January 7, 2009

Can You Pass Me a Tissue, Brotha?

So, the unrivaled Onion AV Club has posted it's list of the best television episodes of 2008. Included was this entry:
Lost, "The Constant"
Was Lost's fourth season its best yet because it finally moved the story forward—while also deepening the mythology and tugging at the heart—or was it the best because it was the shortest, and thus had a higher percentage of memorable moments? Sure, the show's first three seasons had plenty of episodes as good as the absolutely awesome "The Shape Of Things To Come," "Cabin Fever," and "The Economist." But you'd be hard pressed to find many Losts as singularly special as "The Constant," a mind-bending time-travel episode focused on poor, displaced Desmond. While Desmond—who always seems to figure into the best Losts—jumps back and forth between the present and the past, and between potential rescue on a mysterious freighter and his years of military service, "The Constant" drops hints about the time-warping properties of the island and the behind-the-scenes machinations of Charles Widmore. It all concludes in a touching virtual reunion, reminding fans that Lost is more about the journey of its characters than the history of the place they've been stranded.
Which made me go rewatch this:

Tear. Only a couple more weeks left until the return of the emotional roller coaster that is LOST. If they find some way to rip Des and Penny apart, I will murder someone. (Who am I kidding? They already have: Ben swore revenge on Widmore and promised to go after his daughter.)

The whole list is pretty great, including entries from Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, 30 Rock and the episode of Survivor Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites when poor ice cream scooper Erik got duped into giving up his immunity idol (after the whole "It's a stick with a face on it" brouhaha).

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