I usually do not take the time to come post in these forums but from my understanding is that the writers/producers of this show read these pages (or they would like you to think they do). Utter dissappointment cannot even begin to describe this episode. I am in complete shock because I feel I have just wasted my time on every other TV program out there which is why I don't watch network TV to begin with. LOST wants to be different and it wants to be the best but If the people who are in charge of this show don't get their heads out of their ***** no one is going to care.
I believe at this point LOST is on a slippery slope. Its GO time for a show that is losing ratings. Tonights episode felt like an insult to my intelligence almost like they are dumbing it down for the Greys Anatomy crowd. The whole bear arc in tonights episode has to be one of the worst concieved and time wasting events yet on LOST. It was infinatly worse than last year with Sawyer and frog because at least other things were going on that episode.
Its seems like they are reaching to get back the audience that left when season 2 changed things up. The problem is the dumb crowd doesnt care about the gimmik websites, the message boards, the hours and hours of debating and theorizing that goes on at the water cooler, the deeper symbolism, the hidden meanings, and the things you have to break down like a calculus test because you missed it the first viewing. They don't care.....That crowd is like my father, who wont care if he misses an episode. He watches to be enterntained and nothing more...and for them having Locke spending 40 mins chasing a polar bear with an IQ of Steven Hawkins is self-serving enough. They don't care about continuity and character regressions.
The reason this show is a pheonomenon is because of everyone in here. The people who spend hours posting and coming up with new theories. The people who are along for the entire journey from start to finish who remember things like Jacks dads empty coffin and the mysterious radio tower. We know about the polar bears already. We know that Locke is a loser and is easily coerced. Tonight was just a regeneration of facts. The flashbacks are becoming tiring and useless. Its almost to a point where Locke being in a wheel chair is completely insignifigant. Everything seemed out of place and lazy tonight. Everything down to the way they introduced the new characters which was so lackluster and uneventful.
I have no idea what the writers were thinking tonight or what they have planned for the rest of the season but if this is a prelude of whats to come this is going to be far worse than a train wreck, this will be an atom bomb for a show that had the makings of the greatest drama of all of time.
Last night, I was disappointed with the epi. This morning, after trying to sleep it off, I woke up angry and hating the epi. I won't recount all of the reasons since most have already been covered by previous posters. I guess that I'm so pissed off means I really do love and care about the show. This was designed to reset the Locke character (one of my favs, by the way) and Terry did a fine job with a very lame script.
Locke being conned was interesting. Locke the farmer/hunter on a drug plant farm? That is a boring and unfortunately unresolved piece in the puzzle leading up to whatever put him in a wheelchair. I liked the long con backstory a lot better. I hope if Locke has another back story this season (if anyone is watching in 2007) that they fast forward out of the farm story quickly. In a word, boring.
As for the resolution of the hatch survivors, I guess we are just to assume that everything imploded but our guys were someone tossed to safety. Huh?
Just a very bad episode. I was so looking forward to returning to the old camp this week and this epi made me realize that without Jack, Kate, and Sawyer in the mix, the remaining players at camp are just not all that interesting.
I'm really fearing that the weekly trend of lost "Lost" viewers will be much worse after this week. I hope TPTB can wrap this show up quicker than anticipated because I think the way the show is trending, season four may be the most that we'll get.
Re: 3 down, 3 to go...they better...get better. (spoilers if you haven't seen all 3)
Originally Posted by NegativeEntropy
of course you're not going to get these answers in the first three, six, maybe even twent-four episodes. this is lost after all. just sit back, enjoy the ride, and question any 'answers' we do get.
yes this is the one very bad part about lost that needs to go. it takes 4-5 episodes for certain things that in real life would take 5 mins to explain...and 10 mins to explain if you get a different point of view. thats ****EDIT FOR LANGUAGE*** annoying to no end. i know its a show and the writers need to flesh out their stories but come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. while i like the fact lost is on for an hour...and has a pretty long season...i do believe that the show could be condensed nicely into 10-15 shows to cut out all the BS
Last edited by Baileysdad; 10-19-2006 at 08:46 AM.
Surprised no-one is mentioning this: People have been speculating about red shirts since season 1 because on the ABC website there was a diary by one of them; So people paid attention who it could be.
And now they hire 2 'hot' actors with debatable acting talent we've never seen before and throw them in? How and WHY should we connect to THOSE?
I totally agree with this. Wouldn't it have been awesome if they made some of the background redshirts that we've seen since day 1 (if they are even still around) step up? Me and my friends had the reaction of "who the hell are they, and why haven't we seen them until now!?" when the newbies started talking.
They did the same thing with Arzt, he showed up out of nowhere but no one really minded because it was still season 1... and we all had a blast with Arzt anyway.
Oh boy, where to begin? Many of you 'EH' folk have said exactly what played out in my head after veiwing this, this.... What was it? The strangest most annoying vehicle to deliver Lock outta S1? Or, was it a layer peel to see that there's now a certain sumthin' sumthin' now happening with Desmond?
The pot didn't look real.
Hurley's "dude" shoulda' been followed with a 'hey man, Mike set us up and he 'n Walt boated outta here...'
I'm feeling foolish, embarrased even by the 2 seasons of enthusiasticness I have displyed regarding this show to anyone that listens.
I guess I'll watch a few more of them to make sure I have a more complete perspective but the preveiws look gawd awful for next week. "Do you love him?" indeed.
This episode was maginally good, but I wondered if Hurley was going to say that about Michael the excuse to find Walt all the while leading Kate/Sawyer and Jack into the trap. I also thought that the Old Locke being back might be a little too late. I liked the way he was in season 1 and season 2 ruined it for me. Good to see Boone once again even though it was a part of a dream or vision.
Next weeks episode.
The Jack/Kate/Sawyer live triangle is going to be pretty lame. That is a set up for the SKate and Jate shippers.