Even though my school work is making my head hurt and takes a lot of my free time, I still found the opportunity to watch a miniseries starring Peter Krause. The interesting thing about this show is that I hadn’t heard about it and probably wouldn’t have if a friend hadn’t recommended it to me. This is something that surprised me because I have been a fan of Krause ever since I saw him in Six Feet Under (and now on Parenthood). But that aside, I’m pretty happy that I had the chance to watch this show – not my favorite amongst all shows but definitely one that I enjoyed and didn’t feel bad about wasting my time on.
Created by a visual effects specialist Christopher Leone, The Lost Room brings us a sci-fi action story about a room that actually doesn’t exist but which can be entered with a key! The key also is called an object and there is no actual mentioning of how many of these types of objects, that can do things which aren’t explained by the laws of physics, there really are in the world. The whole concept of this miniseries is that Peter Krause’s character looses his daughter to the room and starts to look for her – so it is basically a saving mission during which he finds different objects and meets interesting people.
Many familiar faces from TV are present in this as well but the most pleasing performance next to Krause is Elle Fanning. To be honest, I think Fanning sisters are a strong duo and there is no doubt that these two will make it very far in this industry – both pretty, both brilliant from a young age and both immune to this Hollywood fame (so far at least). But names like Julianne Margulies (The Good Wife) and Peter Jacobson (House MD) are also present. I like Jacobson but Margulies is a complete mystery, she wasn’t appealing to me in this one but she’s probably really good in The Good Wife.
All in all, the show had some great moments – I liked some of the objects (the one Jacobson owned and one crazy guy who could never be caught – if you want to know more just watch the show!) and even the visual effects were tolerable but it was definitely not high-end-stuff. Maybe it was the appeal to it as well – not too much but just enough. The end wasn’t enough for me though, (spoiler) it wasn’t ideal for me that the room couldn’t be destroyed. It was like the show stayed unfinished some how and I really didn’t enjoy that part – everything before that was okay and parts of it good and it would’ve stayed that way if the room would have been destroyed – stupid key!