Episode 6 Timeframe

As sweeps ends and the shows go into reruns into the new year, we will be putting our our final podcast (for this year). An extra long year end wrap up special, we will put a spin on the happenings this year in good tv, our show and it's evolution, the future of the show and site around it, as well as discuss all of the happenings since episode 5. Why only one more this year? Working on the new site, and a certain fixation with a certain new videogame console has me tied up quite a bit...but yeah..keep checking back for ep 6 come early December.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Justin, this question was on tvguide.com and it reminded me of you:

Question: I'm one of those who has loved Lost from the beginning. Someone (maybe you?) likened it to reading a novel, and I felt that way, too. I loved the flashbacks and I loved learning more about the characters, especially the bombshell things, like Locke's wheelchair. My husband, however, has insisted from the beginning that he felt the writers were making it up as they went, throwing in every unbelievable and unexplainable thing possible, and would never be able to tie it all together. After reading Michael Ausiello's interview with the executive producers, I find that my husband may be right. One made the statement that it "boggles (his) mind" when people ask what the numbers mean because he doesn't think that question will ever be answered. I mean, excuse me? They put the numbers in everything imaginable and they are mystified that people wonder what they mean? Don't get me wrong: If I know there's a payoff to be had, I'm willing to wait. I'm not demanding resolutions right now, but it would be nice to be assured that there will be resolutions eventually. There's a big difference between going along for a wonderful ride and being taken for one. I guess as someone who loved Twin Peaks and The X-Files, my guard is up, and I'm enjoying the story a whole lot less this year. Heck, if I just sat around and thought of improbable events and made no effort to tie them together, I could write for one of the top shows on television. Help me, Dr. Matt; am I just being paranoid? — Mickey

Matt Roush: Maybe a wee bit. I loved your line about "a big difference between going along for a wonderful ride and being taken for one." The way I feel about Lost, the ride is so wonderful that I'm not in the least concerned for now about the ultimate destination because my hope is that we won't get to the bottom of the island's mysteries or, more important to me, to the roots of the psychology of these fabulous characters for seasons to come. Besides, when it comes to something like the numbers, what kind of explanation could there be that would matter or would satisfy anyone without becoming as mystifying and ultimately impenetrable as The X-Files' mythology turned out to be? Look up "McGuffin" in a Hitchcock glossary. Some plot points exist solely for the purpose of taking us on the ride. What they mean (like, say, The 39 Steps to use a classic example, or anything in the backstory of North by Northwest) isn't as important as what they trigger. And do I think these writers know what they're doing? I most definitely do. Everyone should be as lost as these guys. And now that the "tailies" have caught up to the original cast, maybe the chronically impatient among us will get back with the program. I will admit to having a short fuse about griping where Lost is concerned. I can't imagine a show being better produced, written, cast, etc., than this one. The payoff for me is in the experience of watching these gripping hours of TV. Wherever they lead, I'm still following.