Thursday, October 05, 2006

'Lost' 3x01: We Ain't in Kansas Anymore, Freckles

Two words describe my emotion after the first few moments of last night's Season 3 premiere episode of 'Lost': blown away. Based on the hype and the message boards, I knew something major was supposed to happen, but I really did not see that one coming AT ALL. Seems as though the Others are maybe employees of the Dharma Initiative, and perhaps the island is not as remote as we once were led to believe. I had always envisioned this island to be smack dab in the middle of the South Pacific, especially based on last season's cliffhanger showing the two men parked in the middle of a polar ice cap picking up its radio waves. But now I'm questioning that theory, that maybe the proximity to civilization is much closer than we think.

As for another aspect of the episode, I was a little uninterested in Jack's backstory. I don't feel like I needed that information. I'm growing a little impatient with Jack's melodrama, and I wish they would shift him from the main character spotlight. Would anybody really be that good looking and that smart to be a spinal surgeon? No, I don't think so. But yet, I let it pass, as I do all the other implausibilities of the show, because it's total fantasy, and for some reason all of that is OK with me.

In conclusion, my overall feeling of the first episode was that it yet again left me with more questions, rather than answering any of last season's teasers. I suspected that they weren't going to answer much, but I would have loved a little insight into at least one of these: the hatch explosion and who survived, the 2 men on the polar ice cap, and Walt and Michael's journey on the boat. But that's what makes good drama and good writing, right? Keeping me hanging for the next episode, because of course I can't wait until next Wednesday night.


Blogger Kristi said...

I still think the island is remote, just more populated than we once believed.

I'm done with Jack too. I can't understand what last night's backstory meant to the whole story. Maybe it will become more evident later this season.

What about Kate's wrists after her brunch with Henry/Ben?

I need to go back and rewatch it. I TiVoed it and viewed it last night around 3am, while bleary-eyed and breastfeeding. I realize now that I don't remember as much as I thought I did.

5:00 PM

Blogger Kate said...

Good idea - unfortunately I don't have TiVo. I'm not sure if they were insinuating that Kate got raped or what, but that exchange between her and Sawyer I think means they are destined for a romance. I heard the writers want to incorporated more romance and adventure this year.

And what do you think it means about Henry telling her the next 2 weeks are going to rough? Can't wait til next week!

7:33 AM

Blogger jim said...

They are using the same sucessful formula as X-Files. Give you an answer to one question, that doesn't really lead you any closer to the big answer, and raise two more questions in the process.

8:53 AM

Blogger Kate said...

Ah, I loved the X-Files!

8:10 AM


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