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The Lost Room 1 Season 2006

Amazon Instant Video

Season 1
(97) IMDb 8.5/10

1. The Key and The Clock AGES_12_AND_OVER

Detective Joe Miller finds himself on a case involving two men that are found burned to death in a pawn shop, apparently involving a mysterious key and a deal gone bad. After receiving the key, Joe discovers that it is just one of nearly one hundred objects with supernatural powers and a link to a hidden motel room.

Starring:
Peter Krause,Julianna Margulies
Runtime:
1 hour, 23 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction
Director Craig R. Baxley
Starring Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies
Supporting actors Peter Jacobson, Elle Fanning, Kevin Pollak
Season year 2006
Network Lionsgate
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Sam Tyler on 18 Oct. 2007
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Joe Miller is a Pittsburgh detective not unlike any other. He lives alone with his young daughter and must struggle to balance his police work with family life. However, an underground world is opened to him when he is asked to investigate a particularly mysterious murder site. Two men are dead, each one seems to have been welded into the walls, how could this be? The prime suspect is on the run, but every time someone gets near him he seemingly vanishes. Joe finds himself spiralling deeper into a supernatural world when his family is threatened. What is the lost room and why are people so obsessed by a simple motel key?

`The Lost Room' is one of the freshest and best science fiction shows that I have seen in a long time. At only 4 hours this mini-series crams in more ideas that all of `Enterprise'. What I loved the best about it was the everyday feel of the characters and situations. There are no aliens here, just normal people trying to deal with situations that they can not possibly understand. It feels like `Lost', but without pretending it's not sci fi. This is how intelligent science fiction should be made with the characters and stories being just as vital as the special effects. Unlike many shows that I love I would have no qualms about recommending this to any lover of American TV shows. It easily transcends its science fiction roots to become just an excellent TV show.

Sammy recommendation
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Adny H on 15 Mar. 2010
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Seriously: ignore the 'related video' on the product page - all it really does is quickly flick through most of the major characters in the miniseries, with a soundbite or two for each... Sure, the basic premise is there (little girl lost in the room) but this is so much more than that... For style, think Lost without the "they're making this up as they go along" or "The X-Files" without the over-reaching rubbish.

This is a great story, nicely told as a miniseries. When it was over, I was torn between wishing that there was a "Season Two" and being glad that there wasn't - not because I didn't want more, but because Season One knew when to stop. Sure, there's plenty of setup for a potential S2 but, tellingly, it's part of S1's story not just some tacked on cliff-hanger.

The lack of cliff-hangers permeates the whole thing, actually. In fact, the miniseries plays very much as one long film broken into episode-sized chunks. That won't do you any favours if you watch it sporadically, but it's superb for watching in big chunks.

Regarding the plot, characters, etc, this miniseries has something rather remarkable: a fantastic plot that doesn't overreach itself, deep, intelligent characters who act intelligently with a wonderful lack of "good vs. bad", good pacing and a coherent story arc.

I wish there was more TV like this.
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103 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Spreadbetter Wannabe on 26 Aug. 2007
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I first heard about The Lost Room through word of mouth, which seems to be the primary method of distribution for this fantastic show as it was criminally under-marketed.
I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of clever, cliffhanger style American dramas such as Prison Break, Lost or Heroes, though The Lost Room is generally a little more sedate than these shows.
I have been fortunate enough to see the whole four and a half hours of The Lost Room in one sitting, not something I would usually undertake, and can say it was one of the most enjoyable televisual experiences I can remember in recent years.
The concept is truly original, if a little strange, but it is testament to the show's compelling story and compassion you feel for the protagonist that you quickly suspend your disbelief at the idea of a wrist watch that can boil an egg or a cufflink that lowers blood pressure (merely throwaway examples) and enjoy the great writing, genuine suspense and intrigue.

This miniseries is crying out to be picked up for a more complete run - the ending, while satisfactory within the story arc, leaves many questions unanswered and the series very open. I urge you and anyone you know who enjoys this kind of thing to purchase this DVD. The show didn't cause enough of a ratings spike in the US to warrant it being immediately snapped up for more episodes, so the networks will be watching the DVD sales carefully.

Even if you don't buy this DVD, please just find a way to see this show and if you like it, tell someone about it, it truly is well worth your time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay on 24 Jan. 2008
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We happened to see this on Sky One and I have to say it was brilliant.

It was divided into 3 episodes and we ended up staying up to watch all 3 together and going to bed after midnight.

Captivating, intriguing and brilliantly written. An absolute must to see.

I haven't wanted to watch the next episode of a series so much as this since Lost season one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Clarke on 1 Nov. 2007
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An excellent mini series this gets 5 stars because it relies on clever writing and a good script, the CGI effects take a back seat and there isn't a reliance on overt violence or morals something wich American programmes usually shove down our throats. I was suprised at just how good it is, it's a cross between 'Sapphire & Steel' and 'Heroes' and much better than the latter series which has dragged on for too long.
If you like original well thought out sci-fi drama than this is for you. If I was the controller at BBC2 it would have been on that Wednesday 9.00 p.m. time slot by now.
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