This episode was pretty awful, in fact I think it was worst than last weeks. I really thought this episode was going to turn into season 1 once Hurley found the junked out Vdub. I thought the rusted bus was simply a plot device to find the MAP which would turn into some kind of adventure. But of course Sawyer sees the map and tosses it aside to allow to have 40 minutes of nonsensical beer drinking, nick-name slandering, and joy riding of a bus in circles that did nothing to advance a plot that desperatly needs to be advanced.
The flashback was equally worse. I mean how orginal can you get. Father leaves family only to return once son wins the lottery. Son hates father...blah, blah, blah. Never saw that one before. Gee... why don't we explore how Libby and Hurley are connected pre-crash? Wait people dont care about that. We need to see for the umpteenth time that Hurley thinks he is cursed. Just like we need to see that Sawyer cons people, Kate runs, Locke keeps getting screwed over, ect. If your not going to do something in the flashback that advances the plot or answers a question just get rid of them all together. What used to be a strength of the show is turning into a glarring weakness.
TPTB obv. ripped off the Asian reporters name from Family Guy and the bus scene was a complete job off Little Miss Sunshine. I am really getting sick of the cheesy music, cliche montage scenes which stinks of day time soap oprahs that evoke no emotion what so ever. Its so over done and completely generic at this point why even bother. That time should have been spent with the people on beach grilling Sawyer and Kate on where the hell they have been.
Putting Dharma symbols on everything is getting over the top. Its one thing to have work clothes and buildings with symbols but to take the time to put it on a vehicle and beer is getting absurd. Whats next Dharma credit cards and porn magazines?
What has happened to this show is every shade of wrong. Its a shame to see such brilliance fall by the wayside. This show is on its last lives and if it doesnt something mindbending next week, stick a fork in it.
Why should Sawyer apologize for nailing her on the truth? Kate needs to grow up, of course so does Sawyer, but Kate is much worse and I never really realized that until this season.
I love Hurley, but the whole episode just seemed pointless. I chuckled a few times, but it just feels like at this point in the game they've got this large cast that no longer serves any real purpose in the story line so they're making stuff up for them to do and I've grown so tired of Sawyer and his nicknames and his all around worthlessness. They've got this very popular character and they do nothing with him but have him sitting around being worthless and pining for Kate.
The last 3 minutes made the episode worth while and next week's looks pretty good, but I'm a LOST fan that loves the mystery and creepiness and the characters that can bring that to forefront so that's probably why I rate this episode as mindless filler and good comedy relief that doesn't require a second look to see if I missed anything.
I also thought the Sawyer and Kate moments were mind numbing and like most have grown tired of the whole "I'm prepubescent Kate with a bad case of puppy love for two men." Keep her in the jungle shooting guns please. That's the most I've enjoyed Kate all season.
Well, looks like we're back to where the previews for next week are better than the episode. This episode did nothing. Hurley builds a golf course, Hurley eats ranch dressing, Hurley walks for a few minutes and finds a car. Hurley needs something better to do.
The preview for this episode said something like "don't miss this episode or you won't know what people are talking about tomorrow". What are people talking today about? How bad the show was?
Last edited by FREDTAYLOR; 03-01-2007 at 08:31 AM.
Once again blissful ignorance reigns over our Losties. What? There's an old vehicle in the jungle which could contain maps of the island? I don't know, Hurley. We really need to get these shelves organized.
I guess one visit to a Dharma facility managed to kill Nikki's desire to explore.
just one word: dumb. i'm really upset. i didn't think they could get lower than last week, but apparently they could, and did. my brother warned me that a hurley episode would be a nothing-episode, but i was like "well, it could be something, he's all about the numbers! and libby should be there!" but no. a nothing-episode where kate's scene with Rousseau could have been one of the first scenes of the episode. (shocker! who ELSE would she go on the island to ask for help?! and THANK GOD locke and sayid found her b/c apparently she was going to go back to the others with only one other person... and didnt' give locke/sayid a chance to explain themselves on why they weren'tlooking for them)
and, i'm sorry, putting people's lives in danger for a stupid car that probably wouldn't have any gas or working parts is the stupidest thing ever. i feel like Jin would have punched them out before letting them talk him into pushing that car over the hill.
and a car is the stupidest way to "break the curse" if it even did. cheesy. corny, totally irrelavant to the plot. "lets throw in a skeleton wearing a dharma jump suit, that'll make it ok"
dumb. a total waste of an hour i didn't have last night that i trusted LOST would make worthwhile. it upset me so much that i took some time to post about it instead of writing lab reports and doing problem sets. i swear, next week better be good or i'm not watching anymore this season and their ratings can go down one more viewer. i'll buy the dvds when they come out, yes, because i've invested too much time and have become attached to some characters, but i can't do this week-to-week bit if the people in charge are going to pull this crap week after week.
I didn't actually mind this episode. It had a sunny feeling to it that made me overlook things that'd overwise piss me off. There were three things that bothered me though:
1: The characters don't act like actual human beings anymore. Their actions/reactions are just not realistic, and that takes me out of the story more than anything else in this show.
2: Michael Giacchino has been phoning it in for the past two weeks. He is obviously not trying since he's a very talented composer who's written some incredible music for Lost. The music in the past two weeks episodes has been awful. That single plantive note repeating dum.......dum........dum........dum...... in every vaguely "sad" scene is just annoying as hell now.
3: The "surprises" are no longer surprising. When Kate said she was going to get some help and then stormed off into the jungle... who else was she going to get other than Danielle? When Hurley was taken to the psychic... did anyone think Cheech didn't set it up? As soon as Tricia Tanaka asked to go inside the Mr Cluck's... did anyone not expect the meteorite? Things are SO telegraphed now.
I actually quite liked this episode, but I didn't love it. Heroes blew me away on Monday. It was exciting and clever and the twists were unexpected and the visuals were awesome and the final scene was heartwrenching. When it was over I immediately wanted to watch it again. I can't remember the last time Lost made me feel like that.
ok, this episode sucked. However, I was not as angry this week as I was with last week, because at least no promises were made that weren't fulfilled. Hurley trying to start a van? Come on, is this what it has come down to? The corpse has had time to rot, but there is good tire pressure in the tires? I sure hope next weeks episode is better than this.
On a positive note, it's a good thing that they decided to show this season with the remaining epidsodes back to back, because if I waited 2-3 weeks for an episode of this quality, I would have put a shotgun in my mouth.
I agree with Baileysdad about the van in the woods, that one forced me to turn my brain off or come up with some kind of insane excuse (much like this week's Heroes *wouldn't they be radiation poisoned!?* moment).
Ah, see, I noticed these little inconsistencies already in that particular series when he was boiling the water and Matt's meter went red. But you know what? First of all, Heroes is a superhero series, lost is or, prior to flashes before your eyes, claimed to be a mysterious but realistical series; It's in the mind's eye MUCH easier to 'suspend disbelief'.
Secondly, even the first season of lost had inconsistencies and glaring errors, but the script and camerawork was so good we forgot about them and applauded the series and idea as a whole. Sadly enough, bad camera-work and mind-numbingly dumb plot devices are about 90 percent that makes up lost in season 3, so these kind of things stand out.