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11.14.2005

Seriously Lost

Does anyone have any freaking clue what's really happening on Lost? I mean, I would like to pretend I know what's going on, but I don't! Who are the Others? Why are they so freaky? Why do they steal kids and kill grown-ups? What is that giant mechanical monster thing? What's the deal with the button? And where did that crazy button guy run off to?

So many questions, and no freaking answers! I figured I'd try and study up before this week's episode. So I hop on over to the greatest time sink on the face of the planet, www.televisionwithoutpity.com, and all they have for last week's episode is a damn re-caplet. Not a whole recap. Grrr.

Why does Sayid have to lose his girl like five minutes after they finally get their groove on? How f-ed up is that? Well, it's true she was annoying as hell the whole first season and we kept wishing she'd get eaten by a wild pig, but then they let Sayid fall for her, and I do have a soft spot for him.

So I know there are message forums out there that discuss all the theories about what's happening on Lost. I am afraid to visit them though. I want to know, but I don't want to know.

19 Comments:

At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Theresa said...

J. J. Abrams created Lost and Alias. Alias was only watchable for about two seasons before it got so repetetive and silly I couldn't watch it anymore. I wonder what the lifespan will be on Lost?

 
At 12:12 PM, Blogger jamiesobrato said...

Theresa, are you watching Lost? It has kind of a Twin Peaks feel in that everything is so bizarre and confusing, there is the lure to keep watching just to see what the answers are to all those crazy questions.

I can't even imagine what its life span will be, but it does have some potential for being dragged out endlessly because there are so many characters on the show.

I agree with you completely about Alias. I thought it had such an interesting premise, but I usually can't watch it because I'm too busy rolling my eyes at the silly plot devices and such.

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

I do watch Lost, mostly so I can look at Matthew Fox at this point. Though like you, I have a definite soft spot for Sayid. Does that man have the loveliest voice or what?

I have more hope for Lost than Alias because Lost has this otherworldliness to it that allows the impossible to be possible. I just hope it doesn't enter the realm of the absurd.

Alias you can sum up in a couple of lines. Sydney gets sent somewhere far away, she wears a silly costume and uses a silly accent until she is forced to kick someone's ass. Throw in as many new/formerly unknown relatives as possible and you have a show.

Oh, and I like to look at Sawyer too.

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger jamiesobrato said...

LOL, yes, there are definitely some pretty people on Lost. It's like CSI in that respect--I wonder if I'd watch it if it weren't for the eye candy that enhances the drama. Sayid, yeah, his voice, his, well, everything is kind of nice. I can't much stand Sawyer's personality on the show, but he does have a certain raw sexual quality that's mesmerizing. Oh, and Matthew Fox...nuff said. I used to love Party of Five mainly because of him. But even the female characters are kind of mesmerizing--Ana Lucia and Kate.

Good summary of Alias plot lines!

Jeez, I'm starting to sound like I do nothing but watch TV! I do other stuff to. Really!

 
At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

I know what you mean, I watch entirely too much TV. But look at it this way. It enhances your creativity....No no hear me out.

You might be sitting in a stupor watching Desperate Houswives, but then it hits you. Wouldn't that character make a great heroine in a book? Of course I'd change the name and make her slightly more neurotic, but the basic personality is perfect!

Throw her on a strange island with a good looking man......oh, that's already been done.

Need to watch more TV to get some more ideas.

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger jamiesobrato said...

LOL, excellent point, Theresa. You're right, TV does feed our creativity. Even bad shows teach us things about characterization and plot structure. Hmm, maybe this is a blog-worthy topic (as opposed to sponge-worthy!)

 
At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

LOL, excellent point, Theresa. You're right, TV does feed our creativity. Even bad shows teach us things about characterization and plot structure. Hmm, maybe this is a blog-worthy topic (as opposed to sponge-worthy!)

Hmmmmmm, maybe this does need to be explored further.

Maybe I can justify my unreasoning love of the new Battlestar Gallactaca. How will I ever survive the mid-season hiatus?

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger jamiesobrato said...

Hey, I think my husband watches that show. I will have to ask him about it.

BTW, how do you turn the text into italics like you did above? I keep meaning to ask you that.

 
At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

See the HTML tags listed below LEAVE YOUR COMMENT, use the b tag for bold, i for italics and a for......I don't know, I'll have to try that one.

testing

But type the tags just as they are shown before the word (I'd show you here, but it wouldn't show up) and when you close the tag, that is end the part you want in italics or bold, you put a backslash before the letter. Does that make sense? If not I'll send you an email where I can actually write it out for you.

 
At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

Oh, the a underlines the word. I should try that on Patrick's site, but I think others have said it doesn't work.

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger jamiesobrato said...

Thanks, now I have to actually try it all out. I'm so lazy about changing my typing habits!

Hmm, just tried it and I'm not doing the right backslash thing to close the tags. I'll look it up online.

 
At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

Jamie, I sent you an email showing how to do the html tags. I think it should go through ok.(sometimes when you type the tags it just converts the text or doesn't show up at all) But since my email program doesn't require tags I think it'll leave them alone if I type them for demonstration purposes.

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger jamiesobrato said...

Thanks, Theresa! I got it. I'll try it out now:

testing

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger jamiesobrato said...

It worked! Genius!

 
At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

It's the little things Jamie.

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger jamiesobrato said...

Oh and after all my worry about preparing myself for last week's Lost episode, our damn Tivo screwed up and recorded CNN instead of Lost! Argh!

And I've been too busy to check Television Without Pity again and get sucked into reading recaps of the entire damn season.

Like I need a whole hour of CNN repeating the same 5 stories over and over again. Or God forbid, Nancy Grace yammering on about the newest ultra-sensational story and along with the pseudo-experts whose opinions I care about about as much as I care about the dust under my couch (and if you knew my house-keeping skills, you would know that means not at all).

 
At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

Occassionally, they will play the previous Lost on Saturday, worth a look anyway. If you have a season pass for Lost, look and see if there are any upcoming episodes that are repeats and schedule it to record.

I am a TIVO addict! Can you tell?

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger jamiesobrato said...

We did check to see if it was going to be shone again. No such luck. :-( I will check Television Without Pity this weekend when I'm on vacation and can suffer the time sink.

 
At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

We did check to see if it was going to be shone again. No such luck. :-( I will check Television Without Pity this weekend when I'm on vacation and can suffer the time sink.

Awwww man!

 

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