October 4, 2006


I've Seen the Lost Premiere! (Ausiello Report, TV Guide)


Creepy new buttons! Grilled cheese sandwiches! A dude named Ben! What does it all mean?! I know — and so will you in less than 48 hours!

I just finished watching the most anticipated 43 minutes of the TV season (aka Wednesday's Lost premiere) and I'm virtually speechless. From the fraktastic opening sequence to the chilling final moments, the four-star episode (penned by Damon Lindelof and J.J. Abrams) had me teetering on the edge of my swivel chair the entire time. It easily ranks as one of the best Lost eps — possibly the best — since the pilot. An amazing feat since it only features four series regulars!

Seems more likely the show has already leapt the polar bear.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 4, 2006 11:10 AM

I watched a couple of episodes when it premiered! I soon figured out that they were just making it up as they went along! There was - and still seems to be - no coherent plot lines! So I quit watching!!!

Posted by: Rick T at October 4, 2006 11:46 AM

I stopped watching after five episodes. Weiredness and surprises are meaningless without coherent plot. Its like a super long MTV video directed by a David Lynch wannabe.

Posted by: Shelton at October 4, 2006 12:03 PM

You really beat me for staying power. I made it less than 30 minutes into the premier episode.
Of course I always thought it was me, after all, I hate BSG as one of the crappiest programs ever.

Posted by: Mike Daley at October 4, 2006 10:31 PM

When a TV show or a character gets "hot" to the point that in many minds they can do no wrong, you eventually get to the point where the writers, producers and actors realize than can do 22-43 minutes of people walking around making armpit noises and they're still going to get a decent percentage of the audience to tune in for a season or two. Nobody will watch the show in reruns, but if you can get your 100 episodes and then sell it to the suckers in syndication who think people will ("Happy Days" tanked in reruns because of all the post-shark tank eposides no one wanted to see again), art takes a backseat to a jumbo bank account.

Posted by: John at October 4, 2006 10:33 PM

I watched the first episode until the plane crash, when they had one of the plane's engines sitting straight and level on its pylon sticking out of the sand, but a danger to the survivors because it was still running. That's all I needed to never see another minute.

Posted by: PapayaSF at October 5, 2006 12:07 AM