Daniel and Dave Discuss Every Episode of DGL

A weekly podcast in which Daniel Gray and Dave Brown talk about a specific episode of the hit family radio drama Down Gilead Lane.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Slow Walk DGL Episode #67!

It's another rambly and very thorough edition of the SWDGL! In our podcast about 5-7 "Talk to Me" we discuss all the aspects of the episode, presenting fan opinions and jumping up and down with excitement about the episode (well, one of us at least!). Let us know how you much of this extra-long podcast you last through!
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Review S5's Finale!

A season finale has a lot resting on it--as listeners, we expect more from the last episode of a season, hoping that it will satisfactorily wrap up the existing storylines and truly engross us. Sometimes, as with episodes like 4-12 "The End of the Beginning" or 12-13 "Goodnight and God Bless," almost everyone agrees that the season finale was fantastic, yet other times the higher expectations placed on a finale are not met. With all the praise that Daniel and I have lauded on the first eleven episodes of S5, "...And a Time to Dance" will have to be very good to be better than our favorites from this season.

So this is where you guys come in! We want to know what you think of the S5 finale, particularly in relation to other DGL season finales and the other episodes of S5. We want to know what adjectives you'd use to describe "...And a Time to Dance," what character you liked best in this episode, whether the emphasis of this episode was fitting in view of the rest of the season or if it was misguided. In other words, we'd greatly appreciate your opinions on everything to do with 5-12! And if you need some help getting your thoughts together, here's a few questions for you:
  • Did the Morrison family scenes in this episode add to the show? Which Morrison child did you enjoy hearing from the most?
  • Were the Richters humorous in this show?
  • What did you think of the talk between Grace and Becca? Was the scene with Becca outside the church well done?
  • Do you think the last scene was needed in the episode? Was it a good conclusion to the season?
Don't forget to give 5-12 a rating and tell us if it measured up to your expectations! You may also want to check out Brooke's journal to see Brooke's perspective on things. For inclusion in podcast #72, please have your review in by 2PM (MDT) on Tuesday.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"A Time to Mourn..."

We've reached the penultimate episode of Season Five! Find out how some of the main characters are handling Joan's recent death and see if this episode manages to make you tear up. And then, review it!
  • Do you think Tiffany's and Monica's roles in this episode added to the show?
  • Was it nice to have Grace back in Coleraine sharing lessons with a reluctant Morrison child?
  • Was Brooke's struggle relatable? Did you empathize with her?
  • Was it interesting to see how another member of the Morrison family, Mary, is dealing with Joan's death? Was the scene with her looking through old photographs too sappy? (single version only)
  • Do you think this show is too serious for DGL? Was Becca's revelation a good cliffhanger or do you think a more satisfactory ending would have been better?
Please review by 2PM Tuesday for your review to be featured on the podcast. You can also read Brooke's journal entry, which we heard her writing in this episode, here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Slow Walk DGL Episode #66!

In one of our longest and most thorough podcasts yet, we carefully discuss 5-6 "Comeback, Mom." Topics covered include board games and advertisements for them; the attitudes of Becca and the other Taylors; Mary's retreat and John's attempt to take her place; and of course the ever-recurring question, "Is Timmy annoying?" We also present our arguments for why S5 is not like a soap opera and why it's the best DGL season. Take a listen and see how we manage to talk for one hour and 40 minutes about a 24-minute DGL episode!
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

It's an emotionally-packed episode this week, as the focus of "Home to Stay" is on Joan's increasingly bad health. Let us know what you think of the show! (Note: Spoilers follow!)
  • What did you think of Timmy's cuteness and innocent attitude?
  • Did you find the marriage ceremony touching?
  • Was Ben coming up to reveal that Joan has died the best way to handle Joan's death?
  • Do you think Jacob did a good job of wrapping up this episode?
You can also check out Brooke's journal entry here. Please get your review in by 2PM (MDT) on Tuesday.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Will Spring Offer New Hope?

Tiffany, Brooke, Becca, and Joan are the main focus of this weekend's episode, "Springloaded." Find out who gets to be queen of the Spring Ball and how Tiffany is put in her place! (The following questions spoil elements of 5-9, so you have been warned!)
  • Do you think Becca deserved to be voted in as queen? Was it unrealistic for her to win?
  • Do you think either Lizzy Mitchell or Tiffany Richter added lightness to this fairly heavy episode? 
  • Were you surprised at Brooke's outburst at the Bed and Breakfast--was it out of character? Did you feel sorry for Tiffany in that scene?
  • Was the reconciliation scene with Joan and Becca satisfactory considering how much it's been set up over the course of the season?
You have until 2PM (MST) Tuesday to submit your review. Oh, and you can find out how Brooke really feels about the Spring Ball voting in this week's journal entry. :-D

Friday, May 6, 2011

Slow Walk DGL Episode #65!

In SWDGL #65 we discuss 5-5 "The Domino Effect." Find out what we think of dominoes, Brooke's rebellion, and other miscellaneous stuff! It's another delayed-but-definitely-worth-listening-to podcast from Daniel and Dave!
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