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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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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Game of Thrones Season 6: Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we going?

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Season 3 of Game of Thrones brought an end to the Stark vs. Lannister war that had dominated the show ever since Ned Stark lost his head at the end of season 1 and represented the main conflict of the show since the very first episode (which of course ended with Jaime Lannister pushing Bran Stark out of a tower).

Without that main source of conflict and intrigue, the following three seasons struggled to find that throughline that could carry things until the endgame. While the show’s audience has been treated to some absolutely spectacular moments, battles, etc. for the past thirty episodes, there was also a sense of aimlessness to the overall story. Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 6: Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we going?

8 Questions After Watching Season 5 of Game of Thrones

Welcome to the third edition of “Enter the Reel World.” I am your host, Michael Thomas. Read more of my thoughts on film/television here. (I recently ranked the first ten films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the lightsaber duels in the Star Wars films.  You can send me feedback on things that I write here.

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