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Please Help Save “Arrested Development” October 4, 2005

Posted by Tycho in Television.
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Arrested Development

The world of television is a vast and desolate place.  Most shows are not worth your time, but there are some, such as Fox’s “Arrested Development,” that simply deserve to be admired and watched.  As what often happens with wonderful programs, for two years Fox didn’t know what to do with the show.  Combining smart writing with sharp delivery, it truly is one of today’s best and brightest satires.  The narration by Ron Howard is priceless, and the six-time Emmy winning show just oozes wit.

Now in its third season, “Arrested Development” is unfortunately on the rocks.  Although better than ever, Fox simply cannot do this show justice.  They’ve moved it countless times, alienating their audience in the process.  Indeed, the show was nearly cancelled last season if not for the clamor of its ardent fans.  Only the most enthusiastic have been able to keep up with the changing timeslot, and nevertheless, yesterday it struggled to come in at 13th in the ratings.  And while the show’s contract for this season is a full 22 episodes, Fox could easily pull the plug at any moment.

There’s only one thing we must do to help the show — and that is tune in and watch!  Mondays, at 8/7c pm.  The next episode is on October 31 — Halloween.  Watch it, tape it, TiVo it, DVR it.  Whatever it takes.  Please, faithful reader, from someone who wishes only the very best for you, please help save “Arrested Development!”

Just a sample of its hilarity, from uh-NAL-ruh-pist Tobias Fünke, M.D.:

Arrested Development


“Make Your Own Kind Of Music” September 26, 2005

Posted by Tycho in Lost, Television.
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Lost Main Title

Just finished watching the first new episode of the second season of Lost, and wow, I totally didn’t see that one coming.  If you haven’t watched it yet, don’t continue reading, but if you have, the hatch is a 70s style underground bunker?  With light streaming in through the windows!?  Where’s the light coming from!?  And why the anachronistic Neptune washer and dryer?  Weird if you ask me, but still incredibly captivating… 🙂

Oh, and for some more Lost goodness, here’s a screencap of the never-used alternate main title sequence.

Lost Alternate Main Title

Spooky, but I still prefer the one we’re used to seeing.  Here’s to episode two!