"Lights Out" throws a knockout punch

As soon as possible, every ambitious TV series must produce what I call a "Get on the Train" episode -- an episode that demonstrates mastery not just of the medium itself, but the show's dramatic raw material: its characters, story and themes. An installment that confirms beyond a doubt that the people who make the show know what they're doing and what they're trying to say, and can put it all across with discipline and panache. When you've seen an episode like this, you decide to get on the train and see where it takes you.   Read More...



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