A big thank you goes out to my former roommate Dave Schwartz for suggesting that I begin watching “Lost” – the ABC primetime hit. My Mom also suggested that I watch it and she even downloaded the first two seasons of the show from iTunes, so here is my inaugural “iTunes” review!
This is a great show. It’s intriguing in a way that makes you go, “huh?” And the usage of those numbers (which can’t come to my mind right now) as “evil numbers” is fantastic. I don’t know if there is any historical perspective behind that storyline, but I like the concept a lot. What’s great is that the more you watch the show and the more observant you get, the more you see those numbers all over the place! Like when Hurley is running through the airport and the girl’s soccer team is sitting there waiting for their flight – you only briefly notice their numbers, but when you play it back their numbers are those cursed numbers.
And the interrelation of the characters is amazing. If you go back and watch the episode where Jin is supposed to teach his Father-in-Law’s associate “a lesson,” you’ll notice that when he enters the associate’s house – the guy’s daughter is watching Hurley talking about the lottery on TV! I just find it all amazing – really some great writing.
I think Boon’s death was probably premature and could have most likely been avoided. The whole idea that Locke is pushing about the island needing a sacrafice – eh, that might have been a blip in the otherwise awesome storylines of the first season. Maybe it’ll play out better in the second season.
And Charlie is just an excellent character. He did such an amazing job as a hobbit in the Lord of the Rings that I thought he might have run the risk of being type-casted as a children’s actor. But he’s shattered that notion and done an amazing job at it as well. The whole heroin addiction and the discovery of heroin on the island is an interesting storyline that I hope they play out in the second season. By the way, I should mention that I’ve already begun watching the second season and that there is some really great stuff going on so far!
The casting of Terry O’Quinn as John Locke is just perfect. Someone should get an award for putting him in that spot…and he should get an award for playing that role absolutely perfectly. And to whoever came up with the name John Locke – beautiful historical references – I love it! We just need to find someone named Thomas Hobbes for him to be against now…
All in all, I was completely enthralled by the first season. I watched the entire thing in about 4 days during my free time after work. I am now a big fan of the show and like I said earlier, I’m actively engaged in the second season, so I’ll have that review up as soon as possible. And remember, folks – Season 3 starts on ABC Wednesday, October 4th!