Lost finale

Image: ABC/Mario Lopez

Dear faithful readers,

see this pic above? Yeah, I’ve found the one with Jack and Vincent but I just couldn’t put it up. I couldn’t. Because that scene. THAT scene slayed me. I’ve blubbered through most of the second hour. And it wasn’t pretty. Snot everywhere. But THAT scene. Heavens. And yes I’ve turned into THAT person that blubs.

I have to apologize in advance for not making much sense because I haven’t even begun to digest it properly. But I liked it. I liked it a lot.

I’ve started watching Lost about 3 or 4 episodes in the first season. I watched that pilot and I kept thinking what is this? WHAT the hell is this? But I realized fairly early on it was bound to be epic. Not because I’m particularly smart but because some things you just instinctively know.

And I’ve said before for me it was always about the characters and their stories. Always. Sure the theories and the mythology were fun to explore. To read up on. To try and wrap my brain around them. And (when I was feeling particularly smart) to come up with conclusions of my own. But yes for me it was always about the characters. And that is why I’ve found the ending satisfying. There were so many moments I loved I cannot even begin to list them all.

Can we nitpick and call it not-perfect? Sure, until the cows come home. But that shit? 6 years of that story? It took hard work. Spine breaking work. And imagination. And creative talent. And going with your gut. And dedication. And thought. Heavens – it must have taken so much thought! So I’m not going to take a dump on it and try to find reasons not to love it.

From what I’ve read so far (given I’ve tried to stay offline yesterday before I watched the show) people either loved it or hated it but there are two prevalent thoughts (from what I’ve gathered so far) a) that the ending was a cop out and b) it didn’t answer a lot of questions.

The cop out argument in my opinion is silly nonsense. Whatever Cuse and Lindelof would have come up with there would always, always be people who would call it lame. Predictable. Unoriginal. So I’d like to think they went with an ending that felt right for them and you know what? Good for them I say.

And the second argument – questions weren’t answered?

Bishes – please! Have we been watching the same show? Can anyone who has ever watched even one episode of Lost tell me that they have honestly expected we will get all the answers? Even a whole lot of answers? Seriously?!

To me this was epic television. It made me sit up and think. It made me pause. And giggle. And discuss. And theorize. It was about faith, redemption, love, finding your peace and above all it was about hope. Sometimes it was weak and frustrating. But the bad bits in my opinion were insignificant now that we know the ending. And the great thing Cuse and Lindelof did is – we can still debate and discuss and argue. And have hope. Even now that it is over.

And that my dear readers is what quality scripted television should be about.

I’d like to leave you with a few links and stuff I’ve read so far and loved it.

How Darlton partnership came to be

Discussion on the finale over at Popcandy

Discussion on the finale over at Give Me My Remote

Review at LA Times

Jorge Garcia is lovely, funny and look – Ben!

And last but not least our friend Amy and her thoughts on the finale (I hear you hun and I totally agree with every single point :)

Russell Crowe and his Merry Men sing-a-long

Dear faithful readers,

I told you I am obsessed with Lost. And since I haven’t seen the last episode (gaaah!) I thought I was having visual hallucinations or that I’ve stepped into a parallel universe – what the frak is Keamy doing on Spanish steps singing with Russell Crowe?

It turns out I might be sleep deprived but I saw correctly. Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand, Scott Grimes and Alan Doyle had a bit of a sing-a-long. Obviously I still haven’t seen Robin Hood.

Now that I know I’m not off my rocker (not completely anyway :) pardon me while I get back to Lost.

Hot in Cleveland trailer

Image: TV Land

Dear faithful readers,

lets face it when summer rolls around there is nothing to watch (well almost nothing Leverage should come back soon enough, plus as I have admitted before I am quite partial to Jeff Lewis).

Be as it may the pickings can be really slim. So I was overjoyed when I saw there will be a new comedy coming out this June. I know, I know good comedy series are very, very (VERY!) hard to come by. But this one gives me hope. And you know why? Because it stars freaking Betty White!!! Yes Betty White is coming back to our TV screens, how awesome is that? LOVED. her in Golden Girls, well I really loved them all (on a side note, isn’t it funny how comedy, a good comedy can still stay relevant and make you giggle even after all these years?)

Anyhow the series Hot in Cleveland is produced by TV Land and it is their first foray into scripted comedy. It tells a story of three high flying New York women (played by Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick) who after boarding for a flight to Paris end up in Cleveland. Funnily enough they love it there and decide to stay. And when they rent a house together they learn it comes with a caretaker. Who is played by Betty White. The series is produced by Sean Hayes (yes as in Jack in Will & Grace) and written by Suzanne Martin (who worked on both Frasier and Ellen).

Dear faithful readers, comedies can be very tricky. But I’m hoping this one will not suck.

Check out the trailer below.

Hot in Cleveland
Hot in Cleveland Sneak Peek
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