Forum:Some assholes spoiling LOST for me since I haven't seen it yet go away

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This has become the most frustrating show to watch. I MUST tune in to find out what happens with the mythos (what happens with Ben vs. Widmore? Jacob vs. his enemy / Fake Locke? Who or what is Richard Alpert?) yet I couldn't be more bored by the "alternate universe" thing that's taking up half the show.

I'm sure somewhere out there, there's a fangirl who doesn't care about the smoke monster and just wants to see 10 more hours of Kate being angsty about Sawyer and Jack. And between us, Damon Lindelof is cackling while rolling in a pile of money. WodewickWelease Wodewick! 22:43, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

The Onion has its own take on it. Totnesmartin (talk) 23:19, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
I found the best way to deal with the frustration is to not watch it all. Acei9 23:20, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Dr. Richard Alpert is the given name of Baba Ram Dass-one of Timothy Leary's LSD experimenting cohorts from the 60s. What this has to do with Lost I have no idea. I'm saving myself for a future binge. Jorge might get around to it 00:15, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Didn't he set up the BooHoo Church after the Milbrook folded? Acei9 00:52, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Wodewick, you have to admit though that Lindelof and Cuse were ballsy to introduce alternate reality as a storytelling element, as it's not likely to get any love from the critics and likely to drive some fans away. I'm reserving judgment, as I can see where it might be going, what with the theme of fate vs. free will that's been a part of the show since the beginning. At the least, it's a good challenge for the actors: Terry O'Quinn got to play a real (and dead) John Locke, an evil black smoke monster assuming the shape of John Locke, and the old, pathetic and crippled John Locke from the show's beginning, all in the same episode. In my opinion, he knocked it out of the park. Junggai (talk) 00:36, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

That's the point though, it's introducing a new element. It's like JK Rowling putting something we never heard of before in the 7th book and that turns out to be the key to defeating Voldemort (oh wait she actually did that...) It's kind of an unthoughtful way to wrap up a story. WodewickWelease Wodewick! 01:19, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
They jumped the shark when they introduced time travel. But I still watch it. Online, a day or two after it airs. DickTurpis (talk) 01:27, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Online is the best way to watch!
Oh and speaking of meaningless time filler, next week is a Kate centric episode! Oh boy, I can't wait, it's gonna be just like all those other awesome Kate centrics that moved the story forward... The Little Prince... Eggtown... WodewickWelease Wodewick! 04:34, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Oh goody. I wonder whether she'll wait till Juliet's corpse is cold before jumping the hubby. Seems like JJ Abrams has a thing for alternate realities (Lost, Fringe, Star Trek) --Seantalk 07:44, 5 February 2010 (UTC)