To save everyone from further bad resolution related puns, I’m going to write this post now.
I just finished season one of Lost last night. Oh. My. God.
The pilot? The pilot! Best. Pilot. Evar. Usually pilot episodes are pretty lousy, but every once in a great while we get a gem. Perhaps it was because it cost them over $10 million to produce the pilot (it’s the most expensive pilot episode in network television history), but I suspect it had more to do with the writing than the budget. I also think that (I can’t believe I’m about to use this phrase. Don’t hate me) in a post 9/11 world (sorry!), plane crashes evoke a very strong, visceral reaction in us.
Let me back up a bit.
We don’t have cable, and for some reason, we don’t get ABC over the air. Well, if we bypass the VCR and hook the antenna up directly to the TV we do, but then that’s all we get. I had heard some people at work raving about the show, and it sounded pretty interesting, so I found a torrent and downloaded season one (the internet is truly beautiful). Wow. I wasn’t even halfway through season one when I knew that I needed to get season two (it’s still downloading. Download faster!)
Anyway, I don’t want to say too much here for anyone who hasn’t seen the show (you really should watch, it’s a well written and well produced show).
A couple of fun things: because the show is shot in Hawaii (entirely! Scenes that are supposed to take place all over the world are all shot in Hawaii), I often recognise the locations. I’ll often shout, “Hey! I’ve been there!” or “I know where that is!” or “That’s not an airport in real life!”
Also, for other graphic art/font geeks out there, I ran across this forum a while back (I think it was posted on BoingBoing). This sort of thing fascinates me. What can I say, I’m a total geek.0 People like this. Be the first!