Originally Posted by zoey67
That right there for me is a failure on to itself. You should NOT have to follow any show in order for you to enjoy it. For instance you can flip on any Friends or Just Shoot Me episode any time, at any year and find some entertainment or amusement from it IMMEDIATELY. That's a sign of good writing and production. Not prodding you along and along then keeping you waiting for the next ep that's BS alright. Now that's just 1 person's opinion so if anyone out there it was their fav show of all time fine good for you. Just want to give my 2 cents when I hear people talking about Lost like it's greatest thing in the world and if you don't like it something's wrong with you.
Originally Posted by oink
I tried LOST...it lost
me with its stupidity.
Therein lay the problem for you cool dudes. LOST was a serialized
show of the first order. Long-form storytelling, each week another chapter in a great, visual novel. The only
things I bother with on TV. I couldn't be more diametrically opposed to zoey's love of procedurals, where every week the killer is gradually unmasked in 5 acts (used to be 4 but hey, they've got more stuff to sell now) consisting of 1) The Crime, 2) The Discovery, 3) The first Red Herring (and some clever dialog between colorful and mismatched cop/doc/lawyer partners), 4) The Second Red Herring (with more clever dialog between afore mentioned partners and perhaps some character reveal that constitutes what little story arc there is), and 5) The Confession, where the bad guy, usually one of an unending stream of serial killers, realizes he's been outwitted by the wisecracking partners and confesses his dastardly crime while being hauled off in cuffs to his deserved fate. All wrapped up in a nice red bow. Wash, rinse, repeat next week. CBS has built an entire prime time schedule on this tired formula.
But LOST, now that required some attention be paid. And it was brilliant!
Ummm, until it wasn't.
But BSG never faltered -- that was 4 seasons of sustained, thrilling, jaw-dropping excellence. If I'm burning hours of my limited lifetime watching the boob-tube, that's the kind of gripping, long-form, novelized storytelling I'm going to be wasting my life on.