Since these next few Idol results show are sure to feature the inevitable series of eliminations that are not Melinda and not Sanjaya, and there doesn’t seem like much to talk about other than an actual decent performance by Gwen Stefani and Akon (who I can almost stand when he keeps he mouth shut except for the occasional hollah) I think I’ll dedicate this space this week to the other Wednesday show you really shouldn’t have given up on so soon, Lost.
A quick rundown of Idol grades before we get there
The Bottom Three: C
The Ford Commercial: B
The Guest Performance: A
The Elimination: F
Updated elimination guess:
9. Jordin (Yet another shocker)
5. Chris R.
3. Lakisha (THE SHOCKER)
In honor of Chris’ early exit here is the video for Mutemath’s “Typical”, one of the songs he did in his too short time with us. (Mega props to Mutemath for the video it’s creative, fun, and well done.)
Now that that is out of the way, Lost last night was amazing! I’m not sure if everyone will like it as much as I did, but I thought it was a much needed break from the constant mythology episodes. It was practically a stand alone story done with much of the humor, wit, and self reference some of the X-Files’ classics, like Jose Chung’s or Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose (both of which, just like this episode of Lost, came in season 3, when the “files” was really catching it’s stride) . In fact, it almost played like a great episode from Hitchcock Presents or Twilight Zone. Not only was it well written and directed, it also managed to take two characters who fans have grown to loathe since their recent introduction to the Island (well either loathe or completely ignore), Nikki and Paulo, and cause us to almost feel sorry for them by the end of the episode. Ok, I know, that’s why I said almost.
I won’t ruin it for you by going into all the details here, but if you haven’t been watching Lost, you really might want to start.