Sunday, May 23, 2010
Gearing up for LOST
I've followed Lost for all six seasons, never missing an episode. This is one of the only series that has caught my attention for so long. (Besides Star Trek TNG) Not only has it entertained me, but it has also taught me a lot about writing. What makes Lost so good is the characters and their personal stories. The mysteries of the island provide a great backdrop to see how they react to their environment and each other.
My Favorite Characters:
He's tough and he's tortured people in war, but deep down he's all heart. His chief motivation is to see his long lost love, Nadia. This picture depicts the first time he sees her as a prisoner of war.
Probably one of the most complex characters, Ben Linus has a sad history of an alcoholic father and a sequestered life on the island. This season we finally get to see another side of him in the alternate reality, proving that if his circumstances were different, he'd be a better man.
My Least Favorite Characters:
Usually I'm drawn to strong female characters,but in Lost, I don't like any of them. Kate is beautiful and strong, but she's also frustrating. Why can't she pick between Jack and Sawyer? It always seems that she wants what she can't have. Being a mother has softened her a little, but I still can't seem to like her.
Another strong female character that I don't like. She's too blunt and bland, and doesn't tell anyone the truth straight up. Very frustrating. I always felt like Sawyer liked her second best until she died.
For those Lost fans out there:
Who is your favorite character? Least favorite? and why?
What do you expect from this finale?