“Lost” Is Found Again Tonight

By Jason

January 31, 2008 Television No comments

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For eight long months we’ve wallowed in our thoughts, our sorrows, our conspiracy theories, and our longings for new episodes of “Lost.” Tonight, finally, “Lost” returns with the first of eight new episodes.

I Could Have Grown A Baby

In many ways it’s hard to believe that “Lost” has been in rerun hell (or completely off the air) for almost the length of time it takes a human being to go from conception to birth…but it’s true. Now, because of the writer’s strike, we will only see half of the 16 episodes the writers had planned for us; half of the vision for this season. If last season’s finale was any indication, though, we should still be in for quite a ride.

I’m A Huge Fan

Lost Season 4 PromoI haven’t written much about “Lost” but I’m a huge fan. I’m not a crazy (like crazy crazy) about “Lost” fan, though. I don’t go to all the message boards and read the theories and play back my DVR at slow-mo to try to look for those numbers. I like hearing about it when all of you do, but I don’t do it myself. Although, in retrospect, I probably would if I had more time.

For the most part, I don’t want to know what’s going to happen before it happens. “Lost” is one of the few shows on TV where spoilers can actually ruin it for you. I can’t imagine how much less I would have enjoyed last year’s season finale had I known ahead of time what was going to happen (and I won’t say what did happen here just in case).

I watched the rerun last night of that two-part episode and was reminded again of how good the show really was, is, and could be. I say it like that because we’re never sure which “Lost” we’re going to get at any one time. It’s had some inconsistent moments in the past. I still love it, though, even when what the writers try to do doesn’t always work out. I think this time, however, they’ve got a winning strategy and I can’t wait to see it play out in the long run.

The End Is Approaching

For those who might not know, there’s supposed to be 48 episodes left of the series. It’s written in stone. Well, the ending date is written in stone. With the writer’s strike cutting short this season by 8 episodes no one is certain when or if those episodes will still be made. I’m hoping they will because basic math tells me that 8 out of 48 is a big percentage and I’m not ready to say goodbye to that many episodes just yet.

Do Some Research

If you want to read up on “Lost” or find some good links you might head over to A Mike Life because Mike is totally stoked about “Lost” finally coming back and has wished us all a Happy Lost: Season 4 premiere day!

And if you really want to do some catching up you’re going to want to check out the little mini-episodes ABC put up this summer called Lost: Missing Pieces. Although, if you haven’t seen them yet I’d suggest you head over to The Principia Adamaca because Adam has posted all 13 Lost: Missing Pieces videos along with some cool and useful commentary.

The Beginning Of The End

In the meantime, tonight’s episode is titled “The Beginning of the End,” which says a lot. It looks like the producers are getting us ready for the end… Luckily, there’s still a long way to go before we finally get there…wherever it is.