The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a look back at ABC’s captivating series LOST now that it’s been 15 years since the show first premiered on television. Plus, Disenchantment voice stars Abbi Jacobson and Nat Faxon provide a recap of the first part of the fantasy comedy animated series, and comedian Jim Gaffigan answers the web’s most searched questions about him. Read More »
Michael Schur, the creator and showrunner of NBC’s ambitious philosophical comedy The Good Place, has never been shy about acknowledging the inspiration he found in ABC’s seminal sci-fi action drama Lost. Though the two shows, on the face of it, would seem to be wildly different, you can not only spot references to Lost in The Good Place, but Schur both consulted with Lost co-showrunner Damon Lindelof early in the run of the comedy, and Lost writer Drew Goddard has directed a handful of episodes, including the pilot.
There’s one more place in which The Good Place needs to find some inspiration from Lost, though, and hopefully soon: it’s time for The Good Place to announce its end date.
This post contains major spoilers for all three seasons of The Good Place.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 by Fred Topel
ABC has dabbled in many reboots. Their Roseanne reboot was successful and became The Connors. Kenya Barris pitched a reboot of Bewitched that is not moving forward just yet, but a Designing Women reboot is still on the table. During her executive remarks to the Television Critics Association, new ABC President Karey Burke said Lost “is a reboot I’d be interested in seeing.”
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Nearly 14 years after the premiere of ABC’s mega-hit drama LOST, showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse reunited at the John Ansin Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles this past weekend for We Have to Go Back: The LOST Concert 2018. They were on hand to introduce composer Michael Giacchino, arguably the most valuable player of the entire series. Giacchino conducted many of the show’s most memorable songs over the course of the evening and even debuted a brand new track from the upcoming film Bad Times at the El Royale.
We’ve compiled some of the highlights from the event into a video below. Watch as surprise guest cast members read sections from the show’s script, Lindelof and Cuse talk about their unorthodox practice of writing Giacchino’s name into the episode scripts, and much more. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
The last episode of LOST aired on ABC on May 23, 2010. That was more than eight years ago, but people are still fiercely divided about whether or not the mega-popular drama series came to a satisfying conclusion. (For the record, I still love it.)
But if you’ve ever been curious to have the LOST finale explained by actress Evangeline Lilly, who played scrappy criminal Kate Austen in all six seasons of the series, you’re in luck: Lilly took the stage at Dragon Con this past weekend and answered a fan question that involved her laying out an excellent interpretation of the show’s controversial ending. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day plan a new series at Apple
- Watch a teaser for the new Kim Possible live-action movie
- Shooter is canceled, but might not be entirely dead
- Find out what Lost creator Carlton Cuse thinks about a reboot
- Get ready for another Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med crossover
- Find out what Nikolaj Coster-Waldau thinks of the Game of Thrones finale
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As we prepare for another year at San Diego Comic Con International, I wanted to take a look back at the best moments in Comic Con history. What are the coolest and most eventful things to happen over the last decade while sitting in Hall H? What makes a great Comic Con moment? Lets take a look back at the best comic-con moments of all time.
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Evangeline Lilly has become a pivotal part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stealing the show in Ant-Man and now getting promoted to double-billing for Ant-Man and the Wasp. But it almost never happened — if not for Peter Jackson.
Lilly shot to fame after the beloved ABC sci-fi series LOST premiered in 2004 to rave reviews, with Lilly transforming from unknown to household name virtually overnight. But the frenzy around the much-debated, oft-divisive show turned Lilly off to Hollywood, and she decided to retire from acting altogether. Until she suddenly got a call from none other than Peter Jackson.
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Are you ready to go back to the Island? If you’re in Los Angeles this September, LOST composer Michael Giacchino will be conducting a live performance of his legendary score for the acclaimed ABC drama, and you can be there in person to see it. Get all the details about the LOST concert below. Read More »
Valentine’s Day may be over, but the nightmare of forgotten exes will never die. In fact, it may come back to stab you in the leg.
Two years ago, a viral short film made in the vein of Gremlins caught the eye of the internet, and of Lost and Cloverfield cinematographer Michael Bonvillain. We wrote about the funny and smart horror short Teddy Bears Are For Lovers when it was released in 2016, which offered a premise — of vengeful teddy bears from ex-lovers — that was good enough to be a feature film. And lo and behold, Bonvillain will be turning this great short into a bonafide feature film.
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