Tag: Lost

Lost And Heroes, Compared.

James Poniewozik on Lost and Heroes: “Put another way: you have to be willing to suck if you ever want to be great. ‘Awesome’ and ‘awful’ are actually closer to each other on the continuum of quality than either is to ‘meh.’”

Home Stretch

I have a theory that television shows get a lot of practice in the cliff-hanger, in hooking the viewer to come back next week, but almost zero experience in creating satisfying endings. Structurally, commercially, the need for such a thing just doesn’t compute. A few genre shows in […]

Rule One: Entertain Me!

This month we’re mixing it up at the Gutter with each editor writing about something outside their usual domain. This week James Schellenberg writes about tv. I’m a demanding SOB: I want to be entertained. I want shallow, repetitive, and sheer fun, but I also want a little […]