Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's Not Just The Title, It's How I Feel After Watching

Hey, LOST is back for its final season! Hey, I have no frakkin' clue what's going on!

SPOILERS AHOY!

Well, that was certainly weird. Apparently after the atom bomb went off on the island in 1977 (I think?) there are now two time lines? One in which the Losties were thrown back into the present day, and one in which they never crashed on the island at all, in which the island is under water. Yup, makes perfect sense to me!

I was under the impression that the creators were going to wrap everything up in the final season, but it looks like they just delivered a big package of WTF? to our doorsteps. Two time lines? A temple full of other Others? More new characters to keep track of? The embodiments of Good and Evil possessing the bodies of familiar characters? My head's hurting. Excuse me while I go and lie down in dark room.

I've been a big fan of the show ever since the first episode, but I have to admit that half the time I have no idea what's going on with the plot. That's not a condemnation, by the way. I kind of like that it's convoluted and confusing. It's fun trying to figure out what's going on. I think about each episode long after it's over, as I try to figure out what I just saw. You can't say that about Two And A Half Men.

I have an uneasy feeling that the series finale can't possibly live up to everyone's expectations, but that's OK. To use a hackneyed cliche, this show's more about the journey than the destination.

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