Friday, March 14, 2008
I confess: I'm addicted to Lost. For whatever reason, we decided we would get into a new TV show, and we picked Lost. Now we can't stop watching it.
But, I'm not upset that we started. For those of you who do know the show, it's incredibly witty, intelligent, well-thought-out, action-packed, interesting, and thought-provoking. I mean, imagine being stranded on a desert island. It's such a talked about concept that I'm surprised no one has done a TV show about it before now. And of course, the writers are so smart for the way they plan this show. Every single detail means something later on which is the sign of intelligent writing.
This show is like a long novel or movie, well-planned out by the creator before it started. Every character has extremely meticulous development, alluding the viewer to what events will occur later on on the island. It makes the show more interesting because you can anticipate and understand the characters as they try to survive on the island.
Each character has so many relevant issues too, each spanning different races, genders, nationalities, professions, handicaps, etc. It's mindblowing. I could never create something so well planned as this!
Another thing: even names mean something deeper. Boone: man from the wilderness. Locke: philosopher. Shannon: blonde. Shepherd: one who leads/guides. Sun: source of light. Etc.
I'm on Season 2, so don't spoil anything for me!
For those of you Lost fans out there, what do you love about it? Who is your favorite character?
Personally, I'm a Locke girl. He's so smart--knowing about everyone. If anyone is going to survive, it's this guy.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you miss? Who would you want with you? What do you wish you would have done/said? How far would you go to survive?