ABC Family’s "The Middleman": Impressions
posted 9 years, 7 months ago. by Audibly Lost to ABC, Disney, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Matt Keeslar, Natalie Morales, The Middleman

Earlier this week I received my press kit for The Middleman. As I ripped open the shiny blue packaging I got exited knowing I would not be submitted to the limitations the iTunes version forced upon me as I watched the pilot again.

And it was worth it. Inside the package, among other things, was the DVD containing the said episode of the new ABC Family series created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. Javi, is best known in the Lost fan community for writing such episodes as House Of The Rising Sun and Orientation. He also was a creative force behind The Lost Experience internet game in 2006.

The thing that surprised me most about the show, having never read the comics (The Middleman is based on a comic book series of the same name,) was how funny it was. Staying away from any major spoilers, I’ll just say that the unfolding of the plot is both funny, and compelling.

Wendy Watson (brilliantly played by Natalie Morales) is working as a temp for A.N.D. Laboratories as the pilot opens, however in the course of the episode this all changes after a series of hilarious events, ultimately leading her to accept more permanent employment with The Middleman (Matt Keeslar).

Oh, and you’ll meet a Space Shuttle flying gorilla who has a Scarface poster in his bedroom.

Also, here is an interview with Javier Grillo-Marxuach recorded yesterday on the Shaun OMac Radio Show:

The Middleman premieres this Moday, June 16th at 8pm EST on ABC Family.

"The Middleman" Pilot Free On iTunes
posted 9 years, 7 months ago. by Audibly Lost to ABC, Disney, iTunes, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, The Middleman

UPDATE: Just finished it. Awesome stuff… I found my self cracking up several times. Think Torchwood meets X-Files meets My Name Is Earl Men In Black (because its funny).

Original Post: Javier Grillo-Marxuach’s (Lost writer and producer) The Middleman is set to premiere next week. However, for those that don’t want to wait you can download the pilot for free on iTunes right now.

I’m downloading it as I write this. I’ll let you all know what I think, and I’ll be sure to keep covering The Middleman going into it’s premiere June 16th. Nice to see that some Lost graduates are getting their own shows!

Via MarxWatch and iTunes

"Lost" pr[zero]n Found
posted 9 years, 7 months ago. by Audibly Lost to ABC, CBS, CW, Disney, Flashes Before Your Eyes, Lost, NBC, NBC Universal, Pr0n

Lost pr0n gets around it seems. Apparently the same fake magazine was used both on Lost and on In Plain Sight. I guess once ABC was done with the mag it passed it over to NBC.

So I went back online and grabbed a screen capture of that Playpen magazine which was seen in the final minutes of last night’s premiere of ‘In Plain Sight’. And save for a reworking of the cover script, it looks to be the same issue that Charlie found while rooting about in Sawyer’s stash on ‘Lost’ in “Flashes Before Your Eyes”:

[Far right and left are from ‘Lost’. Center is from ‘In Plain Sight’.]

So I’d say we have a definite crossover. My splainin for the difference in the text? Each issue was geared to a different market in the world. The one we saw from ‘In Plain Sight’ was sold in the Albuquerque area, while Sawyer probably picked his up at the airport in Sydney, Australia.

I can’t imagine what the condition of this magazine is going to be when CBS gets it. And The CW should probably use gloves when it gets around to them, that is if 80% of the pages haven’t been yanked out already.

Via InnerTube

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