The Lost Room

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The Lost Room
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AIRED ON 12/13/2006

Season 1 : Episode 3

Show Summary

Peter Krause (Six Feet Under) heads up the stellar cast of this intriguing new mini-series from the SciFi Channel as Detective Joe Miller, a man desperate to find the one thing he holds most dear in his life: his daughter. Join Miller and other characters and learn about Room 10 at the Sunshine Motel on Route 66, its terrible history, and its supernatural contents that hold the key to his daughter's whereabouts.
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  • I love these mini shows.

    8.0
    If you also love the 3 episodes mini shows and like scify I highly recomend it.
  • Quirky mix of several different shows

    8.0
    I found it... interesting. Kind of a combination of the Friday the 13th TV series, and Heroes. Except instead of people with extraordinary powers, you have people with Objects that give them (sometimes) extraordinary powers.



    I couldn't tell if the writers were trying to set up the main guy as being clever and figuring out various ways to manipulate the powers of the Objects (like using the Room to open the safe and get at the Clock), or they just wanted to make themselves look clever. He'd do something smart, like remember the castle door and bring a spare door knob, but then forget to bring a battery-operated screwdriver.



    It also struck me as Heroes on speed, insofar as they have only six hours to do all their myth building. I suppose when you've got the leisure of a full-season contract you want to take it a little slower, but it'd be interesting seeing them do Heroes as a six-hour mini-series.



    The main leads Kruse and Margulies didn't do much for me, but the secondary characters were quirky enough (Kreutzfeld, Destafano, the Weasel, Wally the bus ticket guy) to keep it interesting. Only Dennis Christopher really annoyed me, but he usually does and it's not like they have to make him up to look older - he already looks like all of his 52 years. I could have also lived without the "frame the main character for murder/kidnapping" angle. seemed more like an excuse for a shootout or car chase every hour, as opposed to the break-in in Part 2, which had a kind of vague Mission: Impossible (with magic) feel to it.



    I guess I'll stick with it for the next two nights--enough there to pique my interest.moreless
  • Paranormal Peyote

    5.0
    Why does such hokum drama get categorized as science fiction? Okay, the story was addictive, but perhaps this show is the ultimate simplest template for magical realism. Pick 20 random household objects, add supernatural powers, shake in a bag with an occasional scientific term ("conservation of the objects" COME ON!), and bake in a few good actors. The result: entertainment that is tasty to chew, but has the texture of rough gravel when you try to swallow. Yet I must say I was drawn in by the underlying motivation and magic, so luckily it's a meal you can chew for a short period before spitting it out.moreless
  • Awesome show!! My only one complaint is...it ended too soon.

    8.5
    The series was great, with a lot of thrills and suspense but the problem with the series was that it ended unfinished. Don't get me wrong, all the episodes where great. The problem was that it left a lot of questions unanswered and some actions and problems unfinished. How the series ended would be great to end a season...but not the series. In my opinion, they should do at least two or three more episodes to complete what was left unfinished. But in general, "The Lost Room" is an excellent Sci-Fi series. It is very original and it will keep you hooked up 'till the end.moreless
  • A superb programme that has many thrills and spills centring around a strong plot line.

    10
    I recently bought the first season on DVD having watched it on sky a few years ago. The whole programme is superb, right from its electrifying start all the way through to it's stunning conclusion.



    The six part (on sky it was three 2 hour parts) mini-series has great character development, a strong plot line through the series as well as in each episode and kept me desperate to watch the next episode.



    Everyone I've watched this with had been grabbed by it and loved it! I'm guessing it didn't get the promotion it should! I think it's sad that there hasn't been an announcement for a follow up, but this series really does stand up for itself and is well worth the £12 you can pick it up for :)moreless
  • FINALLY! SEASON 3 OF ENTOURAGE HAS ARRIVED. IF ARI'S HILARIOUSLY MANIC, CYNICAL WITTICISMS AREN'T YOUR THING, TRY THE SURREAL CREEPINESS OF TWIN PEAKS. DIVE INTO THE MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE OF THE LOST ROOM AND LAW & ORDER. IF YOUR HUMOR TENDS TO BE ON THE ECCENTRIC SIDE, TRY THE PLACID PACE AND DEADPAN SATIRE OF TOM GOES TO THE MAYOR.

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      Anyone know if this is ever going to change into a full fledged show? I thought it was good enough with enough plot devices to be...
      04/03/11
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    • very sloppy show,
      now some of u may say its because they didnt have enough time or whatever but i think its just bad writing.now i like the mini, iv...
      12/14/09
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    • Has anyone picked up The Lost Room DVD?
      The DVD for The Lost Room just came out April 3rd, 2007. I didn't even know that it was coming out yet, but I saw it at Best Buy a...
      06/10/09
      3
    • Theme Song
      What is the title of the opening song and who is it by? Thanks!
      05/22/08
      2
    • Suggestions
      after The Occupant said that every object that is destroyed got replaced with other i started to wonder something...Miller killed ...
      03/27/08
      1
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    Categories

    Fantasy, Science Fiction

    Themes

    Time Travel, Thrillers