LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 3 Premiere: “A Tale of Two Cities”

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LOST: Down the Hatch | Season 3 Premiere: “A Tale of Two Cities”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) are taking Down the Hatch downtown.

Josh and Mike tell “A Tale of Two Cities,” as they finally get into the third season of LOST. They gush about the debut of Juliet Burke, dump on Jack and his very bad flashback behavior, and otherwise wax poetic on the first foray into Hydra Island.

Josh and Mike Bloom will return for “The Glass Ballerina” on July 31, 2020.

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 eight sound clips from each episode.
  • The Others – Josh and Mike answer questions sent their way by listeners 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 rank every episode of LOST, by rating them all on a scale from 0 – 4.2. Josh and Mike offer their individual scores, listeners’ scores will be averaged as a third data point, then the three points combine as the podcast’s official score on each episode.

Schedule for the next few weeks:

  • The Glass Ballerina feedback due 7/27, podcast drops 7/31
  • Further Instructions feedback due 8/6, podcast drops 8/8
  • Every Man For Himself feedback due 8/9, podcast drops 8/12
  • One Year Anniversary feedback due 8/10, podcast drops 8/15

Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast:

Every 2/3 MVP/LVP Points For Season 3:

  • Juliet: 3
  • Sawyer: 1
  • Christian: 1
  • Karl: -1
  • Sarah: -1
  • Jack: -3

The 4.2 Star Episode Rankings For Season 3:

  1. A Tale of Two Cities – 3.82

Mike Bloom’s 4.2 Star Episode Ranking Rubrik:

  • 4.2 – Perfect episode of LOST. Firing on all cylinders, no real weak points
  • 4.0-4.1 – Near-perfect episode of LOST. Has one or two minor things that are meh or weak.
  • 3.7-3.9 – Awesome episode of LOST. Has one or two major things that are meh or weak.
  • 3.3-3.6 – Great episode of LOST. Many great elements, but not enough to put it in the top tier
  • 3.0-3.2 – Good episode of LOST. More good than bad, but not a lot of outstanding moments
  • 2.5-2.9 – Below average episode of LOST. Has a few redeeming moments, but a lot of misses as well
  • 2.0-2.4 – Dud episode of LOST. The good stuff is few and far between
  • < 2.0 – Bad episode of LOST. Nearly all of it doesn’t work

Josh Wigler’s 4.2 Star Episode Ranking Rubrik:

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