“Lost” back, and it’s fantastic

I couldn’t wait to watch the first episode of “Lost” – and when you are a TV critic, that means you get the DVD screener before it airs.

Now, ABC offers critics an even faster way to see the show, via the not-for-public-viewing Web site. And I can tell you, this first episode doesn’t disappoint. It’s non-stop action from start to finish, leaving you aching for more.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen our “Lost” pals, and ABC has whipped up a great 8 minute and 15 second recap.

We should have gotten a full ride of all 16 episodes, but darn that strike (yes, we are still behind you), we’ll only be getting eight episodes and perhaps not getting the next ones until almost summer time if then.

“Lost” is a series that ends after 48 episodes. Fans expected 16 episodes a year until 2010, when the series would finish. If the strike ends by mid-February, there’s still a chance that “Lost” could produce the other eight episodes in time to finish airing in May.

After watching “The Beginning of the End,” I’m back on board the “Lost” train. The producers now have an end game and the energy level is back with the actors and the writing.

There’s a list of things ABC doesn’t want us to reveal to viewers, so I’ll just say that we get to jump into the future where some of the castaways have left the island – and are conflicted about it. And we see some of the things that happened on the island.

Oh, and one person comes back from the dead.

We can also tell you that Locke wants the survivors to stay on the island after Charlie’s last message saying that they aren’t from Penny’s boat, while Jack says it’s time to get off the island.

Who will stay and who will go?

Photobucketm>In the season premiere episode, “The Beginning of the End,” feeling that their rescue is close at hand, the survivors don’t know whether to believe Charlie’s final message that the people claiming to liberate them are not who they seem to be. (ABC/MARIO PEREZ) EMILIE de RAVIN

Damon Lindelof always said that “Lost” was about redemption. Perhaps some left the islad a bit too early to be redeemed.

Come back here after the show airs on Thursday and, as Heidi Klum says, we’ll have a little chat.


  1. Sue fan said,

    January 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Wow, are you lucky! Thanks for helping us hang on until Thursday night.

  2. Will said,

    February 1, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Am I glad that Lost is back? Umm can you say day 1 P1? Yeah that’s me, have never missed an airing whether new, rerun or the always fantastic “recap”. What gets me is the LOOOONG breaks between runs where the need for a recap is necessary.

    The episode was good, I am happy it’s back on but tempered by the fact that we are on a short leash.

    Call me Hurley ’cause I am going crazy over here!

  3. Susan Young said,

    February 1, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    It’s too bad that we didn’t get the 16 straight episodes. I think with the end game going, “Lost” can just drive towards the end with great episodes like the first two I saw for this season. Maybe the strike will end in time for us to get all of our 16 episodes this year.

  4. Will Smith said,

    February 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    ***NEWS ALERT***

    WGA might actually be nearing a deal to get back to work. Other than the actual writers, I am one of the happiest people I know to hear this news!!

    LOST and The Office need to get back on air so I can get my fix. Oh and don’t forget Big Shots with my close personal friend, Chris Titus!

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