Saturday, February 13, 2010

TV Geek Out 127: Lost, "Follow the Leader"

TV Geek Out covers the penultimate episode of Lost's 5th season, "Follow the Leader." After being taken captive, Jack talks the Others -- specifically Richard and Eloise -- into helping bring the dead Faraday's explosive plan to fruition, but Kate doesn't want anything to do with it. The missing Sayid runs into them in the jungle and joins up for the mission; while Kate goes her own way, the rest of them take a swim to a secret cavern, where Jughead was stashed. Elsewhere on the island, Miles and his pals convince Chang to evacuate the island, and Radzinsky and Phil get violent with their captives, Sawyer and Juliet, who end up on the departing sub -- which they're happy about... until Kate shows up. Back in the future, after an awesome detour to help out his time-traveling self, Locke makes Richard lead him -- and all of the Others -- to see Jacob. On the way there, Locke chats with Ben and tells him that his real plan is to kill Jacob! TV geeks Perry, Heather, and Dana discuss all the goings-on here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

TV Geek Out 126: Golden Globes Discussion

The Golden Globes are the biggest party of the year, since few things are more entertaining for pop-culture fiends than a roomful of drunken movie and TV stars. Listen as TV Geek Out geeks Heather, Dana, and Perry praise host Ricky Gervais, highlight the deserving winners, and try to figure out if it’s scientifically possible for James Cameron’s ego to get any bigger. Check it all out here.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

TV Geek Out 125: Lost, "The Variable"

As TVGO continues on with our coverage of season 5 of Lost, we discuss the moving Daniel Faraday episode "The Variable." Faraday has just returned to the island (in the '70s, of course) with some radical new ideas on how the Losties can influence their destinies. You read that right -- Daniel "Whatever Happened, Happened" Faraday now thinks that they CAN change their "futures" if they take into account the variable, rather than the constant, in the equation. Naturally, this means they should detonate the hydrogen bomb (Jughead) at the Swan construction site, because what problem can't be solved by blowing stuff up? Okay, so it's not quite that simple, but it's also highly theoretical and risky. Everyone reacts differently to this plan, but Faraday gets through to former leader Jack, so the scientist is making progress. Flashbacks follow Faraday's sad upbringing with his emotionally distant mother, his graduation from university, and his reasons for joining up for the freighter mission that brought him to the island with Charlotte and Miles. Elsewhere, Hawking visits the hospital to check up on Desmond, where she speaks with Penny and runs into Widmore. Listen in as TV geeks Heather, Dana, and Perry rejoice at the return of our favorite twitchy scientist, and get out your hankies as we mourn his tragic death at the hands of his own mother. Check it all out here.