Post Number: 362
|Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 - 10:35 am: |
I've just finished watching LOST up to the end of Series 4.
A mix of Narnia (Charlotte Staples-Lewis), Verne, Wells, Dr Who...
This is about the only TV screen fiction that I can stomach these days. Its essence reminds me of the subtitle I gave my book WEIRDMONGER: THE NEMONICON (Prime Books 2003):
The Synchronised Shards of Random Truth and Fiction
Post Number: 148
|Posted on Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 03:31 pm: |
Having a dope addict on it, as they do, might symbolize the addictive qualities of the series.
I've got biff and zow
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 - 02:45 pm: |
I would say the mix of revelation and new mystery is exactly what makes it work for me. I suspect that it helps that there are several creators instead of just one, otherwise we would have seen it get a lot weaker when J.J. Abrams started working on various other projects. (In contrast, I would say that Twin Peaks, which had a lot of the same appeal, fell apart almost completely when Lynch got bored and started working on other things.)
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 01:16 pm: |
Yeah, I think they were all a bit overstretched last season.
Also, yay on Pushing Daisies! It's really beautifully written and shot, and I wonder how they managed to get it on the air in the first place and even more how they got renewed.
I also really love two of Fuller's previous shows, Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls, which, while not being quite as out there visually as Pushing Daisies, are definitely in the same territory when it comes to the writing.