Thursday, January 31, 2008

LOST is the best show in the history of shows.

Granted, after divesting of nearly all other vices in order to devour three seasons of television storytelling genius, I am biased. But c'mon. It doesn't get any better than this.

One of the truly delightful things about LOST is that you never know what will happen next, and neither does the cast. So many TV shows either give their premise away because it's all they are, or are content with existing inside of a comfortable and crushingly predictable formula so that people only have to tune in and tune out without ever being invested in character, nuance, plot or other hallmarks of intelligent entertainment. LOST's willingness not to try to be all things to all viewers helps what are already solid performances by one of the most diverse and talented ensemble casts in recent memory to be even better - their investment in the story is as genuine as our own.

I hope the writers' strike is resolved soon (in the writers' favor, of course), so that we get more than eight episodes this season.

"Did you see a guy run through here wearing a bathrobe and carrying a coconut?"
"No. Saw a polar bear on rollerskates with a mango..."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We just watched the season premiere (having had to tape it b/c my class is on Thursday nights). HOLY CRAP! No answers!! Only more questions!! Genius.