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« on: April 30, 2005, 09:29:07 AM »
What's your take on how the writers are ignoring the current Iraq war and what Sayd might think of it?

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2005, 11:05:27 AM »
UPDATE: Episode 21 has taken care of this question.

Well, in short, the TV show isn't about the war, so, they don't focus on it. We only see brief glimpses of the survivors on-island life, usually when action is happening. It's unlikely they'd talk about the war when Boone is dying, or they are trying to break into a hatch, etc. There are many hours, likely, when the survivors aren't doing much - just hanging out, and perhaps then they talk about current events. It's also possible the background characters, or the main charcters (when they aren't featured in an episode), are sitting around talking about the war. But, it would be extremely bad TV to focus on these times, and would be completely irrelevant to the show and a distraction from the story they are telling. That is, they want us to think about the island, the hatch, the characters backgrounds, their connections, etc. They don't want to waste time having characters debate their positions on a war. In fact, we don't see the characters talking about many current events at all - simply because it isn't a concern to them on the island, and, the writers aren't concerned with wasting what little time they have each week to convey their own story. IMHO.