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Lost Season Premiere Chat
2008-01-31 16:42
by Jon Weisman

If you're like me, you're feeling the excitement about tonight's Lost season premiere. I watched the episode two nights ago, and I'm still excited to chat about it.

So here's the game plan for tonight.

1) If you want to talk about Lost before or during the episode, do so in the comments below.

2) For more Lost chat after the episode, I ask that you go to the Variety blog Season Pass, where there will be a new post right at 10 p.m.

Ground rules: No chatting about anything that hasn't been seen by West Coast viewers, and no spoilers. That includes not talking about scenes from next week's episode.

Have fun …

2008-01-31 16:53:59
1.   Linkmeister
Mixed feelings, I have.

Two commenters suggest TIVO/DVR, but I don't have either. And I'll be darned if I buy it through iTunes.

2008-01-31 16:54:44
2.   Linkmeister
Hey! Where'd my comment go?
2008-01-31 17:00:32
3.   Eric Stephen
Question: was last night's season 3 finale redux worth watching before tonight's season 4 premiere?

I was sick last night and recorded the show, but I'm likely to skip it if it's not imperative or recommended to watch before tonight's festivities.

2008-01-31 17:01:57
4.   Jon Weisman
3 - I don't think you need it.
2008-01-31 17:02:43
5.   Jon Weisman
1 - Go as the spirit moves you.
2008-01-31 17:10:33
6.   Bob Timmermann
No, you don't need to watch that episode. Just plunge right in. I didn't watch it intently.
2008-01-31 17:17:37
7.   Linkmeister
Oh, I'll watch and enjoy it; it's just the set time aspect that bugs me, for some reason.
2008-01-31 18:51:52
8.   Marty
is the first hour a clip show or a real new episode?
2008-01-31 18:53:46
9.   Marty
Linkmeister, get a DVR. You'll be saying things like the Fanerman quote on the Dodger Thoughts sidebar.
2008-01-31 19:03:55
10.   Jon Weisman
8 - First hour is a clip show. 9 p.m. for the new stuff.
2008-01-31 19:11:18
11.   Marty
So them promoting a two-hour premiere is pretty much nonsense.
2008-01-31 19:17:28
12.   fanerman
They cleverly use the word "event." It's not a 2-hour premiere. It's a 2-hour premiere "event."
2008-01-31 19:22:08
13.   Kevin Lewis
I loved the replay episode from last night. They really helped by pointing out some easter eggs and symbolism/imagery from other novels and movies. I thought it was worth watching, and it has me completely psyched for watching it tonight. I will not be chatting during the show, since I start it 40 minutes in with the DVR, and there is no way I will want to stop and type during the show.
2008-01-31 19:35:33
14.   kngoworld
Last nights episode was excellent.
2008-01-31 20:42:00
15.   underdog
Darn it! For some reason I thought this was a 2-hr season opener. Got it confused with the 2 hr season finale that repeated last night. Ah well. Eli Stone looks like it could be a lot of fun - or incredibly annoying. What's with Jonny Lee Miller acting all American all of a sudden.

Anyway, enjoy getting"Lost," all!

2008-01-31 20:46:47
16.   ibleedbloo
This has been one of the slowest hours of my life...everyone who is watching with me is mad because I keep finishing the actors lines.
2008-01-31 20:47:46
17.   kngoworld
Commercial thoughts... I hope Vantage Point is good. I could see it being very clever or very cluttered.
2008-01-31 20:50:05
18.   ibleedbloo
OT: The "Eli Stone" previews are not in HD. Why is any new show not in HD? The show does not look good to me, at all, but they may have had a shot at my viewership if it was in HD.
2008-01-31 20:51:21
19.   kngoworld
18 If this episode of Lost was not in HD would you watch it?
2008-01-31 20:54:36
20.   underdog
I still think "Lost" should end its run with the cast waking up in Dr. Bob Hartley's bed.

(Although they'd have to do it without Suzanne Pleshette, alas.)

2008-01-31 20:54:58
21.   ibleedbloo
Yes, but I gave it a chance. I have no intention of giving Eli Stone a chance. George Michael singing on a coffee table? I'll spend my view hours elsewhere.
2008-01-31 20:56:22
22.   kngoworld
HA, I agree with you. I love HD television just as much as anyone. Although, I do not believe it should dictate what you watch.
2008-01-31 20:59:19
23.   underdog
Btw, Matthew Fox with a beard just doesn't work. He looks like that "Wooly Willy" guy from those magnetic toys.
2008-01-31 20:59:39
24.   kngoworld
Here we go everyone, just a few moments now. I wish the episode to be thrilling and exciting. I wish this episode to answer a question and leave us with 6 new ones, in true Lost fashion. Best viewing everyone!
2008-01-31 21:01:15
25.   kngoworld
Third time in two nights I have seen the final scenes of last season.
2008-01-31 21:04:29
26.   ibleedbloo
Oceanic 6!?!
2008-01-31 21:16:14
27.   kngoworld
Whoever was in the coffen is probably number 4. So maybe the Oceanic 6 turned into 5 pretty fast.
2008-01-31 21:17:07
28.   kngoworld
sorry coffin.
2008-01-31 21:18:46
29.   ibleedbloo
27 I would guess you are right...but, the Oceanic 6 seem to be "celebrities", I would think someone would have shown up to a "celebrity's" funeral.

One of them (Sawyer?) may be who Kate has to get back to.

2008-01-31 21:22:12
30.   kngoworld
I like where you are going, but 3 seasons is a long time. We could be way off.
2008-01-31 21:29:28
31.   ibleedbloo
Jacob's house? Did Jacob hate all light, or just technology i.e. flashlights?
2008-01-31 21:33:10
32.   kngoworld
Largest iPhone I have ever seen.
2008-01-31 21:35:20
33.   ibleedbloo
Was that Jack's dad in the rocking chair?
2008-01-31 21:39:50
34.   kngoworld
Now that you say that, it did kind of look like it. Although, Hurley sees things, so it might have been nothing.
2008-01-31 21:40:30
35.   kngoworld
Is anyone else here? underdog? Jon?
2008-01-31 21:40:53
36.   kngoworld
WOW, Locke knows everything.
2008-01-31 21:44:05
37.   kngoworld
I'm glad Charlie isn't completly off the show.
2008-01-31 21:47:37
38.   underdog
Wait. How is Charlie both dead and alive? I mean - he's imaginary - but that other crazy guy with Hurley saw him, too. Or am I missing something?
2008-01-31 21:48:14
39.   kngoworld
Maybe Hurley imagined the guy who pointed out Charlie.
2008-01-31 21:48:18
40.   ibleedbloo
I think we just saw the point where Jack "loses it". Good Jack would have never had pulled the trigger.
2008-01-31 21:50:13
41.   underdog
Hm. Maybe, or just imagined the conversation with him. I have a feeling I'm not the only Lost-ie who'll ask that question tonight, though. They obviously did that on purpose. But I'm not sure it actually means anything.
2008-01-31 21:50:21
42.   kngoworld
Jack told Kate he would kill Locke when he saw him next. He only lived up to his word, or tried to.
2008-01-31 21:50:38
43.   ibleedbloo
Just read Jon's article over at Season Pass. Well, if his brother-in-law liked Eli Stone that much, maybe I should give it a chance, even if its not in HD.
2008-01-31 21:51:58
44.   kngoworld
41 Oh, I truely believe Hurley imagined the conversation with Charlie... and the guy who pointed it out.
2008-01-31 21:59:05
45.   kngoworld
23 Hurley just repeated what you already said, "you look wierd with a beard, Jack."
2008-01-31 22:00:13
46.   kngoworld
One at a time they start to go crazy, first Hurley, then Jack... who next?
2008-01-31 22:01:33
47.   kngoworld
Off to season pass at Variety we go...
2008-01-31 22:02:30
48.   underdog
45 Heh. Most sane thing Hurley said all episode.
2008-01-31 22:03:03
49.   Jon Weisman
Okay, Lost chat is open at Season Pass - head on over!

2008-01-31 22:05:33
50.   ibleedbloo
Eli Stone is in HD. Why not put the previews in HD. I'm giving it a shot.

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