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Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”

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Sordid Cinema’s Watchmen Podcast Has Arrived

The highly anticipated TV “adaptation” of DC’s iconic Watchmen has finally arrived and the critical response has been hugely positive. In the annals of great TV pilots, Watchmen‘s premiere can stand alongside Damon Lindelof ‘s Lost and The Leftovers thanks to the overwhelming amount of world-building, snappy dialogue, sharp cinematography, great performances, and masterful direction. And, as with all of Lindelof’s best work, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” is crammed with so much information we decided to produce a podcast in order to discuss each and every episode in great detail.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). On the inaugural edition, Simon and Goomba Stomp’s Ricky D and Randy Dankievitch, take a deep dive into the pilot and note some of the more astonishing facts of the series’ production, release, and reception thus far.

And for those of you wondering, in order to keep things simple, we’ve decided to upload each episode to the same feed as our other podcast, Before the Internet.

Listen here on iTunes or listen here on Stitcher. 

You can also catch our show on Pocketcast and on Spotify, or simply listen via the player embedded below.

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Some people take my heart, others take my shoes, and some take me home. I write, I blog, I podcast, I edit, and I design websites. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Goomba Stomp and the NXpress Nintendo Podcast. Former Editor-In-Chief of Sound On Sight, and host of several podcasts including the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead podcasts, as well as the Sound On Sight and Sordid Cinema shows. There is nothing I like more than basketball, travelling, and animals. You can find me online writing about anime, TV, movies, games and so much more.

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Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down the Season Finale, “See How They Fly”

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Now that HBO‘s pseudo-sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons‘ celebrated comic book series is over, we need to ask if this first (and maybe final) season of Watchmen concluded in a satisfying way? The season/series finale “See How They Fly” certainly leaves one begging for more but was nine episodes enough, or should Damon Lindelof give fans what they want and produce a second season? There’s a lot to discuss this week on the Watchmen podcast and spoiler alert— it’s not all positive.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this ninth episode,  Simon Howell , Randy Dankievitch and guest Kate Rennebohm take a deep dive into the season finale “See How They Fly,” and note some of the more astonishing facts of the episode you might have missed.

And for those of you wondering, in order to keep things simple, we’ve decided to upload each episode to the same feed as our other podcast, Before the Internet.

Listen here on iTunes or listen here on Stitcher. 

You can also catch our show on Pocketcast and on Spotify, or simply listen via the player embedded below.

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Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down “A God Walks into Abar”

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“A God Walks into Abar” is the deeply heartfelt episode we’ve been waiting for!

The wonderfully pun-titled penultimate episode—directed by Nicole Kassell, written by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen— is a powerful love story that spans many years, and told in a disjointed fashion to explain just how the most powerful man in the world wound up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, married to Angel Abar and with his memory wiped out. It’s an amazing hour of television—able to carefully turn a seemingly indecipherable character, into something beautifully textured, human, and meaningful— and we have plenty to say about it.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this eight episode,  Simon Howell , Randy Dankievitch and guest Sean Collettin take a deep dive into “A God Walks Into Abar” and note some of the more astonishing facts of the episode you might have missed.

And for those of you wondering, in order to keep things simple, we’ve decided to upload each episode to the same feed as our other podcast, Before the Internet.

Listen here on iTunes or listen here on Stitcher. 

You can also catch our show on Pocketcast and on Spotify, or simply listen via the player embedded below.

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Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down “An Almost Religious Awe”

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“An Almost Religious Awe” is an episode designed to give answers about Angela’s tragic backstory and the nature of Vietnam as the 51st state, but it’s also about the most powerful being in the Watchmen universe, Doctor Manhattan, who has been hiding in plain sight this entire time. With the show’s stakes getting raised ever higher and the doomsday clock ticking closer to midnight, Doctor Manhattan is finally revealed in the most shocking scene yet. As the 7th Kavalry, spearheaded by Senator Joe Keene prepares to launch an attack in hopes to gain the powers of Doctor Manhattan himself, the question on everyone’s mind is how Angela, Jon Osterman and Lady Trieu plan on stopping them. There’s a lot to discuss this week including couches rigged with booby traps, Adrian Veidt’s odd courtroom battle and so much more.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this seventh episode, Simon Howell , Randy Dankievitch and guest Ricky D take a deep dive into “An Almost Religious Awe” and note some of the more astonishing facts of the episode you might have missed.

And for those of you wondering, in order to keep things simple, we’ve decided to upload each episode to the same feed as our other podcast, Before the Internet.

Listen here on iTunes or listen here on Stitcher. 

You can also catch our show on Pocketcast and on Spotify, or simply listen via the player embedded below.

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