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Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 10:51PM EDT
Lost producers "profoundly apologize" to Evangeline Lilly after she revealed nude scene complaints
Lost co-creators J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, as well as executive producers Carlton Cuse and Jack Bender, issued a joint statement today in response to Lilly's revelation that she felt "basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked, and I felt had no choice in the matter" -- an experience that left her "crying my eyes out." “Our response to Evie’s comments this morning in the media was to immediately reach out to her to profoundly apologize for the experience she detailed while working on Lost,” the Lost producers said in a joint statement “We have not yet connected with her, but remain deeply and sincerely sorry. No person should ever feel unsafe at work. Period.” Lilly revealed on The Lost Boys podcast published earlier this week that “in season 3, I’d had a bad experience on set with being basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked, and I felt had no choice in the matter. And I was mortified and I was trembling when it finished. I was crying my eyes out and I had to go on do a very formidable, very strong scene thereafter.” She added that "in Season 4, another scene came up where Kate was undressing and I fought very hard to have that scene be under my control and I failed to control it again. And so I then said, ‘That’s it, no more. You can write whatever you want—I won’t do it. I will never take my clothes off on this show again.’ and I didn’t.”
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Evangeline Lilly: I vowed never to film any more Lost nudity after one scene left me "crying my eyes out"
Source: The Muse
Lilly recounted her bad experiences on Lost on a recent episode of The Lost Boys podcast. “In Season 3, I’d had a bad experience on set with being basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked, and I felt had no choice in the matter," she said. "And I was mortified and I was trembling and when it finished, I was crying my eyes out and I had to go on do a very formidable, very strong scene there after.” She added: "In Season 4, another scene came up where Kate was undressing and I fought very hard to have that scene be under my control and I failed to control it again. And so I then said, ‘That’s it, no more. You can write whatever you want—I won’t do it. I will never take my clothes off on this show again.’ and I didn’t.”
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:21AM EDT
Westworld Season 2 was frustrating, but it should lead to a compelling leap in Season 3
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
There was a lot to grumble out and a lot to like in this season of the HBO drama, says Tim Goodman. But what did work was the set-up to the next chapter. "Maybe your appreciation of Westworld comes down to what you can tolerate," says Goodman. "Or what you're looking for to begin with. While I've loved both seasons and didn't mind the complicated time jumping in the first season (partly because I wasn't wrapped up reading about a lot of theories online and figured things out on my own, or didn't, while enjoying it as a solid drama), the second season was a dollop more frustrating, if only because it seemed to double down on 'when is now' and then, by the finale, had quadrupled down on it. I love a good puzzle but sometimes I just don't want to work that hard. On the other hand, this second season of Westworld took some very intriguing leaps, creatively, and those mostly masked my growing frustration with having to over-think the timelines I was witnessing."
- Season 2 finale was insane: "Can anyone without a Cliff’s Notes guide really tell me what happened this week?"
- All this storytelling "flim-flam" obscures Westworld's countless weaknesses and dilutes its few undeniable strengths
- Much of the Season 2 finale felt like a series finale
- Westworld feels like a show built on a narrative dare, one of endless resets and stasis
- Westworld isn't HBO's version of Lost -- it's HBO's version of a Lost recap
- What the fade-to-black ending means
- "Westworld is a homework assignment where the reward for finishing is more homework"
- What if Westworld was a sitcom?
- The five most pressing questions from the Season 2 finale
- Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy on Season 3: "It's going to be a whole new world"
- Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi breaks down the most important musical moments of Season 2
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 1:32PM EDT
ABC announces Castaways, a Lost-meets-Survivor reality show
Premiering on Aug. 7 after Bachelor in Paradise, Castaways will send 12 diverse strangers "torn from their ordinary lives" as they are dropped off on various islets in Indonesia. Like Lost, Castaways will flash back to their real lives back home. "Castaways is a revolutionary series testing the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances as each individual learns there are other castaways out there but are unaware of how many, their locations or when they will be rescued," ABC said in announcing the new series.
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
Sterling K. Brown expects This Is Us to end after Season 7, citing on-set chats about Lost
Brown makes his prediction based on his conversations with creator Dan Fogelman. “We would talk about Lost, and he talks about Lost being one of the chief influences on our show with regards to the flashbacks and flash-forwards," says Brown. "I said, ‘Lost is my joint.’ But even I’ll admit, like at a point in time, I was like, ‘Are we going somewhere? What’s the culmination?’ And so, we have an endpoint. We know how our show is going to end. Not exactly sure when it will be, but I don’t think it’ll be beyond seven years.” ALSO: Susan Kelechi Watson says her This Is Us character evolved as the writers learned more about her.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Evangeline Lilly: I was intentionally injured on the set of Lost because of a "misogynistic" stunt coordinator
During a stuntwoman panel on Wednesday, Lilly accused Lost's stunt coordinator, whom she wouldn't name, of intentionally putting her in harm's way after she insisted on doing her own stunt that involved rolling off a thick tree branch. “I felt it was him saying, ‘I’m going to put you in your place for standing up to me,’” she said. “It was either cow to his power or hurt myself. I was in my 20s then. Now, I would probably back down.”
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
Westworld seems like it doubled down on its overall "Lost-iness" in Season 2
Sunday's episode had an opening sequence that bore similarities to Lost's memorable Season 2 opener. But co-creator Lisa Joy, who directed the episode, says she's never seen Lost. “This is the way that happy accidents make history rhyme sometimes," she said of the similarities. Yet it's not just that opening sequence. Westworld has always seemed like Lost, especially this season, says Lindsey Romain. "Beyond sharing that visual cue, the second season of Westworld has doubled down on its overall Lost-iness," she says. "The first season, you might recall, was already loaded with similar storytelling mechanics: a beautiful remote location, godlike men pulling strings, a man in black, time not being what it seems. Season two feels similarly derivative, or at the very least spiritually connected." ALSO: Lisa Joy talks about directing her first episode.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 1:22PM EDT
NBC picks up Lost-like drama Manifest, starring Josh Dallas
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Once Upon a Time alum will star on the Robert Zemeckis-produced show described as "Lost in reverse." According to the logline, “when Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on."
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
Video game designed a perfect re-creation of the Lost island
Every location from the classic ABC series is featured on Far Cry 5.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Gizmodo lists amazing sci-fi shows with infuriatingly terrible finales
Lost and the Battlestar Galactica revival are among the acclaimed series that fizzled on their way out.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
The Crossing is a way for ABC to sort of reboot Lost
ABC touted its new sci-fi series as being “from the network that brought you Lost" -- and it's "pretty Lost-y," says Jen Chaney. Like Lost, The Crossing has an intriguing pilot. But the pilot was the only episode made available in advance. "It’s ... difficult to determine whether this show will be something truly ambitious and must-watch in the same way that Lost was, or yet another forgettable broadcast-network-ized attempt at serialized suspense," says Chaney. "The first episode suggests it could go either way."
- The Crossing may have been a better fit for USA or Syfy, where it would be guaranteed to last a season
- The Crossing is perfectly engineered for this moment since it's a reminder of past shows
- It's a supernatural story that's mercifully free of superheroes
- The Crossing is a reminder of the current immigration debate
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
The Good Place creator Michael Schur sought advice from Lost’s Damon Lindelof
Schur saw every Lost episode live and would cry with his wife watching Lindelof’s HBO series The Leftovers. So after meeting last year, a “bromance” was formed. Schur says of leaning on Lindelof for Good Place advice: “The thing that Damon did for me, which I was very grateful for, the greatest thing anyone any writer can do for another writer, which is to say, ‘Here are, like, 12 pitfalls you’re about to fall into,” which is exactly what I needed. I needed a person who is conversant in the language of science fiction or genre writing, which I am not, to say to me, ‘Here are some things that are gonna happen that are dangerous. Here’s what’s gonna happen, here’s how to avoid it.’ So that was a huge part of how I operated going forward.”
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
NBC orders pilot for Manifest, a missing plane thriller that sounds like “Lost meets Resurrection”
The logline for the potential series reads: “A plane disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by." The Mysteries of Laura creator Jeff Rake is behind the project. ALSO: NBC orders four multicamera comedy pilots following the success of the Will & Grace revival.
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Does Lost still hold up in this binge-watching era?
After recently binging through most of the ABC series, Jason Schreier that there are “a LOT of plot holes.”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 2:08PM EST
Lost reruns land on Hulu after Netflix deal expires
All 121 episodes of the iconic ABC series will reside on Hulu, starting today.