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Old 09-28-2005, 03:40 PM Offline   #1 (permalink)



 
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this show is good as hell. if you don't watch it you need to but you need to watch season 1 first before you jump into season 2. i'm tryna put ya'll up on something, give it a shot.



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Once again, Wednesday night is one of the best television nights of the week, with several great shows going head to head. The latest hit is the show Lost from creator J.J. Abrams, who also created the shows Felicity and Alias, and who‚€™s due to helm Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 3. The premise of Lost: a plane crashes on an island, stranding 48 survivors. Oh, and there‚€™s a mysterious creature running around terrorizing them. Gilligan‚€™s Island this ain‚€™t. Survivor the scripted show, this ain‚€™t.

There are several things that characterize J.J. Abrams writing. He has a love op pop culture, but doesn‚€™t mistake pop culture references for good writing (very few shows can mix pop references naturally into the rhythm of the show and still produce interesting characters and dialogue and not give into in-joke winking at the audience. An example of the former would be Gilmore Girls; the latter, the movie Shark Tale). He loves witty, romantic banter. He loves strong women. He loves thrillers with constant twists and surprises, and he's not afraid to veer into science fiction territory, which means he writes above the expectations of the audience, never condescending to them.

No matter how intriguing the premise, if you don't care about the characters, no one‚€™s going to watch. Abrams focuses on just three folks, making us care about them while whetting our appetite to learn about the others. Based on his previous shows, I expect a love triangle of some sort to develop before too long. The other thing to expect is that no one is as they seem. Jack (Matthew Fox), the doctor, helps the injured and maintains order and civility. Kate (Evangeline Lilly) was a prisoner being transported on the flight. There is a member of the Iraqi Republican Guard; a junkie, British rock ‚€˜n roll bassist (The Lord of the Rings‚€™ Dominic Monaghan); a black father (Harold Perrinneau, from Oz) and his young son; and a squabbling, supposedly adult, brother and sister among the cast of characters. As a testament to how well the characters are developed, there is an Asian couple who don‚€™t speak English. Yet, despite the language barrier, we know that he is a domineering husband (who at one point orders her to button the top button of her blouse when she is talking to a man) and that she is submissive, but yearns for more (as she unbuttons that same button when he turns his back). Identity and motives all come into question as Abrams layers intrigue with the jockeying of alliances and constant deception.

The whole concept of man on an island reminds us of who we truly are. "Three days ago we all died. We should all be able to start over," Jack says. Who they were before the crash was their old nature. This time on the island represents their chance at redemption -- if they want it. When stripped of the conventions of society, without the veneer of civilization, are we the cast of Lord of the Flies waiting to happen or can we rise above our basic nature? Terry O‚€™Quinn‚€™s character, when talking about backgammon, explains, "there are two players: one is light and one is dark," echoing the sentiment that there are ultimately two sides, good and evil. The mysterious creature on the island reminds me of the Bible passage "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (I Peter 5:8).

If you like popcorn thrillers with an air of wit and intelligence, this show is easily one of the best new shows of the year.
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it Seems like every time i tried to watch it sumthing happened. But i know it's a good show I def want to get into but i'm missed almost all of season 1
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it Seems like every time i tried to watch it sumthing happened. But i know it's a good show I def want to get into but i'm missed almost all of season 1
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Well I couldn't watch the 1st season last year because of scheduling and shit but I got all the eps and finished watching them today, including up til last week....

THIS SHOW IS CRACK SQUARED! If anyone likes this show, every week I'll do like a mini review of the episode.
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Well I couldn't watch the 1st season last year because of scheduling and shit but I got all the eps and finished watching them today, including up til last week....

THIS SHOW IS CRACK SQUARED! If anyone likes this show, every week I'll do like a mini review of the episode.

yeah do it, cause it's always some kind of sign in the show that goes unnoticed till you watch it like the thrid time. it's a lot of hidden signs that you have to look for, that's why i like the show.
 
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Yup, I'll be doing a mini synopsis for each ep starting on Wednesday.
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Lost upadate for 10.12.05 *Spoilers*



We learned that 23 or so people survived from the tail section of the plane. We saw more into Hurley's background on his attitude about change and how it affects people. Also, Claire found the bottle of messages that the raft was carrying and Sun buried it because, I think, if people saw it they would lose all hope. Overall: 7.6/10

Pretty average episode to lead into something bigger.
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This ep was focused on Sun/Jin. Shows some backstory on how they first met. Also, we learn more about the 'others' especially when Eko and Jin see like 10-12 of them walking and one of them was holding a teddy bear (a kid) Just WTF is going on here? Overall: 8.4/10

Good episode that will lead up to the demise of a character soon.
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i love the show but it moves pretty slow which can get annoyin . but its still an amazing tv show that i would recommend people to watch
 
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^^Yep but to get as much backstory in the writers gotta move slow. Shit is still very well done though.
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