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My LOST 5.01 and 5.02 Review – Part Duex

By docarzt,

  Filed under: Lost
  Comments: 31

Because once was not enough, I’ve reviewed the LOST premiere episodes AGAIN! This time, though, the reviewing was done for my friends at Craveonline. Here’s a glimpse and a link.

113903_049_preIn a couple of weeks LOST will make its highly anticipated return to the airwaves, the question is, does LOST still have what it takes to call its return an event? Refusing to succumb to accessibility, LOST’s writers have famously twisted the simple concept of survivors marooned on an island into a densely plotted piece of science-fiction fantasy that effortlessly balances heady excursions into existentialism, spirituality, and reason with an unmistakable authenticity that is – at times – intimidating even for the die hard viewers. The result is an audience that has been distilled into an intellectual acid bath. Love it or hate it, understanding Lost automatically gets you labeled as some sort of egg-head. LOST has transcended the pop-culture eco-system and become a sort of geek-chic milestone for its generation. As many will point out, LOST’s ‘programming for smart people’ is merely a part of the modern marketing landscape – nonetheless, LOST has become the thesis where others have tried, unsuccessfully, to ride the gimmick.

Read the rest of the review by clicking this link.

NOTE: This review is, as always, spoiler light.


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  • professorstotch

    Ahem, clearly there are spoilers in the title…I was not aware that Lost would be having more than one episode this season…

    J/K

    Good reviews!

  • I absolutely cannot wait. Not that anyone else can, but I just had to say it.

  • Piderhead

    Hey! There was a major spoiler in there. Wish I hadn’t read it.

    • docarzt

      There is no major spoiler in there, and you can’t say that for certain until you have seen the episode. Relax. The best surprises from that opening are preserved.

  • Thanks for your reviews, Doc!
    Still 14 days to wait… I wouldn’t mind reading a third one. :o)

  • Chris Bacon

    I have to say that is the 12th review I have read on the first two episodes and it is by the far the best written most detailed review I have seen, a close second, or maybe even a tie is DOC’s article. Who else can not wait until the 21st?

    • 100% ACK

      I’m a fan of this blog since 2006. I think it’s still one of the best sites of the entire LOST-universe. Every once in a while I find myself excited reading DocArzt’s articles. Definetely an integral part of my personal Lost experience (addiction might fit in a lot better). Thanks again! ;o)

      Mirko

  • M.

    Man, why did you spoil the beginning? 🙁 That sucked man, I was totally hyped because I read in this other review that the first scene would be epic and surprising like Desmond’s in season two. And now I already know what happens -.-‘ Thanks dude.

    • docarzt

      Okay, so what happens? You think it’s been spoiled? You’re nuts. Give me the run-down, because I assure you that the many details that were left out are the awesomeness of the opening.

  • Hexonxonx

    Yeah, I agree that the review seemed to contain at least one major spoiler. I stopped reading the article as I got partway into the sentence, but I’m still pretty upset. There’s a big difference between telling us what the opening scene evokes from a previous episode versus revealing the secret. One is a tease that gets the reader excited to see the episode, the other one kills the tension by telling the reader what he’s going to see.

    • docarzt

      What secret was revealed? That music is played?

      • Hexonxonx

        Paragraph 3, sentence 5, first clause.

        Your first review (which was awesome) implies that the “who”, the “where”, and the “when” of the opening scene are fairly momentous. The second review reveals two of those three. I think that’s significant.

        • docarzt

          Wait till you see it. You’ll understand how insignificant those details are…

  • M.

    Indeed, I’m pretty upset at the moment about it; though it warns about light spoilers, I didn’t expect the opening scene to be ruined for me.

    • professorstotch

      Here’s another spoiler…within the first 10 minutes of the start of each episode this season, you will see the word “LOST” fly across a black background.

      Damn, might as well not watch at all this season…

    • docarzt

      M, nothing was ruined. If it is so ruined… tell me what happens? Events are everything my friend, trust me… the opening has far more surprising information that you have read in this review…

  • John

    Oh for crying out loud. I thought I was a spoilerphobe, until I saw some of these cats above.

  • docarzt

    You guys are nuts. When you see the scene you will know that it is not spoiled at all. AND, by the way… the director of publicity at Lucasfilm, John Singh, sent along Kudos for the review saying “I have to say, kudos to the guy who wrote the review of the season premiere of LOST. Impressive. I am a sucker for reading stuff I shouldn’t, and I was worried about reading this one … and not only is it well-written, it doesn’t spoil, while it DOES excite and raise the anticipation even further!”

    If someone that closely associated with George Lucas says it was spoiler free, it is.

    Spoiler light means there are spoilers, but no major reveals. If you deem it a major spoiler, that is your opinion – not mine. Remember though, I’m the one who knows how much was revealed and how much wasn’t. Either way, if you ignore a spoiler warning it is your own fault. Stop crying in the comments that you were spoiled. In this case, I feel the things I did not reveal are of greater magnitude then what I did – hence “Spoiler-light.” Nobody is going to feel sorry for you.

    • M.

      I did like the review, but if you see the trailers you know what the opening scene is gonna be like. That hooded person dude.. To not spoil any further, it’s easy to know who that guy is if you see what he’s doing in the trailer: 1+1=2 on that one. Now I know he’s in the SPOILER: [Removed now]. I hope the opening scene’s surprise won’t be on that one, because that’s ruined now.

      • docarzt

        Yes, that is a light spoiler, and the least significant part of the opening. Return after the premiere if your mind isn’t completely blown.

        I apologize that you didn’t read the spoiler warning. I don’t know what else to say.

        And M, the hooded guy is not in the intro.

        • M.

          Oooh ok, thanks dude! 🙂 You made my day again; I thought I had figured out the entire opening already! I thought the last reveal of it would be the fact when/where it is, but apparently it’s not.

          • docarzt

            Nope… there is much to discover. 😀

  • numbersarebad

    If anyone really feels spoiled, they need to grab a dharma tissue, wipe their tears away, and go spend some time around radiation, find the island, and send your sorry mind back in time to a point before you read the article, but dude, you better get yourself a constant so you can make it back in time for season 5!

    • mpl

      numbersarebad: too funny!!!!

  • How about a section for plain old fashioned SPOILERS?? I prefer to be spoiled so I can relax and appreciate the episode without having to pick up on messages and voices and signs all the time. Can there be a mailing list where we get mailed spoilers?? Thanks Doc!

    • HURLEYFRIES

      I AGREE WITH XMASDVD..WE USED TO GET SPOILED SO MUCH BEFORE WE PRACTICALLY KNEW THE EPISODE BEFORE IT AIRED..I CANT UNDERSTAND THE BIG HUSH HUSH SECRET THING…IT WAS MADE AVAILABLE ALREADY TO THE MEDIA(MUPPETTS WHO PROBABLY ARNT EVEN DIE HARD FANS)…C’MON DOC HELP US OUT DUDE…YOUR 2 REVEIWS WERE AWESOME ..BUT YOULL ALWAYS GET ONE BRAINLESS SPUNK BUBBLE..CRY’ING THAT HE’S BEEN SPOILED….I DONT EVEN KNOW WHY YOU BOTHER TO REPLY BACK TO THEM DOC..THEY OBVIOUSLY CANT READ ANYWAY

      • docarzt

        You guys are right. We should move the spoilers off the front page and let them go wild in the back room. The only caveat being that even if I go that way, I won’t get into the business of ruiners.

  • Desmonds Girl

    That was a great review. Not heavy on the spoilers…just a little tease about the feel of the episodes. Can’t wait for it air !!

  • Hey nice review! Like most of you guys, I cannot wait for the premiere.

    You guys should check out this article here for a recap of what happened last season and some insight into what unanswered questions will be answered this new season.

    http://watchloststreaming.com/lost-season-5-past-forward/

  • mpl

    numbersarebad: too funny!!!!!

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