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2018-03-02 01:28:33 AM  
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/for the waterworks
 
2018-03-02 06:38:48 AM  
A clever episode that ultimately meant nothing.

It's the show itself in microcosm - so many great ideas such poor execution.
 
2018-03-02 06:45:10 AM  
Man, FARK that show.  They made shiat up along the way without knowing how they were going to resolve it, and the last season showed it.  There are romance novel writers that plan out their books better than this show did.

I watched every episode, believing they knew what they were doing and there would be a cool reveal to match the cool mysteries. Then it got down to the last few episodes, and I got the sick feeling I'd been had. I was right.
 
2018-03-02 06:45:25 AM  
The telling thing about this series is how much of the plot I've forgotten as in the end most of it really made no real contribution towards the finale. Smoke monster/Man in Black, Egyptian statues, Jacob's seeming ability to manipulate destiny etc is what little I remember and I know there's a ton more. "It was all about the journey" was the biggest copout since...  well it was a damn bug copout.
 
2018-03-02 06:58:41 AM  
The Constant: Hurley's Big Body.
 
2018-03-02 07:03:02 AM  
It was the gritty reboot of Gilligans island that nobody asked for.
 
2018-03-02 07:39:42 AM  
I miss the time when a good sci-fi show could tell a different story every week, but also include an over-arching plot.

Thanks, Lost, for turning everything into a season-long serial.
 
2018-03-02 07:50:44 AM  
In hindsight Lost made Nu BSG look like a sensibly plotted show.
 
2018-03-02 07:55:23 AM  

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/for the waterworks


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2018-03-02 08:07:13 AM  
Yeah, it kinda all fell apart at the end. But I can't remember a show that was a better ride along the way.

Kate, we have to go back. One of the best season finales ever.
 
2018-03-02 08:09:52 AM  
The ending may have been disappointing (I would have preferred more sci-fi than mystical), but the show was still a fun ride that I don't regret being along for.  The weekly discussions and hypothesizing were half the fun of it.  I still go back and re-watch it from time to time.  Sure, it's obvious where they didn't know what they were doing or changed their mind as they went (the Whispers), but it's still a gorgeous show with a great cast.  The third-season lull is also a lot easier to take when binging than when it first aired with weeks in between the episodes stuck in the cages.
 
2018-03-02 08:50:42 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: It was the gritty reboot of Gilligans island that nobody asked for.


That Mary Ann reboot tho....

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2018-03-02 08:52:06 AM  

Champion of the Sun: Yeah, it kinda all fell apart at the end. But I can't remember a show that was a better ride along the way.

Kate, we have to go back. One of the best season finales ever.

I remember just being stunned. All day at work, just thinking, WHAT!?!?!?!?!
 
2018-03-02 09:09:33 AM  
Best show ever.
 
2018-03-02 09:23:40 AM  

Jack Sabbath: Best show ever.


Till it jumped the shark at the very end and pretty much ruined every thing.
 
2018-03-02 09:38:26 AM  

dwrash: Jack Sabbath: Best show ever.

Till it jumped the shark at the very end and pretty much ruined every thing.


Have you ever been on a roller-coaster where the end of the ride wasn't a let down?
 
2018-03-02 09:39:47 AM  

Flab: dwrash: Jack Sabbath: Best show ever.

Till it jumped the shark at the very end and pretty much ruined every thing.

Have you ever been on a roller-coaster where the end of the ride wasn't a let down?


True... but that was the mother of a let down.
 
2018-03-02 09:55:26 AM  
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2018-03-02 10:18:35 AM  
LOST was the last TV show that I specifically made a point to set my schedule around - looking back, that final season was a rushed disaster to make everything blend together while throwing out all the sci-fi and mystery behind the island and the survivors. Yeah, they briefly delved on the beginnings of the island and what happened over the last 2000 years, but still.

If they had dedicated that season to explaining the mysteries in better detail and did a shortened 7th season to ending it with the romance and reunion stuff, then I think it would have been more satisfying.
 
2018-03-02 10:23:55 AM  
Aside from a bunch of standout moments and one or two standout episodes (Ab Aeterno,) the last season was a let down.  They had time to wrap things up nicely and instead diverted into new and different mysteries and characters (The Temple folks.)  But the final episode, The End, was one of the greatest episodes of TV ever filmed.

All in all, they answered about 95% or more of the questions they posed (admittedly they needed to add a DVD extra called "The New Man In Charge" to answer some of them.  Pure fan service.  Plus some things were answered in online venues that ran concurrent with the show.)

If I got 95% of my unanswered questions in life solved for me, I'd be happier than pigs in fresh shiat.
 
2018-03-02 10:46:10 AM  

This Face Left Blank: Man, FARK that show.  They made shiat up along the way without knowing how they were going to resolve it, and the last season showed it.  There are romance novel writers that plan out their books better than this show did.

I watched every episode, believing they knew what they were doing and there would be a cool reveal to match the cool mysteries. Then it got down to the last few episodes, and I got the sick feeling I'd been had. I was right.


I never caught the LOST bug because I remember all too well the fiasco of ALIAS.  Every single episode
of that show had some monumental twist that quickly showed that they had no idea what they were
doing and were relying on people being distracted by Jennifer Garner to care.
 
2018-03-02 11:06:03 AM  
Episode was def one of the best pieces of TV ever broadcast. I think Episode 1 of Season 2 was pretty god damn amazing too.
 
2018-03-02 11:07:43 AM  

Gleeman: In hindsight Lost made Nu BSG look like a sensibly plotted show.


Sigh, I gave up on Lost early, sensing the lack of direction, but BSG really hurt. I have 3 seasons on blu-ray. I nearly wore out the grooves on the season 1 discs.
 
2018-03-02 11:54:11 AM  

Champion of the Sun: Yeah, it kinda all fell apart at the end. But I can't remember a show that was a better ride along the way.

Kate, we have to go back. One of the best season finales ever.


I go back and forth on the ending. Sometimes it bugs me that they didn't tie up and explainn everything and sometimes I think it is kind of awesome how the writers basically said it doesn't matter, the island is one giant time travelling Macguffin and what really matters is the characters and how they interact with each other.
 
2018-03-02 11:58:35 AM  
I'll go back and watch that episode once every two years or so. Almost all of Lost would be tough for somebody to jump into with no knowledge of the show but that might be one of the better standalone episodes that you could show somebody with minimal explaining. One of the best hours of TV that has ever existed.
 
2018-03-02 12:02:00 PM  

Burr: TheManofPA: [img.fark.net image 200x109]

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On one of our white boards at work somebody will put  "Not Penny's boat" on it until it gets erased for real stuff a few hours later. I've done it myself but I've never fessed up to it when asked and whoever else is doing it denies it as well.
 
2018-03-02 12:44:34 PM  

This Face Left Blank: Man, FARK that show.  They made shiat up along the way without knowing how they were going to resolve it, and the last season showed it.  There are romance novel writers that plan out their books better than this show did.

I watched every episode, believing they knew what they were doing and there would be a cool reveal to match the cool mysteries. Then it got down to the last few episodes, and I got the sick feeling I'd been had. I was right.


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2018-03-02 01:00:29 PM  
I'm currently rewatching BSG and am in season 4.

I really loved this show when it was airing, but upon rewatch it's easy to see how crappily constructed it is after season two.  Talk about phoning it in.
 
2018-03-02 02:48:14 PM  

Guybird: The telling thing about this series is how much of the plot I've forgotten as in the end most of it really made no real contribution towards the finale. Smoke monster/Man in Black, Egyptian statues, Jacob's seeming ability to manipulate destiny etc is what little I remember and I know there's a ton more. "It was all about the journey" was the biggest copout since...  well it was a damn bug copout.


I enjoyed it.  Yeah, the ending wasn't grrat, but then I look back at King novels where he explains whatever thing was happening and the explanation is actually worse than not knowing.  I like that there was no real answer to the island.  Some of the episodes were fantastic.  Like the one Charlie dies in.  He was awesome.

I could watch that series again, if it weren't for all the great shows I already watch.
 
2018-03-02 03:21:19 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: This Face Left Blank: Man, FARK that show.  They made shiat up along the way without knowing how they were going to resolve it, and the last season showed it.  There are romance novel writers that plan out their books better than this show did.

I watched every episode, believing they knew what they were doing and there would be a cool reveal to match the cool mysteries. Then it got down to the last few episodes, and I got the sick feeling I'd been had. I was right.

I never caught the LOST bug because I remember all too well the fiasco of ALIAS.  Every single episode
of that show had some monumental twist that quickly showed that they had no idea what they were
doing and were relying on people being distracted by Jennifer Garner to care.


That show had plots?

Sorry,I got distracted.

\ there was nothing wrong with the red outfit.
 
2018-03-02 04:06:07 PM  

rga184: Guybird: The telling thing about this series is how much of the plot I've forgotten as in the end most of it really made no real contribution towards the finale. Smoke monster/Man in Black, Egyptian statues, Jacob's seeming ability to manipulate destiny etc is what little I remember and I know there's a ton more. "It was all about the journey" was the biggest copout since...  well it was a damn bug copout.

I enjoyed it.  Yeah, the ending wasn't grrat, but then I look back at King novels where he explains whatever thing was happening and the explanation is actually worse than not knowing.  I like that there was no real answer to the island.  Some of the episodes were fantastic.  Like the one Charlie dies in.  He was awesome.

I could watch that series again, if it weren't for all the great shows I already watch.


Riddle me this.  Why, when it wasn't Penny's boat, was she on the other end of that call?
 
2018-03-02 04:16:16 PM  
mjbok:

Riddle me this.  Why, when it wasn't Penny's boat, was she on the other end of that call?

Penny was searching all frequencies in the area.  She had a survey station at the North Pole or Arctic Circle or something watching the whole planet for electromagnetic anomalies.  She got a call form the guys in that station that they found something (this was caused by Desmond destroying the hatch with the failsafe.)

From that point on she searched for any frequencies or communications in that region of the world, setting up an automatic link that rang her up whenever a connection was established.  When Charlie disabled the jamming equipment, the Looking Glass station once again began transmitting and it alerted Penny, who answered the call, wondering where the caller got the frequency.
 
2018-03-02 05:25:27 PM  
Still to this day one of my Top 3 favorite episodes of television ever. It just connected with me for some reason.
 
2018-03-02 06:54:42 PM  

Jack Sabbath: mjbok:

Riddle me this.  Why, when it wasn't Penny's boat, was she on the other end of that call?

Penny was searching all frequencies in the area.  She had a survey station at the North Pole or Arctic Circle or something watching the whole planet for electromagnetic anomalies.  She got a call form the guys in that station that they found something (this was caused by Desmond destroying the hatch with the failsafe.)

From that point on she searched for any frequencies or communications in that region of the world, setting up an automatic link that rang her up whenever a connection was established.  When Charlie disabled the jamming equipment, the Looking Glass station once again began transmitting and it alerted Penny, who answered the call, wondering where the caller got the frequency.


When Charlie disabled the jamming there was an incoming transmission.  Penny says how did you get this frequency?

She had no idea what region of the world it was in.  She was surprised Desmond was there.  It's either a bad region or bad writing.
 
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