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Friday, October 07, 2005
Talk About It, Talk About It ... 'Lost' Goes to Hell Arg. What kind of plotline is this? In an underground fallout shelter/psych lab, the castaways of ABC's hit drama Lost find a guy who has pushed a button every 108 minutes for years. Why? Because film of a babbling techno says to. Jack, physician/leader, scoffs, saying it's paranoid and ridiculous. But then he hits the button, renewing the cycle all over again. Nuts. People doing something pointless over and over is not my idea of good TV. It's more my idea of hell. Gee, this button hole is underground ... maybe it is Hell. Symbolism, oooh. And the guys who built a raft to escape? They got tossed in a pit by "The Others." And didn't Jean-Paul Sartre say, "Hell is other people"? Ah, I'm beginning to think the show's devolving into an annoying tease. Who or what gets your vote for most annoying tease? The Phillies? Beanpole engagement-breaker Paris Hilton? The war for democracy in Iraq? The $200 million Powerball jackpot?