Sun Rising Up: ‘Lost’ and Asian Women on TV

The sixth episode of Lost was the first Sun episode. “House of the Rising Sun”, which originally aired on October 27, 2004, is one of the best episodes of the show’s first season, and it has stuck with me as the moment when Sun became a fully-formed and truly fascinating character, which she would remain until the end of the series.

The Strain, Ep. 1.02, “The Box” disappoints with dull clichés

Last week, I said that The Strain would live or die based on how it balances the silliness with the seriousness. This week, it gave us no indication which direction it will be going in, instead giving us an incredibly boring episode of clichés, which is very disappointing.

Greatest TV Pilots: LOST ‘Pilot (Parts I & II)’

What amazes me about the LOST pilot nearly ten years and six seasons later is how little of the show’s trademark philosophies and story lines exist in the two-part premiere (or how subtly they are presented, save for a few obvious images). Although it’s a bit of a gamble, it actually alleviates a lot of the strain other pilots (comedy or drama) put themselves through, forcing themselves to define a show’s characters, intentions, and formula in the first episode, lest they be passed up by networks.


Revolution, Ep. 1.12, “Ghosts”: Badass Charlie comes to the fore

Basic storytelling aside, Randall’s place in this Duracell-free world is now defined. In two brief scenes, we understand both his role in the blackout and his motivation for bringing the might of the U.S. Government’s thunderous power down on electricity. Really effective use of the flashback here.

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