Never thought the day would come, but I agree with John Birt. What’s wrong with the world? Apart from E4 and Jimmy Carr, that is.
It seems a lot of people are missing the point of Lost. The latest is Lucy Irvine, author of Castaway, who says it’s unrealistic. To be fair, only two episodes have aired in the UK so it’s easy to jump the gun on this one.
The whole point of Lost is that it’s unrealistic.
As promised, here’s some more reviews of the shows that are set to appear on US screens this Fall (I’m practically fluent in American, aren’t I?):
ITV3 has just started (as of 45 minutes ago) showing the US version of Touching Evil. If you can, watch it because it’s a remarkable thing: a remake of a UK show that’s better than original. The UK version, starring Robson Green, was awful, a collection of clichés and predictability that made you wonder what could have possessed the likes of Paul Abbot and Russell T Davies when they wrote it. It so badly wanted to be a US show, but could only imitate and badly at that.
The US version, which was exec-produced by Bruce Willis of all people, took those clichés and ran with them. The throwaway “characterisation” of having the hero, David Creegan, shot in the head – something that never seemed to affect him in any way in the UK version – was a vital point in the US version.
This scared the willies out of me when I couldn’t see it properly. Now it’s in crystal-clear DVD format, it’s not quite as scary, but it was still enjoyable.