Friday, February 1, 2008

Thoughts on the Season Premiere of LOST

Hey blog readers! This is Brad posting my first blog post ever. And what better topic is there for me to start with than the most captivating television show that I've seen in a long time, LOST. First, let me apologize for not watching it live last night (big thanks to the guy that invented the DVR). I have to be very sick to decide it is necessary to go to the doctor, and as I struggled with high fever yesterday I finally gave in and went to the clinic. Unfortunately I wasn't the only person that was "under the weather" yesterday so it took a very long time for me to get in and out. I should have just walked out and told them I would be back the next morning, but I really felt bad, so as much as it was killing me to miss LOST and watching it with friends, I decided to stay.

Now, before I discuss the Season 4 premiere, I want to make a few comments about the "clip" show that preceded it. I had heard earlier this week that because of the writer's strike, the clip show was actually put together by ABC and with no writer input. I don't know how true that actually is, but if it is true then it makes me wonder if it gave a proper representation of the direction of the show. What really stuck out to me is that the clip show made hardly any mention of the events of Season 2, particularly the survivors from the tail-end of the plane (Ana-Lucia, Libby, Mr. Ecko, etc.). Was that entire storyline worthless in the grand scheme of LOST? I found several of their flashbacks to be interesting, and it appeared as if Libby had previous ties to some of the main characters. Will they eventually explain that?

As for the new episode last night, I really enjoyed it. It appears as if we are setting up for a major conflict over the next few seasons. The question is who will the conflict be between. The last two seasons it appeared as if the conflict would be between the survivors and the Others. But that may not be how it actually ends up going down, especially with the newly formed Team Jack and Team Locke. We also have gotten our first glimpse of a new adversary (if you believe Charlie's final message) from the freighter.

I'm also enjoying the "flashforwards". Who are the Oceanic 6 that Hurley mentioned? It appears we already know 3 of them, so I expect to find out the other 3 soon. But what about the rest of people?

A few specific questions about last night's episode that I have are, did Hurley really stumble across Jacob's cabin? Did anyone else notice that it was Jack's father (Christian Shepard) sitting in Jacob's rocking chair? Which reminds me, if you haven't seen the very last "mobisode" from the LOST: Missing Pieces series on, you need to check it out.

Also, how did all these people develop such great tracking skills? Especially Kate! And finally, what did Charlie mean when he appeared to Hurley multiple times to say that "they need you"? To be honest, I was expecting a lot of answers tonight, but I feel like I have more questions than ever. If you are wanting a good recap of last night's episode, and even some interesting trivia that other people noticed I highly recommend,

Well, that's it for my very first ever blog post. I hope to do more posts in the future, and not just about LOST. I do have to ask though, was anyone else laughing out loud when they showed Hurley running in slow-motion?


  1. Ok- first- it was not awkward last night.We knew you would have rather been watching LOST than in the Care Now waiting room! Second, I did NOT notice that it was Christian in the chair in Jacob's cabin!! That is big! I also thought it was important when Hurley said to Jack in the gym that he was sorry he chose to go with Locke. It seems like that means Locke's group made the mistake...

  2. Hurley in slow-motion... that was scary than Jacob's cabin.

  3. I think the funniest part of the show was when Hurley tried to outrun the police on foot.


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