Elster's World

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

What I'm Watching

Is there a better show right now than ABC's Lost? Seriously, can this possibly be the Best Show of All Time? Depends who you ask of course. My vote? So far, it's off to a tremendous start but one year does not the Best Show of All Time make.

I will say, however, that John Locke is my favorite television character ever. Bar none. And he has some tough competition. There's Hawkeye Pierce (M*A*S*H), Hannible from the A-Team, David Addison (Moonlighting), Remington Steele (if only for the name), etc. The list goes on but you get the point. But Locke...Locke is complexity as defined. He is mysterious yet an open book. He seems to be helpful but what are his motives really? Is he just a good guy or is he just trying to make allies? What did he see when he saw the monster? How much about the island does he really understand? All this and he does it all with one kidney. And the guy couldn't even walk before he got to the island. Absolute kudos to Terry O'Quinn who took a good character and made him great.

Some people are upset that Wednesday's finale will cliffhang, leave many lives in the balance, but reveal little of the island's mystery. To those people I say: "What is wrong with you?" The greatness of Lost is the journey, not the destination. I don't WANT to know. Once you know, the show is over. And Lost is a few seasons away from jumping the shark. We are lucky enough to be on this ride. We shouldn't be in such a hurry to jump off.

Next up: What I'm listening to. Stay tuned, it should be cool.


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