1. Saturday, May 28, 2005


    season finale

    *spoiler alert*

    for some reason i was left unimpressed by the season finale of my current favorite tv drama lost

    it took a long conversation with miss montreal to convince me that i was completely insane.

    yes i liked the showdown on the boat which lead to my people being enslaved once again.

    i liked crazy Locke wanting to slip into the mysterious hole

    i liked all the crazy monster bombs whatever that was exploding and shaking my subwoofers

    but for some reason it didnt suck me in emotionally or something, i dont know why. maybe im jaded. maybe i need to drink more. i dont drink very much.

    you know what sucked me in today, mtv’s prom stories. it was an hour and a half of four different couples going to prom around the country. i liked all of them. i even liked their parents.

    one couple was a hs senior whose dad was the sherrif of the town. nice enough guy, especially for a cop. especially for a cop whose daughter has a college frat boy taking her to prom.

    very real situations. mtv found four really good stories. things worked out totally realistically. i loved it.

    at e there used to be a department called Original Specials. this would have been one of the original specials but we were so concerned with celeb proms or dates with celebs or proms in the movies or something that would totally paint you into a corner.

    by taking real kids and showing what its like to get a date or to get your dad to be cool with you having a date or how to get your “friend” to be more than friends at prom was totally interesting particularily because very little has changed since when i was going to prom

    except for these things:

    – the kids were on their cell phones constantly, either talking or texting.
    – either mtv just happened to catch only the most risque dance moves or the kids are all dancing like little hos and im a million years old to even notice this
    – party busses and sleepover after-parties? say what?!
    – $85 for prom tickets? i remember ours being free or like $10, and it was held across the street at Medinah Country Club which was pretty classy even back when i was haunting dupage county.

    i will re-screen the Lost season finale again. for some reason i wanted more. like i wanted to know something about what was in the hatch or i wanted something super crazy, different super crazy than what already happened.

    maybe i wanted a scarier monster. its hard to start a season off with two crazy monsters and then really the only scary characters we got after that was the “extra” guy who beat the shit out of the doctor.

    but i am glad that the druggie found some drugs cuz he sure kicked the habit mighty easilly for my liking, and now he’ll have something to do with his spare time when hes not taking care of that little demon child.

    joz + etienne + philipe + fashion asia