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It’s February 14th, A Very Special Day.

Love Locke Lost

That's right, there's a new episode of LOST on tonight! I seriously haven't been sucked into a show like this (with the exception of Dexter) in years. I know the show has its nay-sayers ("the show isn't going anywhere", "they're just making it up as they go", etc), but I absolutely must know how they're going to tie everything together at the end of this series. It's either going to be the most disappointing ending of all time, or it's going to prove beyond all doubt what an amazing writing team they have working on the show. Time will tell, but either way I'm hooked until the end.

Season Four is the first season I've been able to watch as the episodes aired, as I only got into the series on DVD while Season Three was airing and only just got caught up in time for the fourth season. I'd already had enough spoilers inadvertently revealed to me during that time, so it's nice to finally be enjoying the show in "real time", although now I finally understand the frustration of everyone who complained at having to wait week after week. I guess as an avid reader of comic books I'm used to serial fiction where you have to wait for the next issue or episode to come out, and I enjoy the waiting anyway as it gives me time to speculate and come up with my own theories and ideas.

It's also nice to see one of my favorite comic scribes, Brian K. Vaughan, working on episodes now. The two that he's co-written so far were definitely recognizable as his work.

So I guess I'm just curious... if you're a fan of the show, who's your favorite character? And what do you think of the fourth season so far? Me, I'm loving it. And my favorite character from day one was John Locke. He's good and crazy. Please try to label spoilers, because LOST spoilers are the kinds of things that brother will kill brother over.



SomeRandomIdiot (Guest) on 02/14/2008 1:23 pm

I think I Know how it will end:
Some character that's about to solve all the problems: This is it! It's all finally--
Secretary in a psychologist's office: Billy, the doctor's ready to see you now.
(A man about 30 yrs old who is sleeping wakes up and enters the office)
Psychologist: So it says here that you've been having dreams about a whole lotta people being trapped on an island for four years with no hope of rescue and some random person trying to kill them off...

Yeah- I went there.

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Kench on 02/14/2008 2:30 pm

I'm a Charlie fan.

Spoilers, I guess.

See, I'm a big fan of the show -- only got into it starting season 3 (My roommates got me to sit and watch the first 2 seasons and I got hooked). I learned early on that you have to be able to forgive things for the reality of the show...smoke monsters? Cool. Seeing into the future. All right. Crazy magnetic pulse thing? ...uhh...OK, fine. But bad physics? There's no reason that room should have filled all the way up (the air wouldn't have been able to escape once the water got above the blown out window, so water would ahve stopped going in), so there would have been room to breathe.

Stupid LOST and its bad physics. Grrr....


RelaxingDragon (Guest) on 02/14/2008 2:32 pm

I love Lost, such a cool show. A lot of people I know really hate it (for the reasons you said, and because they just hate some of the actors), but I really dig the constant mysteries (sometimes to the point where I'm happier trying to guess what happens next as opposed to viewing the show's answer to a particular mystery).

For favorite characters, it's a bit of a three-way tie. I love John Locke (he's got knives, he was The Stepfather, and he's more than a little kooky), Desmond is really great too (just like the actor so much), and I always get a kick out of Hurley (such a funny character).


MrEff (Guest) on 02/14/2008 3:24 pm

Locke is the best character on the island, thanks to the knives and his ability to track everything, everywhere.

As for the shows story and the purpose of the Island, I have a few theories, though I'm still trying to explain why the smoke monster sounds like an old steam engine.

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incognit000 on 02/14/2008 3:40 pm

I never got into the show, but I gotta admit their reveal-nothing-and-retcon-everything-so-that-the-story-is-never-ending is really damned effective.

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BeatlesLover on 02/14/2008 4:55 pm

This show is the best thing that ever happened to TV.


My favorite character is Dr. Arzt, just because his death was so hilarious and because flashbacks with him keep showing him being more and more pathetic, to the point where he's competing with Jon Arbuckle.

Seriously. His girlfriend story is pathetic.

"I met a girl on the internet.... it was our first date... I shouldn't have used my friend's photo... but I thought we were past that point... I took her to a restaurant... and I ordered the lobster... she went to the bathroom... and she never came back.... they WOULDN'T EVEN LET ME GIVE THE LOBSTER BACK! *sob*"

And then he exploded.

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GRUMPYNZ on 02/14/2008 6:36 pm

Sawyer's probably my favourite character.

In New Zealand we've only had the first ep of the season so far. It's shaping up to be another awesome but frustrating season!

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Purple Man on 02/14/2008 6:54 pm

I've always liked Desmond, because we're not entirely dissimilar people. I can't see the future tho.

Also Claire is my dreamgirl.

I love how the fourth season is shaping up - the mystery of the "Oceanic Six", and what happens after the rescue. It is a strong start.

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Dungeonbrownies on 02/14/2008 7:28 pm

Desmond and Locke are the best. both are a lil crazy but prove to be the ones who seem to be both mostly right and skilled enough to take care of things when the time is right.

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BigMac500 on 02/14/2008 8:30 pm

I think Locke has got to be my favourite character, mostly because he seems to understand the island, he doesn't wander aimlessly looking for rescue. And he'll give ya a knife in the back! BAM!

-Spoiler Things For Those Not Up To Date-

Also, does anyone have any guesses as to who is in the coffin at the funeral home Jack visited? I personally think it's the crazy black-smoke monster! NOOOOOOO!!!

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Colonel Flagg on 02/14/2008 8:32 pm

I've never seen an episode, but I am sorely tempted (based on the buzz on the radion and the net) to buy the first season DVD - something I've never done for any TV show. Does this make me a sheep?

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BigMac500 on 02/14/2008 8:47 pm

Well, I saw seasons 1 and 2 on DVD. I ended up just renting each season, disc by disc, instead of buying it all. Much cheaper that way.
You've really got to watch every epidose to get half of what's going on.

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Fear N Loathing on 02/14/2008 9:23 pm

I dunno.... never got into it... the whole concept from "The Others" to random crazy shit like the button that keeps the world from exploding/ending... I'd say maybe I need to smoke something before watching it again...

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Burn on 02/15/2008 12:06 am

The show sucked me in after iTunes started offering freebies, like teasers and recap episodes to download.

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neoboman on 02/15/2008 1:47 am

The most recent episode was amazing. My current three favorites are Sawyer, Sayid, and Locke. I reevaluate my three favorite characters after every single episode, something I've been doing since the beginning of season two. I've never done this for any other show.

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stevetothepast on 02/15/2008 3:38 am

I love LOST I bought the first two seasons, but am taking my time on gettin the third one, I am absolutely addicted to it though, I fucking hate Jack, but I do agree Charlie is the shit.

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avoidz on 02/15/2008 7:29 am

I didn't get into LOST until my brother brought a bunch of DVDs with the first two seasons on them. I started watching them and got hooked, wanting to know what the hell is going to happen next.

By the end of the third season it's obvious no answers are forthcoming, so you just go with the flow and lap up the mysteries and weird goings-on one after the other and enjoy the nice scenery and cool characters. LOST is compulsive TV :)


Hitlar (Guest) on 02/15/2008 1:50 pm

John Lock is such a BABE!


Cenotaph (Guest) on 02/16/2008 4:42 pm

Okay, I really thought the Lost craze would *not* be present on this site. It just screams to be mocked to infinity!

I'll admit to being drawn like a moth to it, only because I can't stop watching the train heading toward the stone wall.. but seriously, didn't Millennium and The X-files teach us anything?
It's not worth getting invested in a series based on the premise of mystery, because ultimately it's going to stink to high heaven.


Because they cannot survive creatively. Either the man at the helm abandons ship, leaving dime-a-word authors to retcon the thing to completion, or the man at the helm goes batshit crazy and decides to take a dump all over his own idea.

Case in point for the latter: Michael Bay, Frank Miller's latest, George Lucas modifying Star Wars.

Given that small objection, I'm partial to John Locke. Because he's Terry O'Quinn. Who was That Mysterious Guy in Millennium, with Lance Henriksen. And Another Mysterious Guy in the X-files. And YAMG in Alias.
So I think he has that shit down by now.


Andrew (Guest) on 02/18/2008 11:11 pm

I too got into LOST during season three and love the show; Ben is my favorite character simply because he just 'knows' everything and keeps on ticking... I like Juliet as well and hope she kills off Hugo with poisoned peanut butter.

The show really is best if you can get it in HD and record it on a DVR. There's no better treat than letting two episodes collect, then watching one and having a second immediately available to solve the cliffhanger, all without commercials. SWEEEEET.


shdware (Guest) on 02/18/2008 11:42 pm

i really liked Mr. Eko. i'm a fan of John Locke, too.

as per the physics thing, when the glass is broken, the positive pressure in the room is lost. it is much harder to compress water than it is to compress air, and although the same "weight" of air exists in the room, by volume it would be compressed the a point where it would be completely at the ceiling and relatively impossible to breathe for any given period of time.

by the same principle, you could not breathe through a snorkel that is a hundred feet long.


Maphiena (Guest) on 02/20/2008 7:49 pm

Ok you like Lost AND Dexter?!?!

I think I'm in love

Oh and yeah Locke is awesome but I think Danielle is one of my favorites

Oh and because I'm in love with you now you might want to know that I'm 5'4 125lbs blonde wavy hair and I like to get my snootch pounded on thursday nights (AFTER lost of course)


harvey (Guest) on 02/23/2008 3:05 am

This is only Theory, but it may be the biggest spoiler of the decade if I am correct

You are familiar with the "Dark Tower" series by Stephen King right? I have heard that Stephen King writes scripts for televisions shows under assumed names....I also heard rumors of an upcoming "Dark Tower" movie.....

I believe the island is actually the "Dark Tower", as it makes perfect sense....the dark island spirit or whatever, could be one of the other defenses (just like the giant bear in Dark Tower III)....and the whole magnetic sphere/destiny involving so many people.....the four toed statue (indicative of some of the races mentioned in the Dark Tower books), the character elements (Charlie the heroine addict, similar in concept and design to Eddie Dean)....

Either Stephen King is using Lost as "warm up" to the events in the Dark Tower (which when the series finale's occur, there will be the release of the first Dark Tower movie), OR the island *IS* the Dark Tower in this portion of the inter-dimensional reality, OR the writers to lost are fucking rip-off artists that are stealing Stephen King ideas....also, there have been several mentions to Stephen King books/plots within the series (either Stephen King secretly stroking off his own ego, or the lost writers paying homage to Stephen King)...

Either way, as small as this may be, it is worth pondering

And Locke is the MAN

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Protoclown on 02/23/2008 10:48 am

Oh and because I’m in love with you now you might want to know that I’m 5′4 125lbs blonde wavy hair and I like to get my snootch pounded on thursday nights (AFTER lost of course)

Then you should probably know I'm built like Atlas, have a foot long dick, and love pounding snootch for hours at a time (on Thursdays). No, seriously.


Captain Angry (Guest) on 02/27/2008 4:01 pm

You are still in the honeymoon phase like all latecomers.

Yeah the show is orgasmic when you can watch multiple seasons in a row on DVD, then when you get like me and you've sat through 3 seasons now on a week to week to 7 months of no shows basis you start to look on it with contempt just like a real wife.

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