I just got through three hours of LOST, and to tell the truth, as Hurley insists we should always do, I’m a little bit disappointed. The season premiere at any rate seems to be all about action and adventure and chases and people getting shot, not much character development and no interesting relationship stuff. I’m NOT talking about the Kate/Jack/Sawyer triangle, just relationships and friendships and even enmities. There wasn’t anything new about the people themselves.
Hurley doesn’t trust Ben. Hurley’s mom believes in him. Sun doesn’t like Ben, and she blames him for Jin’s death. Sayid and Ben have had a falling out. Locke’s not really dead, or else he’s going to come back to life on the island. Faraday has a mother, probably the white-haired lady whose name I don’t remember. Widmore’s evil, which is no surprise to anyone.
There was some graphic violence and general nastiness, but no “wow!” moments when I thought “Man! That blows my mind!” I’m glad Faraday is becoming a key player on the island, that he’s the only one who has any idea what’s going on. I don’t like the idea that Locke is so special that he, and only he can save the island (save the world?). I don’t like Locke, never have.
Where did the flaming arrows come from? Dharma people? Or someone else?
Why didn’t Desmond remember meeting Faraday before outside the hatch? Way before at Oxford?
Where are Claire and her dad while the island is moving around in time?
What’s with the compass that Richard gave Locke?
Walt’s special. Locke’s special. Desmond’s special. Ben’s special. How many “special” people are there?
What was Faraday doing under the Orchid Station with the Dharma people?
What’s this thing Miles has with dead people —and dead boars? And Miles corrects Sawyer’s nicknames?
I’m still in for the duration, but I hope they get some interesting character development in the mix because I don’t want to spend the entire season watching people run around the dark jungle and getting flashed through time and Jack and the rest of the Oceanic Six chasing each other and trying to form a posse.
If you posted about LOST, whether you got more out of it or less, leave a comment, and I’ll link.
Friend Donna doesn’t like Faraday. She thinks he’s sneaky and pretentious. C’mon, Donna, he’s a lovable physics nerd. What’s not to like?
Lisa thinks Charlotte is Ben’s little childhood playmate. Only her name was Annie, wasn’t it?
I loved linking to everyone’s LOST posts, but I think next week I’ll put up a linky for everyone to sign in and link.