I am a giant Lostie. When the third season ended seven months ago, I wondered how I would make it until January with so many unanswered questions! Fortunately somehow I forged through (with a little help from a show called Heroes to occupy my time) and now I am in the midst of planning my next LOST party to launch the premiere of season four this Thursday at 7:00 pm CST.
If you haven’t already devoted some serious time to finding out what is going to happen to the survivors of Oceanic flight 815 and unlocking the mysteries of the island on which they crashed, I wouldn’t advise you to simply jump in and start watching season four. Lost is definitely a drama that requires viewers to start at the beginning. I warn you though, Lost is an addictive substance so proceed with caution. Just how addicted you become depends on the individual, but I have only known two people who have been able to overcome this television drug and even they still attempt to live vicariously through me and my weekly email recaps.
On the other hand if you’re like me and anxious to feed your Lost craving, I highly reccomend taking a look at the missing pieces shorts on ABC’s site, which reveal bits of backstories not previously shown. Some are more interesting than others, but its the 13th missing piece that will truly get you geared up for a new season of crazy questions and theories. I would also recommend EW’s Doc Jensen’s weekly recaps to add more fuel to your Lost fire. And last but not least, in my attempt to help out all of those other Lost obsessed library patrons I came up with this reading map, which I try to keep updated throughout each season.
Sledgeweb, another great Lost resource, has an update on the WGA strike and Lost. Now that Lost is finally beginning I try not to think about the fact that they were only able to film eight episodes before the strike began. I simply look forward to submersing myself in what will inevitably be at least two months of good, solid television.