Thursday, February 04, 2010
View from the Tank: TOP-SECRET LOST Formula for Success
Here is the Top-Secret LOST formula for success:
(1) kill off characters [for DRAMA!];
(2) introduce new characters [for INTRIGUE!];
(3) include miraculous CPR procedures every other episode;
(4) add close-ups of Kate/Jack/Sawyer getting weepy with the Sad Music (TM) in the background;
(5) have characters leaving "trails" or tracking "trails" in the jungle;
(6) include new mysterious sets in the jungle;
(7) play contemplative music with slow-motion scenes at the end of each episode;
(8) end season with a large explosion;
(9) liberally apply ghosts, time travel, alternate realities, and Smoke Monster.
Rinse, repeat (for six years).
Congratulations, you have created a Hit TeeVee Show that Smart People (TM) will love!