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06 April 2008 @ 09:47 am
I just finished watching Season One of Lost and I figured I'd post a few thoughts on it.

It's not bad. This isn't really my kind of show - I tend to watch shows that are more openly weird, fantastic, or scifi - but it's decent. I credit the writers in creating something that is mysterious and suspenseful, and for making characters who each have their own distinct personalities. The large cast allows for a lot of range. I can appreciate that. It also suits how they want to drag out the plot for so long. If you do this character one week and another character another week, then you realistically hold off huge plot points because everything is progressing through the eyes of certain characters.

There are some characters I like more than others. At this time, I prefer Sun and Jin, Charlie and Claire, Sayid, and Hurley. Maybe Micheal. (I like how natural that guy's acting comes off.) I'm on the fence about Sawyer. Sometimes I kind of like him, other times I could care less. John Locke is an interesting character. I'm pretty much indifferent to everyone else. I only started to like Boone when he died. (Isn't that always the case??) My least favorite aspect is the weird forced love triangle thing they've tried to establish between Jack/Kate/Sawyer.

No big surprise here...the episodes I found myself more invested in were episodes that were just plain strange. Like the Claire flashback episode about her baby. Or Hurley and his numbers. Though, I do like others that are more normal as well - anything with Sun and Jin and Sayid.

Unless something happens to really grab me, I can't see me getting really involved in this show. However, it is very well crafted and, for me, it's good to watch as a casual viewer. I don't need to be obsessed with every show out there. :)

So, on to Season Two we go!
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larienelengasse on April 6th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
I really like Lost too.. it's definitely the kind of show that you can't miss an episode of, or you're screwed in terms of plot. Like, spn, it gets better as it goes along, so keep on with it - I think you'll like it.

I'm not a fan of Sawyer either, really. The whole bad boy shtick is a little too obvious to me. However, I love Sayed, Jack, Hurley, and Sun and Jin. I also love Charlie and Claire. There's other characters that develop further later that I also think you'll like.

I'm not so into it that I participate in fandom - there's gotta be hardcore love there for me to do that - but I do enjoy watching it every week.
Working for the Mandroid: Impalamoonshayde on April 7th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
It seems like a nice show that's interesting and engrossing, but one I don't have to be fannish for. And that's fine. Not every show is made for me to get crazed over. In a way, it's kind of nice. I can't be stretched too thin LOL
mediatingmentor on April 6th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
Heh, I'm biased, because I love Lost. I've been under the impression that you either hate it or love it though, and if you do neither, then it's actually pretty cool. At least it proves to me that not all people who aren't ZOMG about it necessarily think it's dumb and stupid. :)

I personally think season two is weaker than season one, though the plot thickens... curious about what you'll think of it. :)
Working for the Mandroid: Battle Readymoonshayde on April 7th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
For me, it's actually nice to have a show that I'm not head over heels in love with and one that I hate. It's really nice to have something I can watch casually and come back to without being bogged down.

It's a cool show :)