Posts Tagged ‘Mr. Friendly

28
Jul
09

Lost Comic-Con 2009 Videos

If one wants to remain completely untainted by spoilers of Season 6, official or otherwise, then don’t read ahead.

SPOILER ALERT

The Comic-Con 09 panel was posted on Saturday.  Here are the other official videos that were shown at Comic-Con.

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13
Jan
09

In Preparation for Season 5: The Enemies

Here is the next episode from sl-Lost‘s In preparation for Season 5 videos.  This one is about a few of the enemies that the survivors have had to deal with.

– izi

07
Jan
09

408 – Meet Kevin Johnson

408-rousseau-alex-karl-01Review:

I like the format of this episode, very little B-story, all Michael.  They did add a beginning and an end, but I believe that they were afterthoughts following the writers strike.

This episode was primarily about Michael and what happened to him after he left the island.  Surprisingly it wasn’t all rainbows and happiness.  He suffered just as much off the island as he did on it.  And for the second time he submitted to Ben.  All in all it was a good flashback.  It really reminded me of Three Minutes, the season 2 episode.  It seems like the writers like to tell Michael stories all at once rather than slowly revealing them.

But that wasn’t really what I cared about in this episode.  The craziest thing to happen in this episode had nothing to do with Michael, it was Rousseau and Karl getting shot.  That shocked me to my core.  I really didn’t see it coming and I am still surprised that it actually happened.  These deaths along with Alex’s death are what made season 3 shocking.

8.5/10.0

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02
Jan
09

406 – The Other Woman

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Review:

This episode and the next one are probably the least important out of all the season 4 episodes.  They are the closest thing to filler that we will probably see.  But that doesn’t mean they are bad episodes.

This one deals with Juliet and Ben’s relationship.  We get to see Juliet’s third, and likely final, on-island flashback.  This fills in the blanks in the last flashback.   And while this episode is good because it shows what a terrible and at times frightening time Juliet had on the island, it also shows a lot of Ben’s power.  We see him get revenge on Juliet for not falling in love with him, we see him assert his authority over her (in one of his creepiest scenes ever), and we see what Charlotte and Daniel feel about him.

Charlotte and Daniel take up most of the story on the island.  They strike out on their own on a mission to protect themselves and everyone else on the island.  They disable The Tempest station so that Ben can’t use it again to kill everyone on the island.

A few of the lines caught my attention.  Claire mentions the Hot-word “hostile” in reference to Locke’s group, this could be foreshadowing for season 5.  Ben and Juliet talk about Jacob’s list.  And Harper says that Juliet looks just like her.  All potentially important stuff.

6.5/10.0

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21
Dec
08

Season 3 in Review

That went very quick.  Somehow season 3 seems so much shorter than the other seasons, perhaps it’s because I enjoyed it more.

In case you’re forgetful or nostalgic here are the links to my other season reviews:

Season 1 in Review

Season 2 in Review

Let’s get right down to it

Ratings

301 – A Tale of Two Cities – 6.0

302 – The Glass ballerina – 1.0

303 – Further Instructions – 8.0

304 – Every Man For Himself – 4.0

305 – The Cost of Living – 8.5

306 – I Do – 3.5

307 – Not in Portland – 10.0

308 – Flashes Before Your Eyes – 10.0

309 – Stranger in a Strange Land – 1.5

310 – Tricia Tanaka is Dead – 8.0

311 – Enter 77 – 7.5

312 – Par Avion – 7.0

313 – The Man From Talahasee – 10.0

314 – Expose – 9.0

315 – Left Behind – 8.0

316 – One of Us – 8.0

317 – Catch 22 – 8.0

318 – D.O.C. – 7.5

319 – The Brig – 9.5

320 – The Man Behind the Curtain – 10.0

321 – Greatest Hits – 8.0

322 – Through the Looking Glass – 9.5

So that makes an average of about 7.4.  The average for season 2 was 7.0 and for season 1 it was 6.5.  It doesn’t surprise me at all that the average is going up.

But I’d like to show you some fun we can have with the numbers.  I’m not alone in despising the first 6 episodes of season 3.  Let’s call them season 3 part 1.  That would mean that S3 part 1 got an average of 5.2.  S3 part 2 gets an average of 8.2.  I believe those episodes deserve there respective scores.  I, genuinely, enjoyed all of those later episodes, with the exception of Stranger in a Strange Land.

As for other episodes I hated, “The Glass Ballerina” comes to mind.  That episode bored me to death (not literally).  “Par Avion” was pretty weak but was saved by the fact that it was Claire’s last flashback (fingers crossed) and her big reveal was some moderate fun.  “I Do” and “Every Man for Himself “are bad in their own ways but it’s mostly just the pace.  Those first six episodes had a terrible pace.

As for episodes that stood out to me, there were many great episodes.  I loved all of the episodes I gave 10.0s to, obviously.  I recommend that you rewatch those episodes, they were awesome and a half. 

I feel that Lost really stepped up in this season compared the previous seasons.  It moved solidly away from Drama and into Sci-fi with episodes like “Flashes Before Your Eyes” and “The Man Behind the Curtain”.  The main difference between this season and the others was the addition of Brian K. Vaughn to the writing staff.  I believe he saved the show.  He’s a modern genius of storytelling and I’m sure we will hear a lot about him in the coming years.  (If you haven’t already I recommend that you check out his comic series Y: The Last Man.  It is a glorious story.  It’s currently being made into a movie, but I would love to see it made into a TV show…on cable.)

Arcs

The Others

In my opinion Season 3 is about The Others.  That’s not to say we completely understand the now, or have cleared up all (or any) of the mystery surrounding them.  But now we can at least put faces to the mysteries.  Season 3 started out in The Others camp, and ended with most of The Others retreating and many of them being killed by our survivors.  They had their day in the sun now it’s the survivors turn.

We also got a glimpse into their backgrounds.  We got to see a lot of Juliet’s past life and her recruitment process.  We even got to see what it was like to be an Other.  We saw Ben’s childhood and even the Purge.  And all through the season we met a large amount of Others: Patchy, Ms Klugh, Mr. Friendly, Pickett, Richard and many more.  It’s almost as if we know them now, almost.

Jack

If season 2 is about Locke’s journey, then season 3 is about Jack’s.  Jack desperately tries to get off the island, first by way of Ben and The Others, and eventually he formulates a plan around Naomi and The Freighter Folk. 

One would suspect that if this season is primarily about Jack, then he would get the most face-time.  Not completely true, he goes missing for quite a while during his time with The Others and his plans and intentions are kept hidden from the viewer until the season finale.  So while it seems as though he moves the story along, he still manages to stay out of the limelight (what a strange expression).

The Freighter Folk

This season also introduced one of the main themes of Season 4, the Freighter Folk.  Naomi landed on the island spinning a wonderful tale of rescue and hope, and then she was stabbed in the back.

Anywho, stay tuned for season 4 reviews.

 – izi

15
Dec
08

320 – The Man Behind the Curtain

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Review:

After rewatching this episode I noticed that it is the basis of many of my theories and many of other peoples theories too.  This episode is wonderfully vital and full of info.  I think everyone should rewatch it because it is insanely important.

We see Ben’s childhood with the Dharma Initiative.  We see the Dharma Initiative!!  We also see The Purge.

In the main timeline we see Ben starting to lose authority with The Others.  Locke takes full advantage of his new upper hand against Ben.  Locke get’;s to meet Jacob.  And we get to see him for half a second.

And at the very end Locke gets shot.

Oh and Juliet comes clean to the beach camp.

Insane episode 10.0/10.0

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28
Nov
08

313 – The Man From Tallahassee

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Review:

In Lost there are a few moments when you the writers shock us beyond belief.  In season four we got Locke saying “We have to move the island”, and our minds were collectively blown.  In season three Locke said, “dad”, and our minds were collectively blown.  That truly was a shocking and insane end of an episode.

And that’s not all.  This episode had many crazy, important elements.  Ben gets philosophical with Locke.  Jack chooses freedom with Juliet over captivity with Kate.  Rousseau sees Alex for the first time in about 16 years.  Locke “blows up” the submarine.  Richard shows up on the island as Ben’s faithful companion.  And we finally find out how Locke was paralyzed.

That is one crazy episode.  10.0/10.0  And if I do say so myself, this is a very good revlysis.  I don’t know why but I found that I had a lot to say about this episode, and most of it is important.

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