My purpose here is not to bore you, depress you, or get you all pissed off at me or the show. I’m sure some of you uber-mega-fans hate reading anything negative about LOST at all, but I’m also sure you have your fair share of complaints…..I just want feedback on these things to see what others think about this season premiere, as well as the direction this show is going as a whole. (It’s good to vent anyway)
1). I’m having issues with Sawyer. He hasn’t had an important role forever it seems. He’s in his own world now. He just went into a temple where water frickin heals people, and yet, he’s too busy hoping Jack suffers to even notice or care. I’m sure it really sucks to watch someone that you love die like that. But it’s time for Sawyer to get back into the swing of things. Whenever the story goes to him anymore, I want to use that moment as a restroom break. I’d rather see commercials than see his angry face anymore. It’s just nothing different, and I feel the story doesn’t need it right now.
2). The CGI was embarrassing, possibly the worst I’ve seen on this show through the years. They made great strides with the smoke monster after the first couple seasons. This is 2010 though, and this underwater island was silly looking, and looked like something you’d see in a fishtank. Bad job on showing us the scope of it. It looked cartoonish and tiny.
3). I wish the writers would stop playing with us to the degree that they do. When someone asks Hurley what’s in the guitar case, dammit Hurley, just say what’s in it, even if it’s hard to describe. I’ve said this before and I’ll sy it again, it’s obnoxious the way the writers stroke their egos. Yes you (writers) are good at creating mystery, but stop overdoing it. Juliet not being able to finish her sentence was lame as well. We had to wait a while for Miles to finish her sentence for us – rather pointless.
4). Not really a personal complaint, but one many lesser fans would mention I’m sure….Stop it with these “over our heads, alternate universe, flash-sideways, extremely complicated timeline” issues. I can’t see how anyone that doesn’t join a site like this would have any motivation to keep watching after last night, as they would be beyond confused. I know none of us have a solid stance on how anything will play out right now, and I know they will “sort of” explain things throughout the season. But the show needs to start making more sense before it gets any crazier at this point. It’s going to be a miracle if they pull all this off in a believable manner. Alternate timelines can be a mess, and I hope they didn’t just open a can of worms that can’t be sealed so-to-speak.
This episode had some strong moments. It surely wasn’t perfect though either. Sorry if I’m just ruining your day with these points. I criticize often, that’s just what I do. Vent away!!!…….