Saturday, July 09, 2005

[How to: TV] Easy Continuity

Everwood and Lost appear really good at giving us episodes dealing with issues we want to see, exactly when we want to see them. Here’s the trick, as far as I can tell:

Hint at it one episode before.

For instance, in Lost, Jack didn’t want to speak at the memorial service. It wasn’t a huge thing but it drew attention to how he didn’t want to adopt a leader role. Next ep? Foregrounded that issue.

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