Because of the long hiatus between seasons, the 60+ hours of episodes, the massive cast including extras, the past/present/future story telling, and the evertwisting plot,
my biggest fear is that I’m going to get LOST in this whole thing as answers start being revealed. I don’t remember what happened over 3 years ago in a season one flashback in Australia.
Someday (maybe after I retire in 25 years) I may have time to rewatch the entire series. Until then I hope they don’t bury me in names/faces/places/events that I have long forgotten.
At 8:00 they are showing “Lost: Destiny Calls”, one of those catch-you-up shows. Helpful for some, but as I finished watching the season 4 DVDs just last week, I won’t be tuning in. Besides, that’s the Littlest Trion’s bedtime.
Im in a slightly unique position- after seeing all the hype for the season 5 premiere, I don’t rent dvd’s, and I have friends into the show insisting I need to watch from the beginning. So I’ve avoided everything Lost for years now, and discovered last week that I could watch full episodes on the ABC website. So I watched them. All of them. I am exhausted and highly sympathetic to all you who have had to wait weeks at a time to get each new episode. One thing I noted, it seems most people diss season 2, and much of season 3, but watching rapid fire like I did, I never noticed any quality difference. Every episode made me want to watch the next as much as any other. Now, I hope people feel bad for me because I had to wait 2 days to see what happens next,
I’m very excited. My girlfriend and I are even throwing a Lost party, complete with Dharma beer (bud light with dharma labels on the can), roast boar (BBQ pulled pork), Mr. Cluck’s Chicken Shack chicken (popeyes, again with a label on the outside), etc. Should be a blast.
That’s why I’ve given up. I’m tired of the meandering plots, the intriguing mysteries that are forgotten unsolved by the wayside, the twists that seem to advance the story until the writers tire of it and jump to something else. I can’t do this anymore.
I’ll probably keep my ear out for when they finally Explain Everything Once and For All but until then, I’m out.