Lost (TV show)

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Note: This is part 1 of a three-part thread:
    This thread: Seasons 1-4
    Lost Seasons 5
    Lost Season 6
    Starting tonight is a new ABC show by J.J. Abrams, creator of Alias (also an ABC show).

    It's called "Lost" and is billed as an action-packed adventure about 48 survivors of an airplane crash on a Pacific island. They must deal with harsh conditions and each other while hoping to be rescued. As the series progresses, we will learn the personal stories behind each character. Presumably, they won't be rescued anytime soon!

    Among the characters who must learn to get along with each other are a mysterious man, a woman and her brother, a "man with a sense of humor", a faded rock star, a Middle Eastern man, a traditional Korean couple, a dad who just got custody of a 9-year-old son he doesn't know, and plenty more.

    No Tom Hanks, no Wilson the volleyball (here's why), and no Gilligan, Ginger, and Maryanne. But maybe it'll turn out to be a good show anyway.

    I find it suspicious that there is already a nice-looking "Unofficial" fan site for the show, even before the premiere. Underground industry marketing, perhaps?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I'll give it a shot... it sounds like one of those could be good could be bad sorta shows... I did like what I watched of Alias...

    But I guess that's why I have Tivo... record away my little Tivo Box! :)
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    There's a hobbbit too!

    Well, it's a good thing it's not NBC. If it was TOO good of a show, they'd cancel it and replace it with a Law & Order spin off (or a Whoopi Goldberg show [shudder]), a la Boomtown. I'm still waiting for:

    Law & Order: Traffic Violation

    [​IMG]
     
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    Panda, quick off topic question (Sorry Dr. Q) about TiVo. Can you record one thing and watch something else simultaneously?
     
  5. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Well, at least it will be something to hold us over until Alias starts back up in January. Of course, I just picked up the Season 3 DVD set, so I can always watch that and pray the series gets back on track this year...
     
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    Yes. You know, you should really google for it, there's a huge TiVO community.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, thanks.

    Edit:

    I consistantly get conflicting information. It's quite irritating.
     
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    To be more specific...

    You can... it just depends on what you mean.

    You can watch something else that you've recorded while the Tivo is recording. You can also watch live TV while it's recording. But to do that you have to put your Tivo on "Standby". It will still record whatever shows it's supposed to. You just won't get any Tivo menus and will have to change the channel on your TV instead of leaving it on channel 3. You could also (if your TV has enough inputs) just splice the cable to your Tivo and to your TV. In it's simplest form about the only thing you can't do is change to another live channel while the Tivo is recording. Well... you can change the channel but it'll stop recording. :)

    It's okay. I find it's hard to get information sometimes through google.
     
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    The advertisements for the show has certainly peaked my interest. IMHO it seems that it would actually be better as a full length movie. Doing the letter box effect like on "ER" would be a nice addition.
     
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    I have directivo, (TiVo service from DirecTV), and you don't need to go through all that rigamarole to watch/record at the same time. It just works. Highly recommended. I guess TiVo with broadcast or cable works differently.
     
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    ABC could use a good show that can last the season, as much as I like watching Regis :rolleyes: ABC needs some actual content. On a side note to TV when is 24 going to return, Fox always promoted it up the wazoo.

    Alias not until Jan, what gives.
     
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    The best Law and Order would be LAO: Donut Consumption Unit
    Or better yet CSI: Anchorage
     
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    hahaha, that's awesome.



    DoctorQ ... cheers for the heads up about Lost, wouldn't have known about it otherwise, got my TiVo all ready for it too :D


    oh, and for those who don't have TiVo, what are you doing???? get it now!!! it's sooo much better, when i moved i had to go without it for a couple of weeks, and watching TV without it again is just horrible. I'd probably get the same feeling if I had to go back to 28.8k dialup, catch my drift? ;)

    and yeah, you can record one thing and watch another, just like you would do with your vcr. with cable and tivo (not sure how the DirecTiVo works) you'd lose the cool TiVo features of the channel you're watching whilst recording on another, but whatever. You can always watch something it's previously recorded whilst it is recording something else. And, if something clashes, it will know if the same episode is on later that night (as many shows are) and automatically tape it then, so you don't miss anything. You can get them now where they dub it to DVD too, so you can save a ton by burning your favourite TV shows instead of buying them for $50 a season or whatever.


    sorry for the digression :)
     
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    This sounds like a copy of Peter Benchley's Amazon.

    That idea in itself is highly exciting since original programming is so boring.
     
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    Heh... maybe I shouldn't be watching this show considering in 3 days I'm headed over the Atlantic...

    Mannnnnn... if there are dinosaurs in this show I quit.
     
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    i'll be watching it...from what i've heard it should be fun.

    ntm, a friend of mine gets sucked out of the plane during the crash sequence...its not every day you get to see that... ;)
     
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    I liked the show but my only concern is can they keep up this plot for a whole season.
     
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    So now that the episode's over with....

    What's the mystery monster??

    Dinosaurs? (Jurassic Park 4: All Over Again)
    Crazy cannibals?
    Al-Queda?
     
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    I think it's a lonely rhino who just wants to be friends. The pilot didn't want to play.

    Was that Greg Grunberg from Alias?
     
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    Oh God, I missed the 1st episode part 1, I missed the part where the fat woman got thrown outta the plane w/ the chair. I hope they do a re-run next week, after part 2.
     
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    I only caught the end. When 3 of them were in the plane with the pilot, before he got sucked out. Maybe they landed on Ape Island? Or Candy Apple Island? Or it's a big, angry Mastadon.

    But the hobbit survived. Go furry feet!
     
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    I am mixed on this show after watching. The "monster" is a bit over the top.
     
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    They didnt show that. They're doing the actual plane accident as flashbacks, and they've only shown a tiny bit. The beginning of the show is Jack laying in the jungle, and he runs out to the beach to see the wreckage.

    My guess is giant mutated cats...
    Or the actual JUNGLE (ie: plants) are alive

    or...

    They're demons, and the island is purgatory, and all of them died in the crash. (ie: new meaning to the term lost) Whoever shows the most valor and has redeemable qualities, gets to go to heaven. However, the pilot was a good guy...
     
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    Or the island has "mystical/demonic" powers. And the "monster" is the dog.
     
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