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NOTE: This thread will have spoilers for sure so if your going to start watching it from the beginning on DVD I suggest not reading these posts.


Anybody here Lost when watching Lost? I have been watching it from the beginning and the plot has gotten very complex. I give it to ABC as they have really done there homework keeping the shows linked together although going a bit to far with the time shifting.

This is one series that you either love or hate if you have not followed it from the beginning it simply wont make sense.

I am curious as to what other think?
 

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I'm trying to stick with it, but my wife gave up.

I'd actually just decided to stop because I saw it falling into what I always call X-File-itis (they're going to jerk you around and not resolve anything as long as the series doesn't get cancelled). (And on top of it, when they do cancel those new shows with a plot line, it's rare that you get the "resolution.")

But right then, they agreed to the plan to move the plot forward. I'm still admittedly :gah: when a character says "I can't (or won't) tell you why," obviously because they don't want to reveal a plot point at a point in the story when it otherwise would make total sense. But I'll probably stick it out.

enjoy,

P.S. LOL for Charlotte's third language this week.
 

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I watched the first season and part of the next. It became a train-wreck IMHO. Like a lot of these shows with the X-Files-itis syndrome.

It's sad really because they could be such great stories. Sadly in an effort to make money a potentially great story grows into a forgotten seed at the root of what becomes a monster plant that just keeps spewing limbs.
 

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P.S. LOL for Charlotte's third language this week.
No Kidding:yes:

The plot is a bit far fetched but its got me guessing as to how they plan on wrapping this all up.
Moving the island went a bit far.:rofl:
 

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Sadly in an effort to make money a potentially great story grows into a forgotten seed at the root of what becomes a monster plant that just keeps spewing limbs.
Well, the smoke monster was back again and thats still got me curious as to what in the world it is and how it came about. The effect is well done IMOP.
 

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I watched the first season and part of the next. It became a train-wreck IMHO. Like a lot of these shows with the X-Files-itis syndrome.

It's sad really because they could be such great stories. Sadly in an effort to make money a potentially great story grows into a forgotten seed at the root of what becomes a monster plant that just keeps spewing limbs.

I have to agree with Wayde. I also watched it the first year and maybe three quarters of the next although it was hard to tell because it seemed like it was on and off schedule so many times (or maybe that was the third year).

In any case, I think Babylon 5 got it right. A beginning, a middle and an end in five years, although the last year almost didn't make it because of the network. I think more shows should try to get a good story in a reasonable amount of years rather than convoluting the plot trying to keep it going ad nauseum.
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...In any case, I think Babylon 5 got it right. A beginning, a middle and an end in five years, although the last year almost didn't make it because of the network. I think more shows should try to get a good story in a reasonable amount of years rather than convoluting the plot trying to keep it going ad nauseum.
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Word. :T

I like it when you reveal plot points when they come up. If you put up a puzzle, the solution should tell us something. The solution to most Lost puzzles was another puzzle, the perfect example of which was the hatch, which became the countdown....

I also think actors would like series of a known duration because it would keep them from being stereotyped.

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I hung in there with it all the way through, but it was not without pains and frustration and them seriously dragging out much about nothing. The last season was where I drew the line with it. I got really bored. When and if you get there, you will probably understand, but it really gets stupid IMO. Well actually... it got stupid a long time ago, but I am a sucker I suppose. :sarcastic:
 

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I guess for myself its more just a curiosity as to where this will end up. I fully agree that they really push the limits. The last few shows have had some promising ideas but it looks like its going to get al bit silly in the next episode or so.
I'll hang in there just because Im one of these people that will be driven crazy if I dont find out what is up with the island.
I missed the series finales of Quantum leap and Sliders and to this day I still wonder what happened.
 

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I don't mind watching the show and in my opinion it's alright, but I'm so glad I rent them. I don't think that I would ever want to look back at previous episodes of people arguing over the most tiny things, and leaning one detail about a character which will in fact end up taking over a a week in front of the screen to appreciate them for their flaws, personalities etc. I liked it better when they used to feature a character or two in each episode, and there was an enteresting end that had you ready to see the next show. Now it seems at the end of each show I'm left wondering what the show was even about, or what I was suppossed to thinking about. Yes, there are still questions about the story that need answering at the end of each show, but they just don't seem to matter as much anymore with respect to the big picture. I could just be missing something, but for an individual such as me that appreciates a complex story with twist and turns, the order of events seems rather choppy as of late. I have heard there are some critical parts of the story comming up.
 

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My wife and I continue to watch Lost. Though it's definitely gotten a little crazy and weird, I don't personally care. I really can't even keep up with everything that's happened, so I don't care too terribly much if they wrap it all up. It's interesting this season, and the time shifting stuff has been OK with me. I'm still not sure why they need to get back to the island (other than to help the ones (I don't want to say "others") that they left behind), and I don't know how Locke dies, but whatever. In these types of shows, you just have to suspend disbelief and enjoy it for what it is. I also watch "24" and it's had good seasons and not-so-good seasons. In the end, shows like "Lost" and "24" are better than average TV in my opinion, so I continue to watch 'em. I used to watch "House" but it got boring for me, so I do know how it is when a show just runs its course for a person.
 

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If you see the bonus features of the last season disc there is a quick recap of the every season and what they consider to be the important parts of the shows. I thought it was fun to watch. I'm always confussed when they say previously on lost before a show, because what they might recap is always something from a year ago lol.
 

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Ok, last nights show was mostly a waist of time. If it wasn't for the end developing the way it did I really would have been disappointed And this thing between Kate and Jack is getting really stupid.

One thing that I dont understand who was that woman sitting beside Sayid in the plane as I thought his wife was killed earlier in the season?
 

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One thing that I dont understand who was that woman sitting beside Sayid in the plane as I thought his wife was killed earlier in the season?
Sayid was in handcuffs, so the woman would have been an official escorting him. Sayid was acting as a proxy for Kate where she was originally escorted in handcuffs on the Oceanic 815.

This is the same reason as Locke has to wear Christian Shepards shoes to act as a proxy for the dead body on the original flight.
And Hurley had a guitar just like Charlie did originally.

And perhaps Kate was being strange because she was pregnant from her and Jacks time the night before, making her a proxy for Claire.

Maybe Ben went to see Sayid, knowing he would make good on his threat to kill him the next time he see him, and then Ben pressed charges to get Sayid on the plane.

Eloise Hawking told us about the proxies. You guys aren't paying attention. :)

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Ok, that helps. this is one show you cant miss an episode or not pay attention otherwise nothing makes sense.
 

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Ok, that helps. this is one show you cant miss an episode or not pay attention otherwise nothing makes sense.
Isn't that why it's called "Lost?" :ponder:

Re last night being a waste of time: not IMHO - they are back on the island. Doesn't seem to have stopped the time-tripping (yet).

P.S (continuing my series started just last week): favorite line of the evening: "We're not going to Guam, are we?"

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I wonder if he is going to be one of the people who has to return to the island?
 

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I wonder if he is going to be one of the people who has to return to the island?
Based on the third person in the Daniel/Charlotte group (I've forgotten his name), I'd assume our pilot is one of those affected by the light. So I think he'll turn up somewhere - just hope for his sake it's not like Oceanic pilot!

Besides, I enjoy seeing the actor in something other than Silverado.
 

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Next week looks good as I am curious as to what happens to Loc (Jeremy Bentham)
 

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It seems from reading this thread that a couple of posters may not know this but next season is the last season of Lost so everything will come to an end and conclusion (hopefully).


Now if we could get someone to pick up Carnevale (HBO) and at least do a movie to finish out the story. Was great at the end of season 2.
 
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