The editing/production on this is really weird! But Janelle, as always, is great.
Here are the ten things I hated about last night's LOST episode, in no particular order.
And here's mine: What I hated the most about last night's episode was that they replaced a mystery that I found interesting--the backstory for Jacob and the man in black, how they came to be on the island, &c.--with a mystery that I don't care about, i.e. how the Mother Earth character came to be on the island. I'm not of the camp that all questions need to be answered; in fact, I'm perfectly fine being left with some mysteries, but let them be interesting mysteries!
I dunno. I found this inspiring as a TED talk, but as a teaser for a shocking! food! reality! television show on ABC, it feels a little... cheaper, maybe? But then again, I'm just being naive (because, is there really a difference?).
You might be thinking, "Oh! I wonder what well-respected children's magazine this critic Topham Hatt writes for?" Let me burst your media bubble: "SIR" TOPHAM HATT IS A CHARACTER IN THE SHOW! It's like quoting Yoda to sell The Phantom Menace: "Like this movie, you will!"
That's Paul Bausch on the deceptive critical reviews of a Thomas the Tank Engine film.
And but yes, it's very hard work finding good television that also appeals to kids. I'm partial to (the admittedly short-attention-span-inducing) Yo Gabba Gabba, particularly the tooth fairy episode with Amy Sedaris.
My new favorite Sesame Street video has my favorite title of all time: "Bert and Ernie Water Sports". And, while it's not as disturbing as you could possibly imagine, given the title, it's still really creepy!
I like the look on Bert's face when Ernie disrobes and jumps into the bath in front of his nephew.