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The_Swan_logoYes, we are the last people left on earth that haven’t watched Lost.

Thank God for Netflix.  I refuse to invest in shows during their original runs.  I’ve been burned too many times by early cancellations and character-killing contract disputes (yes, Roar, I’m talking about you).  Now I demand that a series survive to its intended conclusion before I commit my very limited free time to watching it.

And, at the risk of sounding like a hopeless dork I will not gush at the overall excellence of the production.  I will, however, say that it is remarkably similar in tone and style to Y: The Last Man, an award-winning graphic novel series by Brian K. Vaughan.  Of course, Vaughan was a writer on Lost, so there is no great surprise there, but it is somehow comforting and familiar.

On the subject of good media, I can’t say enough postive things about this:

Seriously, I have no idea how it took me so long to find Bastille.  Bad Blood is one of those rare, top-to-bottom pieces of absolute art that makes me wish I could rediscover it every single day.

It is a good soundtrack for Kraken, China Mieville’s dense, quirky, theopolitical thriller.  Much as I sometimes feel abused by the man and his insistence on creating an entirely new vocabulary for every novel, I just can’t seem to quit him.