Lost 6×06 — “Sundown”: I thought this was pretty boring for the most part. I’ve never been interested in Sayid, either on the island or off the island, so it stands to reason that an episode featuring him almost exclusively wouldn’t do anything for me. And once again, it seems that very little was done to bring viewers closer to the resolution that we’re supposed to get by the end of the season. Frankly, I’m getting tired of all the zombie crap. It’s so hard to keep track of who’s dead, who’s undead, who’s possessed, etc. Also, am I the only one who thinks that smoke monster is one of the dumbest fucking contrivances ever? WTF is going on with this show???
Criminal Minds 5×16 — “Mosley Lane”: This ep was kind of a mixed bag for me. I thought the plot had substantial holes in it — like the fact that no one ever made the connection of the mother-looking-for-lost-child ruse in any of the previous kidnappings or the older kid being allowed to take photographs of all the kids that were killed — yet it was still inherently compelling because it was about missing children. As a parent, these types of eps will always tug at my heartstrings, and this one did at the end, especially when that one set of parents realized they were just a day late for rescuing their son.
The guest stars were pretty good in this one. The mother who had been holding out hope for 8 years was particularly strong, and the lesbian doctor from Grey’s Anatomy did well too. The kids weren’t too bad, but wtf was up with that one girl’s hair? It looked like she had a dead animal hanging off her head!