In a way it's a misnomer to call LOST one of TV's best shows—it's a fine show on the level of character and writing, but what makes it a classic is that it's the finest interactive game ever to appear in your living room once a week. An elaborate fractal pattern of intersecting stories concerning plane survivors on a not-quite-deserted island, a secretive international organization and a monster made of smoke, LOST only begins with the 60 minutes you see on TV. Its mysteries, clues and literary-historical allusions demand research, repeat viewing, freeze-framing and endless online discussions. And in a medium where executives assume that viewers will flee anything that remotely challenges them, LOST proves that millions of people will support a difficult, intelligent, even frustrating story—as long as you blow the right kind of smoke at them.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Posted by Art with Jimmy at 9/06/2007 08:19:00 PM