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1 The Discussion/Rant Thread on Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:34 pm

This is the discussion or rant thread. Where you say things that you are relieved about, what you hate about, what you are proud about, what you are sad about or basically what you feel about things honestly. Writing more than a paragraph is necessary since you are making a statement with either extra information or support on your claim. Do not flame, you can argue, know the difference.

I'll start. For those watching or caring about LOST, please don't read this post past this point.

I am glad I didn't watch Lost. Well to be honest I watched the first three seasons and some of the fourth. Then I started hating the show. It went from a "Island Survival" to a philosophical freak-out with so many time skips/ flashbacks you had to watch it with somebody otherwise you'd misinterpret things. Not that there aren't things that are so vague that Philosophy classes are actually studying the series.

When I was first watching the series, I was hoping for a "Lord of The Flies" kind of approach and play out. It was actually working that way too. Lots of differences between the people. Jack is a Doc. Kate is a ex-con. John is a cripple. The psychological and physical strains on the people would break into conflict that would shatter the group.

Hell, that episode with the diamonds and the spider was so Stephen King at the end, it was my favourite. They could have done that on an Island Survival.

Oh, and why for the life of me can't Michelle Rodriguez pick a goddamn character in a movie that doesn't die? Lost, Avatar, Resident Evil. C'mon. I see her and I know she is going to die. Except for F&F.

Instead I get Dharma (spl) and some insane theory and completely unbelievable plot. Then Charlie dies. Then crazy guy takes over. Then John gets all spiritual. Then Kate goes all psycho-fuck-over-two-guys. Sawyer goes from a funny Dick to an annoying asshole. Sayid went from cool ex-military to a pussy to something I can't describe (then an assassin). Then all the characters annoyed me.

Then I stopped. Life became better. I stopped looking for more episodes because after all the cliffhangers, I was numbed to them and just ended with "C'mon, just fucking end it" and not in an anticipating way, just an annoyed "whatever" way. Charlie dying was the deal breaker I think.

Anyways, I never really thought about Lost again until I heard about the series finale. As soon as it came out... I still didn't care. It wasn't those "I care but I don't care" either. I didn't care.

So I randomly thought of it tonight. I looked up the ending on Youtube (Bless the Internet) and guess what? I called it. Dead. BAM Dead. Knew he was gonna die.

The satisfaction of yourself knowing that you are right is so awesome I am so happy I didn't loose those hours on Lost and spent them on Dexter, Cowboy Bebop and How I Met Your Mother.

End? Lost sucks, I was right and I am awesome.

Now you rant.

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2 Re: The Discussion/Rant Thread on Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:43 am

Damien Darkside wrote:This is the discussion or rant thread. Where you say things that you are relieved about, what you hate about, what you are proud about, what you are sad about or basically what you feel about things honestly. Writing more than a paragraph is necessary since you are making a statement with either extra information or support on your claim. Do not flame, you can argue, know the difference.

I'll start. For those watching or caring about LOST, please don't read this post past this point.

I am glad I didn't watch Lost. Well to be honest I watched the first three seasons and some of the fourth. Then I started hating the show. It went from a "Island Survival" to a philosophical freak-out with so many time skips/ flashbacks you had to watch it with somebody otherwise you'd misinterpret things. Not that there aren't things that are so vague that Philosophy classes are actually studying the series.

When I was first watching the series, I was hoping for a "Lord of The Flies" kind of approach and play out. It was actually working that way too. Lots of differences between the people. Jack is a Doc. Kate is a ex-con. John is a cripple. The psychological and physical strains on the people would break into conflict that would shatter the group.

Hell, that episode with the diamonds and the spider was so Stephen King at the end, it was my favourite. They could have done that on an Island Survival.

Oh, and why for the life of me can't Michelle Rodriguez pick a goddamn character in a movie that doesn't die? Lost, Avatar, Resident Evil. C'mon. I see her and I know she is going to die. Except for F&F.

Instead I get Dharma (spl) and some insane theory and completely unbelievable plot. Then Charlie dies. Then crazy guy takes over. Then John gets all spiritual. Then Kate goes all psycho-fuck-over-two-guys. Sawyer goes from a funny Dick to an annoying asshole. Sayid went from cool ex-military to a pussy to something I can't describe (then an assassin). Then all the characters annoyed me.

Then I stopped. Life became better. I stopped looking for more episodes because after all the cliffhangers, I was numbed to them and just ended with "C'mon, just fucking end it" and not in an anticipating way, just an annoyed "whatever" way. Charlie dying was the deal breaker I think.

Anyways, I never really thought about Lost again until I heard about the series finale. As soon as it came out... I still didn't care. It wasn't those "I care but I don't care" either. I didn't care.

So I randomly thought of it tonight. I looked up the ending on Youtube (Bless the Internet) and guess what? I called it. Dead. BAM Dead. Knew he was gonna die.

The satisfaction of yourself knowing that you are right is so awesome I am so happy I didn't loose those hours on Lost and spent them on Dexter, Cowboy Bebop and How I Met Your Mother.

End? Lost sucks, I was right and I am awesome.

Now you rant.

I think we all knew Lost was gonna suck. You could just tell they'd milk it. Noone ever does a TV series that gets to the point and then fades away when it's on a high instead of when people get bored of it.

And that's my rant. American TV goes on for too long. Yeah I know it's because they need to fill up their years worth of season before they can renew/create shows. But at the same time, they make shows which have some mystery at the start (who made everyone go unconcious/who shot the girl/who's killing all the super guys, blah blah blah) and then they just milk it and milk it and milk it for a 20+ episode season that could easily be concluded in 5. They could have cleanly wrapped up Flash Forward in a 4/5 episode miniseries. It would've kept the bare essentials and it would have removed all the rubbish pointless bits tacked in. I know I would have watched it beyond episode 3 if it this was the case. But they made it a full season, all those pointless bits were kept in and look what happened there. Same thing for Heroes and pretty much any other cancelled show. So this feels too much like a gears grinder now.

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3 Re: The Discussion/Rant Thread on Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:54 am

My rant.

What Grind My Gears is for ranting.

End of my rant.

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4 Re: The Discussion/Rant Thread on Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:41 am

They are just showing Flash Forward here. I can tell its gonna be watched bigtime...

I agree on Lost. I`m proud I never EVER watched a part of it *except the commercials for it*

And just why is america screwing that much with that oil leak? Its a leak for over a month or 2 by now?

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5 Re: The Discussion/Rant Thread on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:57 am

Don't get me started on that oil leak. Goddamn it.

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6 Re: The Discussion/Rant Thread on Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:45 pm

GHANA!!!!!!! You played beautifully. Your victory was stolen from you by some South American drug smugglers! You should have gotten that second goal! You should have had more penalty kicks, but in my hart Ghana, you still won, you united Africa once again. Your passing is sublime, your goals are on target, your skills are unmatched. You deserved a victory that was cheated from you, but still, you will not return as scoundrels. You are still Heroes of Africa, and next time, 4 years from this day, you will show the world how Football [soccer to you idiots] is played.

But hey! I got this awesome Ghana shirt out of the whole experience so I'm at least partially happy Very Happy

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