Ross and Rachel. Carrie and Big. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now for the 16 couples in our “He’s Her Lobster” conference. READ FULL STORY
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In honor of March Madness, EW is launching a tournament to determine the Greatest TV Couple of All Time. But before we can finalize the brackets, we are turning to you, our hopeless TV romantic readers, to decide which five couples — all part of a love triangle on their respective shows — make it out of a qualifying round to fill the final slots. Today, we’re debating Sawyer & Kate versus Sawyer & Juliet on Lost.
On a mysterious island filled with troubled protagonists with noble aspirations and daddy issues, no one could ever compete with James “Sawyer” Ford. As played by Josh Holloway, Sawyer was introduced as the area bad dude: a criminal con man who set himself up as the looter kingpin in the early days after the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. But the character became so much more: A vengeful orphan with a heart of gold, his evolution from scalawag to hero provided Lost with one of its most intriguing character arcs. READ FULL STORY
'Cult' series premiere react: Getting lost in a trippy cult pop thriller about trippy cult pop thrillers
The CW’s new meta-mystery Cult brings us into a world that most visitors to this website happen to know pretty well: The realm of overly obsessive pop culture fandom. It’s a sometimes fun, sometimes scary, always interesting shadowland where enthusiasm for fantasy takes the most peculiar forms: Ardent ‘shipping, colorful cosplay, mad theorizing by know-it-all bloggers who give themselves fake PhDs and are rarely correct about anything. (Such hacks! Such frauds!) Created by Farscape’s Rockne S. O’Bannon, a scribe with genre smarts who clearly knows much about the benefits and beautiful weirdness of fandom, Cult imagines a culture where a show called “Cult” airs on The CW and seems to be having a seriously adverse if not deadly affect on its most ardent viewers. (Like we said: Meta.) READ FULL STORY
The Accused: “Exposé,” an episode from the third season of Lost which focused entirely on the much-despised new characters Nikki and Paulo.
The Crimes: The first half of Lost‘s third season incited a now-legendary storm of fan rage. The show had plenty of legitimate problems. Half of the characters were imprisoned, for reasons that were initially nebulous and then just stupid. The mysterious Others were suddenly characters, and they were almost uniformly boring. Mr. Eko got killed by a giant smoke fist. Bai Ling happened. ABC made the curious decision to split the show’s run, with six episodes airing in autumn and the rest airing in the spring; the six autumn episodes were some of the show’s worst. (And while anti-Lost sentiment festered on the internet, NBC’s Heroes seemed to offer a younger, faster serialized alternative.) READ FULL STORY
First look at the poster for Broadway's 'Picnic' with 'Lost' star Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan -- EXCLUSIVE
Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan get close — Nicholas Sparks-movie close — in the brand-new poster for the Broadway-bound revival of Picnic, William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer-winning drama about steamy passions in the mid-20th-century American heartland. Stan, a Gossip Girl alum who appeared in Captain America and last summer’s USA miniseries Political Animals, plays a handsome young drifter who crashes a Labor Day picnic in a small town — and catches the attention of the beautiful but innocent Madge Owens (played by Grace, a Lost alum who most recently reprised her role as Liam Neeson’s daughter in Taken 2). The limited-run play, directed by Sam Gold, begins previews Dec. 14 before a Jan. 13 opening at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre.
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In next month’s issue of Men’s Fitness, Matthew Fox speaks candidly about his recent DUI and accusations that he assaulted a female bus driver while he was in Cleveland filming Alex Cross. The allege victim in the August 2011 incident eventually dropped her case, but in May, his former Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan piled on, posting on Twitter that Fox “beats women.” Sources close to Fox shot down the claims, but the actor never released a statement himself.
“It’s been a long, trying year of sitting on my hands on a lot of negative sh-t said about me, when they’re the furthest things from who I am,” said Fox. “That I beat a woman in Cleveland when in fact I was assaulted by a man and did nothing but retaliate against him? The 46 years I’ve been breathing on this planet, I have never hit a woman before. Never have, never will.” READ FULL STORY
This week marked exactly two years since ABC’s serialized cult-pop drama Lost went off the air with a series finale that featured a heady mix of philosophy, spiritualism, ambiguous metaphors, and amnesia-curing smooches. The two-year anniversary of anything is not typically a time for celebration. But Lost dominated internet culture in its heyday, and the anniversary offered fans a moment to once again talk about a show that dominated the cultural conversation of the late ’00s. In our new podcast, me and Lost mega-guru Jeff Jensen talk about the show. We also offer a list of our respective top three non-Lost serialized shows. Some of our choices might surprise you! (Fair warning: Some of our choices will just not surprise you at all.)
Are we still talking about Lost?! Well, executive producer Damon Lindelof still is. In a lengthy interview with The Verge, Lindelof addressed fan dissatisfaction with the supernatural saga’s polarizing ending in 2010. I’m not entirely sure whether fans are “still disappointed” about the ending, save for the grudge-holding few, but despite the untimeliness of the discussion, Lindelof provides some curious defenses to the interviewer’s extensive questioning about the show’s ending and legacy.
Though it actually launched on Oct. 9, 1986, Fox is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a primetime extravaganza featuring such stars of yesteryear as Calista Flockhart, Gabrielle Carteris, Ian Ziering, and David Faustino. Before tomorrow night’s broadcast, we thought it appropriate to take a look back at how the network has changed the pop culture landscape in the last quarter century. READ FULL STORY
It seems like some folks have found a way to pass the time until movie-event The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20: Check the IMDb page for it obsessively. (Okay, phew, Anne Hathaway is still there.)
Christopher Nolan’s final installment of his Batman saga has topped IMDb.com‘s most-viewed list for Anticipated In-Production Movies. While it’s certainly no big surprise that that particular film tops that list (I wonder how many visitors went to the Quotes section to figure out what Bane is saying), it is somewhat jarring to see other biggies like The Hunger Games and Prometheus being out-searched by the likes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Battleship. (Does that mean it will be — forgive me — a hit?)
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