So season two of Lost has come and gone. What’s amazing is that my girlfriend and I finished it in about a week. That’s right: 24 episodes watched in one week’s time. What, do we not have lives? Yes, we do, but we don’t have much money. However, before moving forward I feel it’s necessary to let you, dear reader, know there are spoilers ahead. Then again, I’m probably the last person on the planet to watch Lost so I doubt I’m spoiling Lost for many people.
Season one ended with the gang opening the hatch; season two ends with the hatch’s status in question. This season we’re also introduced to a few new characters (some of who depart quickly) including Anna Lucia (Michelle Rodriguez). I was told she departed from the show within a season because of a DUI – a shame since her character was really beginning to develop and after watching her in Predators and Machete I believe Rodriguez is a competent action actress. The previous characters are developed further and more sexual tension arises between the island’s passionate trinity – Sawyer, Kate, and Jack.
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Tagged ABC, Charlie, Desmond, Hurley, island, Jack, Jin, John Locke, Kate, Lost, Matthew Fox, Said, Sawyer, Sun, television, The Hatch
Harold Camping, the man responsible for yesterday’s false doomsday prophecy, is a genius. However, it’s questionable whether he’s actually aware of his cunning; it’s possible his awareness of what he actually did is latent, obscured by his religious zealousness. According to the Associated Press, Camping spent millions on his advertisement campaign, resulting in 5,000 billboards and numerous RV’s plastered with doomsday propaganda. While everybody’s castigating Camping for his inane prediction nobody is really asking why he did it or even analyzing what he accomplished. For a man who owns a large Christian radio network, syndicated in every American state, this is the best public relations move ever. Like the advertisements for Independence Day, Camping’s apocalyptic blunder got everybody talking – a difficult feat amidst a sea of information and products.
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Tagged 20th Century Fox, advertisements, apocalypse, Christianity, con, doomsday, doomsday prophecy, Family Radio, Harold Camping, ID4, Independence Day, Lost, May 21 2011, prophecy, The Long Con
Whatever you do, don’t’ watch Lost!
After my girlfriend’s mother badgered us relentlessly to watch the show we finally relented and gave in; now we’re addicted. In the last week we’ve watched the entire first season (24 episodes) and are already three episodes into the second. I’m not happy about this.
Here are a few observations I’ve made about the show so far. I feel it’s too soon to determine any of Lost’s subtext so I feel looking at certain aspects of the show is a positive place to start.
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Tagged Evangeline Lilly, Hurley, Jack, Jin, JJ Abrams, John Locke, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Kate, Lost, Matthew Fox, Michael, Naveen Andrews, Said, Sawyer, season one, Sun, Terry O'Quinn