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Lost "Stranger in a Strange Land" polls



Rate 'Stranger in a Strange Land'

Great
4(6.9%)
Okay
39(67.2%)
Terrible, just terrible
15(25.9%)

So when Bai Ling said she had a "gift," I was sure she meant:

Solid gold vagina
7(12.1%)
Diamond-plated vagina
2(3.4%)
Crimping her hair
3(5.2%)
Being incredibly skanky
13(22.4%)
Seducing rich white tourists, tattooing them and getting them beaten up
5(8.6%)
Something deeply spiritual and meaningful *kaff*
7(12.1%)

This episode would have been so much better if:

They used what Foxy's tats really mean (hawk in expansive sky)
2(3.4%)
Jack's time in Thailand was a lot more "dark night of the soul"
5(8.6%)
The "sex scene" had been, ya know, sexy!
0(0.0%)
We actually saw him get the tattoo
1(1.7%)
Bai Ling was not in it
3(5.2%)
Jack did not step in to save Juliet
1(1.7%)
Jack + Juliet cage sex
0(0.0%)
Kate and Sawyer weren't sparring
0(0.0%)
God help me, it had been another Sarah episode
0(0.0%)
Christian were in it
0(0.0%)
Anyone of my flist had written it
3(5.2%)

Jack + Juliet?

Yay!
25(53.2%)
Yuck!
22(46.8%)

Best Sawyer moment:

Singing in the boat
16(27.6%)
Heart to heart with Karl
13(22.4%)
Ordering Kate around
0(0.0%)
Distancing himself from Kate
9(15.5%)
Refusing to go back for Jack
1(1.7%)

Worst Sawyer moment:

Singing in the boat
2(3.8%)
Heart to heart with Karl
10(19.2%)
Ordering Kate around
8(15.4%)
Distancing himself from Kate
10(19.2%)
Refusing to go back for Jack
15(28.8%)

So wtf were Cindy and the pigtailed girl there to watch?

Jack
0(0.0%)
Jack being killed
0(0.0%)
Jack + Juliet cage sex?
0(0.0%)
Who the fuck knows?
17(33.3%)
Who the fuck cares?
13(25.5%)

Isabel:

Scary
7(12.3%)
Cool
6(10.5%)
Bitchy
5(8.8%)
Boring
10(17.5%)
Hey, wasn't she on Prison Break?
8(14.0%)

Why was Isabel speaking Thai?

Because we'll find out she was in Phuket too?
4(7.4%)
Wait, Foxy's tats are Chinese letters, so was she speaking Chinese?
14(25.9%)
They just wanted to fuck with us
8(14.8%)
She runs the island's bitchin' Thai restaurant!
15(27.8%)

Where is the boat with Jack and Juliet going?

The other island
20(35.1%)
Civilization
0(0.0%)
Wherever Michael & Walt went
0(0.0%)
Doesn't matter: they'll end up back on Craphole Island anyway
29(50.9%)

My thoughts about Jack:

I'm so glad they didn't kill him!
1(1.7%)
Could take a slow boat to China for all I care
1(1.7%)
Please, no more backstories!
1(1.7%)
Needs. Scenes. With. Sawyer. Now.
5(8.6%)
I hope the man got tested for STDs after Phuket
0(0.0%)
So, when did he get his other tattoos?
1(1.7%)
The man really does have the shittiest taste in women
3(5.2%)

I'm so tired of:

Lame backstories
10(17.2%)
The Others
3(5.2%)
Jack/Juliet
2(3.4%)
Kate/Sawyer
2(3.4%)
Kate, Jack and Sawyer
1(1.7%)
The 10 p.m. time slot
3(5.2%)
People who don't love every episode of Lost
2(3.4%)

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( 28 comments — Leave a comment )
quiet_rebel
Feb. 22nd, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
Haha! Your polls really do rock :)

Here are some of my opinions: I think Cindy and the rest of them were there to watch Juliet on trial. It makes me wonder if they came there by boat from the other island. I admit when the little girl asked about Ana-Lucia, I almost felt bad.

AND I still feel like they are forcing Jack and Juliet at us! The doctor thing, the leader thing, now the mark thing. Whatever...

I also don't think we need Isabel. We don't need a female version of Ben, thankyouverymuch.
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you.

And aha, that makes sense for Cindy. You know, I'm starting to hate it when on TV shows people answer a question with "It's complicated" or "it's not that simple" and then just leave it at that. Grrr. That's kind of the whole Lost M.O. isn't it?

Eh, Isabel is just another Juliet, but at least they're not going to force some lame romance out of it, I take it. But yeah, even more characters? Is this the last one for a while, I hope? I would almost rather never see Jack again then have to put up with more Juliet at this point.
uberaeryn
Feb. 22nd, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
I CAN'T ANSWER THOSE - I'M LAUGHING TOO HARD!

Which I sorely needed. THANKS!
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
Hee, my job here is done! And OMG, I totally should have gone with "shooting ping-pong balls out of her cooch" as an option for Bai Ling's "gift." (It was Zelda's idea!) Shades of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert!"
inthekeyofd
Feb. 22nd, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Bai Ling, I swear she went from demure to skank in 0.5 seconds.

I really wish that scene had been hot, my friend that I work with that watches wished that Michelle Yeoh had been the woman..he thinks she rocks..I would have taken Ronald McDonald over Bai Ling..anyone would have been better.

I like that Jack was a little un-Jacklike, and it was hot to see him be that way, but the talking and such..just get to business..and preferably with someone else (but not Kate--but a really hot blonde with self-esteem issues and killer dimples, including back dimples whose name starts with S and ends with awyer--hey I can dream *smile*)
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
It wouldn't have been so bad if she'd just kept her mouth shut. That would have worked better anyway, the whole "no talking but just lots of sexing" kind of adventure abroad. *sighs* I still can't believe how badly they fucked this one up.

Michelle Yeoh would have been great!

And Jack didn't even get any real sexin in ... just one "Oh yeah," and one brief roll and that's it? Bleah.
inthekeyofd
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
What it could have been:

Michelle Yeoh and a montage, of slamming up a against a wall, rolling on the floor, in bed, on the beach..some kissing.

They didn't have to show more than that and it would have been fine.

I'm telling you, let us run that show for a week, the ratings would go through the roof!!

Now I want to know if they will show what the rest of his tat's mean.
deliciouspearl
Feb. 22nd, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
It's stupid, the first epi after the winter break was amazing! But this one and last weeks epi seriously suck. I'm kind of dissapointed..
The only thing is that I don't hate Juliet anymore, I like her, in some way... But I don't trust her. At least not yet. But I did love Jack in the cage with his grin and attitude (with Tom). Like: F*ck you, I don't freaking care anymore.
And the gift: I was like WTF! Seriously! This is stupid....

I'm disappointed. A lot. I expected Jack's epi to be at least a little bit better. However I loved the skate scenes, but that's porbably because I'm a jater (A)
Anyway, it's time for me to go to bed. *hugs*
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
Ha, well you won't find any Juliet love here. Sorry! I found her eppy pretty dull, just like her. :-/ And I liked the Desmond one, if only because I'm so very tired of The Others storyline so that was a really welcome break.

This episode of Jack's just stank to high heaven though. He doesn't even pick out his own tattoo, for Chrissake's! I did like him being pissed-off, but his whole Thai adventure was just so poorly written. It had so much potential too. What a shame.

I hope next week is better!
deliciouspearl
Feb. 23rd, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
I just think Juliet is ok.. ;)
And yes the Thai adventure was poorly written. They could have made it some much more. It's not that everything has to be spectacular, but this was just nothing...

I hope it to!
alliecat8
Feb. 22nd, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming in the last question that by Kate, Jack, and Sawyer you mean the triangle. Because I'll never get tired of the boys! :)
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
Ahh, the one good thing that came out of this episode: Shirtless!jack.

Well, by that i meant, is it time some other characters got some screen time instead of them for a change?
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
ETA: I just wish their storytelling with the OT3 was better. When you and I both prefer a Desmond ep (nothing against Desmond), they're doing something wrong.
workswithwords
Feb. 22nd, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
OMG I <3 you forever. That was the best poll!

I didn't even answer the Jack/Juliet question. Its not that I don't like them, but I don't like the whole Damon pukes them up and then feeds them to us bullshit...

Also it was definitely a gold plated vagina...because really...what else is she good for than a place for Jack to deposit his never to be used babies...poor Jack..

I think Kate should just die. That would make things much more interesting. And Juilet should really be a man.

I'm leaving before I come up with anymore crack! theories.

XD
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed! And yes, what bugs me so much is that they're just forcing this couple, like they did with Libby and Hurley and Charlie and Claire. They just keep shoving them together for no good reason when I'm not buying into the attraction at all, on either side. Creepy, more than anything else!

Heh, well I like Kate if Juliet is the only other option. What can I say? I'm loyal to the original cast. Except for Claire. She can go bye-bye.

And Juilet should really be a man.
In that case, I'd still rather see Jack with Sawyer! :) But yes, Juliet is pretty butch!

zelda_zee
Feb. 22nd, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I thought Bai Ling's "gift" was gonna be that she was one of those dancers who shoot ping pong balls or whatever out of their pussies. That would seem to be right up her alley.
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
OMG, that is genius! I wish I'd thought of this for the poll. You win!

Now I'm imagining a crack!fic where she ends up as that character in "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." Or just that she's using her "feminine wiles" to convince Jack not to go be with Sawyer. "Can he do this?" she'd shout, and fire away! And Jack and Sawyer would roll their eyes and walk off happily into the sunset!

decidedly
Feb. 22nd, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Honestly? The common denominator in the Jack + women equation is Jack. Right when they swing me around to having sympathy for him again they undermine it in less than an hour. And I am just really, really hating Sawyer, Jack, and Kate now. Thank God next week is a Hurley-centric episode. I didn't realize how much I've missed him until last week.
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Well, I liked Jack with Gabriela. She was pretty and not completely one-note. And not a skanky whore! And she could act. A few things they apparently do NOT take into consideration most of the time when procuring some female companionship for Jacko.

I can't believe how badly they botched what should have been a cool episode. Or this whole captivity storyline. Dull, dull, dull. Which sucks. It featured my three favorite characters, but I'm with you. It's time for a change. The Desmond ep was my favorite so far this season and this was probably my least favorite. Although god, it's a toss-up with that horrible Sarah backstory. :-/
vixerunt
Feb. 23rd, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
I was under the impression that Cindy and the others were there to watch Juliet's trial/execution... They're newbies so that would really hammer the rules home to them.
lolathehated
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
i agree, although i didn.t put two and two together until after i watched the whole ep.
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense. I kind of tuned out when Cindy got all bitchy and just said, "It's not that simple." Ahh, Lost, fobbing us with more unanswered questions.
theizzy
Feb. 23rd, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
As always, I love your polls. For the last question, I answered (amongst other boxes I clicked) the 10pm timeslot. However, I'm not THAT tired of it since CTV airs the show at 7pm EST when AIdol is on and at 8pm when it's not.
halfdutch
Feb. 23rd, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks! :) And that's handy for you! 10 pm doesn't make a big difference to me, but it makes it much harder to discuss on LJ with people in earlier time zones.
uhzoomzip
Feb. 23rd, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
hee! love the poll.

but i want a 'meh' choice for juliet - i don't think i could be more ambivalent about her.

and yes, i agree - totally wasted potential with this backstory. at least we can 'fic it out'. and as you point out, some have done super-fabulous jobs of that already! :-)
halfdutch
Feb. 28th, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
I wish I could be 'meh' about Juliet but she still actively bugs me. :-/ At least she's not supposed to be in the next ep! Thank goodness!

And yeah, this episode sucked so badly What a terrible missed opportunity! But yes, we'll always have the fic.
alemyrddin
Feb. 26th, 2007 10:59 am (UTC)
Hi! This is the first time I complete one of your polls... they're hilarious! Thank you for them! :)

Some random comments: the sex scene could have been so much hotter! I think it's more a montage/directing/writing problem than a Bai Ling problem...

And I need Jack and Sawyer together in the same scene as soon as possible!! At least, it seems that next week they will be in the same island...

I agree that Cindy and the other people were going to watch Juliet's trial.

Nevertheless, I love this show!
halfdutch
Feb. 28th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
Hi, glad you like! :)

I think this might have worked if a) Bai Ling had never opened her mouth and b) Jack had actually been, you know, shook up about his wife's leaving him and c) the meaning behind the tattoo hadn't been so horribly lame. And the word "gift" had never been mentioned! Also, ixnay on the kite, LOL. In other words, a complete rewrite! And yes, one roll barely qualifies as a "sex scene."

I didn't even think about Cindy being there for the trial ... I guess I just zone out when Juliet-related stuff happens.

And I don't think that Jack will be in the next episode, alas. I think the big reunion is just referring to Kate and Sawyer being back.
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