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    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008 edited
    Fuck it. I'm starting a Lost thread.

    I suppose it'd be wise to not even think about reading this thread if you're not up to date, but I'll hide spoilers anyways to avoid rabid-fan flaming.

    That said, these new characters are actually pretty interesting from what I've seen so far. (Certainly better than Nikki & Paulo) I'm surprised it took them this long to do a Multi-Flashback. It worked rather well.

    What are your thoughts on the show? Who needs to die? Who are the rest of the Oceanic Six? Anybody catching the corporation logos in the Marvel Universe? But more importantly....

    With six completed episodes left, if the Strike actually ends this weekend, do you think they can get back on schedule without losing another chunk of audience?
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
    They're going to lose another chunk of the audience due to poor plot development. The show had a great first season, but has done nothing since. It feels like the first season was well thought out and put together, but the last two seasons, and the current, are nothing more than patchworked together.
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008 edited
    Well, that's why they shortened them down to 16 episodes instead of 23. Even the producers admitted there was a lot of "tap dancing" in Seasons 2 & 3 because ABC wanted to generate more money. I think it was a great move to shorten them down and even secure a date for the last episode.

    Less fat, more meat.
    • CommentAuthorjmarquiso
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
    I'd have to agree with OctEgon. In the last season especially they laid the groundwork for an actual plan. The ratings actually went up in the last season, after the hiatus.

    If anyone remembers the final episode of "the X-files", it showed how trying to stretch an convoluted plot can deaden it. Lost has an ending now, which is going to allow it closure. The first two episodes of this season, so far, seems to be heading toward wrapping up these mysteries. Locke directly asking "What is the monster" is a great example.
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
    Ironically, that drop in ratings after the hiatus is what gave them enough leverage to negotiate an end date for the series.
    • CommentAuthorpeteloaf
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
    The begining of Season 2 was decent for the sheer kick-in-the-crotch, WTF?! factor, but declined from there. Same with 3.

    They need to tell me what the fuck happened to Michael and Walt.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
    A sugar plant exploded a few miles from my town, so our local affiliate covered it instead of Lost. My friends and I are gonna snatch it online eventually, but until then, I've been avoiding the spoilers from last night's episode.

    That said, what do people think about Jack's apparent change in attitudes between pre-exodus and post-exodus? I've really come to like post-exodus Jack a lot, because it's interesting to see such a strong-willed character torn apart. I want to see what he rebuilds himself into.
  1.  (909.8)
    i think the stories will get much better with Brian k vaughn involved in the story development. I loved y the last man series and i think he is the one behind the little twists we have been seeing in the newer episodes so far.
    • CommentAuthorvg
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
    They need to tell me what the fuck happened to Michael and Walt.

    Yeah, the whole Michael-Walt thing is stretching a little thin.
    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
    Wow, I loved Season 1 of Lost. But seriously, Season 3 was by far my favorite yet. It started out kinda slow, but the moment Locke started being more active and Sawyer/Kate got out of the cages it kicked into high gear and did not stop.

    This season looks even better, both the new episodes have been packed, the new Flash forwards seem great. Plus they are taking the fate thing to new levels, like with Locke's gunshot wound. Like Octegon said, Locke asking "What is the monster!" was a friggin awesome moment.

    Also, they got right to the point about the Freighter crew and what they're after, in one episode. Sure, there are still a few curtains to open involving them, but they've already revealed more about them then the entire set of The Others.
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008 edited
    There was an episode in Season 3 that was essentially a retelling of the origin of Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan through the character of Desmond. It was really quite if the secret island designed to help stop humanity from killing itself wasn't enough of a nod.
  2.  (909.12)
    I'm hoping we'll get some Libby flashbacks through the ghost whisperer dude.

    I loved the second half of season 3 and so far season 4 pales a bit, but is still awesome TV.
  3.  (909.13)
    Haven't started watching the fourth season yet, but loved all the three previous. I like the long mystery. It's part of the fun. Besides, the characters are almost always fascinating and the dialogue is sharp. Not to mention the superb cast, with special mention to Terry O'Quinn (John Locke), Josh Holloway (Sawyer) and Michael Emerson (Benjamin Linus).
    • CommentAuthorMalifer
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2008
    I have enjoyed the first three seasons, but this is the one that's annoying me. I think season two was just a big set up for season three when there was some long awaited action, but now there are more new characters with more flashbacks for me to watch...ugh.

    Quite frankly I don't give a fuck about the new characters and I don't want to. They are either going to be quickly be killed off or pose more questions and there are so many unanswered questions that I'm lost trying to remember why I'm interested.

    I'll keep watching for a bit more, but enough is enough, intrigue alone is not a good story with most of the character arcs finding closure now is time for some info.
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2008
    I think the first two episodes have built a lot of potential for what's to come. I'm excited.
  4.  (909.16)
    @ Malifer

    I kinda feel your pain a bit. I'm hoping the new characters will grow on us. I'm going to hold onto faith within the Lost creators.
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    It is not as good as the Wire but it is a damn site better than most TV.

    I noticed a couple "Oceanic Airlines" cameos in a couple Marvel comics this week. In She Hulk 25(yes I read She Hulk) there is a backpack with the
    Oceanic logo and in The New Avengers annual#2 the Shield agents are doing surveillance from an Oceanic panel truck.
    If anyone else noticed any I would be interested in knowing. It seems a bit contrived.
    • CommentAuthorlasse_toft
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2008 edited
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2008
    Sooooo, any thoughts on Sayid taking orders from Ben?
  5.  (909.20)
    I'm pretty much watching it for Michael Emerson's portrayal of Ben. I have the feeling the writers just like putting him in there to fuck with the rather clueless, earnest castaways. I could give a toss about the rest of it.