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February 26, 2020
The Walking Dead | Season 10, Episode 9 Recap: “Squeeze” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) leapfrog across stalagmites and into your podcast feeds with the grand return of the Walking Dead podcast on Post Show Recaps. In their discussion of season 10, episode nine, “Squeeze,” Josh and Jess track the gang’s journey through an underground nightmare. Along the way, they stop down for several references to The Goonies, Super Mario, Legends of the Hidden Temple and more. They also talk about what happened with Alpha and Negan. It’s a lot! Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the one hour mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead … Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Show Links * All The Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps * All of Josh’s The Walking Dead content at The Hollywood Reporter * Jess’ Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10 Previous The Walking Dead season 10 podcast coverage … * Season 10 Preview * Season 10 Premiere Recap *
February 26, 2020
Better Call Saul | Season 5, Episodes 1 & 2 Recap: “Magic Man” & “50% Off” Josh Wigler, Antonio Mazzaro, and Rob Cesternino are back to recap season 5, episodes 1 & 2 of AMC’s Better Call Saul, entitled “Magic Man” (episode 1) and “50% Off” (episode 2). The story of episode 1 was written by Peter Gould and was directed by Bronwen Hughes, and first aired on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The story of episode 2 was written by Alison Tatlock and was directed by Norberto Barba, and first aired on Monday, February 24, 2020. According to AMC’s description, episode 1 was about: “Now doing business as Saul Goodman, Jimmy unveils an unorthodox strategy for client development that tests Kim’s tolerance of his new legal persona. Lalo searches for the mysterious Michael, only to discover a problem within his own operation.” Episode 2 was about: “Jimmy’s promotional stunt has unintended consequences. Nacho takes extreme measures to earn Lalo’s trust. Saul is a success at the courthouse, but still has yet to win Kim over. Simmering with rage and self-loathing, Mike loses his temper.” Previous Better Call Saul Podcasts: * All Better Call Saul content on Post Show Recaps Show Links: * Better Call Saul on AMC
February 26, 2020
Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 6 Recap: “The Surprise Party” Rob Cesternino, Akiva Wienerkur, and Josh Wigler are back to recap season 10, episode 6 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, entitled “The Surprise Party.” The story was written by Larry David and Jeff Schaffer and was directed by Erin O’Malley. According to HBO’s description, the episode was about: “When Susie plans a surprise party for Jeff, Larry suspects she has ulterior motives, and enlists the help of his new friend Wally to ensure things don’t go awry. Larry connects with a problematic inventor to develop an innovative new product.” Previous Curb Your Enthusiasm Podcasts: * All Curb Your Enthusiasm content on Post Show Recaps * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Preview Show * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Premiere Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 2 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 3 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 4 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 5 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 6 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 7 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 8 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 9 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm Season Finale | Season 9 Episode 10 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10 Premiere Recap: “Happy New Year” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 2 Recap: “Side Sitting” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 3 Recap: “Artificial Fruit” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 4 Recap: “You’re Not Going to Get Me to Say Anything Bad About Mickey” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 5 Recap: “Insufficient Praise” Show Links: * Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO
February 23, 2020
Star Trek: Picard | Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: “Stardust City Rag” Let Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) be your interfacers with this week’s Star Trek: Picard, bringing all the action and drama to your ears with a hefty amount of panache. The two get down and dirty with “Stardust City Rag,” an episode that sees the crew mounting a ramshackle heist to finally get Bruce Maddox in their tow. Seven of Nine and Raffi both address unfinished business in their respective ways. And it all culminates in a twist ending that changes the face of the show to come. Jess and Mike will be bringing recaps of Star Trek: Picard every weekend throughout season one. For feedback on the episodes, reach out to them or @PostShowRecaps on Twitter or email feedback@postshowrecaps.com. About Star Trek: Picard … CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation and across several feature films. Taking place 20 years after Picard’s last appearance and seemingly estranged from Starfleet, a mysterious visitor turns his life upside-down and starts a journey that kickstarts a brand-new chapter in his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. It will also feature appearances from previous Star Trek actors and characters, including Brent Spiner as Data, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Star Trek: Picard airs weekly on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. Links from the show: * Subscribe to our Star Trek-only podcast feed * Mike’s Episode 5 recap for CBR.com * All Star Trek content on Post Show Recaps Previous Star Trek: Picard podcast coverage … * Introduction and Canon Catch-Up *
February 21, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 2, Episode 4: “Everybody Hates Hugo” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are in charge of the pantry. God save us all. In their recap of “Everybody Hates Hugo,” Josh and Mike have a clucking good time talking about the second ever flashback episode for one Hugo “Hurley” Reyes (Jorge Garcia). Their discussion covers the immediate aftermath of Hurley’s lotto win, his on-island dilemma with the Swan Station’s food supply, and much more. “Everybody Hates Hugo” was directed by Alan Taylor and written by Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. It originally aired on October 12, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The LOST: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s LOST Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) *
February 19, 2020
Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 5 Recap: “Insufficient Praise” Rob Cesternino, Akiva Wienerkur, and Josh Wigler are back to recap season 10, episode 5 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, entitled “Insufficient Praise.” The story was written by Larry David and Jeff Schaffer and was directed by Jeff Schaffer. According to HBO’s description, the episode was about: “Larry receives a problematic gift from Freddy Funkhouser, causes trouble with Richard’s new girlfriend, and offends one of Jeff’s A-list clients.” Previous Curb Your Enthusiasm Podcasts: * All Curb Your Enthusiasm content on Post Show Recaps * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Preview Show * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Premiere Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 2 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 3 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 4 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 5 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 6 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 7 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 8 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 9 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm Season Finale | Season 9 Episode 10 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10 Premiere Recap: “Happy New Year” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 2 Recap: “Side Sitting” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 3 Recap: “Artificial Fruit” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 4 Recap: “You’re Not Going to Get Me to Say Anything Bad About Mickey” Show Links: * Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO
February 15, 2020
Star Trek: Picard | Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: “Absolute Candor” It’s time for Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) to get to the hard truths on this week’s Star Trek: Picard, hopefully without losing their heads in the process. The two break down Picard‘s first space-centered episode in “Absolute Candor.” They discuss the introduction of Elnor and his gang of Romulan warrior nuns, sliding around Borg cubes to pass the time, and the return of a very special character to Star Trek. Jess and Mike will be bringing recaps of Star Trek: Picard every weekend throughout season one. For feedback on the episodes, reach out to them or @PostShowRecaps on Twitter or email feedback@postshowrecaps.com. About Star Trek: Picard … CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation and across several feature films. Taking place 20 years after Picard’s last appearance and seemingly estranged from Starfleet, a mysterious visitor turns his life upside-down and starts a journey that kickstarts a brand-new chapter in his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. It will also feature appearances from previous Star Trek actors and characters, including Brent Spiner as Data, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Star Trek: Picard airs weekly on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. Links from the show: * Subscribe to our Star Trek-only podcast feed * Mike’s Episode 4 recap for CBR.com * Mike’s interview with Evan Evagora for CBR.com * All Star Trek content on Post Show Recaps Previous Star Trek: Picard podcast coverage … *
February 14, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 2, Episode 3: “Orientation” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are here to help you watch that again. In their recap of season two, episode three, “Orientation,” Josh and Mike break down the first official DHARMA Initiative video, explore the Swan Station, say goodbye (for now) to Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond David Hume, size up John Locke (Terry O’Quinn) and Katey Sagal’s Helen Norwood, attempt to explain why Jack (Matthew Fox) is so damn mad, and more. “Orientation” was directed by Jack Bender and written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Craig Wright. It originally aired on October 5, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page (Wikipedia) * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) * Lost Will and Testament (Javier Grillo Marxuach) *
February 12, 2020
Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 4 Recap: “You’re Not Going to Get Me to Say Anything Bad About Mickey” Rob Cesternino, Akiva Wienerkur, and Josh Wigler are back to recap season 10, episode 4 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, entitled “You’re Not Going to Get Me to Say Anything Bad About Mickey.” The story was written by Larry David and Jeff Schaffer and was directed by Jeff Schaffer. According to HBO’s description, the episode was about: “Travel plans go awry when Larry brings an impromptu date to a destination wedding. At the hotel, Larry finds himself in a sticky situation when he goes searching for a toothbrush.” Previous Curb Your Enthusiasm Podcasts: * All Curb Your Enthusiasm content on Post Show Recaps * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Preview Show * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Premiere Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 2 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 3 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 4 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 5 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 6 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 7 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 8 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 9 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm Season Finale | Season 9 Episode 10 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10 Premiere Recap: “Happy New Year” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 2 Recap: “Side Sitting” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 3 Recap: “Artificial Fruit” Show Links: * Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO
February 11, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | The DJ Dom Exposéd Party Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) came into this podcast with one big question, and now they are leaving with answers — as well as a great new friend of the podcast. Welcome to The DJ DOM Exposéd Party, in which Josh and Mike are joined by Down the Hatch listener Marc Douglas (@Marc_Douglas) to get to the bottom of one of the great unsolved LOST mysteries: who wrote “Drinks on Me,” the song Hurley (Jorge Garcia) listens to in “Numbers,” the same song that has haunted the podcast ever since? The answer stands revealed as a fourth entity enters the scene, leading to a surprising conversation about the man behind the song both in reality and in the LOST universe. Needless to say, ridiculousness lies herein. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page *
February 9, 2020
Star Trek: Picard | Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: “The End is the Beginning” with Rob Cesternino As Jean-Luc Picard has recruited more people to his cause, so have Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) added special guest Rob Cesternino (@RobCesternino) to their crew! Diehard TNG Rob gives his thoughts on Star Trek: Picard so far before the trio give their thoughts on “The End is the Beginning.” They get into the new characters introduced in Raffi Musiker and Chris Rios, track Picard’s trip back into space, and try to prognosticate what’s to come without the use of Romulan tarot cards. Jess and Mike will be bringing recaps of Star Trek: Picard every weekend throughout season one. For feedback on the episodes, reach out to them or @PostShowRecaps on Twitter or email feedback@postshowrecaps.com. About Star Trek: Picard … CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation and across several feature films. Taking place 20 years after Picard’s last appearance and seemingly estranged from Starfleet, a mysterious visitor turns his life upside-down and starts a journey that kickstarts a brand-new chapter in his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. It will also feature appearances from previous Star Trek actors and characters, including Brent Spiner as Data, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Star Trek: Picard airs weekly on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. Links from the show: * Subscribe to our Star Trek-only podcast feed * Mike’s Episode 3 recap for CBR.com * “Star Trek Picard: Why Hugh is Working with [SPOILER]” by Mike for CBR.com * All Star Trek content on Post Show Recaps Previous Star Trek: Picard podcast coverage … *
February 7, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 2, Episode 2: “Adrift” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) spend a couple hours shouting about nothing in particular. What makes this different from any other episode of Down the Hatch, you ask? Well, this time, it’s a rare situation where Josh and Mike… don’t really like an episode of Lost! The episode in question: “Adrift,” originally meant to focus on Sawyer, ultimately centering on Michael, with a splash of Locke and Kate and Desmond for good measure. One of the most uneven episodes in franchise history, Josh and Mike do some soul-searching to see just what went wrong with season two’s second hour. “Adrift” was directed by Stephen Williams, written by Steven Maeda & Leonard Dick, and originally aired September 28, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page (Wikipedia) * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) * Lost Will and Testament (Javier Grillo Marxuach) * Damon and Carlton on “Adrift” (
February 3, 2020
Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 3 Recap: “Artificial Fruit” Rob Cesternino, Akiva Wienerkur, and Josh Wigler are back to recap season 10, episode 3 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, entitled “Artificial Fruit.” The story was written by Larry David, Jeff Schaffer, and Carol Leifer and was directed by Cheryl Hines. According to HBO’s description, the episode was about: “Larry drops the ball when he gets the chance to make amends with his assistant Alice. Larry and Richard go to extreme lengths for their upcoming lunch date.” Previous Curb Your Enthusiasm Podcasts: * All Curb Your Enthusiasm content on Post Show Recaps * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Preview Show * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Premiere Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 2 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 3 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 4 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 5 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 6 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 7 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 8 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 9 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm Season Finale | Season 9 Episode 10 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10 Premiere Recap: “Happy New Year” * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 2 Recap: “Side Sitting” Show Links: * Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO
February 2, 2020
Star Trek: Picard | Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: “Maps and Legends” Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) have only one thing to say: Hell yeah! Actually, they have much more to say, as they unpack the drama and twists that continue to unfold over season 1. They get into undercover Romulans, a flashback that leaves them seeing red, some Borg harvesting, and a terminal TNG callback in their recap of “Maps and Legends.” Jess and Mike will be bringing recaps of Star Trek: Picard every weekend throughout season one. For feedback on the episodes, reach out to them or @PostShowRecaps on Twitter or email feedback@postshowrecaps.com. About Star Trek: Picard … CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation and across several feature films. Taking place 20 years after Picard’s last appearance and seemingly estranged from Starfleet, a mysterious visitor turns his life upside-down and starts a journey that kickstarts a brand-new chapter in his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. It will also feature appearances from previous Star Trek actors and characters, including Brent Spiner as Data, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Star Trek: Picard airs weekly on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. Links from the show: * Subscribe to our Star Trek-only podcast feed * Mike’s Episode 2 recap for CBR.com * Mike’s interview with director Hanelle Culpepper for CBR.com * “Star Trek: Picard’s Next Generation Connection Proves Fatal” by Mike for CBR.com * All Star Trek content on Post Show Recaps
January 31, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 2, Episode 1: “Man of Science, Man of Faith” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward), Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) and Shrek the ogre embark on a discussion of the LOST season two premiere. In “Man of Science, Man of Faith,” Jack (Matthew Fox) witnesses a miracle in the past and one in the present, as he comes face to face with someone from a long time ago: Desmond David Hume (Henry Ian Cusick). “Man of Science, Man of Faith” was written by Damon Lindelof and directed by Jack Bender. It first aired September 21, 2005 About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) * Lost Will and Testament (Javier Grillo Marxuach) *
January 28, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1 Book Club Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) do not know how to read, so they have enlisted some help as they go down the hatch and explore the many literary references in LOST season one. Special guest Jonathan Krause (@JonKrause) joins Down the Hatch for one last look back on season one before it’s full steam ahead into the second season of LOST. Jon leads Josh and Mike through a discussion of the following literary works: * Watership Down * A Wrinkle in Time * Rick Romer’s Visions of Astrology * Autoracing Magazines * Heart of Darkness * Harry Potter * Lord of the Flies And more. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) *
January 28, 2020
Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10, Episode 2 Recap: “Side Sitting” Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur are back with guest Josh Wigler to recap season 10, episode 2 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, entitled “Side Sitting.” The story was written by Larry David and Jeff Schaffer and was directed by Jeff Schaffer. According to HBO’s description, the episode was about: “Larry’s lawyer tries to resolve the situation with his assistant, Alice. Larry surprises Susie with an impressive birthday gift and comes one step closer to exacting revenge on Mocha Joe.” Previous Curb Your Enthusiasm Podcasts: * All Curb Your Enthusiasm content on Post Show Recaps * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Preview Show * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Premiere Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 2 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 3 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 4 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 5 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 6 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 7 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 8 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 9 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm Season Finale | Season 9 Episode 10 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10 Premiere Recap: “Happy New Year” Show Links: * Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO
January 26, 2020
Star Trek: Picard | Season 1, Episode 1 Recap: “Remembrance” Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) have come out of hiding to paint a picture or two of the series premiere of Star Trek: Picard, entitled “Remembrance.” After months of anticipation, the series to bring Jean-Luc Picard back into the spotlight has finally made its arrival. And with him comes characters old and new, 20 years of trauma, and a number of twists. Jess and Mike get into everything from the premiere, and what to expect from Picard moving forward. Jess and Mike will be bringing recaps of Star Trek: Picard every weekend throughout season one. For feedback on the episodes, reach out to them or @PostShowRecaps on Twitter or email feedback@postshowrecaps.com. About Star Trek: Picard … CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation and across several feature films. Taking place 20 years after Picard’s last appearance and seemingly estranged from Starfleet, a mysterious visitor turns his life upside-down and starts a journey that kickstarts a brand-new chapter in his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. It will also feature appearances from previous Star Trek actors and characters, including Brent Spiner as Data, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Star Trek: Picard airs weekly on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. Links from the show: * Subscribe to our Star Trek-only podcast feed * “Jean-Luc Picard’s 10 Best Episodes” by Jessica Liese on Primetimer.com * All Star Trek content on Post Show Recaps Previous Star Trek: Picard podcast coverage … * Introduction and Canon Catch-Up *
January 24, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1 Feedback Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) go down the hatch and close the book on season one of LOST, with a jam-packed feedback-filled retrospective. The special podcast shuts the door on the first season of the series, and sets the stage for the next wave of episodes: season two, and all the button-pushing it brings. In their sprawling recap of the three-part “Exodus,” Josh and Mike break down what both hosts believe is among the finest episodes in all of Lost, if not right at the very top. They enumerate the reasons why, from the moving Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Jack (Matthew Fox) scene in the jungle, to the raft launch, to the raft explosion, and beyond. It’s a massive recap of a massive episode, to say the least. “Exodus” was directed by Jack Bender and written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. It first aired across two nights: May 18, 2005 and May 25, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page *
January 23, 2020
Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 10 Premiere Recap: “Happy New Year” Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur are back to recap the season 10 premiere of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, entitled “Happy New Year.” The story was written by Larry David and Steve Leff and was directed by Jeff Schaffer. According to HBO’s description, the episode was about: “Larry kicks off the new year with a new rival – Mocha Joe. Later, at a cocktail party hosted by Jeff and Susie, Larry gets roped into lunch plans and has a misunderstanding with a caterer.” Previous Curb Your Enthusiasm Podcasts: * All Curb Your Enthusiasm content on Post Show Recaps * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Preview Show * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Premiere Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 2 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 3 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 4 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 5 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 6 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 7 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 8 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 9 Recap Podcast * Curb Your Enthusiasm Season Finale | Season 9 Episode 10 Recap Podcast Show Links: * Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO *
January 17, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1 Finale: “Exodus, Parts 1, 2 + 3” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are back with the longest podcast of the Down the Hatch series to date — and that’s saying something! In their sprawling recap of the three-part “Exodus,” Josh and Mike break down what both hosts believe is among the finest episodes in all of Lost, if not right at the very top. They enumerate the reasons why, from the moving Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Jack (Matthew Fox) scene in the jungle, to the raft launch, to the raft explosion, and beyond. It’s a massive recap of a massive episode, to say the least. “Exodus” was directed by Jack Bender and written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. It first aired across two nights: May 18, 2005 and May 25, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (T...
January 16, 2020
Star Trek: Picard | Series Preview Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are almost near their destination. So they’ve taken to the Ready Room to officially preview Star Trek: Picard. One week before the January 23 premiere of the highly-anticipated series, the two give their thoughts on all the information known so far from its various teasers and interviews. They get into all the new characters, the destruction of Romulus, and the drama around the Borg, the Romulans, and one mysterious girl. Jess and Mike will be bringing weekly recaps of Star Trek: Picard every weekend. For feedback on the episodes, reach out to them or @PostShowRecaps on Twitter or email feedback@postshowrecaps.com. About Star Trek: Picard … CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation and across several feature films. Taking place 20 years after Picard’s last appearance and seemingly estranged from Starfleet, a mysterious visitor turns his life upside-down and starts a journey that kickstarts a brand-new chapter in his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. It will also feature appearances from previous Star Trek actors and characters, including Brent Spiner as Data, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Star Trek: Picard airs weekly on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. Links from the show: * Subscribe to our Star Trek-only podcast feed * All Star Trek content on Post Show Recaps Previous Star Trek: Picard podcast coverage … * Introduction and Canon Catch-Up
January 12, 2020
Star Trek: Short Treks | Season 2 Recap Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are back from a harrying turbolift ride to talk about the treasure trove of tardigrade eggs that is the Star Trek: Short Treks season 2. Jess and Mike discuss all six episodes of Short Treks season 2, which aired between October 2019 and January 2020. Building off a four-episode first season from 2018, the new installments push the boundaries of tone, genre, and subject matter in Star Trek. They also talk about how these six shorts will ultimately tie into upcoming seasons of Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery, as well as the canon at large. The two will be back next week with one final preview of Picard before the series premiere on January 23. About Star Trek: Short Treks … CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Short Treks are approximately 10 to 15 minute stand-alone short stories that allow fans to dive deeper into the key themes and characters that fit into Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and the expanding Trek universe. The second season aired in monthly installments from October 2019 to January 2020. The second season of Short Treks featured the shorts “Q&A” (written by Michael Chabon, directed by Mark Pellington), “The Trouble with Edward” (written by Graham Wagner, directed by Daniel Gray Longino), “Ask Not” (written by Kalinda Vazquez, directed by Sanji Senaka), “Ephraim and Dot” (written by Chris Silvestri & Anthony Maranville, directed by Michael Giacchino), “The Girl Who Made the Stars” (written by Brandon Schultz, directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi), and “Children of Mars” (written by Kirsten Beyer & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman, directed by Mark Pellington). Links from the show: * Subscribe to our Star Trek-only podcast feed * All Star Trek content on Post Show Recaps Previous Short Treks podcast coverage … * Season 1, Episode 1 Recap: “Runaway” * Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: “Calypso” * Season 1, Episodes 3 & 4 Recap: “The Brightest Star” & “The Escape Artist”
January 10, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 22: “Born to Run” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) unleash the latest Down the Hatch time capsule in their ongoing Lost rewatch, this week covering the third and final Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) episode of season one: “Born to Run.” In “Born to Run,” Kate is desperate to get on the raft, launching imminently. Her clear desire to escape the island leads to a dramatic feud within the group, as Michael (Harold Perrineau) becomes sick, fingers are initially pointed at Sawyer (Josh Holloway), before they firmly land on a certain tropical fugitive. “Born to Run” was directed by Tucker Gates, story by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, with teleplay by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. It first aired May 11, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Holly...
January 3, 2020
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 21: “The Greater Good” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) did not know Boone, but they are going to eulogize him anyway — and my, are they inappropriately dressed for a funeral! In “The Greater Good,” Jack (Matthew Fox) and John Locke (Terry O’Quinn) begin their famous rivalry with a blow-out fight at Boone’s funeral. In the middle of it all: Sayid (Naveen Andrews), who Shannon (Maggie Grace) enlists to interrogate Locke and punish the man — a directive Shannon takes into her own hands when Sayid’s results are significantly less than satisfying. “The Greater Good” was directed by David Grossman and written by Leonard Dick. It first aired May 4, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) *
January 2, 2020
Star Trek: Picard | Introduction & Canon Catch-Up Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) have dropped out of warp to give their initial thoughts on what’s to come and what has come with the upcoming Star Trek: Picard. The two discuss everything known about the returning characters and storylines for the highly-anticipated new Star Trek series. They break down Jean-Luc Picard as a captain and person, create a list of seminal Picard-starring episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and go in-depth on the menace of the Borg and its complicated history across Trek. Jess and Mike will be back next week with a recap of all six Short Treks that have aired on CBS All Access from October through January. The week after, they’ll return to Picard, giving one final preview of what we know about the new series before its premiere on January 23. About Star Trek: Picard … CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation and across several feature films. Taking place 20 years after Picard’s last appearance and seemingly estranged from Starfleet, a mysterious visitor turns his life upside-down and starts a journey that kickstarts a brand-new chapter in his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. It will also feature appearances from previous Star Trek actors and characters, including Brent Spiner as Data, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Star Trek: Picard airs weekly on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. Links from the show: * Mike’s list of the 25 best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation for The Hollywood Reporter * All Star Trek content on Post Show Recaps
January 1, 2020
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Recap Taran Armstrong (@ArmstrongTaran) and Brent Wolgamott (@OneLuckyGay), the Lando and Lobot of podcasting, recap the most recent and final film in the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In this podcast, Taran and Brent first start off giving a spoiler-free discussion of their thoughts on the ninth and final Star Wars episode in the Skywalker Saga and more. Then, they shift into a full spoiler discussion where they discuss anything and everything they thought about the film, and the Skywalker Saga as a whole. About Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker While the First Order continues to ravage the galaxy, Rey finalizes her training as a Jedi. But danger suddenly rises from the ashes as the evil Emperor Palpatine mysteriously returns from the dead. While working with Finn and Poe Dameron to fulfill a new mission, Rey will not only face Kylo Ren once more, but she will also finally discover the truth about her parents as well as a deadly secret that could determine her future and the fate of the ultimate final showdown that is to come. Show Links * Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on IMDB * Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Post Movie Recap (Full Spoilers) – December 17, 2019 * Star Wars: The Last Jedi | The Kylo Brent Review (Full Spoilers) – December 19, 2019
December 31, 2019
The Lando and Lobot of podcasting, Taran Armstrong (@ArmstrongTaran) and Brent Wolgamott (@OneLuckyGay) recap the most recent Star Wars movie (Episode IX), The Rise of Skywalker!
December 27, 2019
Mr. Robot Series Finale Feedback | Goodbye, Friends Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) close up shop on Robot Road. In their final conversation about USA Network’s Mr. Robot (at least for now), Josh and Antonio dig into listener feedback, debate the merits of theorizing, different interpretations of the final scene of the series, and much more. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … * Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show * Season 1, Episode 1 Recap * Season 1, Episode 2 Recap * Season 1, Episode 3 Recap * Season 1, Episode 4 Recap * Season 1,
December 27, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 20: “Do No Harm” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are here to fix you … up another serving of Down the Hatch, that is! In “Do No Harm,” Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) scrubs in to save Boone Carlisle (Ian Somerhalder) from certain doom. Deeper in the jungle, Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) is tasked with helping Claire Littleton (Emilie de Ravin) through unexpected labor. Sayid (Naveen Andrews) and Shannon (Maggie Grace) are off on a date of their own, while Locke (Terry O’Quinn) is nowhere to be seen. The stakes are high as they have ever been, and the result is one of the most underrated episodes in Lost lore. “Do No Harm” was directed by Stephen Williams and written by Janet Tamaro. It first aired April 6, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywoo...
December 23, 2019
Mr. Robot | Series Finale Recap Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) are here with their recap of the final episode of Mr. Robot. That’s right, the final episode, the series finale, the end of the line. Show’s over, folks! In the first of their two final Mr. Robot podcasts, Josh and Antonio deliver their initial reactions to the two-hour series finale, written and directed by Sam Esmail. Obviously, saying anything more here is saying way too much. If you have not yet seen the episode, do yourself a favor and watch it, then hear what Josh and Antonio have to say about it. Josh and Antonio will return for one more podcast covering feedback and final thoughts on all things Mr. Robot. Send your feedback to mrrobot@postshowrecaps.com. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … * Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show * Season 1, Episode 1 Recap * Season 1, Episode 2 Recap *
December 20, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 19: “Deus Ex Machina” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) have done everything you wanted them to do, so why have you done this, TO THEM? In their recap of “Deus Ex Machina,” Josh and Mike go on a vision quest through the jungle with John Locke (Terry O’Quinn), with bad ramifications for a certain wedding business owner. In the past, Locke meets his father, Anthony Cooper, one of the most loathsome figures in all of LOST lore. By the end of it all, a light shines in the jungle, signaling the coming arrival of a fan-favorite button-pusher. “Deux Ex Machina” was directed by Robert Mandel, co-written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. It first aired March 30, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) *
December 18, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 11 Feedback: “411 eXit” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) ditch the pirate ship to stay in this world with you, friend. That’s right: one last feedback show before the series finale! In one of the last Mr. Robot podcasts ever (!!!), Josh and Antonio wade into your thoughts on the penultimate installment of the series, “411 eXit,” and take one last chance to make predictions for what’s ahead in Sam Esmail’s closing two-hour spectacular. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter * Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio’s Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … * Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show * Season 1, Episode 1 Recap * Season 1, Episode 2 Recap *
December 16, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 11 Recap: “411 eXit” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) team together to ask the tough questions, starting with the big one: “Who are you?” In their recap of “411 eXit,” Josh and Antonio plunge into the depths of the Washington Township power plant alongside Elliot (Rami Malek). The result: well… hard to spill the result without spoiling one of the strangest episodes of Sam Esmail’s USA Network thriller, which is saying something! Needless to say, a lot of shenanigans ensue. Watch the episode first, then listen in on the podcast, or else run the risk of so many spoilers. Josh and Antonio will return later in the week to answer listener feedback and also provide a preview of the series finale. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter * Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio’s Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … * Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show * Season 1, Episode 1 Recap *
December 13, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 18: “Numbers” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) play the numbers. It goes oddly. In their recap of “Numbers,” Josh and Mike follow Hurley (Jorge Garcia) into the jungle on his quest to make sense of a legendary sequence: 4 8 15 16 23 42. They are spry enough to keep pace, though not spry enough to get out of a certain segment any sooner than 12 minutes. Trust us, you’ll know it when you get to it. “Numbers” was directed by Dan Attias and written by David Fury and Brent Fletcher. It originally aired on March 2, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) * Lost Will and Testament (Javier Grillo Marxuach)
December 11, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 10 Recap: “410 Gone” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) pull over into the nearest rest station, because they’re in the middle of a Code Red emergency, to discuss “410 Gone.” This week, the Mr. Robot podcast duo tackles “410 Gone,” which focuses almost entirely on Carly Chaikin’s Darlene Alderson and Grace Gummer’s Dom DiPierro. A tense road trip toward Budapest, Mr. Robot effectively signs off on Dom and quite possibly Darlene as well — unless that’s not at all what just happened! In the podcast, Josh and Antonio cover the possibilities, and look ahead toward the final three hours of the series. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter * Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio’s Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … * Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show * Season 1, Episode 1 Recap *
December 6, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 17: “…In Translation” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) didn’t start the fire, but they’re hopping into the blaze anyway with their recap of the first (and, apparently, only) solo Jin Kwon flashback episode, “…In Translation.” In “…In Translation,” Daniel Dae Kim steps into the spotlight to reveal new sides of Jin, up to this point depicted as a ruthless outsider, here revealed as a deeply misunderstood and damaged individual. Josh and Mike talk about how Jin’s story unfolds, and they also make a meal out of the episode title’s ellipsis. “…In Translation” was directed by Tucker Gates and written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Leonard Dick. It originally aired on February 23, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter)
December 4, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 9 Recap: “409 Conflict” It’s raining chaos, and Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) have brought their umbrellas accordingly. Josh and Antonio discuss “409 Conflict,” the ninth episode of the final season of Sam Esmail’s Mr. Robot. After several brutal installments in a row, Elliot (Rami Malek) and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) finally strike back against the Whiterose (BD Wong) empire, with a helpful assist from an unlikely ally: Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer). Josh and Antonio discuss the attack against the Deus Group, the casualties along the way, and that insane opening scene. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * Josh’s conversation with Michael Cristofer about Phillip Price * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter * Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio’s Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … * Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show *
November 29, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 16: “Outlaws” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) become boar experts and “Outlaws” in their latest episode of the LOST rewatch. In “Outlaws,” Sawyer (Josh Holloway) undertakes two missions of vengeance: one against a boar on the island who has been rampaging through his stuff, and one against a man in Sydney who is allegedly responsible for ruining his life. In the process, he crosses paths with friends and foes, makes some new drinking buddies, and maybe even earns a few rare MVP points in the process. “Outlaws” was directed by Jack Bender and written by Drew Goddard. It originally aired on February 16, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page * Josh’s Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) *
November 26, 2019
The Walking Dead | Season 10, Episode 8 Recap: “The World Before” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) chart a course for Bloodsworth Island and find themselves trapped in a cave filled with zombies instead. In their discussion of season 10, episode eight, “The World Before,” Josh and Jess get into the midseason finale, in which all hell breaks loose. By “all hell,” of course, we mean a zombified fan-favorite nearly eats a baby, a confounding villain meets his maker, Michonne (Danai Gurira) sails off for a new world in an attempt to defeat the Whisperers, while Daryl (Norman Reedus) and friends end the half-season surrounded by flesh-hungry walkers in a subterranean lair. Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 59 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead … Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Show Links * All The Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps * All of Josh’s The Walking Dead content at The Hollywood Reporter * Jess’ Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10 Previous The Walking Dead season 10 podcast coverage … * Season 10 Preview *
November 25, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | The Lindeloff, Vol. 1 Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) welcome Rob Cesternino (@robcesternino) to the island for the first ever LOST: Down the Hatch song parody contest. That’s right — it’s time for THE LINDELOFF, in which various singers from across the world compete for their chance at earning a prestigious Wombat Station hat. With the help of the ghost of Casey Kasem broadcasting from the island’s radio tower, Josh, Rob and Mike settle in and listen to the musical stylings of several different Hatchlings weighing in on various corners of the LOST canon. Vote on the winner of The Lindeloff, Vol. 1 by going to postshowrecaps.com/votedamon. The winner will be revealed during the Down the Hatch recap of “…In Translation.”
November 25, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 8 Recap: “408 Request Timeout” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) do their best to find the key to unlocking the latest hour of Sam Esmail’s Mr. Robot, “408 Request Timeout.” Following on the heels of the devastating, groundbreaking “407 Proxy Authentication Required,” Josh and Antonio move forward into “408 Request Timeout,” an episode that lives up to its title: Elliot (Rami Malek) takes the time to confront the severity of what he’s just learned about his past, while the rest of the action centers on Darlene (Carly Chaikin), Dom (Grace Gummer) and Janice (Ashlie Atkinson). It does not work out so well for all of them — some worse than others. Send feedback for the Mr. Robot podcast by writing into our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * Josh’s conversation with Elliot Villar about Fernando Vera * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter * Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio’s Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … * Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show *
November 21, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 7 Feedback: “407 Proxy Authentication Required” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) brave the storm once again to talk about “407 Proxy Authentication Required,” the groundbreaking seventh installment of the final Mr. Robot season. In this podcast, Josh and Antonio use listener feedback to guide their conversation, crawling all over the brutal hour of television. Among topics covered: Elliot’s heartbreaking revelation, the question of whether we will ever see Mr. Robot again, if Fernando Vera’s return to the series is now officially justified, how the episode structure maps to the five stages of grief, and more. Send feedback for the Mr. Robot podcast by writing into our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * Josh’s conversation with Elliot Villar about Fernando Vera * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter * Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio’s Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … * Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show * Season 1, Episode 1 Recap *
November 20, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 15: “Homecoming” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) dig into “Homecoming,” and… really? This is Damon Lindelof’s least favorite LOST episode? In “Homecoming,” Charlie Pace (Dominic Monaghan) takes center stage in the past with a weird little ditty about puking into photocopiers or something, and okay, it’s not great, but! What about everything happening on the island? With Claire (Emilie De Ravin) back at camp, questions abound about Ethan Rom (William Mapother) and the Others he represents, leading to one of the tensest hours in early LOST history — forgiving the flashbacks, at least. With an ending that was very frustrating to some in the moment, “Homecoming” may warrant a new perspective and evaluation. Josh and Mike are here to do exactly that. “Homecoming” was directed by Kevin Hooks and written by Damon Lindelof. It originally aired on February 9, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page *
November 20, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) dig into "Homecoming," and... really? This is Damon Lindelof's least favorite LOST episode? In "Homecoming," Charlie Pace (Dominic Monaghan) takes center stage in the past with a weird little ditty about puking into photocopiers or something, and okay, it's not great, but! What about everything happening on the island? With Claire (Emilie De Ravin) back at camp, questions abound about Ethan Rom (William Mapother) and the Others he represents, leading to one of the tensest hours in early LOST history — forgiving the flashbacks, at least. With an ending that was very frustrating to some in the moment, "Homecoming" may warrant a new perspective and evaluation. Josh and Mike are here to do exactly that. "Homecoming" was directed by Kevin Hooks and written by Damon Lindelof. It originally aired on February 9, 2005. About Down the Hatch ... LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) Lost Will and Testament (Javier Grillo Marxuach) Soundtrack Analysis: "Homecoming" (Jim Fels) Damon Lindelof on "Homecoming" (USA Today) William Mapother on the Deleted "Homecoming" Battle (The Tail Section) The Scott/Steve Struggle (Lost Tree House) LOST: We Have to Go Back from Michael Giacchino (Mondo) James "Sawyer" Ford, Illustrated (Sami Cappa) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "Homecoming" ... Kate: 8 Locke: 5 Jack: 4 Sayid: 4 Charlie: 4 Claire: 4 Sun: 4 Monster: 2 Hurley: 2 Jin: 2 Walt: 2 Rose: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Lucy: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 The Stewart family: 1 Trucker: 1 Michael: 1 Scott: -1 The Polar Bears: -1 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Margo Shepard: -1 Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1 Allison Janney: -1 Liam Pace: -1 Driveshaft: -1 Anthony Cooper: -1 The Family Sawyer Conned: -1 Omar: -1 The French crew AKA the Blowfish: -1 Richard Malkin: -1 WTCMB Bank Robbers: -1 Mr. Manager: -1 Bryan...
November 19, 2019
The Walking Dead | Season 10, Episode 7 Recap: “Open Your Eyes” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) talk about hemlocks and headlocks, both fatal in their own rights, in the latest episode of the Walking Dead podcast, called “Open Your Eyes.” In their discussion of season 10, episode seven, “Open Your Eyes,” Josh and Jess cover the death of a series regular, the unmasking of a Whisperer, Carol (Melissa McBride) once again serving food as an intimidation tactic, Carol once again being horrible to a child, and Arkansas Dave Mr. Rudabot. That last one is a really niche joke but man oh man did it create some belly laughs here on this podcast. Elsewhere, in Alexandria, disease! Sickness! Ailments! Swine flu? Okay, probably not swine flu again, but sickness all the same! Josh and Jess examine the reasons why so many of the Alexandrians are currently shacking up at the infirmary. Plus, what’s up with Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and his new radio pen pal? It’s a hard one to talk about without getting into spoilers from the comic books… good thing we have a section dedicated for that very purpose! Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the one hour and four minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead … Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Show Links * All The Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps * All of Josh’s The Walking Dead content at The Hollywood Reporter *
November 19, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) talk about hemlocks and headlocks, both fatal in their own rights, in the latest episode of the Walking Dead podcast. In their discussion of season 10, episode seven, "Open Your Eyes," Josh and Jess cover the death of a series regular, the unmasking of a Whisperer, Carol (Melissa McBride) once again serving food as an intimidation tactic, Carol once again being horrible to a child, and Arkansas Dave Mr. Rudabot. That last one is a really niche joke but man oh man did it create some belly laughs here on this podcast. Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the one hour and four minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead ... Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Links from the show: • All the Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps • All of Josh's Walking Dead content on The Hollywood Reporter • Jess' Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10
November 18, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 7 Reaction: “407 Proxy Authentication Required” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) offer their first thoughts on “407 Proxy Authentication Required,” the latest episode of Sam Esmail’s Mr. Robot. Note that this episode covers difficult subject matter, and listener discretion is advised. As the episode itself advises, resources are available via the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and thehotline.org. Josh and Antonio will discuss the episode further with the assistance of feedback in a separate podcast. Write in on Twitter or using our e-mail address.
November 18, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) offer their first thoughts on "407 Proxy Authentication Required," the latest episode of Sam Esmail's Mr. Robot. Note that this episode covers difficult subject matter, and listener discretion is advised. As the episode itself advises, resources are available via the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and thehotline.org. Josh and Antonio will discuss the episode further with the assistance of feedback in a separate podcast. Write in on Twitter or using our e-mail address.
November 15, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 14: “Special” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) hate Susan and Brian so. Freaking. Much. And they’re going to tell you all about it in their recap of season one, episode 14, “Special.” But first, let’s get one thing off the chest: *deep inhale* WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT! *deep exhale* Okay! So, in “Special,” Michael (Harold Perrineau) gets the flashback treatment, as does his son, Walt (Malcolm David Kelley). We come to find why they were estranged before the crash, how Michael has attempted to father Walt from a distance, and why he’s faring so poorly now that they’re together — at least until they find a way to reconnect over a polar bear. There’s additional drama on the island: Michael threatens to kill Locke (Terry O’Quinn), for one, and manages to get one over on Boone (Ian Somerhalder) as well. He also decides to start building the raft, the beginning of one of the most important story arcs of the season. Meanwhile, Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) gets punched in the face and reads Claire’s diary because he’s “bloody scum.” But how can he be both bloody scum and a bloody rock god? A mystery for another time. Also, Brian and Susan Porter are in this episode, and they are the worst. “Special” was directed by Greg Yitanes and written by David Fury. It originally aired on January 19, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: *
November 15, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) hate Susan and Brian so. Freaking. Much. And they're going to tell you all about it in their recap of season one, episode 14, "Special." But first, let's get one thing off the chest: *deep inhale* WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT! *deep exhale* Okay! So, in "Special," Michael (Harold Perrineau) gets the flashback treatment, as does his son, Walt (Malcolm David Kelley). We come to find why they were estranged before the crash, how Michael has attempted to father Walt from a distance, and why he's faring so poorly now that they're together — at least until they find a way to reconnect over a polar bear. There's additional drama on the island: Michael threatens to kill Locke (Terry O'Quinn), for one, and manages to get one over on Boone (Ian Somerhalder) as well. He also decides to start building the raft, the beginning of one of the most important story arcs of the season. Meanwhile, Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) gets punched in the face and reads Claire's diary because he's "bloody scum." But how can he be both bloody scum and a bloody rock god? A mystery for another time. Also, Brian and Susan Porter are in this episode, and they are the worst. "Special" was directed by Greg Yitanes and written by David Fury. It originally aired on January 19, 2005. About Down the Hatch ... LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) Lost Will and Testament (Javier Grillo Marxuach) Soundtrack Analysis: "Special" (Jim Fels) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "Special" ... Kate: 8 Locke: 4 Sayid: 4 Charlie: 4 Sun: 4 Jack: 3 Monster: 2 Claire: 2 Hurley: 2 Jin: 2 Walt: 2 Rose: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 The Stewart family: 1 Trucker: 1 Michael: 1 The Polar Bears: -1 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Margo Shepard: -1 Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1 Allison Janney: -1 Liam Pace: -1 Driveshaft: -1 Anthony Cooper:...
November 13, 2019
The Walking Dead | Season 10, Episode 6: “Bonds” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) put their thoughts on the latest Walking Dead episode, entitled “Bonds,” in the ground for a little while, and they have emerged with hot takes! In their podcast discussion of season ten, episode six, “Bonds,” Josh and Jess cover Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) going deep into the heart of Whisperer culture, butting heads with Beta (Ryan Hurst), and his newfound fascination with the queen bee herself, Alpha (Samantha Morton). Meanwhile, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) go on an expedition of their own into Whisperer territory, returning with something — or someone — unexpected. Elsewhere, in Alexandria, disease! Sickness! Ailments! Swine flu? Okay, probably not swine flu again, but sickness all the same! Josh and Jess examine the reasons why so many of the Alexandrians are currently shacking up at the infirmary. Plus, what’s up with Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and his new radio pen pal? It’s a hard one to talk about without getting into spoilers from the comic books… good thing we have a section dedicated for that very purpose! Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 53 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead … Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Show Links * All The Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps * All of Josh’s The Walking Dead content at The Hollywood Reporter *
November 13, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 6 Recap: “406 Not Acceptable” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) bring their baseball bats to the podcast (but not their “Little B” hats) as they discuss the latest round of Mr. Robot. In “406 Not Acceptable,” Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) crosses an uncrossable line by drugging a woman as a means of blackmailing her into helping target the Dark Army. What’s the cost of one life in service of taking down the biggest shadow conspiracy in modern human history? It’s the question on Elliot’s mind as he undertakes the action, and your answer and his may differ entirely. Elsewhere in the episode, Fernando Vera (Elliot Villar) steps further out of the shadows and into the light as he tries to turn Krista (Gloria Reuben) into a weapon. His goal: break Elliot, and use him to conquer New York City. The end of the episode strongly indicates an imminent meeting of the minds between Elliot and Vera, their first showdown following the prison break and the subsequent death of Shayla (Frankie Shaw). Send feedback for the Mr. Robot podcast by writing into our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * Josh’s conversation with Elliot Villar about Fernando Vera * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter *
November 13, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) bring their baseball bats to the podcast (but not their "Little B" hats) as they discuss the latest round of Mr. Robot. In "406 Not Acceptable," Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) crosses an uncrossable line by drugging a woman as a means of blackmailing her into helping target the Dark Army. What's the cost of one life in service of taking down the biggest shadow conspiracy in modern human history? It's the question on Elliot's mind as he undertakes the action, and your answer and his may differ entirely. Elsewhere in the episode, Fernando Vera (Elliot Villar) steps further out of the shadows and into the light as he tries to turn Krista (Gloria Reuben) into a weapon. His goal: break Elliot, and use him to conquer New York City. The end of the episode strongly indicates an imminent meeting of the minds between Elliot and Vera, their first showdown following the prison break and the subsequent death of Shayla (Frankie Shaw). Send feedback for the Mr. Robot podcast by writing into our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot ... Rami Malek stars on USA Network's Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot's deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.  Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot's sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: • Josh's conversation with Elliot Villar about Fernando Vera • All of Josh's writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter • Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio's Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … • Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show • Season 1, Episode 1 Recap • Season 1, Episode 2 Recap • Season 1, Episode 3 Recap • Season 1, Episode 4 Recap • Season 1, Episode 5 Recap • Season 1, Episode 6 Recap • Season 1, Episode 7 Recap • Season 1, Episode 8 Recap • Season 1, Episode 9 Recap • Season 1, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2 Preview Show • Season 2, Episode 1 + 2 Recap • Season 2, Episode 3 Recap • Season 2, Episode 4 Recap • Season 2, Episode 5 Recap • Season 2, Episode 6 Recap • Season 2, Episode 7 Recap • Season 2, Episode 8 Recap • Season 2, Episode 9 Recap • Season 2, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2, Episode 11 Recap • Season 2, Episode 12 Recap • Season 2 in Review • Season 3 Preview: 7 Things to Know • Season 3 Preview: How to Catch Up in 18 Scenes • Season 3, Episode 1 Recap • Season 3, Episode 2 Recap • Season 3, Episode 3 Recap • Season 3, Episode 4 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Feedback • Season 3, Episode 7 Recap • Season 3, Episode 8 Recap • Season 3, Episode 9 Recap • Season 3, Episode 10 Recap • Season 3, Martin Wallström Interview • Season 3 Finale Deep Dive Recap • Season 3, Goodbye Friends with Kor Adana • Final Season Preview: Welcome Back, Friend • Season 4, Episode 1 Recap • Season...
November 13, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) put their thoughts on the latest Walking Dead episode in the ground for a little while, and they have emerged with hot takes!  In their podcast discussion of season ten, episode six, "Bonds," Josh and Jess cover Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) going deep into the heart of Whisperer culture, butting heads with Beta (Ryan Hurst), and his newfound fascination with the queen bee herself, Alpha (Samantha Morton). Meanwhile, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) go on an expedition of their own into Whisperer territory, returning with something — or someone — unexpected. Elsewhere, in Alexandria, disease! Sickness! Ailments! Swine flu? Okay, probably not swine flu again, but sickness all the same! Josh and Jess examine the reasons why so many of the Alexandrians are currently shacking up at the infirmary. Plus, what's up with Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and his new radio pen pal? It's a hard one to talk about without getting into spoilers from the comic books... good thing we have a section dedicated for that very purpose! Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 53 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead ... Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Links from the show: • All the Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps • All of Josh's Walking Dead content on The Hollywood Reporter • Jess' Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10
November 13, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) put their thoughts on the latest Walking Dead episode in the ground for a little while, and they have emerged with hot takes!  In their podcast discussion of season ten, episode six, "Bonds," Josh and Jess cover Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) going deep into the heart of Whisperer culture, butting heads with Beta (Ryan Hurst), and his newfound fascination with the queen bee herself, Alpha (Samantha Morton). Meanwhile, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) go on an expedition of their own into Whisperer territory, returning with something — or someone — unexpected. Elsewhere, in Alexandria, disease! Sickness! Ailments! Swine flu? Okay, probably not swine flu again, but sickness all the same! Josh and Jess examine the reasons why so many of the Alexandrians are currently shacking up at the infirmary. Plus, what's up with Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and his new radio pen pal? It's a hard one to talk about without getting into spoilers from the comic books... good thing we have a section dedicated for that very purpose! Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 53 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead ... Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Links from the show: • All the Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps • All of Josh's Walking Dead content on The Hollywood Reporter • Jess' Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10
November 8, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 13: “Hearts and Minds” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) apply some strange sesame paste to their open wounds in order to properly trip on through “Hearts and Minds.” The first (and only!) flashback focused squarely on Ian Somerhalder’s Boone, “Hearts and Minds” focuses on the wedding empire prince’s journey down to Sydney in order to save his sister Shannon (Maggie Grace) from an abusive boyfriend — except that’s not the full story, on a few fronts. On the island, Boone once again finds himself tasked with rescuing Shannon — but again, not the full story. “Hearts and Minds” is often remembered as the episode where Boone and Shannon’s sibling rivalry becomes something else entirely, but is that a fair place in history, or is there more to the story here? Josh and Mike investigate that question as they dig into the Boone of it all, as well as the breakout storylines for so many of the other characters: Jack (Matthew Fox), Locke (Terry O’Quinn), Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and more. “Hearts and Minds” was directed by Rod Holcomb and co-written by Carlton Cuse and Javier Grillo-Marxuach. It originally aired on January 12, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down th...
November 8, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) apply some strange sesame paste to their open wounds in order to properly trip on through "Hearts and Minds." The first (and only!) flashback focused squarely on Ian Somerhalder's Boone, "Hearts and Minds" focuses on the wedding empire prince's journey down to Sydney in order to save his sister Shannon (Maggie Grace) from an abusive boyfriend — except that's not the full story, on a few fronts. On the island, Boone once again finds himself tasked with rescuing Shannon — but again, not the full story.  "Hearts and Minds" is often remembered as the episode where Boone and Shannon's sibling rivalry becomes something else entirely, but is that a fair place in history, or is there more to the story here? Josh and Mike investigate that question as they dig into the Boone of it all, as well as the breakout storylines for so many of the other characters: Jack (Matthew Fox), Locke (Terry O'Quinn), Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and more. "Hearts and Minds" was directed by Rod Holcomb and co-written by Carlton Cuse and Javier Grillo-Marxuach. It originally aired on January 12, 2005. About Down the Hatch ... LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) Lost Will and Testament (Javier Grillo Marxuach) Soundtrack Analysis: "Hearts and Minds" (Jim Fels) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "Hearts and Minds" ... Kate: 8 Sayid: 4 Locke: 4 Charlie: 4 Sun: 4 Jack: 3 Monster: 2 Claire: 2 Hurley: 2 Jin: 2 Walt: 1 Rose: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 The Stewart family: 1 Trucker: 1 Ethan Rom: 0 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Margo Shepard: -1 Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1 Allison Janney: -1 Liam Pace: -1 Driveshaft: -1 Anthony Cooper: -1 The Family Sawyer Conned: -1 Omar: -1 The French crew AKA the Blowfish: -1 Richard Malkin: -1 WTCMB Bank Robbers: -1 Mr. Manager: -1 Bryan (Hearts & Minds): -1 Da...
November 5, 2019
The Walking Dead | Season 10, Episode 5 Recap: “What It Always Is” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) tap back into the Walking Dead recapping game with their podcast about season 10, episode 5, “What It Always Is.” Fresh from escaping Alexandria, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) hits the open road with an uninvited guest: Brandon, a creepy Negan fanboy who grew up hearing stories about the Saviors. When Brandon’s dark hero worship takes a turn for the worse, Negan’s forced to confront his own past behavior, and even some literal relics from the past: his leather jacket, and his old friend Lucille. Away from Negan, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) joins Connie (Lauren Ridloff) on a mission to find her missing sister Kelly (Angel Theory), which leads to some cute moments between this not-quite-yet-a-couple. Less cute: Magna (Nadia Hilker) and Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), as their relationship hits a significant bump in the road. Bumpier still: King Ezekiel (Khary Payton), who reveals a deadly secret about his health. Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 58:30 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead … Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Show Links * All The Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps * All of Josh’s The Walking Dead content at The Hollywood Reporter *
November 5, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) tap back into the Walking Dead recapping game with their podcast about season 10, episode 5, "What It Always Is." Fresh from escaping Alexandria, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) hits the open road with an uninvited guest: Brandon, a creepy Negan fanboy who grew up hearing stories about the Saviors. When Brandon's dark hero worship takes a turn for the worse, Negan's forced to confront his own past behavior, and even some literal relics from the past: his leather jacket, and his old friend Lucille. Away from Negan, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) joins Connie (Lauren Ridloff) on a mission to find her missing sister Kelly (Angel Theory), which leads to some cute moments between this not-quite-yet-a-couple. Less cute: Magna (Nadia Hilker) and Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), as their relationship hits a significant bump in the road. Bumpier still: King Ezekiel (Khary Payton), who reveals a deadly secret about his health. Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 58:30 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead ... Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Links from the show: • All the Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps • All of Josh's Walking Dead content on The Hollywood Reporter • Jess' Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10
November 4, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: “405 Method Not Allowed” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) script out all their thoughts on the latest episode of Mr. Robot and translate them to podcast via text to voice, as a grand tribute to the (mostly) dialogue-free “405 Method Not Allowed.” In “405 Method Not Allowed,” creator Sam Esmail removes spoken dialogue from the equation for a largely wordless hour of the USA Network thriller. Elliot (Rami Malek) and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) break into Virtual Realty in an attempt to get their hands around the throat of the Deus Group’s money source, while Dominique DiPierro (Grace Gummer) is sent upstate to check on the burning Dark Army van left in the wake of “404 Not Found.” It’s all action, all the time, in a very special Christmas episode of Mr. Robot, and therefore a very special episode of the Mr. Robot podcast. Josh and Antonio will be late with their podcast recap of “406 Not Acceptable,” so plenty of time for you to send in your questions and comments. Do so at by writing in to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter, and keep an eye out on your podcast feed on November 13. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * Josh’s conversation with Sam Esmail about “405 Method Not Allowed” * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter *
November 4, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) script out all their thoughts on the latest episode of Mr. Robot and translate them to podcast via text to voice, as a grand tribute to the (mostly) dialogue-free "405 Method Not Allowed." In "405 Method Not Allowed," creator Sam Esmail removes spoken dialogue from the equation for a largely wordless hour of the USA Network thriller. Elliot (Rami Malek) and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) break into Virtual Realty in an attempt to get their hands around the throat of the Deus Group's money source, while Dominique DiPierro (Grace Gummer) is sent upstate to check on the burning Dark Army van left in the wake of "404 Not Found." It's all action, all the time, in a very special Christmas episode of Mr. Robot, and therefore a very special episode of the Mr. Robot podcast. Josh and Antonio will be late with their podcast recap of "406 Not Acceptable," so plenty of time for you to send in your questions and comments. Do so at by writing in to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter, and keep an eye out on your podcast feed on November 13. About Mr. Robot ... Rami Malek stars on USA Network's Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot's deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.  Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot's sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: • Josh's conversation with Sam Esmail about "405 Method Not Allowed" • All of Josh's writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter • Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio's Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … • Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show • Season 1, Episode 1 Recap • Season 1, Episode 2 Recap • Season 1, Episode 3 Recap • Season 1, Episode 4 Recap • Season 1, Episode 5 Recap • Season 1, Episode 6 Recap • Season 1, Episode 7 Recap • Season 1, Episode 8 Recap • Season 1, Episode 9 Recap • Season 1, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2 Preview Show • Season 2, Episode 1 + 2 Recap • Season 2, Episode 3 Recap • Season 2, Episode 4 Recap • Season 2, Episode 5 Recap • Season 2, Episode 6 Recap • Season 2, Episode 7 Recap • Season 2, Episode 8 Recap • Season 2, Episode 9 Recap • Season 2, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2, Episode 11 Recap • Season 2, Episode 12 Recap • Season 2 in Review • Season 3 Preview: 7 Things to Know • Season 3 Preview: How to Catch Up in 18 Scenes • Season 3, Episode 1 Recap • Season 3, Episode 2 Recap • Season 3, Episode 3 Recap • Season 3, Episode 4 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Feedback • Season 3, Episode 7 Recap • Season 3, Episode 8 Recap • Season 3, Episode 9 Recap • Season 3, Episode 10 Recap • Season 3, Martin Wallström Interview • Season 3 Finale Deep Dive Recap • Season 3, Goodbye Friends with Kor Adana • Final Season Preview: Welcome...
November 1, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 12: “Whatever the Case May Be” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) go swimming with their jeans on as they try to open up “Whatever the Case May Be,” the current title holder for worst episode in LOST history. Are the rumors true? Is “Whatever the Case May Be” really the worst episode in LOSThistory? Almost definitely not! Josh and Mike begin their deep dive into the episode with a look at the circumstances leading into the episode’s creation, and how that helps explain some of its more uneven aspects. Then, Josh and Mike dig into the plot: Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) finds a mysterious case on the island, and obsessively tries to open it, keeping all others from finding out its true contents — specifically, the toy airplane that belonged to “the man [she] loved,” who also happens to be “the man [she] killed.” In flashbacks, we discover the circumstances that led to Kate finding the airplane… sorta. Not really, honestly. It’s just a bank heist that probably did not need to go down. Anyway, we’ll talk about it! “Whatever the Case May Be” was directed by Jack Bender and co-written by Damon Lindelof and Jennifer Johnson. It originally aired on January 5, 2005. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: *
November 1, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) go swimming with their jeans on as they try to open up "Whatever the Case May Be," the current title holder for worst episode in Lost history. Are the rumors true? Is "Whatever the Case May Be" really the worst episode in Lost history? Almost definitely not! Josh and Mike begin their deep dive into the episode with a look at the circumstances leading into the episode's creation, and how that helps explain some of its more uneven aspects. Then, Josh and Mike dig into the plot: Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) finds a mysterious case on the island, and obsessively tries to open it, keeping all others from finding out its true contents — specifically, the toy airplane that belonged to "the man loved," who also happens to be "the man [she] killed." In flashbacks, we discover the circumstances that led to Kate finding the airplane... sorta. Not really, honestly. It's just a bank heist that probably did not need to go down. Anyway, we'll talk about it! "Whatever the Case May Be" was directed by Jack Bender and co-written by Damon Lindelof and Jennifer Johnson. It originally aired on January 5, 2005. About Down the Hatch ... LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) Lost Will and Testament (Javier Grillo Marxuach) Damon Lindelof's History of Lost (The Wrap) Damon Lindelof on "Whatever the Case May Be" (Vox) Damon and Carlton on "Through the Looking Glass" (Syfy Wire) Soundtrack Analysis: "Whatever the Case May Be" (Jim Fels) The Hatch Boys, Illustrated (Sami Cappa) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "Whatever the Case May Be" ... Kate: 7 Sayid: 4 Locke: 4 Charlie: 4 Jack: 3 Sun: 3 Monster: 2 Claire: 2 Hurley: 2 Jin: 1 Walt: 1 Rose: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 The Stewart family: 1 Trucker: 1 Ethan Rom: 0 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Margo Shepard:...
November 1, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) go swimming with their jeans on as they try to open up "Whatever the Case May Be," the current title holder for worst episode in Lost history. Are the rumors true? Is "Whatever the Case May Be" really the worst episode in Lost history? Almost definitely not! Josh and Mike begin their deep dive into the episode with a look at the circumstances leading into the episode's creation, and how that helps explain some of its more uneven aspects. Then, Josh and Mike dig into the plot: Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) finds a mysterious case on the island, and obsessively tries to open it, keeping all others from finding out its true contents — specifically, the toy airplane that belonged to "the man loved," who also happens to be "the man [she] killed." In flashbacks, we discover the circumstances that led to Kate finding the airplane... sorta. Not really, honestly. It's just a bank heist that probably did not need to go down. Anyway, we'll talk about it! "Whatever the Case May Be" was directed by Jack Bender and co-written by Damon Lindelof and Jennifer Johnson. It originally aired on January 5, 2005. About Down the Hatch ... LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) Lost Will and Testament (Javier Grillo Marxuach) Damon Lindelof's History of Lost (The Wrap) Damon Lindelof on "Whatever the Case May Be" (Vox) Damon and Carlton on "Through the Looking Glass" (Syfy Wire) Soundtrack Analysis: "Whatever the Case May Be" (Jim Fels) The Hatch Boys, Illustrated (Sami Cappa) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "Whatever the Case May Be" ... Kate: 7 Sayid: 4 Locke: 4 Charlie: 4 Jack: 3 Sun: 3 Monster: 2 Claire: 2 Hurley: 2 Jin: 1 Walt: 1 Rose: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 The Stewart family: 1 Trucker: 1 Ethan Rom: 0 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Margo Shepard:...
October 29, 2019
The Walking Dead | Season 10, Episode 4 Recap: “Silence the Whisperers” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) are throwing people into walls and making a break for it in their podcast discussion about The Walking Dead season 10, episode 4, “Silence the Whisperers.” Okay, so, no actual people were thrown into the walls during the recording of this podcast. The same cannot be said for the denizens of Alexandria, as Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) kills one of the most prominent members of the Highwaymen (yep, they’re still around) in an attempt to defend ex-Whisperer Lydia (Cassady McClincy). As a result, the Alexandria council must vote on what to do about Negan — but before they can cast their ballots, he’s in the wind, his exact whereabouts currently unknown. Over at the Hilltop, a tree has fallen, causing all kinds of panic. Ezekiel (Khary Payton) starts to doubt himself, sending him on a quest outside of the community, and into the warm embrace of an unexpected stranger: Michonne (Danai Gurira). Their connection may come somewhat out of place for fans of the show only, but comic book readers certainly read quite a bit into the scene with these two powerful warriors. Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 56 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead … Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Show Links * All The Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps * All of Josh’s The Walking Dead content at The Hollywood Reporter *
October 29, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 4 Recap: “404 Not Found” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) were lost in an effort to escape the howls of death. Now, one day later than expected, they are here with their recap of the eventful fourth episode of Mr. Robot season four, “404 Not Found.” In “404 Not Found,” three men spend Christmas Eve by taking a walk through the woods — okay, technically two: Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) and his imaginary wingman Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), as well as Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström). Their objective: find and destroy a Dark Army operative before he can report back to Whiterose (BD Wong) on their plans to thwart the Deus Group. The complication: they are completely lost, without any cell or internet service whatsoever, in very unfamiliar surroundings. The night does not end well for everyone; elsewhere, things go much better for Darlene Alderson (Carly Chaikin) as she tries to track down Elliot, but it’s a strange night for her as well. Josh and Antonio dig into all of those corners of the Robot universe and more, in addition to answering questions from the listeners. Send your theories and feedback every week to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * Josh’s conversation with Sam Esmail and [redacted] about that ending * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter *
October 29, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) are throwing people into walls and making a break for it in their podcast discussion about The Walking Dead season 10, episode 4, "Silence the Whisperers." Okay, so, no actual people were thrown into the walls during the recording of this podcast. The same cannot be said for the denizens of Alexandria, as Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) kills one of the most prominent members of the Highwaymen (yep, they're still around) in an attempt to defend ex-Whisperer Lydia (Cassady McClincy). As a result, the Alexandria council must vote on what to do about Negan — but before they can cast their ballots, he's in the wind, his exact whereabouts currently unknown. Over at the Hilltop, a tree has fallen, causing all kinds of panic. Ezekiel (Khary Payton) starts to doubt himself, sending him on a quest outside of the community, and into the warm embrace of an unexpected stranger: Michonne (Danai Gurira). Their connection may come somewhat out of place for fans of the show only, but comic book readers certainly read quite a bit into the scene with these two powerful warriors. Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 56 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead ... Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Links from the show: • All the Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps • All of Josh's Walking Dead content on The Hollywood Reporter • Josh's THR predictions for what's next for Negan • Jess' Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10 • Dalton Ross' interview with Angela Kang
October 29, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) were lost in an effort to escape the howls of death. Now, one day later than expected, they are here with their recap of the eventful fourth episode of Mr. Robot season four, "404 Not Found." In "404 Not Found," three men spend Christmas Eve by taking a walk through the woods — okay, technically two: Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) and his imaginary wingman Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), as well as Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström). Their objective: find and destroy a Dark Army operative before he can report back to Whiterose (BD Wong) on their plans to thwart the Deus Group. The complication: they are completely lost, without any cell or internet service whatsoever, in very unfamiliar surroundings. The night does not end well for everyone; elsewhere, things go much better for Darlene Alderson (Carly Chaikin) as she tries to track down Elliot, but it's a strange night for her as well. Josh and Antonio dig into all of those corners of the Robot universe and more, in addition to answering questions from the listeners. Send your theories and feedback every week to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot ... Rami Malek stars on USA Network's Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot's deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.  Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot's sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: • Josh's conversation with Sam Esmail and about that ending • All of Josh's writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter • Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio's Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … • Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show • Season 1, Episode 1 Recap • Season 1, Episode 2 Recap • Season 1, Episode 3 Recap • Season 1, Episode 4 Recap • Season 1, Episode 5 Recap • Season 1, Episode 6 Recap • Season 1, Episode 7 Recap • Season 1, Episode 8 Recap • Season 1, Episode 9 Recap • Season 1, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2 Preview Show • Season 2, Episode 1 + 2 Recap • Season 2, Episode 3 Recap • Season 2, Episode 4 Recap • Season 2, Episode 5 Recap • Season 2, Episode 6 Recap • Season 2, Episode 7 Recap • Season 2, Episode 8 Recap • Season 2, Episode 9 Recap • Season 2, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2, Episode 11 Recap • Season 2, Episode 12 Recap • Season 2 in Review • Season 3 Preview: 7 Things to Know • Season 3 Preview: How to Catch Up in 18 Scenes • Season 3, Episode 1 Recap • Season 3, Episode 2 Recap • Season 3, Episode 3 Recap • Season 3, Episode 4 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Feedback • Season 3, Episode 7 Recap • Season 3, Episode 8 Recap • Season 3, Episode 9 Recap • Season 3, Episode 10 Recap • Season 3, Martin Wallström Interview • Season 3 Finale Deep Dive Recap • Season...
October 29, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) were lost in an effort to escape the howls of death. Now, one day later than expected, they are here with their recap of the eventful fourth episode of Mr. Robot season four, "404 Not Found." In "404 Not Found," three men spend Christmas Eve by taking a walk through the woods — okay, technically two: Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) and his imaginary wingman Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), as well as Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström). Their objective: find and destroy a Dark Army operative before he can report back to Whiterose (BD Wong) on their plans to thwart the Deus Group. The complication: they are completely lost, without any cell or internet service whatsoever, in very unfamiliar surroundings. The night does not end well for everyone; elsewhere, things go much better for Darlene Alderson (Carly Chaikin) as she tries to track down Elliot, but it's a strange night for her as well. Josh and Antonio dig into all of those corners of the Robot universe and more, in addition to answering questions from the listeners. Send your theories and feedback every week to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot ... Rami Malek stars on USA Network's Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot's deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.  Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot's sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: • Josh's conversation with Sam Esmail and about that ending • All of Josh's writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter • Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio's Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … • Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show • Season 1, Episode 1 Recap • Season 1, Episode 2 Recap • Season 1, Episode 3 Recap • Season 1, Episode 4 Recap • Season 1, Episode 5 Recap • Season 1, Episode 6 Recap • Season 1, Episode 7 Recap • Season 1, Episode 8 Recap • Season 1, Episode 9 Recap • Season 1, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2 Preview Show • Season 2, Episode 1 + 2 Recap • Season 2, Episode 3 Recap • Season 2, Episode 4 Recap • Season 2, Episode 5 Recap • Season 2, Episode 6 Recap • Season 2, Episode 7 Recap • Season 2, Episode 8 Recap • Season 2, Episode 9 Recap • Season 2, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2, Episode 11 Recap • Season 2, Episode 12 Recap • Season 2 in Review • Season 3 Preview: 7 Things to Know • Season 3 Preview: How to Catch Up in 18 Scenes • Season 3, Episode 1 Recap • Season 3, Episode 2 Recap • Season 3, Episode 3 Recap • Season 3, Episode 4 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Feedback • Season 3, Episode 7 Recap • Season 3, Episode 8 Recap • Season 3, Episode 9 Recap • Season 3, Episode 10 Recap • Season 3, Martin Wallström Interview • Season 3 Finale Deep Dive Recap • Season...
October 25, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 11: “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) sprint off into the jungle in search of the dangerous man at the heart of “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues.” Good thing they’re not wearing red shirts! In “All the Best Cowboys,” Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox) takes it upon himself to track down Ethan Rom (William Mapother), the sinister Other who abducted Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) and Claire (Emilie de Ravin). Mission accomplished on the Charlie front, but not without some significant obstacles, including administering jungle CPR to a hanged man and weathering the most vicious beatdown of the series thus far. All the while, Jack contends with memories of his dead father Christian (John Terry), and the circumstances that led to his fatal trip to Sydney. Elsewhere, John Locke (Terry O’Quinn) makes a new friend in Boone (Ian Somerhalder) as the two of them team together to find Charlie and Claire. They find something else instead: a mysterious hatch embedded in the earth of the island — and while it may be a while before they crack it, the door is now wide open for the rest of the climactic season. “All the Best Cowboys” was directed by Stephen Williams and written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. It originally aired on December 8, 2004. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: *
October 25, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) sprint off into the jungle in search of the dangerous man at the heart of "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues." Good thing they're not wearing red shirts! In "All the Best Cowboys," Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox) takes it upon himself to track down Ethan Rom (William Mapother), the sinister Other who abducted Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) and Claire (Emilie de Ravin). Mission accomplished on the Charlie front, but not without some significant obstacles, including administering jungle CPR to a hanged man and weathering the most vicious beatdown of the series thus far. All the while, Jack contends with memories of his dead father Christian (John Terry), and the circumstances that led to his fatal trip to Sydney. Elsewhere, John Locke (Terry O'Quinn) makes a new friend in Boone (Ian Somerhalder) as the two of them team together to find Charlie and Claire. They find something else instead: a mysterious hatch embedded in the earth of the island — and while it may be a while before they crack it, the door is now wide open for the rest of the climactic season. "All the Best Cowboys" was directed by Stephen Williams and written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. It originally aired on December 8, 2004. About Down the Hatch ... LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) Soundtrack Analysis: "All the Best Cowboys" (Jim Fels) Lost Will and Testament (JGM) "Writing Lost" (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "All the Best Cowboys" ... Kate: 7 Sayid: 4 Locke: 4 Jack: 3 Sun: 3 Charlie: 3 Monster: 2 Claire: 2 Hurley: 2 Jin: 1 Walt: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 The Stewart family: 1 Ethan Rom: 0 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Margo Shepard: -1 Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1 Allison Janney: -1 Liam Pace: -1 Driveshaft: -1 Anthony Cooper: -1 The Family Sawyer Conned: -1 Omar: -1 The French crew...
October 25, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) sprint off into the jungle in search of the dangerous man at the heart of "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues." Good thing they're not wearing red shirts! In "All the Best Cowboys," Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox) takes it upon himself to track down Ethan Rom (William Mapother), the sinister Other who abducted Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) and Claire (Emilie de Ravin). Mission accomplished on the Charlie front, but not without some significant obstacles, including administering jungle CPR to a hanged man and weathering the most vicious beatdown of the series thus far. All the while, Jack contends with memories of his dead father Christian (John Terry), and the circumstances that led to his fatal trip to Sydney. Elsewhere, John Locke (Terry O'Quinn) makes a new friend in Boone (Ian Somerhalder) as the two of them team together to find Charlie and Claire. They find something else instead: a mysterious hatch embedded in the earth of the island — and while it may be a while before they crack it, the door is now wide open for the rest of the climactic season. "All the Best Cowboys" was directed by Stephen Williams and written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. It originally aired on December 8, 2004. About Down the Hatch ... LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) Soundtrack Analysis: "All the Best Cowboys" (Jim Fels) Lost Will and Testament (JGM) "Writing Lost" (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "All the Best Cowboys" ... Kate: 7 Sayid: 4 Locke: 4 Jack: 3 Sun: 3 Charlie: 3 Monster: 2 Claire: 2 Hurley: 2 Jin: 1 Walt: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 The Stewart family: 1 Ethan Rom: 0 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Margo Shepard: -1 Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1 Allison Janney: -1 Liam Pace: -1 Driveshaft: -1 Anthony Cooper: -1 The Family Sawyer Conned: -1 Omar: -1 The French crew...
October 23, 2019
The Walking Dead | Season 10, Episode 3 Recap: “Ghosts” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie), better known as the peanut butter and jelly of Walking Dead podcasting, are here to talk about season 10, episode 3, “Ghosts.” In “Ghosts,” Alexandria comes under relentless assault in the form of a walker herd. A brutal, sleepless 48 hours leaves everyone in full-on panic mode, and leads to the first full-on meeting between the Alexandrians and Whisperers since the infamous heads-on-spikes incident. Indeed, the meeting takes place at the sacred spike site, as Alpha (Samantha Morton) announces new borders for the feuding communities. Not everyone likes Alpha’s new terms, least of all Carol (Melissa McBride), nursing a justifiable vendetta over the death of her son Henry — who appears in “Ghosts” as, well, a ghost of sorts! Carol goes full Jessica Spano, stays up way too long, and sees some strange hallucinations as a result. The biggest consequence: the death of a Whisperer, which may increase the heat on this developing cold war. Some stories beyond Carol include: Aaron (Ross Marquand) and his new spike hand going on a mission with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan); a needless falling out between Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and Rosita (Christian Serratos); and some suspicion falling upon poor Siddiq (Avi Nash). Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 1 hour mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead … Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Show Links * All The Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps * All of Josh’s The Walking Dead content at The Hollywood Reporter *
October 23, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie), better known as the peanut butter and jelly of Walking Dead podcasting, are here to talk about season 10, episode 3, "Ghosts." In "Ghosts," Alexandria comes under relentless assault in the form of a walker herd. A brutal, sleepless 48 hours leaves everyone in full-on panic mode, and leads to the first full-on meeting between the Alexandrians and Whisperers since the infamous heads-on-spikes incident. Indeed, the meeting takes place at the sacred spike site, as Alpha (Samantha Morton) announces new borders for the feuding communities. Not everyone likes Alpha's new terms, least of all Carol (Melissa McBride), nursing a justifiable vendetta over the death of her son Henry — who appears in "Ghosts" as, well, a ghost of sorts! Carol goes full Jessica Spano, stays up way too long, and sees some strange hallucinations as a result. The biggest consequence: the death of a Whisperer, which may increase the heat on this developing cold war. Some stories beyond Carol include: Aaron (Ross Marquand) and his new spike hand going on a mission with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan); a needless falling out between Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and Rosita (Christian Serratos); and some suspicion falling upon poor Siddiq (Avi Nash). Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 1 hour mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead ... Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Links from the show: • All the Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps • All of Josh's Walking Dead content on The Hollywood Reporter • Jess' Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10
October 23, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie), better known as the peanut butter and jelly of Walking Dead podcasting, are here to talk about season 10, episode 3, "Ghosts." In "Ghosts," Alexandria comes under relentless assault in the form of a walker herd. A brutal, sleepless 48 hours leaves everyone in full-on panic mode, and leads to the first full-on meeting between the Alexandrians and Whisperers since the infamous heads-on-spikes incident. Indeed, the meeting takes place at the sacred spike site, as Alpha (Samantha Morton) announces new borders for the feuding communities. Not everyone likes Alpha's new terms, least of all Carol (Melissa McBride), nursing a justifiable vendetta over the death of her son Henry — who appears in "Ghosts" as, well, a ghost of sorts! Carol goes full Jessica Spano, stays up way too long, and sees some strange hallucinations as a result. The biggest consequence: the death of a Whisperer, which may increase the heat on this developing cold war. Some stories beyond Carol include: Aaron (Ross Marquand) and his new spike hand going on a mission with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan); a needless falling out between Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and Rosita (Christian Serratos); and some suspicion falling upon poor Siddiq (Avi Nash). Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 1 hour mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead ... Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Links from the show: • All the Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps • All of Josh's Walking Dead content on The Hollywood Reporter • Jess' Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10
October 21, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 3 Recap: “403 Forbidden” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) are each other’s wingman as they go on a date with the latest episode of USA Network’s Mr. Robot entitled “403 Forbidden.” While there’s no major reveal like “the other one,” the fourth and final season’s third installment nonetheless pulls the curtain back on a major player: Whiterose (BD Wong). Specifically, “403 Forbidden” flashes back in time to reveal the greatest tragedy in Zhi Zhang’s life, paving the groundwork for the Dark Army leader’s enigmatic project. Beyond Whiterose, Elliot (Rami Malek) finds some common ground with a young woman named Olivia (Dominik Garcia), while Fernando Vera (Elliot Vilar) reemerges from the shadows — and whatever he has in mind, it’s probably bad news for Krista (Gloria Reuben). Josh and Antonio dig into all of those corners of the Robot universe and more, in addition to answering questions from the listeners. Send your theories and feedback every week to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: * Josh’s conversation with Sam Esmail about Whiterose’s past * All of Josh’s writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter *
October 21, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) are each other's wingman as they go on a date with the latest episode of USA Network's Mr. Robot. While there's no major reveal like "the other one," the fourth and final season's third installment nonetheless pulls the curtain back on a major player: Whiterose (BD Wong). Specifically, "403 Forbidden" flashes back in time to reveal the greatest tragedy in Zhi Zhang's life, paving the groundwork for the Dark Army leader's enigmatic project. Beyond Whiterose, Elliot (Rami Malek) finds some common ground with a young woman named Olivia (Dominik Garcia), while Fernando Vera (Elliot Vilar) reemerges from the shadows — and whatever he has in mind, it's probably bad news for Krista (Gloria Reuben). Josh and Antonio dig into all of those corners of the Robot universe and more, in addition to answering questions from the listeners. Send your theories and feedback every week to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot ... Rami Malek stars on USA Network's Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot's deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.  Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot's sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: • Josh's conversation with Sam Esmail about Whiterose's past • All of Josh's writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter • Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio's Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … • Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show • Season 1, Episode 1 Recap • Season 1, Episode 2 Recap • Season 1, Episode 3 Recap • Season 1, Episode 4 Recap • Season 1, Episode 5 Recap • Season 1, Episode 6 Recap • Season 1, Episode 7 Recap • Season 1, Episode 8 Recap • Season 1, Episode 9 Recap • Season 1, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2 Preview Show • Season 2, Episode 1 + 2 Recap • Season 2, Episode 3 Recap • Season 2, Episode 4 Recap • Season 2, Episode 5 Recap • Season 2, Episode 6 Recap • Season 2, Episode 7 Recap • Season 2, Episode 8 Recap • Season 2, Episode 9 Recap • Season 2, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2, Episode 11 Recap • Season 2, Episode 12 Recap • Season 2 in Review • Season 3 Preview: 7 Things to Know • Season 3 Preview: How to Catch Up in 18 Scenes • Season 3, Episode 1 Recap • Season 3, Episode 2 Recap • Season 3, Episode 3 Recap • Season 3, Episode 4 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Feedback • Season 3, Episode 7 Recap • Season 3, Episode 8 Recap • Season 3, Episode 9 Recap • Season 3, Episode 10 Recap • Season 3, Martin Wallström Interview • Season 3 Finale Deep Dive Recap • Season 3, Goodbye Friends with Kor Adana • Final Season Preview: Welcome Back, Friend • Season 4, Episode 1 Recap • Season 4, Episode 2 Recap
October 21, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) are each other's wingman as they go on a date with the latest episode of USA Network's Mr. Robot. While there's no major reveal like "the other one," the fourth and final season's third installment nonetheless pulls the curtain back on a major player: Whiterose (BD Wong). Specifically, "403 Forbidden" flashes back in time to reveal the greatest tragedy in Zhi Zhang's life, paving the groundwork for the Dark Army leader's enigmatic project. Beyond Whiterose, Elliot (Rami Malek) finds some common ground with a young woman named Olivia (Dominik Garcia), while Fernando Vera (Elliot Vilar) reemerges from the shadows — and whatever he has in mind, it's probably bad news for Krista (Gloria Reuben). Josh and Antonio dig into all of those corners of the Robot universe and more, in addition to answering questions from the listeners. Send your theories and feedback every week to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot ... Rami Malek stars on USA Network's Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot's deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.  Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot's sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: • Josh's conversation with Sam Esmail about Whiterose's past • All of Josh's writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter • Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio's Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … • Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show • Season 1, Episode 1 Recap • Season 1, Episode 2 Recap • Season 1, Episode 3 Recap • Season 1, Episode 4 Recap • Season 1, Episode 5 Recap • Season 1, Episode 6 Recap • Season 1, Episode 7 Recap • Season 1, Episode 8 Recap • Season 1, Episode 9 Recap • Season 1, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2 Preview Show • Season 2, Episode 1 + 2 Recap • Season 2, Episode 3 Recap • Season 2, Episode 4 Recap • Season 2, Episode 5 Recap • Season 2, Episode 6 Recap • Season 2, Episode 7 Recap • Season 2, Episode 8 Recap • Season 2, Episode 9 Recap • Season 2, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2, Episode 11 Recap • Season 2, Episode 12 Recap • Season 2 in Review • Season 3 Preview: 7 Things to Know • Season 3 Preview: How to Catch Up in 18 Scenes • Season 3, Episode 1 Recap • Season 3, Episode 2 Recap • Season 3, Episode 3 Recap • Season 3, Episode 4 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Feedback • Season 3, Episode 7 Recap • Season 3, Episode 8 Recap • Season 3, Episode 9 Recap • Season 3, Episode 10 Recap • Season 3, Martin Wallström Interview • Season 3 Finale Deep Dive Recap • Season 3, Goodbye Friends with Kor Adana • Final Season Preview: Welcome Back, Friend • Season 4, Episode 1 Recap • Season 4, Episode 2 Recap
October 18, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 10: “Raised By Another” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) take a trip to the psychic to talk through “Raised By Another,” the first Lost episode focused squarely on Claire Littleton (Emilie de Ravin). In “Raised By Another,” Claire suffers from strange night terrors, both dreamlike and all too real. She swears she’s being attacked, leading some to immediately rush to her aid, such as Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) and Hurley (Jorge Garcia), the latter of whom sets off on a mission to identify all the Oceanic 815 survivors via census. But others in the camp — namely, Jack (Matthew Fox) — aren’t so sure about Claire’s claims of an attack in the night. Her fears are confirmed to be all too real in horrifying fashion at the end of the hour, as she and Charlie find themselves at the mercy of Ethan Rom (William Mapother), the first ever Other introduced in Lost lore. Off the island, Claire learns about her pregnancy and finds herself abandoned by her terrible boyfriend Thomas (Keir O’Donnell), then somehow falls into even stranger circumstances thanks to Richard Malkin (Nick Jameson), a psychic who may or may not actually have psychic abilities. “Raised By Another” was directed by Marita Grabiak and written by Lynn E. Litt. It first aired on December 1, 2004. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: *
October 18, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) take a trip to the psychic to talk through "Raised By Another," the first Lost episode focused squarely on Claire Littleton (Emilie de Ravin). In "Raised By Another," Claire suffers from strange night terrors, both dreamlike and all too real. She swears she's being attacked, leading some to immediately rush to her aid, such as Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) and Hurley (Jorge Garcia), the latter of whom sets off on a mission to identify all the Oceanic 815 survivors via census. But others in the camp — namely, Jack (Matthew Fox) — aren't so sure about Claire's claims of an attack in the night. Her fears are confirmed to be all too real in horrifying fashion at the end of the hour, as she and Charlie find themselves at the mercy of Ethan Rom (William Mapother), the first ever Other introduced in Lost lore. Off the island, Claire learns about her pregnancy and finds herself abandoned by her terrible boyfriend Thomas (Keir O'Donnell), then somehow falls into even stranger circumstances thanks to Richard Malkin (Nick Jameson), a psychic who may or may not actually have psychic abilities. "Raised By Another" was directed by Marita Grabiak and written by Lynn E. Litt. It first aired on December 1, 2004. About Down the Hatch ... LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) Soundtrack Analysis: "Raised By Another" (Jim Fels) Kate Austen, Illustrated (Sami Cappa) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "Confidence Man" ... Kate: 6 Sayid: 4 Jack: 3 Locke: 3 Sun: 3 Monster: 2 Claire: 2 Charlie: 2 Hurley: 2 Jin: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 The Stewart family: 1 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Christian Shepard: -1 Margo Shepard: -1 Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1 Allison Janney: -1 Liam Pace: -1 Driveshaft: -1 Anthony Cooper: -1 The Family Sawyer Conned: -1 Omar: -1 The French crew AKA the Blowfish: -1 Richard Malkin:...
October 18, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) take a trip to the psychic to talk through "Raised By Another," the first Lost episode focused squarely on Claire Littleton (Emilie de Ravin). In "Raised By Another," Claire suffers from strange night terrors, both dreamlike and all too real. She swears she's being attacked, leading some to immediately rush to her aid, such as Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) and Hurley (Jorge Garcia), the latter of whom sets off on a mission to identify all the Oceanic 815 survivors via census. But others in the camp — namely, Jack (Matthew Fox) — aren't so sure about Claire's claims of an attack in the night. Her fears are confirmed to be all too real in horrifying fashion at the end of the hour, as she and Charlie find themselves at the mercy of Ethan Rom (William Mapother), the first ever Other introduced in Lost lore. Off the island, Claire learns about her pregnancy and finds herself abandoned by her terrible boyfriend Thomas (Keir O'Donnell), then somehow falls into even stranger circumstances thanks to Richard Malkin (Nick Jameson), a psychic who may or may not actually have psychic abilities. "Raised By Another" was directed by Marita Grabiak and written by Lynn E. Litt. It first aired on December 1, 2004. About Down the Hatch ... LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) Soundtrack Analysis: "Raised By Another" (Jim Fels) Kate Austen, Illustrated (Sami Cappa) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "Confidence Man" ... Kate: 6 Sayid: 4 Jack: 3 Locke: 3 Sun: 3 Monster: 2 Claire: 2 Charlie: 2 Hurley: 2 Jin: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 The Stewart family: 1 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Christian Shepard: -1 Margo Shepard: -1 Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1 Allison Janney: -1 Liam Pace: -1 Driveshaft: -1 Anthony Cooper: -1 The Family Sawyer Conned: -1 Omar: -1 The French crew AKA the Blowfish: -1 Richard Malkin:...
October 16, 2019
Succession | Season 2 Finale Recap: “This is Not For Tears Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Emily Fox (@emelette) were going to podcast about the Succession season two finale, “This is Not For Tears,” completely on their own — but in the last minute, they decided to flip the script and invite their cousin Ben, now operating under the name Bendall Roy. In “This is Not For Tears,” the “blood sacrifice” stands revealed: Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), second eldest son of Logan Roy (Brian Cox). But Kendall does not go quietly into the night; instead, he reveals himself as “a killer,” and reveals his father as “a malign presence” for all the world to see. Kendall’s shocking reversal sets the stage for an even more turbulent third season, with several questions remaining about exactly how the next year of Succession takes shape. Was this Kendall lashing out against his father in a way Logan could finally respect? Was it all part of Logan’s master plan? Those questions and many more are weighed in the finale recap as Josh, Emily and Ben dig into feedback and their own theories about Logan’s smile, the Greg sprinkles, Tom and Shiv’s collapsing marriage and much more. About Succession … Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself. Past Succession podcasts: * Season 2 Preview * Season 2 Premiere Recap * Season 2, Episode 2 Recap * Season 2, Episode 3 Recap * Season 2, Episode 4 Recap * Season 2, Episode 4 Feedback * Season 2, Episode 5 Recap * Season 2, Episode 6 Recap *
October 16, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Emily Fox (@emelette) were going to podcast about the Succession season two finale, "This is Not For Tears," completely on their own — but in the last minute, they decided to flip the script and invite their cousin Ben, now operating under the name Bendall Roy. In "This is Not For Tears," the "blood sacrifice" stands revealed: Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), second eldest son of Logan Roy (Brian Cox). But Kendall does not go quietly into the night; instead, he reveals himself as "a killer," and reveals his father as "a malign presence" for all the world to see.  Kendall's shocking reversal sets the stage for an even more turbulent third season, with several questions remaining about exactly how the next year of Succession takes shape. Was this Kendall lashing out against his father in a way Logan could finally respect? Was it all part of Logan's master plan? Those questions and many more are weighed in the finale recap as Josh, Emily and Ben dig into feedback and their own theories about Logan's smile, the Greg sprinkles, Tom and Shiv's collapsing marriage and much more.  About Succession ... Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself.
October 16, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Emily Fox (@emelette) were going to podcast about the Succession season two finale, "This is Not For Tears," completely on their own — but in the last minute, they decided to flip the script and invite their cousin Ben, now operating under the name Bendall Roy. In "This is Not For Tears," the "blood sacrifice" stands revealed: Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), second eldest son of Logan Roy (Brian Cox). But Kendall does not go quietly into the night; instead, he reveals himself as "a killer," and reveals his father as "a malign presence" for all the world to see.  Kendall's shocking reversal sets the stage for an even more turbulent third season, with several questions remaining about exactly how the next year of Succession takes shape. Was this Kendall lashing out against his father in a way Logan could finally respect? Was it all part of Logan's master plan? Those questions and many more are weighed in the finale recap as Josh, Emily and Ben dig into feedback and their own theories about Logan's smile, the Greg sprinkles, Tom and Shiv's collapsing marriage and much more.  About Succession ... Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself.
October 15, 2019
The Walking Dead | Season 10, Episode 2 Recap: “We Are the End of the World” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) walk in darkness. They are free. They bathe in blood. They are free. They love nothing. They are free. They fear nothing. They are free. They need no words. Well, except for all the words they just wrote, and all the words they just recorded in this week’s edition of the Walking Dead podcast here on Post Show Recaps. Other than that! Who needs words? Directed by Greg Nicotero and written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews, “We Are the End of the World” kicks the AMC zombie drama’s tenth season into its second hour, with the spotlight firmly on Alpha (Samantha Morton), Beta (Ryan Hurst) and the rest of the Whisperer clan. The episode takes place across two points in time: Alpha and Beta’s first meeting seven years ago, and their current circumstances as the tensions between the Whisperers and Alexandrians start heating up once again. In the past, Alpha and Lydia meet Beta while seeking shelter from a herd of walkers — a herd that just fully, disturbingly eviscerated a poor woman, in one of the series’ grossest deaths in recent memory. In the present, Alpha contends with discord within her own camp, in the form of the Whisperer whose baby fell into the hands of the Hilltop last season. Enter: Thora Birch as the woman’s fellow whispering sister, who earns the name “Gamma,” and steps up as a big power player within the feral community. Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 47 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead … Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Show Links * All The Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps *
October 15, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) walk in darkness. They are free. They bathe in blood. They are free. They love nothing. They are free. They fear nothing. They are free. They need no words. Well, except for all the words they just wrote, and all the words they just recorded in this week's edition of the Walking Dead podcast here on Post Show Recaps. Other than that! Who needs words? Directed by Greg Nicotero and written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews, "We Are the End of the World" kicks the AMC zombie drama's tenth season into its second hour, with the spotlight firmly on Alpha (Samantha Morton), Beta (Ryan Hurst) and the rest of the Whisperer clan. The episode takes place across two points in time: Alpha and Beta's first meeting seven years ago, and their current circumstances as the tensions between the Whisperers and Alexandrians start heating up once again. In the past, Alpha and Lydia meet Beta while seeking shelter from a herd of walkers — a herd that just fully, disturbingly eviscerated a poor woman, in one of the series' grossest deaths in recent memory. In the present, Alpha contends with discord within her own camp, in the form of the Whisperer whose baby fell into the hands of the Hilltop last season. Enter: Thora Birch as the woman's fellow whispering sister, who earns the name "Gamma," and steps up as a big power player within the feral community. Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 47 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead ... Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Links from the show: • All the Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps • All of Josh's Walking Dead content on The Hollywood Reporter • Jess' Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10 • Josh's interview with Samantha Morton • Beta's secret Survivor origin story
October 15, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) walk in darkness. They are free. They bathe in blood. They are free. They love nothing. They are free. They fear nothing. They are free. They need no words. Well, except for all the words they just wrote, and all the words they just recorded in this week's edition of the Walking Dead podcast here on Post Show Recaps. Other than that! Who needs words? Directed by Greg Nicotero and written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews, "We Are the End of the World" kicks the AMC zombie drama's tenth season into its second hour, with the spotlight firmly on Alpha (Samantha Morton), Beta (Ryan Hurst) and the rest of the Whisperer clan. The episode takes place across two points in time: Alpha and Beta's first meeting seven years ago, and their current circumstances as the tensions between the Whisperers and Alexandrians start heating up once again. In the past, Alpha and Lydia meet Beta while seeking shelter from a herd of walkers — a herd that just fully, disturbingly eviscerated a poor woman, in one of the series' grossest deaths in recent memory. In the present, Alpha contends with discord within her own camp, in the form of the Whisperer whose baby fell into the hands of the Hilltop last season. Enter: Thora Birch as the woman's fellow whispering sister, who earns the name "Gamma," and steps up as a big power player within the feral community. Josh and Jess dig into all of those storylines and more, engage in listener feedback, and dive into the spoiler-filled comic book zone as well. Comic book spoilers kick in around the 47 minute mark. Send your questions and comments in by sending in an e-mail, contacting us on Twitter, or using our feedback form. About The Walking Dead ... Based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead is the zombie movie that never ends. Set some years after an apocalyptic event causes the dead to rise from the grave, Walking Dead centers on an ever-changing group of survivors who do battle with the walkers, do their best to bring civilization back from the brink, and fight one another as conflicting agendas crop up among the living. Angela Kang serves as executive producer and showrunner, with a sprawling cast including Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Links from the show: • All the Walking Dead content on Post Show Recaps • All of Josh's Walking Dead content on The Hollywood Reporter • Jess' Primetimer piece on The Walking Dead season 10 • Josh's interview with Samantha Morton • Beta's secret Survivor origin story
October 14, 2019
Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 2 Recap: “402 Payment Required” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) have been recapping Mr. Robot for years now, and now, they can finally reveal their big secret in their recap of “402 Payment Required”: there was a third co-host the entire time. Jokes, of course! But seriously … who is “The Other One, guys?!?! It’s a huge reveal that comes at the end of “402 Payment Required,” the second installment of the fourth and final installment, in which Elliot (Rami Malek) and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) reckon with the recent death of their mother. In the process, the siblings Alderson becomes closer to the point of joining forces in the crusade against Whiterose (BD Wong), with Darlene making a nonchalant but staggering revelation along the way: Elliot and Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) are not alone. As Yoda would say: “There is another.” Josh and Antonio spend a significant amount of time hopping right into that mind-bending mystery, drawing on Josh’s recent conversation with creator Sam Esmail for answers. They lay out a theory for why we as an audience may be closer to Elliot’s story than we ever realized, plus they weigh in on the developing alliance with Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer), the continued fall from grace for Dom DiPierro (Grace Gummer), and much more. Send your questions and feedback every week to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot … Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake. Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: *
October 14, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) have been recapping Mr. Robot for years now, and now, they can finally reveal their big secret: there was a third co-host the entire time. Jokes, of course! But seriously ... who is "The Other One, guys?!?! It's a huge reveal that comes at the end of "402 Payment Required," the second installment of the fourth and final installment, in which Elliot (Rami Malek) and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) reckon with the recent death of their mother. In the process, the siblings Alderson becomes closer to the point of joining forces in the crusade against Whiterose (BD Wong), with Darlene making a nonchalant but staggering revelation along the way: Elliot and Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) are not alone. As Yoda would say: "There is another."  Josh and Antonio spend a significant amount of time hopping right into that mind-bending mystery, drawing on Josh's recent conversation with creator Sam Esmail for answers. They lay out a theory for why we as an audience may be closer to Elliot's story than we ever realized, plus they weigh in on the developing alliance with Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer), the continued fall from grace for Dom DiPierro (Grace Gummer), and much more. Send your questions and feedback every week to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot ... Rami Malek stars on USA Network's Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot's deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.  Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot's sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: • Josh's interview with Sam Esmail about "The Other One" • All of Josh's writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter • Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio's Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … • Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show • Season 1, Episode 1 Recap • Season 1, Episode 2 Recap • Season 1, Episode 3 Recap • Season 1, Episode 4 Recap • Season 1, Episode 5 Recap • Season 1, Episode 6 Recap • Season 1, Episode 7 Recap • Season 1, Episode 8 Recap • Season 1, Episode 9 Recap • Season 1, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2 Preview Show • Season 2, Episode 1 + 2 Recap • Season 2, Episode 3 Recap • Season 2, Episode 4 Recap • Season 2, Episode 5 Recap • Season 2, Episode 6 Recap • Season 2, Episode 7 Recap • Season 2, Episode 8 Recap • Season 2, Episode 9 Recap • Season 2, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2, Episode 11 Recap • Season 2, Episode 12 Recap • Season 2 in Review • Season 3 Preview: 7 Things to Know • Season 3 Preview: How to Catch Up in 18 Scenes • Season 3, Episode 1 Recap • Season 3, Episode 2 Recap • Season 3, Episode 3 Recap • Season 3, Episode 4 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Feedback • Season 3, Episode 7 Recap • Season 3, Episode 8 Recap • Season 3, Episode 9 Recap • Season...
October 14, 2019
Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) have been recapping Mr. Robot for years now, and now, they can finally reveal their big secret: there was a third co-host the entire time. Jokes, of course! But seriously ... who is "The Other One, guys?!?! It's a huge reveal that comes at the end of "402 Payment Required," the second installment of the fourth and final installment, in which Elliot (Rami Malek) and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) reckon with the recent death of their mother. In the process, the siblings Alderson becomes closer to the point of joining forces in the crusade against Whiterose (BD Wong), with Darlene making a nonchalant but staggering revelation along the way: Elliot and Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) are not alone. As Yoda would say: "There is another."  Josh and Antonio spend a significant amount of time hopping right into that mind-bending mystery, drawing on Josh's recent conversation with creator Sam Esmail for answers. They lay out a theory for why we as an audience may be closer to Elliot's story than we ever realized, plus they weigh in on the developing alliance with Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer), the continued fall from grace for Dom DiPierro (Grace Gummer), and much more. Send your questions and feedback every week to our email address or by reaching out on Twitter. About Mr. Robot ... Rami Malek stars on USA Network's Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot's deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.  Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot's sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two. Links from the show: • Josh's interview with Sam Esmail about "The Other One" • All of Josh's writing about Mr. Robot over on The Hollywood Reporter • Subscribe to Series Regular for Josh and Antonio's Watchmen podcast  Previous Mr. Robot podcast coverage … • Hello, Friend | Mr. Robot Podcast Announcement Show • Season 1, Episode 1 Recap • Season 1, Episode 2 Recap • Season 1, Episode 3 Recap • Season 1, Episode 4 Recap • Season 1, Episode 5 Recap • Season 1, Episode 6 Recap • Season 1, Episode 7 Recap • Season 1, Episode 8 Recap • Season 1, Episode 9 Recap • Season 1, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2 Preview Show • Season 2, Episode 1 + 2 Recap • Season 2, Episode 3 Recap • Season 2, Episode 4 Recap • Season 2, Episode 5 Recap • Season 2, Episode 6 Recap • Season 2, Episode 7 Recap • Season 2, Episode 8 Recap • Season 2, Episode 9 Recap • Season 2, Episode 10 Recap • Season 2, Episode 11 Recap • Season 2, Episode 12 Recap • Season 2 in Review • Season 3 Preview: 7 Things to Know • Season 3 Preview: How to Catch Up in 18 Scenes • Season 3, Episode 1 Recap • Season 3, Episode 2 Recap • Season 3, Episode 3 Recap • Season 3, Episode 4 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Recap • Season 3, Episode 5 + 6 Feedback • Season 3, Episode 7 Recap • Season 3, Episode 8 Recap • Season 3, Episode 9 Recap • Season...
October 13, 2019
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Recap Rob Cesternino and Antonio Mazzaro, the former co-hosts of the Breaking Bad podcast over on Post Show Recaps are back six years after the final episode to bring you a recap of the new Netflix film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. A continuation after the series finale of the TV show Breaking Bad, El Camino follows what happened to fugitive Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul) after the ending of the finale as he tries to outrun his past. The film was directed and produced by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and released on Netflix and in limited theaters on October 11, 2019. Stars of the show Bryan Cranston, Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, and Jonathan Banks, returned to reprise their roles from the show. You can read more about El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie and even watch it yourself over on it’s Netflix page if you haven’t already right here: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Netflix. You can also check out all the podcast coverage of Breaking Bad from years past when it was still on the air if you want to re-listen to some of the shows or listen to them for the first time here: Breaking Bad Podcasts on Post Show Recaps.
October 13, 2019
Rob Cesternino and Antonio Mazzaro, the former co-hosts of the Breaking Bad podcast over on Post Show Recaps are back six years after the final episode to bring you a recap of the new Netflix film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. A continuation after the series finale of the TV show Breaking Bad, El Camino follows what happened to fugitive Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul) after the ending of the finale as he tries to outrun his past. The film was directed and produced by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and released on Netflix and in limited theaters on October 11, 2019. Stars of the show Bryan Cranston, Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, and Jonathan Banks, returned to reprise their roles from the show.
October 13, 2019
Rob Cesternino and Antonio Mazzaro, the former co-hosts of the Breaking Bad podcast over on Post Show Recaps are back six years after the final episode to bring you a recap of the new Netflix film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. A continuation after the series finale of the TV show Breaking Bad, El Camino follows what happened to fugitive Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul) after the ending of the finale as he tries to outrun his past. The film was directed and produced by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and released on Netflix and in limited theaters on October 11, 2019. Stars of the show Bryan Cranston, Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, and Jonathan Banks, returned to reprise their roles from the show.
October 13, 2019
Rob Cesternino and Antonio Mazzaro, the former co-hosts of the Breaking Bad podcast over on Post Show Recaps are back six years after the final episode to bring you a recap of the new Netflix film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. A continuation after the series finale of the TV show Breaking Bad, El Camino follows what happened to fugitive Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul) after the ending of the finale as he tries to outrun his past. The film was directed and produced by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and released on Netflix and in limited theaters on October 11, 2019. Stars of the show Bryan Cranston, Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, and Jonathan Banks, returned to reprise their roles from the show.
October 11, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 1, Episode 9: “Solitary” Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are pleased to welcome you to the first ever Island Open, as they dive headlong into Lost season one, episode nine, “Solitary.” In “Solitary,” Sayid Jarrah (Naveen Andrews) explores the island amid his period of self-imposed exile, still ashamed over torturing Sawyer (Josh Holloway). He discovers a cable on the beach, which brings him on a collision course with the mysterious French woman Danielle Rousseau (Mira Furlan), the first non-Oceanic survivor introduced in the Lost mythos. In a series of flashbacks, Sayid recalls falling in love with Nadiya (Andrea Gabriel), and the sordid path they traveled during their time together. Meanwhile, the rest of the Oceanic 815 survivors become obsessed with a new island mystery: the curious case of the new golf course. Hurley (Jorge Garcia) has taken it upon himself to set up a tournament in order to take everyone’s minds off of their awful situations. It’s an early sign of his eventual leadership status, as even Jack (Matthew Fox) can’t help but crack a smile. “Solitary” was directed by Greg Yaitanes and written by David Fury. It first aired on November 17, 2004. About Down the Hatch … LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series’ full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: * We Go “Fourth” – Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of… * 8 Sounds – The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; * 15/16 Others – Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com * 23 Points – Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. * 4.2 Stars – Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast’s official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: * The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Pa...
October 11, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) The Lost Con: Visit the Island in 2020 (The Lost Con) The Whispers, Translated (Lostpedia) Damon Lindelof Interview (Vox) David Fury Interview (Lostpedia) Andrea Gabriel Interview (Post Show Recaps) Mira Furlan Interview (Hillel) Soundtrack Analysis: "Solitary" (Jim Fels) Jack Shepherd, Illustrated (Sami Cappa) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "Confidence Man" ... Kate: 6 Sayid: 4 Jack: 3 Locke: 3 Sun: 3 Monster: 2 Jin: 1 Claire: 1 Charlie: 1 Hurley: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Christian Shepard: -1 Margo Shepard: -1 Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1 Allison Janney: -1 Liam Pace: -1 Driveshaft: -1 Anthony Cooper: -1 The Family Sawyer Conned: -1 Omar: -1 The French crew: -1 Da Boars: -2 Shannon: -2  Gawkers: -2 Boone: -2 Michael: -2 Sullivan AKA Rash-o-Man: -2 Randy Nations: -3 Sawyer: -4 The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings, as of "Confidence Man" ... 1. "Walkabout" (Season 1, Episode 4) 2. "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1 + 2) 3. "White Rabbit" (Season 1, Episode 5) 4. "Solitary" (Season 1, Episode 9) 5. "House of the Rising Sun" (Season 1, Episode 6) 6. "Confidence Man" (Season 1, Episode 8) 7. "Tabula Rasa" (Season 1, Episode 3) 8. "The Moth" (Season 1, Episode 7) Previous Down the Hatch episodes: • In Which We Go Back • Last Call Before the Rewatch • Season 1, Episodes 1 + 2: "Pilot, Part 1 + 2" • Season 1, Episode 3: "Tabula Rasa" • Season 1, Episode 4: "Walkabout" • Season 1, Episode 5: "White Rabbit" • Season 1, Episode 6: "House of the Rising Sun" • Season 1, Episode 7: "The Moth" • Season 1, Episode 8: "Confidence Man" • RPG Episode #1: "Autopilot" 
October 11, 2019
LOST: Down the Hatch is a full-tilt spoiler-filled rewatch of LOST. Every week, Josh and Mike break down an episode of LOST with the benefit of knowing the series' full trajectory, using the following structure as a guide: • We Go "Fourth" - Josh and Mike begin each podcast with a deep-dive into the story both in front of and behind the camera, and they do so with the assistance of... • 8 Sounds - The events of LOST pop right off the camera and straight into your ears with eight memorable moments replayed on the podcast, helping us guide through the story; • 15/16 Others - Josh and Mike answer questions and comments sent their way through the official e-mail address: downthehatch@postshowrecaps.com • 23 Points - Each week, Josh and Mike hand out points for the best and worst characters of the episode in question, in a foolhardy attempt to determine the most and least valuable players in the LOST pantheon. • 4.2 Stars - Josh and Mike will attempt to create an official Down the Hatch ranking of every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 - 4.2. Josh and Mike will offer their individual scores, listeners' scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points will be combined for the podcast's official score on each episode. Each episode of Down the Hatch clocks in at no less than 108 minutes. If the podcast falls short of that runtime, Josh and Mike have triggered a crisis! Consequences may (and almost certainly will) ensue thanks to the Frozen Donkey Wheel. Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast: The Lost: Down the Hatch Wikipedia Page Josh's Lost Episode Rankings (The Hollywood Reporter) The Lost Con: Visit the Island in 2020 (The Lost Con) The Whispers, Translated (Lostpedia) Damon Lindelof Interview (Vox) David Fury Interview (Lostpedia) Andrea Gabriel Interview (Post Show Recaps) Mira Furlan Interview (Hillel) Soundtrack Analysis: "Solitary" (Jim Fels) Jack Shepherd, Illustrated (Sami Cappa) The 23 Points Character Tracker, as of "Confidence Man" ... Kate: 6 Sayid: 4 Jack: 3 Locke: 3 Sun: 3 Monster: 2 Jin: 1 Claire: 1 Charlie: 1 Hurley: 1 Peach Man Ray Mullen: 1 Bpo Bpo the Dog: 1 The Moth: 1 Danielle Rousseau: 1 Nadia: 1 Seth Norris, Brother of Chuck and John: -1 The Marshal: -1 Christian Shepard: -1 Margo Shepard: -1 Chrissy the Oceanic Agent: -1 Allison Janney: -1 Liam Pace: -1 Driveshaft: -1 Anthony Cooper: -1 The Family Sawyer Conned: -1 Omar: -1 The French crew: -1 Da Boars: -2 Shannon: -2  Gawkers: -2 Boone: -2 Michael: -2 Sullivan AKA Rash-o-Man: -2 Randy Nations: -3 Sawyer: -4 The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings, as of "Confidence Man" ... 1. "Walkabout" (Season 1, Episode 4) 2. "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1 + 2) 3. "White Rabbit" (Season 1, Episode 5) 4. "Solitary" (Season 1, Episode 9) 5. "House of the Rising Sun" (Season 1, Episode 6) 6. "Confidence Man" (Season 1, Episode 8) 7. "Tabula Rasa" (Season 1, Episode 3) 8. "The Moth" (Season 1, Episode 7) Previous Down the Hatch episodes: • In Which We Go Back • Last Call Before the Rewatch • Season 1, Episodes 1 + 2: "Pilot, Part 1 + 2" • Season 1, Episode 3: "Tabula Rasa" • Season 1, Episode 4: "Walkabout" • Season 1, Episode 5: "White Rabbit" • Season 1, Episode 6: "House of the Rising Sun" • Season 1, Episode 7: "The Moth" • Season 1, Episode 8: "Confidence Man" • RPG Episode #1: "Autopilot" 
October 9, 2019
Succession | Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: “DC” You can’t make a Tomelette without breaking a few Gregs, and you can’t have a podcast about the Succession season two penultimate episode without Emily Fox (@emelette). After a week off, Emily is back on the podcast with Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) to take on “DC.” In “DC,” the Roys go to Washington, and it does not go well. Logan (Brian Cox) barely keeps it together during the hearing about the cruise scandal, and leaves Kendall (Jeremy Strong) with the unenviable job of speaking on his father’s behalf. Meanwhile, Shiv (Sarah Snook) is called into action to save the company, and Roman (Kieran Culkin) is far away from the political action — but sadly, way too close to some literal action. This week’s podcast sees Josh and Emily answering listener feedback and taking a look ahead at the season two finale with some predictions. What’s going to happen to the Roys? Who is “the blood sacrifice,” and what on Earth are we going to do if its Greg (Nicholas Braun)? Josh and Emily address all of that and more. Get your questions in for the season finale recap by using our Feedback form, or by sending us your comments and reactions on Twitter. About Succession … Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself. Past Succession podcasts: * Season 2 Preview * Season 2 Premiere Recap * Season 2, Episode 2 Recap * Season 2, Episode 3 Recap * Season 2, Episode 4 Recap * Season 2, Episode 4 Feedback * Season 2, Episode 5 Recap *
October 9, 2019
You can't make a Tomelette without breaking a few Gregs, and you can't have a podcast about the Succession season two penultimate episode without Emily Fox (@emelette). After a week off, Emily is back on the podcast with Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) to take on "DC."  In "DC," the Roys go to Washington, and it does not go well. Logan (Brian Cox) barely keeps it together during the hearing about the cruise scandal, and leaves Kendall (Jeremy Strong) with the unenviable job of speaking on his father's behalf. Meanwhile, Shiv (Sarah Snook) is called into action to save the company, and Roman (Kieran Culkin) is far away from the political action — but sadly, way too close to some literal action. This week's podcast sees Josh and Emily answering listener feedback and taking a look ahead at the season two finale with some predictions. What's going to happen to the Roys? Who is "the blood sacrifice," and what on Earth are we going to do if its Greg (Nicholas Braun)? Josh and Emily address all of that and more. Get your questions in for the season finale recap by using our Feedback form, or by sending us your comments and reactions on Twitter. About Succession ...  Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it's time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan's drug-addicted "number one boy"; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan's decaying mind: himself.
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