Archive for April, 2010

29
Apr
10

Time to Die

The show’s almost over, the clock is ticking.  We all have to ask ourselves, who’s going to die?  And, more importantly, are we ready for our favorite character’s death?

As you probably know, I was extremely shocked when Ilana blew up.  For some reason I thought she was safe.  But no one is safe.  The show is nearly finished and many people must die before it ends.  So I want to look at each of the characters and try to prepare you, and myself, for their possible deaths.

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27
Apr
10

Nothing New

No new episode tonight.  Yay!  I get to sleep tonight.  It’s very exciting.

We only have three more regular episodes on Tuesdays and then the two hour finale on Sunday May 23.  How does everyone feel?  Are we ready for the end of all this?  Does anyone still want another season?

I, for one, am still very happy that the show is ending now.  I think I’ll miss the thrill of the new episode, but I’d rather not see the episode without the original crew or some kind of spin-off.  In June I might feel differently.  I think it’ll hit me then that there’s no new season coming.  And then next January or February it’ll probably hit me again.

I anticipate that no other show will ever be able to replace Lost.  I’m sure I’ll be able to enjoy many other shows once it’s gone.  But no show will whip up this same kind of fervor in me.  It’s like Arrested Development.  When it ended people made declarations that we had to accept The Office as it’s successor (I reject and slightly loathe The Office because of that).  At one point I even considered thinking of 30 Rock as it’s equal.  But now I see that when you build up a show like Lost or Arrested Development in your mind, when you grow up watching it, or spend hours blogging about it or trying to save it, it becomes a permanent part of you.  It sounds pretty ridiculous, but it’s true.  I know many people feel the same way about Seinfeld, The Wire, The X-Files and many other shows.  Even when it’s over Lost will still be around.

- izi

23
Apr
10

The Last Lost Promo

Here is the final Lost Cast promotional picture (most likely).  Hopefully there’s no extra meaning in this photo.  Maybe the direction they’re looking signifies whether or not they’re going to die (not bloody likely).

From DarkUFO.

- izi

21
Apr
10

613 Ratings

613 – The Last Recruit

9.71 million viewers

3.6/9  18-49 viewers

From TVbytheNumbers.

I wonder if the numbers will pickup before the finale.  I imagine people will eventually get caught up in the’ what happens on Lost’ buzz.  But they’ll be in for a shock when they come back and have no idea what’s going on.  For the first time ever I think those clip shows might come in handy.

- izi

21
Apr
10

613 – The Last Recruit

Review:

I feel like I’m classifying this episode wrong, but this episode really felt like the set-up episode for the finale.  But there’s still three episodes left and then the finale.  Am I wrong or is this going to get crazy fast?

These episodes aren’t my favorites.  In Season 4 it was the first part of There’s No Place Like Home, in Season 5 it was Follow the Leader.  I get the necessity of the episode, but I find this kind of episode to be unmemorable.  No one will ever say this was their favorite episode.  It’s as if the writers had a chalkboard with all the characters and where they are in the beginning of this episode and where they need them to be at the end, and then they write an episode where they get everyone where they need to go. This happened in both timelines.  I actually find the flashsideways more interesting right now because I have no idea how they’re going to get everyone together.  The Island story is fun, but I’m out for blood at the moment, people need to start dropping soon.  Without deaths it feels like whatever happens on the Island is just procrastination.

I did enjoy most of this episode, it’s not that I didn’t like it.  Ilana’s return was nice.  The business with Claire was interesting.  On the Island I enjoyed Jack and Locke’s conversation.  I like Kate’s talk with Claire.  It was all good.  But after three awesome episodes almost in a row it’s hard to sit back and watch this kind of episode.  5.0/10.0

By the way, who’s “The Last Recruit”?  Jack?  Really?  The title was a little confusing.

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14
Apr
10

612 – Everybody Loves Hugo

Review:

I’m still reeling from everything that happened in this episode.  I had to wait a day to write this post in the hopes that I would calm down a little (it didn’t work).

So Ilana’s dead.  I didn’t see that coming.  In fact seconds before she died I assured my friends that she wouldn’t die.  It felt odd having the rug pulled out from under me like that.  For the rest of the episode I was paranoid.  I think the floodgates are opening, people are going to start dying, and quickly.  It’s a scary thought.  As I said a few times during the episode, every thing’s changed.

Back to the story.  On the Island Hurley was struggling through leadership problems.  He has no actual authority or even much of a plan, but he has unwarranted conviction.  So far that’s worked for him.  Who knows where it’s going to get him.

Desmond had a little fun with Locke on the Island.  He was thrown down a well at the end of the episode, but I don’t think many of us believe that he’s actually dead.  Vincent will find him and go get help.

Then there’s that final scene.  I don’t even know what to say about that.  It’ll be up there as one of the most shocking moments in Lost history.  It’s one of those endings that causes a room to stay silent for minutes after the shows has ended.

I can see no reason why this episode shouldn’t get a ten.  We got a heartfelt apology from Michael, an answer to the Whispers mystery, Hurley and Libby got together, Hurley crossed over between timelines, Ilana died, “Locke” tried to kill Desmond and Desmond tried to kill Locke.  I have a feeling that these episodes are just going to get more and more intense.  If you were worried that the episodes weren’t feeling “final” enough, well I think that’s changed now.  10.0/10.0

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14
Apr
10

612 Ratings

612 – Everybody Loves Hugo

9.67 million viewers

3.8/10  18-49 viewers

From TVbytheNumbers.

- izi

08
Apr
10

611 Ratings

611 – Happily Ever After

9.55 million viewers

3.9/10  18-49 viewers

From TVbytheNumbers.

- izi

07
Apr
10

611 – Happily Ever After

Review:

Desmond spent this episode revisiting all the people who affected him in the other timeline.  I could write a huge review for each of those reunions, but I don’t want to put all of that in the review, so look at each of the characters for blurbs about that jazz.

Daniel and Desmond are probably my favorite characters in this show.  So you can imagine that this was probably one of the best episodes of the season for me.

The Desmond and Penny are the ultimate couple on this show.  They’re the Ross and Rachel, the Mulder and Scully, the Gaius and Six of this show.  As much as the writers try they can never make us care more about another couple (see: the Kwons or Kate and whoever).  So when there’s a Desmond episode the stakes are high.  This episode did a great job with those two.  It almost reached the same level as the scene in Catch 22 when they originally met.  (If you’ve got a spare minute I recommend watching that scene at the end of that episode, it’s worth it.  Then again, why not watch all the Desmond episodes, they’re all awesome.)

On the Island it was pretty hectic.  Desmond is forced to cooperate at the beginning of the episode.  Then at the end he’s a willing follower of Widmore.  He seems totally at peace even when he seems to switch sides.  It’s going to make for a very exciting end.

Off the Island there was a very interesting ending, for once.  I’m fine with all the cute stuff that’s happening off the Island, but I never really care to see the stories continued.  For the first time ever I’m dying to see what happens next.  Desmond wants to get all our charatcer together so that he can share something, presumably it’s the other timeline.  That’s perfect, just what I want to see.

Let’s just count the reasons to love this episode: Daniel coming back, Desmond and Penny reuniting, Desmond finding his purpose on the Island, Eloise spouting electrifying insanity, the Oceanic Manifest reunion party; it was a very exciting episode for me.  This season is starting to feel very final to me and I’m loving it.  9.5/10.0.  It only just didn’t get 10.0 because of Charlie and because it doesn’t quite compare to Flashes Before Your Eyes or The Constant.

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