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The Office is returning and I’m trying to get pumped up for it — Thoughts?

September
4

I have to admit, I don’t love The Office anymore.

I really, really, really, really like it, but the obsession I once had for the show has waned in recent seasons. There’s still so much that’s great about it, and it’s probably the most consistently good show on television. It’s clearly the best sitcom on the air, and it’s one of NBC’s best offerings overall.

But the brilliant first two seasons have become distant memories, followed by some seriously misguided and strike-hampered story arcs in the next two seasons (though they weren’t without great moments). Season 5, though, marked, if not a return to form, at least an intermittently stretches of great storytelling.

(Check out my bullet-by-bullet take on Season 5 after the jump.)

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Posted by Brian Howard on Friday, September 4th, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Top 10 perform!

July
16

So here’s where “SYTYCD” shakes things up: With the Top 10, new partnerships are formed, each dancer must perform a solo and America alone decides who goes home.

And after last night’s performances – which included one train wreck of a paso doble – I think we can all agree that Kupono and Randi will be packing their bags.

Here are some other facts of the evening:

• The Bollywood Bombshells TOTALLY bested the African Boys in the group dance segment.

• Janette and Jeanine are now officially the front-runners among the girls.

• Tabitha and Napoleon are improving their duet choreography – their sexy librarian meets hip-hop routine by Ade and Janette was buckets of fun – but enough with the all-of-a-sudden NappyTabs nickname. It’s even more irritating after learning that it’s also shameless product placement for their dancewear line. Barf.

• Despite her overuse of “honey child,” Debbie Allen is on her way to becoming one of the show’s best guest judges. More Debbie! Less Lil C.

• Jason and Jeanine had a competition-changing moment with their super-sexy contemporary routine by first-time choreographer, Season 2 runner-up and my all-time “SYTYCD” crush, Travis Wall.

• Yes, even three seasons later, my heart still belongs to Travis Wall. (I’m very loyal.) I still love him, even if he should go back to being a cutie-pie blonde, instead of the brooding brunette nonsense he’s got going on now. Check out the 2006 photo below. Much more guapo with the lighter hair, no?

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But enough about my old favorites, let’s talk about the current dancers, shall we?

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at 8:05 am |
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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ down to Top 16

June
19

Another Thursday night, another two eliminations on “SYTYCD.”

And so we have to say goodbye to Max Kapitannikov and Ashley Valerio.

Fair?

Well, it was no surprise to see Jason, Caitlin, Ashley and Kupono in the Bottom Three, after both couples got slammed for their Shane Sparks hip-hop routines.

But personally, I wouldn’t have put Kayla and Max there after that amazing Brian Friedman number. For me, they were one of the best performances of the night, and far superior to the weak jive by Randi and Evan. But as Nigel speculated, the routine was a little out there, so maybe the majority of voters just didn’t get it. (Plus, dumping Evan after showing him that his big bro, Ryan, made it through to Vegas in Season 6’s L.A. auditions would have just been mean.)

Anyway, putting Kayla and Max in jeopardy meant Max got the boot. I’ve not sorry to see him go – although lately it seems he’s heard my pleas to put on a shirt – but he looked so crushed by the rejection I couldn’t help but feel bad for the poor guy.

And, in all fairness, what is up with the judges’ inconsistent reasoning? Last week, one of the reasons they kept Asuka was because she was one of the only ballroom dancers on the show and they wanted to keep some variety. Isn’t the same true for Max?

As for the other boys, Jason was a lock, especially after his fun, energetic solo. (Plus, the show wants to start developing fan favorites, and boy, does Jason make those tween girls scream.) Kupono apparently just squeaked by, since Nigel made a point of saying that the decision to cut Max was not unanimous.

Then there were the girls. Not unanimous either. The judges made a tiny effort to critique Kayla’s solo, but we all know it was between Caitlin and Ashley. Nigel & Co. are so in love with Kayla, she could have probably stood on her head for 30 seconds and still made it through.

So was Caitlin’s solo stronger than Ashley’s? True, Ashley made a grave error to spend so much time swinging on the staircase. (Hello, you’ve got 30 seconds!) But she seemed to have a little more fire in her belly than Caitlin. Yet, when it comes down to it, I think the judges went for who’s making a bigger impression in the competition. And people remember Caitlin, even if it’s only for her incredible flips and backbends.

She won’t be able to rely on tricks, though, if she wants to stay in the game.

And it’ll be interesting to see if partnering with Kayla forces Kupono to bring it. They’re both a little quirky, so fingers crossed that they get paired up with Mia Michaels or Sonya Tayeh next week.

Until then, folks, keep on dancin’….

(Photos courtesy of FOX)

Posted by Heather Salerno on Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 8:13 am |
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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ down to Top 18

June
12

Perhaps that bizarre, Hefty-bag-costumed opening group number by Shane Sparks was a metaphor?

After all, whoever was shrouded in black at the end was supposed to be in the dancers’ graveyard. I think. It was all very shiny and confusing.

Anyway, as expected, the three couples put in purgatory – and forced to dance for their lives – were Tony and Paris, Vitolio and Asuka, and Karla and Jonathan. The judges evaluated them individually, but they ended up sending home a couple anyway…

Tony and Paris.

I suspect the judges’ choice may have had something to do with the show not wanting to make the contestants partner swap this early in the game, but that’s not the reasons actually given for booting these two.

Okay, I’m with them on Tony. To steal some of Mia’s harsh criticism this season, he just hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed in his first audition. His solo was in his own genre, for pity’s sake, and he looked like a clown up there compared to the other two. Not that Jonathan’s shaky hip swivels and Vitolio’s tortured writhing were much better.

But poor, poor Paris. Sure, we know SOMEBODY had to go, but good grief, Nigel pretty much told the girl that she was being axed because there are too many contemporary dancers in the contest right now. (Which, if I’m not mistaken, is a problem created by the judges who picked the Top 20.)

Plus, they yanked Paris in favor of Asuka, who thinks everyone should be as in love with her rear end as she is.

So that’s the big news. On a completely unrelated note, I was fascinated and repelled by everyone’s fashion choices last night. And, oddly, the worst offenders were the guys.

First, there was Kupono, who looked like he had a dead Muppet slung around his neck. (What on earth was that bright yellow furry thing? A stole? A shrug? A scarf?)

Don’t even get me started on Tony’s unfortunate pairing of red knickers and a tuxedo jacket with bow tie and tails.

And Max had on some sort of black sequinned shirt (worn open, of course…ick!) that appeared to have been stolen out of Liza Minnelli’s closet.

Boys, we know you’ve got to start bringing the dance moves. But you’ve also got to seriously step it up with the wardrobe department. I don’t care if you need to lock the show’s stylists in the bathroom, Get Some Better Clothing Immediately.

That’s all. For now.

(Photos courtesy of FOX)

Posted by Heather Salerno on Friday, June 12th, 2009 at 8:26 am |
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‘Lost’ recap: We obsess over ‘Follow the Leader’

May
7

Those were some major life-and-death statements that bookended last night’s episode of “Lost.”

First, we had the Richard-Sun confrontation, when Sun asked Mr. FauxLiner if he recognized Kate, Jack and Hurley from the 1977 DHARMA recruits photo. His answer? He remembered them clearly because he “watched them all die.”

And by the end of the hour, Locke had revealed to Ben his true reason for taking the Others to see Jacob. It’s not to reunite “his people.” It’s so he can kill Jacob.

Wha, wha, WHAAAAT?!?!?!

That’s quite the setup for next week’s two-hour finale, isn’t it?

And how the tables have turned. When the series started, our crash survivors were the innocents of the island, clueless about the mysterious goings-on and blundering around the jungle looking for answers and rescue.

Now, Locke has supplanted Ben (and Richard) as the all-knowing Man with the Plan, and Jack is the one convinced that it’s his destiny to save the island. (Of course, he’s doing it so the “misery” of his island residence will be obliterated, but more on that later…)

So what else did we learn? Let’s dive into the details, because we’ll admit it now, dude:

“Okay, we’re from the future.”

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 9:42 am |
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‘Lost’ celebrates 100th episode tonight! Check out sneak peeks…

April
29

“Lost” celebrates its 100th episode with tonight’s installment, and it sounds like it couldn’t have chosen a better one to honor this milestone.

I’ve read that the producers didn’t plan for “The Variable” to mark the show’s centennial, but having Daniel Faraday finally spill all that he knows about the island seems pretty appropriate to me.

Not only does Daniel supposedly offer up some mind-blowing explanations about Mystery Island, but – AND HERE’S THE OBLIGATORY SPOILER ALERT! – this episode features characters that may just fill in the blanks on Daniel’s back story, too.

I’m talking about the Widmores (young and old!) and Eloise Hawking (young and old!). I’m talking about Theresa, Daniel’s old Oxford girlfriend whose mind was scrambled by his time-travel experiments.

And I’m speculating that we might discover the surprise identity of Daniel’s caretaker, who at some point in time was helping the brain-addled scientist when he was crying over a news report about Oceanic 815 (and whose face we oddly never saw).

There’s also major gossip that the major death that’s been floating around the “Lost” rumor mill happens TONIGHT!

You’ll have to search the blogosphere yourself if you want to know who may or may not be a goner, but check out the video below for a taste of what else is to come in this big kahuna of an episode.

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 8:00 am |
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‘Lost’ recap: We obsess over ‘Some Like It Hoth’

April
16

Somehow “Lost” always knows when our brains are on the verge of exploding, and that’s when they bring us an episode like “Some Like It Hoth.”

Because after going through back-to-back, ultra-emotional episodes like the last two Kate- and Ben-centric installments, sometimes you’ve just got to take a breather and enjoy the funny.

And funny it was: Miles and Hurley made for a hilarious tag team, basically offering “The Sixth Sense” as a one-hour dramedy.

They see – or hear – dead people. And sometimes play chess with them.

You’ve gotta love Hurley, right? While the others are desperately trying to figure out if they can use their time traveling to prevent death and destruction, good ol’ Hugo just wants to rid pop culture of the Ewoks.

Dude. Awesome.

It wasn’t all fun and games though.

We got confirmation that Dr. Pierre Chang is indeed Miles’ daddy.

And we learned why Miles wanted Ben to pay him the seemingly random figure of $3.2 million last season. (It was double the amount Charles Widmore was giving him to join the freighter squad, although $1.6 million isn’t any less random – other than 16 being one of the Numbers.)

If you were paying close attention, we got a wee bit more data on some of the Ajira 316 survivors, too.

Oh yeah, and polar bears poop a lot.

So hold on to your fillings, Lost-philes, and let’s dive into the details…

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, April 16th, 2009 at 8:37 am |
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‘Lost’ recap: We obsess over ‘Dead Is Dead’

April
9

Truly, is there such a thing as a bad Ben-centric “Lost” episode?

As usual, the writers and Michael Emerson gave Ben the perfect blend of cold-blooded nastiness and heartfelt sympathy.

We still can’t figure this guy out, and boy, can he still surprise us.

Is he a cutthroat killer?

Absolutely. Just ask Caesar. (And no, I did not in ANY WAY see that one coming, but more on that later.)

But does Ben also get all choked up by a widdle baby?

You betcha. We’ve all been wondering if there’s a line Ben won’t cross, and unbelieveably, this is it.

He’s got a soft spot for little kids and their mommies. Go figure.

Want to talk about more?

Well, unplug the smoke monster’s drain (eeew, by the way) and get ready to be judged…

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 10:16 am |
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‘Lost’ finale code name revealed!

April
7

We Lost-philes know that every season finale has a bombshell moment that’s given a not-so-secret code name.

Season 1 gave us “The Bagel” (Walt’s abduction by the Others) and last year’s finale offered “The Frozen Donkey Wheel” (when Ben moves the island).

This time around, producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse asked fans to submit their suggestions, from which they’d pick the most appropriate nickname.

So this week, on their regular ABC.com podcast, they announced that this season’s finale catchphase is…

“The Fork in the Outlet.”

But, of course, the big question is: What the heck does it mean?

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at 7:48 am |
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‘Lost’ recap: We obsess over ‘Whatever Happened, Happened’

April
2

Bravo, Evangeline Lilly!

Lots of Lost-philes groan when they hear the words “Kate-centric” episode. (Think Season One’s obsession with that dopey toy airplane Kate got from her childhood sweetheart.)

But this Freckles installment obliterated any of those concerns: Hats off to the writers and Ms. Lilly!

I mean, I defy you to tell me you didn’t get just a wee bit weepy at Kate’s farewell line to Aaron.

“Bye-bye, baby.” Sob!!!

Last night, Sawyer was the one who said that he did a lot of growing up in the last three years – but the sentiment could surely apply to Miss Austen, too. Before, Kate was known for running away from her problems; now, she’s racing to try and solve them.

So what changed her? Motherhood. Even if Aaron isn’t her son, raising him has given her a fierce protective quality. She’ll defy anyone – even Sawyer – to do what she thinks is right. Especially when it comes to a child.

Even if that means saving the life of a kid who grows up to be Benjamin Linus, a man who’ll ruin the lives of many dwelling both on island and off.

So hop in my DeLorean, “Lost fans,” and check to see if you’re disappearing! We’re about to dive into the details…

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at 8:52 am |
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‘Lost recap: We obsess over ‘He’s Our You’

March
26

Sorry, young Ben Linus. A chicken salad sandwich and a book ain’t gonna save you from the deadly Sayid Jarrah.

Neither is the fact that your childhood was made miserable by an abusive dad.

Or the fact that you’re – you know – only 12 years old.

Because our assassin friend remembers all too well the horrors that you’ll inflict on others in the future.

Sayid’s flash to the past gave him a chance to take you out.

And he grabbed it.

BADA-BANG!

So if you could go back in time, would you kill Hitler? (And in this scenario, Hitler is Ben.)

That’s the question a Dharma construction worker posed to Dr. Pierre Chang in this season’s premiere. Chang tells him that’s absurd: There are clear rules involved with time travel.

Which is what Daniel Faraday’s been saying all along to the Left Behinds, too. No matter what we do, we can’t change the future.

Except Sayid doesn’t know about these time travel regulations. And I suspect that even if he did, he’d still have blown young Ben away – just in case Daniel and Chang are wrong.

So are they wrong? Is Benjamin Linus dead?

Of course not.

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 9:17 am |
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‘Lost’ recap: We obsess over ‘Namaste’

March
19

Namaste, new recruits!

Unfortunately, I’m trapped in the Smoke Monster’s lair and unable to do my regularly scheduled recap of “Lost” today. But never fear, I’ll be back for next week’s installment.

In the meantime, use the comments section below to discuss amongst yourselves what happened last night.

We saw Sun and Frank again!

We learned more about the young (and older) Benjamin Linus!

And hello, Christian Shephard!

Have fun and see you next time…

(Photo courtesy of ABC)

Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 9:00 am |
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‘Lost’ recap: We obsess over ‘LaFleur’

March
5

Jeez, it’s bad enough we’ve got to keep track of what year our Losties are in, but now we’ve got ANOTHER name to add to the long list of aliases used on this show?

Yup, Sawyer, also known as James Ford, is now also known as Jim LaFleur to the Dharma Initiative.

And playing Jim has probably led to the most stability Sawyer’s ever had in his life: He’s got a steady job and a sweet home life. He’s even comes home for dinner with daisies for his girl!

Too bad it’s, you know, 1977 and he’s living 27 years in the past with a freaky cult that’s doomed to die. Plus, there’s that little problem of an ex-girlfriend from the future showing up suddenly.

Can you believe it? Sawyer and Juliet sitting in New Otherton, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!!! Then Kate shows up again, along with Jack: Could this love quadrangle get more complicated? Does this mean Sawyer’s happiness with Juliet over?

Oh, and did I mention that we saw the FOUR-TOED STATUE again?!?

Ouch.

Maybe that final time-flash cured those headaches for Sawyer, Juliet, Miles, Jin and Daniel, but damn, I need some Tylenol.

So put on your Geronimo Jackson t-shirt everyone, and let’s start our question-filled dissection of “Lost,” 1970s-style!

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at 10:21 am |
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‘Lost’ spoilers! Check out sneak peeks of tonight’s ‘LaFleur’

March
4

So WHEN exactly are our Losties?

Good question, though the last few episodes lead fans to believe that the castaways – both the Left Behinds and the Gone-Back-to-the-Island crew – are now stuck in the 1970s.

Which just happens to be when a little organization called the Dharma Inititative was setting up camp.

So have any of our beloved island dwellers infiltrated Dharma? Watch the following slideshow of stills from tonight’s show – and form your own pre-“LaFluer” conclusions.

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Then click through to watch two clips from tonight’s episode, which includes an emotional Daniel telling Juliet about Charlotte’s death.

And I’ll leave you with this question to ponder: Who – or what- is LaFleur?

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 8:00 am |
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‘Lost’ recap: We obsess over ‘The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham’

February
26

From the moment the time-travel superhighway spit John Locke out at Exit Tunisia, the Island Savior was on one wild world tour last night.

Not only did he visit all of his pals from 815, including WAAAALLLT!, but Locke got some face time with a few other important figures, too.

Like Charles Widmore, who, as it turns out, is the one who christened Locke with the Jeremy Bentham alias. (Seems like Widmore and Locke’s parents share the same random dead philosopher sense of humor.)

He’s also the one who casually warns Locke of an imminent war on the island, one that’s presumably going to pit Widmore against Ben.

And speaking of that wily Mr. Linus, he’s one step ahead of Widmore when he steps in to do what Locke ultimately couldn’t. If Locke wasn’t going in that coffin by his own hand, well, Ben was happy to do the job himself.

But … (and isn’t there always a ‘but’ on “Lost?”) does that mean that Ben is the “bad guy” in the war scenario?

Sure, we loathe Ben’s actions – and it’s rather disturbing that he doesn’t care who he plows down while executing his grand plan – but it could be for some greater, more noble purpose.

Means to an end, right? Even if the means are horrible, are they justified if the end is something good for mankind, like saving the world?

I’ve no idea if this is the case, of course, but I can’t help but wonder if Ben turns out to be quite as evil as we think.

That said, let’s jump into “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham,” which began and ended with Locke’s ultimate island resurrection.

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, February 26th, 2009 at 10:04 am |
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‘Lost’ sneak peek! Check out clips from ‘The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham’

February
25

John Locke’s turned the donkey wheel – so now what?

Well, tonight we find out how John turns into Jeremy Bentham – and exactly how and why he ends up in that coffin.

If you don’t want to see a single spoiler of “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham,” then stop reading now.

And definitely don’t watch the video clips below.

Because Locke not only winds up in what looks an awful lot like the same Tunisian desert where Ben landed  (the island has quite the speedy transportation system!), but he’ll meet up with Charles Widmore and Matthew Abaddon.

Not to mention…WAAAAALLLLLTTT!

Yes, Malcolm David Kelley guest stars tonight, though we don’t have his scene here.

But keep clicking to view more of Locke, Widmore and Abbadon, oh my!

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at 9:00 am |
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‘Lost’ recap: We obsess over ‘This Place is Death’

February
12

Man, Charlotte’s brain might have been mush from all that time-tripping, but she was on the money with one thing last night.

This place – the island, that is – abso-freakin-lutely means death.

Mystery Island’s body count was off the charts in this episode: No less than a half-dozen people got sent to the boneyard.

Not to mention, everyone’s favorite Ghost Dad, Christian Shephard, made a special appearance.

And those who survived? Well, death still loomed large for them, too.

Locke made the final commitment to sacrifice his life for the island.

Jin insisted that Locke take his wedding ring, so he could convince Sun that he died on the freighter.

Danielle and her unborn baby represented life, until you remembered that both of them would be murdered years later by Widmore’s henchmen.

The death obsession even extended off-island – its powers extend far and wide, after all – snaring Sun and Jack (both of whom threatened to kill Ben) in its clutches.

Throw in the Smoke Monster, a few revelatory doozies (Charlotte and Daniel knew each other on the island before!?!) and time flash after flash after flash, and we had one hell of a whiplash-inducing hour.

So come on! Dive into Smokey’s Hieroglyphic Hell Pit with me and let’s dish on the details…

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, February 12th, 2009 at 11:47 am |
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‘Lost’ recap: We obsess over ‘Jughead’

January
29

When I first heard the title of last night’s episode, like every other Lost-phile, I started wondering who Jughead could be.

Turns out, Jughead isn’t a person. It’s a thing.

And what a random thing, too: Jughead is the nickname for a hydrogen bomb, which arrived on the island more than 50 years ago (at the same time the U.S. was involved in a program of developing and testing atom bombs in the Pacific Ocean) and entrusted to the care of Richard Alpert and the Others.

So what’s the trouble with that? Well, in 1954, that bomb started leaking, making a whole bunch o’ Others sick with radiation poisoning.

Wha, wha, WHAT?!?

Honestly, just when you thought “Lost” couldn’t get any more mind-boggling – time travel, quantum physics – the show literally throws a bomb into the mix and scrambles your brain even more.

Thankfully, there was another storyline to temper all that science talk: We got to see more of Penny and Desmond.

And the best part? We got to meet the new addition to the Hume family – and presumed heir to the Widmore fortune.

(Harumph. I didn’t get a birth announcement, did you?)

So, anyone else wondering about the name Pen and Des gave their son?

Sure, I figure it’s a tribute to the late, great hero, Charlie Pace, who gave his life to help the castaways in Season 3.

Then again, it IS short for Charles – also the name of Penny’s father. Who just happens to show up not once, but twice, and at dual times and places, in this episode.

Coincidence? With this show? Come on.

Want to discuss further? Keep reading for further analysis…

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at 8:00 am |
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‘Lost’ season premiere recap!!! We obsess over ‘Because You Left’ and ‘The Lie’…

January
22

Last night’s season premiere of “Lost” was really a wake-up call, wasn’t it?

I mean, literally.

The show started with an alarm clock going off – exactly at 8:15, of course – and a record skipping: All of which connected brilliantly to what happened, is happening and will happen to our favorite band of crash survivors.

That’s right, we got the official explanation for what the heck’s going on with the island: Time-travel.

That doesn’t explain the smoke monster, Jacob, the island’s healing power and lots of other things, but the fact that the show addressed the time issue so clearly (well, as clearly as “Lost” gets anyway) means that we’re moving at lightning speed towards the series’ finale next year.

Sob. Sniff. The puzzle pieces are all definitely starting to fit together now, which makes me happy to have more answers but sad to see that the end is so near.

But on a positive note, judging from these back-to-back episodes, it seems like we’re going to have a hell of a ride towards the finish line.

So let’s kick off our weekly discussion by deciphering “Because You Left” and “The Lie,” shall we?

By the way, Libby says hi…

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at 8:00 am |
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‘Lost’ premieres TONIGHT! Go on the run with Hurley and Sayid…

January
21

ACK! SNURP! EEK!

Sorry, that was just me choking with excitement for tonight’s Season 5 “Lost” premiere! And I’m still this psyched after watching it three times – yes, you should hate me right now – so that should tell you just how GOOD tonight’s double episode is.

Much of the premiere revolves around Sayid and Hurley, especially in the second hour. The dynamic duo is right where we left them, on the run after Sayid busted Hurley out of the mental institution.

They’re headed to a safe house, which as you’ll see from the clip below, isn’t quite so safe.

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So here’s my question: After years of working as Ben’s assassin, why is Sayid now so upset with Mr. Donkey-Wheel-Turning-Linus?

Post your theories in the comments section below, and check back here tomorrow morning for a post-premiere recap!

Namaste, Lost-philes!

(Photos courtesy of ABC)

Posted by Heather Salerno on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 at 8:30 am |
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