Actually I don't mind anymore of any "inconsistencies" with Sawyer, I think they mostly aired those out (his "sex scene" with Kate was a laugh, too, as was his prison hair.).
Michael Emerson is NOT "less attractive" than Thom Yorke. Few people are. Especially now. Yorke is one bald head away from being Steve Howe. Mostly Emerson has been good on the show so far, I hope he somehow didn't get that gig after screwing up in Saw, which I won't rewatch.
Wilhelm scream - "aAAAaaagh!" It's mostly in Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies, I prefer the Howie scream ("YOURRRRAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH!")
Whelp, just got through the second Desmond-flashback episode. Okay, I think this is where the show may be taking a turn for the worst. I don't dislike Desmond as a character, hell the show even made me feel bad for him when his girlfriend walked off on him, but him telling Dominic Monaghan that he's going to die (I did already know that that character was going to eat it--oh, is that who the other "useless" character is? He has been increasingly close to useless at this point!) is a reminder of how the show has been ignoring its supporting cast for most of the beginning of this third season which is probably why you've forgotten so much of it.
Gone Girl I've already kind of forgotten....Fincher needs to move on from glorified lurid airport-bestseller trash. Not that I have anything against that necessarily.