By. Caitlin Herlihy
When I first started Lost a few weeks ago, I was hooked. Passengers on a flight from Australia crashed on a deserted island? I couldn’t get enough. I love seeing how the survivors cope with the accident and the drama that ensues as certain characters assume leadership roles.
Towards the end of season one, I couldn’t watch the episodes fast enough. One set of survivors build a boat while others uncover a mysterious hatch in the ground. However, now as I approach the end of season two, Lost is losing its allure.
As they’ve added more characters and constructed outrageous storylines, the show is growing increasingly more unrealistic. Now, don’t get me wrong: I didn’t think the show was necessarily realistic beforehand either. But now, the show has grown so much that there are too many loose ends waiting to be wrapped up.
For example, at the beginning of season one, one of the survivors encounter a polar bear in the forest…on a deserted island… And then in the episode I watched yesterday, one of the characters were attacked by a mysterious black smoke. Other strange things include a “monster” in the forest, a horse sighting, and a computer that requires a code every two hours.
Everyone keeps telling me to “wait and see what happens” because they “promise it all makes sense,” but right now I’m having a hard time enjoying all of the outrageous stories. As of now, I think I’ll finish out season two before I decide whether or not to continue watching.