Thanks to Netflix Instant Play we’ve been watching a lot of movies lately, sometimes two in a row. But because there’s not many choices for the impatient, most of these movies have been “OK” (a rating I wish Netflix allowed.)

Most if not all of these movies could be much better with a simple change: less expository scenes –  scenes so leaden they bring down the entire structure upon which our belief is suspended.

I suspect it’s not a matter of taste but courage. The producers may ask: can the audience make sense of what is happening without being told outright? To which I answer: what season of Lost are we on, again?