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Monday, May 07, 2007

An End for Lost?

ABC details final three "Lost" seasons

The Emmy-winning adventure series will run for 48 more episodes over three seasons. Each season will consist of 16 episodes, which will air uninterrupted..."Due to the unique nature of 'Lost,' we knew it would require an end date to keep the integrity and strength of the show consistent throughout and to give the audience the payoff they deserve," ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson said.
I didn't start watching Lost until recently, but I've watched all the way through now and I'm caught up. And I still don't get a lot of what's going on. I'm looking forward to having more of it explained, isn't everyone? I will miss the show when it's over, but that's better than dragging it on well past its prime.

Closer to my personal life...

This weekend, while we were away NOT camping, I read And I Don't Want to Live This Life, by Debbie Spungen. I couldn't put this book down. She tells the story of her daughter, Nancy Spungen, who was murdered by Sex Pistols' bass player Sid Vicious. She doesn't focus on Nancy's time with Sid, rather she puts the emphasis on her early life at home. Debbie says that from the very beginning Nancy was not an ordinary child. She was extremely bright, but also violent, angry and self-destructive. They took her to doctors and specialists, all of whom either denied there was a problem or blamed the parents for her behavior. None were able to help. At one point, Nancy was diagnosed as a schizophrenic, but that diagnosis was not made available to her parents until after her death, and no treatment was suggested.

As a mom, I could understand her story, how she wondered what was wrong with Nancy, and how she tried everything to get her help. I think all mothers feel that from time to time. But, where most of us are either relieved as our children grow out of these behaviors, or we are able to find treatment and support, Debbie details the white-knuckle non-stop roller coaster that her family experienced. When the press made Nancy out to be a spoiled brat junkie who had it coming, her mother was devasted. She'd tried so hard to give Nancy dignity in spite of her mental illess. As Debbie says, "Nancy didn't deserve to die this way, to be treated this way. You don't understand her. She was LOVED."

I have to say, I almost wonder if she would be considered to have Reactive Attachment Disorder if she were examined today. Not that it matters, I'm just curious.

So, if you're looking for a quick read that will suck you in and tear your heart apart, you could do a lot worse than this book.

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I have the pilot & first season but I haven't finished watching it. I'm so behind that I fear I will never catch up.

The producers want to avoid the fate that happened to Twin Peaks... unending weirdness with no answers or end in sight. I think they're smart to rein it in a little bit.

As the mother of two girls, 13 and soon to be 17, I don't think the book you recommended would be good for my sanity. Yikes!
I haven't gotten caught up in Lost. I tend to avoid new drama series because I figure I have enough drama in my real life.

I might have to read that book...or maybe not. I'm working on Bell Jar again. I checked out Cliff Notes on it and got really mad at them. I had read the book already and was hoping for some more insight, but the cliff notes just criticised Plath for her semi-autobigrophical book. I though that Cliff notes were supposed to tell you what the book is about...not critique it. Bah! The forwards in both versions of the book have done a much better job.
re: the microwave...well since it hangs off the wall it doesn't hog any space really. I just don't know what to do with it all.

I did cook two veggies at once last night and the baked potatoes are turning out great.
That gives me plenty of time to find a new addiction!
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