Lost on TV, Lost Interest

lost_gross.jpg So, a few years back when Lost first aired, I didn't care. I am not much of a TV watcher and so I don't believe that I even knew it existed until someone else (a friend) told me that it was possibly the "Best Show Ever". Mind you, I am currently using that previous term in the most loosest and quote-like sense possible. I was told this "quote" back right before the second season was due to air and required upon my friendship with said quoter to watch the entire first season so that I could become a member of her "Lost Circle". What can a girl like me do? I gave into the peer pressure because I want to be socially accepted by my peers and I have no life. In the course of five grueling days, I had watched all 26 forty-one minute long episodes of the first season. Five days. Get that through your head. Five days of nothing but watching Lost. Let's calculate the amount of time i spent on watching Lost in five days: -the entire watching period covered 1066 minutes -that means it was 17.76 hours of pure entertainment pleasure -I watched (on average) 5.2 confusing and beguiling episodes a day That's a lot of Lost. And, honestly, I loved it. I hate sitcomy shit. I don't like the generic comedy shows. I like me some cartoons and some funny weird stuff and I loved me some Lost. Please note the past-tenseness of the last statement. I mean, the second season started to slow down a little, but it was still pretty interesting. But now, third season, yes I am talking to you, you are boring and contrived. I just want something to happen in this show, for us to find some other weird factoid out or something but what do you give me? Cancer. You kill my favorite character Mr Eko just when I think you are going to do something interesting. Where the heck are Sun and her Husband? I mean, after she shot that girl, where the crap did they go? How about Michael and his son? Oh, and now Desmond can see the future and you aren't gonna talk about him at all, either? No, I think it's a great idea to center on the most boring plot points right now. Good move, third season. Like we care if Sawyer and Kate are now in love. Do we really even like either of those characters very much? Not really. We like Hurley. Where did Hurley go? Who knows. How about, what is Lock doing? NOTHING. What is any one else on the island doing? Nothing. They are sipping their mango coconut smoothies on the beach enjoying the overwhelming lack of interesting things happening on this show.  And eating stupid Fish Biscuits. So, in conclusion, I am gonna have to break up with you, Lost. I mean, we had our fun. But in this case, I am not going to sugar coat it. It was you, not me. I mean, things were great when we began. I know we had some rough times and I used to feel that we could make it work, that we could get through together. I just don't think you are living up to your potential and frankly, I already found another TV show, Heroes, to replace you. Please, don't be upset and don't try to change my mind. I really like this TV show and I think it could really work out between us. I know that there are others out there who still love you and will watch you religiously. I just don't know why.

  1. Its pretty much a soap opera now and the plot is secondary. Literally NOTHING has happened this 3rd season. Its the same as the X-Files started off cool then just went nowhere.

    D Wallz
    February 25th, 2007 at 1:12 pm
  2. So yeah i only saw the first season and i thought it was pretty good nothing compared to Heroes but worth watching. I prob get around to watching more one of these days.

    The Vic
    February 26th, 2007 at 2:23 am
  3. Problem is that the writers had a beginning, middle and end for the show when they first came on. They had, I think, 2 or 3 seasons worth of material.

    During season 2 ABC was all “omg you guyz make us sooooooooooooo much money, we are going to sign you up to do your show, like, FOREVER!”

    So the writers, having only a beginning, middle and end, had to fill up “forever” with a lot of useless fluff, indefinitely. “Don’t worry,” says ABC, “we will have our most excellent advertising department keep making up cool ads and stuff so that viewers think that every show every week will be ‘not to be missed’ and really important.”

    Well we viewers got right sick of this pretty quick. The ending to season 2 was pretty neato but the entire first half of season 3 was a YAWN FEST. As Dave said – all soap opera. Then, ABC conceded and said “ok we’ll let you end the show sometime this decade.” Shortly thereafter, we got some good episodes (the first few eps after the “break” were good). Of course, last week’s episode was a bit of fluff still – maybe leftover fluff.

    My hopes is that they end it in the 4th season (rumor had it that last year they were slated for at least SEVEN seasons – cripes!). They take this summer to do some bang-up writing and work their supposed “ending” into it and make all of season 4 kick ass.

    I’m still hanging on but I have a tendency to hang on too long to bad relationships. You know…if I don’t have Lost, what else do I have.

    But I agree – shit’s gone on too long. They are hemorrhaging viewers because ABC’s eyes got too big for their bellies.

    February 26th, 2007 at 12:46 pm
  4. I was wondering if other people felt this way. Season three is just giving us nothing…its boring. I fell asleep last Wednesday night and I’m afraid I’m going to do it again. At this rate I can only handle one or two more crappy episodes. I have better things to do with my time.

    My roommates and I borrowed season 1 from a friend in the fall and watched the whole thing in about a week and a half. We loved it; we were eating it up. Lost was exciting, new, and actually had a decent, if not confusing, storyline. We wanted to catch up to current day so we purchased the season 2 dvd set. We loved it; we were eating it up. We finished that and couldn’t wait to see a live episode! Then we found out that they only run several episodes in the fall and we were a week late.

    So we waited. Months later – Lost is finally on! We quit all our various tasks and rush into to watch the most boring horrible show I have ever seen on tv. Now its happened three weeks in a row. If something exciting doesn’t happen tonight…I think I’m done. I heard viewer ratings dropped a lot from season 2 to season 3, but at this rate I’ll be surprised if anyone is watching by the end of the season.

    March 7th, 2007 at 3:50 pm

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