I don’t get the popularity of this ABC series. But here’s a YouTube homage to Thursday’s Lost season finale. With action figure dolls. And Indiana Jones. ‘Nuff said.
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what’s not to get? it’s a well-written, well-executed, fun story romp of a show.
sure, it’s had it’s ups and downs, but compared to other (any sitcom) drivel or manipu-tv (grey’s), it’s quality tv
That is really silly.
It made me larf.
LOL @ indiana jones!
Maybe instead of negotiating over control of actors clips, SAG should be negotiating over control of an actor’s action figure.
I don’t get this show either. Never got into it.
Also can’t stand that show Brothers and Sisters.
Ok…first off, Lost and Brothers and Sisters share a network, and that’s it….there are LOTS of crappy ass shows on television (all reality shows, by definition, to me, are crap, if you like reality television, your taste is immediately questioned…if you watch MTV reality shows religiously, you should find some surefire way of self sterilization to prevent the idiocracy from approaching)
If you don’t get Lost, you probably didn’t get the populairy of the x-files or battlestar galactica, or firefly or buffy or any quality written television show, and that’s ok, according to jim is still on for you right?
OK, if LOST attracts weirdos like the guy above, I’m convinced I’ve been missing nothing.
P.S. Don’t like that Brothers & Sister show either!
Everyone doesn’t have to “get it,” so I’m not going to try to do any convincing.
It’s different. And people are STARVING for different. I, for one, am a big fan of delayed gratification. Most importantly to me, they have a finish line. They aren’t going to let this drag out for 3 seasons too long, and even if I didn’t like the show, I’d respect them for having the discipline and the guts to do that.
I’m not a sci-fi fan but absolutely love Lost.
Admittedly, it’s a hard show to get into if you haven’t followed it from the beginning. And, unfortunately, if you didn’t enjoy the first several episodes of the series and gave up on it you have missed out on the ever-improving quality of this show (I don’t think I’m exagerating when I say it’s probably one of the best written/most intriguing shows of all time).
I think it’s the only hour-long network show I Tivo (and one of only two network shows of any kind that I Tivo– the other being 30 Rock).
Lost is so popular because it’s thrillingly complex, not only in terms of story but also in terms of character. Don’t get me wrong, it’s had its missteps in terms of consistency, but my love has never wavered; the creators have never failed to get to a point where everything clicks and works, essentially rewiring the engine of the show altogether. Things happen on Lost that literally change the way you look at every single thing that has come before.
Apart from Battlestar Galactica, I’d say it’s the best show on TV. It’s funny how now that The Sopranos and The Wire are gone, most of the great shows are “genre.” I think this trend has been developing ever since Buffy, which still hasn’t been surpassed as far as I’m concerned.
What is not to get? Give it a try Nikki, if you love the in-fighting and mindf**king of the industry you will love Lost. Ben Linus should negotiate for SAG… and what are quality shows on the alphabets these days: Two and a Half Men? Lost is not that weird, it’s very character driven and respects its audience by not playing down to them. Also, glad you are feeling better.
Lost is indeed LOST!
Used to be a fan but the mumbo-jumbo is just too much
What started with so full of promises turns out to be a disappointment..
I suggest a working knowledge of physics for someone to TRULY get it. By the way, as of this writing (which includes last night’s finale), the writers have not broken any laws of physics… which is the most intriguing part to me. Certainly, our current technology wouldn’t allow for some of the events to occur, but that’s why it’s science FICTION.
Of all the season finales I’ve watched,Lost had a real interesting one last night. Makes want to watch the season opener with the Oceanic 6 in the fall. But it’s the editing that makes it an interesting series.
Ohhhh, LOST is sci-fi.
That explains the obnoxious, defensive cult following.
When people say they “don’t get it,” it doesn’t mean they don’t grasp the complexities like you mental wizards, it means they don’t care for it and don’t get that it’s so popular.
Everyone’s entitled to an opinion, except in a cult of course.
There’s no need to be condescending. Lost has consistently proven in its ratings that it is watched my many, many people.
Agreed: “I don’t get this show either”
Simple. It’s “The Twilight Zone” recast as an ensemble continuing drama. If you didn’t like “To Serve Man” or Talking Tina, you aren’t going to get the smoke monster or Jacob, either. A real question is what’s happened to strictly episodic television, you know, the stuff you could run in syndication in any show order, and it would still make perfect sense. Or not. Your “Gomer Pyle, USMC”, or “Hogan’s Heroes”. I see nothing!
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