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Lost in Review

ZOË RICE: Generally, I watch Lost on Tuesday nights, let it turn over in my head, then watch it again Wednesdays before reviewing. But this time I’ve only just finished watching for the first time about an hour ago. I did read that many viewers strongly disliked the episode. I didn’t dislike it. But I’m left–as I’ve been so often this season–holding a jumbled bag of impressions and (surprise!) questions.

TED BERG: You want my take on “Across the Sea”? Here it is: BOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Lost: Week 8

ZOË RICE: If this were not the last season of Lost, I would have been happy with this week’s episode. Because really, amidst questions about Jacob and the Man in Black and Richard and how things get done and why things get done…mostly, what we got was a character-driven love story and another exploration of a “man of faith.” But unfortunately, I missed the “aha” moment I was expecting from the long-awaited Richard ep.

TED BERG: I’m with you, Zoe, in the “left wanting” department. And put me down for left wanting a better, more carefully scripted backstory for one of Lost’s most intriguing characters, Richard Alpert, too. Continue reading

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Lost: Week 6

ZOË RICE: Redemption. For this show, yes, after its lukewarm episode last week. But also, is that it? Will our entire end game be about redemption? And will that be enough? I can’t yet know the answer, but we sure got a heaping tablespoon of the stuff this week (redemption, that is, not answers), and overall I found myself satisfied. Thankfully, Ben Linus is a much more intriguing character than last week’s Sayid.

TED BERG:This was the best Lost episode of the season, I thought. That’s not saying a ton, and it wasn’t enough to get me back to being as wrapped up in the show’s plot and intricacies as I was in the first five seasons of its run, but it was good. A refreshing change of pace. Continue reading

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