After 8 long months, Lost returns tonight. Dustin and I re-watched seasons 1-4 including all the special features. There is not one stone left un-turned in our LOST knowledge. I am so incredibly excited for the season premier of season 5 that I can hardly sit still. I am about to pee my pants. Unfortunately they moved the show from Thursdays to Wednesday nights and I will have to wait until tomorrow to see it. So no one is allowed to tell me ANYTHING about the show until at least 2-3 days after it has aired. Please don’t call me and say “Did you see that Locke came back to life on the island!?” or “Did you see Sawyer and Juliet kiss?” (these are things I am guessing may happen this next season).
I watched a short interview with the co-executive producers Damon Lindelfof and Carlton Cuse today. Here are some of the things they promised for Season 5:
1. It will take big risks in the story telling. There won’t be flash backs and flash forwards as in past episodes, but there will be time travel.
2. It will hold a lot of answers. They will answer a lot of questions with out asking new ones. Things may seem confusing, but all comes together very fast.
3. It will be very fast-paced, every 6 weeks it “becomes a new show”
4. It will show us more about the freighter people, where they come from and who they are.
5. It will reveal more about the Island’s history.
6. Season 6 will definitely be the last season.
For a more detailed interview from the producers, click here. It is pretty long, but has a lot of good stuff. Here is an excerpt from the interview. I feel like it explains my earlier thoughts about why there can’t be casual LOST viewers and those who haven’t ever seen it should just forget it:
“But there’s been a steady attrition over the years, because the show demands that you watch every episode. And Lord knows, I wish there was a way we could do the show where the casual viewer could come along, but once you start writing for those people, the long-term fans will (bleeping) kill you, as well they should. We always thought it would be a cult show, and that’s the show we’ve been writing.”