Network Executives Get Lost
While I’m on the subject of genre TV (One more post after this one I promise :)) I’ll mention a program that is actually well worth setting your TiVo / Torrent downloader for; Lost.
With J.J. Abrams of Alias fame on the creative team this show might actually get past the first dozen episodes (unlike the tragicly killed Wonderfalls) and have a chance to tell its story. The basic idea is very simple, the survivors of a plane crash are forced to live with each other on a remote island, but the execution is excellent.
Each episode is well paced and slowly reveals more about both the island and the characters themselves. While the constant flashbacks might become annoying enough of the characters personalities are shown through interactions with each other that hopefully the use of them will die off as the series progress. How long the show will last I’m not sure, people stuck on an island like this only works as long as the characters are fresh and the island holds some subtle twists and surprises, I suspect this might be a one or two series show and if it carries on like it began then it’s one I’ll be following.
Hell it must be good if the Penny Arcade guys like it!