Sunday, May 09, 2010

"But what if we miss something?"

Once again, Heather Havrilesky perfectly and brilliantly sums up my feelings on Lost (except I think I grew weary of the series before she did).

Some highlights:

And if we wanted to waste six years in a Judeo-Christian allegory, we would've just followed a Jehovah's Witness home a long time ago. At least their Armageddon should be a little bit gripping and suspenseful.
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So why haven't we been able to walk away? Well, what if we miss something?

What if Kate's head starts gushing rainbow sherbet? What if Ana Lucia comes back from the dead, and she stops by In-N-Out Burger on the way? What if Jacob turns out to be Bob Dylan? What if Bob-Dylan-really-Jacob takes Locke-really-smoke-monster by the throat and chokes the life out of him, but in the flash-sideways universe, Bob-Dylan-really-Jacob gets a job at a Hot Dog on a Stick and writes poetry in his basement that he never shows to anyone, not even the blond honey who works the register? What if the entire island is just a tattoo on Marilyn Manson's lily white butt cheek?

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