Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This is a post about LOST

I only religiously watch three television shows: Battlestar Galactica, LOST, and The Office. One is window clear science fiction laden with drama, another merely a cast of dramatic characters in a real-world setting with science fictional things happening this way and that, which are supposed to be ignored or dismissed blindly, and the other is just damned funny.

Two of them I'm very happy with. Unfortunately, LOST has been more and more disappointing as each episode unfolds slowly and without resolution. I was very happy to hear that the execs are closing the show down at episode 100, which at least means the bloated beast will finally sink at some point, but until then it's just going to be irritating and in your face. LOST! Watch it tonight! People will shoot guns, and hey, yaneverknowwhomightgetshot (pan to .005 second shot of Sawyer maybe getting shot; this is in every episode preview).

I'd seriously forgotten about the show during its couple month hiatus, and don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's back on and I now have something to watch on Wednesday nights, but it keeps straying away from the characters that matter and making others nothing more that stiff stereotypes. So Michael kills two people and is allowed to leave the island, but the truly nice people who have just had unfortunate lives are stuck to suffer, linger, and make pouty faces? The producers of the show promise answers. Unfortunately, to get to those answers, everyone'll have to wade through the Ocean of What The Fucks, shivering at its surprising chill all while murmuring "What the fuck?" at every. thing. that. happens.

Can you tell that tonight's episode reminded me of why I can't stand LOST and yet at the same time I will watch it, watch it, and watch it until my eyes are dry enough to crack.

What the fuck?


jersey city john said...

Thanks for ruining the surprise. I had the episode waiting for me on tevo. Who does Michael kill?

Paul Abbamondi said...

Well, JC John, Michael kills off two characters back at the end of Season 2 so if I ruined anything for you it's only because you've waited too long to turn on your TiVo and watch the episodes.

A.R.Yngve said...

This is how LOST will probably end:

A gigantic human hand descends from the clouds and picks up Jack like the tiny android simulacra he is.

From somewhere, a giant's voice says mockingly: "Poor, poor Jack. How could you have known your island was built on a tabletop..."
(Twist ending stolen from "Tunnel Under the World" by Frederik Pohl)

Paul Abbamondi said...

That would be the best ending ever! :P

I hope it's all a dream and they're actually just pregnant field mice hopped up on psycho-drugs.