Fond farewell: ‘Lost’

On Tuesday morning, television is going to look a lot worse than it does right now. On Sunday, we'll say farewell to "Lost," and on Monday, "10 Things I Hate About You," "24" and "Law & Order" will bow out.

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‘Lost’ isn’t so much about ‘good versus evil’ as it’s about ‘faith versus reason’

I kind of feel sorry for Jacob and the Man in Black after watching this week's episode of "Lost" (8 p.m. Central Tuesday on ABC, followed by the two-and-a-half-hour series finale at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 23). We learned that they are twin brothers who were raised by a crazy woman who claimed to be their mother, but actually was the killer of their mother. And we learned that neither of them are inherently supernatural, but rather that they gained their supernatural powers from the island.

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This week on ‘Lost’: You wanna see something awesome?

I'm not an awards-show guy. If you're perusing my blog archives looking for analyses of Oscars, Emmys or Grammys, you won't find any. That having been said, someone needs to give Nestor Carbonell an award (even if it's a worthless award like an Emmy) for his performance as Richard Alpert in "Ab Aeterno," Tuesday's episode of "Lost."

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Early evidence points to Jacob being evil, Man in Black being good. Discuss

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a nice chart comparing the "Lost" (8 p.m. Central Tuesdays, ABC) characters' lives in the Island World to their lives in the Sideways World. The evidence points to Jacob being the bad guy and the Man in Black being the good guy -- which is the opposite of what one would initially assume.

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Are TV shows getting dumber or am I getting smarter?

Are TV shows getting dumber or am I getting smarter? I'm not talking about TV as a whole, because obviously it's dumber than it was 10 years ago. This is because of the influx of cheap TV -- reality shows, game shows and talk shows -- taking over primetime slots.

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Where are we? ‘Lost’s’ final season starts tonight

It's appropriate that "Lost's" two-hour final-season premiere (8 tonight, ABC) airs on Groundhog Day. Like the Bill Murray movie, "Lost" has done a lot of circular storytelling. First the characters were in 2004, then they jumped back to 1977, then we jumped ahead to 2007 to follow the characters who didn't go back in time, and now we all want to know what will happen to everyone in 2010 -- the show's future, our present.

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Is ‘Lost’ the most overrated sci-fi show ever?

The latest issue of Wizard asks "Is 'Lost' the greatest sci-fi show of all time?" I can answer that in two words: Um ... no. I don't know where the magazine ranked "Lost" in its top 25 -- it was wrapped in plastic and I refuse to purchase an issue that asks such a stupid question on the cover.

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