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    I donít remember how long I tried watching Lost. I liked watching a show with Mira Furlan and I got a big kick out of seeing an Apple II in a bunker, since my Apple II+ meant so much to my life (while I played games too, I learned so much on that machine it was a big factor in helping me in my future career). But eventually I just lost interest. Fundamentally, I like shows that are coherent and want to see payoffs for presented mysteries without having to wait forever.

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    I repeat, I thought it was a reasonably well-done supernatural mystery. Anyone who watched it expecting the accuracy of a documentary was doomed for disappointment. Anyone who was willing to just enjoy the ride might actually enjoy the ride.

    (BTW, the polar bear was brought there. The Smoke Monster ... uh ... yeah, supernatural.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    I repeat, I thought it was a reasonably well-done supernatural mystery. Anyone who watched it expecting the accuracy of a documentary was doomed for disappointment. Anyone who was willing to just enjoy the ride might actually enjoy the ride.
    Yes, I understand what people liked about it, and I've no objection at all to supernatural / science fantasy narratives. (In fact, I like few things better than a weird premise logically developed.) But my wife and I are just not "enjoy the ride" people--we prefer to be going somewhere, and having a sense of progress during the journey. The jet engine, the polar bear and that identifiable "now it's time for a shock" moment were a cluster of markers flagging a particular "just enjoy the ride" kind of storytelling that we both find more annoying than entertaining.
    To judge from later reviews and discussions with friends who loved it, everything about the subsequent evolution of Lost confirmed that we got the signals exactly right--it just wasn't for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    I'd never give a TV show the benefit of that particular doubt. Someone edited those clips and decided what to leave in. A fellow D.O.M.?
    I watch the same show and hadn't thought they were particularly titillating. It was a bunch of women wearing their work clothes, and yes, they're bending and moving a lot, but of course they are--they're archaeologists. And there are episodes where the women in them are pretty well covered up and one of the male archaeologists is wearing high cut-off shorts.
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    I did notice Phil's shorts in one yesterday. And the weather was bad so the women were covered.
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