Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Idol Re-Cap and Loster and Loster in Lost
Oh man, AI--it is so back in black. Advisory note to all auditioners: Even if you deeply, truly
"... believe that children are the future ..." don't sing about it. Just don't. No. Don't do it. Don't try to sing it low or high or medium or freestyle. NO.
On one hand, bad has gotten worse, but on the other, good has gotten better. I'm predicting this season's finale will have the finest talent yet, and my heart has belonged to Kelly until now. We'll see.
Advisory note to Simon: "Obama," does not rhyme with "Omaha"--is not pronounced, "OH bah mah. Watch some Oprah. Not "OH per ah."
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. That's what's been going through my head lately when I'm in that place between sleeping and waking. This is bad.
In season 2, the setting gets more and more science fictionish due to that stocked bunker down the hatch. What is up with this ridiculous story device?
I liked the plot better when it dramatized the aftermath of the plane crash. I'm much more interested in relationships than in bio-gesic-helio-enviro-pandemic domes or whatever that bunker space is.
I just read a Writer's Digest article by Jordan Rosenfeld which expressed my feelings about plots in general called "Novel Revision for the Faint of Heart:"
...your novel is, in essence, a promise you've made to your readers. This promise goes something like this: 'I solemnly swear that I'm going to lead you somewhere meaningful, and make sure that you know where you're going. I might surprise or scare you, but I will not lead you astray.'
I am feeling led astray on Lost. I know that it's a suspense series, and by its nature I should expect twists and cliff-hangers, but I am not enjoying these meanderings as much as the ones that were more relevant in the first season.
Someone out there who is more advanced than I in watching LOST, please tell me this strange new plot device will make sense-
without giving away the story line!