j.j. abrams


V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014

Idiot Box

Supergirl

“Believe” on NBC

This supernatural drama about a cute li’l girl who has psychic superpowers doesn’t live up to its superstar creators’ reputations.
V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012

Idiot Box

Slow Starter

“Revolution” on NBC

Maybe it’s the approaching end of the Mayan calendar. Perhaps it’s Chuck Norris’ talk about President Obama’s re-election ushering in “a thousand years of darkness.” Whatever the reason, human beings have got the apocalypse on their minds again. Never one to miss a trend, NBC jumps on the doom-and-gloom bandwagon with its new end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it series, “Revolution.”

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V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012

Idiot Box

Jail Broke?

“Alcatraz” on FOX

The first thing everyone points out about FOX’s new series “Alcatraz”—and I guess I’m doing it, too—is that it’s another mysterious, island-based sci-fi series from producer J.J. Abrams (who gave us a little thing called “Lost”). Unless the guy announces he’s rebooting “Fantasy Island” next, I wouldn’t get too worked up about the man’s creative obsessions, though.

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