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Lost S3 poll

Inspired by Damon Lindelof's latest boneheaded comments.

Damon says new characters are always "the most engaging toy" to the audience

Agree
3(4.6%)
Disagree
62(95.4%)

Lost's fixation with new characters is ruining (or has already ruined) the show

Agree
48(72.7%)
Disagree
18(27.3%)

Lost is still the show I most look forward to each week

No, another show has that honor
29(43.9%)
Yes, I still can't wait for Wednesdays
36(54.5%)
Actually, Lost never was my favorite
1(1.5%)

Where did Lost go wrong?

Too many new characters
4(6.1%)
Too many characters to begin with
1(1.5%)
The flashbacks are played out
1(1.5%)
Too many dropped storylines
0(0.0%)
Killing off characters that still had a lot of potential
0(0.0%)
Inconsistent characterization
0(0.0%)
Splitting up characters
0(0.0%)
Sidelining characters
0(0.0%)
Too much emphasis on mysteries, etc.
0(0.0%)
Poor pacing
0(0.0%)
Other (explain in comments)
1(1.5%)
Hey, Lost hasn't gone wrong yet!
4(6.1%)

Who do you blame?

JJ - He's always jumping to other shows
12(19.4%)
Damon - He doesn't get why we love the original characters
16(25.8%)
Carlton - All that religious stuff is him, right?
2(3.2%)
Other
3(4.8%)
I blame no one
4(6.5%)

If I could change one thing about Lost, it would be:

Rate S3 so far

As good as or better than S1
2(3.0%)
Worse than S1
3(4.5%)
As good as or better than S2
12(18.2%)
Worse than S2
1(1.5%)
Too early to tell
29(43.9%)

Assuming you think Lost isn't as good as it used to be: Can it ever be again?

Yes, I still have hope they'll turn it around
42(73.7%)
No, listen to what they're saying. They don't get their own show
15(26.3%)



It's deeply ironic that the flashbacks, which should work to open up the show and give us new storylines that we're not getting on the island, have been so repetitive, featuring the same characters over and over again. We get more restricted storylines in the past than on the island! What was supposed to be a deserted island has a ridiculous among of characters on it and it's a neverending stream! I'd like to see more variety in the backstories and more focus on original characters on the island, if it's not too late for that. They have it exactly wrong in their focus, if you ask me.

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zelda_zee
Oct. 18th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
It really bugs me that there's so little accountability on the show. Considering the condensed timeframe (69 days so far) it's not exactly as if people would have forgiven and forgotten all the fucked-up stuff that's happened. When characters die, they're hardly mentioned after their lame-ass funerals. The characters just go along, acting as if they were never even there. And when major stuff happens in one ep, by the next ep it'll be as if it never did, for instance after Sawyer's gun con, the next ep did a terrible job of tying back to what would have been a huge upset in the balance of power w/in the group.

I think that the lack of accountability also plays into the insconsistency of characterization that we've seen, particularly w/Sawyer. I think Locke and Kate have also been shafted that way as well.

I don't know why I'm still optimistic. God knows, I can bitch and complain about how the show's gone wrong ad nauseum. Nonetheless, I still love it, and to me, it's still the best show I've ever watched. Though even as I type that a little voice in my head is whispering "Yeah, until they fuck it up some more."
halfdutch
Oct. 18th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I couldn't agree more. The actions have no repercussions. And since the creators insist we won't remember stuff (which makes no sense -- because this is a show where they count on viewers to screencap and analyze the most obscure clues), the characters don't remember and if they do, they certainly don't hold a grudge.

I want to see the show where every action has an ongoing reaction, where the weight of their actions influence what characters do and say and how they treat each other. It's robbing the show of its depth and the characters of their integrity to just sweep everything under the carpet.

*sighs*

I wish they wouldn't make sweeping statements like this that reveal their true feelings because it's impossible for me to get on board with their approach.

*drinks*

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