Monday, December 11, 2006

Keys, pens and combs: The Lost Room

Today's column was a coin flip between the "HIMYM" Super Bowl rant and reviewing Sci-Fi's new miniseries "The Lost Room," which is quite a lot of weird fun. The short version, as I don't have much time even now: Peter Krause is a cop who stumbles upon a key that can open any door and transport him into a strange motel room, and the key in turn leads him to a series of other "objects" (a microwave-blasting pen, a comb that can freeze time, a teleporting bus ticket) that a variety of whackos and do-gooders (including Kevin Pollak, Dennis Christopher, Roger Bart and Julianna Margulies) are trying to collect.

I haven't seen the third and final installment (and EW says it falls apart there), but for the first two-thirds, at least, it's a very clever, involving bit of skiffy. Check it out if you're so inclined.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, since no one's commented here and I figure I have a good chance of getting your attention, Alan, what do you think of the recent controversy surrounding the "de-gaying" of Zach on Heroes?

Manuel said...

Rumour is the change was made amid pressure from Dekker's people. Quite pathetic, if you ask me.