Post # 1
So my Fiance got netflix and I decided–hey, I think it’s time to finally find the magic that was Lost.
I don’t think Fiance wants to watch it because they kill that polar bear, but I was always kind of curious. I watched the last three episodes of the last season and ever since I have really wanted to watch it the whole way through. I get lost (haha! pun) easily, any pointers while watching?
Post # 3
Absiolutely! I’m somewhat of a TV aficionado and LOST is my (and FI’s) favorite show of all time. While there are definitely some parts that will leave you saying “wtf?!”, the story itself is really cool and there is always something crazy happening. However, LOST really is one of those series that you have to watch from beginning to end. Thankfully we have TiVo because if I missed one episode it would totally throw me off.
ETA: This is totally going to make me sound like a crazy LOST fan but if you’re really “lost”, there are tons of sites that decipher the show. I’m not going to lie, we had to check them a time or two.
Post # 4
@UpstateCait: Haha! There should be a Lost wiki right? Would you say that’s the best?
Post # 5
hahaha, this is too funny. I’m watching Lost RIGHT NOW! It’s good if you’re watching it on DVD.
Post # 6
SO and I refer to The Show That Shall Not Be Named as our emotionally abusive boyfriend. He promised us so much, we had some good times together, but it turns out that he was just stringing us along, he had no plans for the future, and in the end he was soulless, empty, and full of shit. Shit and/or magic light that doesn’t actually do anything. I want my 6 years back, you stupid jerkface.
Post # 8
@Beluga: I’m dying laughing
Post # 10
Um, hells yes, watch Lost. In fact, I saved the last episode on my TiVo and I just watched it again last night. I’m kind of a freak about it, in fact. lol I watched it when it debuted and then again on Netflix to refresh my memory before the series finale. I had told my husband last year that he needed to watch it and he absolutely didn’t want to. So, I said watch the pilot and if you don’t like it, then I won’t make you watch any other episodes. Well, naturally he was hooked and couldn’t let it go.
So, here’s the deal: No, not every single question is answered, not everything is wrapped up in a neat little package with a rainbow-colored ribbon, decorated with unicorns. Some of the plot lines are superfluous and there are definitely some red herrings. Some things do not make sense, but DO NOT let this stop you from watching it.
You are definitely smart to watch it on DVD so there are few to no gaps between episodes. Do NOT miss an episode and pay attention to every single thing everyone says. It’s all relevant in some way and if you blink you will miss something important. Which is why I think the show haters, well, hate. Don’t get distracted by the lesser details and just focus on the big picture: If you distill the essence of Lost, it’s a show about human beings who are flawed just like the rest of us and trying to work through their weaknesses. Except they’re doing it on a magical island. Sweet! lol
Okay, I know I’ve probably belabored the point, but watch it and EW has, like a whole section dedicated to dissecting the episodes, plus I’m sure there are other sites too. Drink a Dharma beer and have some fun:)
Post # 12
I’ve never watched lost… I’m more of a “24” gal myself 😉 let me know when you want your opinion on a REAL show. Ha! (just kidding, Lost watchers!)
Post # 13
I loved Lost, though it was infuriating at times. Most of the questions are answered at the end, and there’s lots of eye candy.
Post # 14
Make sure you have LOTS of free time before you start.
I decided to watch a few episodes of season 1 one weekend in college… BIG mistake!
I spent the ENTIRE weekend glued to the TV watching every single episode of season one.
Post # 16
I think I started watching season 1 on DVD when they were on season 3 or 4 in real time. The commentaries on the DVD were helpful, and I agree that it’s probably best to have chunks of free time.