Thursday, January 31, 2008

You Lost Me At Hello

The fourth season of Lost premieres tonight and saying that it's a big deal for a lot of people is an understatement. I've never seen the show and I'm certainly not going to start tonight because I have no idea of what's going on (although this puts me on par with people who watch the show religiously, apparently). But I have seen the previews of the new episode and I've been aware of the show for its duration so I'm perplexed by a couple of trivial things:

I'm assuming that after three whole seasons of the show, some time has gone by since they all crashed on the island. If this is true then why do all the characters still have the same haircuts and facial hair? Is there a barber on the island? Are the male characters still habitually shaving even though the fundamental norms of society have clearly broken down?

And the fat dude does not appear to be losing any weight. Is he eating other characters? I'm pretty sure he'd lose some weight if he was suddenly thrown in a Darwinistic survival situation and didn't have regular access to processed cheese. But maybe that's just me.

If you have answers to any of these questions, please enlighten me.


  1. I don't want to give a whole lot away because you haven't seen it, and I promise it's good, but they have an almost endless supply of food and toiletries. I won't say how they got them, but they're there. Promise.


  2. Yeah, a friend of mine went through it with me and explained all the minutia that I got hung up on. One of these days I'm gonna Netflix all the dvds and watch the entire series. I'm just slow...



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