Let’s talk about Lost. It’s on tonight. Is that guy they’ve been torturing in the hatch an other, or not? I think he is. Just look at him. Shifty-eyed bugger. I think LOST is the best show on TV right now and I don’t understand why we don’t talk about it much here, so I’m going to write a four part series on it.
I want to share my thoughts on some recent episodes to get the discussion rolling and then we can all watch tonight and discuss it tomorrow.
Okay, first, remember two episodes ago (I think) when Sayid tortured Henry. (Imagine I’m Chris Farley. Not too hard really). That was awesome. No, actually, that was a bit disturbing. Am I the only one who saw a distinct right-wing message in that episode? When Sayid is on the beach with Charlie and he looks him (and us watching at home) in the eye and says, “I haven’t forgotten, Charlie, have you?” Don’t you think he was clearly talking about 9/11? What with Abu Ghraib and everything that episode was loaded with political context. Anyone with me? Discuss.
The other thing to talk about is last week’s episode. Can you think of a show that has more realistic and complex portrayals of marriage? Bernard and Rose were even arguing, and they thought each other were dead not too long ago.
And what are we to make of Sun and Jin? Jin is so controlling that he’s borderline abusive sometimes and Sun is having a near-affair with some other guy in order to learn English. I’m still not buying that the baby’s even his to be quite honest, but let me just say that I think it’s pretty cool to see a complex marriage relationship on the island. I don’t think I see anything quite like it out there on the TV landscape.
Okay, so that’s just to whet your appetite. Up next in the series is LOST: Theories. So get prepared. I got it all worked out. Hah. Not!