• The OLD Beat is up at a new URL: whenmonkeysattack.com. Believe it or not we’re still trying to get all the old posts imported into the newer Beat, but it looks like I’ll have to clean up the database by hand which will take….well, there were over 8800 posts at the Old Beat. So….don’t hold your breath.
• I’m at an Undisclosed Location this week (unless you read Twitter) and using the old laptop, which isn’t performing too well since the Panther upgrade. (It’s the 12″ G4 Powerbook, the most adorable Apple ever, unless you think it was the clamshell. It is maxed out with memory and so on, and I think it’s so cute, but I think it may be time to move on.) Anyway, it’s been kinda tiring to negotiate which is why I haven’t been lightning fast with the updates.
• This isn’t housekeeping but, poor Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. In this interview they confront some of the negative reactions to this week’s episode “Across the Sea” and it isn’t too pretty. It’s as if they thought that by saying they would neevr discuss LOST again after that last episode they thought no one else would, either and…that isn’t how it’s going to work. And they get a little defensive with their “Why we know ALL ABOUT who was shooting at the outrigger back in Season Five — we just aren’t going to tell anyone!” Okay, okay, if that’s how it’s going to be, maybe you’ll trade your peanut butter and banana sandwich for my tuna fish, Darlton.
Look at the bright side: “ATS” just lowered our expectations a bit and we can just be grateful for 6 years of mostly solid entertainment and let Darlton get on with their lives to the point where they too do not need to move to Undisclosed Locations for the rest of their natural lives. As one of our own commenters said, “this show is really about is sexy people shooting each other on a beautiful backdrop” and on that level it’s always worked.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.