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Another, more entertaining recap of LOST

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Here’s a spoof of two guys having to explain LOST to their girlfriends in five minutes:

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February 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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LOST returns: An awesome, quick recap

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It’s finally here. The last season of LOST begins this week. Even for the most hardcore fans, it can be hard keeping the sprawling storyline straight. It’s also been a while since it was last on air so if you want a quick refresher, here is this awesome and easy way to get back up to speed.

Written by the bee dub

January 31, 2010 at 6:12 am

LOST: Jump the shark part 2

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I just finished watching the finale and boy, what a letdown. It was the TV equivalent of a cup of slightly less than room-temperature coffee.

Frankly, I gave the show too much credit for having two good episodes in a row before tonight’s finale.

Sadly, I’m in it until the end. I have to know what the explanation for everything is so I’ll keep watching through the last season when it picks up again. But this show has clearly jumped the shark. Jacob’s identity was obvious way too early. The plotlines seem desperate. It’s just a big, fat mess of bad television.

I don’t even have the energy to write about it. Right now I feel like I just ate a lot of bread for two hours looking for the meat in between.

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May 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm

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LOST: I have to admit, I’m watching again

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So there I was, cruising along and keeping up with LOST episodes online.

But then a couple of weeks ago I got a curious itch to watch the show as it aired and I scratched it, big time. That last two episodes have been a much needed return to old form. First of all, everyone’s got guns again and people are shooting at each other. I realized how much that adds to the excitement and danger that the island represents. The time we spent watching characters trying to pick up their lives on the mainland was like watching bad community theater. I am now able to set aside any issues and just immerse myself in the current story, which is what I felt the show had lost for the last ten to fifteen episodes.

I still have some gripes. The fact that some folks are in the present and others in the past still feels a bit like bad 70’s TV. There’s still the looming, inevitable soap-opera angle that hangs over Sawyer, Julia, Jack and Kate. Ben Linus has lost his menace which really makes him pretty pointless as a character – I realize that he’s bound to regain some later but he seems almost pathetic now. Watching Jin and Sun determined to reunite through time is also a little painful.

But I’m engrossed once again and am anxious to see the next episode. Like they’ve done so many times in the past, this show has rebounded strong. It just took them a lot longer than it has before to show a return to brilliance. It almost feels as if they spent a lot of episodes killing time, as if they knew how they want the show to end but that storyline wasn’t going to take enough episodes that they agreed to so then we ended up with USDA Grade C filler.

Filler is never good. Not in bologna. Not on a music CD. And certainly not on episodic TV. Two episodes does not establish that the show is as good as it once was. But it’s nice to see some signs of life.

Written by the bee dub

May 11, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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LOST: Fun while it lasted

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lost-logoI’m done. I’m not saying I won’t watch the show anymore but I don’t own a DVR so for me, it’s either catch it at 9pm on Wednesday nights or catch up later online – which is a totally different, lower-intensity experience. From now on I’ll be watching online.

They’re finally done with the time shifting but not in a way I’m psyched about. Now they’re stuck in the 1970’s for good and become part of the Dharma Initiative? Sawyer’s now called LaFleur and is head of Dharma security? What the fuck? Sawyer and Juliet are now a couple…gee…did anybody not see that coming? That’s about as surprising as Hugo Chavez getting elected dictator for life in Venezuela. I mean, who votes against a dictator and lives to tell the tale?

Now weeks will go by while Sawyer, Jack, Juliet and Kate will all pine for the one they’re not with. This is what passes for a storyline? I think the only way this show becomes as interesting as it once was is to switch the format to serial porn. They all just start banging each other with bad dialogue. (Oh wait, I guess we don’t have to wait for the dialogue part.)

I tried to remember the last episode I thought was just simply awesome. I have to go all the way back to the episode where the mercenaries stormed the island and killed Benjamin Linus’ daughter. There may have been one after that, in fact I’m pretty sure there was but that’s the last one that comes to mind. That’s a long, long time ago.

I have to hand it to the people responsible for LOST for creating some of the best TV I’ve ever seen on a big-four network. The first two seasons were some of the most compelling TV ever created in my opinion. Since then, they’ve kind of faltered but always came back strong. The show must be a bitch to conceptualize and write. They did a great job for many seasons and now, it seems to have grown into something they can no longer control.

The one season-finale where they have all the flashbacks and only at the end do you realize they’re all actually fast-forwards was just amazing, can’t-miss television. Maybe they can get there again but I’m tired of waiting for that to happen.

Thankfully, the internet makes it easy to keep up without keeping a commitment.

Written by the bee dub

March 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm

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LOST: It’s make or break time

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lost-logoI’ve heard from more than one person that they’re considering bailing out on this show. The thought has definitely crossed my mind as well. There just doesn’t seem to be very much of an engaging storyline anymore.

It’s all going to come down to the next few episodes for me. They’re all finally back on the island and hopefully we’ll be making some progress to the final resolution of all the underlying questions. Mostly I’m happy that the people who left the island are back. Watching their trials and tribulations back in the real world was just painful and not very interesting. Everyone we thought was dead are now back among the living.

This show has lost a lot of steam. Let’s see if they can bounce back.

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March 4, 2009 at 10:01 am

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LOST: What we’ve been waiting for?

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I finally caught last week’s episode online.

For me, the new ‘season’ really starts next week. No more do we have to suffer the Oceanic 6’s trials and tribulations as they struggle to re-acclimate to life back in the real world. No more do we have to wait for characters to come back to life. Actually, that’s not true. There’s still one character that’s almost certain to come back to life now that they’ve brought his dead body back to the island. But that should come as a surprise to no one.

Everyone’s back and it’s time to see what happens. If we’re really lucky, maybe the time shifting will be done with too. I have a feeling that may be too much to hope for though.

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February 23, 2009 at 7:41 pm

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