By Derek Kouyoumjian. Click here for more photos from the Brattle's Oscars party.
you're broadcasting a universally smug, circle-pat-on-the-back session
like the Academy Awards to the entire world, someone is bound to say
something funny about it. And that's exactly what happened last night in
the Phoenix's Oscars Live Chat
Above: Before being pushed out a window, strangled, and possessed, John Locke was also stabbed by his stepdaughter.
And so, we've come to the end with "The End," a two-and-a-half-hour behemoth that promises to further confound, obfuscate, and infuriate (and it'll probably have pacing issues, also).
Jacob, before he started playing cosmic backgammon with SmokeyLast week, around 9:45 pm, the tubes of the internet reverberated with the blood-curdling shrieks of Lost fans everywhere, as episode 15 -- "The Candidate"
-- let loose an almost unprecedented blitzkrieg of carnage. Our weekly
chatjam was no exception -- one of our regular chatters, in a frenzy of
agonized rage, punched right through his television screen and broke
Okay, I think I have my unified theory of why I'm not that crazy about this season of Lost (note: if you look through the archives, you'll see that I've said I've enjoyed a few episodes, but I'm talking about the season as a whole here, which I can't describe as anything but a disappointment).
In every season of Lost, there are a handful of episodes that are uninteresting but necessary - episodes that are clearly just about moving characters from point A to point B, stalling for time before whatever The Next Big Event is happens.
First off: Can we talk about how maybe all this volcano nonsense
is just a cover-up for the fact that Smokey has obviously gotten off
the island? And if the thwarting of Adam Lambert's plan
to shed glitter all over the British Isles is the worst consequence to come of it, maybe it’s not such a bad
thing after all?
I'm not going to lie: the final season is starting to feel like a bit of a chore. It feels as though the story is simultaneously rushing and standing still; I think we probably learned some significant things in that last episode, but mostly it just felt like an absolute slog, marking time for the sake of marking time.
Everybody recovered from the punishing, brain-bending wallop that was last week's two-part Lost premiere spectacular? Ready to get back to the Island, even if it's full of talking dead people and smoke-monsters-made-flesh, and cast-resurrecting alternate universes? Good. Then we hope you can join us for another installment of our live Lost chatjam.
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