The Lost podcast where they discuss how much they hate Lost
This is the Lost podcast where you listen to two guys talking about how much they hated Lost; that is, when they're not talking about completely irrelevant topics that have no connection to Lost at all, such as video games or video game conventions or the latest Internet news. To break down the average episode, I'd say about 25% is devoted to chatter about non-Lost related items, another 25% is them trying to remember storylines they forgot about (such as who the Others are, a key piece of Lost mythology), another 25% is them talking about how much they hated certain characters or storylines, and finally, the remaining quarter of each episode is them talking about what they liked about Lost. So a mere quarter of the show is something I'd actually listen to, while 75% of the time I'm asking myself why I'm still listening, and moreover, why these people think they liked Lost in the first place. They're opinionated, calling characters shi**y and boring and badly written as if this were the incontrovertable truth, rather than merely their own opinions. They pass themselves off as experts in television who know much more than you do about storytelling and TV in general, so what they say is obviously right even if you happen to like Charlie or Boone or Shannon, or any of the other characters or plot points they malign. Perhaps the most annoying thing about this podcast is that I don't feel their criticisms carry much weight, objectively speaking, since most of the time they rest not on specific, identifiable weaknesses the show or writing or acting has, but rather the fact that the show or writing or characters didn't pan out the way they would have wanted. This shows a major and fundamental flaw in criticism: the inability to look at what's actually there in the story and approach the story on its own terms, rather than the image they'd built up of what they wished the story had been.
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