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Greetings from Meta Station, where a playwright and an English professor who have been best friends for sixteen years recap our favorite genre television shows. Check out our archive for 4 seasons of coverage of the CW's post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama "The 100," including cast and creator interviews, and join us in summer 2019 for coverage of three new streaming miniseries perfect for binge-watching - "Good Omens" on Amazon Prime, "Russian Doll" on Netflix, and "Gentleman Jack" on HBO!

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Greetings from Meta Station, where a playwright and an English professor who have been best friends for sixteen years recap our favorite genre television shows. Check out our archive for 4 seasons of coverage of the CW's post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama "The 100," including cast and creator interviews, and join us in summer 2019 for coverage of three new streaming miniseries perfect for binge-watching - "Good Omens" on Amazon Prime, "Russian Doll" on Netflix, and "Gentleman Jack" on HBO!

Customer Reviews

JessKY755 ,

Intelligent, Nuanced Discussion

Claire and Erin do a magnificent job of discussing the finer details of each episode. They go into what the show does right, how it relates to history/pop culture, and what missteps the show has made. One of the best TV-recap/analysis podcasts I’ve heard. Definitely advise all listeners to watch the episode, THEN listen to the podcast; don’t binge the show or the podcast because they go into such detail with their discussion that you will be lost. The only gripe I have? Claire and Erin haven’t reviewed any of season 2 yet (or most of season 3) and I selfishly want to hear what they think :) Love the podcast!

KenUTLaw ,

Isn’t it a pity

I had high hopes for this podcast at first. I rejoiced initially as I longed for a companion resource for my rewatch. However, starting at ep. 4.05, I sensed a subtle shift in the hosts approach. After a considerable amount of nitpicking (their phrase) about 4.05, something that put me in mind of “other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play.” I decided to skip to the end and listen to those segments pertaining to their reasoning for ending the podcast. I’m not sure if I really understand them. It was obvious they were struggling with it. By this point in their journey with the show, my take differed considerably and perhaps our journey ended at the right time. I always thought the attachment to Kane was intriguing, but frankly his character’s actions in Season 5 were reprehensible and, to me, unfathomable. I’m surprised that nobody double-tapped him while they were hauling him in on the stretcher. He consciously elected to kill all his people from Skaikru along with Octavia. Similarly, Abby is another terrible character. I’m surprised Raven didn’t blade her on first sight. Her addiction was not a pass for the harm she inflicted. In any event, I certainly appreciate the time and effort the hosts put into the podcast. My other quibble is that the podcast episodes were way too long and larded with much academic jargon. Ultimately, the few unadulterated pure fan enjoyment moments diminished nearly altogether. What a pity.

pugluv2001 ,

Ok, it took me a while to....

warm up to this podcast, but Erin and Claire have grown on me and now I’m finding myself really enjoying their extremely in depth review of each episode.

I love watching the episode, and then listening to them, and then going back and seeing all the little things I’ve missed. I didn’t think it was possible to break down a tv show in such depth, but wow, I guess it is. Love listening to their theories each week of what may be coming.

Keep up the good work you two!

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