It's no surprise that if there was a character you wanted to play when Lost first started, it would be Sawyer (or Locke). Thirteen audition tapes from the original cast (minus Terry O'Quinn) have landed online and it's fascinating to see Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, and Dominic Monaghan all try out for the character. Of course, when you see Josh Holloway's audition, it's hard to imagine that he didn't get the role in the room. One of the most impressive aspects of Lost is that it's been able to maintain the strength of its best characters (or at least my personal favorites). Sawyer, Locke, Ben, and Hurley have been fantastic throughout the run of the series. But watching these tapes, the biggest challenge is in seeing the actors play. To Read More Click Here .
The end of "Lost" is numbered by days and a preview from the series finale has been released. "The end is a statement that can be both thrilling and bittersweet," the narrator says, adding that Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley and Locke will be there for the finale farewell. In order to tie all loose ends, creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have made a deal with ABC to extend it to two and a half hours instead of the original two hours. The finale is thus a five-and-a-half-hour event on May 23, beginning at 7 P.M. with "Lost: The Final Journey" and ending at 1 A.M. with "Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Aloha to Lost". The cast of "Lost" made a special farewell video to mark the end of the series. The footage was played during ABC's upfront presentation at NYC's Lincoln Center on Tuesday, May 18. E! reported Matthew Fox said, "I couldn't have imagined it ending in such a beautiful way," while Evangeline Lilly said, "I came here as one person. I leave as another. I will be eternally grateful." One useful hint to figure out how the finale will go comes from Lilly who said, the series will end with the "six people who took you on this journey." Source & Preview
The Jack Shephard Farewell Tour continued last night on Late Night, one evening after revealing to David Letterman that the Lost series finale would not pull a Newhart it-was-all-a-dream stunt. It began rather awkwardly, with Fallon congratulating Fox on his Saturday Night Live episode - from four years ago - and then asking the actor about his childhood growing up on a Wyoming ranch. It felt like an uncomfortable first date, with Fallon paying rapt attention as Fox talked about his Economics degree from Columbia. To Read More Click Here .
Extended sneak peek clip from the SERIES finale of Lost. Click me!
As usual the footage offers no clue about the May 23 episode but Evangeline Lilly does say the show will conclude with six people who take viewers on the journey in the first place. Read more.
Wondering how to fuel your imagination once Lost ends? Luckily, the show leaves behind a long and wonderful reading list. Lost's writers (and avid readers) have used books to build and subvert expectations, introduce the island's mysteries, and define characters. Sawyer's love of reading was our first tip-off that he had the intellect for long cons. The show feels designed with readers in mind: The more you read, the better your odds of catching its many winks and allusions. Here are just 13 books that have been crucial to Lost: To Read More Click Here .
Given all the time Lost has spent lately on Jacob (Mark Pellegrino) and the Man in Black (Terry O'Quinn), you might think they're the key to the show or something. They're not. "It would be mis-categorizing to think this is the epitome of what Lost is," executive producer Damon Lindelof tells TVGuide.com. "Obviously the island was there before these babies were born, and lots of things were going on before they came there. What those stories are isn't relevant to the story we told, which is the crash of Oceanic 815 and what the ultimate fates of the survivors are." To Read More Click Here .
I just realized it now: we only have three and a half hours of Lost left. Ever. Tonight the series' penultimate episode airs, and after what transpired in "Across the Sea," it seems that more things will make sense. Consider the promos for the episode: all those reflection scenes in the flash-sideways! Also consider the name of tonight's episode: "What They Died For." It seems that we will get happy endings for the dead, much like what many of us thought when Sun and Jin died a few weeks back--that their romance will continue in the alternate timeline with a marriage in the United States and a baby on the way. But will it be a happy ending for everyone? It could be for Sawyer and Kate, who are being brought together by fate over there. It could be for Sayid, who, last we heard, was arrested for killing Keamy and Omar. It surely is for Hurley, who finally went on a date with Libby, and for Desmond, who integrates the timelines when he meets Penny. To Read More Click Here .
On last nightâs Late Show, Matthew Fox - shiny suit and boots! - swung by to talk about the fever pitch of anticipation around the showâs finale. As David Letterman insisted last week to Evangeline Lilly - âa lovely young woman,â the host said obliviously, âwhoâs always on the show all the timeâ - the only ending heâll accept is a dream sequence. âThe only way this show will make any sense is if someone goes âWake up, wake up,ââ he told Fox. âAnd you go âoh, oh, weâre landing in Cincinnati.â I will accept nothing other than that.â Fox did give us one spoiler: Cincinnati will play no part in the series finale. Check out the video: To Read More Click Here .
Welcome to a new week of TV! Finales Schedule Check out this week's finales here and keep track of all the upcoming finales on our complete finale schedule list . Finales I'm Psyched for This Week As usual when finale time comes around, I'm like a kid in a candy store - just spinning in circles, overwhelmed, excited, and I want it all!! Last week had a good amount of finales, but for my TV tastes, this week is what I'm talkin about. As you can see from the list post noted above, there are plenty more finales than I'm about to gush about, but these are my most thrilling ones of the week! Gossip Girl - Honestly, I'm kind of over Gossip Girl, but it's one of those shows I'm going to keep watching until the bitter end. I recently caught up on the last few episodes and I hate to admit it, but I'm feeling very invested in the Chuck-Blair outcome in the finale tonight. They're the only reason I actually still like the show, and at this point, they've gone back and forth between being together and not enough times that this seems like the ultimate choice. If they don't get back together now, they cannot get back together. Ever. Or at least in the next few seasons. And that, my friends, is just unacceptable in my book. While we're on the subject, check out my top 10 OMFG Gossip Girl scandals and watch the finale tonight! House - House has been one of my top favs since I caught up marathon-style about two seasons ago, so I can't help but get excited for what looks like an epic House finale. My only concern here is that they gave us reason to doubt if they could carry on from last season's finale as Dr. House went to the mental institution, but since I re-fell in love with the show this past fall for rockin' that whole possibly disastrous storyline, I'm worried that they used all their powers to make that awesome, and have no further plans. Hence, perhaps, the random traumatic accident finale. But I still have faith in this show, so here's hoping this finale will not just be a big accident-focused finale to distract from the fact that they have no exciting plot to work with for a big finale. 90210 - Ooo! Ooo! Is it finally time to wrap up the Jasper storyline? Tell me it's so, CW!! I have liked this show more than I planned to this season, so I'm very much looking forward to some exciting finale developments around my fav couple, Adrianna and Navid, plus I CANNOT wait for the weakest link of this season, Jasper, to just go away, but hopefully with a splash that will leave us hanging on what will happen to Annie. Finally. Modern Family - I. love. Modern Family. In the case of a half hour comedy that's not plot-driven, it's hard to look forward to a finale because it just means the end of hilariousness for three months, and not a big sendoff since it's hard for them to make much todo about silliness. But I feel like the last few episodes of this one have been especially strong, and really every episode for its entire first season has been strong, so while the finale probably won't pull out any shockers, I'm looking forward to a little extra finale-style effort that will definitely be sitting on my DVR for re-watching as long as possible! NBC Thursday Comedies - Usually I would just say I'm looking forward to The Office finale, but considering the letdown Office has been since Jim and Pam's wedding, I've been only enjoying it as part of the NBC Thursday comedy line-up. Right now my favorite is actually Parks & Recreation with 30 Rock a little bit in its own realm, but perhaps a second at this point. Community has surprised me with some great episodes recently too, making the four show line-up all worth looking forward to as a whole this week to see how they round out their overall fun seasons. Lost - Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!! Don't forget, Losties! While this one still has a new episode inbetween now and its finale, I'm focused on the finale since they seem to be saving all the really big stuff for the final, giant episode. I want answers, people. Do you think we'll get any? Any way about it, I'll be thrilled just to see how this entire TV phenomenon turns out... as long as it's not all a dream. What finales are you most looking forward to this week? The SideReel Editorial Team is on Twitter! Follow Kendra @sidereelKendra Follow Rachel @sidereelRachel Follow Alex @sidereelAlex Follow Dom @animereel You can also follow us on Twitter @sidereel for the big SideReel happenings and become a fan on Facebook . Last Week's Editorial Columns Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Finale Fever, Exciting Eps & What Shows May Lose Me Post-Finale Alex's Reality Rant: My Top 8 Most Embarrassing Reality Show Secrets Revealed