Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Weird TV Season Begins To Wind Down

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • In honor of today's ruling in the California Supreme Court (about which, of course, I am quite happy), I logged a little time with Top Gun on HBO.
    • The first half of the "My Name Is Earl" finale was good, but the second half was great. The key moment was definitely the "C.S.I.: Miami" spoof. How bad is a show when shows on other networks ("Earl", "The Soup") make fun of how cheesy it is?
    • Sort of a blah "Grey's Anatomy". It wasn't bad, necessarily, but it just wasn't funny at all.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • Here's that funny trailer based on Top Gun, but I think the movie really is homoerotic enough.
    • It's the old classic story. Man meets woman. Man sleeps with woman. Man insists that woman play with a knife while they're intimate. What could go wrong?
    • Lance Berkman is beyond silly right now. How about .632 over his last 10 games? He's a legit Triple Crown contender this year.
  • "Lost" Comments/Questions of the Week:
    • I hadn't thought about what Marissa said last week, about Jack being sick so he couldn't be the leader, but it makes total sense.
    • The military plane was #1717. They made sure to show that. Add the digits up and it's 16, one of the numbers. I can't think of any other significance.
    • "New Otherton". Nice.
    • Who's the other person responsible for Jin's death? Since he wasn't one of the other two who supposedly died after the crash, I was wondering if he's still alive and on the island, but maybe not.
    • "Jesus Christ is not a weapon."
    • It still kind of cracks me up to see these random extras show up here and there, like on the first raft to the freighter.
    • Obviously a set-up episode, with not a whole lot new or crazy. We'll see where they take us during the finale.


Marissa said...

1. Richard totally looks like Anthony Perkins. It had been driving me crazy trying to figure out where I knew him from, and that's what I've decided.

2. Seriously, how stupid can the evil soldier/military guy be. Leaving the helicopter guy there - dude there are other people on the island - he will get rescued and run away with your helicopter. 2 - Ben watched evil military guy burn "New Otherton" then watched evil military guy kill his daughter, and didn't give up and instead unleashed the wrath of the evil cloud. So now Ben is turning himself in and everything is hunky dory? How many times do I have to tell you, Ben always has a plan...

Marissa said...

I forgot:

3. My thinking is that Jin is dead - I think that Sun and Aaron get off the boat before it blows up. And that the helicopter takes some of the survivors that are not currently on the beach (Jack, Hurley, Kate, Said...) and it somehow finds Sun and Aaron floating somewhere. I think that it might also take Sawyer and Ben off the island, but that they don't go back with the rest - we know that Kate is talking to Sawyer on the phone, and we know Ben gets off the island.

Jaimie said...

I agree with what Marissa said. Everyone should know by now to just leave Ben alone. I also think that Sun and Aaron somehow get off the boat before it blows up. So, the other person responsible would be who ever rigged the boat. Would she blame Whidmore, Ben, Michael???

I so wanted Sun to say "You're Fired!" to her Dad. That would have been awesome.

I think I read speculation somewhere that the funeral notice at the end of Season 3 was going to be for Christian. Well, at least we know that's not the case anymore.

I'm really curious to find out what actually happened to Claire.

Josh said...

Regarding Ben's plan, someone at work pointed out that Ben always had someone at each of the important stations (Mikhail and those two women in The Looking Glass), so it stands to reason that one of the Others may be in the Orchid to help John.