May 14 2010
There are many types of television watchers out there. I find myself to be a total blend. What I mean is that there are times when I want to watch pointless entertainment where I can sit back and be totally dumb for a half an hour. And there are times when I truly want to be captivated and challenged.
Honestly it all depends on where your head is at. Clearly the show LOST has baffled viewers for its entirety and if there’s one show that requires thought, it’s LOST.
But what about other shows? Are there any other that need or needed the same amount of analysis? Well, personally I think there are five….
From season one viewers were questioning the show right off the bat. What the hell is this “hatch?” What is this island? What powers does it have? Is it an alternate universe? What the hell is going on? And to this day were are still painstakingly and yet happily tortured by the amount of questions we face. And I’m sure even after the show ends, we’ll be racking our brains trying to figure it out.
The amount of fun little idiosyncrasies, the inside jokes, and sometimes humor that goes over your head just left a ton to be analyzed. No it’s not your regular murder mystery type of a show but I’m pretty sure everyone who watched it talked about the show for a while after they saw each episode. This is definitely one of the most underrated comedies of my generation.
On the morning of February 24, in the town of Twin Peaks, WA, logger Pete Martell discovers a naked corpse tightly wrapped in a sheet of clear plastic on the bank of a river. Following the arrival of Sheriff Harry S. Truman, his deputies, and Dr. Will Hayward on the scene, the body is discovered to be that of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. And so it went. The show became a commercial success and those of you know David Lynch can surely appreciate the amount of mystery and craziness he brings to the table.
Just because the entire premise is impossible and you have to spend the whole time making it make remote sense. Thing that involve bouts of time that are impossible to figure out make the head spin. This show has a ton of that.
Space. Politics. Religion. This show was as mysterious as Lost for a while.
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