a main cast member who was missing for an entire season, and how her life and Kate’s intersected in the alternate timeline. Locke’s episode shows how his life is similar and different from the main timeline, his interactions with several different characters, and the acceptance of his fate.
Meanwhile, Sawyer falls deeper into his sadness, making him the perfect susceptible target for Not Locke to manipulate. This leads to a discussion of how LOST fans’ expectations colored their viewpoint of Season 6 and a particular mythology point answered in this episode. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 55: ‘What Kate Does’ & ‘The Substitute’
The sixth and final season of LOST started with one major question – did the hydrogen bomb ‘work?’ The answer is yes – and no? Ben and Kevin dissect the two part season premiere in detail, with new characters and settings established, a MASSIVE reveal, their thoughts on the “flash sideways” concept, and some fun tidbits from the DVD commentary. Join us for the beginning of the end. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 54: ‘LA X’
The Season 5 finale introduces us to Jacob, the man we’ve heard so much about, but have never seen until today. We learn how Jacob touched the lives of several Oceanic 815 survivors at crucial points in their life, leading to a discussion as to what Jacob’s purpose may be. In 2007, all things culminate at the four toed statue when “Locke” and Jacob have their showdown, and Richard learns that all may not be what it seems.
Our survivors are trying to correct the timeline in 1977 by using the hydrogen bomb to explode the Hatch. This time period give the hosts their chance to vent some frustrations with the character choices, and how some of what the characters stated expressed how the fans were feeling at the time. The episode ends of overall thoughts on Season 5. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 53: ‘The Incident’ Parts 1 & 2