007 – Intelligence, “Pilot”

regrettably, josh holloway does not play a man-spider on this show

regrettably, josh holloway does not play a man-spider on this show

Allow your mind to drift back to the fall of 2004. A new show was about to debut that would change the shape of American television for the next several years. Networks would move away from procedurals in favor of the more serialized fare that had quietly been gaining traction on lesser channels. That show was Lost, and not only did it expose audiences to some truly great storytelling (for a couple seasons, at least), it also exposed us to Josh Holloway as Sawyer, the enigmatic grifter involved in the show’s central love triangle. Holloway was one of the show’s breakout stars; some people liked him because he was super smooth, some people liked him because he was sexy, I personally liked him because he would be perfect for the role of Gambit from the X-Men (a role he still hasn’t received for some crazy goddamn reason). After wrapping Lost¬†Holloway has been largely absent from mainstream consciousness. Until now. He’s back, baby. But is it with a bang, or a bomb?

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