Monday, February 18, 2008


Well, it's taken this long to digest what happened on LOST last week. Sayid is one of the Oceanic 6, apparently. So far, that's Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Sayid.

Does Ben count as one of the Oceanic 6? Obviously, he made it off the island, but he had the ability to do so before Locke blew up the submarine. He wasn't on the plane when it crashed. He does, however, have a secret closet, in which he has a stash of passports, various currencies, a respectable wardrobe and more. Hmmmm..... more questions!

In the future, I cannot believe that Sayid is working with Ben. Sayid says, while they're still on the island, that he would would rather sell his soul than trust Ben. Obviously, something significant happens that would put the two of them in this type of relationship. What happened to Sayid that he's now working for Ben?

Over the last few days, I have talked to more people who watch LOST and they are rather bothered by the fact that the show doesn't seem to answer as many questions as it raises. I think that in this age where plots seems to be so predictable, I find LOST so refreshingly suspenseful.

The show doesn't follow the typical hour long mystery format: The first 5 minutes acquaint you with the characters. The next 5 to 10 minutes show you circumstances of the crime or murder. Then the next 30 minutes deal with chasing clues and finding who dunit and the final minutes deal with explaining how they found out who dunit and everyone marvels at the ability of the solver.

I find this show is so refreshingly atypical. It doesn't bother me that more questions are raised every week. Now, when the series ends and all of the questions aren't answered, then I'll be very peeved, but right now, I look forward to my weekly dose of LOST.

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