Thursday, November 09, 2006

I’m lost…

Last night was the last episode of ABC’s Lost that we’re going to see for approximately 3 months. They have decided that after two months of the show, we need a 3 month break. Why only have one giant cliff hanger a season, when you can have two?

I’m not really sure I’m following the logic on this. I had heard they were going to make some changes about the show based on grievances viewers had over the sporadic schedule of the last couple seasons. This is what they came up with.

I question this because while I’m not quite prepared to give up on the show, I know many people that are. They are fed up with the schedule. And even more than that, they are fed up with the way the stories are being doled out every episode. It seems as though for each question they answer, they raise a couple dozen more. You don’t even care about what you just learned because now you’re going to spend the next couple days without sleep trying to answer the new questions you have.

I’d go into more detail, but I don’t want to ruin the show for anyone that had the foresight to just wait for the shows to come out on DVD. But suffice to say, the way I saw Alias fall apart, I can only imagine that it’s a matter of time before Lost jumps the shark. I don’t want it to, but it seems almost inevitable. I think I mentioned in the past that I hate the cliffhanger more than anything. These are popular shows. We’re going to watch them because we like them. Why must we have cliffhangers??? I’m going to come back next season. Why must you torture me for extended periods of time?

I don’t really watch enough TV to know, but do they jerk viewers around like this on all the other shows? What gives?


cadiz12 said...

i'm hanging on to the hope that Lost redeems itself.

but yes, it's just a matter of time. so sad.

however, the first two seasons were great!

YankeeAmanda said...

I read on some sights sponsored by ABC that they did it this way so that there wouldn't be one fresh show, 2 repeats, 2 fresh shows, one repeat, etc. They group them all together, take a break in the middle, so there will be no repeats. Interestingly enough, they all happen around sweeps times.

Radioactive Jam said...

On the plus side, since the show is based on an island when they *do* decide to jump the shark, they can make it seem like the most natural thing to do in their little corner of the world.
"For your next challenge you must Cross! The! Ocean! from point A to point B and yes indeed, captive contestant, there will be sharks."

And all the viewers are like, sure. I'm totally with that.

cc said...

I also am hoping Lost redeems itself. But I'm getting antsy. First of all, this is the type of show that you have to pay special attention to, and I won't be able to remember details three months from now (such as the lotto girl who gave Hurley his check was also one of Sawyer's many exploits). Secondly, the plot has been lame. How can the island repair Rose's cancer and Charlie's addiction but not ol' Bug Eyes? I despised what they did with the last season of Alias, btw.

cadiz12 said...

'ol bug eyes! that's awesome. i hate that guy.

omar said...

I'm still yet to watch an episode. I won't watch Matthew Fox until they do a Party of Five reunion show.