Thursday, September 29, 2005

Why I Can't Go Out on Wednesdays Anymore

I admit that I sometimes watch too much primetime TV, but yesterday was a stellar night of addictive shows. First, America's Next Top Model was on at 8 PM. This week was makeovers and more bitching, specifically from the Texas beauty queen who "didn't know how to slouch." I guess she is just too damn refined. I really should have followed the ANTM drinking game from Perez Hilton, but I fear that if I had I would have ended up in the ICU. Basically you drink every time Tyra says "fierce", which is like every 2 minutes.

9 PM presented a dilemma: stick with UPN for the critically acclaimed Veronica Mars (which apparently I'm the only one who watches this) or switch over to another critically acclaimed show, Lost. Both have excellent writing and mysteries to be solved. VM has a cool cast and very sharp writing - not your typical high school show. I basically flipped back and forth when I could. I missed a few key parts of VM which made me confused, as in how she got back together with Duncan and where Logan is at now.

But Lost is where my heart, and brain, were at. The show has me soooo confused - but soooo hooked. Last night's episode showed a different perspective of how Jack, Kate, and Locke go down into the hatch. And the flashbacks focused on Michael and how he tried to get custody of Walt. A few key things featured in this episode:

*Michael gave his son Walt a polar bear as a gift when they're talking in the street. I missed what the significance of the polar bear was from last season. Can anyone fill me in?

*The creature that swam into the frame when Michael and Sawyer where on the raft had the same symbol on it's fin that Desmond has on his shirt. Apparently the word on the symbol is DARMA.

*The "clock" in the hatch has to be reset every 108 minutes by typing in numbers into the computer. What are these numbers? Yep - 4 8 15 16 23 42.

I know I'm treading on dangerous nerd water here, but I'm hooked and have all these theories about what happened. I guessed that the numbers that keep appearing are the longitudinal/latitudinal location of the island. I think someone actually looked it up and the location is somewhere in the south pacific. Everyone on the plane is connected in some weird way. Like, Jack operates on his future wife after she gets into a car accident that killed Shannon's dad. And Desmond has seen Jack before and doesn't remember him. It keeps going. Maybe this whole thing is an extreme case of six degrees of separation. There's also a theory (it appears to be a hoax) that everyone has a twin and that the odds of meeting them are impossible. But all of these people beat the odds and are encountering other people's twin. I think I'm going to have to rent the first season and do a Lost marathon!


Blogger Asian Mistress said...

Dangerous nerd water hahaha.

Um, I watched So you think you can dance and America's Next top model...

TV is so bad for you. ;)

11:47 AM  
Blogger Miss Penny Lane said...

They saw a polar bear on the island somewhere near the beginning of the first season. Good catch, as well as with the symbol on the fin! I seriously LOVE this show, but I obviously don't pay close enough attention to be catching all those signs.

12:25 PM  
Blogger VP of Dior said...

lost is making my brain hurt for real. i've been perusing some message boards to catch up but i'm still...lost.

3:05 PM  
Blogger The BLS said...

You are NOT the only one who watches Veronica Mars! After being bugged all last season about "this show that I'd love," I caught my first episode of it last night... and couldn't believe I didn't watch it sooner.

Lost is also good... in the middle of the first season on DVD right now (although I have NOT put as much thought into it as you have... way to go!) and I did watch an episode of "America's Next Top Model," getting myself hooked to it as well.

I agree with AsianMistress... tv is very very bad.

5:08 PM  
Blogger VP of Dior said...

i feel as if i should be studying for GREs or reading a book instead of watching 3 straight hours of tv. oh well.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Smash said...

There were 2 polar bears on the island in the first season. The first one was shot by Sawyer, the hottest guy ever.

The second chased Walt into a little bamboo area and tried to eat him--but he was saved by Locke and Michael.

It is theorized by some that the Polar Bears are there BECAUSE of Walt--in the first season, his adoptive father says Walt has a way of making things happen. Also, when Walt is reading about birds in Australia and his parents are ignoring him, one of the birds he was reading about suddenly flew into their window and died.

Also, Walt had a comic book with a polar bear throughout the first season until Michael burned it in anger.

Yes, I'm a nerd.

10:14 AM  
Blogger VP of Dior said...

very interesting smash. thank you for the recap.

walt seems to be a very important character. perhaps this whole island is in walt's head and he's making it up as he goes along?? mmmm, if that was the case i would be very pissed. wasn't this the ending of a tv show like 10 years ago and people were outraged because they expected a more dramatic ending???

10:24 AM  
Blogger The BLS said...

That reminds me of either Newhart... where it turned out that the whole series was a dream.

Or maybe you're thinking of the infamous season of Dallas, where one of the main characters dreamt the entire season (including the death of her husband....)

In any case, you're not the only one who would be a little mad about the whole thing happening in Walt's head. :)

1:25 AM  
Blogger said...

You must play the game next time.



3:43 PM  
Blogger VP of Dior said...

perez - thanks for reading! i will def do the game next week!

5:25 PM  
Blogger sethro said...

Rent the first season. Its worth it. However, stay away from the Lost messageboards. They will rot your brain. And confuse you even more. And achieve nerd status equivalent to a 32 year old man named Seymour, living in his mom's basement.

10:44 PM  
Blogger VP of Dior said...

i fear the rot has gotten into my brain. the message boards are def a nerd fest, but good for episode recaps.

10:06 AM  

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