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It's that time of the week! The fridge is too full, so it's time to empty it by 2 percent. Bring out the leftovers.
The Tupperware Party is Film Geek Radio's weekly podcast devoted exclusively to discussion of the HBO television series THE LEFTOVERS. Join Andrew and Charlie (from Detect This! and The Briefing Room) as they go week-by-week through each episode of the series, analyzing what works and what, well, should disappear. Is co-creator Damon Lindelof's return to the small screen a welcome one? What are the main ideas the show is trying to explore? Is this a meal worth eating, or should it be left in the fridge? The only way to find out is to join us each week at The Tupperware Party!

The Tupperware Party: A Podcast on HBO's The Leftovers Film Geek Radio

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It's that time of the week! The fridge is too full, so it's time to empty it by 2 percent. Bring out the leftovers.
The Tupperware Party is Film Geek Radio's weekly podcast devoted exclusively to discussion of the HBO television series THE LEFTOVERS. Join Andrew and Charlie (from Detect This! and The Briefing Room) as they go week-by-week through each episode of the series, analyzing what works and what, well, should disappear. Is co-creator Damon Lindelof's return to the small screen a welcome one? What are the main ideas the show is trying to explore? Is this a meal worth eating, or should it be left in the fridge? The only way to find out is to join us each week at The Tupperware Party!

    Episode #6: Season 1, Ep. 6 -- Guest

    Episode #6: Season 1, Ep. 6 -- Guest

    "Guest" is another episode focusing on a single character. This time the writers turn their attention to Nora Durst, who lost her entire family in The Departure and is still struggling to cope three years later. This week on The Tupperware Party, Andrew and Charlie discuss why these narrow-focused episodes work so well, and what the show seems to be implying about Wayne and Nora. Why does she do what she does in the cold open? What's the deal with Question 121 on the survey? How does this episode flesh out the world the writers are working in? And are Wayne's powers for real, or is he a fraud? Tune in to find out.

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:26 - Intro
    5:35 - General thoughts
    10:25 - Hope, moving on, and question 121
    16:35 - What's going on in the cold open?
    22:53 - Missing identity
    27:10 - Fleshing out the universe
    31:30 - Confrontations
    36:23 - The impersonator
    42:10 - Boring protagonists
    45:20 - Is Wayne for real?
    51:27 - Foreshadowing?
    54:19 - Listener feedback
    1:01:25 - Show close

    DON'T FORGET: You can contact the show by emailing leftovers@filmgeekradio.com or leaving a voicemail at 336-793-2509. Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode #5: Season 1, Ep. 5 -- Gladys

    Episode #5: Season 1, Ep. 5 -- Gladys

    That's one way to open an episode of television. "Gladys" gives new meaning to the phrase "let's get stoned," and begins with one of the most depressing cold opens in recent memory. Andrew and Charlie debate whether a hook can be effective while still arguably ethically unjustifiable. What do we learn about the Guilty Remnant in this episode? Why is Kevin still losing random things and freaking out about it? Is the climactic confrontation between Laurie and Matt compelling? And when does a show just become misery porn? Tune in to find out.

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:26 - Intro
    4:17 - General thoughts, Christine's dream
    8:49 - The opening scene
    13:08 - Who did it?
    16:40 - Feeling vs. not feeling
    22:00 - Jill cares
    24:49 - Let's talk about Kevin
    31:30 - Dealing with the feds
    33:30 - Gladys' body, lack of Tom
    36:41 - Meg is becoming more committed
    38:33 - The climactic confrontation, the curfew
    46:40 - Listener feedback and voicemails
    1:07:30 - Show close

    DON'T FORGET: You can contact the show by emailing leftovers@filmgeekradio.com or leaving a voicemail at 336-793-2509. Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #4: Season 1, Ep. 4 -- B.J And The A.C.

    Episode #4: Season 1, Ep. 4 -- B.J And The A.C.

    Is The Leftovers the most bi-polar show on television? After last week's fantastic episode, the show churns out "B.J. And The A.C.," which could be the most pointless and heavy-handed episode to date. Does the confrontation between Kevin and Laurie work, or is it just a lot of yelling? What's the deal with Tommy's spiritual crisis? What makes Jill and her friends such poorly-developed characters? And what moment in the episode is genuinely poignant? Tune in to find out.

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:26 - Intro
    3:08 - General thoughts, Christine's dream
    11:40 - Divorce papers, heavy-handed screenwriting
    16:07 - Magical babies and stupid teenagers
    20:33 - Kevin and Nora, stealing photos
    24:55 - The Guilty Remnant and tv leftovers
    29:08 - Show close

    DON'T FORGET: You can contact the show by emailing leftovers@filmgeekradio.com or leaving a voicemail at 336-793-2509. Thanks for listening!

    • 31 min
    Episode #3: Season 1, Ep. 3 -- Two Boats And A Helicopter

    Episode #3: Season 1, Ep. 3 -- Two Boats And A Helicopter

    It turns out the third time's the charm for The Leftovers, because "Two Boats And A Helicopter" is a genuinely great episode of television. The show takes a break from its ensemble cast to focus on a single character, and it's a decision that pays off. How does this sudden format change impact the structure of the series? Would this have worked better as the second episode? What's up with all the biblical imagery? How has the reverend transformed by the end of the episode? Tune in to find out. Plus, Andrew and Charlie discuss a listener voicemail.

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:26 - Intro
    3:55 - General thoughts on the episode
    12:24 - Emotional violence vs. physical violence
    17:50 - The dream sequence
    22:18 - What's up with the judge?
    25:16 - Biblical imagery
    32:16 - Thinking about structure and format
    45:11 - Listener voicemail and episode titles
    55:29 - Show close

    DON'T FORGET: You can contact the show by emailing leftovers@filmgeekradio.com or leaving a voicemail at 336-793-2509. Thanks for listening!

    • 57 min
    Episode #2: Season 1, Ep. 1 -- Penguin One, Us Zero

    Episode #2: Season 1, Ep. 1 -- Penguin One, Us Zero

    Well, that was a weird episode. It's only week two, but Andrew already thinks the show might already have gone off the rails. Charlie disagrees. Listen in as they debate what works and needs to be improved. What makes the Kevin storyline feel so clunky? Has the Wayne plot thread jumped the shark by moving too quickly? Why is the Meg subplot the best overall? And, perhaps most importantly, what's the deal with the bagels?! Tune in to find out.

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:26 - Intro
    3:21 - General thoughts on the episode
    13:15 - Is Kevin going crazy?
    16:25 - Opening credit sequence
    20:27 - Wayne, structure, and the random dead guy
    25:11 - Jill and Nora, Meg and her tree
    32:10 - Burning fences and hand cream
    35:30 - The case of the missing bagels
    40:20 - Dennis as audience surrogate, Meg's fiance
    43:33 - Why the scene with Scott Glenn works
    47:34 - Show close

    DON'T FORGET: You can contact the show by emailing leftovers@filmgeekradio.com or leaving a voicemail at 336-793-2509. Thanks for listening!

    • 49 min
    Episode #1: Season 1, Ep. 1 -- Pilot

    Episode #1: Season 1, Ep. 1 -- Pilot

    This week, Charlie and Andrew chew on some leftover dead dog in their discussion of the pilot of The Leftovers. The show follows the chief of police in a small town after a mysterious event results in the disappearance of 2 percent of the world's population. Is the tone too bleak? What is the primary idea or theme that will drive the show forward? What does the series seem to be saying about the loss of loved ones? And are concrete answers to "sci-fi" questions actually needed, or will they just derail the central drama? Tune in to find out.

    SHOW NOTES:

    0:26 - Intro
    4:18 - General thoughts on the pilot, characters
    16:32 - Is the tone too bleak?
    21:02 - The driving idea or device
    27:00 - Cults and villainous forces (or lack thereof)
    35:08 - Familial loss as separate from the disappearance
    37:05 - Are answers actually needed? What if they can't be Googled?
    52:32 - Show close

    DON'T FORGET: You can contact the show by emailing leftovers@filmgeekradio.com or leaving a voicemail at 336-793-2509. Thanks for listening!

    • 54 min

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