Lost: It was a ban that embarrassed the whole team

Created by Jay Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, and Damon Lindelof, the Lost, the Disan team challenged the reality set by the TV station, which conveyed to them and which aggravated both the screenwriters and the actors of the series.

In October 2020, St. New York Comic-ConThe show has seemed a bit unfocused in recent episodes, however;

It was just about dialogue. We felt a little limited by the limited number of exclamation words allowed by national television.

Indeed, national American channels such as NBC or (in this case, Lost) ABC have very strict policies regarding possible obscenity and obscenity on screen. Dissemination of “obscene, vulgar or obscene” content is illegal from 6 am to 10 pm.

The Castaways of Lost

The Definition Official vulgarity on U.S. national television is difficult because, according to the Supreme Court, it refers to any “extremely offensive” language that is considered a public insult. Then a very broad definition.

“It’s ridiculous because they were full of insults while reading the scripts. Kuzi recalls. “Except we can not say certain things on the screen, so the funny thing is that we put them in the description.”

Kuz gave an example to illustrate his point:

It can give you: “Then they will find Lukma, they are surprised and wonder what is in this sea **”.

“We tried to convey the intensity of the scripts to our actors so that they could convey that intensity knowing that they could only say ‘Jandaba’ or ‘Jandaba’ (Jandaba, VO).”[DamnenVO)”[damnenVO)”

The creators of Lost therefore complied with the very strict rules of dialogue allowed on television, but also other obligations, such as cliff hangers during the episode, to stop viewers from taking many commercial breaks, including the length of the season. It went well (25 episodes for 42 minutes for the first season or 23 seasons for 2).

Would the series have a completely different tone to the platform or cable channel with a freer tone and no ad format? We may one day have an answer if ABC starts rebooting!

Source: allocine