Thursday, March 15, 2007


Wednesdays @ 10:00 p.m., ABC

How many lame puns can you make out of the realization that ABC’s impenetrable drama “Lost” is losing ratings?

Exactly one, which explains the difficulty in quantifying the value of a show that battles television convention while simultaneously embracing it. When “Lost” premiered in late 2004, Americans had developed a newfound sense of ideological partitioning: Bush II gained reelection, the war abroad reached its first birthday and 9/11 seemed like a fever dream. Along came this fantastical show about a plane crash, of all things, that tapped into the nation’s universal sense of despair and confusion within the broader framework of isolation (being marooned on a mysterious desert island). Its initial success, retrospectively speaking, was inevitable.

Continue reading about "Lost" in the New York Press...


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