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What he said, about “Lost”

This bit from Alan Sepin­wal­l’s review of the last episode of Lost is key to why I loved it, and the series as a whole. “Ulti­mate­ly, “Lost” did­n’t suc­ceed because of the mythol­o­gy. We’ve seen too many exam­ples of mythol­o­­gy-heavy, char­ac­ter-light series fail over the last six years to think that. “Lost” suc­ceed­ed on emo­tion, […]

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Catching up with Survivor:China

We’re watch­ing last night’s Sur­vivor episode. You’ll have to have been watch­ing Sur­vivor to get any of this. The pro­duc­ers lucked out this sea­son, when the down-on-their-luck tribe took out Aaron instead of James with their chop to the head. ‘Cause James is awe­some. Awe­some. The edi­tors need to take a break from the 5‑sec­ond-inter­sti­­tial […]

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Melinda Gordon needs better cell phone service

We’re sit­ting here watch­ing our sec­ond episode of Ghost Whis­per­er of the night, and Melin­da just checked her cell phone and found the dread­ed “No Ser­vice” mes­sage. That makes two per­ilous sit­u­a­tions in a row where her cell phone com­pa­ny has failed her. You’d think they’d get more tow­ers in Grand­view. In oth­er news, I […]

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Tales of the Golden Monkey

Today at lunch some­one offhand­ed­ly men­tioned the island of Bora-Bora, and I had a vivid flash­back to Tales of the Gold­en Mon­key, a TV series from 1982, star­ring Stephen Collins. I saw it on TV in Spain, dubbed, some­time in the mid-eight­ies, and even though it only ran one sea­son, I loved it. So I […]