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It's a compass. It points north, John. [L O S T]

LarsLars Registered User regular
edited December 2012 in Singularity Engine++
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My wife had never seen Lost before, so this past weekend we started a watch through. We're up to episode 8 or so already and she's enjoying it so far.

Anyways, it got me in the mood to talk about Lost again, but I can't really talk to her too much about it without spoiling stuff, so here we are.

The series ended over two and a half years ago, but I imagine there will be plenty to talk about.

Covering somewhere in the neighborhood of 120 episodes a sporting an ensemble cast that reached a surprising total of around 35 characters credited as part of the main cast over it's 6 seasons.

Some people love it, some people hate it, some people still don't understand the ending (even Arkham City's Joker comments on it).

It's also apparently a miracle the show even worked, as this article details with excerpts from Alan Sepinwall's book, The Revolution Was Televised, such as the following:
The creation of Lost defies nearly everything we know about how successful television shows — or great ones — are made. The idea for Lost came not from a writer, but a network executive. The first writer on the project got fired. The replacement creative team had a fraction of the usual time to write, cast, and produce a pilot episode. The executive who had championed the show was himself fired before it ever aired. One of the two creators all but quit the moment the pilot was finished. Nearly every creative decision at the start of the show was made under the assumption that it would never succeed. Everyone believed it was too weird, too dense, too unusual to work. And it may have been. But it worked, anyway.

The show definitely had it's ups and downs, but overall I enjoyed it (even the ending, unlike apparently a lot of others) and only had a few big unanswered questions at the end.
Such as why Sun didn't go back in time with the others on the return flight.

So remember the Jackfaces:
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Remember the fan comics (Spoilers).

Remember [insert favorite character(s) here] being awesome?

Remember the Superbowl ad during Season 2?

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie Registered User regular
    42
    I loved the hell out of LOST. My best friend and I watched the 5:30am broadcast of the finale that Sky One did, to coincide with the broadcast of the finale in the US.

    About a minute into the show the broadcast abruptly ended and was replaced by a test card and we almost had simultaneous heart attacks until it went back to the show ten seconds later. I *still* think some asshole at Sky One was trolling us...

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    guys
    we have to go back

    I wish that someway, somehow, that I could save every one of us
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  • UbikUbik another one of the law guys i also like kanye westRegistered User regular
    the series finale of Lost was a great season finale

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    23
    End wrote: »
    guys
    we have to go back

    We have to back

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  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    23
    Yessss, I am rewatching Lost at the moment, just finished season 3.
    People always complain about the first half of S3, but watching on DVD instead of having to wait a week between episodes probably makes it a lot better (I have only watched on DVD and it was fine).

    Except for that stupid episode where they killed off the new people who everyone hated, which was in the second half of the season anyway.

    Also, Ben is such a superb villain.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    We have to back what

    please tell me

  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    23
    Yessss, I am rewatching Lost at the moment, just finished season 3.
    People always complain about the first half of S3, but watching on DVD instead of having to wait a week between episodes probably makes it a lot better (I have only watched on DVD and it was fine).

    Except for that stupid episode where they killed off the new people who everyone hated, which was in the second half of the season anyway.

    Also, Ben is such a superb villain.

    The main problem with the first episodes of season 3 was
    WHOA OTHER VILLAGE AWESOME WHO'S THIS JULIET WOMAN WHAA OKAY HE'S IN SOME KIND OF AQUARIUM AND THEY'RE IN CAGES COOL
    THE OTHER GUYS ARE GOING AFTER THEM FUCK YEAH SAYID IS SO COOL ALSO THAT IS STONE COLD SUN YES
    LOCKE LOST HIS VOICE AND IS GOING ON A CRAZY VISION QUEST YES ALSO I LOVE CHARLIE
    SAWYER HAS A BOMB IN HIS HEwhat that is fucking dumb oh it's not even true thanks for wasting our time but HEY IT'S A SECOND ISLAND COOL WONDER WHAT AMAZING SECRETS THE NEXT EPISODE HOLDS
    WHOA THERE'S THAT SMOKE MONSTER WAIT Eko's dead what the fuck is this bullshit Eko was supposed to be super important
    oh great a Kate episode where we learned she was briefly married to nathan fillion who the fuck cares oh really this is where you're gonna cut it off and make us wait months

    I thought the stupid tattoo episode was in those first six but it turns out nope, so that's a comfort.

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  • LarlarLarlar consecutive normal brunches Moderator, ClubPA mod
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    Also, Ben is such a superb villain.

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  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    23
    Also yaaaaay, I don't usually get to hang out in TV show threads because I prefer to watch shows all at once, rather than one episode per week with ads during, and also Australian TV schedules lag behind American ones by ridiculous amounts anyway.

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  • ArmorocArmoroc Registered User regular
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    that video brought a smile to my face. what a great show. now that i am on winter break i might watch it all again!

  • XehalusXehalus lofi Registered User regular
    42
    I feel like I dodged a bullet avoiding this show

    especially the last season

  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    42
    Sigh. One of these days I'll manage to make a post without screwing something up. I wrote the OP in a regular topic creation so I could preview it and check it for errors, then copied it over to a poll creation topic (where you can't preview) to post it. However, I hastily typed out the title and apparently fucked that part up. I can't even fix the part that's attached to the poll.

    I was also originally going to link to the Joker talking about the ending, but the only video I could find was a minute and a half long and probably spoiled some stuff from Arkham City so I left it out.

    I've been struggling with not spoiling the show for my wife. I really want to tell her that...
    ...out of the 48 people who crash landed with Oceanic 815 (plus the Tailies who she doesn't know about yet), only three of them will ever permanently get off the island.

    Not tell her who those three are of course (click next spoiler to refresh your memory), just to give her that information and see how it effects her enjoyment. I decided against it, though.
    Kate, Sawyer, and Claire. Maybe four depending on how you count Aaron.

    Walt doesn't count since the DVD has an extra that shows Ben & Hurley taking him back to the island.

    Lars on
  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    23
    I made this ages ago

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    lost is second only to homestuck as the ultimate fuck you from the creators to their audience

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Never watched Lost. Was the finale more aggravating than the BSG finale?

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
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    Weaver wrote: »
    Never watched Lost. Was the finale more aggravating than the BSG finale?

    Nope.

    The finale was great. People just love playing up the lie that they were dead all along. Also way overstate how many things were not explained. Most (though admittedly, not all) of the things that did not get explicit explanations didn't really need one other than "it's magic". It's the whole midichlorian thing.

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  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    23
    Weaver wrote: »
    Never watched Lost. Was the finale more aggravating than the BSG finale?

    It was a case of a mystery being revealed, and the secret behind it being far less interesting than the mystery itself.

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    23
    I love

    This show

    I spent god knows how many hours pouring over fan discussions and dissections over its six seasons


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  • JMan711JMan711 6'8" weighs a f*&#ing ton He's coming, he's coming, he's comingRegistered User regular
    I was ok with the finale, but my roommate said it made him retroactively hate the entire series because of it.

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  • Lord DaveLord Dave Registered User regular
    Kate sucks, Expose was great, the only Jackface is :[

    Denny's is for winners.
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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
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    Lost was a character show. It just seemed like a mystery show.

    Some of the character arcs are just downright amazing.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    Wish I'd watched this when it was new, if only for Dave's Lost Points.

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    42
    I liked the ending a whole lot more than the end of BSG.

    And really, most of the unexplained things don't really bug me.

    The final season did have some annoying/pointless parts, though.
    A lot of the stuff in the temple with it's new group of Others or whatever that they had there weren't really all that necessary.

    Also, I'm still amazed at how prevalent the idea that they were dead all along is. A few months ago my dad professed this opinion. I had watched the finale with him back when it originally aired as I always went up to my parents' house to watch Lost since it had started my last year of college.
    I guess it's because of that footage of the plane wreckage that ABC allegedly attached to the end of the finale without the showrunner's knowledge.

  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    23
    That said, there were a few instances of this show being completely unfair

    One of the most grievous examples came from outside the show proper
    One of the two main writers was on the picket line during the great writers strike of '08. He had a sign that read "Don't you want to know what the island is?"

    This of course was never answered.

    He used this tease to garner support for his profession and then just didn't follow through.

    Kind of a cheap move.

    I think this is the only thing that really pissed me off about the show

    Tasteticle on

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  • LarlarLarlar consecutive normal brunches Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited December 2012
    42
    Wish I'd watched this when it was new, if only for Dave's Lost Points.

    I can honestly say that - especially at times when I thought I didn't want to watch the show any more - they made it all worthwhile.

    Larlar on
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  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    42
    I've never seen LOST
    and I never plan to
    go me

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    23
    Hey what do you know, I still have this thing:

    http://redundancycom.com/lostpoints/

    I can not remember if I stopped documenting the lost points due to my own laziness or the fact that there was a definate period where Lord Dave took a break

    Tasteticle on

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  • XehalusXehalus lofi Registered User regular
    42
    can someone explain Lost

  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    23
    Xehalus wrote: »
    can someone explain Lost

    :[


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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    23
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    That said, there were a few instances of this show being completely unfair

    One of the most grievous examples came from outside the show proper
    One of the two main writers was on the picket line during the great writers strike of '08. He had a sign that read "Don't you want to know what the island is?"

    This of course was never answered.

    He used this tease to garner support for his profession and then just didn't follow through.

    Kind of a cheap move.

    I think this is the only thing that really pissed me off about the show

    It was totally answered

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  • Lord DaveLord Dave Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    I did every episode after a certain point.
    I should dig them up before the various hard drives they're spread across all die.
    Lost points will be my great legacy.

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  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
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    Maybe it's the nerd in me, but
    the idea of two separate timelines that affect each other is a waaaaay better concept than the limbo explanation that we got in the finale.

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
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    Xehalus wrote: »
    can someone explain Lost

  • LarlarLarlar consecutive normal brunches Moderator, ClubPA mod
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    Xehalus wrote: »
    can someone explain Lost

    A bunch of people crash into an island...but they agonizingly slowly discover that it's not just a regular island. It's a magic land where plot holes go to die.

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
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    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    That said, there were a few instances of this show being completely unfair

    One of the most grievous examples came from outside the show proper
    One of the two main writers was on the picket line during the great writers strike of '08. He had a sign that read "Don't you want to know what the island is?"

    This of course was never answered.

    He used this tease to garner support for his profession and then just didn't follow through.

    Kind of a cheap move.

    I think this is the only thing that really pissed me off about the show

    It was totally answered

    Nah

    I mean it was answered in such a way that they gave you just enough to work with

    But given how it was being used as a protest piece by one of the main writers I felt that they should have been more forthcoming with it


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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
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    Lord Dave wrote: »
    I did every episode after a certain point.
    I should dig them up before the various hard drives they're spread across all die.
    Lost points will be my great legacy.

    If you find season six, I will put them all up there


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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    23
    Do you guys remember this band

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
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    Actually you know what now that just reminds me of what was probably the best emotional moment on the show

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    23
    I feel like Desmond had the best episodes


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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
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    Kate had the worst everything


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