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FAN THE FIRE
ate May usually marks the sea-son end or the major all US Vshows, but this year is more likethe end o an era.Sparking a major resurgence inexpansive drama pick-ups, a trendthat last year greatly declined to makeway or comedies, in the our yearspost
’s debut in September 2004,the television landscape has changedsignicantly.
brought sci- tothe mainstream, but not up in space,on a remote and disconnected tropi-cal island, rst enticing viewers withcomplex and intriguing charactersbeore lashing on strange mysteriesand seemingly unexplainable events;the wider public were hooked beorethey knew it, and watching a show thatwouldn’t normally register on theirhorizon. Ater six tortuous years, the nalseason is now coming to an end, withmost o ans’ questions answered anda legacy made that will have critics call-ing it one o the great achievements intelevision history.Making geeky shows sociallyacceptable once again,
openedthe door to a urry o similar ideas.Employing a similar overarching meth-odology, revealed slowly over time,
’s limelight, oeringa cast o miscellaneous characters, allstarting to develop their own specialpowers.
was equally loved inits debut season but unortunatelycreator im Kring buckled under theexpectation and the quality o the lat-ter three was markedly lower.When NBC announced their 2010all schedules a couple o weeks back,
was no where to be ound,rightly removed on recent orm, and ithas proved that although
madelike-minded shows possible, they haveoten struggled to keep pace.2007’s
suered similar ates, barely mak-ing 10 episodes beore they were sweptrom our screens,
thoughhave made the cut, but still there’s anopportunity or something new to cap-ture the
co-creatorJ.J. Abrams has a new show en route,
, about a spy husband andwie getting back in the secret agentgame, while Steven Spielberg is alsosaid to be curating an dinosoar-centricseries or 2011. Viewers should certainly be sadthere’ll be no more
to lookorward to in the coming months andyears, but there’s plenty to ll your sci- drama boots as its replacement.
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