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paiktis
06-08-2010, 20:05:59
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Debaser
06-08-2010, 20:42:35
I was a big fan of Lost, enjoyed every episode of every series, and didn't even really mind the end too much. Sure it would have been a million times better if they'd stuck to the more scientific themes of seasons 3 & 4, but even then it wasn't as if any of it actually added up, it was all empty bluster, allusions to underlying themes that were never backed up in any solid or real way. It was clever in that it always left you thinking that maybe one day there was going to be a big reveal, but I think everyone really knew it wasn't going to happen. Maybe the writers thought it would be cancelled before they had to show their cards.

Anyway, yes it was brilliant, the best TV series since Twin Peaks maybe, but actual real lasting meaning? I don't think so.

ps: Pics of your sister please.

paiktis
06-08-2010, 21:48:56
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Lazarus and the Gimp
06-08-2010, 22:18:41
Gave up halfway through season 2 when I decided the writers were taking the piss.

MOBIUS
07-08-2010, 10:34:10
Exactly the same as Laz. Tried at the start of another series to see if it had changed but it was still shit.

At the start of the last series they had an hour long 'catch up' programme - everyone could have saved their time just watching that in my opinion...:(

I actually have the last couple of episodes saved on my TV, but I just know that watching them will be an utter waste of time...:rolleyes:

MDA
07-08-2010, 20:22:16
I watched an episode in the first season and said, "oh, hell no". I figured with so much unexplained in just one episode, it would be a mess before it was over.

For once, that was a good choice.

paiktis
08-08-2010, 15:50:06
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Cheshire Cat
10-08-2010, 13:17:33
Oh well, taste is personal.

this feeling is reinforced by seeing on this forum how several times posters criticized one series or the other, then praised others which instead in my eyes suffered much more of the flaws they objected to those they disliked.

:D

One could say it' s a bit forced to judge a show the biggest part of which you elected to not watch.
But yes, if you were disappointed because you could not find thorough explanations and the whole 6-season script revealed in advance in the footnotes of every episode, you probably did the right thing.
If the one, eight or twenty episodes you saw didnt' strike or appeal to your chords, the remaining hundred or more wouldn't have changed it.

This doesn't mean it wasn't a series worth to be watched, or that those who liked it are less intellingent or cultured than the vocal majority who seem to diss it here on CG
:p

It might not have been the most successful tv series of all time, but still millions of vieweers watched it and liked it, and I was one of them
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_Lost
(hey it even got a wiki of its own: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lostpedia)

As well as some of the series topping all-time charts from various sources acutallly meant nothing to me and left me rather cold
:cute:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:EmmyAward_ComedySeries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:EmmyAward_DramaSeries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:GoldenGlobeTVComedy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:GoldenGlobeTVDrama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Academy_Television_Award_for_Best_Comedy_( Programme_or_Series)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Academy_Television_Award_for_Best_Drama_Se ries
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/jan/12/guardian-50-television-dramas

for instance, while I found Lost engrossing and riveting, Life on Mars was to me one of the most disappointing and obnoxious.
I could take and quote verbatim for it the objections moved here by Deb, Mob & MDA for Lost.
I wonder what do they tink of it
:D


THAT said, I rate the final episode "sideways" ending the lowest point in all the 120
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article7135548.ece
Mike Hale, of The New York Times:
“The Lost finale, in the immediate aftermath, felt forced and, well, a bit of a cop-out,”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_(Lost)#Critical_reaction
I might rerturn on it with time and rethink, but alas my first feeling at the end of the finale was totally in line with
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_(Lost)#Critical_reaction
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun gave the episode a highly negative review, writing "If this is supposed to be such a smart and wise show, unlike anything else on network TV (blah, blah, blah), why such a wimpy, phony, quasi-religious, white-light, huggy-bear ending. … Once Jack stepped into the church it looked like he was walking into a Hollywood wrap party without food or music — just a bunch of actors grinning idiotically for 10 minutes and hugging one another."
:(

Despite that, I think this will be the first series I'll buy the complete collection when it comes out as imho it's one which will be very well worth RE-watching it knowing it whole story now

BTW, did you know that two actors formed a RL match not conform to the character couples portrayed in the series?
(a bit of star gossip here - paiktis, did your little sister like hobbits?)
http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/07/13/dominic-monaghan-evangeline-lilly-still-together/
http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/07/24/dominic_monaghan_aamp_evangeline_lilly_e

paiktis
10-08-2010, 17:48:14
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Funko
11-08-2010, 07:57:37
I almost gave up midway through season 2, which was by far the low point, but it got better after that.

The finale... well... I'm not sure. I really wanted the alternate present to be the strand of history that happened when the nuke went off, ending with Desmond persuading them all they actually had to reverse that so they go back to the initial time line. Hence Juliet's "it worked" just before she died. As it wasn't that, I was disappointed.

Cheshire Cat
11-08-2010, 08:24:29
Juliet instructed Sawyer how to unplug & replug to get the candy bar.
Desmond & Jack did the same with the stone.

Didn't Juliet say "it worked" to Sawyer too in the sideway timeline?
(and it's legal too)

MOBIUS
11-08-2010, 09:46:58
Oh well, taste is personal.

this feeling is reinforced by seeing on this forum how several times posters criticized one series or the other, then praised others which instead in my eyes suffered much more of the flaws they objected to those they disliked.

:D

One could say it' s a bit forced to judge a show the biggest part of which you elected to not watch.
But yes, if you were disappointed because you could not find thorough explanations and the whole 6-season script revealed in advance in the footnotes of every episode, you probably did the right thing.
If the one, eight or twenty episodes you saw didnt' strike or appeal to your chords, the remaining hundred or more wouldn't have changed it.

This doesn't mean it wasn't a series worth to be watched, or that those who liked it are less intellingent or cultured than the vocal majority who seem to diss it here on CG
:p

It might not have been the most successful tv series of all time, but still millions of vieweers watched it and liked it, and I was one of them
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_Lost
(hey it even got a wiki of its own: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lostpedia)

As well as some of the series topping all-time charts from various sources acutallly meant nothing to me and left me rather cold
:cute:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:EmmyAward_ComedySeries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:EmmyAward_DramaSeries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:GoldenGlobeTVComedy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:GoldenGlobeTVDrama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Academy_Television_Award_for_Best_Comedy_( Programme_or_Series)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Academy_Television_Award_for_Best_Drama_Se ries
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/jan/12/guardian-50-television-dramas

for instance, while I found Lost engrossing and riveting, Life on Mars was to me one of the most disappointing and obnoxious.
I could take and quote verbatim for it the objections moved here by Deb, Mob & MDA for Lost.
I wonder what do they tink of it
:D


THAT said, I rate the final episode "sideways" ending the lowest point in all the 120
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article7135548.ece

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_(Lost)#Critical_reaction
I might rerturn on it with time and rethink, but alas my first feeling at the end of the finale was totally in line with
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_(Lost)#Critical_reaction

:(

Despite that, I think this will be the first series I'll buy the complete collection when it comes out as imho it's one which will be very well worth RE-watching it knowing it whole story now

BTW, did you know that two actors formed a RL match not conform to the character couples portrayed in the series?
(a bit of star gossip here - paiktis, did your little sister like hobbits?)
http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/07/13/dominic-monaghan-evangeline-lilly-still-together/
http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/07/24/dominic_monaghan_aamp_evangeline_lilly_e

It's OK, you're allowed to like it, honest!:D

I mostly loved the first series but gave up watching the second series about halfway through in disgust! I tried to re-engage several times, but by then the damage was done for me.

I have the last few episodes etc recorded, and will get around to watching them at some point...

The one that's doing it for me at the moment is Spartacus, Blood and Sand - season finale next week!:beer: