2009-10 season wrap: Lost

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be summarizing my thoughts on many of the series that ended just as the “official” television season came to a close recently. Overview: The final season of Lost had otherworldly expectations placed upon it -- and that was before the writers decided to introduce a controversial storytelling device in the flash-sideways. … Continue reading 2009-10 season wrap: Lost

2009-10 season wrap: Fringe

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be summarizing my thoughts on many of the series that ended just as the “official” television season came to a close recently. Overview: The season one finale of Fringe pushed the series into new, better territory and gave us fans all hope for the second season. And almost every … Continue reading 2009-10 season wrap: Fringe

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 2 — Reflections on “The End”

In the second episode of the TV Surveillance Podcast, John Barnett and I talk for a good 2.5 hours about "The End," the finale episode of Lost and also reflect on the series as a whole. We've planned another podcast in the near future to do some wrapping up, but if you're still jonesin' for … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 2 — Reflections on “The End”

Emotion over “answers” — Discussing storytelling approaches in the finales of Lost and Supernatural

With the round of season finales out of the way for all the major broadcast television series, I've been thinking about which finales were the most effective and why. You know, because I have absolutely nothing to do with my life during the summer -- or any time for that matter. Anyway, what is most … Continue reading Emotion over “answers” — Discussing storytelling approaches in the finales of Lost and Supernatural

Lost, “The End” Part Two — Evaluating character arcs in both universes

I've decided to avoid adding more bold sectioned-off updates to my original recap of the Lost series finale, "The End" and start a brand new post. You can view my initial set of ramblings here before jumping in to this post. For starters, I want to discuss the characters, since that's what the whole episode … Continue reading Lost, “The End” Part Two — Evaluating character arcs in both universes

The Postmortem: “Across The Sea” and response to answers

Well, what a crazy 22 hours it has been since Lost aired its most divisive, polarizing episode of all time. "Across The Sea" is a complicated mess of betrayal, mommy issues and a whole lot of metaphor. It should really be watched at least twice before passing even any substantial judgments, so I fired it … Continue reading The Postmortem: “Across The Sea” and response to answers

The slow burn versus the really slow burn — Evaluating responses to the distribution of answers in Lost and Fringe

For fans of serialized television, nothing is more important than answers. Though some might claim they love the characters or individual episodes, gun to head, most fans of Lost would probably say they're watching because they want answers to the questions that have been posed. What I've noticed this season by watching two serialized programs … Continue reading The slow burn versus the really slow burn — Evaluating responses to the distribution of answers in Lost and Fringe