Lost star Alan Dale stopped watching his own show during its third season because he "got sick" of its repetitive script and outlandish storylines.
The Australian actor claims scriptwriters failed to keep him interested during a particularly bad stretch of the hit series.
Dale - who plays Charles Widmore - tells Digital Spy, "I got sick of following it. It went through a lull in scripts in the third season.
"At that point I felt like I had watched them wandering in a line through the forests, a bit sweaty, for the 1,000th time.
"I thought 'I can't watch this anymore'. Then, out of the bushes, came a black cloud, which grabbed a black man and threw him to the ground, and I thought 'I definitely can't watch this anymore'."