12.11.2009

Day 119--- You've Just About LOST Me...


Another day another blog... Its kinda crazy that I am almost one-third into this thing already. The past few months have flown by so fast. I think the hardest thing about the next two thirds is going to be making sure I don't accidentally start writing about the same people, because believe it or not, once I write about them their annoyance level does not go down. In fact, in most cases I am probably more annoyed and aware of their every move because I spent at least an hour thinking of things to write about them... Yada Yada, lets get on with it... Today I am going to put the writers of the TV show LOST on blast...

I am doing this, not because I don't love the show but because five seasons in I am still as confused as I was when we realized that this show was not just about a plane crash... I was fine thinking a bunch of people were going to have to find a way to survive on an island, but now they are throwing in time travel, and temples, and smoke monsters... When will it end? I admit that it is semi-enjoyable, OK very twistedly enjoyable, but more than anything it is addictive. And TV is already addictive enough without writers making every single show end as a cliff hanger, every single commercial break for that matter... I cant even take a piss during the breaks because I'm afraid I'll miss something. (OK this is a bit dramatic, and a partial lie because I've pretty much only ever watched them online or DVR, but I am the voice of the public)... What happened to the days of television where you could miss two episodes and you would not have known the difference? If I missed an episode of Boy Meets World Corey Matthews was still gonna be a dorky High School kid who was in love with Topenga and would always talk to his neighbor/Principal/Teacher Mr. Pheeny about his problems. If I missed 2 seasons of Home Improvement Tim the Toolman Taylor was still going to suck at fixing things, Al was still going to be a closet Homosexual, and Wilson was still going to be the serial killer/advice giving neighbor whose face we never got to see. But these days you miss 5 seconds of Lost and you are even worse off than you are if you saw those 5 seconds. They're on the island, they're off the island, they're in the future, they're in the past, someone dies, now they're alive. It's like a six year long movie that has had over 50 characters to keep up with (past, present, and future). Its six years of waiting and guessing, and timing your bowels around the Lost hour. Its six years of Lost parties, and Lost podcasts. Six years of having to change work availability to fit my Lost cravings and see it before anyone could ruin the events of the episode. Really though, I think it has taken six years for these guys to figure out just what the hell they are doing, six years and they can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, six years and they finally know the answers to all of the questions we have been curious about for five years...

I am so confused and disoriented at this point that they could have Joseph Smith, Kunta Kinte, and the cast of Grey's Anatomy end up on "the island" with Sawyer, Kate, Jack, and the rest of them and it wouldn't even phase me... This show is like one of those papers that you pass around the room and each person adds a new sentence to it to try and make a story, and then at the very end it gets back to the last person and he has to make sense of it all in one closing paragraph, similar to my blogs.... I can see the original writer having wanted an island survival story to begin with, and then by the time the writer who is way into "Back to the Future" got his turn he had ruined it for the rest of them... I think Lost may have been written by the same guys who wrote Alice in Wonderland and Fantasia, because there had to have some serious brain cell altering going on while they were at their computers.

Lets be honest though, if you've seen the show, you either love it or hate it... Most people who made it past the third season are in for the long haul. Me being one of them. I am addicted at this point, I like to finish what I start and this show is something I just can not let get away as much as it frustrates me... The sad thing is how many viewers gave up on this show after the first few seasons... when it got all "weird", had it not had such popularity in the beginning I don't doubt it could have been moved to they Sci-Fi channel and made a splash there. Actually their budget is probably like $934.76 per episode so it probably would have sunk over there...

If you have never seen the show, I can safely say to stay as far away from this last season as you can... If you are ready to take the plunge and be Lost like the rest of us then you can pretty much find the show on any free TV online website, even Hulu has most of them I believe. You have been warned though... Say goodbye to friends, family, other shows, working out, and possibly even standing for hours on end you will be stuck in front of your computer screen. You may just want to buy them all on DVD though, because if your buffer pauses mid episode you will have a panic attack, I speak from experience. I have actually sent hate mail and death threats to my computer for doing such things... So, if you stay away, you are probably smart to do so, and if you join up in the madness, I will see you February 2nd! Lets get more Loster...

8 comments:

ScoMan said...

Again, I started out fearing you were going to blog bash me and my kind, but then you turn it around and it's like a compliment wrapped in an insult or something.

I love Lost, and you're right if you saw out season 3 you're in it to the end. So many people dropped out after series one or two, but most of those people are the sort who care about the destination more than the journey. If you don't give them all the answers in a short time frame, they get distracted by something shiny and wander off.

I don't mind a twisty ride though. I like to keep guessing. I enjoy the state of vulnerability of not knowing.

LMJ said...

Never got into Lost.

Kyle said...

I'm with LMJ. I have never watched an episode so I don't understand the appeal.

Quincifer said...

I watched 3 and a half series of Lost and then 'lost' my enthusiasm for it. It is a great idea for a tv show and I love the twists....but it just takes too long to find everything out and you just know it won't all be explained at the end.

I loved Boy Meets World. Its a shame Fred Savage has only really re-surfaced as 'the mole guy' in Austin Powers!

Dave "Loose Cannon" Wills said...

Lol. This is so hilarious. I too got into the Lost series and got lost because I missed a quite a few episodes back to back.

I've been telling myself that I need to just suck it up and start all over from scratch looking at it online hopefully before the new season is over. But this may be a daunting and confusing task. Lol

Got the award! Thanks man. In the process of receiving and displaying it.

Btw the line with Wilson the neighbor being the serial killer/advice giving neighbor made me roll on the floor. Well in my head but still you get the point. I wondered if I was the only person that thought it was weird that they never showed his face and his knowledge was always was too deep and profound to not be either a sage or a closet psycho.

angryredhead said...

Whew, thought you were about to bash my favorite TV show. I'm with you on this one, MIND FUCKERY. Thinking about watching all seasons again before the final, but ya know, Ihave a life and all.

angel6033 said...

never watched it, never found anything appealing about it...

Nomad said...

less than a month!!!

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