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Getting Lost: “Ji Yeon” Preview

In our last preview, we bemoaned the fact that we had been getting more questions than answers from Lost lately. That didn’t exactly change with last week’s episode, “The Other Woman.” We did knock four questions off our list while only adding two going, but that was the result of us being very judicious about what we added. Or us just being lazy. Whatever. We did get one bombshell — that we all sort of suspecting was coming anyway — when Charles Widmore’s involvement with the freighter team was revealed. We’re hoping for a few more developments this week, but […]

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“The Wire”: -30-

Posted by SH For those who don’t know, the title comes from a old journalism tradition of ending stories that reporters hand into their editors with a “-30-“. There are a lot of explanations out there, but no one really knows where it came from. That makes it a perfect note on which to end “The Wire,” which continually questioned why things are the way they are. With countless characters and even more storylines left unresolved, the final hour and a half had a lot to get done. What will happen to McNulty and Freamon now that the serial killer […]

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Getting Lost: “The Other Woman” Review

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg Ben’s in love … with the other woman. (No, that’s not the last reference we’ll make to our second favorite Ray Parker Jr. song.) But does the title of last night’s episode really refer to Juliet? Sure, she’s the other woman to that Other woman Harper. But isn’t Ben really obsessed with another other woman — Annie? If you believe Harper, he is. And why shouldn’t we believe someone whose appearance is ushered in by creepy whispers? (We realize it could be Ben’s mom whom Juliet resembles, but that would just be too creepy so […]

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One Tree Hill: The Slippery Slope Continues 10

Posted by: haro1d The comedy just keeps on comin’. Last night’s OTH episode did not disappoint. To recap: Nanny Carrie continued her home-wrecker crusade, jumpin’ in the shower with Nathan just in time for the scene to be discovered by Haley. Peyton’s old boss showed up to steal Mia away, but with some clever theatrics, they managed to trick him into offering her promotion and distribution, publishing rights and maybe the moon, if I heard correctly. Quentin has a hairline fracture from punching out K-Fed and is likely to be benched for the season … if he lets the coaches […]

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Jericho Nuke Notes: Oversight

Posted by Ryan Jericho, Season 2, Episode 4 “Oversight”: Hawkins receives another call from his mysterious new contact, John Smith, who continues to know his every move, and who informs Hawkins that he is one day away from being caught by Major Beck. Mimi discovers someone inside of Jennings & Rall is embezzling money. J&R is forcing all businesses to register with them, to “protect” them against illegal activity. Cheyenne has put a price freeze on retail goods, but J&R is charging businesses exorbitant prices — gouging, essentially — for supplies. This J&R monopoly has resulted in a black market […]

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“The Wire”: Late Editions

Posted by SH Lester, bless his heart, figured out Marlo’s cellphone code in time to catch Partlow heading to a warehouse out in the middle of nowhere for a fresh supply of product. Cue the blaring sirens, cue the SWAT teams, there’s your dope on the table. Just as the city poobahs are reeling over the phantom serial killer, they get a $16 million drug bust to make things feel a lot better. Lester forgoes the big public press conference, finding his joy instead through a silent encounter with Marlo, on his knees in handcuffs, furtively flashing him the clock […]

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Getting Lost: “The Other Woman” Preview

Far be it from us to complain about the current season of Lost — it has been, in a word, awesome — but when we decided to start keeping track of the unanswered questions we had about the show, we didn’t think we’d threaten to take up all the space the Internet has to offer. Hopefully the show’s writers will throw us a freaking bone or two this week, so we can trim our list at least a little bit. But when the sneak peeks introduce a new character who we didn’t know was coming, we don’t hold out a […]

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Getting Lost: "The Constant" Review

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg Constants? Variables?! Note to the makers of Lost: We had finally managed to remove the final vestiges of high-school math and science from our heads. Seriously, ROYGBIV and SOHCAHTOA were merely gibberish to us. Then you go and send Desmond on a quest to make sure his parents kiss at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance — or something like that (our memory doesn’t function well when we’re upset). But … the phone conversation between Desmond and Penny was a nice save, so you’re forgiven. Just don’t let it happen again. On with the recap. […]

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Getting Lost: “The Constant” Preview

In last week’s episode, “Eggtown,” we got more questions than answers. Will the same hold true this week in “The Constant”? We’re going to go out on a limb and say, “Um, yeah, probably.” The previews seem to indicate that the episode will focus on issues dealing with space and time, and their effects on the inhabitants of the island — thus pitting our love of Lost directly against our hatred of science. Which will win out? And who the hell is Minkowski? I have a feeling that, by tomorrow morning, we’ll have answers to both. Here are the unanswered […]

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Jericho Nuke Notes: Jennings & Rall

Posted by Ryan Jericho, Season 2, Episode 3 “Jennings & Rall” When Jake discovers that the government official who is supposed to protect them is actually withholding a vaccine for the Hudson River virus, he and the Rangers take their survival into their own hands. We learn that Ravenwood is a subsidiary of Jennings & Rall. It’s like their own private army. Jake was once an employee of Jennings & Rall, back when he was driving supply trucks in Iraq. Jake’s convoy came under attack, and they returned fire and some civilians were killed. But there was no investigation or […]