The episodes are PACED really nicely. I gotta say I sort of like how they move right along, even though after the first ten minutes almost nobody is acting like a really horrible plane crash has just happened and they're traumatized by it. I mean, I get that they all think the rescue party will be there shortly, but still, people seem to get over that crash pretty fast.
I read that Jar Jar Abrams' pilot here was the costliest TV episode in history or something up to that point. I have no idea where the money went, aside from the two ridiculously large Hollywood looking explosions in this episode. Oh right, the plane blowing in half, I guess that could have cost some money, but it's not the greatest special effect imaginable.
Hey, that guy just got sucked into the engine! I remember that! What, is that a big clue or something?
Dominic Monaghan somehow isn't hugely annoying. When the show first came out I remember him being in it as a selling point, pics of him seemed to show up in most reviews. Last time I watched the LOTR movies, for the last time ever, I swear, he and that other hobbit were annoying. I don't know why, they'd never bothered me before. Somehow the idea of him snorting drugs on a plane made me want to laugh very hard.
"Hey, it's 2004":
-Nobody has a smartphooooone!
-That screaming idiot blonde girl is walking around in one of those little pleated skirts that girls wore for about five months back then. Boy did that disappear fast. She's going to die HORRIBLY, isn't she? So far she's the most easy to hate character.
-The redneck guy calling the Indian guy a terrorist! Neurrrh!
-I can't think of anything else that obviously marks this as being from 2004, but that's because I'm dumb.
Harold Perrineau from Oz is in this? Damn, his kid actually looks like he could be his kid.
Terry O'Quinn doing that Godfather thing with that orange. I really hope that's not some sort of "clue."
The other blonde, the pregnant girl, looks like a painfully skinny girl with a watermelon strapped to her gut. I always love that whenever I see it.
Whoa, that's some gory crap with the dead pilot guy all bloody in the tree, but then I remembered that the last season of X-Files had semi-graphic decapitations in it, and that was just two years before this.
That bit at the end of the second episode with the French voice and the "iteration" is actually a pretty good spooky setup clue, whatever the hell it is. I even replayed it a couple of times.
Where's the LLLLENNSSS FFFLLLAAARRRREE, Jar Jar?
Eghn, I'm probably not going to do episode by episode with this and I'm definitely not reading reviews/boards/Reddit/IMDb for any of it, only a little bit of it has been spoiled for me. Will let you know if anything strikes my fancy.