Monthly Archives: May 2010
The Lost Finale had 16.6 million viewers. That was a great number, but not more than some other great finales.
Seinfeld, that comedy about nothing, had 76 million viewers. Friends said goodbye with 52 million viewers. Everybody Loves Raymond had 33 million viewers. The one that tops the list, and probably will forever was M*A*S*H with 133 million viewers.
One thing that you have to consider is the amount of things that are now fighting for people’s attention. As time have gone by, there have been more television networks and more television shows that have divided people’s interests. There are also more DVRs to record show and on demand programs that allow people to watch television shows whenever they want. Television ratings are not what they use to be. Although 16.6 million viewers is not the greatest record, it is pretty good for considering the amount of entertainment sources we have today.
Lost took a week hiatus and left fans at the edge of their seats waiting for a new episode and answers to questions they have had since the first season of “Lost.” Last week was a rerun of the episode that dealt with the history of Richard Alpert. Richard Alpert has been one of the big questions of the island. How could one man never age and be the same all through time? It was a surprise to see that he had less knowledge about the island and Jacob than some of the “candidates.”
This week’s preview of “Lost” seems to feature more than one “Lost” character, unlike the previous episodes. The finale is just a few weeks away so we can see a lot more revelations. Right now we do not know who really is evil and who really is good. What will Charles Whitmore do when he finally get a hold of Benjamin Linus. Whitmore has finally reached the island after being kicked off by Linus years ago. Now that Whitmore has so much power in his hands, what will happen to Linus? Also,how will the memories of the Losties in the Flash sideways on the mainland play into the Losties on the island? Those are just a few questions that will hopefully get answered.
Personally, I hope that John Locke can be alive in the season finale and not possessed by the smoke monster. He is one of my favorite characters and it was a huge letdown when he was murdered by Linus and then when we realized the island had not allowed him to come back to life.
With the finale coming May 23, 2010, the anticipation of what is to come is almost unbearable.
Preview of Lost: “The Candidate”