…it’s been a while. I had the flu, which made me miss my appointment and hence my ADD is still unmedicated and still raging at full force. So I naturally forgot to post any updates and am certain I won’t even scratch the surface now.
So, in my quest “Being Late On Lost”, I have watched all but the last 2 episodes and deep inside, I decided to just never do that. So many people are saying the finale sucks, and I kinda lost track of what the hell the show is about in mid-season 3 anyway. It won’t make a difference. The last thing I remember is Jin and Sun drowning in the submarine and the pilot and Sayid being dead, too. Which left me with the united forces of daddy issues; Jack and Sawyer, and that annoying brat Kate. And, umm, whoever was still somewhere on the island. Or in another time.
I conclude: Lost did a great job of overloading my mind with senseless information, other than that, I was permanently torn between interested and annoyed. I just can’t see how it is praised as the outstanding achievement of pop culture people seem to see in it. It was okay most of the time, but not more.
I also watched more Sons of Anarchy, but didn’t make it through the entire first season yet. While that Jacks guy is still completely and utterly annoying, some of the other characters picked up a bit and the story seems compelling enough to make me watch more at a later point.
What I watched with a greed only rivaled by the Ferengi was Oz; first five seasons in a week. At first, I was slightly confused because every time I thought I figured out the main characters, all of them died shortly after. And I was a bit skeptical about the very confined options a prison drama has. Season finale: Riot. Yeah, I expected as much, what now? But I must say, the show really surprised me on many levels. There is more of my beloved political plotting than in anything else I recently watched and that makes a damn strong point for Oz. None of the many characters stays too flat and some are even exceptionally well written and played. And though short of an Elvis impersonator, there is always Chucky Pancamo’s hair.
The one thing I find highly irritating is the combination of prisoners in Oz. While I can somehow accept that Augustus Hill ends up in this place despite being in a wheelchair – he’s a cop killer, after all – I have a hard time to believe Cyril O’Reily would be sent to the same prison as the rest of the bunch. Sure, he killed a man, but he also has an IQ of 51 and is officially retarded with the mind and ability to understand the world of a 5 years old. That is different than, let’s say the cannibal from season 1. While batshit insane, he still had a normal IQ, so yeah, okay, I can see him in a regular prison. But if a real court would send a mentally disabled guy to a maximum security prison and then wonder why he gets more insane in there… it’s a bit of a stretch. Anyway, I will go through season 6 and look forward to it.
Tomorrow, Criminal Minds returns with season 8, and as I said earlier (I think), I’m not in a doomsday mood about it anymore since I know the new team member is a linguist. Having a show to dissect weekly again should help to update with my old frequency again.