Monday, May 24, 2010

Life, Death, and Rebirth

The finale of Lost was done superbly. I cried. I can't wait to someday re-watch the whole series!

In the episode previous to the finale, Jacob, who had been resurrected temporarily by the act of burning his cremation ashes, explained to Kate, Hurley, Jack, and Sawyer about someone needing to take over the role of island protector. In doing so, he said that he had been appointed and chosen to take on this role but wished he had had a choice. Jacob asked if anyone would be willing to take over the role, and Jack volunteered. Jacob then went through the ritual of having Jack drink from a cup. It seemed Jacob might have turned some water into wine, but we're never sure. We go into the finale knowing that Jack is taking over the role of island protector.

Watefall in Lost

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The End

First beach camp on Lost

I was blown away by the season finale of Lost. I had a hard time not crying out loud. I'm not even sure I can put into words the beauty of this final episode. Don't read the rest if you haven't seen the finale. I might write more on this some day. I surely will rewatch the entire series some day, but not for a while. I want to give it time to sink in and formulate clear words. I want to watch the whole thing and have it be fresh again. What a wonderful story.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Across the Sea

Orchid station door
This is another attempt to write about last week's episode of Lost, "Across the Sea." Spoilers are contained of course if you haven't gotten up this far in season 6.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lost Dichometies

Fish biscuit lever

The entire following post is something interesting thing that someone posted at SA:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fajita Field Trip

Coconut Grove

It's time for a good Lost catch-up.

Lost is now weaving some reveals into character-focused episodes.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Desmond and Penny

Really Camp Erdman, a YMCA camp, this is Dharmaville and the tree Smokey threw Richard into

Awwww. . . so good to see this week's episode of Lost focus on love, and bring back Penny, Desmond, Charlie, Eloise, and Daniel all in one episode. It was a beautiful episode! Only 6 episodes left, and then I will probably just rewatch the whole thing once we get season 6 on Blu-Ray.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Genie in a Bottle

Temple door

One of the things I thought of last Tuesday night, when watching Lost, was Jacob's bottle with a cork and his one wish to Richard. This yelled "Genie" to me, though in all the reviews I've read I hadn't come across any that talked about Lost's grand spectrum of mythology to include that of the jinn or Djinn, a supernatural being existing in a world parallel to mankind. Various cultures have various views of genies (derived from jinn/Djinn), including versions of ones who are associated with the sea (marids) and those who live beneath abandoned buildings, especially ruins (ifrits). Oh hello, Smokey! There's even a mention of one being like a smokeless fire.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ab Aeterno

Rainforest, Oahu

In the beginning (or a long time ago)...

Tonight (now, last night's--it's late and I have a bad head cold and can't sleep!) episode of Lost was very good. It was all about Richard Alpert's past, and answered a few mysteries that we've wondered about for the past seasons.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm Not Time Traveling

This was a gift from Jacob. Only. . . It's not a gift at all. It's a curse.


I've got some time to write before heading over to Sam and Monica's for dinner, and then going on a "double-date" to see Alice in Wonderland. We actually already saw it, but it's pretty good. P.S. This post is about time and traveling.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Horus vs. Anubis

Jacob vs. Esau?

This Popeyes was turned into Mr. Cluck's Chicken
The plot after last Lost's episode thickens, and I think regardless of our theories of the island, which expand with every new reveal on every new episode, I am beginning to think that the writers and producers intended this show to be one of the first in its kind to involve audience interaction. What with blogs, youtube, forums, and so on, and millions of viewers, it's no wonder when this is the age where you can produce on television a level of audience-induced direction, if that makes any sense. I noticed in Episode 5, "Lighthouse," Hurley was barking out everything the audience was thinking. In this past episode, "Sundown," Miles uttered something about Claire being wilder but still hot. All these statements mimic what the fans have been saying and thinking.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nothing is Irreversible

-Jack, Lost

Second Beach Camp, Film Location
Well after seeing the premiere of the final season of Lost last night, I am still under the impression that this is an important show for our times. And it got me thinking along the lines of water.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Everything Happens for a Reason

More on Lost that I got too tired of writing about the other day. Spoilers if you haven't seen seasons 1-5. I got so tired of writing the other night that I had to save my overall theory about this show. I may be wrong. I can't quite see the writers going this direction in today's world. But we'll see.

Film location from Hurley's van scene

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Record is Spinning Again

We're just not on the song we want to be on.
-Daniel Faraday, Lost

I've long had theories and questions about Lost, but now want to write some of these down. The new season starts February 6. We have 2 more episodes while we're catching up on the first five seasons. Lost has a ton of detail that's easy to miss and forget. Don't read this post if you plan to watch the show someday! I will, in trying to summarize my feelings about the show, have to talk about these things, so this will contain spoilers if you haven't watched seasons 1-5, already aired.

Show summary: A group of unlikely passengers aboard Oceanic  Flight 815 crashes on an island on their way from Sydney to Los Angeles.

Kate's Cage