History YMMV / Lost

26th Jul '17 12:50:54 PM SunriseWarrior
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The first major character death on the show was a legitimately heartbreaking moment, and marked the first major rift in the overall status quo. As the show progressed, however, and character deaths became more and more frequent, some people felt that the shock value began to wear off. While it did help break the taboo for TV series regarding character deaths, [[spoiler:by the time of the later seasons when half the cast had been wiped out, it became hard to care about some of the newer characters, knowing that their chances of making it to the end of the season were slim.]] It doesn't help how dominating the influence of Lost was on mid-00s TV series, meaning that many other shows at that time were doing the same thing.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The first major character death on the show was a legitimately heartbreaking moment, and marked the first major rift in the overall status quo. As the show progressed, however, and character deaths became more and more frequent, some people felt that the shock value began to wear off. While it did help break the taboo for TV series regarding character deaths, [[spoiler:by the time of the later seasons when half the cast had been wiped out, it became hard to care about some of the newer characters, knowing that their chances of making it to the end of the season were slim.]] It doesn't help how dominating the influence of Lost ''Lost'' was on mid-00s TV series, meaning that many other shows at that time were doing the same thing.
26th Jul '17 12:49:43 PM SunriseWarrior
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: First character dying in the show? Shocking. Wiping out half of the cast by season 5 and before that introducting bunch of characters that died soon after being added? Meh, just another group of dead people, who cares. The series gradually, but in quickly accelerating pace lost absolutely any shock value about killing characters left and right. And while it did break the taboo for TV series about that, it went from "innovative" to "cheap" and then outright "meaningless" script gimmick. It doesn't help how dominating the influence of Lost was on all mid-00s TV series, making it even more tedious to learn about another group of characters, as it was almost guaranteed they will be dead by the end of next season, if not faster, since ''every other show was doing that too'' at that point.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: First The first major character dying death on the show was a legitimately heartbreaking moment, and marked the first major rift in the show? Shocking. Wiping out half of overall status quo. As the cast by season 5 show progressed, however, and before character deaths became more and more frequent, some people felt that introducting bunch of characters that died soon after being added? Meh, just another group of dead people, who cares. The series gradually, but in quickly accelerating pace lost absolutely any the shock value about killing characters left and right. And while began to wear off. While it did help break the taboo for TV series regarding character deaths, [[spoiler:by the time of the later seasons when half the cast had been wiped out, it became hard to care about that, some of the newer characters, knowing that their chances of making it went from "innovative" to "cheap" and then outright "meaningless" script gimmick. the end of the season were slim.]] It doesn't help how dominating the influence of Lost was on all mid-00s TV series, making it even more tedious to learn about another group of characters, as it was almost guaranteed they will be dead by the end of next season, if not faster, since ''every meaning that many other show was doing that too'' shows at that point.time were doing the same thing.
26th Jul '17 12:18:20 PM SunriseWarrior
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** [[spoiler:The Man in Black tricking the main characters into activating his timebomb]], resulting in the deaths of [[spoiler:Jin, Sun and Sayid]].

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** [[spoiler:The Man in Black tricking the main characters into activating his timebomb]], timebomb, resulting in the deaths of [[spoiler:Jin, Jin, Sun and Sayid]].Sayid.]]
26th Jul '17 12:17:22 PM SunriseWarrior
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* {{Narm}}: Many examples, but Kate screaming to her husband about how she hates taco night stands out.

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* {{Narm}}: Many examples, but Kate screaming to her husband about how she hates taco night stands out.night.
14th Jul '17 12:38:57 AM SunriseWarrior
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** Ana-Lucia's worst decisions can pretty much be chalked up to her blood running extremely hot all the time. She wants revenge on the man who shot her, so she persuades her captain (who is also her mother) to let the perp go so that she can hunt him down and kill him in cold blood later, without much of a real plan to cover her tracks. On the island, she further agitates and already terrorized group of survivors by constantly bossing everyone around, and her response when she thinks the Others are nearby is to shoot at the first sound she hears coming her way in the jungle, resulting in [[spoiler:the death of Shannon]] and a less than ideal introduction to the rest of the survivors (and of course she spends half the season moping about how they all probably hate her). She eventually [[spoiler:signs her own death warrant by not communicating to anyone else about Ben's attempt on her life and seeking vengeance against him by stealing Sawyer's gun, only to find herself unable to kill Ben, ultimately leading to a desperate and unstable Michael killing her with the gun and letting Ben go free.]]

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** Ana-Lucia's worst decisions can pretty much be chalked up to her blood running extremely hot all the time. She wants revenge on the man who shot her, so she persuades her captain (who is also her mother) to let the perp go so that she can hunt him down and kill him in cold blood later, without much of a real plan to cover her tracks. On the island, she further agitates and an already terrorized group of survivors by constantly bossing everyone around, and her response when she thinks the Others are nearby is to shoot at the first sound she hears coming her way in the jungle, resulting in [[spoiler:the death of Shannon]] and a less than ideal introduction to the rest of the survivors (and of course she spends half the season moping about how they all probably hate her). She eventually [[spoiler:signs her own death warrant by not communicating to anyone else about Ben's attempt on her life and seeking vengeance against him by stealing Sawyer's gun, only to find herself unable to kill Ben, ultimately leading to a desperate and unstable Michael killing her with the gun and letting Ben go free.]]
25th Jun '17 3:16:37 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: First character dying in the show? Shocking. Wiping out half of the cast by season 5 and before that introducting bunch of characters that died soon after being added? Meh, just another group of dead people, who cares. The series gradually, but in quickly accelerating pace lost absolutely any shock value about killing characters left and right. And while it did break the taboo for TV series about that, it simple went from "innovative" to "cheap" and then outright "meaningless" script gimmick. It doesn't help how dominating the influence of Lost was on all mid-00s TV series, making it even more tedious to learn about another group of characters, as it was almost guaranteed they will be dead by the end of next season, if not faster, since ''every other show was doing that too'' at that point.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: First character dying in the show? Shocking. Wiping out half of the cast by season 5 and before that introducting bunch of characters that died soon after being added? Meh, just another group of dead people, who cares. The series gradually, but in quickly accelerating pace lost absolutely any shock value about killing characters left and right. And while it did break the taboo for TV series about that, it simple went from "innovative" to "cheap" and then outright "meaningless" script gimmick. It doesn't help how dominating the influence of Lost was on all mid-00s TV series, making it even more tedious to learn about another group of characters, as it was almost guaranteed they will be dead by the end of next season, if not faster, since ''every other show was doing that too'' at that point.
25th Jun '17 3:06:59 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: First character dying in the show? Shocking. Wiping out half of the cast by season 5 and before that introducting bunch of characters that died soon after being added? Meh, just another group of dead people, who cares. The series gradually, but in quickly accelerating pace lost absolutely any shock value about killing characters left and right. And while it did break the taboo for TV series about that, it simple went from "innovative" to "cheap" and then outright "meaningless" script gimmick. It doesn't help how dominating the influence of Lost was on all mid-00s TV series, making it even more tedious to learn about another group of characters, as it was almost guaranteed they will be dead by the end of next season, if not faster.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: First character dying in the show? Shocking. Wiping out half of the cast by season 5 and before that introducting bunch of characters that died soon after being added? Meh, just another group of dead people, who cares. The series gradually, but in quickly accelerating pace lost absolutely any shock value about killing characters left and right. And while it did break the taboo for TV series about that, it simple went from "innovative" to "cheap" and then outright "meaningless" script gimmick. It doesn't help how dominating the influence of Lost was on all mid-00s TV series, making it even more tedious to learn about another group of characters, as it was almost guaranteed they will be dead by the end of next season, if not faster.faster, since ''every other show was doing that too'' at that point.
25th Jun '17 3:05:11 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: First character dying in the show? Shocking. Wiping out half of the cast by season 5 and before that introducting bunch of characters that died soon after being added? Meh, just another group of dead people, who cares. The series gradually, but in quickly accelerating pace lost absolutely any shock value about killing characters left and right. And while it did break the taboo for TV series about that, it simple went from "innovative" to "cheap" and then outright "meaningless" script gimmick. It doesn't help how dominating the influence of Lost was on all mid-00s TV series, making it even more tedious to learn about another group of characters, as it was almost guaranteed they will be dead by the end of next season, if not faster.
21st Jun '17 8:19:25 PM WarriorsGate
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** It is Hilarious in Hindsight how much this show cribbed from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''--the flashback structure, the clash of belief systems, godlike beings with a warped view of time, the heavy use of mythological, literary, and pop cultural allusions--now that Damon Lindelof is for real doing a miniseries adaptation of ''Watchmen''.
9th Jun '17 4:02:50 PM caseymarie23
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* {{Narm}}: Many examples, but Kate screaming to her husband about how she hates taco night stands out.
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