Friday, April 12, 2013
you don’t have a son…. you don’t have a son, jack. - john locke
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
'i wish you had believed me.'
sorry, john. the last few months sidetracked me. i know i still have work to do.
hoping to right the ship and continue my analysis of lost through the lens of the series finale by this weekend.

'i wish you had believed me.'

sorry, john. the last few months sidetracked me. i know i still have work to do.

hoping to right the ship and continue my analysis of lost through the lens of the series finale by this weekend.

Sunday, January 13, 2013
Don’t be sad, Kate. My analysis of your first centric episode, Tabula Rasa, will be up later this week.

Don’t be sad, Kate. My analysis of your first centric episode, Tabula Rasa, will be up later this week.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"LOST - THE PILOT, Past Is Prologue."

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‘Where is it that we were together? Who were you that I lived with? The brother. The friend. Darkness, light. Strife and love. Are they the workings of one mind? The features of the same face? Oh, my soul. Let me be in you now. Look out through my eyes. Look out at the things you made. All things shining.’ – ‘The Thin Red Line’ by Terence Malick

Where does one choice end and the next one begin? Do we grow with each one we make? Are we the sum total of these choices? Do we have free will or does our past dictate our future? Does every choice we make lead us to one eternal instant?

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Saturday, December 29, 2012 Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Caught The Sickness the past few days. No, I wasn’t infected by The Monster like Claire or Rousseau’s French team, but I did catch me some kind of flu. Was unable to complete my write-up, “LOST - The Pilot, No Man Is An Island,” last night, but am hoping to have it up by tonight. Here are some bullet points of what will be addressed in this initial entry:
- History of The Making of LOST. How it came to be created and written over the course of six seasons… and why everyone really needs to give Damon and Carlton a break about not having ‘EVERYTHING’ figured out from the beginning (and how they should almost be applauded for pulling mostly ‘EVERYTHING’ off).
- Nobody Does It Alone or No Man Is An Island: How to Watch The Show In Another Life, Brotha. There should be an acute focus on character arcs and relationships that are paid off beautifully by the end of the show. That is not to say that the mythology is arbitrary, and the second time around you might better see how everything is pieced together, but a more rewarding experience should come from watching how these characters grow and learn to ‘let go’ by the time they move on in the finale.
- What was The Island and what was it’s connection to the Flash-Sideways Afterlife. Will analyze two scenes specifically in this section— The Jack and Rose scene on 815 during The Pilot and the mirror scene to it on 815 in the Afterlife during LA X. First initial observation upon watching both scenes next to each other? Rose was DEFINITELY awake the entire time in the Flash-Sideways Afterlife (as was Bernard and Boone… but I’ll get to that later). She even tells Jack, ‘You can let go now.’ If you recall, Desmond tells Ben after he runs over Locke in the Flash-Sideways, ‘I’m here to help him let go.’
- Jack and Hurley, Island Protectors From The Start. An analysis of the Jack and Hurley friendship. If you do not remember, it is established so well in The Pilot episode and is one of the greatest throughlines to the series finale the show offers. Remember what Ben says to Hurley after he becomes island protector, ‘You do what you do best, Hugo. You take care of people,’ as I analyze how Hurley is introduced in The Pilot.
- Why LOST succeeds where every other show has failed since: The Chaarcters. An analysis of how our Losties and their arcs are introduced in The Pilot including Kate, Sawyer, Charlie, and Shannon.
- ‘Guys Where Are We?’ The brilliant final scene of The Pilot in which Kate, Sayid, Charlie, Sawyer, Shannon, and Boone hear Rousseau’s distress call which has been playing on loop for 16 years. Still an incredibly creepy, engaging and effective cliffhanger. And how that last question properly set up each individual narrative of the show.
- Some random observations.

Caught The Sickness the past few days. No, I wasn’t infected by The Monster like Claire or Rousseau’s French team, but I did catch me some kind of flu. Was unable to complete my write-up, “LOST - The Pilot, No Man Is An Island,” last night, but am hoping to have it up by tonight. Here are some bullet points of what will be addressed in this initial entry:

- History of The Making of LOST. How it came to be created and written over the course of six seasons… and why everyone really needs to give Damon and Carlton a break about not having ‘EVERYTHING’ figured out from the beginning (and how they should almost be applauded for pulling mostly ‘EVERYTHING’ off).

- Nobody Does It Alone or No Man Is An Island: How to Watch The Show In Another Life, Brotha. There should be an acute focus on character arcs and relationships that are paid off beautifully by the end of the show. That is not to say that the mythology is arbitrary, and the second time around you might better see how everything is pieced together, but a more rewarding experience should come from watching how these characters grow and learn to ‘let go’ by the time they move on in the finale.

- What was The Island and what was it’s connection to the Flash-Sideways Afterlife. Will analyze two scenes specifically in this section— The Jack and Rose scene on 815 during The Pilot and the mirror scene to it on 815 in the Afterlife during LA X. First initial observation upon watching both scenes next to each other? Rose was DEFINITELY awake the entire time in the Flash-Sideways Afterlife (as was Bernard and Boone… but I’ll get to that later). She even tells Jack, ‘You can let go now.’ If you recall, Desmond tells Ben after he runs over Locke in the Flash-Sideways, ‘I’m here to help him let go.’

- Jack and Hurley, Island Protectors From The Start. An analysis of the Jack and Hurley friendship. If you do not remember, it is established so well in The Pilot episode and is one of the greatest throughlines to the series finale the show offers. Remember what Ben says to Hurley after he becomes island protector, ‘You do what you do best, Hugo. You take care of people,’ as I analyze how Hurley is introduced in The Pilot.

- Why LOST succeeds where every other show has failed since: The Chaarcters. An analysis of how our Losties and their arcs are introduced in The Pilot including Kate, Sawyer, Charlie, and Shannon.

- ‘Guys Where Are We?’ The brilliant final scene of The Pilot in which Kate, Sayid, Charlie, Sawyer, Shannon, and Boone hear Rousseau’s distress call which has been playing on loop for 16 years. Still an incredibly creepy, engaging and effective cliffhanger. And how that last question properly set up each individual narrative of the show.

- Some random observations.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Why We Have To Go Back

MAJOR SPOILERS HEREIN. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED. PUSH THE BUTTON IF YOU WANT TO MOVE FORWARD.

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This is 40 beat me to it. God dammit, Apatow.

That was all I could think of after I walked out of Judd Apatow’s latest cinematic effort. That sonofabitch, whether he intended to or not, beat me to the punch in articulating the beauty of LOST. As my friend Michael Arbeiter writes in his fantastic article, “How ‘This is 40’ Proves That the ‘Lost’ Finale Was Perfect” (analyzing the placement of the series in the film as a major plot point for the daughter character Sadie), “We will always be wanting for answers, certainties, a semblance of meaning. But what we can, and should, direct our attention to is the importance of the people around us. The love we feel for them, the substance they have brought to our lives. Each relationship we have is unique, and for better or for worse, a contributing factor to who we are. The people around us are what matter most, and that is what Lost, and its newest supporting camper Sadie, understand.”*

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Monday, December 24, 2012
Ready to go down the hatch once again. 
12.25.12 - ‘The Pilot, Parts I and II’ 
Preceded by a post outlining the purpose of this retrospective venture. Watch along.

Ready to go down the hatch once again.

12.25.12 - ‘The Pilot, Parts I and II’

Preceded by a post outlining the purpose of this retrospective venture. Watch along.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
“It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”