TV Junkie: Tour of California Finale; 'Lost' Finale
Weekend EditionSupposedly the cycling world was "rocked" by the allegations of doping that ex-Tour de France winner Floyd Landis made about his former teammates at US Postal Service. This weekend not only marks the finale of the Amgen Tour of California (be sure to watch today through Sunday as all these stages will be going through the greater-Los Angeles area) but it also marks the finale of Floyd Landis' credibility. Whether or not he participated in a doping regimen and whether or not he did so with the help of Lance Armstrong and Johann Bruyneel, Floyd Landis is a confirmed liar who took hundreds of thousands of dollars of donations from people who believed in him. He is a fraud, he has problems, and we feel sorry for him. There's great cycling going on this weekend and whether or not there are dopers in there, at least cycling has a valid testing program and punishments to go along with it which is more than can be said about the charade that is made by popular "American" sports.
The "Lost" Weekend: Saturday will feature a replay of the pilot episode of "Lost" and at 7pm on Sunday there will be a rehash episode preceding the 2 1/2 hour finale of the series. It should be obvious that the series finale is going to leave a lot of people frustrated and disappointed as the finale of _any_ show will, with, perhaps the series finale of "Newhart" which celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend. The point is that the creators of "Lost", Jeffrey Lieber, J. J. Abrams, and Damon Lindelof, never set out to satisfy "everybody" as it's an impossible task. Longtime fans have experienced frustrating episodes every single season but that goes hand in hand with a show that has refused to conform to any stereotype.