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Why I'm far from Lost - moonspinner
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Why I'm far from Lost

I just read 2 articles on n-zone about the characters of Lost. The male:female ratio is 10:4. Of course, the passengers in that aircraft were more than 14, but those are the major characters the story evolves round.



Colour me unimpressed.

And it always irked me that Kate's character was the only woman that went along on 'missions'. Not that I dislike her character, far from it. I rank her as my 3rd fave, after Locke (No. 1) and Walt (No. 2) but I can see where all the accusations of Mary Sue come from. After all the only female characters with screen time are a pregnant woman, a spoilt brat and a domesticated, nooneknowsshesnot non-English speaking Korean woman.




Then another thing. I love mysteries. Honestly I do. No matter how many times I've read Agatha Christie, the books still fascinate me to no end. And one of the best things I loved about Harry Potter was the way the end always came from the left field. Now Lost is supposed to be one big supernatural mystery about this Island, right?




Maybe it's skepticism about JJ Abrams and the never-ending Rambaldi plot twisters in the latter 2 seasons of Alias... But I have a feeling that very soon, the writers of Lost are literally going to spin a tangled web of deception.


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foodsthatcan From: foodsthatcan Date: October 19th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, you need to get on phangurl's f-list and read some of her rants on the show.

At the end of the day, JJ Abrams is all flash and little substance.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: October 20th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
::grins:: Well, it's nice to know that I'm not the only one in my corner. It's not that I hate the show - it's interesting enough. It's just that I'm really, really skeptical.

Remember the episode when Kate and Sawyer fight over the Halli-Burton briefcase? Sawyer told her at a time that he'd willingly give it to her if she only told him what was inside. And she didn't say anything. This was the same episode that back-flashed her giving a double Award-winning performance as the hostage in a back robbery she had masterminded AND manipulating her partners in crime. So what could have stopped her from faking out some dramatic reason that would have satisfied Sawyer's curiousity?

I think it was that episode that made me start having serious doubts about Lost.
vanimy From: vanimy Date: October 20th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not too fond of Lost either. It was presented as the new shiny great thing when it first aired around here but I ended up rather unimpressed. There are fine characters I actually like but if I miss one episode I really don't mind. No character really gripped me. I much prefer Alias if we talk about JJ Abrams but even this show has left me skeptic regarding the overall plot. But Season 4 is about to air here, so shush... :P

Oh and you love Agatha Christie? :) She's great, no matter how many books of her I've read she almost always manages to surprise me.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: October 21st, 2005 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
There are fine characters I actually like but if I miss one episode I really don't mind.

Yeah, that's more or less what I feel. I found Locke's character utterly compelling. And I liked Kate because she's so gutsy... but that's about it.

Alias 4 is cool, though. Much better than 3. You'll enjoy it.


Oh and you love Agatha Christie? :) She's great, no matter how many books of her I've read she almost always manages to surprise me.

Yep. She's the Bomb.
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