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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 // 11:15 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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United States of Tara and Its Equally Dysfunctional Cable Neighbors

The Gregsons. The Botwins. The Henriksons. Most of my recent favorite TV families live on cable. But do they all have to be so dysfunctional? Blame the Sopranos.

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22 Apr 2010 // 10:00 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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29 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Mad Men: Season Three

It's not for nothing that the bleak, animated intro shows a man in a suit falling from an office tower into a heap of broken images, only to wind up sitting comfortably, smoking, staring away from us into a blank nothingness.

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Breaking Bad: Season Three Premiere

The subtext that makes Breaking Bad both enthralling and often unbearable to watch is that Walt is becoming who he always was.

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The Braces Come Off: The End of ‘Ugly Betty’

As Betty Suarez rushes headlong toward her inevitable destiny of inner and outer beauty, it is time to praise all the supporting players that actually made Ugly Betty worth watching.

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14 Mar 2010 // 10:59 PM

Chronic ‘Lost’ Sickness

The Lost Syndrome has consumed me for five years running, and I'm growing weaker. It’s like X-Filesioma all over again.

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11 Feb 2010 // 7:00 AM

The Wire routinely made our TV top 10 lists year after year while it was on the air and it’s one of the shows we

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4 Feb 2010 // 5:18 AM

It may take a while to process everything from Tuesday’s season premiere of “Lost,” but this is certain: It was fantastic. I was on

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3 Feb 2010 // 8:45 AM

President Obama has had a rocky first year in office. But he made at least one indisputably sagacious policy decision: When he found out his

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Lost fans still have a couple "Faradays" between them and the premiere of the show's final season, but there's no shortage of web goodies to appease those who can't help but froth at the mouth in anticipation.

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19 Jan 2010 // 10:00 PM

Fast Train to Nowhere: Watching ‘The Wire’ Aesthetically

Every scene, no matter how seemingly throwaway, no matter how seemingly unimportant, contributes to a larger vision, a complex set of patterns and narratives. Which is why The Wire is both totally fascinating and utterly unrealistic.

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12 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

Top 10 Episodes of 2009

As I continue to look back on the best TV of 2009, these are the ten best episodes...

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8 Jan 2010 // 12:00 PM

CHUCK: Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on NBC (then moves into its regular slot, Monday at 8 p.m.) REASON TO WATCH: Saved by fans and

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TNA's live broadcast against WWE on January 4 could be a turning point for American TV wrestling. One shot alone won't make it through the WWE's bovine skull, but at least someone's started firing.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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