OOooooh... I may be able to catch up.
Let's go TIVO!
Very good episode last night. Did anyone see it???
And the previews for next week look AWESOME!
I did watch it last night and found it to be very good... albeit predictable which way it was going.
I knew that the guy who was getting beaten down was going to find a way to redeem himself.
So who belted the dude in the jungle? (Can you tell I don't know any of their names?)
I think it was the dimpled redneck cause he has nothing to live for off the island.
Anyway... just my 2 cents.
Sucks that it's on the same time as Smallville. (I like that show also but can only choose one)
I thought it was Sawyer that hit the Sayid at first too, but then who fired the third rocket???? The only one really unaccounted for is Mr. Locke. He was skinning the boar and didn't run to Jack's aid....which I found odd.
I think it's going to start getting really good....very Lord fo the Flies....."Kill the beast! Bash his head! Kill the beast!!!"
Ha ha! When you clicked on "General" you thought I had responded to the Vote thread, didn't ya?? Huh? Huh? Ha! Oh, Magoo. You've done it again!
Article on LOST in the NY Times. (requires free registration):
You have to be a member to view the article- maybe you could copy and paste it over here?
There's a thread on voting? Where?
I heard a little spoiler about tonight's episode- heard there will be scenes that I won't be watching. Things that were reminiscent of Suit and Glasses on Alias...
Cool! This is what I've been waiting on.
Originally Posted by LizC
The registration for NY Times is free. I can cut and paste, but the article is kinda long, I think. I'll post a portion of it.
How 'Lost' Careered Into Being a Hit Show
By JOE RHODES
Published: November 10, 2004
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 - The speed with which ABC's Wednesday night breakout hit drama "Lost" went from a network executive's half-baked suggestion to one of the most elaborate and expensive pilots ever filmed was brain blurring.
Determined to see his idea into the fall lineup, Lloyd Braun, then head of ABC Entertainment, brought together J. J. Abrams, the producer of the funhouse-mirror spy drama "Alias,'' and Damon Lindelof, a writer for "Crossing Jordan,'' to kick around his idea about plane crash survivors stranded on an island, a notion that he freely admitted was inspired by the reality show "Survivor.'' The result has been a show among the top 10 this season.
"I met Damon for the first time on a Monday," Mr. Abrams remembered. "By that Friday we had written a 20-page outline. And they green-lit the pilot on Saturday. At that point, we didn't even have a script, but in less than 12 weeks we had to start shooting."
That wasn't the hard part. And transporting the wreckage of an L-1011 jetliner to the show's location on Oahu may have been daunting, but doable. But of all the logistical nightmares that deadline represented none were more daunting than finding actors for the unusually large and internationally diverse ensemble cast - as the parts were still being written.
"It was insanity," said the casting director, April Webster, who had worked with Mr. Abrams on "Alias." "The characters kept changing. Every few days they'd call up and say, 'It looks like there's another one.' "
Because there were so many parts to cast - 14 major characters and dozens of background actors whose primary job is to walk around dazed on the beach until their story line comes to the fore - and only a three-week window to cast them, Ms. Webster put out the equivalent of an all-points bulletin. Calls were made to agencies in London, Sydney, New York, Toronto and points between.
"We were looking at tapes from all over,'' she said, and complicating the matter was the need to put together a cast at a time when most network pilots were already shooting. And whoever signed on for "Lost'' had to commit to working and living on Oahu for the duration of the series.
Working off their original 20-page outline, Mr. Abrams and Mr. Lindelof had ideas about the show's vibe - "Gilligan" meets "X Files," strangers on a plane, mysterious island - and who the characters would be: the hero with a secret, the plucky-but-haunted heroine, the stuck-up girl, the affable dude, the menacing rogue. But everything else was still up in the air, even as actors were auditioning.
"We were writing audition scenes because we hadn't had time to finish the actual script," Mr. Abrams said.
But as actors came in to audition, something fascinating happened, he recalled. "They would inspire us to take characters in a direction that we wouldn't have come up with on our own," he said.
The result was a radical reimagining of some of the original characters. Charlie, the burned-out English rocker played by Dominic Monaghan, was originally envisioned as a middle-aged businessman with a drug problem. Sawyer, the troublesome American played by Josh Holloway, was going to be a New Zealander. And Jack, the heroic (so far) spinal surgeon played by Matthew Fox, was going to be much older. And since he was also meant to die in the first episode, a one-shot appearance, high-priced movie stars like Michael Keaton and Aaron Eckhardt were being considered for the part.
Some well-known actors not usually associated with prime-time television, Ms. Webster said, were attracted by Mr. Abrams's reputation and intrigued by the nontraditional premise, which is how they managed to get Mr. Monaghan, a hot property after playing Merry Brandybuck in the "Lord of the Rings" films; Naveen Andrews, best known for his performance as Lt. Kip Singh in "The English Patient"; and Harold Perrineau, coming off his appearance as Link in "The Matrix" trilogy and critical raves for his stage performance in "Top Dog/Underdog."
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OK... now that was a good episode.
Don't know that I'm hooked yet... but I am looking forward to next week.
Isn't that the same as hooked? Wanker? Admit it!!! Admit it!!!!
Originally Posted by Joe
I'd say that was my second favorite episode just behind the Mr. Locke/wheelchair episode.