I thought he’d prefer ‘Starting Over’

From Andrés Martinez’s last regular op-ed column:

Escapist television is back, in a big way, fueled by last season’s success of “Lost,” probably the best TV drama ever.

But seriously, folks, Martinez makes an important point (well, I don’t know if it’s ‘important’ outside of Burbank, but it is interesting and true): Audiences are drawn to politically-themed shows not by the politics, but because characters with power are inherently dramatically compelling. But mostly I’m just writing this post to justify the silly joke in the header, so I’ll stop now.