Thu, 8 August 2013
Talking TV With Ryan And Ryan, Episode 66: Talking 'Lost,' 'The Middleman' And TV's Past And Future With Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Mo's here with television writer creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach ("Lost," "Boomtown," "Medium," "The Middleman"), and they talk about television's past, present and future for 102 minutes (108 would have been better, admittedly).
To see the post by Javier wrote that kicked off the whole discussion, go here. Shows mentioned in the wide-ranging discussion include "Louie," "Babylon 5," "The X-Files," "The Twilight Zone," "Game of Thrones," "The Middleman," "The Shield," "Friday Night Lights," "Battlestar Galactica," "The Guild," "Rectify," "Banshee," "The Walking Dead," "Roots," "Star Trek," "Spartacus" (of course) and "Law and Order." No spoilers. A few time codes/guideposts (all times are approximate):
00 - 43: The various contributions that writers, showrunners and directors make. Post-production and digital innovation and their effect on storytelling.
44 - 48: An upcoming "Middleman" crowdfunding initiative (fans of comic books, the TV show and Amber Benson, don't miss this part).
49 - 67: Serialization, mythology, tone, viewpoint and theme and how they can unify a show.
68 - 83: Blockbuster television, the rise of genre television and television's return to event-based programming.
83 - end: The very early days of "Lost" and what it was like to be in on that creative process.
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