Friday, January 29, 2010

Gilligan's Island 2.0: New yet Not Improved (in fact it's actually worse)

If you know me well, you know I don't like to get into shows or books or movies that get rave reviews and have a cult-like following.

Some examples of these would be Harry Potter, Heroes (I think that phase is over now), Twilight, Lord of the Rings, and Lost.

 I can with 100% certainty say that I have never watched any of those movies or cracked open the spine of any of those books. For starters I'm not into that witch craft and vampire stuff. I'm not morally opposed to it (like some schools), I just have no desire to get into that fantasy stuff. I like stuff that's realistic and could potentially happen to somebody. Granted that somebody is never me. Not to mention I don't like to follow the crowd. Maybe that's why I can't get super excited about Ohio State football games, even if I do genuinely enjoy watching them, because everyone else is and it just seems like the cool thing to do.

I also have never watched an episode of Heroes.

I have however, "watched" (read "been in the same room while it was on and commented on how messed up and pointless the Gilligan's Island knock-off was") some Lost. Only because C is one of "those". He's shamelessly (while I'm shameful for him) into the show. C's currently trying to catch up on the past seasons so he can come in in time to watch the series finale this year (whenever that is). I'm currently rekindling my relationship with my non-HD tv from college which is housed in our office.

Yes, I think Lost is one messed up show that doesn't deserve any semi-smart person's time of day. We've seen this story line before. Only it was better and funny and didn't have stupid air monsters killing people. I miss Gilligan's Island (well, the reruns, I don't think I was alive when it originally aired).

That being said, I am happy that sometime soon (I know this thanks to facebook's news feed) the final season of Lost will be starting and then finishing. Then everyone will finally know what drugs the creators and writers were on when they wrote this show. And then, maybe, just maybe, we'll begin to appreciate Gilligan's Island and it's non-acid tripping (I don't actually know what that exactly means, I've just heard it before) writers again.

 For now, if you're not in the "In Crowd" with C, but instead in the highly praised "Out Crowd" with me, I think you'll enjoy this. It sums up my feelings for the show.

  Final Season Of 'Lost' Promises To Make Fans More Annoying Than Ever

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