Friday, February 01, 2008
Every once in a while someone would ask me why I don't write a ongoing comic book. My mind doesn't think that way. I can only tell complete stories with beginnings, middles, and ends. Even apparent goofball type of stories of mine like Gun Fu and Fat Boy & Harvey have points to them where I'm attempting to say something beyond just entertainment. I don't understand the rationale of writing without a reason to the story and it being neverending (beyond the shallow aspects of it).
That's why I love a show like "Lost". It's intricately written with strong characters and big mysteries. And best of all, it doesn't seem like the writers are just winging it when writing the stories (like how "24" another show I like seems to be written). They have a plan and an ending and shoot for it.
Here's Terry O'Quinn as Locke. He was also in "Millennium," another great show which seemed to aim to tell a grand story, but was cancelled before its time.