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Is anyone still watching LOST? Toby, Peters?

I have still only watched seasons one and two, but season three is soon out on DVD. Is it worth putting on my Netflix queue, or has the whole series jumped the shark by now? I haven’t heard much talk about the show lately, so I’m getting the feeling it’s become a bit less enthralling. True?

Don’t give too much away here, please, but I’d be interested if there’s still the fervor for the show among the group, or if that has died out. Is Locke still the best character, as I assume he must be? Is J.E. still the Locke of the group?


  1. Pete

    I think the phrase, “jump the shark”, has in fact, jumped the shark. I would be willing to admit that I still watch Lost and you would be doing yourself a favor to continue at this point. this next season won’t start until February, at whcih point it will air all of its episodes straight through. I think it has three more seasons after that after whic point it will be wrapped. As for the Locke of the group, that is hard to say with the current developments. I would just be happy not being the “ben” of the group.

  2. J.E.

    Even if I am deemed not be the Locke of the group, I clearly continue to be the best character of the group.

  3. Shotts

    Thanks, Petes. Sorry for using “jump the shark”–it’s dated, yes, and the reference will probably safely be hidden from future generations.

    I have put LOST season three on my Netflix queue. I’m not sure I can bring myself to watch the shows as they air, but I’ll see how season three hits me. It sounds like you’re less committed to the series, but have invested enough that it keeps you watching. Fair enough. Seven seasons would be a lot, but perhaps that’s what it demands. I’m still at the stage where I’m frustrated with the polar bear and the smoke monster, so I’m still not devoted. But interested, nonetheless.

    J.E.–You are the best of us.

  4. Tobias

    Each season of Lost seems to have a distinctly different flavor to it, and this third season is no exception. I think a lot of people didn’t like the tone this season took, but it’s still (to me) some of the most engaging sci-fi writing being done on television.

    I was a little reserved about this season at the beginning after the first couple of shows, afraid the show had really lost its luster, but I can see what the creators were pointing us to now that the third season has concluded. I also feel, now that the writers have an end point concretely mapped out, they can reach the end of the arc in a deliberate way and not fill the episode with filler material. Some of the episodes seemed more contrived to me this season than in past. However, when the creators agreed on the end date, the show really picked up for me. In my opinion, the last half of the show made it worth the first half (even though the first half was still good).

    So, I’m glad it’s on your Netflix queue. It’s less-central to many of our conversations and I think they lost Steph because of the violence in this season…. The last episode re-hooked me, and you’ve got some great plot arcs tying up (and new ones opening up). You do find out where the polar bear came from, and more about the smoke monster.

    I thought the TV season that brought us Lost and the following year were good years for television writing, but this year has been a letdown to me. Although, I do like the show Journeyman. Does anyone out there still watch TV? And if so, anybody like the current fare? I hear Pushing Daisies is good, and have them all Tivo’ed up ready to watch when we have a little more time. Life is one that has interested me, but it’s periodic so I’ll have to wait until it comes out on DVD or watch online.

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