Tuesday, September 05, 2006

One Month Till Season 3! Here's some stuff to Hold you over!

Hey Lostheads. How's your summer been? Mine's been fantastic. Resting my fingers for the intense 6 week run of Lost this Fall. (Everyone's Calendars marked for October 4th?) So I know I promised if I heard anything about The Lost Experience this summer (aka the scavenger hunt) I would post a blog. I'll admit it. I haven't been too into it this summer....but I have been checking in from time to time with it. Ultimately, what we found out (or are in the process of finding out) is more about Alvar Hanso, what DHARMA stands for, and still waiting to find out what the NUMBERS mean. What was hidden all over the web were bits and pieces of video clips that had to be spliced together at hansoexposed.com. I didn't have the patience for that! But had a hunch that someone else would be and eventually share it with the internet community! So I figured I'd post a little blog to share it with you!

You can check out the video from Youtube in the link below:


Pretty interesting stuff. Don't know the significance of it all, but I'm sure it won't matter once Season 3 starts because anything we need to know will probably be explained on the show! But if you need a Lost Fix...then maybe this is your solution!

Other things I've heard about season 3 that you might find interesting:

  • It's supposed to get back to a more season 1 feel this year. Less focus on the deep mythology of the show and more focus on the relationships. Perhaps a conclusion to the Jack/Kate/Sawyer triangle? Or at least more exploration of it. They're all in captivity together! And I'm guessing they will be with the Others for at LEAST the first 6 weeks.
  • There will be new characters this season. I've read a list of the actors/actresses being added to the cast, but I forget them. I'm sure a few episodes in they'll be as intriguing and memorable as Mr. Eko became last season. One thing you might like to know is that Desmond and Henry are full-time additions to the show now. Good times. Guess it's a safe bet that everyone survived that crazy explosion! But we still don't know what condition Locke will be in! But I think I also read rumors that he'd be back in "season1 Locke" form and less whiney and Hatch-obsessed. So who knows? It's all speculation at this point!
  • As expected since the show is split into 2 "pods" of episodes...the 6 week "mini-series" this fall will conclude with a Huge Cliffhanger...to keep us wanting more until they return in the Winter. I still like this method better....When Lost is ON it is ON. I guess it will come back in Late January/ Early February for Sweeps and run straight through to May. And when you think about it...who wants to watch Lost the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or during December when the Holdays are taking up most of our time? It's a smart move by ABC and a great solution for the fans.

    Of course this solution poses a problem for me because I have to write something every week when it's on! But I put myself in this situation! I'll just ask you all to bear with me this season as I try to balance 2 blogs (in the winter/spring), my work responsibilities, and my social life (and no..they don't rank in that order of priority!). I can't promise to have the blog up consistently on Thursday mornings for Post Lost Day discussion. But you'll get it eventually! And I'll try to never ever write one as long as the finale blog last May! Even I'll admit that was a bit much!

Only other tidbit I have is that Season 2 came out on DVD today! 35 bucks at Best Buy! Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy to refresh! We're all gonna need it! Plus it will help kill time over the next month as we anticipate the Season premiere!

Anyone else hear anything about Season 3 or more about the Lost Experience? Or just have any theories you've been mulling over all summer? You can take the opportunity now to share your thoughts!

I'll see everyone back here in a Month!


Miles Balzard said...

Hahaha, "Less focus on the deep mythology of the show and more focus on the relationships," Mike wrote. After I harped on how I was all about the relationships through season two!

Actually, that brings up something I forgot to mention in my comment on the season two finale. Given the mythology of the show, which clearly gives license for almost anything to happen, there's very little on the show that bothers me from a logical perspective. Any disease can be cured, any dream sequence can happen, any handicap healed (and any smoke monster conceived) when the mythology is seemingly so inspired by fantasy and magic.

What does bug me is the illogical actions from a human perspective. And despite my occasional harping, the character development has been so great on Lost there is not too much to bitch about.

So keep on keepin' on, Mr. Mythology. Take me to crazy places and insane conundrums. Just remember to bring the humans along to keep me company.

Mike V. said...

Miles, you should definitely stick to how you are viewing the show. You'll be much happier when all is said and done.

I think the writers (and showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse) were stuck between a rock and a hard place. It was a mystery show with a complex mythology. And before people got invested they wanted to know if they had a plan. So back in season 1 they basically were saying that they have answers for every mystery they're throwing out there. And that all the answers would be grounded in science.

That response to fans slightly changed over the course of the show and mostly going into the final season. The problem and brilliance of LOST was that each answer opened up the door to more questions that needed to be explored. With a show designed like that, you could almost NEVER be able to end it satisfyingly. Which is why I'm totally amazed at what they accomplished in the final season and absolutely satisfied. Not everyone feels that way.

The problem is...they couldn't tell everyone that they were "making it up as they go" because people would be scared to get invested in that. What's closer to the truth is...they were flying by the seat of their pants in season 1...and between seasons 1 and 2...came up with a basic outline that they wanted to follow for the rest of the series. When you hit the next milestone in that outline...I'll let you know. lol But..they left room for the show to grow. You had to see what was clicking with audiences and what wasn't. Which characters were working, which weren't. There couldn't be an ultimate bible for EVERY detail of the show.

Anyway...I definitely agree that it's the characters that were the most interesting part of the show. But the details and mysteries sure were fun along the way!

So please stop calling me "Mr. Mythology!!" :-) lol