Posted on May 25, 2007 | |
Well, if ever you're worried that Lost is just going to run around in circles, never getting anywhere, the third season finale should dispel that thought immediately. We got pay-offs, answers, a bucket load of new questions, and - the so-called “snake in the mailbox” game-changer, which unfortunately I guessed and you might too - a twist right at the end that lets you know what the exec producers have planned for the next few seasons.
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Posted on May 18, 2007 | |
Those season finales are coming thick and fast now.
Unlike certain shows I could mention that don't really do the cliffhanger thing, every season of Smallville ends on a cataclysmic series of deaths, destruction, revelations, and plot wrap-ups. This season was no different.
Despite being one of the strongest, creatively, since the show began, there has been a certain meandering quality to it, with plots laboured past their natural death point, minor reset buttons pushed and so on. I won't tell you how many of the major cast 'die' - they'll be back, you know they will – but it's rather a lot and if one in particular doesn't come back, well, I don't think there'll be much point watching next year for its final season.
Explanations, when they do come, are pretty far-fetched, but hey, it's a comic book - what you going do about it? Superman fans, however, will be delighted by the arrival of at least two characters from the comic books, one expected, and one me am expecting, too (there's a clue for you), although the origins of both have changed. And there is the possibility that something might finally have changed. Permanently. No going back on it this time.
Tension: 9/10 (1/10 really because we all know a giant magic reset button will be in the next episode, because there always is)
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Posted on May 18, 2007 | |
No embedded vids, because Fox is a bit backward and has stuck them all in its showreel thing, but it's time to look at that network's new shows for the Fall season.
I'm going to do my usual and skip the reality shows, because they're not interesting, although I would just like you all to rush over to the Anchorwoman page to gasp in awe at the airbrushing on Lauren Jones' picture.
So first up, because I'm feeling alphabetical today and there are a lot of shows to get through (Fox kills them all very quickly so needs a big stock to work with), is Back To You, starring Frasier Crane - sorry Kelsey Grammer - and Patricia Heaton, about a couple of news anchors (hmm, is this Fox's programming trend: news anchors?) who reunite after a decade apart. Also features Fred Willard from Anchorman. Boy is he getting typecast.
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