Launched: July 29, 2015
Episodes: Season 1-3 Episodes
Length: 25-35 mins.
Genre: Sci-Fi | Mystery | Thriller
Limetown is a fictional story told as a series of investigative reports by Lia Haddock (played by Annie-Sage Whitehurst), a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), detailing the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.
It had me at Tennessee.
As a Tennessean, I'm naturally drawn to any story set here. The more fucked-up, the better. I'd like to pretend that these strange but interesting things are happening in my town (which is as exciting as white bread btw) and I'm actually in the midst of something exciting!
LIMETOWN, to me, is like a mash-up of Roanoke with all these people disappearing mysteriously, and that old sci-fi show, Eureka, except that it's not funny. For a podcast that only has 6 episodes running at half-hour more or less, the serial packed quite the mysterious punch!
LIMETOWN has a spectacular first season which ended in a white-knuckling cliffhanger. In so few episodes, the series managed to tease and entrance me. It's loaded with heavy hitting revelations portending to high-level conspiracies and sinister villains. The voice actors are fantastic too not to mention the musical scoring and sound effects! Suffice to say that you'll slip into the story quickly and suspend disbelief in a snap of a finger.