Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So in the end it came down to how much you love these characters. Do you want them to be happy? Do you want them to be at peace? Just like the end of any long-term relationship, you have to let it go. You’ll never have all your answers and you walk away with things you will always cherish and things that will forever piss you off.
I was happy with the end. I had to sit on it for awhile. I needed it to percolate and I had to work out questions in my head. It was okay for Jin to stay and die with Sun because they had no child. Claire wasn’t Jack’s sister. She was only his desperation for family. Slowly, I’ve worked most of it out for myself. I still don’t get Charles Widmore and why Daniel was there, but not really there. If anyone can shed light on this I’d appreciate it.
The one thing that I felt was emphatically answered was the fact that everyone died in the crash, or at least shortly thereafter. Funny though, this is what I keep hearing people talk about. Can I point out that Jack was in the exact same spot at the end of the show as he was at the beginning? The dude was alive for about 30 seconds. There are many things up for interpretation, but I don’t think that’s one of them.
For those that analyzed and dissected this show for six seasons, I can see how they might be disappointed. I had fun trying to figure what it all meant, but I didn’t use a lot of my free time doing it. These fans, I’m sure, we’re waiting for some type of Matrix mind blow.
In the end, I was the perfect Lost fan. I believe I embodied what the creators wanted. I let it wash over me. I asked questions, I pondered I queried, but only to a point. Like faith itself, at some point you have to give up trying to figure it all out and simply give yourself over to it.
To accept an ending that everyone pegged early on is tough. We all thought it would be something more. For this I look to mother of all shows, The Twilight Zone. What constantly set that show apart was its heart and humanity for the characters. Sure it had shock value galore, but what about episodes like, In Praise of Pip? You felt that one to your core and that’s how you felt Sunday night as they all touched each other and connected.
Yes, everyone died in the plane crash (they did), but we were able to glimpse into their souls and witness their redemptions. Isn’t that better than the island being run by aliens or that they were under a drugged hypnosis in Hurley’s Psych ward?
Thank you for the journey. Thank you for making me care and thank you for showing me that everyone has a chance, in the end, to be redeemed.
Posted by Colleen at 12:06 AM
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Back in Black - Glenn Beck's Nazi Tourette's|
I’m glad that The Daily Show uses Lewis Black sparingly. I’m always afraid he’s going to have a heart attack! When he does come on though, it’s gold.
Thanks for pointing out Glen Beck’s loose use of Hitler and Nazis. These are not subject matters you should pull out of hat so easily. Then, how hypocritical can he be to blast someone else for doing it? And guess what? Jews did have to show papers if they were stopped on the street, so that analogy certainly rang more true than the ridiculous examples Beck displayed.
I can’t stop watching this clip. It’s bitingly funny and sadly true.
Posted by Colleen at 9:08 PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Okay Lee, you won me over. I didn't like you at first and I couldn't hear the richness in your voice like I do now. What did it for me? The Boxer. So I'm going to give you my best advice. Watch this video. Watch it again and again like a quarterback studying his post-game performance. This is what you're missing. Attack that mic dude! See how this guy comes out and just goes for it? This is what you need to master. I'm trying to help you...listen up!
Posted by Colleen at 10:25 PM
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Any readers to this blog know how I feel about this whole Conan/Leno situation. NBC went right back and did the same thing to Conan that they did to Dave. When you don't learn from history, you're doomed to repeat it, right? I don't like to make judgements on people I don't know. Conan is a bigger person than I by not openly telling it like is is when it comes to Jay. I grew up with Johnny Carson and he was such a giving entertainer. He would step aside often and let others guest host, hell that's how Leno got the gig. Leno has been so greedy the entire time he's headed The Tonight Show and that is what sits poorly with me. Also, a year after Leno took over, Letterman was winning the 11:30 time slot, but NBC gave him time and it eventually worked out. Basically, I watched Conan everynight. I would only watch Leno if Harrison Ford was on. Now, a guest lineup of Ford, Richard Gere and Robert Downey Jr. wouldn't get me to click over to this egomanic. I will cool my heels and wait for Conan and Andy Ritcher's return on TBS.
Posted by Colleen at 9:42 PM