Can a yank please spoil Lost for me?

Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by kainedamo, May 2, 2006.

  1. kainedamo Registered

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    We're a bit behind over here. Season 2 has just started, and I just finished watching the 3rd episode.

    Spoilers for the show up to that point from here on in. If ya don't wanna know, don't read. So yeah... this Desmond guy has been typing a code and pressing a button for a long time. Before him, another guy did it. The only reason they do it is because a man in a suit on a film reel told them that it's very important. It has to be done, what, every hour?? And now Locke is going to keep typing that code and pressing the button. Jack thinks it's insane. And rightfully so. There is no reason to think that anything bad will happen. Jack made an interesting point. It could just be a mind game. Some sort of social experiment. It's a very interesting position for a person to be put in.

    What I want to know is... is the series actually going anywhere?? It's just mystery layered upon mystery... Any hints as to what will happen if the button is not pressed? Has Hurley told anyone his lottery story yet? What do the rest of them think about his unlucky numbers? C'mon... what happens?? Just tell me.
     
  2. Gamma Ray Registered

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    It's every 108 minutes. Not every hour.

    The show's mysteries have a resolution. Just keep watching. That's the point...
     
  3. kainedamo Registered

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    I have a theory on what's happening. It's not an exact theory, but it's got to be the only explanation at this point. There are far too many weird coincidences. The thing with Hurley and the numbers. Characters knowing each other before they even got to the Island. Walt having psychic abilities. The woman with the baby and how she's told she must be the one to raise the baby.

    Everything is connected. Nothing is coincidence. It can't be. The only logical explanation is that someone is behind it all. Now that we're into season 2, we see that a corporation that researches many different fields, including psychic phenomenon, and whole range of experiments...

    It's either the corporation, or someone high up in the corporation. They have planned EVERYTHING. For what purpose? The only reason I can think of is as a bizarre and very very intricate social experiment. How have they planned everything? A powerful corporation can plan so that Hurley gets a hold of the unlucky numbers, rig the lottery, and then proceed to have those numbers haunt Hurley again and again. They hire an actor to tell the woman with the baby what he tells her. But then... how'd they know she was pregnant. Maybe her boyfriend was in on it! Aha!!

    I really think I've cracked it. Well, some of it anyway. Nothing is coincidence. It's all been planned.
     
  4. JLBats The boney king of nowhere

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    Oh, you poor saps.

    LOST is a ratings house of cards. They're building up bad mysteries with no planned resolution and passing it off as a planned out "masterpiece", and you eat it up. The fact is, the writers are fleeing the show. Lindelof is leaving next year. Now, Lindelof, Abrams, Fury and several others who made the first season good are leaving the show. You know why?

    Because the house of cards is falling down under its own weight. I suspect it falls within the next two seasons. Then, ABC has tons of money and you fans who defend it so fervently will look like idiots.

    LOST jumped the shark and became this ****e of its former shelf with All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Problems. The flashback had nothing to do with the main storyline, for one thing. That trend has continued. As well, after that, the passion for exploration died (None of the main cast seemed to care about finding Claire, for one thing). Now, the whole thing is just a sparsely motivated MESS.
     
  5. kainedamo Registered

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    Wow... that sucks, if it's true.

    I don't see the point of them building up all this mystery and story, and so many things that are obviously connected, if they don't have a planned resolution. That's just idiotic.

    Lost is a show that can't survive anymore than, say, 4 seasons. It has to have a conclusion. That's the way the story is headed, and any other way of doing it is stupid.
     
  6. JLBats The boney king of nowhere

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    Even David Fury said there was no grand plan.

    I'm still in love with the show, I just wish it would be good again:(
     
  7. lars573 Registered

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    It is just a mind game. After their pet "other" (long story) gets loose when the buzzer goes he doesn't do the code and hireoglyphs pop up blast doors come down and after a minute it all resets itself.

    It is going somewhere. But the writers aren't going to hold themselfs to any kind of ironclad plan. By all accounts they killed off Shannon because the actress who played her was a pain in the arse. And might do the same To Ana-Lucia because Michelle Rodregez is the same kind of pain.
     
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    This is why im gonna stop watching, it would be fine if they resolved even ONE mystery, but no everything will just get forgotten. (Like the polar bears).


    BTW, the ending will reveal itself as a TV execs dream. When he wakes up, he'll have the perfect idea for a show that is easy to hype, has no direction, but is oddly compelling anyway.
     

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