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View Poll Results: Did you enjoy the TV series LOST?

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  • Yes - I have Fi as my dominant, secondary, tertiary or inferior function.

    16 35.56%
  • Yes - I have Fe as my dominant, secondary, tertiary or inferior function.

    9 20.00%
  • No - I have Fi as my dominant, secondary, tertiary or inferior function.

    9 20.00%
  • No - I have Fe as my dominant, secondary, tertiary or inferior function.

    5 11.11%
  • Never watched it therefore no opinion

    6 13.33%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    So what does it mean if you neither loved nor hated it, but rather thought it was thoroughly mediocre (but watchable on a boring day)?
    I would say if you stuck with it and liked it enough to watch mostly to the end, you are a yes.
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    I gave this ridiculous show a chance but I just hate it. I also watched the finale, because a friend was having a party, and it was ridiculous, and I'm glad i didn't invest very much time into the show.
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    I watched maybe 5 episodes total, mostly in the first and last seasons, plus the finale and "recap" show before it, since others were watching it.

    I voted no, since I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it, and objectively don't think it was a great show, just as mindless and superficially entertaining as most of what's on tv, but it pretends to be more.
    -end of thread-

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
    I'm glad I didn't see that, my suspension of disbelief would have blown a fuse...
    Seriously? You have a low threshold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    I can appreciate how the audience (especially F doms) would get a bit bothered by incongruities in the characters. Somebody would act quiet sane and reasonable and suddenly they would do something extremely unreasonable like murdering somebody without cause or apparent motivation.
    I guess I didn't see them as without motivation. Everything made sense to me, based on the personality of the character involved... and sometimes we could simply enter a "hold and wait" period to see what got revealed later on to explain the characters' motivations.

    Anyway, for me to continue to discuss it isn't productive and just ends up seeming like an argument, which isn't my point at all -- if people didn't get out of the show what I did, that's fine, we're all different and value different things and perceive different things, and I'll just consider this all my own private pleasure -- so I think I'm out of here.
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    ^ I enjoy your contribution; come back and share more whenever you like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    For a long time, Jack pissed me off. He was Directive, and I aligned far more with Locke, who was Informative.

    But I thought the character was excellent and wouldn't have had him any other way. I remember when we had arguments here around Season 3-4 where Locke seemed to be veering off into Crazyland and Jack was getting downright aggressive. Some tempers got heated here in the discussions over who could understand whose motivations. But the characters were great; both had nearly opposite ways of viewing the world, and both tenaciously held onto their viewpoints.

    I really liked what they did with Jack over the series arc.
    He finally learned how to let go.

    ....

    As far as the rest, I admired the series from a writer's viewpoint. It was an NP wonderland, and that's a lot harder than you might imagine to pull off. Even if you have a few anchorpoints driven in, a lot of stuff is just throwing crap at the wall and seeing what sticks or what patterns you can discern in the mess. This is what authors do when they write books, however they have the benefit of calling that a "first draft" and then being able to go back and change everything before the audience EVER sees it and do complete rewrites. Because they have the opportunity to endlessly rework the material, the readers never realize how crappy the earlier drafts were and how difficult the writing might have been.

    Tolkien took 12 years to write the Lord of the Rings and wrote draft after draft before he got the core of the One Ring and what he wanted to do with it. Stephen King is notorious for writing a shit-draft but in the process he uncovers a few core elements that end up making the final version soar. (I'm talking about his earlier stuff, btw; it seems like he's sort of burned out in the last 5-10 years or so.)

    TV writers do not get that ability. Whatever you write into the earlier episodes has to somehow give a direction, yet be open-ended enough to allow you to weave a tapestry that you perceive within the act of actually writing and producing episodes. It's also not even a 'writer's effort," you have audience participation (by their response) + the actors themselves who can either make or break a character. Ben Linus was a three-episode guest star, but because of what Michael Emerson did with the role in those three episodes, he became a main character. This sort of stuff is not easy. You constantly have to allow your artistic vision change to embrace whatever is organically happening. This actually is a skill, and one that has to be honed -- to give just enough options (based on one's intuition) to allow for new pathways and patterns to open up, while not enough to seem scattered and diffuse. Sometimes it's hit or miss.

    Which is why I'm pretty forgiving about the loose threads that might not have been tied up, themes that were lost or dropped in favor of other themes, and the whole messy business of writing an organically developing show like this. If they had the opportunity to script and plan all 121 episodes up front, perhaps I would be much harsher, but it is not that type of medium. The writers have to be very P -- you have an idea where you want to paddle the boat, but you have to contend with the waves and the storms, and sometimes you have to change direction mid-course to follow what is becoming an apparently better (or merely inevitable) direction.

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    don't know about disgusting, exactly, but I did think it was pretty pisspoor from the little I saw of it. It was like the unholy bastard offspring of Lord of the Flies and some eye-wateringly inane soap opera devised by a corporate consortium and aimed at hitting as many demographic ratings targets among the middle classes as possible to maximise profit. Psychology? Absent. Practicalities? Irrelevant. Relationships? Mindlessly superficial. Cliches? Abounding. Suspension of disbelief required to watch the damn thing without hurling something at the Tv? Off the scale.
    Yeah, now I agree. I kept on watching because I thought in the end they would explain certain misteries that made parts of the story fascinating (perhaps I had a too-good experience with Star Trek, where storyline coherence is considered of utmost importance), yesterday I understood the writers were just pulling shit out of their asses to keep the largest set of potential audience interested.
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    Other: I watched it, I did not care for it one way or the other (other than finding it vastly overrated), and I have Fi as my auxiliary.
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    I enjoyed the first season. I dislike the feeling of being pulled to watch something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Seriously? You have a low threshold.
    My bullshit tolerance is extremely low, unless it's imaginatively and interestingly worked into proceedings, perhaps displaying some wit and ingenuity in the process. At this point, of course, it ceases to be random bullshit and becomes genuine creativity.
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