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Halleluja! LOST returns on Tuesday! OPEN THREAD

I don’t know about you, but I’m giddy with excitement over the return of LOST; and while it’s the final season, I’m realllllly looking forward to more answers than questions.

Any other LOST fans out there?  What are your theories for this final season?

For the rest of you, this is an OPEN THREADWhat’s got you giddy today?

Oh…and for any Micheal Buble’ fans out there (gosh,…I can’t be the only one) he’s on Saturday Live tonight. Sing it Michael!

By the way, the lovely blond in this video is his new fiance’ Luisana Lopilato, in case you’re interested. — and yes, I’m a goofball.

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  1. !!! I’m so glad you posted this! I’m a HUGE LOST fan and we’ve been watching a couple of hours of recorded LOST episodes almost every night this week in preparation (and anticipation)

    Maybe this season we could have LOST open threads & blog them during the commercials?

  2. One of my favorite Christmas gifts was a book called Lost and philosophy, which dissected the philosophical references in the series. Names, ideas, places, etc.

    • I wonder if they’ve got a Kindle edition of it…. or at the library?? (runs off to look)

      • This is the book:

        http://tinyurl.com/yglu8bq

      • Did you get a Kindle, KB? What is Lost about? I’ve always been curious, but I’ve never had the time to try to figure out how to get into it now that I’ve missed all these years.

        • I like this, from the Amazon review of the book:

          Let’s face it: We’re all lost in the cosmos, dropped at birth into the ongoing mysteries of our remote planetary island where each of us is challenged to make the best of this odd situation we share with our companions. Lost and Philosophy shows how one remarkable television series illuminates the human condition and poses some of the deepest questions we all need to answer.

        • No, BB — I downloaded Kindle-for-the-PC to my laptop (it’s free) and I’ve been reading all day.

          It’s an experiment. If I stick with it and can find the books I like in Kindle editions then I’ll try to talk myself into getting the real thing.

          So far I really like it.

          It’s too bad about Lost — You probably could have checked out the DVDs from the Library over Christmas if we’d talked about it.

          I think it’s one of the best shows ever.

          • I could still watch it. I’ve watched a lot of cable series just on DVD. I never started watching Law and Order until it was in re-runs.

            You’d be surprised how many books are available for Kindle. It’s a lot easier to read from the Kindle screen too, because it isn’t backlit. It’s almost like reading from a book except you don’t see the whole page. I kind of like that, it helps me read faster for some reason.

          • The sad thing is that my favorite British authors don’t seem to be on the Kindle.

          • Boomer, I must warn you…if you watch the 1st episode of Season 1 there is no turning back….

            You will be caught in a vortex of insatiable mystery….whhhooooosh!

          • BTW…that was my LOST sound effect, or maybe it’s more like a pwwoooowwhhhhhhhppppt

          • katiebird, You might enjoy checking out mobileread.com. There’s all kind of info about ebook file types, different ereaders, and file converting programs, etc. I just got a nook as a Christmas gift and have really been enjoying it, especially since I can check out ebooks from my local librarys for the nook.

  3. Ok I love Lost but I’ve forgotten a lot of it. Any links to catch back up?

  4. I never got into LOST but I love Micheal Buble. I’ll be watching SNL tonight I guess.

    • He’s a cutie! My hubby got me tickets to see him last Valentines Day. He felt like about 1 of only 10 men in the audience, but we had 7th row seats and I was able to get close to him when he came down into the audience.

    • He’s a doll, and his fiance is gorgeous. I read that he serenaded her in a concert abroad and that’s how they met 🙂

  5. So…Kate — Jack or Sawyer in the end???? What’s ur thoughts?

  6. Do you mean, Who’s the boss? Sawyer.

    But there are questions as far as the eye can see. And I have a feeling that they’re going to answer them all.

    • There’s always a question as to who Kate will ultimately end up with. They’ve had forward flashes and flashbacks but the tension is always there. Sawyer is a big hunk o sexy bad boy — very irresistible, but Jack is so compelling.

      My theory all along has been the purgatory scenario where people are working through their “baggage” because it seems like every time someone has an epiphany or resolution, they die. I think all of the fantastic background story is just a distraction from the real point.

      But that’s just my idea. I know the producers and writers deny this all the time.

  7. I loved Sawyer and Juliet and would be very disappointed if Sawyer winds up with Kate. I am not a big fan of either Kate and Jack; they deserve each other.
    I just watched the final episode of season five this week and was amazed how much I had forgotten.

    • There’s something about Juliette that always rubbed me the wrong way. She seemed to have some hidden demons that were not quite revealed always giving me an uneasy feeling. I just can seem to put my finger on it.

      • (nodding) I agree. But, at least she isn’t a sociopath like Kate. She and Sayid are insane.

        • At least as far as you know she’s not a sociopath. She did turn on Sawyer pretty quick on stopping Jack and the bomb. 😀

          • It’s like the Spenser thing. When a person is directly responsible for some number of violent deaths . . . eventually even his/her closest friends will assume she/he is a sociopath. I believe Kate (and Sayid) have both reached that point.

        • Responding to your last comment: I would agree entirely that Sayid and Kate have reached that point.

  8. I used to think there was something to the Purgatory thing. But, the Jacob/Man-in-Black eternity thing is making me wonder if it’s a Odysseus story. Something about the weaving….. And the trick.

    • Yeah. That is a puzzle. Gawd I love to hate that show!! Every time an episode ends with more questions I scream “I hate this show!!” But…alas, I’m hooked.

      • I’m with you SoD. I never watched the show because I heard you had watch from the beginning.When I found it streaming on Netflix last November, I decided to go ahead and consume all five previous seasons so I could catch the final season.

        In my opinion, what happened to that show is one of the main pitfalls of writing for television in the current industry. Execs only care about shows that get hot fast and sell, and writers are unable to come up with a continuous, coherent narrative before hand. They won’t fund it. They just fund pilots and one season at a time. As a result, the storyline is an absolute mess, and I doubt every dangling end will be cleared up.

        The other things was, as in the case of Heroes, you can tell which actors lobbied writers. I hate that.

        That said, I was compelled by the characters of LOST. I’m looking forward to seeing what the train wreck involving lovable characters will bring in the final season. I’m especially curious to see how they settle the Claire/Aaron matter.

        • I doubt every dangling end will be cleared up.

          OMG…don’t say that! That’s the stuff nightmares are made of. I keep thinking it’s going to end ala Sopranos and leave me so hanging…ugh

          • Awe, I hate to burst your bubble, but look at all the threads they have to weave together:

            1. The bomb
            2. Jacob & his nemesis
            3. Locke
            4. Ben Linus. How did that happen?
            5. Widmore and the associated subplot with Desmond and his daughter; not to mention his role in the initial crash and involvement with the Dharma Initiative
            6. The Dharma Initiative–what the heck was it and why was it worth the struggle
            7. Sun and Jin
            8. Claire and her disappearance, as well as a resolution on Aaron.
            9. Why all these people where targeted by be island dwellers before they got on the plane
            10. The newcomers who brought Locke’s body. Who are they and why did they do it?

            And that’s just the ones I can recall right off the top of my head. I have hopes, but I can’t say they are high. I could be pleasantly surprised.

  9. Why is it going to take years to get rid of DADT? I’d be willing to be most younger people in the military are OK with ending it.

    Pentagon starts clock on lifting gay ban

    The Defense Department starts the clock next week on what is expected to be a several-year process in lifting its ban on gays from serving openly in the military.

    A special investigation into how the ban can be repealed without hurting the morale or readiness of the troops was expected to be announced Tuesday by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    • Oh give me an ever-livin’ break–years?! He could sign an executive order to stop ejection from the military NOW. What is there to study? Repeal it “without hurting the morale and readiness of the troops.” What about the morale of the millions of gay Americans who are being treated like second-class citizens? Another BOLD leadership move by Obama. Maybe we can see if it’s ok with Ben Nelson.

    • Well, when you think about it BB we have had initiatives before to end bigotry and all its evils and not much thinking went into how to manage and ameliorate bad effects. So maybe if they officially think it through they can put measures in place to make this a smooth and uneventful transition.

      Ok that is lame but starting the process sounds good even if it is unnecessarily long at this time.

    • Because if it’s not completed by next year, BO can use it as a club to hold over the heads of LGBT voters–“Vote for me or the Evil Republicans will not only keep DADT, they’ll dial back to the bad old days of barring LGBT’s from the service and getting out the pitchforks and torches for active witch hunts.”

      Same reason health care “reform” wasn’t going to kick in till second term.

  10. OT: I just read this article about Barack, Michelle, Pelosi, and Biden all wearing purple at the STFU speech. It notes the “purple country” theory of course, which is lame but whatever, I’d already heard that. This is where I started laughing:

    Others pointed out that purple was the color of the suffragist movement.

    The Obamas, Pelosi, and Biden signaling the suffragist movement? As if.

  11. I thought that too katie

  12. LOST Question :: Why did Richard Widmore want baby-Alex murdered by Ben?

    • From Lostipedia:

      During his time as leader of the Others, Widmore made routine trips off the Island. During one of those trips, he fathered Penny with an unknown woman who lived in the outside world.

      In 1989, Widmore assigned Ben and Ethan to kill Danielle Rousseau. When Ben returned to camp with Rousseau’s baby, Alex, he was angrily confronted by an aging Widmore, who demanded to know why Ben was holding a baby. Ben was angered that Widmore had not informed him of the baby prior to accepting the mission. Widmore demanded that Ben kill her, claiming it to be the will of Jacob. Ben refused, and instead proposed that if it were indeed the will of the Island, Widmore should be able to do it instead. Scoffing, Widmore turned his back and walked away, leaving Ben holding the baby. (“Dead Is Dead”)

      http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Charles_Widmore

  13. I’ve never seen Lost. Is it any good? Right now, I’m hooked on Damages and Spartacus.

    • RD, I’m hooked on it. We’re re-watching episodes all weekend in preparation for the big day on Tuesday. The excitement is mounting at our house!

    • I’ve never seen Lost. Is it any good?

      Is water wet?
      Is the Pope Catholic?

      It’s teh bomb. But alas,…this is the final season and all questions shall (better) be answered.

    • Glenn Close is a tour de force in Damages. Love watching her.

  14. right now I’m trying to catch up on Mad Men….. I’m still in the first season.

    • but Lost and Heroes are in my Netflix queue

      • Honestly, I don’t think Heroes is even worth watching past season 2. When they pulled an oubliette scene in the last episode of season 4, I decided I was done. I’ll watch the finale, but the fight with execs behind the scenes have really ruined this show. I’ll miss Hiro, but they have messed his character UP.

  15. Oh dear…

    Roubini Calls U.S. Growth ‘Dismal and Poor,’ Predicts Slowing

    Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini, who anticipated the financial crisis, called the fourth quarter surge in U.S. economic growth “very dismal and poor” because it relied on temporary factors.

    Roubini said more than half of the 5.7 percent expansion reported yesterday by the government was related to a replenishing of inventories and that consumption depended on monetary and fiscal stimulus. As these forces ebb, growth will slow to just 1.5 percent in the second half of 2010, he said.

    “The headline number will look large and big, but actually when you dissect it, it’s very dismal and poor,” Roubini told Bloomberg Television in an interview at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “I think we are in trouble.”

    Roubini said while the world’s largest economy won’t relapse into recession, unemployment will rise from the current 10 percent, posing social and political challenges.

    “It’s going to feel like a recession even if technically we’re not going to be in a recession,” he said.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aqLMEUObhysc

    • Several Davos economists are predicting a second dip. I’m waiting to hear Dak’s assessment.

  16. I have never watched a single episode of Lost.

    • No one can eat watch just one…

    • As with anything, you can’t miss what you never had. Lost lost me before the end of the 1st season. When it turned out there were other people on the island but yet they’re all “lost” that’s when they lost me.

      Actually I prefer shows where the story is wrapped up in the same episode. I find it hard to commit for every week. I could do it back in the days of Dallas and Falcon Crest. But as I got older, not so much.

      • What made it really frustrating was when they would go 5-6 weeks between shows. I have no idea why they did that for a few seasons. It was really hard to follow.

        • I’ve been lost within Lost many a time. That’s one of the reasons I love it. It’s like a giant puzzle that is missing some essential pieces. I look for them every week with great anticipation.

    • Me neither; I was having trouble figuring what this Lost phenomenon is, but it must be a TV show. Since I’m TV-less (TV-free?) I am frequently clueless about a lot of modern society. Probably not missing much. {{ducks}}

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