Saturday, February 27, 2010

TV Geek Out 130: Lost, "LA X," Part 1

TV Geek Out's coverage of Lost season 6 begins with a 2-part discussion of the mind-bending premiere, "LA X." Lost is finally back, and the biggest news is the introduction of what seems to be a new reality/timeline in which the plane does land safely in LA, and the island is submerged underwater! In addition, the story on the island continues, as Kate, Jin, Jack, Hurley, Sayid, Sawyer -- and a not-quite-dead-yet Juliet -- are transported back to "present day" and have to deal with their seeming failure to reset the timeline. Yep, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are sure as hell not playing it safe for the final season, and their new "narrative device" is proving to be more challenging and controversial than perhaps even season 5's adventures in time travel. Listen in as TV geeks Dana, Perry, and Heather debate all the new developments, mourn Juliet (again!), and exchange theories on just what the heck might be happening in the crazy world -- er, worlds? -- of Lost. Check it all out here.

Also, stay tuned for the second part of our chat, in which we delve into the aftermath of Jacob's murder and geek out about finally getting to see the Temple!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

TV Geek Out 129: Lost, "The Incident," Part 2

In this second part of TVGO's discussion of Lost's awesome season-5 finale, "The Incident," we talk about the "present-time" events and discuss the ramifications of everything that occurs. On their journey to see Jacob, Locke drops his own bomb on Ben -- he wants Ben to kill Jacob. When they eventually make it to Jacob's abode, we find out that he lives in the foot of the four-toed statue! Locke insists on taking Ben in with him to see Jacob, much to the chagrin of Richard. Meanwhile, Ilana and co., along with Lapidus and the mysterious big crate, make their way to the same place, arriving at the foot shortly after Ben and Locke have gone in. They reveal the startling contents of the box -- the dead body of Locke! Inside the foot, we learn that the man who appears to be Locke is an impostor, and is in fact the Man in Black from the long-ago flashback with Jacob; he's found a "loophole" and has manipulated Ben into stabbing Jacob to death. Back in the '70s, it turns out that Juliet is still alive, though gravely injured, at the bottom of the shaft of the Swan site, and she uses all of her might to trigger the bomb by bashing it with a rock... and the screen goes white! Listen in as TV geeks Heather, Dana, and Perry finish their discussion of all the goings-on here.