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Six Degrees Generating No Heat
2006-09-30 21:44
by Jon Weisman

I like Six Degrees. I wish it weren't tanking in the rankings (third at 10 p.m. Thursdays).

It feels almost like Lost without the island - we're getting all the backstories before they get on the plane together. And it works for me.

ABC Entertainment executive vice president Jeff Bader said the network plans to stick with the program, according to Scott Collins of the Times. I don't know if it will help, but I think it deserves a shot in a different time slot before hope is lost.

2006-10-01 01:38:05
1.   Bob Timmermann
But there was no Sarah Vowell in the second episode!
2006-10-01 11:24:28
2.   Greg Brock
It may very well be a good show, but I was just flat turned off by the schmaltzy advertising for it.

It had one of those "Tune in for the show that will change your life/reinforce your faith in the human spirit" vibes to it. Sometimes that's all it takes.

2006-10-01 14:52:32
3.   Jon Weisman
"Kidnapped" proves how you can't trust an ad campaign to communicate the value of a show. Remember: the people doing those campaigns don't do the show.
2006-10-02 00:11:59
4.   Voxter
My major objection to the second episode is the same as Bob's.

I don't know, despite a fabulous cast (between Hope Davis & Campell Scott, they've managed to dig up two of my favorite actors anywhere, totally at random), it's leaving me cold. I'm getting much the same "Lost without the island" feel that you are, but I guess, you know -- "Lost" without the island just ain't "Lost". I suppose it's telling that I've never much cared for any of Abrams' stuff other than "Lost".

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