Monday, October 17, 2005

LOST? – you’d better believe it, baby….

Does anyone know what the bloody hell is going on in ‘Lost’?

Channel 4’s monster American import - the over perplexed, over played and over here series of a load of self obsessed drama queens stranded on a desert island, is stretching Alfie’s grey matter to the limit. I reckon it’s a sort of Emperor’s new clothes deal – everyone I’ve talked to gives this theory, that synopsis, the other underlying subliminal message…. They’re already in hell, in limbo, in pergatory…… in the money. Definitely. I mean, have those guys never heard of ‘beginning, middle and end’?

It’s not helped of course by the fact that the action always seems to be shot at night. And the ‘brightness’ control on our telly is bust. It’s set at the very, very brightest it can go – a video of Acapulco beach looks like a rainy Monday in Salford on our telly. And a desert island on Channel 4 looks like a black hole in a coal hole.

And then there’s the characters, formulaic or what? Kate, the dead fit babe with dodgy past played by Evangeline Lilly. The handsome Doctor with ‘I tried my best to save him on the operating table but I made a mistake, and he died’ baggage. There’s a fat Mexican, a shallow bimbo and her brother and a bloke who was crippled, but has regained the use of his legs. The obligatory former Iraqi Ba’ath Party torture squad member and the guy from Manchester who played a hobbit in Lord of the Rings……

And that’s the problem. That’s where the fantasy reaches the place of non credibility…… suspension of belief has gone just a bit too far on ‘Lost’ for my liking……

Charlie, played by Dominic Monaghan from Manchester with the big ears – the guy that played one of the hobbits – the guy that didn’t need much, if any make up at all to play Merry Brandybuck from Hobbiton. That guy has tapped off with the dead, dead fit bird from the show – in real life!!!!!!!

Fairy tale, pure fairy tale…..

Dead fit bird and a hobbit.....

9 comments:

"Alice" said...

I have to admit that I am watching LOST also. Krip doesn't; it's too complex for him. All I know is that there are "Others" on the island besides the survivors of the aircrash (and the French woman found by the token Iraqi). I'm afraid I'm hooked only because I have been watching it this long, I want to see how it ends. I have a funny feeling tho, that we are going to be left with a cliff -hanger until next year.

The second year is already on in the States; however, I did find this site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Episodes_of_Lost_%28Season_1%29

which gives you all the episodes from the first year (what we're watching now). This week will be Exodus Part 1 (#23)

Hope that helps.

Roger B. said...

I just hope Lost doesn't end up painting itself into a corner plotwise. Remember Twin Peaks?

Juggling Mother said...

I quite like Lost - it's fun, has strong (not well-rounded) characters loads of cliff hangers. Although it's obvious IMHO that they are in limbo where they can each find what they "lost" in life. blueugh.

I'm sure mr hobbit bloke is not really only 3 feet tall, and foriegn babes are a sucker for the accent, which he does rather well. Oh yes, I expect the fame & £millions he probably made from LOTR helps a bit too.

krip said...

It is NOT too complex for me. Just a load of unbelievable crap.

Stuart said...

Hobbits - really BIG feet. You know what they say about blokes with big feet!

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