That’s not hyperbole. I don’t watch that much TV anyway, especially primetime dramas.

I didn’t watch the series premiere of LOST when it aired. In fact I didn’t watch any of the first season. In 2005 I was working at the company that was producing the DVDs for season 1. Often during my lunch hour I would watch TV shows or movies that we were working on since I had easy access to all files on our internal network. I had overheard many conversations amongst co-workers about LOST, and decided one day to see for myself what all the fuss was about. I was instantly hooked after watching the pilot, and mowed through the first season in a week or two. Same for my wife. We’ve watched the series faithfully ever since.

I had the island map from the interior door of the Swan hatch as my computer desktop. At work we had regularly scheduled meetings to discuss the previous nights episode. I got to program the season 2 Bonus Features DVD, which included a Connections feature that explored all the connections between the characters in their flashbacks through the first two seasons. I thought it was really cool that we got Francois Chau (Marvin Candle, Dr. Chang, etc) to host the disc. The island mythology was fascinating and the storytelling was unlike any I had seen before.

Turns out that all along it was the writers that were "LOST".

By the end of season 2, the mysteries of the island and its inhabitants were really starting to pile up on each other, and fans of the show were starting to get frustrated. I had one foot in that camp, but I kept the other planted in the LOST universe. I didn’t want to stop watching the best TV series I’d ever seen. I had faith in the highly acclaimed writers and producers that they had a plan. I enjoyed coming up with theories of my own and debating with others about theirs. All this was done with the belief that someday we’d get answers. Continue Reading…