I'm going to be completely honest here: I'm a bit disappointed by this year's Emmy nominations. Sure, some usual faves who deserve nominations got them, such as Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), and Hugh Laurie (House).
Consider the ***** rating for both the finale and the series itself. My reaction immediately after the robust 2 1/2 hour series finale was: that was the best series finale I have ever seen and perhaps the best TV episode I've ever seen. There was a parade of memorable scenes but every scene was purposeful and perfectly executed. They were never going to answer all the questions.
I've been browsing the web, reading reviews and recaps and panels about Lost and this past episode, which was probably one of my favourites. Everybody's spending so much time guessing at what's going to happen on Sunday; who is going to die, who is going to survive, what will happen in the sideways reality, etc, etc, ad infinitum.
Hello, friends! So how was your weekend? Good times? Up here in Winnipeg, the weather was gorgeous all weekend, so Saturday I did some car-aoke and Sunday was spent out at the park for some football and BBQ. Even though the calendar doesn't say so yet, it's so great that summer's here!
But with the summer comes the end of the broadcast television season.
I'm well aware that following Tuesday's episode, fans of Lost are split on whether they loved or hated it (or if they were indifferent). Let's consider first that, in reality, there was no origin for the island that was going to satisfy. It's like a movie that creates an atmosphere of fear because they don't show the ghost/monster for a long time.
There will be blood... so things are really getting going, we just don't know where. And I'm still perplexed as to how the sideways reality is going to connect with the island reality.
4 episodes to go! Right? This episode was pretty okay but definitely not even close to a favourite. To me, and this has been true of many of the recent episodes, it was a set up/get out of the way episode.
With apologies to Paul and anybody who reads these summaries/reviews, I submit this double-recap. You know, it's just been busy LAUNCHING MY NEW BOOK and I haven't had time to write them. So, to catch up I'm going to have a bit of a discussion recap, rather than a review, because I'm still trying to figure out what's going on and how it's all going to end.
Sorry that this comes the day of the NEW Lost episode but I've been busy. So: Sawyer. I don't know about you but this episode really left me unsatisfied. Only because: what did we learn?? I'm not going to write a long one here but I'm posing that question because perhaps I'm expecting too much.
Loved this episode. Besides maybe "Lighthouse", best one so far this year. "Dr. Linus" has always been the best character on Lost thanks to the incredible Michael Emerson (and if he doesn't win an Emmy I'm going to blow my gasket!) and we got a full episode of him.