For those of you who missed the season premiere of LOST last week, here are just some of the Sci-Fi premises you might have missed:
Talking to dead people
Metamorphasis (both looking like someone else as well as transforming into a different creature altogether)
Surviving a hydrogen bomb blast at ground zero
"I could have sworn I just put my keys there.." in the case of a missing coffin.
Underwater city of Atlantis
Any one of the story lines above would be a sufficient premise to launch a Sci-Fi TV series... However, the creators of LOST decided to take ALL of them and shove them into a single episode for last week's season premiere. It's like someone blew up a creative writing seminar and the LOST writers pilfered all the crappy ideas still stuck to the walls.
The big reveal for this season is the parallel universe where the passengers on Oceanic Flight 815 don't actually crash into the Island but continue on to land safely in Los Angeles. Casual fans of the show will notice a few differences in this parallel universe such as a slightly different passenger list or the fact that Hurley is incredibly lucky now rather than unlucky. LOST fanatics will point out even more minute differences such as in the Pilot episode, the flight attendent hands Jack TWO bottles of vodka, but in this altered universe, he is handed only one. No one, however, has commented on the biggest discrepancy in that all the actors appear approximately 6 years older than when the flight first took off.
LOST has spun completely out of control. Any type of suspense or character empathy has completely been destroyed now that there is no longer any continuity. If someone dies, it may or not be permanent, or it may or may not have really happened, or that person may or may not have been a "good guy" -- whatever the case, I just don't care. At this point, I don't have any expectations that any of the story lines will find resolution in this final season. Will I still watch it? You bet your ass I will. With all the crap they unleashed in the season premiere, it's only a matter of time before we get spaceships, godzillas and hobbits... wait, scratch that. Hobbits have been on the island the entire time thanks to Dominic Monaghan.
NOTE: Before I begin, the only point of this review is to say I was underwhelmed by the ending. There may be spoilers in my review. If you're anything like me, you might want to bump the last season of LOST a little lower on the Netflix list and explore something new. You've been warned. SPOILER ALERTS: A while back I wrote about the LOST Season 6 premiere, and now (thanks to Netflix recently getting access … more
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The sixth and final season of the American serial drama television series Lost commenced airing in the United States and Canada on February 2, 2010. The sixth-season premiere was the first to climb in the ratings year-over-year since the second season, drawing 12.1 million viewers. The series finale will air on May 23, 2010. The season continues the stories of the survivors of the fictional September 22, 2004 crash of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 on a mysterious island in the South Pacific. The survivors must deal with two outcomes of the detonation of a hydrogen bomb on the island in the 1970s. While the on-island story continues, "flash sideways" show an alternate timeline, in which Flight 815 never crashes. The season is reportedly scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 24, 2010, alongside a complete series boxset.