April 07, 2005

Lost Post

No, I didn't lose a post, I'm just posting about last night's Lost. I gotta give a big ol' HEART to a show that kills off characters I find irritating. If only Shannon had been with them...well, a girl can hope. Plus now we've got Crazy Locke of the One Kidney going all Kurtz in the jungle--good times coming, people! Of course, Avenger!Jack is going to annoy the piss out of me, sort of like he did last night. Seriously, dude. Here's a ladder. You can use it to step down off of the cross you're on.

But I love that I can't predict where the show is going. Unfortunately, the I've-been-burned-too-many-times-by-lazy-writers-who-write-themselves-into-a-corner-and-then-have-to-push-the-reset-button part of me still has moments of irrational fear that the final episode will involve Hurley waking up on his sofa and going, "Duuuuude! No more pizza before bedtime!"

Anyone got any good predictions?

Posted by Big Arm Woman at April 7, 2005 09:51 AM

Yeah, they finally killed somebody and had them stay dead. If only it had been Charlie! Or Kate! That would have been awesome.

Predictions. I think Locke has got to go, simply because he seems to be the only one tapping into the island and therefore the stupid survivors have to kill him and thus put off any answers the audience may get (you know, like when Charlie shot Ethan before he could provide any useful information). Nothing will happen with the raft.

My hopes: Charlie gets eaten by a polar bear. Walt gets eaten by a polar bear. Kate gets killed by the monster/Iron Giant and then gets eaten by a polar bear. Jin goes shirtless and reunites with Sun. Sawyer builds a radio out of coconuts. Hurley and the French chick run away to out crazy each other.

Posted by: Feral Girl at April 7, 2005 10:29 AM

I've been watching this show from the beginning and I have no idea how they're going to tie up all the loose threads in this ragged mess.

For example: who the hell was that Ethan dude and what did he want with the preganant woman who gave birth last night? And then to use amnesia as a plot device so she can't explain what happened! Seems to have been completely forgotten (sic) as a plot line. Aaargh!!

Unless I missed it, they still haven't explained how Locke lost the use of his legs and then regained them as a result of the crash. I thought it was going to be part of the kidney donation but noooooooo.

On and on and on....

Shannon has to stay for the T/A value, but that's the 15 year old in me talking.

I agree, if it was someone's psychotic dream I'm gonna' be really ticked off.

One sure thing is that, with a hit on their hands, they're not going to resolve it at the end of this season. There will be a cliffhanger and they'll try to drag things out. After several seasons, the show will eventually expire with an unsatisfactory conclusion that explains nothing (a la Twin Peaks).

Posted by: Locomotive Breath at April 7, 2005 10:45 AM

You know, it's a good thing this is coming out on dvd in September. Because I keep missing the show. (I look at the clock; it's 9:30pm: "So... wasn't there something I was supposed to do toni-- aw shit!")

Posted by: Andrea Harris at April 7, 2005 11:00 AM

FG - I have irrational worry about the polar bears; not that they will eat anyone, but that they're hot and uncomfortable. For the LOVE of GOD, will NO ONE think of the POLAR BEARS?!?!?!

LB - Please, do not invoke the Twin Peaks. That show gave me TV Post-Traumatic stress. The incoherence! The whiff of desperation that the writers couldn't shake off! The disappointment! I really think that "concept" shows like this one should only be a 2 season gig at most. Maybe a definitive deadline would save them from themselves.

Posted by: BAW at April 7, 2005 11:02 AM

Are there people who still watch TV?

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at April 7, 2005 02:56 PM

I'm with Andrea in the "...oh shit" category of missing Lost weekly. Now it is a game - will I actually remember to watch it? Wait and see!

So who died? Not Hurley, not Kate, not Jack...was it preggy girl? WHAT is her name? Erin?

Posted by: Belle at April 7, 2005 04:48 PM

I predict that at the end, it will turn out that everyone actually died in the crash and they are working their way through purgatory. As far as characters being killed off, it may depend on which actor gets what movie deal to see who gets the ax (just in time for the premiere of their wannabe blockbuster, natch). Or the bullet or polar bear or giant tree-stomping thing, as the case may be.

Posted by: Sally at April 7, 2005 06:32 PM

I'm a LOST fan, too, and the turn of events in last night's episode was not something I expected. (The formerly pregnant girl's name is Claire, btw.) I didn't think any of the main cast members would die before the finale.

I have no idea what's going on that makes the island so weird, but one of the producers for the show has debunked a few theories (Purgatory, etc.) in an interview over at a website called LOST-TV. It can be found in their message board's General Discussion area, in a thread called "IM INTERVIEW WITH DAMON LINDELOF" you may have to go a few pages back from the main page of General Discussion to find the thread, and I'm not sure if there's a permalink. Here's the URL for LOST-TV, though, and the link to the message board is in their sidebar.

Posted by: teaching assistant at April 7, 2005 09:14 PM

I think it's Lord of the Flies for adults. An interesting study in the slow degeneration of civilized men and women. With the construction and destruction of the raft, you saw a child defy his father; with the wounding of Sawyer, a doctor cause harm and possibly more to come; with Sayid, a man that made a promise he wouldn't torture anymore and he keeps finding his skills "handy"; a husband and wife who have to find themselves again or maybe never will; a drug addict who goes cold turkey and will be faced with too many highs (assuming the entire group finds the plane).

When the raft is finished, who will go? If they find out Hurley is a wealthy man do they find themselves more willing to take him and leave more behind because of his weight? With Claire and the baby, the fears of new mothers in the ability to take care of a baby and williness in letting others help.

Polar bears?! No idea. Perhaps distractions from the moral stories? Or just distractive fuzziness? heh.

Posted by: Budica at April 8, 2005 11:19 PM

The longer I watch "Lost" the harder it is to find a character I like. They pretty well could kill off the whole cast and I'd cheer at each execution. But I can't stop watching. :)

Posted by: Bigdocmcd at April 11, 2005 04:49 PM