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16 February 2007 @ 05:20 pm
I Want to Believe  

[Cross-posted from my MovableType Blog]

Now that work has returned to a (more) sustainable pace, I'm finding time & energy to catch up on things for which I'd pretty much given up on having time.

I'm WAAAAAAY behind on Battlestar Galactica[1], and because I'm catching up, I'm seeing (well, "fast-forwarding") commercials that are months old.

Along the way, I caught the teaser for The Lost Room. I was immediately reminded of the "House of Renunciation[2]," and thus my interest was piqued. I want to believe. I want it to be good. But I also know the quality of most "Sci-Fi Original Series"[3]. I've seen more commercials since that first that indicate my first impression is probably off base, and yet I can't completely shake it.

And here we have the darker side of Tivo. Baiting me with teasers for shows that have already come & gone.

So, did anyone see it? Was it any good? Is it worth tracking down?

[1] For those of you following along at home, I just watched a few back to back, and I just saw the boxing episode. Yeah, that behind.

[2] Dammit, I can't find a decent link for this one. Have a generic Unknown Armies link instead. Hmm, that one is probably less than helpful, I guess you could try the original source.

[3] Man-squito. 'nuf said.

Current Mood: intrigued
Current Music: "Ti Kwan Leep" — The Frantics
bayareajennbayareajenn on February 17th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
I once dared a friend of mine to make a superhero RPG character based on Mansquito. He did.

I liked Lost Room, but I'm not sure where your tastes lie.
bayareajennbayareajenn on February 17th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
Just an addendum: I like those old-school MAc adventure games like Sam and Max, or Indiana Jones, or Monkey Island, where you have to go around and collect items, and solve problems by using certain items together with the environment. Lost Room was kinda like watching one of those. Which is why I liked it. I think it would make a really good adventure game, too.
Erik Oganeriktheplaid on February 18th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Ok, but this fills me with a bit of dread. I like those kinds of games, but as a general rule they don't make very good spectator sports.
bayareajennbayareajenn on February 18th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
Well, it's definitely not schlocky. I think the story outweighed the how-can-we-cleverly-use-the-Objects-together parts. I don't think you should buy it (though I might, at some point) but definitely put it on your Wishlist and give it a go. And if I get it on DVD before you get a chance to watch it, I'll loan it to you.
Erik Ogan: haloeriktheplaid on February 18th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
Honestly, just having one person say, "No, it wasn't complete schlock." is enough make me try to find a copy. (Though that may go no farther than a Tivo WishList)