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At the ‘Fire David Letterman’ Rally…
June 18, 2009, 4:56 pm
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Man oh Man !
Sometimes people are just plain stupid.
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Sound of Music Surprise
May 19, 2009, 12:38 pm
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Watch this. A jolly, heart-warming display !

What’s wrong with this picture ?

It is a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone to play the leading role, in the musical of “The Sound of Music”.

and here I was thinking it was pure, selfless joy and beauty… Regardless, it’s still pretty rad !



What lies in the shadow of the statue…
May 15, 2009, 10:42 am
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… doesn’t matter.

what matters at this point is that there are people in this world so inspired, so focused and so well-read to come up with a show like Lost, sustain it for 5 years, and still generate thrills, interest and unflinching attention.

Instead of writing a review of this season’s glowing finale, I will just salue the work of what is arguably one of the best team of writers (see picture above) to ever grace the TV world. Showrunners and head of the writing team Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, have taken the show from what was a “great sci-fi series” in 2005 to what has now become a genre-defining, boundary breaking show, that challenges not only the established dogmas, but also expands beyond the small screen into a whole world of interactive bliss.

I have no doubt that next season is going to be great, no matter how they end it. It doesn’t matter what the end is. The ride is just such a joy. and we can count on the writers to impress us once more…



Lost 506 – “316”
February 20, 2009, 12:47 pm
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I know I didn’t post last week, but I also know you’ll forgive me…

This week, I want to do something different. I’ll post my new short-term theories, after watching this week’s episode. you may not fully understand what I say, because there simply is no way to talk about this show in a coherent manner.

FLIGHT 316

  • Hurley, Jack and Kate (+ possibly sayid and sun) flashed to 1970s-dharma-time BUT the plane and the other passengers (ben included) actually crashed in the present time (roughlhy january 2008). So they were split up in time, one group in the past and one group in the present.
  • I know that the plane DID crash, which explains the Ajira waterbottle on the beach that we saw when the island-losties (sawyer, juliet etc…) took the canoes in the future.
  • Now we know that Juliet shot someone on that canoe , I guess it could just be one of the new characters they briefly introduced (the marshall and the “my condoleances” arab guy)

TIME SHIFTS

  • The way the time shift works is that Richard alpert and the others are not experiencing it. (he says to john locke : “we didn’t dissapear john, you did”).So for them, time goes on normally in 2007/2008 while our people are time shifting .
  • So I think the others are going to meet up with ben and the new characters. jack and co are going to be shifting wih sawyer and co…
  • by the way, I’m almost conviced that Daniel is the one who created the pendulum. There was a sort of pride in mrs hawkin’s voice when she was talking about who created it etc.. Also, he knows where the wheel is (first scene of the season) and according  to charlotte, he may be way older than we think (he was on the island when she was a child)
  • This season is going to be about time syncing up again and I bet daniel is going to be the one who solves it, with all his physics background and stuff.
  • Desmond will also come back, hopefully with aaron, later this season or early next season, and start the epilogue process.

SHOW FORMAT

  • This episode left so many lose ends : what did ben go do ? why is he bruised ? Why did Kate suddenly decide to come ? What did she do with aaron ? Where is Sun’s daughter ? and how did she so easily abandon her ? How did Hurley get convinced ? What happened to sayid and why is there a police marshall with him ? Who is that creepy guy on the plane with them ? How did Lapidus end up being the pilot of this plane ?
  • My take is that these stories are going to be the flashbacks of this season. Now they can’t do flash-forwards anymore…
  • I have a little guess to propose : Ben went to kill Penny (promise to his “old friend” widmore but it got complicated. He may have killed little charlie in the process.

I could go on for hours. but I’ll stop now.



Lost 504 : The Little Prince
February 6, 2009, 10:14 am
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Man does this show blow my mind every week.
Great plot twists this week, but also great character development. The perfect combo.

highlights :

  • why do we suddenly think Sun is a huge C*nt ?
  • Ben, again, shows off how impressively powerful he is (on or off-island). He has connections everywhere and I did not see that lawyer thing coming. They all fooled us with Claire’s Mom.
  • Sayid kicks some serious butt in that hospital
  • Sawyer gets emotional. I almost laughed at some of the facial expressions he had this episode. He is Kate’s true love. and he deserves her. Even though I’d dig some Sawyer/Juliet action. Also, that scene in the woods, where Claire gives birth, was very strong (and the genius of it is that it also acted as a reinforcement of how attached to Aaron Kate is. she actually delivered him).
  • Jin !!! Jin ??? 50 years go ?? Danielle Rousseau ? Wait, he’s not dead ? Crazzzzyyyyyyyy
  • Nosebleed fest. The “real world” gang had better make it before hte 70 hours run out. It seems like the nosebleeds are occurring in order of “how long you were on the island”. So logically : Charlotte—-Miles—–Juliet—–and next up is sawyer and Locke. Daniel, I guess, is safe because he has a constant (Desmond).
  • Again, Danielle Rousseau ! Now that’s a smart way to bring her back in the picture. I can’t wait to learn more about her group, and WHY they are here. We now know she wasn’t lying about their boat being stuck in a storm. But where they aiming to reach the island or not ? Obviously we had all guessed it was her the second we heard french.
  • If you hear carefully, you can hear a recording of the numbers on the french teams radio. Danielle had said that the numbers were transmitting and they had caught it on radio. Again, she wasn’t lying.
  • I guess something was cleared out in this episode : whatever objects you are holding/touching travel in time with you : the kayak, Jin’s “debris” raft, the clothes, etc… even though they may not even exist in the time period you travel to.
  • A new airline/ From India. I bet they’re Dharma people that came back to island. This scene was in the future and we’re going to see more of it. Also, Juliet shot at them and I’m sure I saw someone get hit. I’m sure we’ll see that scene in a later episode and find out who Juliet Killed. I just hope it’s not someone we love.
  • Great ending cliffhanger : Danielle, Sun’s gun, time is running out, etc… can’t wait for next week. I just hope Ben doesn’t die. He could (they don’t need him alive, they just need his body on the island, just like Locke’s).
  • Line of the episode : “Time travel’s a bitch!”

there’s more, but I don’t feel like writing more. 🙂



Lost 503 – Jughead
January 30, 2009, 9:43 am
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Yet another great lost episode this week. my highlights below :

  • Damn ! Widmore was part of the others ! that’s very exciting. Now what happened? why did he go back ? was he kicked out ? Why does ben want him away from the island ? and what’s his relationship to dharma ? A whole new chapter opens and I have a feeling we’ll know about all this in this season.
  • Damn ! The US military used the island in the 50s to test the h-bomb ? How did they get access ? Yet another can of worms. That explains that US army knife back in season 2.
  • Desmond has a child !!
  • The others don’t know about the island’s time properties + There definetly is a way out of the island (but it’s “privileged information”) We’ll find out soon enough…
  • A f***in h-bomb on the island ! What if they buried it under the hatch and that’s what the button was protecting them from ? until it exploded…
  • Is faraday a abandonning asshole ? there must be more to the story of that girl. Also, Widmore funded his research !!
  • I think it’s safe to say that Mrs Hawkings is Faraday’s mom in LA.
  • Faraday’s love confession was the cutest thing ever. What a weirdo that guy.
  • Best line this episode : “Jacob sent me”. Way to shut richard’s mouth and flabergast him !
  • Charlotte’s obviously not dead. She’s too good a character to shut out. And we need to find out about her past. My take : she’s was born in the rousseau days.
  • I have to say it again : Widmore is an other !! with that info, he could not be so evil after all, and all he wants is what everyone wants : go home. But I’d rather he be evil.

There we go. Can’t wait for another one.



Lost 501-502 : Because you left / The Lie
January 22, 2009, 5:36 pm
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Lost is back. This is big enough to make you forget about obama for a couple hour
It’s still building up that momentum from that incredible 4th season and, mere seconds into the first episode of the 5th season, your mind is already swelling up and ideas are forming.

You can say what you want about lost, and their time travel craziness, but you can’t say that it’s not a clever show. I’m still surprised at the number of people who watch it.

Highlights from last night :

  • Marvin Candle’s – or should I say Dr Chang – studio. Are all the dharma videos as fake in content as they are in visual ?
  • All the time travelling. God this was exciting. I wanted to go back to a time where the 4-toed statue was full. maybe soon…
  • the fact that many people in the real world seem to know about the island (ben’s butcher friend, mrs hawkings, widmore, abbadon, etc…). I smell a conspiracy.
  • The return of Mrs. Hawkings with her usual weirdness
  • Desmond and Faraday’s scene whose sole purpose was to further confuse us on “the rules”
  • Locke
  • Charlotte getting “constant” symptoms
  • charles widmore making me want to slap him once again
  • Ben being his usual calm and cunning self.
  • Hurley’s stupid stupid (or is it?) act of surrendering to the police.
  • Sun’s georgousness.
  • Anna Lucia’s guest appearance.
  • the flamethrower’s attack and the mystery surrounding who they might be. Dharma ?
  • Hurley’s confession scene with his mom. so beautiful and hurley is the nicest guy ever. Kudos to Jorge Garcia for a perfect interpretation of that scene.
  • Sayid’s scotch tape on the door
  • Neil (frogurt’s) death ! What an annoying annoyance he was !
  • best line of the episode : “why is there a dead pakistani on my couch?”. It was totally hilarious.
  • sawyer’s slap to daniel, who was reluctant to give answers (as he always is)

and more that I can’t even think of right now and will add as they come back to me…