Thursday, February 15, 2007

Lost plot

I've figured out why I find the show Lost so frustrating. It's because even though stuff keeps happening, nothing is ever resolved. The writers should take a leaf out of the Joss Whedon Book of Good TV Writing, and build in story arcs that begin and end with each season.

I don't know if it's a woman's thing or what, but I think closure is good.


Angela said...

I don’t watch that show but I think closure is good for most anything. Especially when it comes to scary movies.

Determinist said...

You are SO right on this! I like the characters, I like the setting and most of the story. I think the hidden shelters on the island etc... are all really cool. BUT, I get the distinct impression that the writers don't actually plan ahead and are making it up as they go. It ends up being 10% plot development and 90% filler.

Joss Whedon could indeed give them some writing lessons.

onscreen said...

I have to say, LOST lost the plot early in season 2... gave up then and never really went back.

happy and blue 2 said...

I never watch Lost. But Happy belated Valentines Day anyways..

Leo said...

Gawd I agree with all this Lost stuff. I've seen season 1 and 2, missed 3 so far but the shorts looked damn confusing.

Hey, who is Joss Whedon?

Violet said...

angela: you said it.

determinist: they could do with more Hurley too. There aren't enough unbeautiful people on the show.

onscreen: I wasn't going to watch this season, but there's nothing else on TV at that time and I've ended up watching it anyway!

leo: you don't know who Joss Whedon is? He's the genius behind Buffy, Angel and Firefly.
happy and blue2:thanks! I hope yours was full of chocolates and women.