Thursday, March 23, 2006

Lost

At first, I tried to avoid watching the TV series Lost. The reason? I thought it smacked of "Survivor", and I detest all the backstabbing and brown-nosing that (I imagine) must go on in such programs.

Then several friends mentioned the eye-candy in Lost, and I grew curious as to what all the fuss was about. The way they talked, you'd swear Brad, Leo, Matt and Antonio were all starring in the series. So I watched the first 10 minutes of the first episode... and I was hooked.

I admit that the hook is the plot (any budding writer should study it, then follow the lessons learnt - religiously), and that my favourite eye-candy in the series is the gorgeous blue-green-gold-grey-aquamarine-turquoise ocean. But the actors aren't half bad-looking either, and if anybody knows Sawyer's number (the character, not the actor), please let me lay my hot grubby hands on it.

2 comments:

lee pletzers said...

I hate those programs. What is so interesting about them? What was the hook that got you watching?

Yvonne Eve Walus said...

"Lost" is not reality TV, it's pure fiction. (It's just unfortunate that the island setting makes everybody think of "Survivor".) Surely you don;t hate all TV series?

The premise is simple: 46 people crash on a tropical island. While they try to find water and food, they encounter polar bears (sic!), curious black smoke and strange whispers in the trees. Kind of SF, but people-focused.

There is lots of back story too. You see the roles people've assumed in the island community and compare that to who they were back home.

Watch the first 10 minutes....