Lost: Season 6

I have a love and hate relationship with this show.

I often dislike its convoluted scripts, and the way it bounces back and forth through time, and doesn’t say so. It takes a while to figure out what is going on. The writers force you to study the show, and pay attention to follow its hard-to-follow (or non-existent) plot lines.

From what I’ve read, a lot of people monitor Lost hard enough to get what’s going on. I enjoy their theories. One day I will patiently go back and watch it back to back, and see if it’s more coherent that way. I watch a lot of shows. Watching back to back reveals a lot more than piecemeal episodes and tons of disruptive commercials.

Perhaps that is the essential appeal of Lost: you have to pay attention.

I started watching Season 6: The Substitute first. This episode was about John Locke, one of my favorite characters, although second to Sawyer. I thought this was a flash back, and not until I went back and watched the first episode did I realize it was about a different time-line. Watching it, you can tell they sorta-experienced the Island Lost Life, but also went on to live as they did. The Island Lost Life is from where they get that deja vu feeling.

Oh, I know about deja vu. I am not one who remembers faces, but when I visit certain places overseas, I feel like I’ve lived there before.

The series introduces a new character named, Dogan, played by Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada. May I say how cute he is? I cannot believe the guy is 50. He doesn’t look a day over thirty-something. Hmm.

I’d jump (lick) the guy. Seriously.

I hope the show wraps up the multiple convoluted and confusing plots, but if there’s a movie in the future, I doubt they will. I only hope they give the show a better ending than what happened with X-Files.