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LOST - Season Three
« Reply #105 on: April 12, 2007, 09:11:52 AM »

What do "Lost" and England's Royal Navy have in common?

They're both good at losing ratings

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« Reply #106 on: April 12, 2007, 06:51:08 PM »

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Wow... last night's episode put us right back on track.  I thought that ending made the most sense but I didn't really think they were going to do it.


Yeah I felt the same way.  At first I was like, didn't we just have a Juliette-centric episode?  But then I got into it and I really liked it.
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« Reply #107 on: April 13, 2007, 12:03:28 AM »

Personally, I think this season is BY FAR the best one.  Last night's episode ROCKED.  Give me a show to really think about any day over a CSI... (which, incidentally filmed a scene on Monday immediately outside the door of the library where I work.  I got to take a little work break and watch William Pederson run lines).  

But, back to Lost.  It just keeps building and building.  I think it's genius.  But every time I see Juliette, I still think, "It's the woman that broke Kerry Weaver's heart!"
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« Reply #108 on: April 13, 2007, 08:37:43 PM »

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But every time I see Juliette, I still think, "It's the woman that broke Kerry Weaver's heart!"

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Just watched the last 2 weeks. Oh, my! I think that answered just a few questions. Still many to go, but I'm just enjoying the ride.
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Re: LOST - Season Three
« Reply #109 on: May 02, 2007, 01:30:11 AM »

Just watched last week's episode.  It's getting good....
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« Reply #110 on: May 02, 2007, 08:46:50 AM »

I'll eat a little crow here and say that the writers have definitely picked up the pace with the last couple of episodes.  The Sun/Jin episode didn't do a lot for me, but the two or three before that were really very good. 

Props to Mrs. Foolsgold to making me watch it again.
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Re: LOST - Season Three
« Reply #111 on: May 07, 2007, 11:00:45 PM »

Beginning of End for Lost
by Gina Serpe
Mon, 7 May 2007 09:54:56 AM PDT

Finally, some answers—just not the ones Lost fans were expecting.

ABC has announced that the island-dwelling series will run for 48 more episodes, to be spread out over three 16-episode seasons, before drawing to a close at the end of 2009-10 season.

Whether that end is heralded with the shattering of a tropical snowglobe, Jack awakening from a long dream, the completion of a stint in purgatory or—as is most likely—some heretofore unseen scenario, the survivors of Oceanic flight 815 will, one way or another, make their way off the island.

The announcement, first reported last week by E! Online columnists Kristin Veitch and Marc Malkin, comes after executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof publicly called for the network to set an end date for the show—not only to assuage viewer fears that the series, which began to shed viewers in its new time slot this year, was not simply treading water to bulk up its episode count, but to allow writers the ability to plot out the remainder of the series according to the creators' original plan.

Lindelof, who first pushed for such a move during January's Television Critics Association conference, said that having a specific date in mind was "incredibly liberating. Like we've been running a marathon and we actually know where the finish line is for the first time."

"What we didn't know was how long we had to play the story out," Cuse told the Hollywood Reporter, adding that the Lost brain trust has always known where they wanted the storyline to end up.

"By defining the end point we can now really map out the rest of the series in confidence," he said. "We sort of view Lost as a mosaic. Now there are only 48 more tiles to go into that mosaic, and we're figuring out, along with all the other writers, exactly where they go."

In January, Cuse and Lindelof, backed by cocreator J.J. Abrams, voiced their concerns that commercial interests (i.e., ABC keeping the show on air until the last viewer turned) potentially  would trump artistic interests (i.e., the producers ending the series on a well thought out and hopefully high note), saying that they hoped the show would run for just 100 episodes, or two more full seasons.

The guys just about got their wish.

The final three seasons, at 16 episodes each, will bring Lost to 119 or 120 episodes—the same numbers as if the show carried on for just two 24-episode cycles. By stretching out the show, ABC is able to make the end into more of an event.

Setting an end date also ensured that Lindelof and Cuse would remain with the series through to the end, as making the terminal announcement was a condition of both men reupping with the network.

"In considering the powerful storytelling of Lost, we felt that this was the only way to give it a proper creative conclusion," ABC honcho Steve McPherson said. "And, due to the unique nature of the series, we knew it would require an end date to keep the integrity and strength of the show consistent throughout, and to give the audience the payoff they deserve."

It's a payoff that Lindelof and Cuse claim is set in stone.

"There will be no extensions of enhancements," Lindelof told Variety. "That number [48] is absolute...once you begin to see where we're going, I think the idea of sequels and spinoffs will completely go away."

As to where exactly that is, fans will have to wait until the third season finale, set to air May 23.

E! Online TV columnist Veitch, however, has been touting for weeks that the finale will be a "game changer," which she says the show's writing team is referring to as "the snake in the mailbox," in terms of the direction the show will start to set up the countdown to the end.

ABC also indicated the remaining three seasons will air uninterrupted, à la 24, which means the fourth season won't debut until January 2008.

Fans and critics have groused that the current season, which began with a six-episode run in the fall, failed to gain any creative momentum until the last few episodes. Still, Lost remains in the top 15 most watched shows, averaging 15.1 million viewers, including several key demos. It's also the most TiVo'd show on television, consistently ranks among the most downloaded shows on iTunes and is a strong performer on DVD. 
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Re: LOST - Season Three
« Reply #112 on: May 08, 2007, 05:18:54 AM »

In the interim Jack and Locke will feature confined in a barrel, scraping it for all its worth.

FOUR more fucking seasons? 'Avin' a fucking larf.
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« Reply #113 on: May 08, 2007, 10:17:00 PM »

In the interim Jack and Locke will feature confined in a barrel, scraping it for all its worth.

FOUR more fucking seasons? 'Avin' a fucking larf.

Actually three. Two if you segment them out to their usual 24 episodes a year schedule.

At least with 48 shows left after this season they can plot some definitive course instead of giving us stuff like the first 7 episodes of this season.
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Re: LOST - Season Three
« Reply #114 on: May 08, 2007, 11:29:14 PM »

I hear they're doing 18 episodes per season, each season run in its entirety with no breaks.

That's 34 weeks when "Lost" won't be on.

The runaway train is going to fall off the tracks. As MK pointed out "X-Files - who the fuck cared towards the end?"

Should really be one more season, tops. Tie up as much as they can.

Then give us another NEW show to get excited about.
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« Reply #115 on: May 09, 2007, 01:14:45 PM »

I don't think it's 18 a year... with 34 in between.  Seasons aren't the same as physical years are they?

If it is 18 on, 34 off... I would agree, it will die.  Look at the Sopranos.  Those giant gaps between seasons have beaten the crap out of their numbers.
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Re: LOST - Season Three
« Reply #116 on: May 09, 2007, 02:00:47 PM »

The concept of season with regards to television has undergone a radical change in recent years, and it's about fucking time. Used to be, the TV season coincided pretty well with the school year - start up in September, wind down in May. In January, after the new year, you'd bring in your mid-season replacements for the shows that weren't good enough to cut it in the fall, and that was that.

Nowadays, most TV shows on the major networks still follow this pattern, but thanks to cable networks, who don't care when they start and stop a season and have original programming all year long, you'll starting to see the networks (Fox in particular) run new programming in August, if not June or July, and will add new shows to their lineup as late in the traditional calendar as April. A lot of the summer shows tend to be unscripted, as that's the cheapest, quickest, and easiest stuff to produce.

The bottom line is, though, no longer sticking to a rigid TV season schedule is yet another (forward, IMO) step toward wresting control of when we watch programming away from the networks and toward the viewer, along with DVRs and TV shows on DVDs.
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« Reply #117 on: May 10, 2007, 09:18:50 AM »

I'm with Jonathan, I don't care how many episodes are in a season as long as they're not dragging shit out and doing Nikki and Paulo episodes.  If every episode of the show were as gripping as the last few have been I don't give a rats ass how they schedule it.

Never saw Ben turning on Locke like that, wow.  We didn't see him die though so I'm sure the island will heal him.  Ben turns out to be quite the cold hearted bastard what with killing his dad and everyone he knew and all.  I wonder if his little girlfriend was included in the people the "hostiles" killed?  They showed him looking at the doll that morning but we don't really know if she was still there or not.

So I guess Ben wanted Locke to kill his father because it's what he himself had been expected to do to secure his place on the island.

What was with the Jacob thing?  If you slowed it down while all of the commotion was going on you could see that there was a bearded man sitting in the chair.  What the heck is that all about?  Why can't Locke see him?  Why can't Ben hear him?  Why is he asking Locke for help?
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« Reply #118 on: May 10, 2007, 10:01:07 AM »

Yes...killer episode.  Locke still retains his bad-ass of the island status.  God, I love that guy. Oh...and Jack and the rest did something blah, blah, blah....

It met my criteria for a great Lost episode:

The flashbacks mesh well with the story and reveal something new and interesting about the characters.
It was great to see "Dharma, the early years" the clash with the hostiles, what a cold-blooded bastard Ben can really be, etc.
They discover something really fucked up.
Yup, we watched the scene in the cabin with Jacob frame-by-frame and there wuz a dood.  Some people think it's Locke...http://lostpedia.com/images/7/78/Jacob_Locke_Comparison.jpg.  I don't think it is Locke, but who knows.  I surely don't care enough about it to analyze it closesly.
A mystery is solved.
Know we know the story behind Ben's birth, how he got there, who his Dad was.  Plus, they were re-supplying The Pearl, so he knew about The Pearl.  And...the Others are coming!
New questions are asked.
Invisible Jacob bound by ashes...wtf?
A killer cliffhanger.
Gut-shot Locke.
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« Reply #119 on: May 10, 2007, 10:23:11 AM »

Oh...and Jack and the rest did something blah, blah, blah....

Something interesting might be coming out of the folks on the beach.  If it's true the Juliette had confided in Jack what Ben was up to it'll be fun to see what happens when they all compare notes.
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