Friday, August 15, 2008


Well, now I've done it.

After skimming numerous posts over the years by Hoy and Julius Goat regarding LOST, I finally watched my first episode last night. I've been watching the Olympics online at, and wondered what shows I could watch on other big station websites. I hit and watched about ten minutes of that new show "Wipeout." I'm all about the Japanese-style destroy-contestant game shows, but without the hilarious dubbed voices (and hilarious Japanese contestants), it just isn't the same. The contestants in Japan get pummeled into submission for glory and honor--American contestants just do it for the money. Well, OK, I guess that is pretty comical when I stop and think about it.

Anyhow, I browse other ABC shows and BOOM! Not only the most recent season of LOST, but EVERY EPISODE of LOST can be watched in high-quality, full-screen glory! How could I possibly resist? I've only heard good things about the show, and I've got another week left on my summer break...


I am sorely disappointed with the show. With all the hype I've read in the blogosphere, I expected to be entertained. Pelting me with a zillion new questions every episode is not my idea of fun. LOST is like a very poorly written book, or an episode of Family Guy that hops from one random flashback to another. It is annoying to try and keep track of every little detail. I was interested in Kate's back story, but it looks like I'll have to go through snippets of every other character's back story before I get another little snippet of Kate's, which will undoubtedly leave more unanswered questions. This shit is whack.

One, maybe two twists an episode and I'll try to figure things out. When there are a dozen new twists or weird looks by Locke or other characters each episode, I start to get lost. Hey! Maybe I'm on to something! The whole point of the show is to completely lose the viewer and to see how long they continue to watch. Well shit! I figured it out on episode 4, I don't need to watch any more episodes now! Woo!

(Also, when people regain the use of their legs through a plane crash, I start to lose interest)



Blogger Schaubs said...

It wasn't the plane crash... it was the island!

Keep watching, you will not regret it.

9:07 AM  
Blogger RaisingCayne said...

Yes! I echo your sentiments! I too have given the show a chance, but the first season is unbearable! I don't know how people got hooked in the first place. While I understand the desire to watch until more questions get answered... I think there's just far too many questions. The show's title doesn't alude to the storyline, it references the viewer's bewilderment!

9:13 AM  

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