Friday, February 01, 2008

Lost

So... What did everything think?

I have to say, avoiding spoilers here, I liked the flash_____ sequences a lot, but everything else... Well, I don't want to say awful, because that would kill my soul a little. But it was kind of terribly written. Which makes me sad.

Anyone want to convince me I'm wrong, so I can feel a little better?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sure. You are wrong!

Anonymous said...

Give examples of the bad writing, please (I am not challenging you, just interested).

Alex said...

Ah, crap, time to back up my statements.

I felt like the majority of the time spent on the island was people recapping things that had previously happened in a very awkward and obvious manner.

This especially seemed un-important as:

1) Lost usually needs you to catch up to it.

2) They aired an hour-long special catching people up right before the premiere.

There's no transcripts I can find posted yet, but once they are, I'll come back with some evidence!

Ted said...

It felt a little clunky to me. But just a little.

But I know that ABC is also pushing very very hard to let viewers know that they can start watching now, without having seen the rest.

Which, of course, is ridiculous.

But, I think story-wise, really pretty good.

Dialogue-wise: Clunky.

Geoffrey said...

SPOILER ALERT:

I actually really liked the episode, but I can remember an example of clunky:

"You killed Naomi!"

"Technically he didn't kill her."

Kate enters: "Yes he did!"

I thought the clunkiness was about par for the Lost course. Then again, I'm the guy who thinks Lost is a B+.

I'm just psyched Lt. Daniels from The Wire is around now!

Jack's "Beard" said...

What did you think of me on Jack's face?

Jacks clean shaven face (sipping on gin and juice) said...

You weren't there beard, don't even try to front.

Cory Nealy said...

I'll agree that elements felt forced in regards to trying to push the story toward the direction of Locke's camp vs. Jack's camp (I really didn't buy that Jack would shoot Locke) but I don't care...it's Lost! LOST! I loved every second of having it back in my life. I'm a very forgiving of my lover.

dusty said...

trust me, cory is telling the truth

(i'll never hurt you like that again, i promise)

K said...

I had always thought Lt. Daniels was vaguely scary before this (he's got that...stare), but last night he was utterly terrifying. Did I imagine him talking in an echo-ey voice at one point, or did it really happen? Hurley didn't react to it...The guy was nightmarish.

K said...

Also, I feel the like the strengths in lost's writing have always been the general arcs and story structure moreso than the dialogue, no?

Alex said...

I agree, it is definitely the plot twists and montage sequences, more than anything, but the dialogue was particularly bad last night.

THAT being said, I think I just found out what Jacob is... HOLY CRAP.

Cory Nealy said...

I didn't catch it last night, but saw a screen cap just a bit ago. I don't think that's *really* who Jacob is though...but why Hurley would see him in that form...dunno...

Cory nealy said...

"it" meaning the shot of "jacob" in his chair...

Bill said...

definite fneh, very little different at the end of the episode than at the beginning. Though i did like how they re-did the argument scene from the season finale but instead of being in a clearing it was in THE JUNGLE, whole nother prospective