Just saving the world…I think

25 Oct

Finally got done season 2 of “Lost” last night and can start watching my season 3 tapes and get caught up with everyone else.

Damn, this show is written by Whacked Existentialists smoking of the crack, no? I love it. Just when you think it can’t get more Absurd and Meaningless*, they throw a little reality at you just to keep you running the hamster wheel.

This is just gonna be how it is with me and TV, I think. I can’t be bothered trolling through all the new shows waiting to see what’s worth watching and what isn’t going to be cancelled. I’ll just let all of *you* do that, make recs, then catch the good ones on DVD a year later. ‘Cause of course I have to watch a show from the beginning and in proper order. Seeing a story unfold the way it was intended is Important.

I get caught up eventually, assuming I remember to set my VCR.

*Totally Existentialist technical terms, not criticisms.

ETA: watched the opening scene of season 3, ep 1. Forgot to add above that this show also threads in a healthy dose of Surrealism as well. Fun, fun!

11 Responses to “Just saving the world…I think”

  1. a2zmom October 25, 2006 at 2:29 pm #

    Are you watching Battlestar? Because I suspect you would love it.

  2. cactuswatcher October 25, 2006 at 2:31 pm #

    Temptation
    *Totally Existentialist technical terms, not criticisms.
    (Whistles and tries hard to be good.) Those of us who don’t think much of existentialist philosophy have a rough time in this crowd. (hee)

  3. neshaffer October 25, 2006 at 4:39 pm #

    Re: Temptation
    I’m not a big fan of it myself, but to a philosopher, this show is intellectual popcorn: crunchy, salty, and addictive.

  4. neshaffer October 25, 2006 at 4:42 pm #

    I got all the way up through half of season 2 before it just got too grundgy, tedious, and throws-me-out-willing-suspension-of-belief for me. Some day I’ll rent the episodes that came after and just fast forward to the Starbuck scenes.

  5. atpolittlebit October 25, 2006 at 5:03 pm #

    This is just gonna be how it is with me and TV, I think. I can’t be bothered trolling through all the new shows waiting to see what’s worth watching and what isn’t going to be cancelled. I’ll just let all of *you* do that, make recs, then catch the good ones on DVD a year later.
    Hee! This is how I’ve watched new shows for years…starting way back there with Cheers. Only then I had to wait for syndication. I liker the DVDs better.

  6. neshaffer October 25, 2006 at 5:10 pm #

    DVD makes it all different, doesn’t it? I used to rely on FX and USA channels to catch me up on shows I missed or didn’t bother with the first time around. That was in the ’90’s of course. Before cable, you just waited five years or so for the reruns to show up on the independent channels.

  7. atpolittlebit October 25, 2006 at 5:33 pm #

    And how weird is it to think that I had my first VCR (cutting edge technology with a wired remote PAUSE button) six years before Fox aired its first show?
    And I admit, I occasionally wish we still got the old ‘summer reruns’ when you could catch up on episodes you missed during the regular season but only when the DVD isn’t released in time to watch it before the next season begins. It’s rather amazing how much technology has changed not only what’s available but how we watch it.

  8. neshaffer October 25, 2006 at 5:42 pm #

    Summer reruns!
    That’s how I got my first Buffy tapes. I watched season 1 when it first aired, but didn’t tape it at the time because I wasn’t sure if it was something I wanted to save and watch again. So when summer came, I taped the reruns. Unfortunately, they were *all* aired out of order, and rewatching the tapes of season 1 for the next gazillion years was a pain, because it order to see them in order I had to keep fast forwarding and rewinding.

  9. a2zmom October 25, 2006 at 11:25 pm #

    Starbuck is indeed the schnitz. I like it all though and I think the world building is a lot better thasn Joss ever managed. Although, Joss is still the master of the character moment.

  10. ladylyonors October 26, 2006 at 12:51 am #

    I am sitting here waiting to see the record light show up on my vcr for lost (T minus 7 minutes). This show is fabulous brain candy! The 15 minutes after each new episode my boyfriend and I just throw completely WILD ideas about whats going on at eachother. Its so much fun I cant stand it! Wednesday is not just Humpday anymore!! :o)

  11. neshaffer October 26, 2006 at 1:41 am #

    I’m glad to hear season 3 is keeping up with the previous two seasons.

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