Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I LOST my heart....
My favorite TV show is LOST. Hell, if it keeps it up, it may surpass TWIN PEAKS, SIX FEET UNDER, THREE'S COMPANY and SEINFELD as my favorite ever. It's...just...so....FUCKING GOOD! It's funny, and exciting and smart and thrilling and there's hot girls and hot guys (for my wife) and I rarely know what to expect. They've done an amazing job...so far.
I will say I have zero faith in a network show created by the guy who created ALIAS (ZZZZZzzzz) and FELITICTY (Der.) to keep it going. To be honest, I think the writers of the show are totally LOST (HAH!) and are just trying to tie as many characters together as possible and figure it out later...or, until they get cancelled. It reminds me of the X-FILES where the series creator realized people not only loved the show but actually needed some kind of cohesive series story-line that included character development, answered questions and an evidently comical side-joke that Mulder loved porn. It was then X-FILES really got good. Yet, LOST is only one and a halfish seasons old and we have a ways to go before they can pull it together like X-FILES. I write to you today because of the heavy right-wing conservative undercurrent I see the show taking again and again. Both subversively and up front.
***SPOLIERS AHEAD FOR THOS WHO ARE DVD'ing IT OR ARE A LITTLE BEHIND TIVO WISE****
A few weeks ago, the castaways caught a guy that was supposedly "one of them." The only proof was the insane French woman said, "hey, this guy's one of them." Sold! He must be. I always trust crazy French women with empty nest syndrome, explosives and bad social skills. Just like I trust our administration to tell us the truth about their reasons behind war. Anyway...they brought him back to the hatch and hatched (HAH!) a plan to torture him until he told them what they wanted to know. Charlie from PARTY OF FIVE...err, Jack...wasn't into it. He wanted to try and help this guy get better per his hypocratic oath. However, Sayid (who is a bonafide torturer and severely pissed his piece of ass got whacked) was itching to get going with the pliers and find out about "The Others." So, he tortured the shit of of the captor. When Jack told Sayid he didn't think that was O.K....Sayid took a page from Alberto Gonzalez by way of G.W. Bush. Because I'm too lazy to remember and write, I took this from wikipedia:
"Sayid is then back on the beach talking to Charlie about what happened in the hatch. He thinks Henry is an "Other" because he feels no guilt about torturing him. He states that Jack and Locke will never understand that feeling, because they have forgotten what the Others have done to them. He asks Charlie if he remembers how the Others hanged him from the tree and kidnapped Claire. He says that the Others are merciless. Sayid continues on the others, concluding the episode with the words: "So Charlie, Do you remember?""
If that is not a fucking pathetic echo of Bush's reasons for invading Iraq, I don't know what is. A faceless, nameless clan attacks us and we attack another "threatening" group in retalliation. There was more to that episode, and specifically that conversation, but it was a few weeks ago and I forget specifics. I was totally stunned when the event unfolded and should have blogged then.
This blog is going too long but what reminded me of this is the fact that Charlie and Eko are now building a flipping CHURCH. Yeah, that's important on a deserted island. I'm sure that once they all start praying to a Christian Lord, something wonderful will happen. Hopefully the island church gets bulilt before the U.S. nukes Iran. Won't that screw up the plot of LOST.
Posted by Don@PetalumaFilms.com at 10:08 PM