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Just caught a commercial on television that was ... weird. And this is what I found.



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Jan. 11th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
I found that the other day--I guess if they only have half a season to show us, the webtoys are all they've got left.
Jan. 11th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
From what I've read, they're planning on only 16 episodes for this season and the last two. I'm not sure what I think about that ... except to say that some shows are tighter and more compelling with short runs. And even then, there's fluff. Look at the first season of Buffy. There were extraneous episodes throughout and that was only 12 episodes. Some of them were still good, true. But they weren't central to the plot. You can't do that with a show like Lost, where it doesn't make sense for many episodes that don't (a) contribute to the central plot line or (b) don't develop the characters to a greater degree.

I'm rewatching the first two seasons and planning on watching the third before the new season premieres. I lost interest (no pun intended) in the third season after about 4 episodes, but I'm quite enjoying the revisit and looking forward to the experience of watching all the episodes in a close time frame. I'm finding it similar to watching 24. It has its own inner tempo, which increases as the episodes move along, reaching a point where it's almost operatic, the emotions painted in such broad strokes. Lost actually is lighter than 24, with Hurley and Charlie providing nice comic relief. But even he has his strong points, especialy in "Numbers," which was one of the last episodes I watched last night.

TV on DVD is its own unique brand of entertainment I think. Different than sitting in a movie theater, different than watching a show weekly. Even different than watching a movie on DVD. I think the closest thing is sitting down and watching a movie series -- such as The Lord of the Rings, which has enough length for comparison.
Jan. 11th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
I have no problem with a 16-ep season--I think 24 would actually benefit from a shorter season, but it wouldn't fit their parameters.

The issue is, "Lost" only has eight episodes, due to the writer's strike, and it's not looking likely that they'll get more this season. That might be a bit too short for me. ;)
Jan. 11th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Very true. I was disappointed that 24 was postponed from this Sunday's premiere. But Fox is determined to air the Season 7 complete, without breaks. Lost might have benefited from a postponement, but I'll still take what I can get at this point, as I'm enjoying the previous seasons. Picked up all three as a Christmas present (parents and father-in-law gave me money for the holiday). My daughters already watched the first two, and the youngest finished the third. I think they got more enjoyment, more immediately, than I have yet.

Which is good. Another show I can enjoy with the famliy. The youngest is now a fan of Doctor Who and Lost. Slowly, but surely, I'm turning her into a fan. :-)
Jan. 11th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
excellent.. I've missed all the extra web mazey stuff.. woot!
Jan. 11th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
I'm rewatching the first two seasons and getting ready to watch the third before the new season premieres.
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