Okay, so possibly my favorite TV show of all-time is The Twilight Zone. So, I was initially intrigued by the concept of J.J. Abrams’ new ABC drama, Lost. The show is built around a few dozen plane crash survivors living on a remote island that may or may not already be inhabited. I never got into Abrams’ Alias, but I was especially eager to check out this new show after practically every major media outlet showered it with raves. Rarely do network dramas get this much praise on their debut (remember: This is a format dominated by CSIs and Law and Orders right now).
So, my neighbor (and co-worker) Wendy and I checked it out tonight, along with Harper, Wendy’s one year-old. I don’t know what to make of it. They certainly have built up some intriguing threads, but I really have no idea how this premise will stretch into multiple seasons. It’s kind of like 24 in that regard, but at least in 24, they can start from scratch every season. It’s not as if on Lost, they can put them on a different island every season.
I’ll continue to tune in for now. There has to be something good to fill the one-hour drama niche, now that HBO only has The Wire (in which, since I haven’t watched much, it’s nearly impossible to catch up). Hey, if Arrested Development can win the Best Comedy Emmy… there’s always hope.