"ABC announced this week that it has renewed LOST for a fourth season. Said the show's writers, "Oh, crap.""
"A story thatís made entirely of hooks simply begins to sting; thereís never any fish to cook."
— Phil Sandifer on (you guessed it) Lost
"When 52 came out, it was supposed to bridge the gap in DCís ďOne Year LaterĒ gimmick, in which, after Infinite Crisis, all of DCís books jumped ahead a year, and there was a mystery created about what had taken place in that gap. At the time, I actually thought this was an exciting notion. You open the new Batman, and Harvey Bollock is back, and Harvey Dent is Gothamís protector, and youíre wondering, Ooh, how on earth did that happen? Structurally, itís a clever idea for a mystery. Then, these things were supposed to unfold within the storyline of 52, with, one would hope, exciting and surprising answers."
"Then 52 proceeded to answer none of those questions."
"Whatever. I've learned my lesson. I've grown up. I'm less naive. I now know how television writing works. Get the cliffhanger image, work backward from there, don't worry about the resolution. Resolution doesn't sell ads. Once LOST is over there's no more ads to sell".
"The second episode [of Alcatraz] ended with what can only be described as the typical supposedly mind-fuck Lost-type twist - and I would've been more excited about that if Lost ever managed to actually explain/clear up it's shit in a satisfying way."