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May 26th, 2005 - Trickle of Consciousness — LiveJournal
Having finished watching this season of Lost, there are a lot of things I liked and didn't, and I'll try out the first few eps of the new season, but I think the thing that struck me most as I rode along in the finale (aside from the lazy use of red shirts to simulate danger to the regular cast) was the sinking realization that the character arcs we've seen have largely served to empower the men and turn the women into a bunch of whiny dopes. Spoilers for the finale, so I'll cut tag it for the TiVo set and for those who don't want to be subjected to my over-analysis (I'm looking at you, dealio). Turn back while you still can:

we gots to take care of the womenfolkCollapse )

There are still a lot of good things going on with the show. If I didn't think there were, I wouldn't be nearly as frustrated by the parts I see as weaknesses. I wouldn't get annoyed that Rose seems to have fallen off the face of the island, or that the vague-dialogue-enabled plot twist was so painfully transparent.

So, while I thought the Pandora's Box reference was really cool in its subtlety, I do wish I was seeing a little less of the "those durn women" elements of that myth in the one Lost's writers are trying to build.

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