Skip to comments.'LOST': What is with this series? (Save time, ask Freepers)
Posted on 10/09/2010 10:22:42 PM PDT by This Just In
As many of you know, my family and I do not watch television. Well, perhaps I should clarify. We do not watch televised programming. Needless to say, we don't keep up on popular programming.
Last week, during a family outing, we found a used DVD set of the first 'LOST' series. For those of you who are not familiar with my posts, as a general rule, I don't trust what is usually produced in Hollywood. I find a majority of the films and programs to be veiled Socialist/Communist, nihilistic propaganda.
The 'LOST' series did not disappoint. I found the liberal stereotypes to by typical, and J.J. and Co. didn't bother to veil their ideology in the series.
You have your typical "redneck"(Sawyer), "Conservative"(Shannon), "religious wacko"(John Locke), and the rest of the cast and motley crue of social rejects and garden variety criminals. To be "fair", we're also given your kinder-gentler do-gooders as well.
If I sound cynical it is only because I am. I found this series to be devoid of any transcending quality, and quite frankly, I feel as thoe J.J. is actually pulling the wool over the viewers eyes.
Must to my chagrin, some in our family finds the series to be very entertaining. So much so that after we viewed the first season, my loved ones bought the second. I find this program to be a complete waste of time, but I sit and view the episodes so that our family can share time together as well as discuss the series.
I am here to ask Freepers to help me out; bottom-line me here. I can no longer endure this series without finding out where the writers are taking the viewers.
Here is what I believe the jest of the story is. In just a few words, it seems to me that the island is either Dante's Purgatory, some place in the "after-life". I believe that everyone on the island is dead, but that the "Hatch" and underground dwellings like it are perhaps just another level of hell, or something like that.
I don't have the time, nor to I wish to waste anymore in expressing my opinion on what I believe is the overall message in the 'LOST' series.
So, would someone please provide me with a summary of what's going on, and what the conclusion to this story is?
What happens to Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Michael, Walt, Vincent, Charlie, Claire, Aaron, Rousseau, John Locke, Hurly? What happened to Jack's father? What is the source of the smoke and explosions in the jungle? What happened to Rose and Bernard?
I had absolute no desire to watch the series, but some wanted to, and so I obliged. After all, compromise is sometimes necessary.
I hate the series. After watching the first season I figured the writers were just, as you said, conning the viewers.
I sit and watch with the family because everyone enjoys viewing films together. So, I watch, and I don’t begrudge my family. At least some of them are enjoying themselves.
I just wanted to find out what happened to the characters, and what the overall storyline is.
“I was particularly disgusted by their explanation of Sayid’s introduction to the business of torture. The Iraqi Republican Guards were some nasty folks - basically just Saddam’s evil henchmen, and things like torture and rape were a way of life for them, but the writers of Lost make the Americans responsible for forcing Sayid to become a torturer? Really? I can’t describe how much BS that is. And it didn’t even make sense within the context of the story - they forced it in because that’s how they see the world.”
Roger that, fr_freak.
I stopped watching it in the 2nd year. Recently I viewed the closing episode on Hulu.
It was exactly as I suspected — the writers were not expected to make any sense at all. So I felt vindicated in my decision to quit watching it.
It could prove entertaining if you watch the last episode and then when your family watches the others, you can point out, “oh, that doesn’t make sense because in the end, Jack just goes into the cave himself” or that kinda stuff and your family will see how ridiculous the series was.
If you want a good series, check out NCIS.
You might want to read the synopsis of each episode. Many sites, including Wikipedia go over every detail. It is a very convoluted story and is unlikely to be summed up in a couple of paragraphs:
The Island is NOT purgatory. Lostis not a show for people who want canned entertainment or shows where people get voted off, and I liked it. I also like 24, but they are completely different shows. If you’ve only seen the first or 2nd season on Lost, you know very little of the story.
I’m sure we’ll purchase the entire seasons. I don’t want to spoil the fun for some in the family, so I’ll just watch without trying to blurt out, “Give me a break”, or, “Well that’s brilliant”.
It’s as if the entire population on the island has gone “Idiot”. I’m surprised they can rub two sticks together and start a fire. The sub-plots are so far-fetched, and the character inter-plays so implausible that it borders on the satirical.
Shannon sunbathes on the beach just a short while after the crash, and within a few yards of the wreckage while survivors are running around screaming?!
And it’s amazing how all the young beauty’s look smashing and fresh as a daisy most of the time. They even manage to look chic when they’re dirty.
J.J. Abrams did not intend for this series to be a parody, but I view it as the perfect symbol of Hollywood; they’re ‘LOST’ on their own island of the mind.
For me, it was the best television series ever produced. Right now, I’m hooked on Fringe.
Five suicides? There were no suicides, in later seasons there were 2 characters who tried but failed...unless you count heroic sacrifices as suicide, which I don’t.
last I looked, every episode was available for free on Hulu.com along with clips of the writers explaining things.
Watch the series and you won’t be Lost. It’s was a great show.
“Lostis not a show for people who want canned entertainment or shows where people get voted off, and I liked it.”
The assumption is that we wanted “canned entertainment”. I have clearly explained why I dislike the series, and it has nothing to do with “canned entertainment”.
“If youve only seen the first or 2nd season on Lost, you know very little of the story.”
I know the first and second season, and that was enough.
As I stated earlier; to each his own.
You should review the first and second seasons because you don’t know that you’re talking about.
1. Sawyer’s father kills himself while the child is hiding under the bed.
2. When Desmond meets the officer from Irag in the Hatch he discover that the partner blew his brains out “with a shot gun”(remember the stain on the sealing?).
3. Jack’s father drinks himself to death.
4. Hurley’ imaginary friend, Dave, jumps off a cliff, and encourages Hurley to do the same.
5. Sayid’s friend shoots his head off when he discovers that Sayid was lying about wanting to be part of the suicide mission, and that Sayid was actually working with the CIA.
Visited the site. Thanks.
Ok in the flashbacks, yeah ok, I was speaking about on the island. Still, I guess if that bothers you, avoid the rest of the show (and 24 as well).
New Age crap..I wasted too much of my life on this show to find this out. Do not do the same (Plus J.J. Abrams is a big lib).
I’ve never seen a single second of ‘Lost’, but can I presume the “J.J.” you mentioned is J. J. Abrams? All I know about J.J. Abrams is that he/she is behind the show ‘Fringe’, which is the best show on TV.
Yeah, I recognized the slant immediately after the first two episodes.
I was not at all surprised when Eko told Claire, concerning the “baptism”, that John the Baptist cleansed Christ from sin. This is pure blasphemy.