Sep. 18th, 2012 12:23 am
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Fandom, I need you. This show deserves a chance! Forget your Lost bitterness (if you have any). Forget the SPN fangirl wars (I am uninitiated to it, totally out of the loop). Can a creative marriage between the creator of one show and the producer(?) of the other one be all bad?

So, we've got:

1. Juliet. Granted, it was in the first 5 seconds only, but (dare I say the dreaded word?) there are flashbacks.

2. WTF-ness out the wazoo. A group of survivors surviving (or not) in a brave new world...ok, my Lostness is showing; I mean, in the same old world but it's all apocalyptic-like.

3. An apoocalyptic show that might really have the chops to be good! Unlike the disappointment that was Jericho.

4. This should have been higher on my list, if there was something higher than 1, 'cause how could I not start with my girl? Er, I mean Sawyer's girl. (Argh, STFU, Lost-brain, can't we EVER retire?) Anyway:

PRETTY PEOPLE!!!! Lots of pretty people to look at. And muscles and badassery and stuff. Plus there's at least one girl (sorry, the bleach blond gives me the creeps for some unknown reason), Charlie, who might satisfy all our female-badass-cravings. Without the sleazery of Kate.

5. Flashbacks. Why am I calling this a plus? Because, as one reviewer said, telling this particular story in chronological order might get tedious. (r u listening, Jericho?)

6. We don't know who is good and who is bad because they keep double-crossing us, or is everybody gonna be good AND bad like on the *ahem* afore-mentioned (FINISHED, Allie) show, where the "bad" guys think they're doing it for good reasons and vice versa? I like to be kept guessing.

7. Did I mention that Nate is hot?

8. Also a whole bunch of the others, hot. And more to come? *nympho leers* Danny's gonna be my teddy bear for now...but I might let him out of my innocent snuggle since he IS 19 and therefore legally slashable. Once the opportunity presents itself for some sensuous young deflowering...I'm on it.

9. Cool stuff like the Sears Tower, er, I mean the Willis Tower, being right in the middle of filth and squalor. I started to add a snarky comment like "wait, so what's new?" but I was there just a few months ago and aside from some construction-from-hell, Chicago is a beautiful city...

10. ...meanwhile, back in tv land, full of pretty people hunting down other pretty people. Only I think that they either killed or chased off all of them by now. This apocalypse-junkie gets all bouncy at the thought of the world turned on its ear. The Stand anyone?

Gratuitous question: Who DIDN'T know that Myles was Ben's brother as soon as he turned around?

And a game:

Let's see how many Lost names we can recycle. Myles, Ben, Charlie, Daniel....

Mind-bending question: WHO THE HELL TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS *AND* THE CARS *AND* OMG THE iPODS AND THE BLACKBERRIES? Well, except for that one computer recycled from the hatch. (I give up.)

Date: 2012-09-18 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Look at me I don't follow directions.

I really really don't want to watch this show but I am intrigued.

Date: 2012-09-24 03:42 am (UTC)
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I knew you'd cheat, knew it knew it KNEW it! You know which icon I'm gonna use for you don't you?

The second episode airs tomorrow night, and I'll write something that'll spoil you rotten again, I guess. It didn't start out with the oomph that Lost did (but what ever has?), and I'd call it a bit "mushy in the middle," like if Lost had begun with Boone and Shannon as its central characters. The grown-ups are much more interesting than the kids, but it was the kids who were the center of the pilot. Maybe they had to do it that way, which is why I DEFINITELY believe it deserves a chance. Some people rush to judgment too quickly - look at FNL and what a lame duck it was, and it still got 5 seasons! I wonder if they're still considering a movie....

Did you know that Mrs. Coach has a new show coming out where she's a country singer in Nashville?

Date: 2012-09-18 08:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sounds like my sort of thing :)

Can't see any plans at the moment for it to be shown over here but will see if I can find it to watch anywhere else.

Date: 2012-09-24 03:45 am (UTC)
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It's definitely worth giving it a chance. I hope you can find it, and if you do, let me know what you think!


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