Thursday, April 12, 2007

Best show on TV:

Lost, on ABC, Wednesday nights, 8/9E&P. Hands down. Most intelligent, one of the best written & acted... there ain't been anything like this since The X-Files!

6 comments:

Carl E. Olson said...

Amen, Brother Chris, preach it! Yet another great episode in the show that has, I think, seriously redefined what is possible with television drama. While most dramas (some of them decent, some of them horrible) focus on (take your pick): law enforcement, doctors, lawyers, promiscuous housewives, "Lost" places well-developed and interesting characters in a unique setting and combines sci-fi/mystery with real drama—people struggling with moral challenges and relational chaos. And, amazingly, the story is holding together, even as the layers of elaborate back history continue to grow. None of the other shows that I watch each week ("24," "House," "CSI," and "NCIS") are as consistently good, although they each have good, even great qualities.

DimBulb said...

To borrow and cheapen a line from T.S. Elliot: In the history of television drama you have the X-Files and you have Lost; there isn't room for anything else.

Chris Burgwald said...

Ditto to both of you!

Jeanne said...

Well, don't want to poke a hole in your balloon, but hubby tried watching Lost on your recommendation and can't see what is so good about it. Just to be fair, he's going to try again to see if he's missed anything. My idea is that it is the old versus the youngs' idea of what is interesting or not.

Chris Burgwald said...

Jeanne, the difficulty is jumping in right in the middle... Lost is a serial series, so starting watching now is kind of like opening a novel in the middle and trying make sense of it.

You guys should buy the dvds for the first two seasons and watch them that way :-)

moscato di Osti said...

WHAT?!?! You left out "Celebrity Fit Club."