My daughter brought home the first season of Lost. I'd never seen the show but I started with the first disc and several days later I shook myself from a video stupor wondering where that shaft goes, why Walt got snatched up by scurvy seadogs and how I could catch up on a new season that's half over.
But I have to ask, weren't any of these people in the Boy Scouts? Jesus, their survival skills suck.
And what about all those unnamed extras? The high school teacher with the dynamite personality was right - this is a clique. The beautiful people get their close-ups and agonize over turnip-head babies, urchin roe, Madonna smack, and a pharmaceutical supply so endless that the island must border Canada. Meanwhile, the extras mill about gathering wood and staring out at the horizon, wondering if that weekly check would be enough to pay a guy to rough up their agent.
Still, I'm tuning in. Someone pass the pipe.