[TV on DVD] [Serenity]

Yesterday I finished the first season of “Oz”, which could teach “Lost” a thing or two about the use of flashbacks. That’s not really fair — flashbacks serve different roles in the two shows. “Lost” should really learn more from “Veronica Mars”. Not that I’ve managed to see much this season, but that’s beside the point.

But ragging on “Lost” is just too darn easy anyway. I’m working my way back through “Wonderfalls”, which is a gem, and thus, of course, was cancelled. My FOX rage knows no bounds. I’ve been disproportionately upset about the recent cancellation of “Kitchen Confidential”. I think it’s just all the FOX rage built up and exploded there. Of -course- it didn’t get the ratings. It wasn’t promoted, it ran four episodes cut through with a six week hiatus, and really, did they ever intend to keep it, or did they always mean to cut it for still more “American Idol”? I have to wonder.

Speaking of shows FOX screwed over, I watched Serenity with commentary this afternoon. I’ve been working on my year-in-film post for the primary journal (which is why I started this one — I discovered I have a terrible memory for what films I manage to see let alone what I thought about them) and of it I ask what other film was so highly anticipated and -still- managed to totally blow me away. None, that’s what. And I always dig on Joss commentary, not because I necessarily agree with everything he has to say, but because he does have a lot of interesting things to say about writing and narrative and the creative process. So there you go.