Friday, September 23, 2005

Lost Head Scratchers

The Lost premiere, predictably, rocked my world. I love that show.

Some highlights:

  • Who'd have ever guessed that MTV's The 70s House would be in the hatch? Not me.
  • "Make Your Own Kind of Music" -- Mama Cass rocks, plus my 7th grade choir sang that song at my spring concert. You gotta, make your own kind of music. Sing your own special song . . . .
  • Hurley's tirade: "Life's not so bad, right? Sure the Others are coming to, like, eat us all, and every once in a while someone blows up all over you, but you get to sleep in every morning."
  • The "numbers" on Desmond's high-pressure drug injection kit.
  • The sum of the "numbers" (108) appearing on the freaky-deaky mural at the entrance to Desmond's geodesic dome with the giant computer processors in it.
  • All the other appearances of indivdual "numbers" throughout the episode (e.g., time of death of the car wreck victim was 8:15; Desmond was riding his stationary bike at 16 mph before the explosion rocked his groovy underground pad; the last number in the combo for Desmond's safe looked to be 42).
  • Wet Walt: ghostlike, mouting something to Shannon, and spooky!
  • Locke explicitly acknowledged what we saw in last season's finale: that the "monster" appeared to be just a column of weird, black smoke.
  • The victim of Jack's future wife's bad driving was likely Shannon's dad. (His last name was Rutherford.)
  • Charlie is starting to be a bit of a rabble-rouser. Just wait until he does the smack.
  • We didn't even get to see what was going on with the rafters . . . even MORE to look forward to in next week's episode.
  • Important lesson: No scene is a throwaway on this show. (Confession: Got a little bored with Jack's stair running flashback scene. Stopped paying close attention. Then (duh!), Desmond the "almost" doctor shows up in the hatch and I find myself wondering what the heck he and Jack talked about in that scene.) Repeat after me: I must pay attention to every detail of every scene of Lost.

Best. Show. Ever.

Can I get a holla back?


Blogger Rose said...

Oh yeah the season opener lived up the the hype. I went to the abc msg boards and read the spoilers...but still wanted to watch it...and it was great!

There was a critic from E Entertainment who kept giving clues about what was in the hatch.

Clue #1: it's a 3 letter word where the first and last letters are right next to each other in the alphabet. everyone figured this one out as "man" but if could have been "men"

Clue #2: It's a 7 letter word where the first and last letters are the same. Answer: Desmond.

I can't wait to see how this Desmond guy plays into it. AND what's it all about anyway? hope it doesn't let the viewers down.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous fullmoon said...

Good God Wasteland, do you tape this show and then watch it over and over again? Or is it just that I watch it while my son is constantly asking me questions about what is going on (why did I ever let him start watching?). You amaze me with the detail you can catch. As a newbie watching current episodes while still trying to catch up on old episodes with the dvd's, maybe I just have too much going on in my head.

I have to tell you though, I am with you Wasteland. I love this show and haven't been this excited about a weekly television program since..........well, ever.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Trailhead said...

I'm going to have to stop reading your Lost posts because I think I might have to buy the Season 1 DVDs. Full Moon talked me into it on the way to Columbus. This is just looking too interesting, and it sounds like the sort of thing TS would be interested in too.

8:53 PM  

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