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  1. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    I have watched the show again pretty extensively in the last couple of months (out of desire to spend time with the characters). A lot of things make more sense to me now than they ever did. Take for example, how the Oceanic 6 made it back to the Island, and why they had to replicated the...
  2. Holadem

    Netflix streaming

    Last week, I opened a new Netflix account after a 3-4 years hiatus, and began streaming content via a PS3 to a 720p DLP PJ. Personally, I find this service the most significant development in home theater in years, and one that may just have revived my interest in movies. Like many, I...
  3. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    "If none can come to the Island, but as Jacob brings (as Josh, I thought explained), how did so many people get to the island who oughtn't be there?" I don't think everyone who shows up there is brought by Jacob. As Ben explained in Season 3, people traveled from all over some country to see...
  4. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    "OTOH, the coda doesn't seem to make much distinction via Sawyer who apparently doesn't need to do any atoning for his transgressions. The pretty people do get away with murder it seems. Good to know." Well, people have been conflating "working things out and letting go" with seeking...
  5. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    The cork: Yeah, it made MiB vulnerable, but it also made the Light go away, which according to Mom, means that it dies everywhere in the world, which presumably, is a bad thing, end of the world or something. Therefore leaving it out just to neutralize MiB was not an option. Overall though...
  6. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

  7. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    I don't share your disappointment but I see where you're coming from. At least they recognized that the potential impact of that scene was ruined, and didn't attempt to make a big deal out of it, by placing it as the climax or coda of an episode, or *gasp* season. -- H
  8. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    Quote: Now this is actually open to interpretation! It'd lean more toward what you said first, that they aren't the most important people in his life. I am sure redemption is a part of it, as you said, this is Ben Linus, and he is nothing less than a mass murderer. But I am not sure even a...
  9. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    Much of this has been answered, much of it is silly/irrelevant detail, but lots of legit questions still: http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936291 -- H
  10. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    I've watched the finale about 3 times by now. Perhaps it is because I know what is coming, but now even the Island stuff seems rather bleak. The mostly overcast sky contributes to much of it, but also the unprecedented absence of a large group of people on the Island in the finale makes it feel...
  11. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    Now that was a moronic decision if I have ever seen one. -- H
  12. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    My feelings exactly. -- H
  13. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    1) Jack was stoned 3) The plan was well in motion by then. About 1867... who knows how time behaves in that wheel cave. But where do you get that date from? But I was just gonna post about 2 actually. Was thinking about it minutes ago and couldn't figure it out either. Another example...
  14. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    Well, it diminishes it, a great deal. When you think all those events are related then find out that they are not, it diminishes the thing you thought they were related to. That thing, the Island stuff, turns out to be... just that. And then to add insult to injury, we have the series finale...
  15. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    Penny wasn't on the plane. Just a nitpick, it doesn't take away from your excellent point. -- H
  16. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    I wonder if those who really loved the finale can understand why some of us didn't. As in, can truly understand where we are coming from, or even relate a little bit. It's truly strange: Not a couple of weeks ago, some of the most vigorous defenders of the series were adamant that the...
  17. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    "That just ends the debate imho." In general, I find that arguments in the form of "X is a not real/is a dream/afterlife/whatever" can be supported by anything. So anyone who believes that the Island was a form of afterlife will find plenty of support for it, especially in a show like LOST...
  18. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    "Not that the finale wasn't open to interpretation. Why did Eloise not want Daniel to move forward? For that matter, what was Eloise? she clearly knew more about the Island, alternate realities, and purgatory than anyone else." Eloise is the one mystery about which I actually do not what to...
  19. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    LOL. Well, given that I posted this because I entirely agree with it, I suppose the above necessarily refers to me as well. In the interest civility, I will simply say that it is great that you have all the answers, Josh. -- H
  20. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    "So is it safe to say that by Juliet saying "It worked", all she meant was that it stopped the time flashes, not that it prevented the crash from happening?" Or maybe just the random ravings of a dying woman. And a massive red herring (a good one.) "So how come if MIB goes into the pit...
  21. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    Sorry Matt, but you're wrong. I mean, believe what you want, but it is a massive and pointless reach. -- H
  22. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    Yup, and frankly I don't think this is open to interpretation at all. This does not mean that it was immediately obvious in the closing moments of the finale, because although Christian essentially spelled it out, it's a lot to take in after an intense 2.5 hours. This stuff takes time to...
  23. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    Great article that could have been written by me, as it so perfectly nails what I've been trying to say all along, sometimes words for word. (all emphasis mine) -- What do we want from a story? How do we experience them? A story is infinitely more than a series of narrative points strung...
  24. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    I hear ya, but I can kinda see it, if you replace "worst months" (years actually, about 3) with "most significant years." Hard to imagine that anything that has happened to her during those 60 years even remotely approaches the experience of being on that Island, as horrible as much of it was...
  25. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    What is silly is your selective understanding of what I said. Like Walter and some of the others, I found the resolution of the series emotionally satisfying (that's the character part) but less so intellectually (i.e., everything else.) I do not like the suggestion that that second part doesn't...
  26. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    LOL. (That was a cynical laugh) M'yeah. Still processing the finale, not because it's so rich and complex, but because Lindelof and Cuse were deliberately obtuse. Love the cave stuff and ensuing seismic activity. That almost lent the finale the epic feel I always crave, but nowhere...
  27. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    "There are two sides and rules. All I ask is that when it's all done, that I be able to go back and understand the earlier stuff and what part it played in the conflict between Jacob and MIB. " -- Exactly. At this very moment, we're definitely not there yet. I remain excited about the...
  28. Holadem

    Lost: Season Six

    But oh -- who cares. It's OK. All that matters is that it was an awesome episode, one of the best in the entire series, and it's the journey that counts, not the destination. Or something. You see, the problem here is that I am gonna have a hard time watching that scene again without...
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