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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2012, 05:00:06 pm »
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This has never been a favorite episode of mine and it's all because of the flashback story involving Charlie. It's boring and I didn't care that he was trying to make a better person out of himself by first conning a chick, getting a job working for her father and then selling copiers. The only thing going for this episode was the capture and execution of Ethan. Had the entire episode been just about this, it would easily get a perfect rating. Unfortunately any tension that presents itself with this part of the story-line gets derailed by the flashbacks. I get why they had to do the flashbacks because in the end it's about Charlie protecting Claire, even if that means pulling the trigger to do so. It's just ruins an otherwise good episode and arc.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2012, 05:08:21 pm »
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A very eye-opening episode that looks deeper into the past of Sawyer as we see him first as a child having to go through the ordeal of what happened to his parents and then later killing the real "Sawyer" only to realize that he was setup by someone else, thus killing an innocent man. This also marked the first time that characters that we know from the Island had their paths crossing each other back in Australia. In this case it was Sawyer drinking shots with Jack's father, who tells him about his son. The 'crossing paths'  idea was first hinted at in a previous episode while Boone was giving his statement to the police when Sawyer was brought into the station by the police. But this was the first time actual connection to other characters were played out. Very solid and entertaining episode.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2012, 05:33:27 pm »
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In Translation could also be called 'Daddy Issues' because that's basically what this one is all about. Jin is ashamed of his own fathers lot in life and chooses to tell Sun and everyone else that he has passed on. Jin is also trying to shield the truth from Sun with regards to her own father and what a bad man he is. Also, Walter is having daddy issues himself, so much so that he rather burn down the boat he is working on instead of just talking to him about his problem of "moving" off the Island. This is a pivotal episode because Sun finally has to confess that she can speak English to save her husband from a beating by everyone else who assume he is the one that torched the boat. Another great episode.

Also wanted to point out that this is another episode that opens up with a Close Up of an eye which further drives home the fact that the writers from the get go knew what story they were telling at how it would all end. Think about it...each character on the Island is telling their story as if their lives are flashing before their eyes.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2012, 04:51:23 pm »
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Finally we get around to Hurley's back story and what a story it is. It's a monumental one at that because it's basically ground zero for the series' mythology and the numbers. THE numbers. We learn that Hurley played 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 in a lottery and won, thus becoming a millionaire. But it came at a price as it unleashed a Pandora's box of bad luck. Everyone that has come in contract with the numbers has suffered their share of bad luck one way or another. The numbers are pretty revealing in themselves as we find out that Sayid had possession of them, notes that he had taken from Danielle, which sets Hurley out on a quest to find and question her about the numbers.

Later it's revealed that she herself was brought to the Island based on a transmission of the same numbers and confirmed for Hurley they are in fact bad luck. Such a great episode that really opened up what the Island would eventually become.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2012, 05:05:21 pm »
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Big episode for a couple of reasons. Flashback for John Locke reveals his parents are  f u c k e d  up. His birth mother was in mental hospital and his birth father cons John out of his kidney and then bails on him. What's worst is that he put his mother up to it to get the long con started. Ouch. I'd go ballistic and do some serious damage for sure. Also, John convinces Boone to climp to the Beechcraft that's stuck in the trees only to have it tip over and crash down below. We all know how this ends.

John Locke is bad news for sure. Stay away.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2012, 04:39:32 pm »
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What a sad episode. Think about it. Boone puts his trust in someone (John Locke) and pays for it with his life. On top of that, he is more or less 'alone' on an Island and he is even deprived of being able to say goodbye to Shannon. Even though this episode was about Jack and his wedding flashback, it was really about one life ending and another beginning with Claire giving birth. A very intense episode all around.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2012, 05:03:04 pm »
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Good episode that focuses on Sayid...past and present. In the flashbacks he is trying to uncover the location of C4 by betraying a friend who is a suspected Terrorist. He only agrees to help the CIA because they will give him the whereabouts of Nadia, his long lost love. In present day, Sayid interrogates Locke about the Beechcraft, which he gives up freely, but continues to lie about the Hatch. This was right around the time I started to hate the character of John Locke when Lost first aired. He was fascinating to watch yes, but I hated his lying, sneaky ways about him.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2012, 05:34:26 pm »
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Great episode for a couple of reasons. First off, we finally get to see the origin of Kate's Toy Plane and why it means so much to her. But not everything about her past is revealed or why she is on the run from Johnny Law...yet. Also, this episode prepares the viewer for the impending launch of the boat as someone tries to poison Michael. Was it Kate so that she could get access to the boat? Was it Sawyer getting back at Michael for being kicked off the boat? I'm not gonna tell ya. You'll just have to watch the episode yourself to find out.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2012, 06:50:19 pm »
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The Season Finale to the epic first season comes to a close with a lot of  s h i t  going down. Michael, Jin, Sawyer and Walter set sail for the open seas hoping to be rescued. Jack, Locke, Hurley and Kate watch "Arntz" get blown up while retrieving dynamite. Sayid and Charlie are chasing down Danielle who has kidnapped Claire's baby, Aaron. So much stuff....so little time. Every time I watch this episode, it never fails to deliver an exciting 2 hours. We finally get to "see" more of the Smoke Monster as well and Locke's infatuation with it.

Also, everyone here gets a flashback sequence of their own, culminating with ground zero, showing everyone boarding the plane that would change their "lives" forever. Really cool to see again and again.

The Season Finale also started a trend of leaving the viewers with frustrating Cliffhangers and it all starts here....at the end that is. First we get a corker when the boat that the gang is on is attacked by unknown "pirates" that kidnap Walter and then leave them for the boat to explode. That was the good. The bad is that Jack and Locke are able to finally get the Hatch open to reveal a ladder that just keeps going down and down and down.....

Still, it did a great job of entertaining me and everyone else. It worked because we all came back for more in Season 2.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2012, 06:53:25 pm »
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If you have never seen Lost, you absolutely owe it to yourself to Buy Season 1 on DVD. It's worth every penny. Forget all the naysayers that rant about how the series loses itself in future seasons. I'm talking about Season 1 and it's a whopper that changed the face of television. This is how you do episodic series and it doesn't get any better than this. Definite Buy.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2014, 07:55:57 am »
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My wife wanted to know what we could binge watch. We’ve tried Dexter, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones and Mad Men… with little success. Meaning, not really grabbing us. I’ve been suggesting Lost for quite some time, but my wife, like a lot of folks, just don’t want to give older shows a chance. Why? Dunno.

So she gave in this weekend, and wouldn’t you know, she’s hooked. Of course, the first episode will catch anybody’s attention.

I watched Lost when it originally aired and loved it. But I am in the same group of people that crapped on later seasons. I gave season 2 a chance, but quit about 2/3 into it and have not seen the rest. We shall see if things go better this time around.

So I remember some of the first season and those ‘surprises’ have lost a lot of its sheen. But I’m also remembering, Lost is a lot of hand held shaky cam. That is rubbing  me the wrong way. I’m hoping like hell that doesn’t continue through all 6 seasons.

I do notice something good by the binge watching vs. the old standard of 1 hour a week schedule. I love the instant access to the following episodes… especially the linear shows such as Lost. I truly love the commercial free viewings.

We’ll have to see if Lost can keep me through all 6 seasons, 121 episodes. That’s a lot of freakin time… and it’s summer. Told my wife, it’s pretty hard to sit down inside while it’s so nice outside.

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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2014, 08:02:51 am »
I'm in the minority of absolutely loving the entire run of Lost. Sure, it's not perfect, but each season offers a lot of fantastic moments. Wait till you get.....

Sh*t, gotta keep it to myself and not spoil it. Looking forward to hearing how you and your wife progress with the series.

With that said, how can you not like Dexter or Game of Thrones? What the f*ck!
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2014, 09:09:08 am »
I think I would like Game of Thrones. My wife not so much. But like I said, it's summer and I find it so difficult to sit down to watch much TV when it's daylight and nice out. Lost is going to be a challenge.

Winter... No problem. I might be able take Thones back up this fall.

Dexter, I get why it was good. It's just didn't quite hook me.

Mad Men... I don't understand. The production values are outstanding. But as far as story goes, none of that interested me in the least.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2014, 10:16:36 am »
I implore you to give Dexter another chance when it's winter. You are depriving yourself of one of the greatest Seasons of any show for any series ever. Speaking of Season 5 that is. And no, you can't jump to Season 4. You have to earn it for the payoff to register. Okay, back to Lost....keep us up to date on how you both are progressing through it.
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Re: Lost (Season 1 - 2004)
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2014, 10:34:30 am »
Currently we are at episode 8.... 4 first night... 4 the next. Not sure I can keep that pace up. The shows are only 42-45 minutes long though.


I believe season one had 25 episodes. Why that strikes me as massive is a sad testament to what we expect today with less than a handful or two of episodes in a season.
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