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life as we know it
The show kind of blew, but the one surprising element was that Kelly Osbourne didn't totally suck. She was actually kind of cool. Her character was actually the only cool person on the show -- a slightly chubby non-Barbie who still got a boyfriend, and didn't let him walk all over her. -- Kim

Lost
See, this is the problem with new television series: creators really only have to come up with a killer concept and draw viewers in and hold them long enough for the series to get a full-season order. If that happens, then you're going to have to keep piling on the twists and intrigue to keep people tuning in, while untangling and resolving plotlines before reasonable explanations become completely impossible. But if you're J.J. Abrams, you stopped reading that last sentence right after "keep people tuning in." So Lost has us hooked now, by kicking off the series with an explosive (literally) opening sequence and a cast of complex, sympathetic characters (to say nothing of what a fine-looking bunch it was that happened to wind up on Craphole Island). Through flashbacks, the show has kept dangling bits of backstory in front of viewers, while moving the plot a little bit forward. The hatch was opened in the season finale, and still we didn't get to see inside; fortunately, the cliffhanger came in the form of the gut-wrenching abduction of Walt by the Worst Rescuers Ever. So yeah, we'll be tuning in next season, but we need something to quell the growing unease that we're going to be seeing the 2005-06 update of Patrick Duffy, alive and well and in the shower. Or like when the first season of Sledge Hammer ended with the atomic bomb going off, and then the next season was set five years before that even happened. Remember that? To be honest, I'm not convinced I didn't just make that up. -- Daniel

The Mountain
Creator Shaun Cassidy (yeah, that one) thought a nighttime soap centered on a ski resort would bring ratings news. It did, but not quite the way he imagined. Was it the horrible, gut-shredding writing that was the problem? Was it Oliver Hudson's inability to do anything but smirk and look disturbingly like Michael Douglas? Or was it that they tried to get Mitch Pileggi and Barbara Hershey, but had to settle for "Mitch Pileggi" and "Barbara Hershey"? No one knows, but two "episodes" was about all any recapper could take. Ta, Mountain. You made Falcon Crest look like Masterpiece Theatre. -- Couch Baron

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life as we know it
The show kind of blew, but the one surprising element was that Kelly Osbourne didn't totally suck. She was actually kind of cool. Her character was actually the only cool person on the show -- a slightly chubby non-Barbie who still got a boyfriend, and didn't let him walk all over her. -- Kim

Lost
See, this is the problem with new television series: creators really only have to come up with a killer concept and draw viewers in and hold them long enough for the series to get a full-season order. If that happens, then you're going to have to keep piling on the twists and intrigue to keep people tuning in, while untangling and resolving plotlines before reasonable explanations become completely impossible. But if you're J.J. Abrams, you stopped reading that last sentence right after "keep people tuning in." So Lost has us hooked now, by kicking off the series with an explosive (literally) opening sequence and a cast of complex, sympathetic characters (to say nothing of what a fine-looking bunch it was that happened to wind up on Craphole Island). Through flashbacks, the show has kept dangling bits of backstory in front of viewers, while moving the plot a little bit forward. The hatch was opened in the season finale, and still we didn't get to see inside; fortunately, the cliffhanger came in the form of the gut-wrenching abduction of Walt by the Worst Rescuers Ever. So yeah, we'll be tuning in next season, but we need something to quell the growing unease that we're going to be seeing the 2005-06 update of Patrick Duffy, alive and well and in the shower. Or like when the first season of Sledge Hammer ended with the atomic bomb going off, and then the next season was set five years before that even happened. Remember that? To be honest, I'm not convinced I didn't just make that up. -- Daniel

The Mountain
Creator Shaun Cassidy (yeah, that one) thought a nighttime soap centered on a ski resort would bring ratings news. It did, but not quite the way he imagined. Was it the horrible, gut-shredding writing that was the problem? Was it Oliver Hudson's inability to do anything but smirk and look disturbingly like Michael Douglas? Or was it that they tried to get Mitch Pileggi and Barbara Hershey, but had to settle for "Mitch Pileggi" and "Barbara Hershey"? No one knows, but two "episodes" was about all any recapper could take. Ta, Mountain. You made Falcon Crest look like Masterpiece Theatre. -- Couch Baron

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