Feb. 3, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST
...annoys the hell out of me. Need more Desmond!
Feb. 3, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST
Either her or Evangeline Lilly.
Feb. 3, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST
Hopefully I won't look back in 5 years and regret how much time this show wasted. Oh, can someone please tell Harry to take down that freaking animation? It's February, and I vomit a little in my mouth everytime the page loads. Oh, and Bears over Colts, 17-14. Vineterri blows a FG at the end, then tears off his jersey to reveal the Patriots logo underneath. You heard it here first.
Feb. 3, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST
by Push The Button
Feb. 3, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST
also, charlie is a lucky hobbit.
Feb. 3, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST
by Lord Bullingdon
In a moment of clarity, it instantly became apparent to me that I'm far more interested in the adventures of the Petrelli Brothers and the Scofield/Burrows boys than another hour of The Island Tap Dance Vamp.
Feb. 3, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST
I have followed Lost since season 1 but finally I am no longer excited about a new episode. Thanks for killing something that WAS great, writers!
Feb. 3, 2007, 1 a.m. CST
NOBODY GETS OFF THE ISLAND!!!
Feb. 3, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST
When does Jericho start up again? I dig that shit, too. I just don't tell anyone. Except you guys.
Feb. 3, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST
When does Jericho start up again? I dig that shit, too. I just don't tell anyone. Except you guys.
Feb. 3, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST
why anyone still watches this show?<br>No.<br><br>
Feb. 3, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST
before I was really excited about a new episode of lost, now I actually don't care anymore. I will still tune in every so often just to see if they have picked up pace and if they focused on the much more interesting characters on the island...Jack is dull as shit.
Feb. 3, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST
So, it's shit - like the season opener - then? <br>Sometimes I wonder about you Herc... Oftentimes.
Feb. 3, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST
by Cheif Brody
It promises to reveal exciting developments...and then...DOESN'T!! Don't get me wrong...I'm a die hard Lostie...I am still (relatively) excited about each new eppy...but my patience is also wearing thin. The snail's pace...the lack of attention on some of my fave character's this season...did we really need a SECOND island? Somethin's gotta give here Cuse & Lindeloff!! We now know Lost will end around Season 7. We are getting to the half way point of the series...and we are no closer to finding out what the hell this Dharma bunch want with these damn castaways!! I'm confident TPTB have and end game here...but if season's 4 - 6 are just more of this lame vamping...I'm not gonna be there to see the "big payoff". 24 has passed Lost as my favorite drama on TV...Partly because the writers have found a way to shock the hell outta me at a moment's notice (Jack kills Curtis? Jack has a brother from RoboCop?)...and give me enough answers to the mysteries to keep me coming back for more. I hope Season 3 of Lost picks up speed after this insufferably long break...cuz...I've got this fail safe key in my hand...and I'm not afraid to use it!!!
Feb. 3, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST
Hey, Batou, you read Bill Simmons as well! That's cool, except for you ripping off his idea and all
Feb. 3, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST
Viewers will realize that their lives haven't changed in the show's absence. At least 50% of the friends I know that have been with the show since the pilot have abandoned it.
Feb. 3, 2007, 2:44 a.m. CST
sorry, i just had to write that.
Feb. 3, 2007, 3:18 a.m. CST
I'm looking forward to this episode. Let's see if they can draw me back in after making me wait so long for this episode. It sounds promising. But, then again, so did Season 2.
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:35 a.m. CST
by The Selecter
As a fellow Jericho Masochist, I also look forward to its return on Feb. 21st. There's a recap/clip show on Feb 14th. As for Lost, is it just me, or do producers of other serial shows now go out of there way in interviews to stress that their own shows will have plenty of plot development, perhaps to distance themselves from Lost's negativity affecting their shows, or even a backhanded slap? No matter, shows like Lost, 24 and Heroes are still good TV, though all have glaring flaws.
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:48 a.m. CST
Feb. 3, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST
As on death's door: http://tinyurl.com/2bslwz. Black Donellys will replace it, and there's no return date.
Feb. 3, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST
I guess I'll have to tape it. Then I'll probably forget to record a couple of episodes, and then I'll probably stop watching it. Speaking of ABC shows, I find myself really enjoying the Knights of Prosperity. Can't wait 'til ABC kicks me in the teeth again by cancelling it.
Feb. 3, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST
How did this happen?
Feb. 3, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST
Whether you meant to or not...the unanswered questions have piled up so high, I'm not sure I even remember half of what you listed. I also can't even keep up with all these new characters. This show has nothing but contempt for its fans loyal endurance.
Feb. 3, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST
Tom's name was revealed in last season's finale. It's not being "learned" in this episode.
Feb. 3, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST
...what that huge 4-toed stone foot from 2 seasons ago signifies? Thank you.
Feb. 3, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST
by Pound Sand
or exposition girl?
Feb. 3, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST
by Pound Sand
Feb. 3, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST
...why the current generation of tweeners has such a low attention span? Thank you.
Feb. 3, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST
by Alonzo Mosely
I told them I have relayed their location to the authorities, and they will be rescued shortly. Hoorah a happy ending to the show. Sorry ABC, you will need to find something else to fill your schedule...
Feb. 3, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST
i know alotta people are pissed at the shows lack of answers but i dont really care i still enjoy the show.
Feb. 3, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST
You hear me, Lost producers and publicists, you already lost this viewer, and will lose many more. Just look at all the unanswered questions that Herc posted, that goes back to season one. You want to know how to write a show, go look at battlestar galactica.
Feb. 3, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST
My brother just bought an HD projector, and we're getting together a huge party to watch the season opener, and the rest of the season.<p>IT'S GONNA BE HUGE
Feb. 3, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST
by Professor Falcon
"Meh" was so 3 years ago. I would have thought the disillusioned youth of today would have come up with a new "non-word" by now to account for their lack of ability to use real words to form coherent thoughts. Appaently not. I weep for humanity.
Feb. 3, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST
and a bunch of unanswered questions and everyone jumps ship. Pathetic. It's still one of the most well written and best acted shows on tv. I can't wait until a month from now when everyone is talking about how great it is again, and everyone here backpedals.
Feb. 3, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST
by Mr Incredible
Everybody's flavor is "Heroes" right now, isn't it? I think people are looking for another show to string them along, anyway.
Feb. 3, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST
I didn't watch the first season on TV, but caught up from the dvd's before S2. I was HOOKEd, like on drugs, ya know? Well, S2 was so-so. Now, I can hardly muster enough energy to pretend to be excited about the new episodes. Heroes has me like crack. I just hope Heroes doesn't pull a "LOST" in S2.
Feb. 3, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST
Now that Lost has a new timeslot, does that mean no more added minutes at the end? Network wouldn't mess with 11 pm local news, would they?
Feb. 3, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST
Unfortunately for them, it doesn't. And despite the whining individuals on here who love to inform strangers how much they don't like the show anymore, it continues to be a ABC's biggest cash cow, guaranteeing it will be around for quite a while, much to the chagrin of haters everywhere. Good day.
Feb. 3, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST
everyone knows the show sucked before they came onboard.
Feb. 3, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST
...Heroes isn't fit to wipe Lost's ass. Heroes is nowhere near as interesting, intelligent, literary, or challenging as even the worst episode of Lost. I'll continue to watch them both, but if I had to make a choice between the two, Lost would win by far.
Feb. 3, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST
There's very little payback from actively watching the show every week. I hope the writers are listening.
Feb. 3, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST
"You (hopefully) heard it here first: I’m no longer slated to make Wonder Woman. What? But how? My chest... so tight! Okay, stay calm and I’ll explain as best I can. It’s pretty complicated, so bear with me. I had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked. Hey, not that complicated. Let me stress first that everybody at the studio and Silver Pictures were cool and professional. We just saw different movies, and at the price range this kind of movie hangs in, that’s never gonna work. Non-sympatico. It happens all the time. I don’t think any of us expected it to this time, but it did. Everybody knows how long I was taking, what a struggle that script was, and though I felt good about what I was coming up with, it was never gonna be a simple slam-dunk. I like to think it rolled around the rim a little bit, but others may have differing views. The worst thing that can happen in this scenario is that the studio just keeps hammering out changes and the writer falls into a horrible limbo of development. These guys had the clarity and grace to skip that part. So I’m a free man. Well, sorta. There is that "Goners" movie I can finally finish polishing, and plenty of other things in the hopper I’ve wanted to pursue. I’m as relieved as I am disappointed, and both of those things lead to drink, so that’s a plus. Truly, you may be hearing some interesting things brewing in the coming months. But all potential jets therein will be visible. But most importantly, I never have to answer THAT question again!!!! And you don’t have to link to every rumor site! Finally and forever: I never had an actress picked out, or even a consistant front-runner. I didn’t have time to waste on casting when I was so busy air-balling on the script. (No! Rim! There was rim!) That’s the greatest relief of all. I can do interviews again! Thanks for your time. You are the people who make the world go ’round. Or, no, science does that." - joss ps : All right, it was Cobie Smulders. Sorry, Cobes.
Feb. 3, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST
Another pointless character added to the mix. What's with the casting of her, anyway? She looks similar to an equally blah character, Meredith Grey...who kind of has an impish Renee Zelwegger character. All three are equally unlikeable and not nearly as cute, quirky, and likeable as they'd lead us to believe... Damn, why am I so irritated by all of this?!!
Feb. 3, 2007, 2 p.m. CST
Isn't that the show that came back for a couple of weeks last fall, after a hiatus of several months, only to disappear again for several more months while they replaced it with new shows that ultimately failed in that timeslot? If so, why should I give the network my time each week after getting ass fucked like that?
Feb. 3, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST
That way, instead of watching the show for free, I'll force myself to pay money to watch them. Oh, and also, my ADD won't force me to jam a butter knife into my eye socket when something shiny and colorful doesn't explode every 4 seconds. DAMN, I'm smart. Fuck Damon and Carlton! Yeah! Joss Whedon 4-EVAH!
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST
by Mickey The Idiot
Does this episode go any way towards convincing us that the writers aren't desperately making this up as they go along? Absolufuckinglutely not.
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST
by Cheif Brody
You are correct...Lost CANNOT run long in it's new 10pm time slot. ABC is forbidden to infringe of their affiliates 11pm newscasts. But I think the only reason Lost was permitted to run 5 mins over...was to create flow into what ever crappy show was on AFTER Lost..(Invasion...Daybreak...etc)....Then those shows had to trim their running time by 5 minutes. Lost running long was always a flow strategy by ABC....And I wouldn't count on them starting it 5 mins early either.
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST
Name me one show that doesn't "make it up as they go" from season to season. That's how ANYTHING is created - TV show, book, movie, whatever. You start it off from the ten-yard-line and make your way up the goddamned field. What, you think they started it off having every single script written with every single plot point developed and every character arc perfectly plotted out? Maybe you should put your money where your mouth is and quit watching altogether. There's always that spoonfed nonsense 'Criminal Minds' to check into week after week...
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST
None of the information in that article you posted is new. They've stated Black Donnellys is taking over, and they're not sure when the remaining Studio 60 episodes will air at least a month ago. Sure, it's not great news, but it's not some recent development that the show is any closer to cancellation than it was before. A lot of the likelihood of it returning will be based on how well The Black Donnellys does in it's time slot. Now, to be on topic....I'm glad Cuse wrote this episode, and also Rodrigo Santoro did an interview revealing he'll be gone by the end of the season, which makes me wonder why they even introduced such a useless character to begin with.
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST
For fucks sake people. Lost was started when ABC (big business) wanted a show that would draw in some, guess what, big business. JJ and Lindelof happened to come up with a great concept and made a truly unique show. But this whole thing started out as business people, meaning that ABC is calling the shots and wanting LOST to probably go on as long as possible. BUT, the damm writers have been doing their very best to try and assure us that they understand this dilemma. Lost would be great if it were doing 13 episode runs on HBO or FX, but this is ABC. We are lucky to have a show like Lost when you look at the reality of the situation.
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST
That the characters actually talk to each other. If one guy has a weird tatoo, and notices that another guy has the same weird tatoo, they TELL EACH OTHER ABOUT IT!!! As a matter of fact I love that the dynamic between the Petrelli bros hinges on the fact that one of them wants to talk about and explore his powers while the other who is seen as a baddie is the guy who represses everything and wants to deny that something is not quite right! Kind of like the LOST islanders. "Hey I just saw a horse running through the jungle. Do I tell the other survivors? Naaaaaaahhhhhh! Horrible. Count me as another viewer that won't be coming back.
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST
They've actually written scenes where characters sit and talk about things, but it always goes nowhere and just wastes time. To them, it's bad writing. Most of the characters on LOST are like us, they don't know wtf is going on. Just assume the charactes do talk about that stuff.
Feb. 3, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST
The knob has a tendency to stick, if you know what I mean.
Feb. 3, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST
and the fact that she has sex with mice only makes it worse. </p> I'm sorry but this doesn't sound very refreshing. I'm sick and tired of the lack of original losties. And a Juliet backstory when everyone hates the Others really doesn't sound like the best way to get everyone back on board. I want WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLTTT back before I even think about this show being good again. Oh, and if they kill Buck/the bad dad from Magnolia, I'll slap somebody.
Feb. 3, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST
when Lost gets canceled and the series ends on a cliffhanger.
Feb. 3, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
...and the ensemble cast is still doing a great job (when they appear) but I'm not expecting much anymore. Yeah, some questions have been answered (while others surely do seem to have been forgotten) but you know, HOW you answer them is important, too. Good answers in narrative fiction of any form are the ones that in a logical way challenge expectations, that inspire awe, that open up the story to more momentous possibilities. In its pulpy way 24 usually delivers on this. In its sometimes incoherent way so does BSG. In its Sugar Ray Leonard "yeah, I'm going to dance for two minutes, but I'm getting busy in the last thirty seconds of the round" way, so does Heroes. Lost? Not so much, at least so far. Let's look at their answers about the Others. First brush, they're shadowy menacing figures of seemingly preternatural strength who seem almost a living embodiment of the Island's will (Ethan). Second brush, they're wildings, covetous of children, dirty savages who are somehow at the same time capable of science at least as good as anything we can do (Mr. Friendly's boat adventure and Claire having her baby). Third brush, they come in the night to steal people away and they could be anyone (tail section) and probably connected to a giant, alien statue. Now our reveal. They're corporate casual on Gilligan's Island, Sawyer can knock them out for giggles, and they spend their free time arguing over Stephen King books. Yeah, what the answers are counts too. I'm still watching, but I'm not expecting much.
Feb. 3, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST
Babylon 5 <P> I gotta go back to those 6 episodes - so damn long I forgot what the hell was going on. <P> The way they did this season was so stupid - next season they are just going to start in January like 24 right? I hope so...
Feb. 3, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST
Heroes is still a new show. When Lost was in its first season, everyone loved it. I'm sure that when Heroes gets into its third season people will have found some reason to hate on it, and there will be some new show on and everyone will be saying "Oh, why can't Heroes be more like this?"
Feb. 3, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST
...they had the ENTIRE series of Babylon 5 written, right? The whole thing. Every episode. Every character arc. Every plot turn. Everything. The writers knocked the whole thing out in a day and then went golfing, right? Sounds pretty fucking boring to me. I'd much rather watch something as organic as Lost than some cookie-cutter Star Trek ripoff whose plotlines are probably taken from 25-year-old paperbacks.
Feb. 3, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST
no, I didn't hear it here first. You stole that from Bill Simmons (the Sports Guy) from ESPN. Or spontaneously thought of it as well. Either way, you weren't FIRST.
Feb. 3, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST
LOST 24 BSG The Shield The Sopranos
Feb. 3, 2007, 10:27 p.m. CST
They royally screwed up with the with the really stupid f’d up schedule last year. The person responsible for that mess should be canned. And the fact that they keep introducing new puzzles/mysteries makes it seem like the old questions are never answered when they really are. It’s also a slow moving character driven and not a show for the impatient, young MTV crowd that wants everything resolved yesterday. Though to be honest, having to wait over 24 (36, 48 or more?) months simply to find out the nature of the smoke monster is a little ridiculous. But the story, acting, directing, editing etc still ranks among the top shows on broadcast TV... BSG is still the best show though.
Feb. 4, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST
Feb. 4, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST
I like you haters. You remind me of the retarded kid in middle school. The one who starts fights with everybody for no other reason than just because he doesn't have the thought process to do anything else.
Feb. 4, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST
Feb. 4, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST
Feb. 4, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST
i love lost. i love heroes. It just sucks when a unique way of doing a show gets copied for lack of a better term.
Feb. 4, 2007, 3:07 a.m. CST
like many others, I'm finding I'm not as excited by it's return as I thought I'd be. It's a quality show with great characters and an intriguing arc storyline... and I am still hooked and enjoying the ride... but there's going to have to be some satisfying revelations and payback at some point this season. I appreciate the bean counters are running the show and the writers are doing a great job at writing entertaining fillers... but PLEASE just try and tie some of these loose threads together because I'm beginning to forget and, dare I say, lose interest. Also, when's Mira Furlan coming back?? She's great and should become a series regular!
Feb. 4, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST
The pre-requisite for all shows nowadays seems to be a seven season run regardless of whether the concept will last that long. When you think about how confining the concept of a few castaways on an island can be then we can only expect that, to drag this out to a seven season run, the writers are going to have to chuck in more and more implausible "Surprises" to the point that the thing will implode with its own silliness. There's also a real sense developing that none of the characters does the most sensible thing on this show anymore because that would bring events to a rapid conclusion so the whole thing feels like people doing a "role play" rather than being in a real world. Best thing would be to try and bring the current arc ( if there is one) to an end pronto and then start another. e.g. Prison Break has now moved into what happens outside. This may not work out but at least you'll have half a 7 season run to be proud of rather than a 7 season run tainted by lack of pace and the addition of cheap stunts and behaviour with no sensible motivation.
Feb. 4, 2007, 5:59 a.m. CST
The BBC had a brilliant show last season called Life on Mars about a 21st Century policeman who travels back to the politically incorrect 70's. It got huge plaudits and a second series was commissioned. Writers, actors and directors have come out and said great but that the next series will be the last because they know how its ending and they are not diluting the impact of that by dragging things on and on. Wonder if the Lost guys have any idea how Lost ends.
Feb. 4, 2007, 6:02 a.m. CST
I was already starting to get sick of Proffessor Moboring, She-Hulk and the Kenny McCormack storyline with Claire, but once it went up against 24 I was done. I know I can watch Friday nights on Sci-fi, but I haven't remembered to turn it on once. If I hear something really cool happened I may rent the dvd's, but all I got from this show was bad writing, boring characters, forced mythology and uninteresting taglines.<p> I'm not trying to change anyone's mind about what they watch, I'm just saying what I got out of Heroes. In my opinion not one of those is a problem for LOST, which doesn't have me rolling my eyes every week.
Feb. 4, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST
please tell that it is not, please? That is the flattest, most dullest cover for a book, I have seen in years. I used to like 24 but this thing of the double episoses is ruining the show. Showing it hourly made the viewer come back for more. But double eps is just wrong. I cant wait for the return of the Mighty lost.
Feb. 4, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST
You can still watch Heroes on Sci Fi Channel. That way, you can watch 24, and Heroes without conflict. Problem Solved! ~ÐL
Feb. 4, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST
is that they feel like they are being played. Which leads to accusations that writers dont know what they are doing.
Feb. 4, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST
Actual transcribed Studio head conversation: "Superheroes are on the rise, let's make a tv show about it..." "Mmm X-Men's pretty popular, let's rip them off." "BRILLIANT!!" "Stupid suckers will watch this crap and say its brilliant." "BRILIANT!!!" *insert evil laugh.
Feb. 4, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST
by Optimus Murphy
I was agonizing over the fact that I'd have to wait 3 months to see a new episode of this show, but right now I'm realizing that I didn't miss it all that much. 24, BSG, and Prison Break have filled the void nicely.
Feb. 4, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST
was a revelation. The makers of and the Beeb had the balls to pull it off. I cant wait for the second and final series. My favourite bits of it were when he realised he could communicate with his family members through the radio. Stunning, ballsy, outstanding and brilliant. I loved the way in the first ep simms(one of the best actors of his generation) chased a younger version of the guy put him in a coma. 2006 was great year for british telly, although that Polaikof nonsense, That two drama set in the 1980s and the line of beauty were two exceptions. Another great 2006 uk tv moment was seeing england getting knocked of the world. They are not getting any better under mcClaren. if San Marino beats Ireland Steve Staunton is out of a job. Idiots for hiring him.
Feb. 4, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST
to the list of the great british telly moments of 2006.
Feb. 4, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST
by David Lazarus Long
When the entire first season led up to Walt being kidnapped, the entire second season led to Walt being rescued, and then they just LEFT. Gone. You're getting too damn tall, so we're going to drop your storyline altogether. Now, I'm still waiting for them to prove me wrong by having Walt still on the island in an underground complex having his brain sucked out by Tribbles while Michael actually takes a braindead clone back to reality, and once he realizes it he tracks down Penny Widmore and together they raid Lostie island with some deus ex machina commando shit to save everyone right before the volcano in the center of the island goes kablamo. Yea, I still love Lost, but I'm not all googley-eyed, lovey-dovey, check-the-fuselage-every-30-seconds in love anymore. I guess nothing lasts forever. However, this is NOT due to the slow pace (oh, who am I kidding, yes it is), I have all the time in the world to wait for these mysteries to be solved. Just hope that all these storylines that have been built up won't be dropped along the wayside by the end. Eko, Charlotte (the psychic's daughter), and Claire's baby? Now that Eko left the show (of his own volition, no less), how will they resolve that shit? I have faith... but it's certainly being tested.
Feb. 4, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST
by David Lazarus Long
and the island is actually the back of a giant time hopping mechanical turtle from another galaxy. I should totally write this show myself. @_@
Feb. 4, 2007, 10 a.m. CST
I like Lost -- show 5 minutes of plot, surrounded by 20 minutes of treading water, insert 20 minutes of backstory on a character who's gonna die next week, so all we're left with is the 5 minutes of real story and a memory of a character who once mattered. But this season, after an interesting start (We Others are the nice ones: we kidnap children from their parents & we have a noble purpose, youse guys are really evil, because we say so), the development just shows the Others are backwoods evil ("Deliverence" anyone?), over and over again. I await real development... but I'm not excited by this set of spoilers for this episode. I miss the mystery, and am growing annoyed at the false dramatic buildups with no payoff. The writers are forgetting to toss us our occasional bone, and we're gnawing on our own skin...
Feb. 4, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST
by Read and Shut Up
WRITERS: "We've got it figured out! At the beginning we'll put people on an island, and then when the viewership is down to three or so we'll get the castaways OFF the island! Brilliant!" I'm sure during the script pitch the show was originally called "Kick the Shit Out of Sawyer at Every Opportunity."
Feb. 4, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST
"Kick the shit out of Sawyer at every opportunity.... BRILLIANT!!!"
Feb. 4, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST
by David Lazarus Long
He said if they sucker punch him one more time... Well, he's just gonna take it. Like all the other times. And that freckles is a freak in the sack.
Feb. 4, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST
by David Lazarus Long
She had the baby. Just fucking end it already. I swear to the GODS if I have to hear her screaming about "MY BABY, MY BABY, SOMEONE TOOK MY BABY SOMEONE TOUCHED MY BABY SOMEONE LOOKED AT MY BABY FUNNY SO I'M GONNA START SCREAMING MY BABY MY BABY" I will f'in knife someone.
Feb. 4, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST
That is a good call... It used to be "WALT! I GOTTA FIND WALT!" with Michael. It seems we will always have a character on the show that says the same things over and over.
Feb. 4, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST
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Feb. 4, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST
Amen to that.
Feb. 4, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST
"r u on the list?"
Feb. 4, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST
I watched the first 6 in hopes that some of the flaws of th show would be addressed. I was disappointed. There are by my count four fatal flaws with the show: 1.) Thanks to flashbacks, we the audience know more than any of the characters on the show, thus all the characters seem more and more ignorant in our eyes. On top of this the characters never talk to one another, so they have no way of figuring out what we know. 2.) Thanks to the stretched timeline, only about 2 and a half months have passed on the island, while over two years have passed for us. This means the characters cant change or grow at the same rate as the show's audience. 3.) The producer's obsession with introducing more and more mysteries without solving the old ones is making many viewers question whether or not the producers know what they are doing. 4.) And the biggest one I hope would be addressed in this block of 6 is the establishment of "rules" regarding the island. There seems to be some hope of this. Ben seems to know practically everything about everyone, and it is possible he may be controlling the "monster" as well. This is good as it establishes Ben as either the "big bad" or he is controlled by the "big bad". Either way it establishes a rule. Without rules regarding the island, the show can't establish conflicts based on anything more than ignorance. If there is a "plan" then like every plot, it would have three acts: 1)Introduce the characters, 2)set up the conflict, 3)resolve the conflict. The show needs to move on to Act 2 of the show's arc.
Feb. 4, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST
...does this mean we won't have to read your incessant whining in the talkbacks once the show actually starts? Somehow, I doubt it.
Feb. 4, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST
it's a TV show. It isn't going to cure cancer, stop the war in Iraq, or reverse global warming. Yes, I have had my moments of wondering where "Lost" is going. Then I remind myself that the weakest episodes of this show are far better than 95% of the vacuous swill being broadcast elsewhere.
Feb. 4, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST
Once again up until the point where Mulder left and the show went wildly out of control X-Files was and remains one of the best shows on TV. Also a lot of the questions were answered and season6 that is if you bothered to pay attention. Seriously are you guys crazy X-Files was one of the most influential shows of the 90s. You are all so obsessed with how badly it ended you keep forgetting that it had 6 AMAZING seasons.
Feb. 5, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST
Lost - Grade - A I'm not going to screw around. It's good. Really good. Like season-one, stuff-gets-answered, can't-wait-for-the-next-episode good. To recap: Ben is bleeding out on the table. Jack is demanding the release of Kate and Sawyer. And the fan base is demanding some frickin' forward movement. Well, how about the full-on Juliette backstory? Information about how the Others ended up on the Island? Super-creepy Dharma experiment sequences? Yeah. You know you want it. And by the end, you'll be begging for more. Well, that, and praying that this isn't just another tease from a show that always seems to start strong out of the gate. — Daniel Fierman
Feb. 5, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST
ArianeB, take your essay and cram it up your ass. "Why I Wont Be Watching Lost Anymore". What is this, Civics class? Fuck off.
Feb. 5, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST
the last lost episode took place before week 8 of the nfl season way to keep up there. it has made me long for the old school repeat style
Feb. 5, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST
by David Lazarus Long
This isn't Civics class? FUCK, I'M LATE!! ...No, nevermind, I dropped out of college. Silly me! And now, my essay on why I want to bone Evangeline Lilly...
Feb. 5, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST
have you noticed that the Lost lovers are the most venemous people on this message board. Grow up. People don't like your show, big freaking deal. They want to come and poke fun at it because they feel betrayed because they put three years into a show that tricked them into thinking it was going somewhere. The Lost Lovers are beginning to sound like the Iraq Warmongers. Just give it some more time, Bush has a plan, you are just too impatient. Bullshit. I think two years was enough. If he writers can't pull answers out of their ass by now, then they don't respect the audience. Telling us that we have limited attention span is nonsense. Battlestar Galactica has been on for the same amount of time as Lost and, while there are still major mysteries left, has revealed enough so that I have no doubt that they aren't making the shit up as they go along. I pegged Lost as another Twin Peaks (strange for the sake of strange) back in the last quarter of season one and nothing has happened to change my mind. And, for Ashok0, I skipped through all the flashback scenes of Kate in that last episode and ended up watching Lost for a total of 20 minutes. The show certainly is not flashback-lite.
Feb. 5, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST
Are you wearing any other colors besides black yet?
Feb. 5, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST
Unlike most television shows, this series was conceived as a novel, with a defined beginning, middle, and end. In addition, even tie-in novels, comic books, and short stories play a significant part of the overall story. The show uses an arc-driven storytelling style now prevalent in science fiction and in mainstream drama. <p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_5
Feb. 5, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST
Fuck off. You and Yogsoggy should go beat each other senseless with your Lovecraft collections. Go.
Feb. 5, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST
...quit stealing my post titles, ya fuckin' douchebag! Geez. Kids today have no respect.
Feb. 5, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST
by David Lazarus Long
but Babylon 5 bored me to freakin' tears both times I watched it. Maybe it worked better as a novel. Maybe I just couldn't give a rats ass about fake space politics. The world may never know.
Feb. 5, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST
please seek therapy. Anyone that is as full of rage over a difference of opinion about a TV show is likely a danger to themselves and the people around them. It isn't healthy to invest so much of your life and time into a TV show that a comment against it becomes an attack against you. Aside from that , I'm not sure what sort of sick perverted internet sex game you are playing, but what I am wearing and what color it is, is none of your business.
Feb. 5, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST
From UnNews: Executive producer of the hit ABC series Lost Carlton Cuse recently announced a new plan to deal with the show, which has in recent months become what some critics call a "quagmire." "Mistakes have been made," Cuse said. "Ana-Lucia was a terribly annoying character. The end of season 2 made no sense. This season, Kate and Sawyer are being held in a zoo of some sort and apparently there are two islands now. It is a difficult situation. And the responsibility rests on me." The speech was delivered in the midst of a three-month stretch which has seen no progress made in the situation. "We need to find an end point," Cuse continued in a somber tone. "America needs to be assured that we know what we are doing. The goal has always been to have a beginning, middle, and end. But we can't just end now. That would result in this show being a failure, and a failure is unacceptable." Cuse then announced his controversial plan. "That is why I am announcing the creation of twenty new characters. These characters will tie up loose ends, answer questions, and clarify meanings," Cuse said. "Some may wonder how these characters will succeed where previous efforts have failed. Well, here are the differences. The Others, who weren't really the Others but turned out to be from another section of the plane (except for the people from that group who were indeed Others) tended to annoy and bring a negative dynamic to the cast. New characters, such as the planned attractive female twins trapped in the jungle, should entertain as well as bring answers with their psychic powers. The giant four-toed foot will be explained by a Paul Bunyan-esque character. In short, this significant commitment should bring enough force to wipe through issues like the black smoky thing, DHARMA, and the numbers." Cuse added that the plan will commence in approximately twenty days. The characters will be deployed at strategic points in the season and may even pour over into the next season, which will be an "all-out, non-stop assault" of sorts. The plan has already seen vocal criticism. In a response to Cuse's speech, a skeptical ABC representative showed concern that this will only further entrench the network in Lost's plot and force ABC to make an open-ended commitment. "We have no idea how long we'll have to keep this show going if we follow this plan," said the rep, who chose to remain nameless. "I mean, what about the storylines that these new characters start? Why do these twins suddenly show up, and what's their past? Why the hell is Paul Bunyan on an island? This will only create more problems. The only solution is a phased killing off of every character, or else have them all just get rescued." Other critics believe that the commitment is in fact not enough to get the job done. "This is really not a sufficient amount of characters," one dedicated Lostpedia administrator said. "What we really need is, like 70 or 80 new characters to really finish off the show. If we get enough characters in there, eventually the whole island can become a self-sufficient country and start its own entertainment business. From there we can enjoy far less complicated television shows performed by beloved characters from Lost." Cuse says that this is an exit strategy, but the exit will not happen until the story is finished. "We will not stop writing until we know exactly why this island has polar bears. Oh, and we'll reanimate Eko. He was actually cool."
Feb. 5, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST
From UnNews: Executive producer of the hit ABC series Lost Carlton Cuse recently announced a new plan to deal with the show, which has in recent months become what some critics call a "quagmire." "Mistakes have been made," Cuse said. "Ana-Lucia was a terribly annoying character. The end of season 2 made no sense. This season, Kate and Sawyer are being held in a zoo of some sort and apparently there are two islands now. It is a difficult situation. And the responsibility rests on me." The speech was delivered in the midst of a three-month stretch which has seen no progress made in the situation. "We need to find an end point," Cuse continued in a somber tone. "America needs to be assured that we know what we are doing. The goal has always been to have a beginning, middle, and end. But we can't just end now. That would result in this show being a failure, and a failure is unacceptable." Cuse then announced his controversial plan. "That is why I am announcing the creation of twenty new characters. These characters will tie up loose ends, answer questions, and clarify meanings," Cuse said. "Some may wonder how these characters will succeed where previous efforts have failed. Well, here are the differences. The Others, who weren't really the Others but turned out to be from another section of the plane (except for the people from that group who were indeed Others) tended to annoy and bring a negative dynamic to the cast. New characters, such as the planned attractive female twins trapped in the jungle, should entertain as well as bring answers with their psychic powers. The giant four-toed foot will be explained by a Paul Bunyan-esque character. In short, this significant commitment should bring enough force to wipe through issues like the black smoky thing, DHARMA, and the numbers." Cuse added that the plan will commence in approximately twenty days. The characters will be deployed at strategic points in the season and may even pour over into the next season, which will be an "all-out, non-stop assault" of sorts. The plan has already seen vocal criticism. In a response to Cuse's speech, a skeptical ABC representative showed concern that this will only further entrench the network in Lost's plot and force ABC to make an open-ended commitment. "We have no idea how long we'll have to keep this show going if we follow this plan," said the rep, who chose to remain nameless. "I mean, what about the storylines that these new characters start? Why do these twins suddenly show up, and what's their past? Why the hell is Paul Bunyan on an island? This will only create more problems. The only solution is a phased killing off of every character, or else have them all just get rescued." Other critics believe that the commitment is in fact not enough to get the job done. "This is really not a sufficient amount of characters," one dedicated Lostpedia administrator said. "What we really need is, like 70 or 80 new characters to really finish off the show. If we get enough characters in there, eventually the whole island can become a self-sufficient country and start its own entertainment business. From there we can enjoy far less complicated television shows performed by beloved characters from Lost." Cuse says that this is an exit strategy, but the exit will not happen until the story is finished. "We will not stop writing until we know exactly why this island has polar bears. Oh, and we'll reanimate Eko. He was actually cool." http://tinyurl.com/2d5qs6
Feb. 5, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST
See if you can get Vanna on the line to sell you a sense of humor, you joyless fuck. Christ. On that note, I see ArianeB has handed in her term paper. Where are the rest of yours? HMMMMM?
Feb. 6, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST
The only person here that has no sense of humor is you. ArianeB's critique was absolutely spot-on and brilliant. If she had used the phrases "surge" and "escalation" it would have been even better. You are just an angry little dork who has senslessly attached your feelings of self-worth to a stupid TV show. Please seek therapy, I would hate to hear that you killed yourself or gone postal in the local Blockbuster when the show gets cancelled or finally falls apart under the weight of its numerous silly plot lines.
Feb. 6, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST
How did you know I was going to Blockbuster? You wanna go? Even though I'm REALLY sick of Rammstein, I'll let you pick the music for the ride over.
Feb. 6, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST
Or give us a new talkback for tomorrow's show? It's almost off the page.
Feb. 7, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST
I'm a bit behind watching this season so is this a new revealation this week or a past episode. It would be good to have Losties back together soon. But I am glad we're gonna get some answers. Season 2 was great while it was happening, but it was mostly about bringing the taillies into the story and changing the group dynamic for the rest of the Losties. Then by the middle of season 3 they killed all the taillies (except Bernard, who barely gets anything to do anyway), so in this series that supposed to reveal these big mysteries and have this series arc, it was just a little annoying to find out that the bulk of season 2 was just a big tease. Sure, we had some important plot developments that continue to count, but all the time they spent building the tail characters and how their introduction effected the established cast, it seems mostly undone. It made me feel a little ripped off and very annoyed. So my biggest problem
Feb. 12, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST
What exactly happened in Series 2, that really had any major relevance to series 3 and couldn't have been summed up in 2 or 3 episodes? Anyone?...didn't think so. The Swan hatch seems to have come and gone without incident, pretty much all the tailies are dead, and I don't think we should've had to sit through 23 episodes just to get desmond and be introduced to the others. That's why Lost is really starting to try my patience.