Thursday, March 06, 2008

'Lost' On The Web

Sorry for the delayed post, out sick yesterday and covering a trial today.

My Web master, Ryan Gilchrest, told me he has been catching up with "Lost" (ABC, 9 p.m.) by catching it online at ABC.com. Currently, it's the only show the network is offering in the HD-format.

If you have a fast enough connection, you get the benefit of it being shown full-screen, with terrific clarity and sound. If you don't own a HD television, this is a good way to see what you are missing.

Unfortunately for me, my computer is on the slow end, so when I tried watching the download, it came out choppy in full screen mode (but worked great in small-screen mode). The picture was sharp and the sound was excellent.

"Lost" is one of the few shows I have to watch right when it is being aired, both for obsessive enjoyment and fear of spoilers. But I know a lot of people who do download it, and it might be worth a look if you aren't OCD like me.

Of course, as more and more people catch TV online instead of on their sets, you get an idea as to what the WGA strike was about.

THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: In addition to the Juliet-centric episode of "Lost," ABC also has a new "Eli Stone" at 10 p.m.

"American Idol" (Fox, 8 p.m.) gives us more voting results tonight, followed by a new episode of "New Amsterdam" at 9 p.m., following Tuesday's pilot.

"The Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 9 p.m.) whittles it down to five contestants, followed by "Lipstick Jungle" at 10 p.m.

3 comments:

Jen said...

I watch Lost online all the time, although I haven't tried doing the full screen HD thing. It usually works well, but sometimes the video skips or makes a mistake. The worst was moment when I missed the last minute because my Internet connection decided to fail. (Of course, that wasn't ABC's fault. I blame Cox.)

Anonymous said...

My friend's roommate's cousin waited tables with a guy who set up the craft food tables on the Lost set a few times. Apparantly this guy brought J.J. Abrams a coffee at one point, and when he did, he noticed a torn out page of the script for an upcoming episode sitting next to J.J.'s chair. In the script, according to this guy (I think is name is Bob?) Juliette witnesses a scene where Kate and Claire begin a romantic relationship on the hot, steamy floor of the island jungle. (It occurs to me this would explain why Kate has custody of Claire's baby!)
This will happen in tonight's episode from what I understand!

Phillip Ramati said...

OK, anon, until I see it, let's just say I'm taking that with a grain of salt.

The HD Web stuff is coming to fruition, but I think many people won't get to experience it fully until they get faster computers. But it could change the face of how we schedule TV in the next few years.