Lost: Season 4 – The Expanded Experience
ABC Studios/Bad Robot
Starring Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lily, Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Michael Emerson, Sam Anderson, and lots of other people
Rated TV-14 for language and violence Running Time = 604 minutes (14 episodes on 4 DVDs)
Available Tuesday, December 9, 2008!
WARNING: This article is long and contains SPOLIERS. You have been forewarned. Now, go in peace to love and serve Lost and the Island it inhabits.
When I first heard about the show Lost, I honestly thought it was going to be a dramatic version of Gilligan’s Island. And while elements certainly lean toward the goofy at times, Continue reading “Lost Season 4 Delivers!”
Producing for television is a grueling endeavor dictated by merciless deadlines and limited budgets. Therefore, I’m always amazed when a program comes along that pushes the boundaries of the medium and approaches the production values normally reserved for the movies.
Pushing Daisies is just such a series. Inventively written, beautifully shot and wonderfully acted, the show is something of a minor miracle. How did something this special make it to the small screen?
Eli Stone: The Complete First Season
Starring Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Matt Letscher, and Victor Garber
559 minutes (13 episodes on four discs)
Release Date: September 02, 2008
For the past four years, Lost has delivered elements of fantasy, the supernatural, and science-fiction to audiences willing to go along for the journey. Viewers have been witness to mysterious island-dwellers, polar bears, and an organization known as the Dharma Initiative. With these types of fantastical elements, Lost has become a success and continues to attract viewers. I would go so far as to say we keep watching because nothing is ever explained and we want to know the answers. In the case of the new series, Eli Stone, Continue reading ““Eli Stone”: Legal Drama, with a Twist of Fantasy”
Touchstone Television/Bad Robot
Seasons 1-3 now available on DVD and Blu-Ray; Season 4 available December 9, 2008
It may sound obvious. Of course any TV series is better on DVD, whether it’s a sitcom, drama, or sci-fi series. But with Lost making fans wait until February 2009 for the fifth season on ABC, and Season Four due out on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 9, 2008, dig out, rent, or buy the first three seasons and start watching. Here are six good reasons to do so: Continue reading “Six Reasons LOST is Better on DVD than TV”
Is it almost that time of year? You know when the leaves start changing colors and the summer heat goes away?
Wait it’s December… so why hasn’t ABC aired new LOST episodes yet?! The only reason to watch the ABC channel, has for better or worse had many changes this season. First LOST was supposed to have 16 episodes, now since the Writer’s Strike say hello to only 8 new episodes, and it will be pushed to Thursday nights. Talk about the kiss of death.
Of course you should have been able to get your LOST fix with the online webisodes called Lost: Missing Pieces. If you never checked that out, you’re one of the millions of fans that ignored one big piece of crap. Ok I only watched the first episode. That was a piece of crap.
ABC has released a new promo for Season 4, which begins airing on January 31st. Watch it here and then drool.
ABC has answered the call of LOST fans by giving them mini-episodes that can be found on ABC’s website! New episodes air every Monday. These 2-3 minute episodes are brand-new footage with the regular cast of Lost. They are NOT deleted scenes.
Hopefully watching these episodes will be worthwhile, but ultimately I can’t imagine that they will be. ABC doesn’t want to split up its fanbase by having some people know some new fact while other fans don’t because they didn’t watch the online episodes.
At the same time the episodes will hopefully feed the fire that Lost fans have for knowing what will happen next when the new season begins in 2008.