The Lost Room: The Key and the Clock (series premiere)
(S01E01) I know I've already given my thoughts on this show when I posted my 'early look' post last month, so I don't want to get too repetitive. The first thing I want to point out again is that this show is being shown as a one-shot deal, meaning it's showing more like a mini-series, one that will have a resolution at its end, not to return for another season. So don't be confused with my following our episode numbering format.
Like I said in my preview post, the one big gripe I have about this show is that I find it's predictable. It's strange calling this show predictable when it's just so ... odd. Some readers mentioned that the premise sounds very much like Friday the 13th: The Series. I never did catch that show, but in reading its premise I can see how it sounds uncannily similar:
- Objects with mystical powers must be returned to the source.
- The objects are indestructible.
- People who have one of the objects use it for personal gain.
- Some objects are seemingly useless unless used in a specific way.
The most powerful item in the "lost room" is the key, we quickly learn. And the show's writers seem to have thought about what loopholes viewers might come up with and seem to have addressed most of them, such as what doors the key works on and which ones it does not work on. You'll see more of that in future episodes.
What I'm wondering right now is why Fisher doesn't attempt to leave the room through the window, though I guess it's possible the window's unbreakable. Doesn't hurt to try, and it's early yet.
I really like the idea of a one-season series or at least one that has an end in sight. This show has a good dose of sci-fi with a dash of humor here and there. I'm definitely interested to see how the shoe plays out, and I'm reasonably sure Sci-Fi won't just shitcan this show before it ends like some other networks might.
What're your thoughts on the show so far?
(Side note: The press kit for this show included a motel key just like the one pictured. Pretty cool!)