Articles tagged lost

Is ‘The Walking Dead’ Actually Any Good?

So far, the incredible ratings for the current season of The Walking Dead has been the talk of TV sites and blogs. Here we look at Season 3 coolly, with the use of a report card.

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How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV?

Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.

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28 Jan 2011 // 7:30 AM

The Year In TV: May 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in May 2010.

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20 Dec 2010 // 5:45 AM

February 2010 in TV

It was a month of high ratings, a truly “super” bowl, and shocking tragedies for TV audiences.

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‘The Event’ Will Be Unrequited

I don’t know what The Event is – and I suspect I never will -- but not for lack of trying.

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Consumerism and the Fan: A LOST Case Study

Just as LOST established a new baseline for television creativity and found new ways equally to mesmerize and frustrate viewers, so did the LOST auction set a new standard for television-based consumerism.

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20 Aug 2010 // 5:00 AM

LOST in Memorabilia

The LOST auction, August 21-22, may be the ultimate TV auction, and participating fans get a chance to make TV history as well as take a piece of it home.

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Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Mondays

If you want to know what’s new on primetime TV this fall, stop right here.

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Future Shock, Postmodern Nostalgia, and Uncanny Technologies

The speed of technological change is unprecedented. Author Anna Jane Grossman finds that it has imbued her "with a kind of odd nostalgia for right now.”

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Father’s Day Is Over, But Daddy Issues Remain in ‘Bioshock 2’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption’

Baby Boomer films such as Star Wars taught us about the corruptible and corrupting influence of an authoritarian father; now games like Bioshock 2 and Red Dead Redemption explore Generation X's “daddy issues”.

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The Way-Back Machine: 20 Years Ago (videos)

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Oddly, a lot of things that happened 20 years ago this week are either similar to

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23 May 2010 // 8:13 AM

May ‘Lost’ mysteries never come to an end

LOS ANGELES — “Lost,” the most complicated series in the history of television, will come to its end Sunday and without having seen a second of

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20 May 2010 // 9:00 PM

Lost Baggage

Be they slavishly devoted or stubbornly skeptical, whether they clinged to every minute of the entire season -- wherever in the time spectrum that minute appeared -- or simply turned their modern-day Dharma dial to ‘off’ after season one (gasp!), these writers were always, well, lost in thought. Ha, ha.

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‘Lost’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Are Both Pop Culture Belief Systems That Inspire Worship

Lost and The Empire Strikes Back revolve around the nature of light vs. dark, good vs. evil, science vs. faith and ultimately about the redemptive power of love and sacrifice. Ala Douglas Adams, both are about life, the universe and everything.

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18 May 2010 // 10:15 AM

Lost: The Auction

A cultural phenomenon of the ’00s, Lost is quickly wrapping up. What better way to commemorate the conclusion of one of television’s most-loved series

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In the wake of Lost, ABC has been blatantly scrambling to fill the mystery show void with transparent clones: Flash Forward, Happy Town, and V.

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22 Apr 2010 // 9:00 AM

Lost: The Final Countdown: Blog 1

The first of many blogs about Lost. In this one I consider its place among the all-time great series.

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Development Season: Five Pilots That Sound Interesting (But I May Never Get to See)

It’s the annual crap shoot known as pilot season in Hollywood again. Here are a few concepts that caught my eye.

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Alternate Realities on ‘Fringe’, ‘Lost’ and ‘FlashForward’

All my serialized sci-fi shows seem to have turned into one-hour drama versions of choose-your-own-adventure books. I’m still trying to figure out if this is a cop-out or a stroke of genius. Maybe it’s both.

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‘Lost’ Credits: Interpretations (videos)

As any fan knows, Lost does not feature an opening credit sequence (aside from the title screen), but a little hangup like that isn’t

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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