Ross Warneke writes a regular "opinion" piece each week in GG and this week he talks up the second season of Lost and debut drama Prison Break (described in reverential tones as "a mixture of SBS' raw American jail drama, Oz, the race against the clock that is 24 and the excitement of the Steve McQueen movie, The Great Escape".
He goes on to admit (thinking it is a virtue) that, "[Prison Break] as with Lost, is all wrapped around a tantalising mystery that I can imagine the show's writers toying with for years."
Well excuse me RW but get real ! If Prison Break refuses to resolve (and he virtually assures us that it doesn't) then it can go the same way as Lost : with declining ratings and the subject of mockery regarding the storyboard that tries too hard to perpetuate itself.
According to Warneke, Lost "is better and more mysterious than ever" (not a good thing) and that "finding who or what is down the hatch does not resolve the mystery." Tragically for us, he continues, "you will be begging to know what happens next" (no, I won't).
What's worse, he goes on to compare Prison Break to Lost : "the mysteries are just as tantalising" (oh no!)
Deciding last year not to continue as a viewer of Lost in 2006, I hit the website when the second series began in the US to read up on eps 1 & 2 to see if I was being hasty. More pouting, more "drama" and more nonsense made my decision the easiest on how I will spend my time this year.
And finally, Warneke leaves us with this : "I can just imagine sitting here in five years writing about yet another series - the sixth - of Prison Break and the seventh of Lost, with none of us really having any idea what's going on in either of them. But we'll still be hooked." Oh Please. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Read the article online here