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13 February 2009 @ 03:13 pm
Convince Me  
Lost. Here's how this breaks down. I'm not really interested in this show for several reasons. 1. It's JJ Abrams and if you've seen Felicity and Alias and Cloverfield I came to find that he's really predictable after a certain point and therefore put him in the same category as M. Night, of whom I am not that big a fan. I called the Sixth Sense after like 45 minutes and I appreciated Signs if only because Joaquin was superb and the kids were cute. BTW, LOL Joaquin. He has to be joking with this hip-hop artist thing, right? Did you see him on Letterman? Way to stay in character mister Pheonix.

Anyway, Lost. Reason I don't watch number 2. They film here. I can't watch more than one frame and not go: "Aw, that's Koko Marina where I caught my very first fish!" OR "Oh, that's Church of So-and-So. My grandpa helped build that." Or, "That's the second floor of my brother's work place. Jeannie sits at that desk." Then there's: "Wow, Ehukai was really flat that day." "Aw, I caught my first wave on that break." "Uncle Stevie got married at that beach. That was a fun day. Oh, yesteryear..." "Hey, there's Aunty Malia and Uncle Joey in the background. I wonder if they got paid OT cos they held them for a really long time when they were filming this a month ago." Even better yet: "Hey, we closed the store that day. Oh look, it's the behind the reg!scene. I heart you Jelly's. In fact, we still have the mark behind the counter AND the puka board they used to put up those headphones as 'set dressing'." So there's no mystery or transportation into LOOK THIS IS A FAKE-BELIEVE, LIVE IN THIS WORLD FOR AN HOUR A WEEK. It's kind of like the new Hawaii Five-O where they say: "We gotta go to town real quick." And then they show them like ALL OVER the creation nowhere near town to end up back in the same place a block away. Yeah.

That being said, watching Elizabeth Mitchell in clips on YouTube is really OMG!ELIZABETH MITCHELL WAS THERE?!?!? You know that scene when she kisses Jack, uhm, I think it's the second time and she has that cut on her head, the last shot of that looking at them thru the hallway with the blinky lights was in Diamond Head. See, once again, untransported from the FAKE-BELIEVE world cos these are real places to me. Places I've been. Places I've grown up in. Places my history is written on, cos they used that bunker on Diamond Head as lookouts for WWII after the bombing of Pearl Harbour and my Grand Uncle manned one of the guns there.

So, dear flist, I come to you in hopes that you can convince me to watch Lost cos OMG!ELIZABETH!MITCHELL!IS!IN!IT! ...and I need to know what the frak happened to Juliet cos I don't SEE her on the covers of the DVDs OR in the Entertainment Weekly magazine. WTF?!?! Seriously, is Evangeline Lily really that great? Cos honestly, she's not. Why do people like her? I don't get it. Maybe cos I've seen her around town and she's not really that friendly. The guy that plays Sawyer on the other hand, is. So is Jorge. He's super funny and cool and totally a geek.

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Laney: eliotlaregan on February 14th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
i would try and convince you, but frankly, when i used to find it fascinating, and interesting i now find it confusing and boring. J.J has some great ideas, sometimes. but most times, eh.

I completely understand where you're coming from. I'm pretty much in the same boat that you are. I watch it and can totally tell you where they are, it takes away from the fantasy of the show when they are having that fantasy in my reality. I think that's part of the reason why i've fallen out of love with the show (to be truthful, i was only in love with it AFTER the fact, and couldnt get into the second season)

but what i have to say to you, my love, is that if you really want to try and get into this show.... watch it from the start. try to forget that you are in the world that they are trying to fake out. if you really wanna try.

but, eh? or you can just do what i do and go on IMBD and read the previews and recaps. lol
Sunny: BSG Castsunny_serenity on February 14th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
lol. Previews and recaps it is! I was reading the latest EW and alas, no Juliet. Dude, I'm loving her.
Sammilittle_whispers on February 14th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
The Sammi is not happy cauuse there is no Sunnty in mine and Rens convo *pouty*
Sunny: WW CJ Josh tacklehugsunny_serenity on February 16th, 2009 07:36 am (UTC)
mentalmichaelmentalmichael on February 14th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
Hmm.... trying to explain why someone should get into Lost is kinda difficult because you end up saying things like "and then it turns out that the others aren't the others but a different group of others used to be the others", and the conversation usually goes downhill from there.

That said, I enjoy it because it has some great characters (and most of the ones I've hated over the years have been killed off), complex but comprehensible plots, and a genuinely great premise. There have been some low points over the last five seasons, but since the series was capped at six seasons the writing's been tight, focussed and driven, with none of the filler that was used in seasons 2 and 3. Season 4 was, for me, one of the best seasons of any show I've watched.

However, and I can't stress this enough, if you are going to start watching then you *must* start from the pilot episode. The show's mythology is extremely dense and trying to get into it once some has been established is a recipe for annoyance.

(Plus, it's sci fi, and you know it can't be cancelled!)
Sunny: F&G  geek shall inheritsunny_serenity on February 16th, 2009 07:56 am (UTC)
LOL. So is it like the XF mythology or more like BSG? I kind of figured out XF stuff without seeing half of what happened and BSG consists of throwing theories about. Either way it's fun for me. The thing that holds me back is the fact that the locations they use to shoot are filled with things and places I see in my everyday life so it takes away from the mystique that they create a la Hollywood.

YAY! for killing off irritating characters... do they kill Juliet? Cos I like her. A lot.

LOL. SCI-FI LIVES!!! Cos the geek will inherit the earf.
mentalmichaelmentalmichael on February 19th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
No, Juliet is still alive so far, and an excellent character. I never watched all of the X-Files, but it isn't really BSG - there are mysteries that have existed since the start of the show that are only just now starting to be answered, and the flashbacks give the show a somewhat unique flavour.

Also - you live where they film Lost? You lucky, lucky person. Wish I did!
Sunny: Buffy Will woohoo!sunny_serenity on February 19th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Yes! That's good to hear... I don't want to invest in something where my fave character buys the farm. I've had too much of that lately. SGA. BSG. etc etc...

Yeah, I do. It's difficult to buy into the fantasy they create when they film where my brother works and use my relatives as background action, so...
Nika: lost: i'm confusedremainvanishing on February 15th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
It's mindfucking. That's the only reason for both, watching and not watching :P
Sunny: Music TnS nuh-yuk-yuksunny_serenity on February 16th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
LOL. Well, that's as clear as mud. :p