Saw two more new Lost eps last night. Soooo surprisingly good! The Nikki and Paulo ep (14, I think) was a lot of fun and the ending really haunted me (when she opens her eyes) - I wanted things to turn out differently for those guys, they were interesting. And then a good, solid Kate episode.
The prob with most US drama today, is that they've written themselves into holes. Let's face it, shows like 24 and Lost and Prison Break are built on crazy premises and I often watch them thinking "okay, how're they gonna hold this episode together". Honestly, I'd enjoy Lost more if, at the back of my mind, I wasn't thinking "Ok, why didn't those two guys tell the rest of them what they saw last episode" or "why don't they now live in the abandoned Others' huts"? 24 and Prison Break are also confined by their own nature. Is it so hard to think up a show that isn't so constrained - like Buffy and X-Files used to be?