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Monday January 25, 2010 2pm est on talkshoe, The Lost Revisited Now  goes live with special guests from The Lost Mythos Theory cast.  They will tackle 108 questions you need to know for Season 6.  Will they be answered?  Will they not?  Have they been answered?  Are these the questions we need to ask?  Well, a long time ago, on a blog far far away, Ms. Wendy wrote on her bunnies blog 108 questions of Lost.  SO we decided to podcast about her list, what has been answered and what ones have not, and add new questions to what will and will not be answered in season 6.

To follow along at home, here is the list for Ms. Wendy’s blog :

I’m fairly certain that we’ll get the answers to questions like ” What is the Island?”, “What is the Smoke Monster?” and ” What went wrong after the O6 left?” But before LOST “closes its doors forever”, here is a “shopping list” of some goodies ( in various levels of “importance”) I hope I can pick up on the way out. (These are in no particular order.)

1. The Red Shirt Episode : Not “Nikki and Paulo” but actual extras , folks like “Log Carrying Guy”, “Blue Stripped Half-Shirt Girl” and “Bald Guy That Looks Like Lance Kerwin“. They crashed on the Island as well, and as Arzt said “We’re people too”. I think it would be cool to see some humorous, but significant, connections to the other Losties and the Island that would explain their “longevity” .

2. The Vincent episode : If this one actually sees the light of day, I suspect it will be near, if not THE, very end. That dog’s up to something…I can FEEL it!

3. The Black Rock Episode: Big ship in the middle of the Island that is of interest to Widmore…Yeah, needs some airtime.

And just a few ” impulse items”

4. What is the “danger” that surrounds Aaron
5. Why there is a “Hurley Bird” * and why Hugo is called “Hurley”
6. Finding out what was ” The Tampa Job”
7. Knowing who’s the 26 year old woman with 70 year old reproductive organs and how they got that way
8. Was Hurley’s lottery winning rigged by Sawyer’s lotto girl and “person to be named later”
9. Who is Dexter Straton
10. Who are Desmond’s biological brothers and Brother Campbell’s connection to Ms. Hawking*
11. Who is Sarah Shephard’s man
12. Ben’s actual role in The Purge
13. Who is Jacob
14. Who is Annie and where is she
15. How old is Richard
16. What is the rest of the 4 toed statue
17. Who was/is Radzinsky
18. Who were the two watches , that Jin had from Mr. Paik, intended
19. What happened in Bozrah with Sayid , who is his father and *who is ” The Economist”
20. Why there is a hamster in the portrait of the woman in Ben’s house
21. Why Locke was wet i.e. did he actually blow up the submarine
22. Who are “Adam and Eve” and what are the black and white stones
23. What being “special” really means
24. What is in Daniel’s notebook
25. Why Walt was wet and talking backwards
26. What was the signifigance of the changing picture frames in the house(as well as who’s house it is) that Miles went to “ghostbust”…and if that is what he was actually doing
27. Who Jack is not supposed to “raise”
28. Why Marvin Candle and various side characters lost appendages
29. Where the Smoke Monster wanted to take Locke
30. What happened to Kelvin’s body
31. Was Libby a spy or a patient at Santa Rosa and what is her last name
32. Who was the woman Jae Lee was going to marry, that went to Harvard and lived in America
33. What two people died in Hurley’s accident and was one of them “Dave”
34. Did David Reyes crack the odometer of the camaro to “gaslight” Hurley for his money or was it “The Island” ’s doing
35. Why is Hurley considered a “warrior” back home
36. Is Locke an actual military man (special ops?) , considering he could “check” a box of knives and had a geiger counter in his bedroom
37. Will Walt get that $83,000 in backgammon winnings from Hurley
38. Who Ben “is”, who was “Henry Gale” that Ben pretended to be, and does Ben have 3.2 million dollars or was that a “code” for something else
39. Was it Walt or The Others “talking” to Michael on the Swan Hatch computer
40. Why Jack’s mother wasn’t at Jack’s wedding
41. The meaning of the symbol on the tree and Juliet’s mark
42. Why Jack wasn’t on Jacob’s list and what it means to be on his list
43. What’s with all the orange
44. Why Ben can’t kill Widmore
45. What are ” The Rules”
46. Who were Karl’s parents
47. Why Seth ,and not Frank , was the pilot of Oceanic 815
48. How the food drop happened and who dropped it *or if it was “dropped” at all (i.e. The Others)
49. That Christian Shephard is dead or alive
50. Why there was a new washer and dryer in the Swan Hatch
51. Who are Geronimo Jackson
52. What was in the jars in Jacob’s cabin
53. How Jacob’s cabin can move around ,and Jacob seemingly “disappear”, if the ash was to act as a “containment”
54. Why there was a Bible (with portions of the Swan Hatch film), a glass eye and two way radio in the Arrow Station and who put them there
55. Why Christian Shephard can speak on Jacob’s behalf and tell people when their “work” is done
56. Why Jack does not have an appendix scar
57. How Dr. Ray showed up dead on the Island before Keamy killed him
58. Why Claire would leave Aaron
59. What are the whispers
60. Where all the dolls laying around the Island came from *(and what dolls “mean” in the overall story)
61. How the polar bear made it to Tunisia
62. What was ” The Incident”
63. What and where is ” The Temple”
64. Were Charlotte’s parents from Dharma
65. Who the baby was in the Pierre Chang video
66. Who the cameraman/cameramen was/were in the Pierre Chang and all the Dharma Station videos
67. Did Richard orchestrate Edmund’s bus hit or did Juliet
68. How they got all those Dharma microbuses on the Island
69. If Jin is dead or alive
70. Who Ben meant when he told Jack they “all” had to go back
71. Will Ben be able to go back to the Island
72. If Danielle was who she said she was and if what happened to her science team was true
73. Why the O6 can’t (or just won’t) speak Jeremy Bentham/John Locke’s name
74. If Sarah Shephard/Adam Rutherford’s , as well as Claire and her mother’s accident, was in care of Richard Alpert
75. If the watch that Christian gave Jack before his wedding to Sarah similar to the watches Jin had (mobisode)
76. Who was writing notes in the notebooks from the Pearl Hatch
77. What were The Others shooting at Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley to paralyze them and who designed them
78. Did Thomas abandon Claire and Aaron because someone “got to him” on just on his own
79. Where are the twins that were on Tom’s boat when The Others took Walt
80. If Kate saw everything during the crash, what was it that she saw
81. Who raised Sawyer after his family tragedy
82. Who the man was that fell by the window when Hurley was talking to his financial advisor and why
83. Did Walt cause his mother’s illness
84. Why Walt can be in places he shouldn’t be and where he has been
85. Who programmed ” Good Vibrations” at the Looking Glass Station
86. Was Kate talking to her “father” or just a dilusional Sawyer
87. Does the intercom system work at the Hydra Station
88. Was Ben born near Portland, Oregon or another Portland, considering the summerlike weather in December, or did his dad lie to him when he was really born
89. What/who killed Locke
90. Was Locke paralyzed again once he left the Island
91. Why Locke chose the alias ” Jeremy Bentham”
92. Who’s dog was the painting of in Jacob’s cabin and who painted it
93. Who’s “branches” are connected on a finished Lost family tree
94. Why all the hairbrushes were gone and where did they go
95. Who was Libby’s husband, David
96. What pushed Lenny “over the edge” and what “box” did Hurley open that he shouldn’t have opened
97. Who arranged Locke/Bentham’s funeral
98. If any/all of other O6ers had a hand in Sun’s ability to get controlling interest in Paik Industries
99. Who that scruffy dude was and what he said to Kate as she was trying to get to the courtroom for her trial
100. Who is HIM and why he is great and brilliant but not a forgiving man
101. If Charlie’s piano, that Liam sold , is the same one that Jack and Ben are playing on the Island
102. Will Desmond be seen reading ” Our Mutual Friend” by the end of the series
103. Why Juliet’s sister, Rachel’s medical records that Ben showed her, were of a man and that she didn’t notice
104. Why Sawyer’s records that Richard gave Locke were in French and how Locke was able to read them
105. Who is the owner/driver of the gold sedan that hit Michael, Locke and Kate’s childhood buddy, Tom Brennan’s car
106. Who the priest was in the confessional at Eko church the day he took food for his brother
107. Why Richard was so mad when Locke picked the knife and why it terminated their meeting
108. Was the ham that Ben baked for Juliet one of those fancy, spirally ones

Well, those are a few off the top of my head Many more I’m sure will come up as others are being answered as the countdown commences*. I’d love to know what are some of your LOST “requests”. You can write me at bunnieshatch@aol.com or just leave them in ” Comments”. Thanks!

* I’ll probably make (and have made) “tweaks” here and there to the list as certain things occur to me and/or brought to my attention and might need a change. And thanks to all who have brought up or inspired new additions/perspectives, to the list

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Yes, The Lost Revisited Now is back in full swing! We just recorded episode 77 : Bunny Awards for “The Incident”, season 5 finale.  Me and Wendy were joined by Anna and Denise from Jacob’s Cabin with a late entrance by Donald from donald is Lost.  We also added some great Lost Alums and had a bit of an hourish ramble for those devoted to those sort of things.  If you don’t have iTunes, you can listen below :

TLRNow Episode 77 “The Incident Bunny Awards”

This is my weekly update for to where you can find Heath Solo in the podcasting world.  All podcasts can be found on iTunes.  If not an iTunes person, just go to www.talkshoe.com and type in the podcast name in the search engine.  All podcasts this week are on both iTunes and talkshoe.

10/4/09 – I joined Axel Foley on The Lost Mythos Theory Cast.  We talked about the show Flash Forward and Lost.  You can find this podcast “This is not a FlashForward podcast” on iTunes on both The Lost Revisited Now and the Lost Mythos feed. 

10/5/09 – I joined the “Lostahlics rewatching Lost” podcast.  This week we discussed Season 3 episodes : “DOC, The Brig, and The Man Behind the Curtain.”

10/6/09 – On “The Film List” podcast I continued my countdown of my Top 100 favorite films of all-time.  This week I went through numbers 90 to 81.

10/9/09 – Ms Wendy and I will be recording our “Flash Forward podcast Live.”   We will give our thoughts on episode 3 that airs Thursday night.  But we will be recording on Gizmo.  It will be posted via talkshoe Friday night.

10/9/09 – Also on Friday, we will be recording a podcast for “The Lost Revisited Now.”   This week we are giving out the bunny awards to our favorite moments of the season 3 finale : “Through the Looking Glass.”  We will be joined by Nancy Drew (Lostaholics), Glen (Everyone’s favorite star wars/Hawthorne fan), and Donald from Donald is Lost/Re-opening the X-Files)  this podcast will be live on talkshoe at 930pm est.

NEW TV SHOWS FOR 2009 : 10PM SLOT

Today is my review for new TV shows in the 10pm slot.

Here is my code for viewing :

Pass : Not going to watch

Trial : Give it 2-3 episodes to see if I’ll stay with it.

YES : I’m going to watch and stick with it.

DVD : Any show that I’ll will not watch during the first run but may rent or buy the season on DVD for summer hiatus viewing.

 

NEW SHOWS COMING TO NETWORK TV THIS FALL at the 10pm slot :

The Forgotten
Tuesdays
at 10:00pm
on ABC
A team of amateur detectives tries to identify a new body in each episode. The bodies narrate!
SOLO: TRIAL.  CHRISTIAN SLATER IS A FAVORITE AND IT LOOKS INTERESTING.
 
 
Eastwick
Wednesdays
at 10:00pm
on ABC
Remember the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick? It’s like that, only on the small screen.
SOLO: MAYBE DVD.
 
 
The Good Wife
Tuesdays
at 10:00pm
on CBS
A defense attorney juggles her career dreams with her marriage to a high-profile politician.
SOLO: PASS.
 
 
The Jay Leno Show
Weeknights
at 10:00pm
on NBC
After 17 years of late-night television, Jay Leno is ready for primetime!
SOLO: LOVE JAY.  BUT IN PRIMETIME?  I WILL CHECK IT OUT WHEN NOTHING ELSE IS ON.
 
 
SLOT TBA
 
 
Copper
on ABC
Five rookie cops learn that life in the police force is a lot harder than they expected.
SOLO: DO I REALLY NEED TO WATCH?
 
 
The Deep End
on ABC
Four young lawyers learn the ropes at one of the most prestigious law firms in Los Angeles.
SOLO: THE PREMISE DOESN’T GRAB ME.  IF IT WORKS, DVD VIEWING.
 
 
Happy Town
on ABC
The new sheriff of a small town tries to solve the area’s first murder in seven years.
SOLO: DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS, BUT LOVE THE PREMISE.  TRIAL.
 
 
V
on ABC
Aliens arrive on Earth and claim they’re here to help us – but what are their true intentions?
SOLO: YES, I WILL WATCH AND STICK WITH IT. I LOVE ELIZABETH MITCHELL!!!!!!
 
 
The Bridge
on CBS
A former police union head with an attitude problem stars in this Canada/US collaboration.
SOLO : PASS.  MAYBE DVD IN A FEW YEARS.
 
 
SOURCE : WWW.TV.COM

September 3, 2009-It’s been a few weeks.  Summer is ending and life has been crazy for me .  Like most of you know, we get involved in projects that push our commitments to the fullest. We take on tasks that we feel we can accomplish, but sometimes time is our worst enemy. 

I haven’t blogged much in the last month : vacation, podcasting, finishing my script, etc.  I have posted weekly blu-ray releases and some TV info, but I have yet to actually start my daily blog.  I wanted to blog each day about random topics.  Anything on my mind that happens in “Heath’s World.”  Ok, one more time, “Party time, excellent.”  Got to love it Nancy Drew.  So I’m going to do my best to put out a daily blog.  I’m shooting for every day but there may be one to 2 days a week that we don’t get a daily blog.  But I want to be able to release something everyday whether it is Lost related, Film List related, life, TV or film related.  So I will do my best to keep it going. 

Finishing up my latest script has taken up all my time this summer.  I have taken a break from podcasting and blogging.  It’s important that I finish my screenplay by late September.  I’m on my 4th draft and it’s almost there.  This draft has made some leaps and bounds, so I see the 5th and final draft just being a “cross the T’s and dotting the I’s” draft.  So I will have the latest draft done this weekend, have a meeting, then work on the last and final draft over two weeks there after.  I’m also in the middle of another screen play that I’m developing for a network that I can’t say at this time.  It’s a less complicated script, so I’m giving myself a bit of latitude to get it finished.  But I do want to have a solid draft by October.

With that said, the tough part is over.  Time is becoming mine again and it’s perfect because I want to get on a more frequent podcasting schedule.  Next Monday, September 7th, 2009,  Ms. Wendy and I will be doing our first Flash Forward podcast.  It will be an introduction to this new show.  We are excited as it is our most anticipated new show we want to examine.

We will also be doing one  Lost podcast a month.  We will tackle the season finales we have yet to cover and do a few podcasts previewing the final Lost  season coming in 2010.  As we get closer to the season 6 premiere, we may add 2-3 extra podcasts to our plate.  The anticipation of the new season will get our motors running for putting out Lost content.

The Film List podcast  will resume also.  I have been trying to schedule a date with Donald and Agent Shadow to discuss season 2 of the X-files.  But we haven’t been able to nail down a date yet.  Plus as I have almost completed my rewatch of season 2, the slim set I have doesn’t have the finale on the last disc.  Donald told me that there was some problems with the season 2 slim set not having the finale.  So I wasn’t the only one who this happened to.  How can they forget to put the finale on these sets?  Are you kidding me?     I am so pissed that I payed money for a product that wasn’t complete.  Guess I am netflixing the last disc.

So with that said, Heath’s World  is back in full force.  Podcasts will be in full effect starting on September 7th, and I am excited.  Plus the much promised Heath’s Top 100 favorite films of all-time is on it’s way.  In September, I will be putting out numbers 100-91 on the Film List.  Also, I will be adding to Heath’s World : a Lost alums page, more fans top 10’s, and some new ideas from listener Tom Wilson.  Tom contacted me on doing a podcastof my experiences with auditioning for television and  the process.  Such a great idea Tom.  That will definitely be on the horizon for October.

So I’m back, ready to rock, thank you for checking out the blog and listening to the podcast.  Talk to you soon.

 

Heath Solo

New Network Shows 2009 : 8pm Slot

Everyday, I will be taking a look at the new network TV fall line-up.  I will release the new shows by network time slot.  Today, the 8pm prime time slot.  I’ll simply commenting on if I will watch,  not watch or if I’m intrigued.  I also want to hear from you.  Take part in the pole below.  So what new shows will get us excited?  Flash Forward is at the top of my list but I’m looking to fill that void with some other new shows.

Here is my code for viewing :

Pass : Not going to watch

Trial : Give it 2-3 episodes to see if I’ll stay with it.

YES : I’m going to watch and stick with it.

DVD : Any show that I’ll will not watch during the first run but may rent or buy the season on DVD for summer hiatus viewing.

 

NEW SHOWS COMING TO NETWORK TV THIS FALL at the 8pm slot :

Brothers
Fridays
at 8:00pm
on FOX
A retired NFL player and his wheelchair-bound brother reignite their childhood rivalries.
SOLO : Michael strahan taking his shot at prime time comedy.  Don’t think this is for me.  PASS
 
The Shark Tank
Tuesdays
at 8:00pm
on ABC
It’s not about real sharks, but about business-savvy contestants battling it out for funding.
SOLO : I DON’T DO REALITY OR FAKE REALITY SHOWS.  PASS
 
Hank
Wednesdays
at 8:00pm
on ABC
Kelsey Grammer stars as an unemployed former CEO trying to reconnect with his family.
SOLO: I LIKE KELSEY, BUT NOT SURE IF READY TO COMMIT.  DVD
 
Flash Forward
Thursdays
at 8:00pm
on ABC
This “companion series to Lost” will show audiences an eerie, chaotic vision of the future.
SOLO : YES, YES, AND YES.  I WILL WATCH AND ENJOY.
 
The Vampire Diaries
Thursdays
at 8:00pm
on CW
Two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – vie for the love of a beautiful human girl.
SOLO: IT MAY BE FOR A YOUNGER CROWD, BUT GIVING IT A TRY.   IF I DON’T COMMIT, DEFINITELY RENT 1ST SEASON.  TRIAL AND DVD.
 
Parenthood
Wednesdays
at 8:00pm
on NBC
Peter Krause stars in this re-imagining of the movie Parenthood.
SOLO: HUGE PETER KRAUSE FAN.  I ALWAYS TRY ANYTHING HE IS IN.  TRIAL.
 
Community
Thursdays
at 8:00pm
on NBC
The legendary Chevy Chase stars in a new series about a group of misfits at community college.
SOLO: CHEVY CHASE RETURNS TO TV.  INTERESTING.  TRIAL BUT MOST LIKELY DVD.
 
The Marriage Ref
Sundays
at 8:00pm
on NBC
(Midseason)
Jerry Seinfeld’s new comedy/reality series brings you relationship advice from the stars.
SOLO: IT’S REALITY SO NO, BUT I LOVE JERRY.  DVD
 
8:30 PM
 
The Cleveland Show
Sundays
at 8:30pm
on FOX
Cleveland Brown, former neighbor of Peter Griffin, has finally landed his very own series. Sweet!
SOLO: SORRY GLEN, CLEVELAND NOT ROCKIN’ ME.  PASS
 
Sons of Tucson
Sundays
at 8:30pm
on FOX
(Midseason)
Three rich brothers hire a hustler to pose as their father while their real one is in prison.
SOLO : PASS
 
The Middle
Wednesdays
at 8:30pm
on ABC
Take a new look at American life through the eyes of a middle-class Midwestern mom.
SOLO: NEED MORE INFO.  INTRIGUES ME A BIT.  DVD?  PASS? 
Accidentally on Purpose
Mondays
at 8:30pm
on CBS
Jenna Elfman stars as a film critic raising a child with platonic partner. Holy hilarity!
SOLO: LOVE JENNA ELFMAN BUT NOT READY TO COMMIT TO THIS SHOW.  PASS
 
source : www.tv.com
 

August 4, 2009- It’s been a week since I went to Tom Ardavany’s “Actors on Acting Series” with Josh Holloway.  Yes, I’m still buzzing about it.  The experience was top notch and it will forever stay with me.  I’ve met many celebrities in my day.  I have close friends who are known for what they do.  But I think I’m still thinking about that night is because of a few things :  1.  my major  passion for Lost   2.  To validate that Josh Holloway is so great   3.  I learned so much from Tom Ardavany.

I podcasted about this particular night but i kept it very Josh Holloway related because it was posted on my Lost Revisited Now  feed.  I edited  the podcast down from an hour to 35 minutes to keep it Lost related.  But in doing so, I left out a lot of  information I got from Tom.  Thus some of my comments were a bit out of context.  I definetly need to learn to edit audio better, lol.

Tom Ardavany is a well respected acting teacher/coach that has worked with Josh Holloway at mastering his craft.  The Ardavany Approach is an amazing way to master the art of acting.  

Some of Tom’s students are Rudy Reyes and Salvador Torres in HBO’s Generation Kill, and Matt Gerald in James Cameron upcoming epic Avatar.

For more information on the future guests of the “Actors on Acting Series”, class orientation, schedules, etc :

www.theapproach.net

If you are searching for a new acting approach, I suggest you check out Tom’s class and sign up for the free orientation.  He takes the art of acting to a new level.  He allows you to open that door so you can extend your creativity to a higher place.  The Ardavany approach allows you  to  use what is already in you to capture the essence of the character.  As Josh talked about, being specific in your approach allows you to use what’s inside you to become the character.  It is such a useful approach that has proven to be effective.

I didn’t have a chance to ask Josh a question but Tom contacted me the other day.  He was so kind to let me know he would pass on my question to Josh.  Tom didn’t half to do that.  He took time out of his busy day to do this for me.  Tom, thank you so much.  I really appreciate it.

Through the editing of my last podcast, I left out some of the great observations of Tom and some of the great insight I was privy to.  I recorded a special actors podcast for the blog.   Listen to part 2 of the night with Josh and Tom :

Night with Josh Holloway and Tom Ardavany Part 2

Who is Josh Holloway?

– I was lucky enough to be a guest at Josh Holloway’s appearance with acting coach Tom Ardavany in Santa Monica, Ca on Tuesday night ( July 28th, 2009).

Josh Holloway with Tom Ardavany

Josh Holloway with Tom Ardavany

And what a cool 2 hour event it was.  I was about 25 feet from Josh himself (At one point he did walk by me to use the facilities).  But it hit me more when I got home that I actually was able to see up close my favorite actor and character on Lost.  His entrance was that of man who is proud and more than excited to share his insight with up and coming actors.  He wasn’t like a celebrity who thought he was doing us a favor for being there.  He wasn’t like let’s get this over with.  Josh would have stayed another hour if it was up to him.  He was exceptional.  One of the nicest actors I have ever met.  And yes ladies, he is as sexy in person as you would believe.  but from a guy’s perspective, he’s a mans man, cooler than the other side of the pillow.

 

Josh set the tone and was a joy to hear speak.  He comes off as very thankful for success.  He is very humble.  Before Josh came out, they played the final piece of the “Incident” scene before and after Jack drop the nuke into the swan tunnel.  Josh came out soon after.  His entrance was just that : a presence of stardom.  He took over the room without effort.  He pointed in the crowd to some old friends that he hadn’t seen since his early days of acting class.   Josh talked about his acting appraoch in doing intense  scenes,  what the Lost set is like (laughter, scrabble and farts),  he explained in detail his scene with Elisabeth Mitchell, talked about what to expect if you are a guest star on Lost, lack of rehearsal time, protecting yourself on the set, responsibility of Jack Bender as a director, his new baby, life after Lost, and much much more.

Listen to my podcast as I give my recount the evening and answer the question,  Who is Josh Holloway? :

HEATH SOLO’S NIGHT WITH JOSH HOLLOWAY

 

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Josh, Tom and student.

 

 I was so eager to talk about Josh in my podcast that I edited some great comments out about actor/coach Tom Ardavany.  After listening to the podcast,  I realized that I totally left out some important stuff about Tom.  Coming tomorrow will be my write up on what I learned. I suggest you attend one of Tom’s actor series specials as you can learn so much about the world of being an actor.  Tom, thank you so much for the opportunity.

On June 8th, 2009 I recorded my Top 10 favorite TV shows of all-time on the podcast :

The Film List : Episode 8

I read off the synopsis of each show, taked about some of my favorite scenes and episodes, and those personal experiences that go a long with it.  My criteria for selecting my Top 10 TV shows ;

1.   The Series must be finished.  Their run has to be over.  Unfinished shows that would have made my top 10 as of now : Lost, 24, and Law and Order.

2.   I had to have seen every episode.

3.   The series finale plays a strong part in the Top 10 process.

However, since the  podcast airdate, there was a show that I just totally forgot.  The show’s name is : Alias by JJ Abrams.  I just had one of those brain freezes and totally forgot to include it.  I can’t believe I forgot.  So here is what I’m going to do.  I will do a podcast in the near future.  I will count down my Top 20 TV shows of all time for my 20th episode of The Film List.  But i will change the criteria.  I will include shows that haven’t finished.  There are a few shows that no matter what happens, they will be in.  So look for this podcast to premiere in September 2009.  SO, as of June 8th, 2009 here is my  Top 10 shows of all-time as told on The Film list.

Heath Solo’s Top 10 TV shows : The 1st Draft :

10.    The Twilight Zone :  debuted on Oct 2, 1959.    5 seasons – 156 episodes, one movie – Twilight Zone : The Movie.  Also a reboot of the series in the late 80s.

  9.     Three’s Company :  debuted March 15, 1977   8 seasons – 174 episodes and 2 spin-offs : Three’s A Crowd and The Ropers.  Based on the British series Man of the House.

Hanging at the Regal Beagle...

Hanging at the Regal Beagle...

   8.    Magnum P.I.: debuted on December 11, 1980.  8 seasons – 162 episodes.

   7.    21 Jumpstreet :  debuted on April 12, 1987.   5  seasons – 105 episodes.  one spin-off : Booker with Richard Grieco.

   6.    Cheers:  debuted on September 20 1982.  11 seasons – 270 episodes.  Passed 21 Jumpstreet in this slot because of the strength of  the finale.

   5.    Spenser : For Hire :  debuted on September 20, 1985   3 seasons – 65 episodes.   5 TV movies.  One spin-off :  A Man Called Hawk.

Hawk and Spenser

Hawk and Spenser

   4.    The X-Files :  debuted on  September 10, 1993.   9 seasons – 200 episodes and 2 films : Fight The Future  and  I Want To Believe.   One spin-off : The Lone Gunmen.  The series Millennium wrapped up it’s series on an episode of the X-files and Richard Belzer reprised his role of Detective Munch (Homicide and Law and Order : SVU) on an episode.

   3.   Family Ties :  debuted on September 22 1982.  7 seasons  – 176 episodes.  One spin-off :  The Art of Being Nick.

Ties of the Family

Ties of the Family

   2.    Batman : debuted on January 12, 1966.   3 seasons – 120 episodes.  Aired 2 episodes on back to back nights per week.   One Movie : Batman : The Movie was a summer blockbuster after season 1.

   #1 show of all-time (soon to be replaced by Lost once it’s finished :

     THE WIRE :  debuted on  June 2, 2002.   5 seasons – 60 episodes.  Probably the best TV show ever made.  The series finale was the best finale I have ever seen.

They put the actor in acting.

They put the actor in acting.

X-Files season 1 episode guide and ratings :

Currently I’ve started an X-File rewatch.  I’m starting with season 1 and I’m going to continue to the end of the series.  I will also watch the 2 X-Files films : Fight the Future and I Want to Believe. After I’ve completed watching a season, I’m going to talk about that particular season on THE FILM LIST podcast.   AGENT DONALD from Re-opening the X-files podcast, Anna In Indiana,  Agent Shadow and Agent JD Man  join me on The Film List podcast on Thursday July 2nd 4pm est on talk shoe to talk  about season 1.   Dowloaded the episode on itunes or click here to listen : X-Files season 1 podcast.

I will also give each episode my rating out of 10.  I will save my discussion of why for the podcast.  Here are the ratings so far :

episode 01 : “Pilot”   rating (9.6 out of 10) 
First episode of this amazing 9 year run premiered on September 10, 1993.    Special Agent Dana Scully is partnered with Special Agent Fox “Spooky” Mulder to validate his work on a special project called The X-Files. While he is a believer in the paranormal, fueled by a lost memory where his sister was abducted by aliens; she is a scientist and prefers to look for rational, logical explanations. Their first case takes them to Oregon, to investigate the unsolved deaths of several high school classmates, which Mulder believes are linked to an alien abduction. 
 
episode 02 : “Deep Throat” (9.6)
Mulder and Scully head to Ellens Air Force Base to investigate the mysterious case of a military test pilot who disappeared after experiencing strange psychotic behavior. While on the case, Mulder meets a mysterious man dubbed ‘Deep Throat’, who claims to have classified information about his investigations into the paranormal.
Deep Throat, great episode.

episode 03 : “Squeeze” (9.1)

One of Scully’s friends from the FBI academy, now working in the Violent Crimes Unit, asks her to assist him on a homicide investigation involving no clear point of entry. Mulder realizes that this is similar to a series of X-Files case that have occurred every thirty years, and joins in the investigation to stop the latest cycle.

episode 04 : “Conduit” (8.6) 

As Section Chief Blevins expresses his concern with the direction of the X-Files department, Mulder becomes obsessed with solving a case that closely parallels an ‘encounter’ he experienced as a child… the abduction of his kid sister, Samantha.

episode 05 : “The Jersey Devil” (9.2)

Mulder’s trip to Atlantic City doesn’t take him to the glittering casinos or luxury hotels. Instead, he plays a dangerous game of hunter-and-hunted with the maneater that haunts the back alleys and woods surrounding the city. However, it’s not long before even Scully, the eternal skeptic, is lured back by the mounting evidence Mulder manages to drag out of tourist-wary local law enforcement agencies.

episode 06 : “Shadows” (8.1)

When an unseen force commits several murders where a young woman is present, Mulder suspects that it is the spirit of the woman’s former boss protecting her, while Scully believes the boss merely faked his own death.

episode 07 : “Ghost In The Machine” (8.3)

A new intelligence gropes its way to life in the depths of wires and circuit boards – only to find itself perched on the edge of immediate extinction. When it fights back, killing Mulder’s former partner in the process, he and Scully must find a way past its considerable defences.

X-Files episode "Ghost In The Machine" 

episode 08 : “ICE” (9.8)

When an Arctic research team mysteriously kills each other and themselves only days after drilling deeper into the ice than ever before, Mulder and Scully accompany a team of doctors and scientists to investigate. They discover an organism which infects living creatures and amplifies the host’s feeling of anger and paranoia, and the new team starts to deteriorate as they wonder who among them are killers.

episode 09 : “Space” (7.5)

Mulder and Scully are contacted by a communications specialist from NASA who shows them evidence of sabotage in the space programme. Mulder’s youthful hero-worship is shaken by the apparent involvement of a high-ranking astronaut.

episode 10 : “Fallen Angel” (9.3)

When a tract of lonely woodland is cordoned off between laser fences, and rapidly changing explanations are rampant, Mulder’s curiosity carries him beyond the bounds of official jurisdiction-and into the middle of a UFO cleanup. Scully’s attempts to protect Mulder from himself are only marginally successful, and neither agents seem capable of protecting the one innocent on the scene- Max Fenig.

episode 11 : “EVE” (9.3)

When two fathers on opposite sides of the country are unexplainably murdered at the exact same time in the exact same way, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate. When they discover that both of the fathers eight-year-old daughters are identical twins, they realize that something even stranger is going on.

episode 12: “Fire” (8.7)

When an old Oxford girlfriend of Mulder’s asks for his help in an international case concerning the unexplainable execution of several British dignitaries they encounter an assassin who can produce fire from his bare hands.

episode 13 : “Beyond The Sea” (9.5)

Scully has a brush with the paranormal when her recently deceased father appears to her in a vision. Meanwhile, Mulder becomes a skeptic when a death row inmate he helped send to prison claims to be a psychic and offers to lead the agents to a serial killer.

episode 14 : “Gender Bender” (9.2)

Mulder and Scully investigate a series of murders where the suspect seems to be both male and female. Their investigation leads them to the small town of Stevenston, Massachusetts, where a group called the Kindred have set up a village back in the woods.

episode 15 : “Lazarus” (9.1)

When FBI Agent Jack Willis is shot during a bank robbery, Agent Scully takes drastic steps to resuscitate him while the bank robber, Warren Dupre dies on the operating table. Afterward, Agent Willis begins to exhibit behavior strangely reminiscent of Dupre.

episode 16 : “Young at Heart” (9.4)

Mulder becomes the target of someone from his past, John Barnett, a jewelry store robber with an itchy trigger finger that Mulder sent to prison when he first joined the Bureau. The only problem is that Barnett died four years ago.

episode 17 : “E.B.E.” (9.4)

A dramatic increase in UFO sightings and a bizarre attack on a transport truck convince Mulder that he’s on the trail of a live alien being covertly transported cross-country. For her part, Scully, equally wary of the involvement of the Lone Gunmen as she is of Deep Throat, suspects a rather more earthly explanation.

episode 18 : “Miracle Man” (7.9)

A rash of deaths under the Miracle Ministry’s traveling tent brings Scully and Mulder into the realm of miracles and shysters. When Samuel, reputed raiser of the dead and healer of the sick, indicates he has some knowledge of Mulder’s long lost sister, Scully’s convinced the young man is setting them up. Mulder isn’t so sure.

episode 19 : “Shapes” (9.1)

Mulder and Scully travel to an American Indian reservation to investigate the death of an Indian man who was mistaken for a wild animal and may have been the legendary Manitou, a man who can shapeshift into a beast.

episode 20 : “Darkness Falls” (9.7)

When a group of loggers in the Washington State National Forest disappear in the same way that another group disappeared 50 years ago, Mulder and Scully go along to investigate and find themselves trapped in a cabin surrounded by flesh eating insects that only attack at night.

Great episode with 'Losts' Titus Welliver 

episode 21 : “Tooms” (9.4)

Eugene Tooms, the genetic mutant, is released from the sanitarium and Mulder becomes personally involved to ensure that he is caught in the act of getting the last human liver he needs to go into hibernation for another 30 years.

episode 22 : “Born Again” (8.0)

After a detective and his former partner die in unexplained circumstances, the accidents are linked to a little girl who witnessed both deaths and Mulder believes that she may be the reincarnation of a policeman murdered by his colleagues.

episode 23 : “Roland” (7.4)

When a series of murders occur among a group of scientists working on advanced propulsion technology, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate. All evidence seems to point to the janitor Roland, who is mentally handicapped.

episode 24 : Season 1 Finale : “The Erlenmeyer Flask”  (9.6)

When Deep Throat points out a news story about a fugitive who apparently drowned, Mulder and Scully cannot see what makes the case special but they follow it up anyway. With Deep Throat’s insistence, they discover evidence of secret government project code-named Purity Control, which uses human test subjects and infects them with extraterrestrial DNA. However, the evidence and everyone who has seen it is quickly being eliminated.

Season 1 Total ranking out of 10 :   9.0   A-

 

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