First, a round of applause for Elrond and Kathy, who have been sending me episodes of Lost. Second, let me complain about lost. The first season was a masterpiece. The second season was all right, but there was a plot arc (Charlie trying to baptize Claire’s baby) that I didn’t like. The third season was sweet as all get out- there weren’t as many mysteries, and they started answering old mysteries rapidly and without much flair, but still. Jack botching the Surgery? Eko refusing to repent to the smoke monster? Sweet.
But season four has not been so good. It’s a big confusing bloodbath. Seriously. There’s a group of survivors on the beach, one with Lock at The Barracks, one on the freighter, as well as freighter people on the island and the surviving Others going to the temple. That’s just hard to keep track of. And even though we’re on episode 9 or so, there’s been something like 2 dozen out right murders. I don’t mind main characters getting killed off. I mean Boone, Shannon, Ana-Lucia, Libby, and Charlie were all killed, but they went out with some style. It was done right. Karl, Alex, and Rousseau were just freaking shot. Standing up to laying down, just like that. Maybe I’m the only one that really, really though Karl was awesome.
Background characters have died before too, but it was always fairly reasonable. One here, one there. In the last episode of season three 10 Others are killed (including at least 3 I liked)? And since then at at least three survivors and five freighter crew get greased? Dude, weak. I liked Lost back in the day because it was a mystery show with a sci-fi edge. Now it’s a bloodbath with a grisly edge. If I wanted to see people getting wiped out left and right, I’d just watch the news. Ugh.
Oh well, here’s to hoping for the future.