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Last night's episode of Lost (2 x 03):  Wow!  So much going on, and the potential for lots of new storylines.  In deference to the people who haven't seen the episode yet, I'll just say this:

  • Locke's backstory is getting more and more interesting, and clearly there's a crucial event in his past that we haven't seen yet.
  • An old familiar face from Oz made his first appearance on the show, although I have to say that seeing him with hair was a little odd.  Still, he had one of his kitchen tools with him, and clearly hasn't forgotten how to use it.
  • An interesting thing happens if those "cursed" numbers of Hurley's that have appeared throughout the show (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) are added together.  People who've seen the episode will know immediately what the total represents.  People who haven't seen it yet should file the total away and watch for it.

As to Serenity, I haven't seen the film (and don't plan to), nor did I ever watch the television show  Firefly.  But I know that a lot of people on my flist are excited about the film, and I thought they'd appreciate this tiny quote from a short review of the film by Nigel Andrews in today's Financial Times:  "Halfway through I thought: isn't this what Star Wars would have been like if it had been good?".  High praise indeed! 

ETA: One more thing about Lost: The very last bit of the trailer for next week's episode is a completely jaw-dropping moment. Enough said.



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Oct. 6th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
So much going on, and the potential for lots of new storylines.

Well, that seals it for me, then. *stops watching show entirely*

I'm so tired of hearing about Firefly and Serenity. LJ has gone terribly boring all of a sudden for people who aren't into that show and that movie, lol. So much so that I've been trying to get my hands on an episode of Firefly so I could keep up. You never know, I might discover a brand new and fascinating passion, there. Plus I need to keep myself entertained during the numb3rs and House hiatus, and I at least trust Joss Whedon far more with storylines, plot consistency and characters than JJ Abrams, lol. Not to mention that with praise like that, it'd be silly to not give it a try.
Oct. 6th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)
I didn't think you WERE watching Lost anymore. Seriously, though, the writers certainly haven't run out of ideas. There are new characters being introduced, and we're getting answers on some of the S1 mysteries even as new ones are being developed. I'm very happy with the new season so far.

As to Firefly and Serenity, I just skip over those posts, the same as I do with ones about Smallville or those Stargate shows.

Oh! I have to go back and add one more thing about Lost to my post. *runs off to do that now*
Oct. 6th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
I was actually still trying to finish season 1 and downloading season 2 for when I was done. But honestly, I'm finding season 1 fastidious enough, if you're telling me it's not getting better and they're just piling up the plot twists one after the other... not for me.

As for Firefly and Serenity, if I skip over those posts, I might as well just give up reading my flist entirely. Because if it's not those, it's Lost, and if it's not Lost, it's Stargate... don't people read books and listen to music anymore? Or even go see movies for that matter. Movies other than Serenity, of course, lol. To think I have over 100 people on my flist and I end up only reading the posts of about five of them... hahahahaha.
Oct. 6th, 2005 10:50 am (UTC)
Oh, but I'm happy with what's going on with the new season. They're opening the show up with new characters (who will definitely be interacting with the core group of S1 castaways), and I'm finding the storylines engrossing. You just have to decide for yourself. Of course, if you decide not to download and later regret the decision, you can always ask Santa for the DVDs .... ;-)

As to talking about books and movies, well, yes, people do ... you just aren't reading her LJ anymore. The last movie I saw and talked about was the new Viggo M. film A History of Violence; I'm going to try to see Proof and the film about Edward R. Murrow (the man who took on Joe McCarthy) this weekend.

If you want to see some serious posts, go take a look at this LJ: jenni_snake. Her story is a very interesting one, and you might like her.
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
As to talking about books and movies, well, yes, people do ... you just aren't reading her LJ anymore.

Whose LJ do you mean??? And honestly, I don't need dreadfully serious posts, I just want varied posts, lol. Like the one that made me discover Sommersturm, which I would have otherwise missed, or the ones that provided me with interesting books to look up (Aline's a good one for that), or ones where debates happen, etc. I'm as frivolous as everybody else, I just like to vary my pleasures. I usually post about more than just one thing. It's not always serious but it's not ALWAYS the same show or such, lol. It's actually why I have so many interest-related filters for those who want the music, those who want the porn, those who want all the rest... Like I said, out of 100+ "friends", there are about five who make me discover new things. Maybe I'm being a bit mean, maybe you could say there are more like ten. But still, it's surprising. Bah, I'm just a little dissatisfied these days. But thank goodness there still are some people whose world doesn't just revolve around Lost and Serenity, lol. I'm just surprised that there aren't MORE people who talk about more varied stuff.

And thanks for the link, I shall go and read her lj, then. I'm always looking for new interesting people to read.
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
Whose LJ?

Oct. 6th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
That's obviously a question of point of view because I certainly didn't find her interesting when I took her off my flist. She was obsessively talking about only one thing and had stopped varying the subjects. Not to mention that she doesn't think much of me, and I don't think much of her.
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
The last movie I saw and talked about was the new Viggo M. film A History of Violence

I'm actually curious about that movie but I went back through your LJ and I can't see the post about it. Did I miss something? :-(
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC)
It was in a comment to Ciara, who'd also seen the film. We got to talking about the idiocy of some parents who brought their small daughter to the film (this in no way, shape, or form a film for a child). In the U.S. it's rated "R", which just means if you're under 17 you can't get in without a parent or guardian. In Britain apparently it's rated so that no one under 18 can get in, period.

I recommend the film, but then I like David Cronenberg. (His Dead Ringers with Jeremy Irons is still one of my favourite films.)
Oct. 6th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC)
Right. That's not what I meant when I asked whether people still talked about books and movies, lol. I thought you meant you'd posted about that. I mean, sure, Aline and I talk about stuff, very varied stuff. And my other friends and I talk about a lot of stuff, and I comment to you and we have interesting debates, but they all remain very... closed to a few as long as we don't post about them, you know? I meant to ask why people weren't posting about more varied subjects in their own journals. I sure hope most of the ones who only ever post about one thing actually talk about different things with the people in their everyday life, lol.
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