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Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best TV Shows of 2010

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.

Thursday, January 6 2011

The Year in Television Conspiracies

Secret, usually evil, plots dominated TV drama in 2010, from Lost, Rubicon, and Persons Unknown to 24, V, Flashforward, and Terriers.

Wednesday, January 5 2011

The Best DVDs of 2010

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.

Friday, May 21 2010

Love Lost

Here we stroll down memory lane, recalling favored episodes of Lost, past. We remember with fondness as we stumble into the final episode, true ‘til the end, still trying to find our way.

Friday, May 21 2010

Lost, Dazed and Confused

Theories, conspiracies, clues... these writers stumble blindly about on the little islands in their minds, tripping over things, becoming ever more disoriented -- seeing, but alas, never realizing...


Monday, April 21 2014

'LOST' and Found: Mystery Boxes and Pleasure Domes

LOST arrived with the thunderous roar of exploding fuselage. It cut wildly through pop-culture stereotypes, and then left its fans lost and bewildered amidst the wreckage.

Sunday, March 14 2010

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.


Monday, May 24 2010

The 'Lost' Finale Makes the Obvious Choice

With all this talk about "letting go" and "moving on," Lost awkwardly, and perhaps inadvertently, seemed to be grieving over itself. More profoundly, it seemed unable to forgive itself its own flaws, much like its hero.

Tuesday, January 27 2009

Lost: Season Five Premiere

As the fifth season begins, the structural fluidity that makes Lost so exciting and unusual has been pushed to the forefront. That's right: we're officially talking time travel.

Sunday, January 11 2009

Lost: The Complete Fourth Season

The order of myth becomes manifest in Season Four.

Monday, June 2 2008


While I still maintain that this season of Lost, commenced with a lurch, I'm pleased to report that it closed out plain better than ever.

Wednesday, February 6 2008


Sometime between Hurley's car chase and Naomi's resurrection, it occurred to me that I'm never going to get satisfactory answers to Lost's fast-accumulating questions.

Lost [30.May.07]
Lost [12.Feb.07]
Lost [3.Oct.06]
Lost [13.Jun.05]
Lost [3.Oct.04]


Tuesday, March 24 2015

In the Game of Genre Television, You Win or You Get Cancelled

Networks will continue to falter in their attempts to imitate Game of Thrones if they fail to prioritize character development over flashy fantasy storytelling.

Wednesday, January 26 2011

Dear TV Executives: A Few New Years Resolutions Notes for 2011

Television executives should resolve to do a few things for me this year.

Wednesday, December 1 2010

Lost - The Complete Series

Lost - The Complete Series - ABC Studios [$279.99]

Sunday, August 29 2010

Sometimes, a Title Says It All: 'Lost - The Complete Series'

With its open-ended ability to be interpreted and dissected, Lost, viewed as a whole, becomes cinematic in nature, literary in style and deeper meaning.

Monday, August 23 2010

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.

'Lost' Viewing Parties Around the U.S. (Mixed Media) [21.May.10]
Lost: The Auction (Mixed Media) [18.May.10]
Lost: The Final Countdown: Blog 1 (Channel Surfing) [22.Apr.10]


Tuesday, August 24 2010

Final season of 'Lost' leads newest Blu-ray titles

Well, we finally got all the answers on "Lost," or did we? Check it out for yourself with "Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season"

Tuesday, May 25 2010

'Lost' finale leaves behind two islands of thought

LOS ANGELES — If "Lost" guaranteed anything with its terrifically moving but mythology-deprived series finale, it's that the show will go on, as fans spend the

Monday, May 24 2010

New fall TV season has network execs feeling good

This is a world of slumming millionaires and poopy-mouth parents, of horny fat people and murderous bitches, of val-gal assassins and plane-crash survivors trying to

Sunday, May 23 2010

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

Thursday, May 20 2010

New malware uses search terms like 'Lost' as bait

"Lost" fans searching for secrets of the ABC show's final episode may be in store for a nasty surprise: An infected computer. PandaLabs, a unit

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