Wednesday, November 09, 2005
LOST - Season 1
What an exciting 25 episodes! I'm usually not the type to follow series, especially not drama. The only shows I watch regulary are sitcoms like Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, King Of Queens, Scrubs, etc. Just stuff where I can sit down for half an hour and laugh at a few good jokes. And though I've watched all Fresh Prince episodes several times, the jokes still crack me up. I like shows where each episode kind of stands on its own. Where if you miss five episodes, you can still enjoy the next one cause there's not a big part of the story you missed.
Well, that was until LOST! Almost every new show that comes to Europe with a lot of hype from the States, I try to watch at least the first episode. Nip/Tuck, Numbe3s, CSI, Six Feet Under, even Desperate Housewives. From all these shows, I only found Six Feet Under to be interesting (dodging the stones from all the CSI fans out there). And even that took some time. And then I missed a few episodes and stopped completely. All the others I barely got through the first episode.
But not LOST! They "had me at hello". Since episode 1, I have made it a point not to make plans on Monday evenings cause of Lost. You may be wondering who makes plans on a Monday evening anyway?! In Switzerland, Monday is the cheap night at the movies. But that's beside the point. I went so far as to not even pick up the phone starting from 30 minutes before the show.
I just always wanted to find out what's going to happen next. And with Lost, there's also the aspect of finding out about the characters' past. So you are kind of following two stories in the same programme - where the guys came from, and where they're heading. Given the choice, obviously the story on the island would be first priority. But I'm for example still quite curious to find out about Kate's past.
Kate is among my favourite characters from the cast. And no, not only cause of her looks (I for example don't like Sharon). Hurley/Hugo is just too funny. Every time he starts saying something ("dude...") I just prepare myself to laugh. He was killing me in the whole "Exodus" thing at the end, just too funny. And Locke is just too interesting, not to like. All the talk of the island testing them, being on a mission and what not makes him my favourite character. Those three and possibly Sawyer, though at the beginning I didn't really like him. Jack is ok, nice to have, the leader and all that, but he's almost too perfect for my liking (at least on the island).
*Possible spoilers coming up, nothing major though.
But of course the main questions after season 1 are how things go with the guys on the raft, what the guys left on the island find under the hatch, who dies next, when Jack and Kate finally get busy (if at all), etc. And of course there's Michelle Rodriguez to look forward to in season 2!
Unfortunately, season 2 isn't being shown here till autumn 2006! I know, that sucks big-time!