now all that bullshit Rapture hoopla is far behind us, it's time to revel in a little schadenfreude. While we laugh at those on
their hands and knees with a dustpan trying to sweep up the remains of
their lives like a shattered vase after doling out their life savings
over (DUN DUN!) Judgment Day, let us remember the ghosts of failed predictions past.
The late-night wars may
be on summer break until September's debut of The Conan O'Brien Show, but this morning's
Emmy nominations announcement gave Conan a mini W. O'Brien's short-lived
incarnation of The Tonight Show picked up a nod in the best variety, music
or comedy category, while The Jay Leno Show (and Letterman's and
Kimmel's) were left out.
what can you do when everybody else over by the water cooler is talking about Lost? You do what you have
to do. First you use the wrench. Then the blowtorch. Then the knife. And, of
course, that doesn't work because . . . because torture
. . . doesn't
work! But how else to get the information? His cell phone - the chip,
the thing, the whatever you call it with all the information
- the SIM card! Of course of course! A horse is a horse, you piece of shit! The
SIM card's not in the phone so it's either up his ass or he swallowed it.
And so, the fifth and penultimate season of ABC's Lost
concludes tonight, and with it will end one of the more bizarre, frustrating, and, strangely entertaining stretches in the
show's history. And for this show, that's saying something. Throughout its history, Lost
has never shied from its sci-fi tendencies, though it did manage to
de-emphasized the mystical and paranormal stuff a bit by giving it
equal screentime with human drama.
Lost's hotly-anticipated fifth season will debut in just over a month. Even though we're wondering how they could possibly top the fourth season, in which the show reinvented itself and refocused its storytelling approach, we aren't going to pretend not to be excited.
ABC has released a few promos for the season, and we can spare your ears the trailer set to a new song by the Fray because there's a more substantive one out that shows a scene from the season's premiere.