Silly item of the day, regarding this upcoming Writers Guild Foundation event:
– INSIDE THE WRITERS ROOM WITH THE WRITING STAFF OF LOST
What’s that, you say? The venue is changing? Hell, the whole island is moving! And how can we really trust what
time this is? I mean, 7:30 p.m., sure, but in what year exactly? And if I go, is there a chance I’ll see a blinding light, begin bleeding from the nose and run into myself as a child? And what can we infer about these “135” and “90211” numerical sequences?
Joking aside, the series delivered another mind-blowing episode on Wednesday, and not entirely in a good way. “Lost” has tackled the time-travel conundrum with more intellectual rigor than most programs would dare attempt, but this season has nevertheless become so coiled in the “When are we?” question that you can either give up asking and succumb to it entirely or start wondering if “Lie to Me” is improving. Perhaps the only benefit in this is that the narrative has raised so many new questions that I’ve forgotten what some of the old ones were. (For another interesting take on this, see USA Today critic Robert Bianco’s thoughtful analysis recently on the strong creative years registered by both “Lost” and “24.”)
At any rate, I suspect this writers forum will be well attended, entertaining, and completely devoid of substantive answers. Sort of like a political news conference.