I'm watching (re-watching, in my case) Season 4 of Lost with The Princess, who is still looking for a new blog nickname, by the way, and we have a few questions:
- Why do the writers of Lost associate the character Kate so closely with Patsy Cline's music? I'm very fond of Patsy and not so fond of Kate, and I don't see Kate as a Patsy-like, ill-fated, good-souled genius.
- Despite all that, why do I like her with Sawyer? Is it possible I just like Sawyer SO much that any scene with him in it is good?
- Or is their very simple and beautiful musical theme? (Which you could call "The SKater's Waltz," I suppose, though maybe not.)
- Does it amuse you to know that I am a bit obsessed with this show, despite its lack of overt religious themes? (Those are usually my excuse for watching things.)
- How can Aunt Zelda, who we love, be so hateful as Kate's mom?
- Could we be more tired of John Locke?
- And could we be more immediately fond of Daniel Faraday?
- And, really, this is not a question, but since we said these would be questions, could there be two people prettier than Jin and Sun?
- Sawyer is a good bad guy; Jack is a bad good guy. What's your type?
- Wait! Is that Kate's music, rather than Skate's? Isn't it playing while she's with Jack? (It's still pretty. That's not a question. I wish I didn't like it if it's Kate music.)
- Why did they even bother to shoot an episode with neither Sayid nor Desmond?
- If you don't watch, is it possible you're still reading?
- And, finally, why did they have to use a time conundrum? I hate that. In the immortal words of Kathryn Janeway: "Time travel. From my first day on the job as captain I promised myself
I'd never let myself get caught up in one of these God-forsaken
paradoxes. The future's the past, the past is the future. It all gives
me a headache." I fear this is only going to get worse, but I think anyone who knows me can predict, I will keep watching.