I also caught up with True Blood, as last summer I kind of lost interest because I'm not Anna Paquin's biggest fan. I loved her in The Piano (I do an impersonation of her accent...maybe...), but one of my close friends had to work with her a couple of years ago and basically said she was a huge jerk. I don't think she's that impressive in True Blood - but she won an Emmy for it, so maybe it's just my prior knowledge of her creeping in as bias. Or perhaps just because she won an Oscar when she was 13 people just love giving her awards? Perhaps. ANYWAY - the supporting cast is awesome, and the last episode was really, really scary. Also, both these shows have roles played by Lizzie Caplan, whom I loved in Mean Girls as Janis.
Now, the point of all this television talk is that I've been trying to "catch up" with all the hype of these new shows. However, there's one show that goes on hiatus every year for far too long: LOST. And so, I thought it would be a brilliant plan if we continued watching LOST on Wednesdays - from the first episode. Jam worked it out that we'd have to watch 2.5 episodes every week to be all caught up for the final season's premiere in 2010.
Let me tell you, watching the pilot after just watching this last season's finale was kind of mind-blowing. You know how they show Jack's flashback in surgery and his dad makes him count down from five and afterwards Jacob hands him a candy bar? Jack tells that story in the pilot when Kate is stitching up his back - except he doesn't mention his father was there and he makes it out like he decided to do it on his own (oh, and he doesn't mention the stranger Jacob, of course). Also in the pilot, Locke shows Walt the game of backgammon - which he tells him is an ancient game, before Christ's time, and he holds up the checkers showing it's light versus dark. As in Jacob versus Black Shirt?! Seriously, full circle. I'm back to anticipating Wednesday nights as I usually do when new episodes are on the air!
Included this pic because how awkward does Evangaline look here?!
The crew includes Jam, T-Bone, and Erica - anybody else who's down for classic LOST episodes is welcome as well! Tonight will be our third viewing...we're on episode six, as we've watched two episodes a week for the past two weeks. Those pesky .5s will probably be taken care of in a couple marathon weekend days we set aside.
And there are other pros to re-watching old episodes; I mean, I won't go through my usual Fox withdrawal: