Thursday, May 26, 2005

Just Because There's Dynamite Involved, Doesn't Mean It's Exciting

OK....Did Roger Corman direct the season finale of Lost? Because there was a hell of a lot of needless walking, walking, walking in that episode. And it frustrated the hell out of me. I wasn't looking for resolution of every little thing, but maybe more than ONE thing, you know?

What did we learn from all the airport scenes? At first I thought they'd show that all of them, for one reason or another, didn't really want to get to where they were going, but that only holds true for some of them. Michael, because he didn't want to have to deal with Walt. Kate, for obvious reasons. Jin because he couldn't escape from Sun's father. Locke, because he didn't get to go on his adventure. And perhaps Jack, for some reason involving his wife. But Hurley was desperate to get on the plane to make it home for his mother's birthday, and Sawyer wanted to get back and....kill the right dude, I guess. Claire and Charlie, their stories are a little more ambiguous in terms of whether they really wanted to get where they were going or not. Am I forgetting someone?

And then the endless walking with dynamite stuff. ENDLESS. They really should have had last week's episode and this week's reduced to two hours, instead of dragging it out over three. Maybe then I would be a little less peeved that they didn't throw us anything, except the big reveal that the Others were really after Walt all along. (Or, more accurately, realized at some point that Walt would be a better catch than Claire's baby.) But that's IT. Still don't know what the "security system" really is. Still don't know what's in the hatch. Still don't know what the hell is up with the island. I realize they have to try and hook us for next season, but they could have given us just a LITTLE more.

So me and "Lost"? We aren't breaking up. But we are going to spend some time apart over the Summer. Maybe see some other series. And then when school starts up again in the Fall, we'll decide if we were really meant to be together.

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