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Getting Lost: "Confirmed Dead" Review

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg johnnysweeptheleg’s Lost in a moment: Instead of flashing forward, we have a flashback (not of the ’70s drug era variety) of Daniel Faraday watching the “discovery” of Oceanic 815 at the bottom of the ocean. He’s crying. And he doesn’t know why. We call that a two-for-wuh? Back in the present, one by one like the frogs in Magnolia, the remaining rescuers fall from the sky and land all over the island. Jack and Kate haven’t completely labeled Locke’s words as bat crazy, as is evident in their obvious suspicion of Faraday. It doesn’t help […]

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“The Wire”: React Quotes

Posted by SH Scott Templeton’s dilemma is laid out beautifully by a walk-on character, the guy who runs the homeless facility where Bubbles is still washing dishes. The newsman with Stephen Glass tendencies is on assignment to get reaction quotes from homeless men over the apparent serial killer stalking them on the streets of Baltimore. Only most of the men he talked to aren’t really homeless. They’re working poor. “That reporter the Baltimore Sun sent over,” the guy tells a nonresponsive Bubbles (more on that later). “Not exactly Bob Woodward.” No, but he might make a good Elmore Leonard. Templeton […]

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Getting Lost: “Confirmed Dead” Preview

Last week’s season premiere was everything we hoped it would be after enduring an eight-month hiatus between Seasons 3 and 4. Now on to our growing list of questions headed into “Confirmed Dead”: – Who are the “rescuers”? – Why are they really coming to the island? – Once off the island, why does Jack need to go back? – When Kate meets Jack at the airport and tells him, “He’s going to be wondering where I am,” who is “he”? – Who was in the coffin during Jack’s flash-forward? – Who is Jacob? – Is Christian Shephard really dead […]

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One Tree Hill: The Slippery Slope Continues 5

Posted by: haro1d So the drama continues … and continues … and continues … The other night’s episode of “OTH” had “it was only a dream” sequences galore — clips which the series loves to use as teasers for upcoming episodes. It also was what my wife refers to as a filler episode. The escalating tension between Lucas and Peyton broke into a shouting match. Quentin started reading Victor Hugo in order to stay on the basketball team. Mouth still can’t get out from under his boss (in more ways than one) and little Jimmy is having nightmares about his […]

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Getting Lost: "The Beginning Of The End" Review

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg First off, last night’s episode was all kinds of awesome. We find it hard to believe that anyone could possibly feel any differently. Did it answer our questions from yesterday? A few of them. But it made us ask even more. And that’s why we love Lost. Enough about us though. Let’s get on with the recap. johnnysweeptheleg’s Lost in a moment: The season opener is just as I hoped it would be. A flash-forward opens, as we see Jack already taking the first step toward his soon-to-be-needing 12 steps, drinking a vodka and OJ […]

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Getting Lost: "The Beginning Of The End" Preview

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg “The Beginning of the End” Preview We admit it. Three seasons in, we still don’t “get” Lost. Don’t get us wrong — we love it. We just don’t always understand exactly what’s going on. At least not completely. We probably won’t until the very end. And we have a feeling we’re not alone. Therefore, each Thursday for the next eight weeks, we’ll post the questions we most want answered. If not in that night’s episode, then by the end of the season. Or the series. (Feel free to send us yours, and we’ll add them […]

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One Tree Hill: The Slippery Slope Continues 4

Posted by: haro1d It’s so involved being one of the characters from One Tree Hill. This week’s descent into the maelstrom took the gang three years back, to the pivotal time after high school when everyone was making big decisions that would govern the courses of their lives. Lucas decided to make a fool of himself, jetting to L.A. to propose to Peyton (whose gig at the record company has her fetching coffee instead of doing A&R), who turns him down — for now. Brooke has to make the decision to answer her mom’s siren call in the name of […]

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“The Wire”: Transitions

Posted by SH Say it ain’t so, Prop Joe. The wily veteran finally found himself in one situation he couldn’t negotiate his way through. That would be his weaselly nephew Cheese having sold him out to Marlo, and Prop Joe taking a slug in the back of the head, never seeing his killer’s face. But there’s Marlo, the most ruthless character in a show full of them, telling Joe to relax, close his eyes, and it won’t hurt at all. After the shot, there’s the young buck smiling, delighted that his plan has worked, and the world is now his. […]

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One Tree Hill: The Slippery Slope Continues 3

A lot o’ junk happened last night in Tree Hill: Haley browbeat her husband into mentoring for paragon of humility, Quentin. Mouth laid into his boss in front of his co-workers, which naturally got him laid (again) in her office — and now, based on his “job performance,” it looks like a promotion may be in the works. Brooke’s “C/B” store opening in Tree Hill flopped when no one bought any of the pricey pieces, and her mom threatened to take the store away from her. Peyton got into it in the studio with Jason (you know, K-Fed) and brought […]

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“The Wire”: Not For Attribution

Posted by SH McNulty’s serial killer concoction drew some traction after he stumbled upon an old vagrant murder where the victim had a red ribbon tied around his wrist. After a couple of unauthorized additions to old casefiles and planting one on a corpse in the morgue — hark! — a madman is loose in the streets of Baltimore! It even says so in the pages of the Baltimore Sun, thanks to McNulty stroking the ego of ambitious reporter Alma Gutierrez, who’s ready for big-time stories after recently being spurned from the front page. The problem for both of them […]