From the creator of Alias and director of Mission Impossible 3, JJ Abarahams’ LOST debuted last night. It has been hailed as ABC’s big accomplishment of the season.
The multi-million dollar pilot for Lost aired last night lassoing in Party of 5′s Matthew Fox, newcomer Evangeline Lilly and that hobbit from Lord of The Ringsâ€¦ no the other oneâ€¦ no the other oneâ€¦ NOO!!! This one. What promised to have “the most gripping and visually stimulating opening in television history” opened with Matthew Fox, in the role of Jack (always a good leading man name) sleeping in a bamboo field. GRIPPING!!! He wakes up and, once accustomed to his surroundings, walks a few dozen yards to the beach, where there is nothing but plane wreckage and fire balls…*YAAAWN* sorry Im just so damned visually stimulated that I had to catch my breath.
Ok so, blah blah blah Jack saves peoples livesâ€¦blah blah blah more fireballs blah blah blahâ€¦ 48 people survive the crashâ€¦. Blah blah stuck on an island. That’s the basic premise.
Thankfully there is a fat guy in the cast – - errr.. on the island, to counter balance all the smoking hot people. I’m assuming the plane that crashed was chartered by the Elite Modeling Agency.
So you have a horde of “hotties” and a couple “notties” stuck on an island, post plane crash hoping to be rescued. As if that isn’t enough of a bitch, there is appearantly a giant something that pushes trees over and eats pilots stalking the survivors.
After films like Final Destination and Final Destination 2 being very visual, and Jurassic Park bringing visual monsters to life; the bar has been set to show me the money. I wanted to see a plane crash. I wanted to see the monster. I wanted to see something. But, no. I had to settle for a shaky camera in lieu of a plane crash. I, for one, was annoyed that the camera was shaking so wildly during the turbulence before the crash and yet no ones head even bobbled. LAME! And instead of seeing a scary monster JJ Abrahams showed me shadow and shaky camera. Once again, LAME.
In making a high budget TV show like this, I suppose trite, stereotyped, predictable plot and character could be expected. But with all the hype and rave reviews, I was foolishly expecting something more perhaps even “the most gripping and visually stimulating opening in television history.” Instead I was given bland characters, pastel visions and the psychic ability to know exactly what was going to happen a good 3 ” 8 minutes before it happened. I’m not sure who to blame. The writer, the director, the producers, the network heads…they all share blame. Who is most responsible is hard to say.
This will more likely that not, be the only TVGasm post on this show. It wasn’t worth my time to watch it, and I don’t think it’s worth anyone’s time to read about it. In fact, I shouldn’t waste anymore of your time. I should probably just sto–