'Tis better to have watched Lost than never to have watched at all
It is called “Lost.”
It is the smart, convoluted, finely detailed and intricately told tale of a group of plane crash survivors on a remote and mysterious island. It is also perhaps the craziest show on TV.
I was hooked within the first 15 minutes of the pilot, and have watched (and rewatched) every episode since.
If you have been living under a rock this week, then you might not know that Lost returns to television with the first of eight new episodes tomorrow night. (Only eight – wah! Damn writers’ strike! Dumb, stubborn television studios!)
To say I am excited is putting it (waaaay) mildly. I am obsessed. I am, right now, the proverbial child on Christmas eve. I am not sure I will be able to sleep tonight.
If you have not watched Lost, well, you my friend have missed out. It has been a roller coaster of “whaaaat’s?” and “OH! MY! GOD’S!” and has launched a thousand wacky theories. And I feel, truly, that with the announced end to the show after 48 more episodes, it is about to get a lot better.
Now that the producers know exactly the timeframe in which they have to finish their story, I think it will move along much more smoothly and with a lot more answers.
But if you have not watched, it’s not too late to catch up. This very clever eight-and-a-half minute video is a start:
Even better, watch the rerun of the Season 3 finale tonight at 8 p.m. (on ABC) followed by a recap of the whole series at 8 p.m. on Thursday. (And then of course, the new episode at 9 p.m.)
Come one, come all! Join me in my obsession!