|In which I snark about Lost
||[May. 12th, 2007|04:43 pm]
Don't get me wrong. I love this show. Even though last season was pretty close to awful. Tailies? I mean...c'mon. Tailies? Just the nick alone should have been a clue.
But I like the show. I like the flashbacks. I like that it's really just a soap opera. Unlike Husband, I really don't care all that much about the "mystery" of the Island. Heck, the original pitch for the show didn't even have a mystery.
But after last week's episode, it finally came to me what the island is all about. What the show is all about.
Fathers. Specifically, fathers who are mean, evil, controlling, neglectful, and horrible in all sorts of ways. Who drink out of highball barware.
In other words, the plane has crashed on Bad Dad Island.
We have John, with the mother of all bad dads...not only will he steal your kidney, he'll throw you out a window for not taking it like a man. Sawyer's dad was so bad he killed Sawyer's mom and then offed himself. Jin had a good dad, but that doesn't count because he's probably not really Jin's dad. And Jin made up for it by marrying Sun, whose dad is bad in a mobstery turn-your-son-in-law-into-a-hitman way. Jack and Claire get to share the same bad dad, even though they don't know it yet. We don't know much about Kate's dad, but her stepdad wasn't exactly a charmer. Hurley's dad was an opportunist. Ben's dad was a sour loser who probably wasn't any fun at parties.
Michael was a bad dad, but then he got better - and apparently got off the island. Charlie wants to be a good dad, but Claire won't let him, so he has to die. No one else on the island gets to be a dad, because all the women die from getting pregnant.
What did I tell ya? Bad Dad Island.