Yeah, yeah, you get your snooty news from the beeb, but I get mine from low-rider Entertainment Weekly. The latest news is that there is a Lost promo showdown (a promodo?) between a Spanish network and the good ol’ USA! USA! USA!
The first contestant combines a montage of the past and present (or flashback or alternate reality or who the crack knows) characters to the tune of “Amazing Grace.” Whether that song is performed by Willie Nelson (as it is here) or by Mel Gibson (as it is here … with help), the words and the history behind it give me chills. Bonus points for the shivers caused by the not at all ironic one-two punch of the hope of salvation and the line “I once was LOST …”
The second contestant features Radiohead’s “Everything in its Right Place,” a song I adored back in the day and was pleased to have brought back to earworm status today. The heavy-breathing, deep-voiced Spaniard went a little over the top with the chessboard theme and made up footage but, then again, don’t we love overthetoppedness? The answer is “sometimes.” Not sure if this is one of those times.
The island goes to ABC.
Hat tip: EW