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Lost review: Adrift

OK, now that I've finally seen it, here's my review.


First of all - SAWYER!!! Bleeding! Taking out his own bullet! Fuck. I love me some wounded, angry, pissed off Sawyer.

He was the ONLY good thing in this ep because the rest was complete caca. Wow, did that play out differently than we'd all expected. I see there's already a die_michael_die comm and I'm going to go join and pimp the hell out of it. Sawyer gets SHOT trying to save your son and you tell him it's all HIS fault? Ungrateful bastard is putting it mildly. How funny we were all expecting Sawyer to be all modest about saving Michael's life, but damn right, he had to toot his own horn because no one else would!

And yeah, I skipped most of the backstory but did we get any new info there? I mean, in the hospital in "Special" Susan had already asked him to give up his claims to Walt. And that was already the most boring episode of all time, so why give us a second run of the exact same thing? GAH! Whoever wrote this episode should be shot and left to the sharks.

This was definitely worse than last week. It was 75% filler! What was, that, about 30 percent of the same footage even? I guess Matthew Fox got to go surfing instead because there was no new footage of him at all.

I did enjoy Kate taking time out for a candy bar before her escape. Sensible girl! And I'm sure Kate lovers enjoyed her squirming to get out of her bonds.

Last week's I would have given 2.5 stars.
This week's I give 2 and just for Sawyer. Michael, you SUCK. I can only imagine how great a Sawyer backstory here instead would have been.

At this rate, we'll be at no stars soon -- although we may finally get some action and new fucking scenes. And a decent backstory? However, great cliffhanger for next week, even though I've seen spoilery photos. So it looks like Ana Lucia is being held captive with our boys and not leading 'the others?' Or is that some kind of ploy? Because from all I've heard, she is their de facto leader. Hmm. We shall see.

In conclusion: Please let Michael die so that we aren't subjected to Lost: Endless Custody Battle, Part 3.

Yay! Now I can go catch up on the rest of LJ -- after I get some work done! And get my window fixed.

I should add, even though this episode was definitely subpar (again!) I'm not upset, mostly because I got a big heads up from foxxcub that it both blew and sucked. And because I spent a week's worth of freaking out last night about not being able to see the ep so just getting to see it was rather Zen. But next week, c'mon guys, you owe us!!

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corellianjedi
Sep. 29th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
9 times out of 10 the flashbacks suck unless they reveal some huge twist. I wasn't surprised at all at the flashbacks sucking. Sawyer was LOVE. But the hatch stuff I really liked. Last week, all the inner-hatch stuff was Jack jumping around like "omg music! i've never heard music before!" but this was Locke at his creeptastic best and TRYING TO GET ANSWERS. THANK YOU LOCKE. And Kate finding the food and trying to escape only to get almost-shot.
halfdutch
Sep. 29th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
Bwaha. I'm sure all the Kate haters were sorely disappointed that bullet missed. ;-D

See, I loved the Jack flashback last week. My favorite part of the ep, actually. I've liked all the Jack and Sawyer flashbacks and the first Locke one and Hurley's. Sun's was good. I preferred the flashback in Hearts & Minds to the island story. It's just the Charlie, Kate and MIchael ones that SUCK ASS.
corellianjedi
Sep. 29th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
I think Jack's flashbacks are usually - not always, but usually - repetitive: yes, we know his dad was a drunk and they didn't get along. We get it already. Sawyer's were different times in his life, so they were intersting and had a twist (shooting the wrong guy). Locke's had a twist, Hurley's was just frickin awesome. I loved Sun and Jin's because you got two totally different POVs for the same events.

I've never particularly liked Michael to begin with, so I'm not too suprised to be frustrated with him now.
halfdutch
Sep. 29th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
Michael was only good in the last few eps, with the raft storyline. Before that, the Worried Pop routine was getting old fast. I don't see how an actor of his caliber would consent to such a thankless role. If anyone should be out there bitching to the press about being ill used, it's Harold.

I guess since I like Jack, I don't mind his being repetitive so much. At first, last week, I was alarmed that we were getting the beginning of his relationship with Sarah, and the the end as I'd expected because I thought - bleah, we know all that. But then I loved the way it played out and Foxy totally sold it for me. But I'm sure if the Jack!love isn't there, then yeah, you'd be bored with the 'Jack backs.' ;-D
arabella_hope
Sep. 29th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
So happy you finally got to see it! Yay!!!

I thought it was good actually...but then I'm all for Sawyer & Locke, who both were heroic to me here. I liked knowing what happened when he went down the hatch, and I'll say it again, He was robbed of his Emmy.

But yeah, custody battles are so not fun. The Micheal backstory was horrificly boring, though I think with him and Sawyer in the water, the point was for them to work it out...Mike had to come to his own conclusion that it was his fault, even if it meant Sawyer bashing. just makes us love our misunderstood man more.

And how heartwrenching was Sawyer at sunrise? It was def. the whole gambit of emotions w/ S. last night (as a viewer I mean). Sorry so long.
halfdutch
Sep. 29th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
We didn't learn much new this ep. So much repeated footage! I was very meh on the non-Sawyer stuff. Like that surprises anyone, LOL.

Jack lovers must be sorely disappointed in this ep. Seriously, can he even claim a residual for it?

Sawyer was sooo great- it totally should have been a Sawyer episode. And now it's too late for sharks to eat Michael, sigh. I was really hoping back in "Special" that the polar bear would get him.
arabella_hope
Sep. 29th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
As for the Jack lovers...we made due last week, so they'll have to deal.

I still like Michael, but maybe just because I adore Harold, so I keep making excuses. He didn't get the chance to be a father all that time, how can we expect him to be perfect now? I also had no prob w/ repeated stuff...it was from a totally different POV, and I love that.

And if it had been a Sawyer episode...I mean, now, because it wasn't, we got all the great Sawyer last night plus we still have his episode to look forward to.
uberaeryn
Sep. 29th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
BWAHAHAHAHA, DIE MICHAEL DIE! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

I LOVE Michael, even when he's being a dick to my Sawyer. OH NO HE DINT!
halfdutch
Sep. 29th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
He needs yohimbe! ;-D

I cannot feel the Michael love. Harold, yes. Michael - bleah! Worst backstory of ALL TIME! For the second time. I hope ABC gets massive protests about how awful this episode was and they never give him another backstory again!
inthekeyofd
Sep. 29th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
The thing that got me in this episode was:
1.Last week it was just about the Hatch, this week, it should have just been about the raftees..sorry but they should have gotten equal time, I know why they showed the hatch part, but still, I mean, Jin shows up on the beach all tied up..don't you think we should have seen that happen? I would have given up the backstory for that and the hatch.
2.Sawyer, well, I totally understand why Michael was so upset, but still, Sawyer pulled a freakin' bullet out of himself..he needs some TLC..where is Jack when he needs him..oh yeah, in the hatch looking for Kate.

Next weeks episode should be great, we have Jack and Locke confrontation, the raftees being dragged in a net, and that Ana Lucia..it's a ploy, no way she's been in that hole all that time, it has to be some sort of weird plan or something, don't trust her in this situation at all.
halfdutch
Sep. 29th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, totally. Hatch, shmatch, you know? Man, if Jack were there instead of Michael that would have been sooo yummy. Michael is just ... an idiot. A big fat idiot.

I HOPE next week is good. I've been saying that for three weeks now!! I don't trust AL at all either. We shall see. I'm worried that they're all just going to be sitting around the hatch talking. Bleah.
inthekeyofd
Sep. 29th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
Can you imagine if that was Jack he was giving the CPR too..I think the sound of OMG's and falling bodies would have been deafening. *smile*

*Did Sawyer go to the Jack's school of CPR?? just wonderin'*

Don't worry, I think it will be, they established both the hatch and the raft..now they can get to everything else..it should be very interesting and very good.
ficangel
Sep. 29th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
I want so badly to cut Michael slack for what he's going through, but I still have to pretty much agree. Sawyer saved his life, and then he goes and breaks Sawyer's fucking raft. I think if he hadn't let Sawyer back onto his own I would have actually climbed through the television after him.

And yeah. It was a pointless episode, made worse so by the fact that it was entirely unavoidable. They could have played 2.2 as completely the Raftaways and made it seem as if they were in some real suspenseful danger than the shark that went down with one shot, and then done 2.3 as back in the hatch, covering the same events from Locke's and Kate's POV and then moving forward to actually answer some new questions. Cramming the two stories together killed them both, and I want to stab the writers for going for concept over basic quality.

I think Ana Lucia's a ploy, trying to figure out who these people are and what they want, especially if the Tailaways have been living real hell and have either heard stories of the Others from their mysterious island man or have actually tangled with them a time or two themselves. A pretty clever ploy, actually, since Sawyer was still carrying the gun when he came up on shore, they don't know that it's out at this point, and I really don't think the writers want to get into the ethics of a torture situation again with people that they're presumably going to want us to root for at some point.
halfdutch
Sep. 30th, 2005 03:52 am (UTC)
I know, did Michael even once acknowledge that Sawyer saved his life? *grrr* Man, Sawyer was just in hero mode, giving his all and then he gets shit on for his trouble. Next time, you're on your own, Michael. Or at least you should be.

I would have loved 2.2 to be entirely about the raftaways. Instead we got recycled hatch stuff, recycled backstory and Michael being a complete ass. The only thing for me that worked was Sawyer. I cannot believe the writers and prods and everyone viewed this completed whole and were like ,'Yep, another great episode of Lost.' I fail to think they thought that about 'Special' and the backstory of 'WTCMB.' Because those were all le crap.

I do hope AL is up to a clever ploy and not a damsel in distress. I'm thinking it's a ploy because isn't she the tough chick all the time? Didn't they research Che Guevara for her backstory? Right now, I don't get how her slugging Sawyer and them being taken captive together (presumably) can coexist.

So even if they're not getting into torture, how often will this be that Sawyer (or Jin for that matter) will have been tied up? I actually think Jin, with at least three countes of bondage is the winner so far. ;-D

Please deliver a good ep next week. PLEASE!

mediocrechick
Sep. 29th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
Wasn't this just the Worse. Episode. Ever.? Why is Michael such a sucky-suck-suck character? Gah! First last season and then this season. If he doesn't start shaping up, he's gonna get canned, man.

Anyhoo, Kate eating candybar was...well, a little gross to me. Very old chocolate isn't exactly very tasty. I know. I've tried two year old chocolate....it tasted like wax. Not that I've eaten wax or anything....*shifts eyes*.... I did love that she took a whole bunch with her. Wonder if she's gonna share with her de facto boyfriend or not.....

I think Ana is gonna be down that pit (or whatever the heck it is) with Michael, Jin, and Sawyer to basically try to get info out of them. She's now super sekrit spy!Ana. *kicks* Stupid Ana, keeping Sawyer away from Jack. Get 'em back together!!!!!
halfdutch
Sep. 30th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
Urgh. Well Sawyer saved it from being as bad as Special, IMHO. But the whole raft thing was a botched opportunity, really. The sharks weren't that scary, the way they played it. They could have used a lot more suspense and a lot less bickering.

And also, maybe he should have just let Michael drown. Damn, I want that man dead if he's going to continue to stink up the show with his ultra crummy, ultra pointless backstories.

Hee. I would have totally eaten the chocolate too. I imagine at that point it tasted pretty damn good to her regardless. And yes, the first thing she says to Jack (assuming they escape unscathed or reach a point where they can relax) is, 'Hey, have some chocolate!' ;-D

I wish, I wish Sawyer and Jack would have a few scenes together. *ponders Foxshy fic about them missing each other* ;-D
vixerunt
Sep. 29th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
I'm probably alone in liking that they went back into the hatch to show what happened to Locke and Kate. Could it have waited until the next episode though to give more attention to the raft boys? Yeah, definitely.

I like Michael, I do. Going back over the Walt thing though was a little tedious. I understand that the emphasis of that episode was on his relationship with Walt and given that he hasn't had much of life with his son before the island, they're low on ideas. Still...they could have maybe shown his early relationship with Walt's mother, maybe how it was before Walt came along. Or shown Michael, the Artist, in his element.

I was upset at Michael's anger as well until I talked to some people about the show. My friends who have children understood Michael's anger at Sawyer, how your love for your own flesh and blood can cloud your judgement and make you lash out at someone when you're feeling helpless. At least he realized he was at fault towards the end of the episode.

The cliffhanger ending was pretty decent too. I was worried about Jin the entire time and when he popped out of the jungle tied up and you saw the 'others' rushing Sawyer and Michael, I finally thought to myself, okay...this show is getting back on track finally! Hopefully next week will prove me right...
halfdutch
Sep. 30th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the whole ep felt like filler except what happened on the raft and that wasn't as suspenseful as I would have liked. So NOT the way any of us imagined that playing out, with Michael being a totally ungrateful ASS. They're obviously low on ideas. This whole show was 80% filler, I tells ya!

So Michael's anger might have been understandable but I don't care. If they expected me to relate to him and sympathize with him, just no. NO! I mean, Sawyer SAVED HIS LIFE. Then he's digging a bullet out of his shoulder, one he took for Michael's fucking kid, and still Michael is whining on. GAH!

The cliffhanger was very good. Jesus, I hope that the show gets on track next week. They're really so far below the standards they set with Exodus. Well, Part 1 anyway. Part 2 had a lot of filler too. (The whole Hurley segment, which felt out of place and about half an hour.)
missdarksoul
Sep. 30th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
*wiats for it to download* ok so when it comes to sawyer i'm forced to read spilers I'm weak so sue me! I'm only looking at sccreencaps but it looksd like ana-lucia standing behind the 'others' Gah i think i need to join the dide michael die club. Sawyer ahs a better flashback face the you ass! i so need an icon like that now lol. ok lost my train of thought. Now i officaly think Michael sucks
halfdutch
Sep. 30th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yep, Michael does suck. Hope you got to see it finally. I do think Ana Lucia is in leaghe with 'the others' and not in need of saving. Wow, I hope next week is finally good!
cmere
Sep. 30th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
I love all the hatch scenes, I really do. I want to crawl in there and stay and watch everything unfold. Raaaa.
halfdutch
Sep. 30th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
So, next week maybe we can get those exact same hatch scenes played out again from, oh, the viewpoint of a mouse or something? ;-D

I've never really cared what's in the hatch so much. There's so many other things I'm more invested in, really. Like Sawyer! Of course I love me some Jack but the premiere was TOO much hatch and then we get the exact fucking footage again. Argh! Way to pad out the show, dudes. I swear - not one new Jack scene. That's just annoying! But hey, I'm not bitter. Just a little impatient.
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halfdutch
Oct. 1st, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
Kate eating the chocolate was priceless. The first relatable thing she's done on the show! Besides kiss Sawyer, LOL. ;-D

I'm good! It's a bit smoky here in LA with all the fires but things seem a bit better today.
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