View Full Version : Does anybody think this is getting nuts?
10-06-2005, 02:51 PM
I mean, I LOVE it, dont get me wrong, but the first season got us all on board and now they can pretty much put ANYTHING on and we are totally addicted! I am just so freaked out by the first three epis this season and there are so many more unanswered questions than last season so far. Maybe WE are the experiment, Damon wants to know how far they can go before we think, "yea this really is out of hand now". I'm no where near there yet, Im glad they are twisting it up like this.
I'm Lost all over again
10-06-2005, 02:54 PM
I am with you on Damon part. When I look at his eyes I see them twinkle in an odd manner, saying "I got you hooked..."
10-06-2005, 02:59 PM
One thing I love about this show the most is that you learn things as the characters do, and nothing more. The first season was all about getting their bearings on the island, and getting used to the jungle and all the weird things happening on it. Likewise, we were getting used to the idea of the crazy jungle island.
Since this season started, everything has been thrown for a loop in the story, and so have we. We're just as disoriented as the characters now that we've seen the hatch and so have they.
10-06-2005, 03:01 PM
Hopefully now that the hatch revelations are done it'll calm down a bit. I'm all for answers but now that we have answers about Dharma and the Swan etc. I have more questions than ever before! Hopefully the pace will slow a bit from next episode. Not too much though, I still want answers!
10-06-2005, 03:06 PM
As far as I'm concerned, they can pile whatever on they want, as long as they answer enough to keep the mythology from collapsing under its own weight. The key to mysteries like Lost's: answering some old questions as you introduce new questions, so you have a rolling thread of mysteries. It's also key to keep the characters strong and the situations within the realm of believability.
They strained that believability slightly last night with Kate watching as the timer counted down, even if I can see why Hurley and Sayid were standing down in Locke and Jack's confrontation. (Hurley because he didn't want it entered and Sayid because if Jack and Locke couldn't sort this out, they're all dead anyway)
However, in the end, all of these things that get piled on serve as interesting and fun diversions to the big mystery of the show, which is what, exactly, this island is. Knowing that that overarches all of this... and won't be revealed until its over, allows me to have fun with these other mysteries but not let my watching of the show depend on them.
10-06-2005, 04:05 PM
I agree . . . I'll love LOST 'til the very end, but it's getting . . . farfetched. Not that it wasn't before, but now the "mysteries" just seem to be piling on and changing or losing the focus of the show. There was something elemental about plane crash survivors living with only the bare necessities and what they could gather, fish or hunt from the island. I hope this doesn't become a show about secret tunnels rather than the beautiful Hawaiian scenery.
10-06-2005, 04:11 PM
I definatley do not like this new scientific edge that has been put out there the first three episodes. I almost wish this whole hatch thing would go away. I really don't want them to have food and shelter - sort of takes away from the original idea (deserted island). I also don't like all these people appearing on the island - gets too far fetched.
10-06-2005, 04:16 PM
The show has changed very drastically this season. It's obviously going to be about the bunker, and the tail section survivors, and nothing more. The characters are different, the entire pacing and writing of the show has changed a lot. I was expecting it, I knew the show would have to become about something, and make a committment to a storyline. The problem I am having with the show is that the events are just becoming too easy, too convienant, and no where near as interesting as last season. So many things about last season were intriguing. The last three weeks, while entertaining and well written, are not as riveting. Still a good show, but VERY different style and pacing this season so far.
10-06-2005, 04:27 PM
Honestly, the central problem I get from the first three episodes is that they all take place in a four to six hour span of time, but it is a span of time that we MUST get through before continuing on. Things are easy and convenient now, and not as interesting to some because these first 3 episodes have dealt with the immediate fallout of the season finale, and hasn't yet returned to the long view that Lost picked up starting in Tabula Rasa last year.
Hopefully, now that we're through the fire of this one night in their lives, things will start settling down. I note Tabula Rasa for a reason however... Pilot 1 & 2 were very similar in their overall crush of events (even if they comprised a temporally longer period) to these first 3 episodes. The setup was established there, and the setup for this season was established in these 3. The fact that it has taken 3 episodes is probably one of the things I can see people being most upset about.
10-06-2005, 04:32 PM
I am missing seeing the characters from last season. Charlie, Claire, Sun etc...
I guess I don't like the whole Hatch storyline. I feel like all of the characters are acting differently this year - it almost seems like a whole different show. I just hope they get out of the hatch and leave it behind.
10-06-2005, 04:39 PM
Actually, I feel like things are finally falling into place. :p