Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Lost. Yeah this show is totally living up to its name. When the season started I figured we might see what happened if flight 815 never crashed on the island which was Jacks plan. Or I figured we would see what would happen if Jacks plan didn't work. I never thought we would see both. At first I was hesitant of this, I mean this is the final season after all. How will they, or will they, tie these two story lines together? Some of the larger themes of Lost are Fate vs. Destiny, Faith vs. Science, Good vs Evil. This season it seems like those themes are all out in full force and just like in season 1 it seems I have no idea what is going on and who is good or bad. Is Jacob really the good guy here (I still think he is but am having some doubts as of late. See faith!) and is the Man in Black aka Smoky really bad?(Destiny??) I still think he is because so far the only person to live after an encounter with the Smoke Monster was Locke. The same Locke that the Smoke Monster is now calling home. Coincidence? (or Fate?) I think not.
Tonight's episode brought back a lot of season 1 greatness for me. The two bodies in the cave, Jack discussing his daddy issues and being just as confused and conflicted as ever; hence the smashing of the Lighthouses mirrors, (But at the same time part of me thinks that is all part of Jacobs plan. I just wish I knew what his plan was. I have faith that the writers know what they are doing so its all good!) Hurley and Jack out on a mission, Kate doing her own thing, Claire concerned about her baby. It all just makes me want to go back and re-watch season 1. We did find out how Jacob knew about the castaways before the island (the Lighthouse). We also learned that Jacob didn't want Jack and Hurley at the Temple. Could this be because the Lockeness Monster is on his way with Claire, unwilling Jin, and new sidekick Sawyer in tow? Speaking of Claire and FakeLocke, I loved how she called him her friend and stated that it wasn't Locke. I also like that she threatened Kate if she did in fact take Aaron (which we all know she did), this might just be because I have never been on Team Kate though.
On the sideways world side of things I have to say that I like sideways Jack and Locke much better then Island Jack and PastLocke. They just seem to be much better adjusted then there island counter parts. But it seems like Jack recalls his Island life and part of me wonders if this is in fact the reason that they are so well adjusted. The parts of Sideways world I don't care for: Lucky Hugo, he's just not quite as fun as Island Hugo. Plus poor Rose isn't in NY so does that mean she isn't with Bernard? Plus she is still dying. Don't like this at all. If Penney & Desmond and Rose & Bernard don't end up happily ever after I will be sad. I mean come on they are minor characters at least give them this! Then there is Sideways Kate, same as Island Kate just looking out for herself. Somethings never change. I am looking forward to the Sideways episode that finds Sawyer and Juliet together, preferably married and happy and no Kate anywhere in sight.
I wish I could give you thoughts and theories about how this will all turn out. Maybe the castaways will get to choose what life they want to live, Sideways or Island. Or maybe the Sideways castaways will somehow raise the island from the depths since it is there destiny? Or maybe the show will end with both story lines continuing on and letting us choose which one we want to believe is real. I really have no idea and while this was frustrating for the first few episodes, tonight's episode has reminded me that I had no idea what was going on in Season 1 and I loved it. I mean who would have guessed 6 seasons ago that this is where we would have ended up? Not me. And in the end that is what makes Lost great so I am going to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Amazing Race 16-2

SPOILER ALERT. Stop reading now if you haven't watch the latest episode.
After this weeks episode I have a new favorite team, the cowboys, Jet and Cord. They owned this leg of the race. From making the smart move about the buses, to llama whispering, to making German pie; this team worked really well. And the best part is that they did it all on their own no alliance needed here.
The same can not be said for the other teams. The brothers acted like brothers and fought the whole race. The detective's keep calling each other baby and I really can't get past it (thanks to the Soup for pointing that out!) The SC models did nothing to improve their image and nothing to make me think they aren't one big mistake from getting the boot. The same can be said for team Big Brother, which I hope isn't true because they are becoming great comic relief. The other teams all seemed to have an okay leg of the race but they way the season has been edited so far makes that a little unclear. Did we even see the father/daughter team complete anything this episode?
In the end the grandma/granddaughter team couldn't over come their slow and steady approach to the race and got eliminated. It is to bad because any 71 year old that can take a kick to the head by a cow and keep racing is okay in my book. At least they seemed to enjoy their time on the race.
Who do you want to see go next? I am thinking it will be the "baby" detectives, they just don't seem to have it all together but maybe their close call this week will change that.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lost Theories by Caitlin..

Not really theories, more just questions..

There are obviously religious undertones. At least that's the vibe I'm getting. So..

1. Is Jacob really good? The Lost cynic in me says maybe not.

2. If he is good, does that mean that Latin lady (I forget her name right now.) is the Mary figure? I get the sense that she was pretty heart broken after finding Jacob died.

3. If Jacob is forcing people {against their will?} to come to the island, does that mean he might be the Lucipher/Satan in the scenario.

4. What in the heck is that little kid? My first thought is that it was Jacob reborn or something. Also the fact that he can only be seen when you join forces with the Locke/Smoke Monster is sort of an interesting little plot twist.

5. Why is Ethan, and Ben turning up off the island? Ideas? I'm at a lost. (Ha, pun not intended.) Is it implying that the Island never existed after the bomb that Juliet set off?

6. It's nice to finally find out what the smoke monster is, but is he like the judge on the island or something?

7. What's with the Sayid/Claire drama?

Anyway, I have stayed up way too late catching up on my Tivo tonight. So I am headed to bed, but if anyone has any theories, I would love to hear them. (On a side note, I loved watching Shaun White win the gold tonight.)

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Amazing Race 16

Click here for a recap via EW.

The teams I like so far are:

Team Big Brother
The Cowboys
The Brothers
The Grandma (not so much the Granddaughter)

The team I am hoping stays around for comic relief:

Team SC Models and such as.

What are your thoughts? Who do you want to see win? Or lose?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Trailer

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day then with the Queen of Hearts?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

And The Nominees Are...

Best Picture
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’Nique, Precious

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
James Cameron, Avatar
Lee Daniels, Precious
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Film
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells

Sound off in the comments section of who you think should, want, deserves to win. For more on the Oscars click here.