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Relive the End: Lost’s Final Season on DVD

New Man in Charge

Why do things have to seem so real? May has come and gone and I still often think about that final season of Lost, and now in August, that final season of Lost is now on DVD and Blu-Ray. The Sixth Season of 18 episodes comes on the disc with a fellow release of the complete series, with every episode and even more special features that made the Lost collection a must-have in your collection.

The final season disc-set includes some special bonuses, including an epilogue of sorts called “New Man in Charge” about what happen to the Island’s number 1 and 2 after that plane flew away. The special features a few known faces including Ben and Hurley, but a character you wished was in the finale but got a special and nice send-off here. This has gotten plenty of talk-back by fans but I for one was not phased by it. If this had not come to fruition, I would not have cared, and now is just an extra piece to enjoy.

Also on the 5-disc season, is even more Lost: On Location features, gag reel, and most of all and beautiful feature crafting the final year with the cast, creators, writers, and most of all hard-working cast.

Lost: The Complete Sixth Season and The Complete Collection is available now!

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I am Lost in My Goodbye

This is it.

Tonight marks the end of my favorite drama and television show ever, it marks the end of a show that transcended what television was supposed to be, what it meant to the fans, the networks, the internet, and most of all the world.

Lost made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me scream, it made me travel, it made me believe that entertainment can connect us, it can make an impact, but most of all it made me think. Lost made each of its viewers think about what is next, think about what it all means, and tonight it will make us think for years to come what this episode called “The End” meant.

I did not want to write a long essay about the impact of Lost because I am sure you all know that and I know it as well. The retrospective that airs before the finale at 7/6c will cover what Lost has done to the fans, pop culture, the world, the stars, and what has actually transpired over the last 121 hours. I know someone who watched the pilot last night and said to me after, “Well I guess I can watch the finale tomorrow.” I laughed but then I realized he could. Lost is at most a drama about people, just ordinary people who are above all flawed and anybody can connect with that at anytime.

I urge you to watch Lost today the way it was meant to be experienced without texts, theories, the internet, just go about your day today without all that and then sit down tonight at 7/6c and WATCH! (Also a helpful tip, try not to read the credits in the beginning so you are not spoiled about any surprise guests.)

I leave you all, with a really tremendous scene from the first episode after the pilot, “Tabula Rasa.” which meaning is all to appropriate.

Lost Weekend: My Favorite Lost Moment + The Pilot

Sorry for the lack of updates but life is really going full steam right now. This is a HUGE weekend, my favorite series of all time is ending its six-year run and I am certainly having very mixed emotions. Lost has had many great moments, ones that surprised us, ones that tricked us, ones that made us cry, laugh, or just gasp. I would like to post one moment that has resonated with me for a long time, a moment in Lost, that involved to characters we really did not know but someone made it seem, so so real. It comes for the 5th episode of Season 4, the best episode of the series, The Constant.

Also, before tomorrow night’s finale, ABC is doing a full weekend of Lost events and tonight ABC is re-airing the very first episode, the 2 hour pilot. Watch and enjoy at 8/7c.

Quick Takes on Tonight’s Packed May Tuesday

Wow, there is a lot of TV on tonight. Lucky I have seen some of it and below are my quick thoughts….

Julianna Margulies and guest star Paige Turco in a new "The Good Wife"

V – 10/9c on ABC With next Tuesday, D-Day in the V world both on TV and behind the scenes, as the season finale will air and ABC will decide the faith of the series at Upfronts. The prospects are looking a lot better now as the ratings have been steady unlike the other bubble drama, FlashForward. Tonight’s episode really serves as a prequel to the events of the finale and does it well. It clearly will be Erica vs. Anna, and that pairing has started in an unusual way tonight. Maybe the best episode of the series yet and the last scene will shock you thanks to great guest starring roles.

Justified – 10/9c on FX Back in March, when the Timothy Olyphant fronted series began I was very happy with the product, now as we enter the final stretch of the first season (FX recently ordered a 2nd), I have not been that happy with the product. The episodes in recent weeks have been hit or miss but the episode airing now is very much a hit. Raylan is caught up in a very compelling hostage swap, and the next episode after keeps up the high paced energy.

The Good Wife – 10/9c on CBS Oh how I love this show. Tonight’s episode the Alicia vs. Cary battle that was presented all the way back in the pilot. The episode focuses on Will and Diane’s decision that they do not want to make as bigger problems like the firm going under by losing big players. Alicia meanwhile focuses on how Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) is affecting her life while juggling a case involving a ugly rock-star divorce. Also, look for tons of familiar faces if you watched Damages.

Now, I have some quick thoughts on why I am so excited about tonight’s episode below, there will be some spoilers…

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Lost: Top 5 Jack Episodes

It is once again Tuesday and that means for me Idol and especially Lost. Tonight’s installment entitled “Lighthouse,” revolves around the shows techniacal lead, Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox). Although he has never been my favorite character, I could never imagine the show without him, and here are some of his most shining moments.

1. Through the Looking Glass (Season 3) Easily the best finale the show has ever done, and it gets better the more you watch it. The imfauous “we have to go back” flashforward revealtion was a treat, and to watch Jack in such a terrible state, showed both his and Matthew Fox’s venerability. Just a courageous and revealing episode.

2. Man of Science, Man of Faith (Season 2) After the fan outcry of not knowing what was in the hatch, we got answers and the battle between Jack and Locke really begun. Two powerful characters that learned just so much from each other even if they do not realize it.

3. White Rabbit (Season 1) Jack’s first real flashback episode that introduced us to Christian both on and off the island with Jack’s vision and troubled past.

4. Tale of Two Cities (Season 3) This episode maybe was not Jack’s best but it did introduce us to my favorite character Juliet, and the romance between Jack and Juliet in the Hydra was imminent from the start.

5. The Hunting Party (Season 2) Middle of season 2 was not the best time for Lost, but this hour has somehow stuck in my head for the odd reason of the flashback story of Jack losing Sarah, gaining a patient, and having a heart.

What do you think of my list? Anything you would change? Most of all, what did you think of tonight?

Catching up on TV Part 1

Since I am officially caught up with current television (minus me watching for the first time House and Supernatural), I thought it would be a good time to tell you my thoughts for each show, and I would love to hear what you think! Check back tomorrow for the comments on programs from the second half of the week.

Castle – There is only good news for the comedic procedural that has seemingly integrated itself into the ABC brand like no other. Castle is climbing in the ratings and for once beating CSI: Miami in the demos which isn’t heard of in the 10PM timeslot on Mondays. The other good news is even in repeats the show performers better than any other ABC drama which means that new viewers are coming in through repeats.

Now creatively the show has been strong. Becketts’s backstory with her mother’s death has really been front and center for a couple weeks and it almost puts a “Monk” like layer to the story that gives me more of a personal connection. The case-of-the-week seemingly are just avenues to provide fun dialogue between Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic and I love those two together along with Castle’s mom and daughter who put a smile to your face. Well done ABC, and Castle returns with new episodes on Match 8th.

How I Met Your Mother/The Big Bang Theory – Now to a show that has not been on top of their game this year in Mother. The majority of the episodes have felt off and not true to the series with repeating stories for Robin, Lily and Marshall playing way in the background, and no progress with Ted. The 100th episode earlier in 2010 was solid and provide some new information on the title story but in order for me to really care, you must continue it and that has not happened. Very uneven but its 9:30 counterpart on Monday has been anything but.

Big Bang has not provided memorable moments like it should but it has never fallen to the bad column this year. The humor is endless, and each of the characters seem to be showcased in different ways each week. Both comedies return to CBS Mondays on March 1st.

Chuck- Chuck vs. the Mask sure was a controversial one. In the hour, the producers featured both Chuck and Sarah move on to new relationships and I was not okay with it. It was not necessarily the realationship, it was the way it was went about. Kristin Kreuk is a great actress and I was very happy to see her character Hannah take a larger role but for the past two hours she is being used in a role that is starting to hate Chuck and I do not enjoy that. I wanted Hannah to come in to the Buy More as just a fun, quirky girl, that can play with everybody and for her and Chuck to really form a bond. As far as Chuck and Sarah, as long as they are still friends with each other and sociable I could care less if Sarah jumps on board Shaw’s bandwagon.

Chuck is a show that even in the heaviest of stories has come out as a comedic and fun drama but for a couple weeks now that seems to be never present except for the great pairing of Ellie and Morgan and if this season they don’t find out about our hero we will have a problem. The gig is up, and it returns March 1st after the Olympics.

Kell on Earth – For two weeks, Kelly Cutrone has made my Mondays. By far the funniest and bitchiest hour on the first day of the week, Kelly and her staff provide a fast paced and interesting hour with the past week just being interesting to see what goes into a Fashion Week show and how to get fired from one. This next week, Kelly will travel to London for work and I am sure we will go both to her offices in Paris and LA as the show continues till the first season finale on the 29th of March. (more…)

It’s the first day of the end: Lost enters its Final Season

LOST. A simple world that has become something else in television and pop culture everywhere. That simple word, turned into one of the biggest international hits known, and has transcendent every hurdle it has had to face, from the networks, the time, the story, and it has stayed to true to itself throughout it all.

Tonight, marks the start of the final 18 hours for the island drama, beginning with a clip show narrated by Michael Emerson (Ben), then the two hour premiere episode at 9/8c on ABC.  The series will continue up to its final hour Tuesdays at 9/8c.

I was lucky enough along with an estimated 15000 other fans see the world premiere first hour on the beach in Hawaii on Saturday (where the show is filmed) and I was blown away. Just left shell shocked by just the magnitude of what this show can do. The first hour is a spectacle, full of tears, laughs, and revelations we have only dreamed of knowing the answers too, including one mystery we have had since the first hour of the series.

I will not spoil a drop of the premiere because like me when I watched it, I want you to be as new to the story as I for this season. I hope you did not watch the trailers, the leaks, because this season is meant to be a journey of surprises.

Here is to great times with television and I know that this post is short, partly because I am still on vacation and that all I really have to say is WATCH!

Lost airs tonight at 8/7c with a three-hour event on ABC!