Bridgewater

Publisher:
Grim & Mild, iHeartPodcast Network

Bridgewater

4.5/5

Critic Rating

3.0/5

Listener Rating

When a relic from his past is rediscovered, folklore professor Jeremy Bradshaw puts his life on hold to solve the mystery. Along the way, he’s helped by people who challenge everything he believes in, and ultimately tries to answer the question: can the past be rewritten? A supernatural thriller for your ears, starring Misha Collins, Melissa Ponzio, and Nathan Fillion. Created by Aaron Mahnke and written by Lauren Shippen.


Critic Reviews

Score: 3

Adrien Behn • Discover Pods Nov 10, 2021

"The dialogue in Bridgwater just isn’t that captivating. The conversations sound like they were copied/pasted into each script. Did Mankhe and Shippen succeed with their original intention to create an immersive, enrapturing plot that made you believe in something more beyond the veil? Kind of. Narrators are useful guides in audio fiction. Without it, it feels like we are groping in the back of a cave, in the middle of the night, in the dead of an Icelandic winter: It’s dark, and we don’t know where we are going."

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Score: 5

Miles Stebens • The Gaudie Oct 28, 2021

"What makes Bridgewater so impactful, besides the amazing voice acting and thrilling plot, is the fact that it is set in a real place...It’s an enchanting podcast, and you won’t have to go through a tantalising one-week wait after each episode ends with a cliffhanger because all ten episodes that comprise the first season are out."

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Score: 5

starshipsandstrongcoffee • Starships and Strong Coffee Aug 10, 2021

"I was hooked and for 10 minutes I had done nothing but stare at my laptop screen and had forgotten that I actually had work to do. It’s as good as it sounds and it has a stellar cast too – who are particularly appealing if you are a fan of any of following- Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Castle or Star Trek."

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Score: 5

Keelin • Mentally? A Magpie. Aug 6, 2021

"The subtle details in the audio had me turning my head left and right. I was thinking my cat was right there making a ruckus, when she was in the other room. The subtle world building coasts us through the smooth exposition, introducing a stellar panorama of characters. The pull of show is exciting, dragging you into a complete picture and not letting go until the eerie warm narration of Mahnke pulls you back to reality."

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Listener Reviews

Score: 3

Greg H Feb 16, 2022

"An entertaining story, but the dialogue & flow is a bit stunted. The conversations between characters don't feel natural (or even supernatural). The stereo sound is well produced, but that seems to be at the expense of other areas of the production that feel a bit thrown in there (example for the "voices that don't sound entirely human", they sound entirely human as if recorded as an after thought and just added in). That being said, it was still reasonably enjoyable."


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